Look at That View

Take a tour above Southern California in airship Eureka.

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Airship Eureka above Southern California.
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The zeppelin Eureka left the Bay area this week for Long Beach.
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While here, Airship Ventures will offer tours -- starting at $199 -- through Nov. 24. Thirty-minute, one- and two-hour tours are available.
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Eureka is 250 feet long. It's the only passenger zeppelin in North America.
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Top speed? Probably about 60 mph.
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The cabin seats 12 with floor-to-ceiling wrap-around windows.
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Ventures offers tours of LA, San Francisco, Monterey, Silicon Valley and wine country. You also can book special events, day trips and custom charters.
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The LA tours include a Hollywood Studios Tour.
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There's also a window in the lavatory.
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You didn't believe us, but there is.
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You also can do a coastal Tour and Sunset Flight over Catalina Island.
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"You can only do this in California, right now," said Alexandra Hall, CEO of Airship Ventures. "There's no other place in the United States where you can buy a ticket to fly on an airship."
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"It's very quiet in here because we're not sitting next to the engines like we would be on a blimp. It also means we're really maneuverable because the engines are up on the side of the airship, where they can make the most difference, rather than trying to steer everything from underneath."
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The zeppelin casts a large shadow.
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