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May 26, 2019
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Details

  • 2 hours (Approx.)
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Overview Overview

View many varieties of whales which include the giant blue whale which is over 90 feet in length, humpback whales, gray whales, finback whales whales, several types of dolphin, seals, and other neat marine life.  Just outside of Newport Bay is the beginning of one of the largest marine protected areas in southern California created to protect this rich ecosystem for future generations. The protected marine sanctuary covers over 15 miles and provides a haven for all marine creatures including whales and dolphin.  With such amazing habitat for mammals so close to Newport Bay, whale watching cruises of 2-2.5 hours is all that is needed for viewing these giants. Newport Landing offers multiple whale watching cruises daily and with a 96% success rate viewing whales and/or dolphins, almost every trip will have viewing opportunities.
*New is a brand new double decker whale watching catamaran with bow seating, upper and lower deck 360 views, and much more.

Highlights
  • Family friendly
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions
  • Landing and facility fees
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

Located on the Balboa Boardwalk in Newport Beach

Operates

Year-round daily with multiple cruise times to choose.

What to Expect What to Expect

Whale watching & dolphin cruises depart from the famous Balboa Boardwalk on Newport Harbor in Newport Beach.  Check in about 40 minutes before your departure time and receive your boarding passes.  Once on-board it is only a quick 15 minute cruise through Newport Bay before exiting and immediately entering the marine sanctuary where whale and dolphin sightings begin.  
Whales and/or dolphin maybe found immediately or make take longer to locate depending on the mammals. During your whale watching cruise the whale watching captain & on-board naturalist will provide neat details about the mammals being seen as well as the marine habitat and lots of other neat details.  The giant marine park just outside Newport Bay also happens to have some of the most scenic coastline in California traveling along the Newport Beach and Laguna Beach coastlines.  
While on your whale watching cruise refreshments of all types are available in the larger indoor salon for purchase at any point of your cruise.  Photos and drone video of your trip/mammals sighted are also available for purchase as you return to Newport Bay from your whale watching cruise. 

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Additional Info Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

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

Reviews

17 Reviews
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Joanna H

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5/5
10, July, 2018

Everyone was great! I was treated with great respect. The staff was awesome, they were focused on providing excellent customer service.

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Beate W

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23, February, 2018

Loved the tour, we didnt see much animal life but the guides talked about the whales, the weather was great and the sea was calm. Lovely way to spend a couple of hours.

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Itai Z

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1/5
26, January, 2018

On the day we went out to the tour, heavy fog covered the entire area, at some point, it was starting to get clear. However, it was still very foggy in the see. The crew which knew the bad conditions decided to go out even when they knew we will see nothing. Eventually, we came back earlier than planned.
I think in such condition the crew had to cancel and refund everybody and not trying to make money when they knew there's nothing to go out for.

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Annie Gee

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5/5
05, January, 2018

We really enjoyed this cruise, it was more and exciting than expected. Go early, and get on line, so you get good seats on the boat. We saw loads of dolphins and whales, what a thrill and very memorable Very much worth the trip and money. Can't be beat!.

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Tracey R

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5/5
02, January, 2018

It was a great experience for my 12 year old daughter. The only downside was we didn't see any whales but lots of dolphins.

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PuLp FiCTioN

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01, January, 2018

There were no whales that day but we enjoyed watching a big pod of dolphins swimming alongside the boat. If you there for only the whales then you might be disappointed

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Vanessa M

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21, October, 2017

This tour was amazing!

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Ariovaldo S

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26, September, 2017

Newport é linda e o passi de barco inesquecível!

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Pascal S

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5/5
20, September, 2017

Great and very nice crew, proper boat, saw a lots of dolphins and one fin whale...thanks a lot!

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Monica Y

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02, September, 2017

This was alot of fun in a beautiful town. We saw hundreds of dolphins on our trip and highly recommend for anyone visiting the area.

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Kerrie H

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05, August, 2017

An absolutely wonderful experience. We were not fortunate enough to see any whales but we saw so many dophins it was amazing. They were swimming right beside our boat which was something almost out of a dream for me. The staff were wonderful and there was also an opportunity to purchase some pictures after the tour. The boat ride alone was worth the price and I would highly recommend this tour to anyone. I can't wait to go back to California!

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klori69

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04, August, 2017

loved loved loved it....

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Martha O

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02, August, 2017

Trip was really good. We watched lots of dolphins! No whales though. No luck this time, but maybe next time.
The only problem weI had was at the office. I showed my paperwork to one of the guys checking reservations since I bought the passes online, well he turned me away and told me that those passes were for another boat company and pointed me to where it was. So I went there and they told me that It wasn't with them, that I should go to the place I was in the first time. I returned to ask them again and they told me that is not them. So I asked at several whale watching businesses and they all pointed me the place I was at the beginning, by that time my departure time already passed. My husband then went to this place AGAIN and they told him the same thing, this paperwork is not for us and my husband told them, Yes it is. Everyone is sending us here, so yes, this is you, check in your computer and lo and behold our names were there. The guy didn't apologize and told my husband that our boat already sailed. Luckily his manager intervened and booked us for the next trip that was about to leave in 10 minutes. Well after running from one place to another for a bit we finally went in our cruise! I would recommend it, I even would take another cruise with them since besides the incident at the beginning, we really had a great time at the boat.

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lars.geipel

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27, June, 2017

Great tour! Friendly staff! Everything great!

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Linda M

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30, January, 2017

We were changed from Monday to Tuesday, due to the weather. The ship had not gone out in 7 days. We were the lucky ones. We went out and on the way back in we saw a gray whale. The ships crew were very helpful and knew all about the sea life. They were very informative. We had a great time. I definitely recommend them for anyone wanting to go whale watching. Great time.

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Jason M

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21, January, 2017

Great trip! Views of the California coastline were nice. Customer service was on point and the captain was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We saw a mom and calf whale almost immediately when we got out on the water. The best part were the dolphins who swam right up to the boat and started jumping in and out of the water. It was a nice relaxing trip. I'd recommend to a friend.

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Jason M

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21, January, 2017

Great trip! Views of the California coastline were nice. Customer service was on point and the captain was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We saw a mom and calf whale almost immediately when we got out on the water. The best part were the dolphins who swam right up to the boat and started jumping in and out of the water. It was a nice relaxing trip. I'd recommend to a friend.

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