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Whale-Watching and Orange County Beaches Tour from Anaheim
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Whale-Watching and Orange County Beaches Tour from Anaheim

By Anaheim Tour Company
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Ages 3-99, max of 12 per group
Duration: 9h
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Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • Whale-watching excursion
  • Fully narrated bus tour
  • Photo stop in Laguna Beach
  • Extended stops in Newport and Huntington Beaches
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Huntington State Beach
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We pick-up at all Anaheim Resort hotels, Buena Park area hotel, along with Fullerton and Orange areas. Pickup commences between 8:15am and 9:00am. Please call or email our office directly to confirm your pick-up time and location.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 44025P3

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

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

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        Itinerary
        • You'll get picked up
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        • 1
          Laguna Beach
          Stop: 20 minutes
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        • 2
          Newport Beach
          Stop: 3 hours
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        • 3
          Huntington State Beach
          Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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        • You'll return to the starting point
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        • Anaheim Tour Company
          1,184
          Anaheim, California
          Joined in June 2011
        • Terence C
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The Centre of the Universe show was truly superb.
          I am 69 years old. Two days prior to my visit to Griffith Observatory I had a near death trauma and the “Centre of the Universe” show in the glorious Planetarium was just superb and made me cry in the Planetarium and reflect. It was in part due to the excellent narrator who just made the show. The truly excellent technology of the Planetarium was outstanding. Nearly as good was Leonard Nimoy. I am an Architect and was amazed and inspired by the renovation and rebuild. My words don’t did the project justice.
          Written May 9, 2024
        • Ahmad J
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Tour
          Great trip. We've seen most of the interesting places in LA. The driver was really entertaining and wa svery punctual. Highly recommend
          Written April 22, 2024
        • 48janeg
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Awesome day at the beach
          Gorgeous day in the sun to recover from being in the Disney bubble. Well organised tour and the perfect way to experience the Orange County beaches. Visiting Balboa Island was a highlight but actually each stop was excellent. Thanks Brooke for the great day!
          Written April 18, 2024
        • Lmseifert
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Private Tour was Fantastic
          My sister and 2 young adult daughters and I planned a girls trip to Disneyland, but wanted to start our trip by taking advantage of the chance to see more of the surrounding area. We booked a customized private tour, and Tom picked us up from the Long Beach airport and drove us to see sites including the Santa Monica Beach and Pier, Hollywood- including the Chinese Theater, and the iconic Hollywood sign, Beverly Hills, and the Griffin Observatory before delivering us to to drop the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. We felt like we got to see a lot in the time we had, and Tom was an excellent guide. He was very calm and cool navigating the notorious Southern California traffic, making it stress-free and enjoyable for us. We enjoyed his stories and music. Would highly recommend!
          Written March 25, 2024
        • D8301FJhannahs
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Tour to Get the LA Highlights!
          We're from New York so we wanted to see the highlights and this tour did just that. The entire tour was absolutely fantastic! Brooke was our driver and guide and she made sure to help us get the most out of our tour. She was the best guide we could have asked for! She was so knowledgeable and gave us a lot of information we would never have thought to ask about. It's an 8 hour day and every minute counts! My husband and I were the last ones to be picked up in Anaheim and, as promised, we started off to get to LA as soon as we boarded. On our way to our first stop, we passed the Coliseum which was absolutely beautiful. We passed the Hollywood sign on the highway heading to LA which Brooke pointed out on our way. It was our first view of the sign too! We started with the Hollywood walk of fame and the Chinese theater. We got to walk around and see so many famous names which was really fun! Then we went to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills where we got to see the hotel from the movie Pretty Woman and walk around a bit before heading to the Farmer's Market LA for lunch. We finished with Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach. The whole day was so well planned and coordinated. Brooke would share plenty of fun facts along the way between stops and even on the way back to the hotel. Overall, the 8 hours and all those stops felt well timed. We did not feel rushed at all and enjoyed every location.
          Written February 29, 2024
        • Navigate11016084500
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful experience for my 1st time in California
          I had a great time. Brooke was a wonderful tour guide. I went alone because my husband is here for work and she made me feel very comfortable. I definitely suggest this tour! Great job
