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Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise

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Newport Beach, United States
Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Watch for whales and dolphins off Newport Beach aboard a double-decker catamaran with bow seating and 360-degree views. A diverse array of marine wildlife thrives in the protected area just outside Newport Bay, and you'll have the chance to see humpbacks, gray whales, finback whales, blue whales, seals, and several species of dolphins. The boat has a 96% success rate spotting whales or dolphins, making this a great way to explore California wildlife in a gorgeous natural environment.
  • Wildlife-watching cruise in a two-deck catamaran
  • See native wildlife in the Newport Bay
  • Enjoy views of the California coast from the water
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
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Landing and facility fees
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Food and drinks

Departure Point

309 Palm St, Newport Beach, CA 92661, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 144 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Newport Landing Whale Watching

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

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 144 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise.

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  • "Wet day trip, wee bit bumpy, nice boat trip but slas no whales for us, did see a few dolphins and sea lions though so still worth it" See review

Reviews

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star-5
California coast outing
MBB
, Jul 2021
We enjoyed the beautiful view of the California coastline. Watching the pods of dolphins and getting to see Patches, the dolphin, was an added kick. The tickets were easy to order, the crew was organized and the boat was on time.
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Bummer Boat Ride
Elizabeth_S
, Jul 2021
It was a bust. We saw nothing except for a few seals. I was hoping they would at least point out some sights. No fun.
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No whales or dolphins
Danny_S
, Jul 2021
Not their fault per se, but we did not see anything but sleeping sea lions on the buoys. I would think they would have a better system in locating whales/dolphins since you are doing a whale/dolphin tour. Maybe do tours during better times of the day when research/history shows when they are more active. Also, it would be nice for them to notify customers that there is a chance of not seeing the animals during that time/day/week so that we're not overly dissapointed. We did get a voucher but not being from Cali, not sure when or if we'll return so that is useless. A full refund would have been better. Thanks
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star-5
Great time!
Martha_K
, Jul 2021
Good directions and customer service pre-trip, very accommodating business. The crew was very knowledgeable, helpful and fun. Trip was just the right length and the vessel clean and in great shape. We had a brief whale sighting and a great dolphin show. Lots at seabirds to enjoy as well. Recommended!
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Peaceful
Laurie_E
, Jul 2021
The Beautiful Weather-Relaxing Boat Ride-Seeing Bluefin Tuna Jumping-Tons Of Common Dolphins…Enjoyment With Family!!
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Disappointed
Dgirl45
, Jul 2021
I did not get to enjoy my whale watching cruise. They called hours before my trip and cancelled due to over selling the boat. I am waiting for a refund.
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star-5
Thumbs up!
rebecca_m
, Jul 2021
The crew was friendly, informative, and wonderful. We were able to see bottleneck dolphins and sea lions; no whales, but still worth it! I recommend it.
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Awesome
Candace
, Jun 2021
This was such a great tour! I would do it again in a heartbeat! The crew was professional and very helpful. We were bummed when we missed the first ship due to traffic but the team there was so helpful
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star-3
No whales😞
Francesca_D
, Jun 2021
I enjoyed the cruise. Was a lil disappointed that I didn’t get to see the whale. 🐳 Guess I’ll try again😌
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Dolphins up close
Brianna_C
, Jun 2021
Great trip; saw lots of dolphins. The crew was friendly and helpful, boat was clean, tour ran on-time.
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