Join the crew of the Research Vessel Sea Explorer for a Whale
Watching experience you will never forget. See whales, dolphins,
sea lions, and more as your explorer the Pacific Ocean. Our
cruises our safe and fun for the entire family, and everyone will
learn something new about our oceans and the life within.
During the festival weekends, the Ocean
Institute hosts a hands-on journey into the mysterious
and captivating world of whales in our Ocean Education
Center, allowing visitors to explore a variety of fascinating
phenomena unique to these magnificent animals.
Guests follow the migration of the Gray Whales as they move
through the facility, starting in Baja, moving on to the
California Coast, and ending up in Alaska.
During this busy festival weekend, there is a FREE trolley
service that offers drop off and pick up service near the
Ocean Institute approximately every 15 minutes to multiple
parking lots throughout the Harbor and Doheny State Beach.