Palos Verdes 2021 Whale Watching Season!
The whale watching season has begun, but with Covid restrictions it looks different this year. The Point Vicente Interpretive Center has been counting whales for years, but this year they are unable to continue this practice. The Lighthouse and Center has been closed for months, however, the park and paths are open for all to enjoy while practicing safe distancing and wearing masks. Point Vicente Interpretive Center is located at 31501 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes.
If you want to get a closer look at the whales, there is a local company that is still offering whale watching tours for a fee. Redondo Beach Whale Watch has begun their tours and tour times are 10:00 a.m., Monday – Friday, and 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday. The cost is $35 for adults and children 5 to 12 are $25. Children under 4 are free. Reservations are required for whale watching tours, and the boat must have at least 8 people signed up for that day. Redondo Beach Sport Fishing/Whale Watch is located at 140 International Boardwalk, Redondo Beach. For more information, go to www.rbwhales.com or call (310) 372-2111 for reservations.
LA Waterfront Cruises is offering one hour harbor cruises at this time. The cruise will explore the amazing Port of Los Angeles, and you can learn history about the port as well as watch the sea lions playing in the harbor. You will also get to take a waterside look at the world famous battleship USS Iowa, and see container ships from all over the world. The cost for the tour is $15 per adult, $10 for children 5-11 and under four is free. San Pedro Spirit Cruises is located at 77 Berth, San Pedro. For more information and to make future reservations, go to www.lawaterfrontcruises.com or call (310) 547-9916.
To read my last article on Whale Watching click here.
Photo courtesy of Spirit Cruises