Ocean cruises are a luxurious way to relax and see the sights, unlike boarding dolphins equipped with saddles, which usually results in whiplash and water-filled lungs. Cruise the blue in comfort with today's Groupon for your choice two tours from Harbor Breeze Cruises, which is located in Rainbow Harbor, adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific. Choose from the following options:
- $6 for an adult ticket for a Long Beach Harbor Tour (a $12 value)
- $15 for an adult ticket for the Urban Ocean: World Port and Sealife Cruise (a $29.95 value). This Groupon is only valid through September 12, 2010, including Labor Day.
Both cruises take place on double-decker sightseeing yachts, certified safe by the U.S. Coast Guard and certified awesome by globetrotting billionaires. During the Long Beach Harbor Tour, which sets sail at various times Monday through Sunday, the twice-as-tall craft navigates the harbor during a 45-minute narrated outing. Seafarers will return to shore with a complete understanding of the history of the harbor, as well as ocean-side sightings of Long Beach's skyline, the royal Queen Mary, and majestic large container and cargo ships likely carrying a hull full of refried beans.
The Urban Ocean: World Port and Sealife Cruise celebrates the hustle and bustle atop the city of choppy waves and explores the interactions between sea life and humanoid activity for roughly two hours. This tour sets sail on Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m. through the 2010 Labor Day weekend. A duet of commentary from an Aquarium of the Pacific educator and an experienced boat captain will describe and explain the urban water jungle. In the Southern California urban ocean, massive ships from around the world slip past whales on their way to the nation's two largest ports. Aboard, eyes can also spy seals, pelicans, gulls, and sea lions, as well as man-made oceangoing creatures such as container ships and Tupperware flotillas.
Harbor Breeze Cruises
Harbor Breeze Cruises has run whale-watching cruises for over 15 years, regaling passengers with breathtaking views of marine animals aboard environmentally-friendly, custom-built luxury boats. Aboard one of Harbor Breeze's vessels with stadium seating and quiet, low-emission engines, 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 also enjoy lounge areas where they can enjoy a snack or drink, and expansive deck areas for viewing and photography.