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San Pedro A Whale of a Town

Whale Watching from San Pedro, CA - Los Angeles Harbor - San Pedro, California

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From January through mid April each year, San Pedro looks forward to the Pacific Gray Whale migration. 2014 is already another great year for whale watching! Grey Whale Who is watching who?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.

The 44th annual Whale Fiesta at Cabrillo Beach will feature 20 Marine Life Organizations.The celebration’s grand finale will be “EXPANDO", a life-sized walk-through whale.The Fiesta wil be held Sunday, January 26, 10a.m .- 4p.m .San Pedro has even been known as a "Whale of a Town" and you won't want to miss lunch or dinner at the "Whale and Ale" British Pub.

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 fine unique shops and restaurants at Ports O' Call Village and the Historic Downtown District. Getting around town is as easy as getting on the Downtown Trolly or have fun riding the Red Car along the channel.

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 Harbor 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

Spirit Cruises
Berth 77
1199 Nagoya Way
San Pedro, CA 90731
Driving Directions

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.

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