So arriving into LAX on the first day meant a pretty hectic travel day. So I knew I was going to check out Santa Monica Pier for a little bit but I was looking for something to do after that. After debating on whether to go to an amusement park or not I finally decided on whale watching. Something I have never done before. After that decision came I looked into reviews of what the best place was to do that, I concluded upon Harbor Breeze Whale Watching in Long Beach which is right next and partnered with the Aquarium of the Pacific. If I would have had more time I would have checked out the aquarium as well but I wanted to see some bigger fish. So how was it? Well read on to find out!
So instead of showing you a bunch of pictures of open ocean, I’ll get straight to the good stuff. Some of the pictures may be a little blurry since I had to work quick and this being my first whale watching trip. Though I’m still happy with the results, captured more on camera than I thought I did.
Before departing on this cruise I was a little worried about motion sickness. Having never been on a boat on the ocean before I didn’t know what to expect, sure I’ve been on Lake Erie before, but the ocean has much bigger waves than Lake Erie. However turns out I had nothing to worry about, yes the boat rocks quite a bit more than any boat on Lake Erie but instead of making me sick it was putting me to sleep. Hopefully we find another whale soon or I might just get an ocean nap.
That concludes our whale watching trip. We saw a total of 2 blue whales, a fin whale, some dolphins, and a quick glimpse at a humpback whale. The humpback whale did not stick around long so I wasn’t able to get any pictures. Though still a very successful first whale watching trip.
So how was Harbor Breeze Whale Watching? Well in one word simply “amazing”, after doing my research on some of the other companies in the area it sounded like this one never came up empty. While others have gone on trips with other companies and not seen any whales, Harbor Breeze is pretty consistent in their sightings. They do not offer a guarantee but judging by what I experienced and have seen you don’t need one. You’re going to see something, and what that is is quite a mystery. That’s what makes whale watching so fun and unique you never quite know what you’re going to find. So I’ll leave you with some pictures from Harbor Breeze’s Facebook from some trips last week they took where they saw Killer Whales, a pretty rare sight! So bottom line next time you’re in LA check out Harbor Breeze Whale Watching you’ll never know what you might see!
Well that concludes my whale watching trip report. Maybe I’ll be seeing some killer whales in the future and a maybe a roller coaster or two…. Stay tuned!