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Just 22 miles offshore, Catalina Island is an easy day passage from LA. With its rich history, a Catalina Island cruise is a must-do for any West Coast cruiser. The island was once owned by William Wrigley Jr., who developed Avalon as a resort town, and brought the Chicago Cubs there for spring training from the ‘30s to the ‘50s. Two Harbors and Avalon are the main harbors, and contain moorings for visiting boaters. Both kayaking and SCUBA diving are popular around the island.
Five of the Channel Islands make up the Channel Islands National Park. A cruise to the Channel Islands is a must for nature lovers. The islands are known for their diverse plant and animal specials as well as beautiful cliffs and caves along the coastline. Be sure to bring a kayak so that you can explore the area more closely. There are no stores or hotels, so the islands are the perfect place to truly unplug and get away from it all.
Whale watching in Santa Monica Bay is a must for anyone visiting the area. You will see whales, dolphins, sea birds, seals, and sea lions just offshore. It is incredible to think that you can have all of this just a few miles away from one of the biggest cities in the world. Whether you are looking to spend a few hours or the whole day on a boat, you will be sure to see an incredible variety of marine life during your cruise. Don’t forget your camera!
A cruise up the Malibu Coast is a great way to spend an afternoon on the water. You will see beautiful beaches, marine life, and spectacular homes, many of which are owned by Hollywood celebrities. The historic Adamson House is a must see while on your cruise. Make sure you allow time to stop in Paradise Cove as well for incredible snorkeling, paddle boarding, and drinks at the famous Paradise Cove Restaurant.
If you are planning for an overnight cruise out of Los Angeles, then Long Beach is the perfect destination for you to enjoy. Enter the outer Long Beach/San Pedro harbor via Queens Gate and head for the Alamitos Harbor jetty. Drop anchor and take a long walk around Naples, a quaint Venice-like residential area. For sunset cocktails, stroll over the bridge to the River's End Café. End your day with a delicious dinner at one of the waterfront restaurants: Khoury's, The Crab Pot, Buster's Longboard Bar, or Joe's Crab Shack.