California photos and galleries shouldn't be limited to the beaches. When you visit California's 6th largest city and top port in the nation, boats, ships and freighters can't be ignore. From its status as part of the largest port in the nation to its water taxis, Queen Mary historic ship hotel & museum, a Russian Submarine named Scorpion and invention of the sabot sailboat, Long Beach is the place to go if you love to float. Rentals, rides and harbor slips are part and parcel for the exciting world of nautical adventures. Ranging from pleasure cruises and whale watching to boat rentals and rowing clubs, the fun just doesn't stop.