Whale Watching from San Pedro, CA – Los Angeles Harbor


$20 Whale Watching

From January through mid April each year, San Pedro looks forward to the Pacific Gray Whale migration. 2020 is a great year for whale watching! If you’re lucky you might even see Gray Whales with calves, Blue Whales, Fin Whales, Dolphins, and Sea Lions on a whale watching cruise. You don’t have to take a boat trip to see whales. Whales can be seen from shore at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center (PVIC). Dedicated observers count and record behavior of migrating gray whales from the patio of the Interpretive Center.

For a listing of landings and organizations offering San Pedro whale watching cruises, please see below.

Plan to spend the week-end when you come out to see the whales. Stay over night in one of San Pedro’s fine hotels.There’s so many other points of interest to see from a historic Point Fermin Lighthouse to the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and the Los Angeles Maritime Museum just to name a few.(Click here for more.) You’ll also find unique shops and restaurants in the Historic Downtown District.


Whale Watching Trips

22nd Street Landing
141 West 22nd Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
Driving Directions

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
3720 Stephen M. White Drive
San Pedro, CA 90731

LA Waterfront Cruises and Sportfishing
Berth 79
1150 Nagoya Way
San Pedro, CA 90731
Driving Directions

Newport Landing Whale Watching – $16 Special
309 Palm St. #A
Newport Beach CA. 92661
Driving Directions – A short drive from San Pedro

Whale Information Links

American Cetacean Society, Los Angeles Chapter
An excellent resource.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
See close up exhibits.

Tide Charts
If you want to explore the tide pools check out this link.

Local Weather
You’ll probably want a hat and sweater or jacket.

Stay and make a weekend of exploring San Pedro.

Area Restaurants
From fast food to waterfront dining San Pedro has and eclectic range of restaurants.

Other Points of Interest in San Pedro
As long as you’re here take a look at some of our other points of interest.