$45 for a Blue-Whale-Watching Cruise for Two from Harbor Breeze Cruises in Long Beach (Up to $100 Value)

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Narrated cruises search for blue whales, dolphins, and sea lions

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Even though water covers most of the earth's surface, humans spend most of their lives on land and a small portion in the air while they're sleeping. Float on with this Groupon.

$45 for a Blue Whale Cruise for Two (Up to $100 Value)

Sightseers board a double-decker vessel and tour the Pacific Ocean for 2.5–3 hours looking for wildlife. Along the way, the captain narrates his finds as each marine creature comes into view, pointing out key characteristics and which underwater university the animals attended. Aside from blue whales, groups often see sea lions and dolphins darting back and forth across the water. Tickets are valid weekdays at noon and 3:30 p.m., on Saturdays at 9 a.m., and more trips times will be added to the calendar through the summer. Children aged 2 and younger are admitted free, and tickets for children 3–11 are normally $30 each.

Harbor Breeze Cruises

Miles into the Pacific Ocean, the water is still as one of Harbor Breeze Cruises' captains tells a story. He speaks of Pacific gray whales making the journey from the Bering Sea in Alaska to Scammon's Lagoon in Baja California, Mexico, right when—as if on cue—a whale breaks the water's surface. Its blowhole fires a plume of water into the air as sightseers, spread across two decks, feast upon views of the majestic creature and their camera shutters snap furiously to capture the moment.

Up to 80-feet-long, Harbor Breeze's double-decker vessels allow groups to visit the habitats of a diverse group of marine wildlife; tours often spy whale species from blue to orca, dolphins as they leap into the air, and harbor seals as they sign traffic signals to passing boats. Aside from tours, Harbor Breeze Cruises also charters boats for weddings and memorials.

Harbor Breeze Cruises

Harbor Breeze Cruises has run whale-watching cruises for over 15 years, regaling passengers with breathtaking views of marine animals. Aboard one of Harbor Breeze's vessels, passengers are educated on the characteristics of whales while looking out for gray and blue whales during their respective seasons. Other varieties of marine life commonly seen are fin, humpback, and minke whales, along with orcas and several species of dolphin. Customers aboard the ships, customers also enjoy lounge areas where they can enjoy a snack or drink, and expansive deck areas for viewing and photography.

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