Public Educational Harbor Cruises

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Public Educational Harbor Cruises

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Reservations available for groups of 20 or more


1 Hour Los Angeles Educational Harbor Cruise

Our most popular harbor cruise! Available year round on weekends and holidays from Ports O’Call Village in San Pedro.

See over 50 points of interest on your exciting harbor cruise. Starting from the center of Los Angeles Harbor, you’ll pass by the Exxon Oil Tanker Terminal and then see the big ships at the Evergreen Container Ship terminal. Then turning directly underneath the Vincent Thomas Bridge you’ll see down the Main Channel of Los Angeles Harbor and the China Shipping Terminal.

Having turned around, you’ll pass right in front of the Love Boat Cruise Ship Terminal, the Battleship Iowa, and the Fireboat Station. Then you’ll see the new Downtown L.A. Waterfront and the Maritime Museum, followed by the San Pedro Fish Market and Restaurant and the Ports O’Call Waterfront Dining Restaurant. Having passed the starting point, your cruise will continue past the San Pedro Municipal Fish Market and Warehouse 1 into San Pedro Bay.

From there you’ll see the Federal Breakwater, cruise past Pier 400 and the Terminal Island Federal Prison, and numerous Sea Lion Bouys. After rounding Reservation Point and the Coast Guard Base you’ll cruise back past old Southwest Marine and to the dock.

Throughout the harbor cruise you’ll see super cargo ships, tankers, and freighters from all ports of the world coming, going, and at their terminals. You’ll see Sea Lions on every cruise, as well as possibly seeing some of the several species of Dolphins that frequent the harbor.

$15 Adults / $7 Children (Ages 5-12 years)

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1 Hour Long Beach Educational Harbor Cruise

The only harbor cruise from Long Beach to go past the Queen Mary and all the way around Pier J. Departing Weekends from Shoreline Village, Long Beach Harbor. Additional times available on weekends.

See over 50 points of interest on your fun harbor cruise. Starting from Rainbow Harbor on the edge of Long Beach Harbor, you’ll cruise closely by the Queen Mary and see the “Spruce Goose” Dome which is now the Carnival Cruise Ship Terminal.

Cruising out into San Pedro Bay you’ll see the the four Oil Islands in the outer harbor on your way around Pier J and the COSCO Cargo Ship Terminal. Passing the Queen’s Gate Lighthouse, but staying in the harbor, you’ll head towards Long Beach Harbor’s Main Channel you’ll see the Break Bulk Terminal and the Mercedes Benz Auto Terminal.

Once in the Main Channel you’ll see the Jacobsen Pilot Station, the Police boats, Fire boats, and Tug boats. Turning, you’ll see the new Middle Harbor Project, the Freemont Lumber Terminal, the old Navy Base which is now the Hanjin Container Ship Terminal, and the Sea Launch ships.

You’ll cruise past Oil Tankers in San Pedro Bay and right next to Sea Lion bouys on your way back to Shoreline Village. There’s also a good chance of seeing some Dolphins feeding in the outer harbor.

$15 Adults / $7 Children (Ages 5-12 years)

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1 ‎½ Hour World Port Educational Cruise

Available select weekends during spring & summer

You’ll see over 100 points of interest on one of our most inclusive harbor cruises. Everything included in our 1 Hour Los Angeles Harbor Cruise as well everything in the Main Channel of Long Beach Harbor. The cruise will circle all the way around Terminal Island and underneath all four harbor bridges.

$19 Adults / $10 Children 

2 Hour Super Circle Educational Cruise

Available select weekends during spring & summer

See over 150 points of interest on our longest harbor cruise that will take you on a truly complete tour of the busiest harbors in the nation. You’ll see everything from both our Los Angeles Harbor Cruise and our Long Beach Harbor Cruise. The cruise will circle around Terminal Island and cruise past the Queen Mary and all of Long Beach Harbor before going under all four bridges and back into Los Angeles Harbor. Throughout the cruise you’ll see tankers, freighters, cargo ships, and of course sea lions and much, much more.

$25 Adults / Children free with Paid Adult (Ages 5-12 years)

(Subject to change)


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