Free Summer Harbor Tour at Long Beach Port

Join the Port of Long Beach on one of our highly regarded Port Tours!

Aboard the 90-minute narrated excursion, you will get close to operations at the second-busiest Port in the nation. See towering cranes, the most advanced and green terminal in the world, new infrastructure projects such as the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement, and possibly even catch a glimpse of local marine life. You will also learn about the variety of groundbreaking green programs the Port has implemented to reduce the environmental impact of operations.

Come see how we’re building the Green Port of the Future!

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How to register:

Call the POLB Communications team at 562-283-7700 or email

The Port’s community Harbor Tours run from May through September.

Lottery registration occurs the first Monday of the month for the following month’s tours. A link to register for the lottery will be available at that time.

Some interesting facts about Port of Long Beach

Each year, the Port handles:

  • More than 6.8 million 20-foot container units (TEUs)
  • Cargo valued at $180 billion
  • 82.3 million metric tons of cargo
  • 2,000 vessel calls

The Port’s loaded containers account for:

  • 1/3 moving through all California ports
  • 1/4 moving through all West Coast ports
  • nearly 1 in 5 moving through all U.S. ports

The Port comprises:

  • 3,000 acres of land
  • 4,600 acres of water
  • 10 piers
  • 80 berths
  • 66 post-Panamax gantry cranes
  • Shipping terminals (22)
    • 5 break bulk (automobiles, lumber, steel, iron ore)
    • 6 bulk (petroleum coke, salt, gypsum, cement)
    • 6 container
    • 5 liquid bulk (petroleum)

International ranking

  • Long Beach is the second-busiest port in the United States
  • Long Beach is the 20th-busiest container cargo port in the world
  • If combined, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles would be the world’s tenth-busiest port complex by container volume, after Shanghai, Singapore, Shenzhen (China), Ningbo (China) Hong Kong, Busan (S. Korea), Qingdao (China), Guangzhou (China), and Dubai (UAE).