Blue Whale and Urban Ocean Harbor Breeze Viewing Excursions Start

All Photos by Billy Bennight for The Los Angeles Beat

All Photos by Billy Bennight for The Los Angeles Beat

The endangered Blue Whale excursions started recently with the ongoing monthly Urban Ocean tours via Harbor Breeze Cruises and the Aquarium of the Pacific. This year’s Blue Whale sighting activity off the shores of San Pedro appears to be robust. The day of our excursion was phenomenal, with these beautiful creatures circling the catamaran for over a half-hour with a total of 6 Blue Whales feeding, including a large bull. A mother and baby surfaced as we all watched in wonder. There has been an increase in Humpback Whale sightings too. The Whales were so close we could see their blow holes with out much effort as they rolled above the waves of the ocean all around us. The topper was a huge Bull Blue Whale fluking before a deep dive. It was a sight to behold and you can see it in the video attached to this article.

Photo Gallery and Video After the Break

The continuation of the Urban Ocean: World Port and Sea Life Cruise begins on August 13. This a languid two to two and a half-hour tour of the San Pedro and Long Beach shores and harbors with guided and historical information of the 2 harbors. You will be hosted on a double-decker yacht when you embark on this scenic adventure filled with local flora and fauna juxtaposed against fast sailing vessels and immense cargo ships bathed in the wonder of the open ocean. Urban Ocean: World Port and Sea Life Cruise will prove to be an enlightening and informative experience the whole family can enjoy. For more information on these cruises, please visit




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