For about three hours, a sightseeing boat searches the ocean for whales, porpoises, dolphins, seabirds, seals, and sea lions
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Choose Between Two Options
- $35 for a whale-watching and nature cruise for one ($50 value)
- $70 for a whale-watching and nature cruise for two ($100 value)
The on-water adventure lasts 3–3.5 hours and departs at 10 a.m. on weekdays (closed on Tuesdays), and at 10am and 1:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays. From Marina Del Rey Whale Watching, a 65-foot-long sightseeing boat, passengers might spot gray whales, blue whales, fin whales, and other species. Other wildlife may make appearances, including dolphins, sea turtles, and seals. Upon arrival, passengers will need to pay a $5 fuel surcharge in cash. Trips need a minimum of 10 to go.
The Fine Print
About Marina Del Rey Sportfishing
The waters around Marina del Rey teem with seasonal gamefish. Beneath the ocean's surface, halibut, sand bass, and barracuda swim from Rocky Point to the Big Kelp Reef. That is, until they cross paths with The Betty-O, Spitfire, or the New Del Mar—the fishing boats of Marina Del Rey Sportfishing's fleet. Aboard these vessels, experienced guides help small and large groups cast lines and pull prize catches from the water.
But sometimes, the ocean's beauty makes anglers put down their fishing poles. Sea lions, dolphins, sea birds, and several whale species also make their home in the water. This diversity of wildlife prompted the owners of Marina Del Rey Sportfishing to start their whale and eco tour, during which sightseers can admire the ocean's majestic creatures and the teams of Aquamen who groom them.