There’s no place quite like Santa Monica. From the diverse shopping opportunities and delightful eateries to the seemingly endless list of outdoor activities, your stay at Hotel Carmel by the Sea is sure to be packed with countless adventures. If you love the ocean and have been looking for things to do in Santa Monica, consider booking a tour to go whale watching in California. Spend a day out at sea, marveling at majestic marine life, and making memories to last a lifetime. 

What to Expect While Whale Watching in California

A whale watching tour in California is an experience that you will not want to miss. Despite the beautiful weather year-round, you’ll want to bring some extra layers (including a waterproof exterior) for this venture. The temperature often drops by 20 to 30 degrees when at sea. Sometimes it takes a while for a whale to say hello, but in the meantime, you can relax, soak in the sun, and appreciate the gorgeous expanse of the Pacific Ocean. Seeing these large marine mammals in the wild is an unforgettable experience, so bring your favorite camera to capture the moment. It’s certainly an event that you and your loved ones will reminisce on in years to come. 

Harbor Breeze Yacht Charters & Cruises

Keep your eyes peeled for a variety of whales and other marine life when you book a tour with Harbor Breeze Yacht Charters & Cruises. With over twenty years of experience, this crew knows the Pacific Coast like the back of their hands. Plus, their captain will narrate the cruise, so you’re bound to learn a thing or two about migration patterns and how to identify different kinds of whales. The Harbor Breeze Yacht Charters & Cruises launches from Santa Monica, so choose a time that works for you and set out for an exciting ocean voyage.  

L.A. Waterfront Sportfishing & Cruises

Go whale watching year-round with L.A. Waterfront Sportfishing & Cruises. You’re in for a two-hour cruise you’ll never forget, featuring a diverse cast of whales, dolphins, sea lions, harbor seals, and seabirds. Their crew harbors 30 years of combined experience, so they know all the marine animal hotspots. Plus, they always have naturalists from the Aquarium of the Pacific onboard to answer all your burning questions.

The Ideal Getaway Awaits at Our Santa Monica Pier Hotel

Located only a block away from the Santa Monica Pier, Hotel Carmel by the Sea’s ideal location grants access to a plethora of nearby attractions and activities. Don’t forget to peek at our exclusive specials and get the most out of your California getaway. For additional information on whale watching in California or other Santa Monica attractions, please give us a call at 1-800-445-8695.