Long Beach Transit operates two water buses during weekend service: Aqua Bus and Aqua Link. Check the website for a schedule.
Boats & Ships
The following companies offer passenger service to Catalina Island, just an hour away:
Kids Fishing Club, summer camp, after-school program and Sunday at Noon pier fishing with a free fishing trip for kids after the clinic.
Places to take kids fishing in Southern California.
Harbor Breeze Cruises, in partnership with the Aquarium of the Pacific, provides daily Whale, Dolphin and Marine Life Sightseeing Tours, as well as Harbor Cruises, and Combo tickets. To celebrate 20 years in business, they are rolling back prices and offering adult tickets for $10 and children’s tickets for $5, plus a FREE cruise on your birthday.
Join marine educators in exploring the ocean from top to bottom during a 2.5-hour long whale watching program. Various specialty cruises are offered such as Bioluminescence Night Cruises, 4th of July Cruise, Mother’s/Father’s Day adventures and more. Weekends offer tours of the Tallship Brig Pilgrim.
Experience The Queen Mary – A Historic Long Beach Hotel featuring Art Deco Staterooms, Tours and more. Enjoy your stay aboard the Queen Mary and take advantage of all the wonderful sites. Her story is rich with history, elegance and grandeur. Plus, visit the LEGO Queen Mary on board made from 250,000 LEGO bricks, measuring 26 feet.
Guests of the Lane Victory are afforded complete access to the ship via a self-paced walking tour. Here one has the opportunity to see how the Merchant Marines of the World War II era lived and worked as well as two complete museums packed with videos, history, and artifacts.
Interactive tours, such as the kid’s self-guided scavenger hunt, offer an experience of living and serving on the ship.
Audio tours, exhibits, and flight simulators aboard this historic Navy aircraft carrier that served from 1945-1992. Family overnighter and movie night sleepovers are also offered.
Whale watching cruises are available from these locations. Visit their website or call for schedules.