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We go on amazing Astronomy Cruises to see meteor showers and other celestial events! Long Beach and the surrounding area has heavy light pollution which makes the quality of star gazing poor, so we charter a large ship out of Long Beach ( Catalina King ) to get away from all the lights. We cruise out toward Catalina Island. At this point we shut down the engines and float under the countless stars. The skies here, near Catalina Island, are dark and the stars and meteors are amazing! We float for about 90 minutes under the beautiful stars and during that time, on the top deck of the boat, the on board astronomer uses a light pointer to trace out the constellations, and discuss galaxies, planets, nebula, star clusters, satellites and much more. Each cruise is about three hours total. Join us for one of these unique cruises!
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Milky Way Cruise!

Catalina Classic Cruises

Come experience a really awesome cruise with amazing views of the Milky Way Galaxy, meteors and countless stars! The boat cruise includes an astronomer who will discuss and guide us through the constellations and stars with a laser pointer on the top deck of the boat! We travel out toward Catalina Island where the skies are dark and the stars are amazing! We cruise out away from all the city and street lights on land which allows us to see thousands of more stars! Come join us for this unique night under the stars! This cruise is both fun and educational. Arrive by 8:00 pm to start boarding. The cruise leaves at 8:30 pm and returns at midnight. The boat has a bar and food for sale. The cost is $70 per person, payable when boarding, cash only. Thanks! ~Mark

Past events (2)

Geminid Meteor Shower Cruise!

Catalina Classic Cruises

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