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Jul 17, 2019
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Details

  • 2 to 3 hours (Approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
Overview Overview

Hop aboard a 65-foot (20-meter) whale-watching boat for a fantastic adventure off the Orange County coast! During your whale-watching cruise, learn fascinating details about California sea life from the crew, and enjoy the Pacific Coast scenery. Year-round whale-watching cruises like this one are rare, so don’t miss this chance to see giant blue, finback, grey, minke and humpback whales, along with other marine life like dolphins, on this 2.5-hour tour from Newport Beach.

Highlights
  • Close encounter with friendly dolphins
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Led by a local guide
  • Likely to Sell Out
Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions
  • 2.5-hour whale-watching cruise
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • 2.50 fuel surcharge per infant age 3 years and younger due on date of travel. The fuel surcharge and wharfage fees is required by our local supplier and is not within our control.
  • Entry/Admission - Balboa Fun Zone
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

1: 400 Main St, Newport Beach, CA 92661, USA
2: 309 Palm St, Newport Beach, CA 92661, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Operates

Daily

What to Expect What to Expect

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Balboa Pier, 50 Main Street, Newport Beach, CA 92661

This pier provides excellent sightings of the beautiful coastal line along with the crashing waves into the white sandy beaches.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Balboa Fun Zone, 600 E Bay Ave Ste R, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1347

Here families and children can enjoy a ride on the Ferris Wheel or test their luck out in the arcade. Three other rides (swings) or available to smaller children as well.

Duration: 45 minutes

Hotel Pickup Hotel Pickup

Not Available

Additional Info Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Outside alcohol, ice chests, coolers or glass containers are strictly prohibited.
  • Vessel may change depending on availability.
  • Please note: there is a $2.50 fuel surcharge per infant age 3 years and younger due on date of travel. The fuel surcharge and wharfage fees is required by our local supplier and is not within our control.
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Reviews

24 Reviews
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Becky H

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08, April, 2019

We were able to see False Killer Whales! They usually don't inhabit this area. The crew was so nice and made sure we had the best experience. We saw tons of dolphins and it was great!!

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Alan R

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01, April, 2019

Comfortable boat. Friendly crew. Lots of sightings of whales and dolphins. Beautiful harbor and nice restaurant next door.

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Niki L

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22, March, 2018

Awesome fun time!!! Crew was so great, fun and courteous ... Check-in was very simple. You gotta do this when doing the tourist thing!!!

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Ariovaldo S

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26, September, 2017

Realmente, um belo passeio.

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Christine C

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12, September, 2017

The tour was great, the crew was friendly and fun. We saw so many dolphin, including lots of babies. Great value for a couple of hours on the ocean.

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Peter S

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11, September, 2017

This was a great 2 hours out in the bay. Boat was spacious and clean and the crew informative and friendly. No whales but a large pod of about 200 dolphins further out which meant an excellent half an hour or so as they swam around the boat jumping in and out of the water. To see mothers and their young was an absolute joy. Sea lions on the way back rounded off a memorable trip. Well worth doing.

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Roxana A

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11, August, 2017

The trip was amazing. We got to see a huge family of Dolphins. They were beautiful !!!!

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Suzanne P

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07, August, 2017

The trip was amazing. The water was relatively calm and the weather was wonderful. We did see a couple of whales but, we also saw a beautiful, purple marlin. The marlin came almost to the boat. On the way back into the dock, We saw several sea lions sunning themselves on a buoy.

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Thomas G

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16, July, 2017

This trip was outstanding! The ship was spacious, clean and the crew went out of their way to make sure we saw some marine life while we were out. No whales, but hundreds of dolphins and several sea lions.

We highly recommend this very affordable trip for all ages!

Thom and Nina Grim

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Mark O

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18, June, 2017

So glad we took this cruise!! I was just excited to be out on the water and didn't really expect much more. It didn't take long before someone spotted a whale and we got so close we could smell its breath! I highly recommend this cruise!!

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Claudina

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30, April, 2017

We loved it! and yes... we saw whales!!!
Everyone friendly and a lovely tour to do.

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KDubb

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10, April, 2017

We took this tour on a Friday morning in April and it was the highlight of our California trip! We saw numerous dolphins, sea lions, and whales! It was amazing to see so much marine life 100 yards off the Newport coast! You cannot get too close to the whales for their and our safety however there was no need, you can spot a whale tail instantly! So grateful to the crew for doing their best to get us the experience we were hoping for! I highly recommend you not worry about where you are sitting if you travel with kids because as soon as the boat took of we were on our feet the whole time and stayed up front for the best views! Also, I suggest you try the grilled cheese sandwich on board, but remember to bring cash as it is cash only :

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William R

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16, March, 2017

In addition to dolphins and sea lions we were fortunate to watch 3 gray whales, one of which put on quite a show breaching between 5 and 7 times. Our excursion was exceptional!

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Mary Jo N

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07, October, 2016

Outstanding! We enjoyed this tour immensely! Our group was able to see a humpback whale up close as it breached and flipped its tail - we were even close enough to smell its fishy breath when it spouted. The drone operator flew the drone right over the whale making it easier for the group to find the sweet spot to watch for the whale's movements. We splurged afterward and purchased the drone footage and some of the close-up photos of the whale - well worth the modest charge.

Highly recommend this tour company!

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sarah H

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21, September, 2016

We went out at 5 pm and were very lucky seeing whales, dolphins, sea lions.On our return had a beautiful sun set.

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Jewel F

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11, August, 2016

Had an awesome time. Whale came right up next to the vessel. The crew members were very informative about their job.

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Jewel F

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11, August, 2016

Had an awesome time. Whale came right up next to the vessel. The crew members were very informative about their job.

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dianejcox

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09, August, 2016

sorry did the review earlier but forgot the stars. It was so worth every penny we spent. Crew went above and beyond to make sure our trip was the best possible. Was so thankful for all the seating that was available. Will go again

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Kayleigh B

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15, July, 2016

The staff were great, we saw 2 humpback whales and around 300 dolphins, it was a great trip!

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Judy H

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5/5
13, July, 2016

This trip was fantastic. The captain was knowledgable and entertaining

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