Whale-watching tours offer intimate glimpses of marine life, a luxury once reserved exclusively for those brave enough to dunk their heads into a lobster tank. Witness a less pinchy natural wonder with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $7 for a whale-watching cruise kid admission (a $15 value)
- $14 for a whale-watching cruise adult admission (a $30 value)
Whale-watching cruises follow the Gray Whale’s migration route along the Southern California coast in the winter. During the excursions, you might spot whales, dolphins, harbor seals, and sea lions, which swim within sight of the boat. The route also goes past the Vincent Thomas Bridge. With an inside galley, a sun deck, and on-board food, the boat offers comfortable accommodations for up to 149 people. Whale-watching trips depart at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. from the 110 Harbor Freeway near the Ports O’ Call Village in San Pedro and run approximately two hours.
First String Sportfishing
First String Sportfishing sails the open seas off of Southern California, taking passengers on both fishing voyages and educational marine tours. Its largest boat, First String, can hold up to 147 people for its whale-watching tours. On board the 93-foot boat, you’ll find two 9-ton fish holds, two radars, a large-screen television, and a dolphin-to-English dictionary. First String Sportfishing’s other boats depart for both Californian and Mexican waters on fishing excursions. These trips typically yield shallow-water rockfish such as Sculpin and Whitefish and larger varieties including yellowtail and barracuda.