Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Unplug and reconnect while looking for Blue Whales in Long Beach.

Recently, Aquarium of the Pacific and Harbor Breeze took us out in search of Blue Whales. This was not our first trip and we knew what to expect. The kids and I felt comfortable sailing away on a perfect Tuesday morning. What would happen next was truly unexpected. As we sailed away, my children sat and enjoyed the view. They quietly nestled onto the top deck, smelled the ocean breeze and searched for wild life in the sky and sea. They seemed at peace and connecting with nature. It was weird! They weren't asking a million questions or feeling anxious. Previous trips in search of whales in the Pacific Ocean had not been this quiet. With a very calm demeanor they would look into the vast ocean hoping to high-five a Blue Whale. Ahhhh....after an hour, I realized that they were not connected to the television, cellphone or video game. We were unplugged and reconnecting with our surroundings. It was beautiful to see our children be one with nature. Disclaimer: Sponsored post.
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We were excited about just being in the moment with only the sea breeze and the sound of the waves. Family field trips like this one really help to open our eyes to our surroundings. Nature is so beautiful! 
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The trip was filled with first moments but unfortunately no Blue Whales this time. We saw for the first time an ocean sun-fish aka Mola. He is a fish that has a strange body. The mouth of the sunfish is small and its teeth are fused together to form a "beak." We had never seen anything like it before. As we continued our search for Blue Whales, we encountered several dolphins feeding and playing near our boat. They were just like curious toddlers, playing and dancing. As we sailed back, the Coast Guard flew low overhead and waved to us! It was really exciting because we had never experienced that before either. Not finding Blue Whales was not disappointing because it was still an unforgettable adventure. We hope to go again soon on another ocean adventure to find whales, dolphins, ocean sunfish and bird life. In the meantime, we will have to hold on to our memories of this great peaceful adventure.
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Admission

PACKAGEADULTCHILD (3-11)SENIOR (62+)
General Admission | BUY NOW$29.95$17.95$26.95
General Admission
Behind-The-Scenes Tour(Ages 7 and up only) Enjoy the Aquarium, then discover what goes on behind the scenes! Now you can see it all in a one hour guided tour. |
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$42.95$33.95$39.95
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Blue Whale and Sea Life CruiseJoin naturalists and experts from the Aquarium of the Pacific for an ocean voyage in search of the largest animal on the planet—the blue whale. | BUY NOW
$59.95$42.95$56.95
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Harbor TourTour the Long Beach/Los Angeles Harbors with Harbor Breeze Cruises for a 45-minute narrated cruise around one of the most active ports in the world. | BUY NOW
$40.95$22.95$35.95
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Queen Mary/Diana Exhibit AdmissionAs a special incentive to our visitors who would enjoy experiencing both the Aquarium of the Pacific and the Queen Mary, we offer a combined ticket package. This special offer is available for advance purchase by calling our Aquarium ticket office at (562) 590-3100 or by purchasing online. Tickets may also be purchased at the Aquarium and/or the Queen Mary. Queen Mary combo ticket not available 2/13/15-2/15/15, 6/12/15-6/16/15, 7/4/15, 9/4/15-9/7/15, 11/26/15, 12/24/15-12/25/15 and 12/31/15. | BUY NOW
$57.90$44.95$34.90$28.50$55.00$44.95
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Los Angeles Zoo AdmissionVisit the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach and the Los Angeles Zoo for one great price. Please note that tickets are redeemable for up to one year from purchase date. | BUY NOW
$47.95$40$28.95$27$41.95$39
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Natural History Museum AdmissionVisit the Aquarium and the Natural History Museum. | BUY NOW
$40.95$33$19.95$17$34.95$29
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Los Angeles Zoo & Natural History Museum AdmissionsVisit all three attractions and save. Please note that tickets are redeemable for up to one year from purchase date. | BUY NOW
$60.95$50$34.95$31$51.95$46

Add-On Packages

Add on a Behind the Scenes Tour and/or a 4D film to any of the ticket packages above. Add on package must be added at time of purchase.

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