Los Angeles' most convenient, centrally located, freeway close Whale Watching port is Marina del Rey.
And your parking is still FREE at Dock 52!!
People of all ages and all walks enjoy these Wonderful three to three and a half hour Ocean Wildlife Viewing Trips and Marina del Rey Sportfishing runs our own brand of ECO Trip tours on our very own classic 90 passenger "steady as a rock" over 20 feet wide and 65 feet long "Big Whale".
These trips target the seasonal migrations of the California Gray Whales November through May and Year 'Round are always on the lookout for the larger, pelagic Blue and Fin whales when their feeding patterns bring them into our lovely Santa Monica Bay!
In addition to chasing whales, one can usually expect to see Sea Lions, Dolphin, Porpoise, Seals, and a myriad of beautiful and unusual sea birds, some of which are never seen near land! Huge Sea Turtles and darting Minke Whales, giant Mola Mola and shoals of Sardines and Anchovies may be encountered and are especially Thrilling when viewed "so close I could almost touch them! " from our unique low to the water completely walk around Whale Watcher!
Great fun for individuals, families, clubs, school outings, church groups and parties. There is seating both inside and on deck and food and beverage service is aboard.
As with any trip to sea, please wear flat shoes and bring a hat, sunglasses, sun block and a light jacket or sweatshirt. Remember Ice Chests, Coolers, Alcoholic Beverages, illegal drugs and firearms May Not Be Brought Aboard.
Trips generally run daily with two departures weekends and one or two weekday trips depending on the season.
All trips depart Dock 52 13552 Fiji Way, GPS: Dock 52 13552 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, 90292