Happy Sunday! Hope you all enjoyed your weekend. I shared earlier this week how we’re already planning our summer outings. One outing that will be on our list is the Free Port of Long Beach Tours. The Port of Long Beach will be offering one hour and a half harbor tours four times a month. The tours will run from May thru September. You have to make a reservation and the tickets fill up quickly, so please mark your calendars. You can register for June tickets tomorrow morning. There are 2 Saturday morning tours on the 1st and 3rd of the month from 10am to 11:30 am. There are also two sunset tours on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 7pm to 8:30pm.
Here is what you have to do:
1. Visit this page on the first Monday of the month from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the following month’s tours and click on the link.
2. Fill out the short form and indicate which date you are interested in and how many people you’re registering for (up to 4). Due to high demand, there is a limit of one tour date per registrant.
3. All those who register will be entered in a lottery for the tour date selected. Within 48 hours, registrants will receive an email either confirming a reservation or indicating a position on the wait list. If you do not receive an email, please check your spam folder before e-mailing or phoning.
That’s it! It’s a fun tour and perfect for the entire family. For additional information head here.
Have you heard of the Port of Long Beach Green Port Fest? If you haven’t, here is the scoop. Green Port Fest is the Port of Long Beach’s annual open house. It’s a chance to educate the community about the port’s vital role in the economy and ground-breaking environmental programs. There will be more than 70 booths and exhibits, children’s activities, entertainment, food, boat and rail tours and much more. The best part is that the Fest is FREE!
Some of the activities featured at the festival will be a children’s playground with face painting, eyes under the sea – spotlighting underwater robots, big machines-checking out the yard hostlers that move the heavy containers under the sea and what lives in the harbor spotlighting the wildlife that calls the Port of Long Beach home.
When I first read about the Festival last year, I couldn’t wait to share this with you. The Long Beach Green Port Fest will be held on Saturday, October 3rd from 1oAM to 3PM. Green Port Fest is held at the Port Administration Building, but there is no on-site parking. Instead, park at the Long Beach Convention Center and hop on one of the free shuttles.
Make sure to arrive there early to reserve a spot on one of the many boat tours. It’s going to be so fun!
Port of Long Beach Green Port Fest
Saturday October 3rd
10am to 3pm
There will be a limited amount of free parking at the Long Beach Convention Center. If you are coming from the 710 South Freeway, be sure to use the “Downtown” exit. Enter the convention center parking lot at Shoreline Drive and South Linden Avenue and look for our Green Port Fest shuttles. See the map
for more details.
For additional information head on over here
I received an email from a reader about a tip that I could not wait to post up. Starting in May the Port of Long Beach is offering Free 90 minute narrated port tours . The up and close tours will run from May to October of 2009. All you need to do is to go to this website and make a reservation- That’s it and it’s absolutely free. I already made my family’s reservation and will be taking the tour in May- I can’t wait!!
Tours will be posted two months in advance, on the first work day of each month at 8 a.m. For example, the September cruises will be posted and reservations made available at 8 a.m. July 1.
Click on the “Reserve Seats” button below to make a reservation. If the tour is full, and zero seats are available, click the “Standby” button to be added to the standby list. Those on the standby list will be notified if a seat becomes available.
Directions and Parking
The tours depart from and return to Shoreline Village in downtown Long Beach. The boat departs from Dock 9, next to Parkers’ Lighthouse restaurant. Click here for directions. Aboard the boat, validation is provided for a reduced parking rate at Shoreline Village ($1 for the first two hours with validation, and $2 for each additional 20 minutes).