Welcome to Island Trader Private Whale Watching
With our private Long Beach whale & dolphin watching tours you will enjoy plenty of room to move around the boat and take pictures and video of the amazing sights and coastal marine life. Unlike other overcrowded sightseeing tours, each whale watching cruise is “private” and includes only you and your family or friends. All Whale Watching Cruises are limited to six passengers due to Coast Guard regulations.
Our Whale Watching cruise are based out of Long Beach and starts early to mid December during the annual migration of the California Gray Whale, also known as the “Pacific Gray Whale.” This animal is one of the oldest species of mammals, having been on earth for about 30 million years!
Always investigate the experience of the Captain of the charter vessel that you choose! Small licensed captain’s generally have minimal time at sea and NO commercial experience. Ask for a resume and credible maritime references. Captain Chuck Brown is real open water Unlimited Able Seaman and 200 GRT 500 ITC Tonnage Master, he has thousands of days at sea with real Blue Water and commercial experience!