UPDATE April 2018
During the construction of the San Pedro Public Market, Spirit Cruises is temporarily not departing from San Pedro. They do still have cruises departing from Long Beach. Visit the Spirit Cruises website for the most up-to-date information.
Cruise the Los Angeles harbor aboard Sprint Cruises’ motor yachts and sailing ships for a romantic dinner cruise, sightseeing harbor tour, or exhilarating whale watching excursion!
Docked at historic Ports O’Call Village, you can stroll, shop and dine before or after your cruise.
1-Hour Harbor Bay Cruise
Spirit cruises offers a variety of boat tours. Their most popular outing is the 1-Hour Harbor Bay Cruise, happening every Saturday, Sunday, and holidays all year-round.
Knowledgeable tour guides highlight over 50 points of interest on this exciting trip. Starting from the center of Los Angeles Harbor, you’ll see the Exxon Oil Tanker Terminal, large ships at the Evergreen and China Shipping terminals, the Vincent Thomas Bridge, the Main Channel of Los Angeles Harbor, the World Cruise Ship Terminal, Battleship Iowa, LA Harbor Fireboat Station, the new Downtown Waterfront Promenade, Maritime Museum, San Pedro Fish Market, the Federal Breakwater, Pier 400 Maersk shipping terminal, the Terminal Island Federal Prison, and numerous buoys, often covered in sea lions bathing in the sun. After rounding Reservation Point and the Coast Guard Base, you’ll cruise past old Southwest Marine and back to the dock.
Throughout the harbor cruise you’ll see super cargo ships, tankers, and freighters from ports all over the world, constantly coming and going. You’ll see sea lions on every cruise, as well as possibly seeing some of the several species of dolphins that frequent the harbor.
The 1-Hour Harbor Bay Cruise is $15 for adults and $7 for children (ages 5-12 years old). They also have a special on Sundays. The first harbor cruise on Sunday (typically at 12:30pm) is complimentary with a paid Sunday Brunch at Ports O’Call Restaurant! The Champagne Sunday Brunch is $50 for adults and $20 for children. Call Ports O’Call Restaurant at (310) 833-3553 for Sunday Brunch reservations.
SATURDAY 1-Hour Harbor Bay Cruise
15 Adults $7 Children (5-12 years old)
1:30, 2:45, 4:00 PM
SUNDAY 1-Hour Harbor Bay Cruise
15 Adults $7 Children (5-12 years old)
12:30, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, 6:45 PM
2 ½ Hour Dinner Cruise
Joining a Public Dinner Cruise is an option for 2 to 40 guests. These cruises happen on select evenings throughout the year. Visit the Spirit Cruises website for current dates.
This is an evening of Delicious Dinner, Cool Cocktails and Starlit Dancing aboard the 90-foot Motor Yacht Spirit! Dinner includes wine and champagne poured at the table. After-dinner well cocktails can be enjoyed at the bar.
If a Public Dinner Cruise does not meet your needs, they also offer Private Charters for groups of 20-150 guests!
2 ½ Hour Public Dinner Cruise
$50 per person, plus sales tax
Group discounts available for 20 or more guests
Call Spirit Cruises for reservations – (310) 548-8080
2 Hour Whale Watch
December through April is prime Whale Watching season in Los Angeles. Aboard the First String, this cruise will take you on a two hour cruise out the Los Angeles gate and along the coast of Southern California in search of the migrating Gray Whale. There are over 30,000 Gray Whales that migrate along the California coast every year, along with a variety of other whale species. Some of the other species you may see includes Orcas, Fin Whales, Blue Whales, and Humpback Whales. In addition to the whales, guests often see pods of dolphins including the Common Dolphin and White Sided Dolphin, as well as sea lions and plenty of marine birds.
These Los Angeles Whale Watching trips are very popular, and can sell out, so please make reservations beforehand.
2 Hour Whale Watch Cruise
$25 Adults $15 Children (5-12 years old)
Call Spirit Cruises for dates/times & reservations – (310) 548-8080
Spirit Cruises also has special private tour options for school groups, science classes, and other private groups that would like to go whale watching. Special discount rates are available for private whale watches that go out Tuesday through Friday at 10am. Call for pricing.
Ports O’Call Village, Berth 77
1200 Nagoya Way, San Pedro CA
San Pedro, CA 90731
General Information & Reservations: (310) 548-8080
NOTE: It is always a good idea to verify date, time, location and other information prior to going. While we strive to present information as accurately as possible, event details may change at any time. Always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
Contact us at BestoftheSouthBay@gmail.com to add your South Bay event to the calendar.