Children's Maritime Foundation

Rainbow Harbor, Dock #3

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In a Nutshell

The three-hour tour cruises alongside migrating gray whales and features a kid’s touch-tank

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Promotional value expires May 1, 2016. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required; subject to availability. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 4 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid until 2/15/16. Subject to weather. A minimum of 50 passengers required for boat to sail per tour. More tour dates will be released based on demand. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $19 for admission for one adult for a Saturday whale-watching tour ($35 value)
  • $14 for admission for one child for a Saturday whale-watching tour ($25 value)
  • $33 for admission for one adult and one child for a Saturday whale-watching tour ($60 value)

Aboard the historic Tallship American Pride, which has its own fun touch-tank for kids, passengers spot migrating gray whales on a three-hour tour. Tours run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Children's Maritime Foundation

At the Children's Maritime Foundation, kids learn about maritime history by boarding a historic boat and setting sail into the waters of Southern California—with a guide at the helm, of course. Thankfully, charter cruises allow adults to enjoy the trip, too.

The boat: American Pride, a 130-foot, three-masted schooner, originally built in 1941 as a commercial fishing ship.

The K-12 educational tours: On the marine ecology tour, kids learn about aquatic ecosystems and animals, such as gray whales and ecru whales. Living history tours, on the other hand, focus on the gold rush, life on the docks, and the earliest treaties between pelicans and humans.

The charters: These tours range from a whale-watching trip to a Sunday brunch cruise with a buffet-style meal—and an optional shot at steering the ship.

Customer Reviews

My 12 year old son has been two summers. He loves it!
Heather H. · October 14, 2016
Great time, the food was great too! The crew was awesome Things to know, bring your own wine and enjoy, get on early so you can find a spot on the boat to sit, there won't be chairs but there's plenty of comfortable places to sit. Don't look for a major experience from the trip, the experience is simply being on a boat at sea while the sun goes down while eating a good buffet style dinner with a loved one; if you keep that in mind you'll have a great time. dress comfortably, This isn't high class, this is a great time to sit back and relax. And don't worry about getting sea sick, the boat moves slow and never leaves the harbor. I would do it again!
Ed M. · September 17, 2016
When we called to make a reservation, the woman who answers the phone was very pleasant & thorough. We can't say enough great things about this sunset cruise. The staff was wonderful, the food was delicious and we made a few friends on the ship! Dress casual as they tell you to do. I fell by wearing platforms and trying to videotape and they were ready with their first aid kits to help bandage me up! Thank you Maritime foundation for what turned out to be one of our most memorable dates!
Rebecca C. · August 17, 2016
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    Rainbow Harbor, Dock #3

    Rainbow Harbor, Dock #3

    100 Aquarium Way

    Long Beach, CA 90802


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