Whale-Watching Cruise from Newport Beach

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Newport Beach, USA

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2 to 3 hours (Approx.)
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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
A note about this tour
We have decreased our passenger capacity by 30% for each vessel in our fleet.


Hop aboard our 65-foot (20-meter) whale-watching boat made just for whale watching and start a fantastic adventure off the Orange County coast! During your whale-watching cruise, learn fascinating details about all types of California sea life from the onboard naturalist with the beautiful coastal scenery of Newport Beach & Laguna Beach as backdrop. 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. Over half dozen different types of dolphin including giant Risso Dolphin at over 12 feet in length, white sided dolphin, bottlenose dolphin, and common dolphin. See super pods of dolphin sometimes numbering over 1000 dolphin strong. What a amazing sight. Harbor seals, seal lions, schools of fish, many species of sharks, and more can also be viewed on one of our 2-2.5 hour whale watching cruises.


  • 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



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Average 4.03 out of 5 stars based on 102 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Whale-Watching Cruise from Newport Beach
Nirav81_y2k, Dec 2021 Verified
Great experience for us as a family to see grey whale. We learnt about the whales from the crew members. Best part was being in the ocean and having fun.
Whale-Watching Cruise from Newport Beach
Farrlx01, Dec 2021 Verified
Amazing crew. The ship captain loves his job and it shows. They went above and beyond. Also God showed up with a beautiful day - sea was calm sun was shining sun set was perfect and the dolphins showed up.
Whale-Watching Cruise from Newport Beach
V438QVchristinac, Dec 2021 Verified
We had a great time! The boat had plenty of room to move around and be comfortable. We seen whales and a school of over a hundred dolphins jumping and playing. The weather was perfect for a December day. Definitely recommend it.
Whale-Watching Cruise from Newport Beach
Storyteller312177, Nov 2021 Verified
Great experience. The boat, captain and staff were all top notch. We will do this again next time we’re in town for the whale migration
Whale-Watching Cruise from Newport Beach
Kathy_K, Oct 2021 Verified
We had a dolphin palooza! Hundreds of dolphins. Both sides of the boat. Lots of moms and babies. It was incredible!
Whale-Watching Cruise from Newport Beach
RODERICK_C, Sep 2021 Verified
Wonderful experience! We saw So many dolphins. The guides was very knowledgeable: The tour is 2 hours.
Whale-Watching Cruise from Newport Beach
Karil K, Sep 2021 Verified
Hundreds of dolphins were frolicking around the boat! Vessel was spacious, clean and had plenty of snacks a beverages. No hidden costs. No hint of seasickness. A beautiful afternoon!
Whale-Watching Cruise from Newport Beach
Carol, Jul 2021 Verified
Captain and crew were awesome! Beautiful wildlife. We saw and amazing pod of dolphins that played near the boat and sea lions sunning! Beautiful trip, smooth ride! Safe boat! Take the time to enjoy this trip! Well worth the cost
Whale-Watching Cruise from Newport Beach
Perla, May 2021 Verified
It was a great experience, I didn’t get sea sick but it was with it, will definitely go back I was so excited to be able to see Dolphins
Whale-Watching Cruise from Newport Beach
Lawanda P, May 2021 Verified
We saw 100s of dolphins, guide 2as informative and provided lots of facts about the whales we did see. Awesome!

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