          Written February 27, 2024
        • James L
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great day trip to Hollywood and Warner Brothers
          We had a great day despite the unusually rainy weather . Our tour guide Tom was knowledgeable and engaging throughout, the stops in Rodeo Drive and the drive around the movie stars homes in Beverley Hills were fascinating and lunch at Carneys was excellent. The Warner Brothers tour was 3 hours well spent and to finish the day we stopped at a couple of the big hotels in LA even getting a trip to the 32nd floor in an elevator. The pick up and drop off from our hotel all added to a superb day out .
          Written February 20, 2024
        • 96krystalf
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic
          Great day thankyou. Friendly and lots was seen. A full day of things to see and do. Well planned and effectively timed. Our driver was personable and lovely.
          Written January 28, 2024
        • bethanyrG4047MI
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour! Excellent service!
          Great tour. A great way to hit some of the main attractions. The tour guide was awesome. Even before the tour they were very helpful with figuring out the best meeting point for us and gave us a fun recommendation for after our tour. I would recommend them
          Written January 18, 2024
        • stevegM8816XV
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great experience!
          Great tour! Would definitely book with them again. The tour guide (Tom) was on time, was very engaging and provided a lot of interesting information during the tour. He was also very accommodating to ensure I made my evening reservation on time. The tour bus was very clean and comfortable. Highly recommended tour company.
          Written January 15, 2024
        • chriswebb02
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing tour experience with Tom
          Tom was an amazing guide. Very knowledgable and a great sense of humor. He was so accommodating with our last minute booking and really provided an excellent experience. HIGHLY recommend. We will definitely book with The Anaheim Tour Company on our next visit to the area.
          Written January 13, 2024
        • josejesusr80
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Nice LA tour
          Very nice trip, the company and the tour guide (Rick) were very professional. I definitely recommend it.
          Written December 29, 2023
        • Paradise822186
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          MEADE FAMILY CHRISTMAS TRIP TO CALI 2023
          FORGET ABOUT ANY OTHER TOURS-THIS IS THE BEST TOUR IN ANAHIEM PROFESSIONAL, CORTEOUS , FRIENDLY AND BROOKE IS MRS ANAHIEM!! A LADY WHO KNOWS HER STUFF AND HAS A PERSONALITU TO MATCH THIS WONERFULL PLACE!!! PAULMEADE ANDFAMILY DUBLIN IRELAND DEC 2023
          Written December 28, 2023
        • GlobeRunner22
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          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Avoid this company. Run by awful rude people.
          Terrible dishonest tour company with accusational and confrontational rude staff. This was a terrible experience. Irresponsible, and non responsive. Please message me for details of my experience.
          Written November 26, 2023
        • clarkies2013
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Transfers and tickets to Universal.
          What can I say our driver Tom was outstanding and very informative on the drive. We shared the van with on other family. Van was clean and tidy. We would 100% use this company again. Booking was easy and communication was fantastic including the park tips on the day from Tom. This company is one of the best we have used. Thanks for a great day.
          Written November 20, 2023
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        FrequentFlier816546
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sep 2021 • Solo
        Brooke was the tour guide for this experience. She was a lot of fun and very knowledgeable of the areas that we went. We went to Laguna, Newport, and Huntington Beaches. They were amazing. The whale watching tour was nice. The water was very choppy but the breeze, sights, and weather were too amazing to care. No whales on this day, but plenty of CA sea lions and lots of dolphins. I would definitely recommend this tour for beach and nature lovers.
        Written September 24, 2021
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        Thank you so much for your kind review! We'll pass the compliment on to Brooke!
        Written September 25, 2021
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        Dawn M
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2023
        The experience was fantastic. Our driver Tom was so knowledgeable he told us about the area and pointed the things out as he was telling us. We did not see any whales, but we were fortunate enough to see dolphins and sea lions it was a great experience that I will do again when I am in the area. my favorite part was seeing the different beaches t was calming and relaxing.
        Written February 6, 2023
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        Dawn, We're so pleased that you had a fantastic experience and found Tom, your driver so knowledgeable. Although we're sorry you didn't see whales, we're delighted that you saw Dolphins and Sea lions. We agree that the highlight is seeing and visiting 3 different beaches. These are the best spots here and we're so happy you found the day to be calming and relaxing! Please come visit again!
        Written May 3, 2023
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        Christi H
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2023
        The entire tour was amazing. Especially the whale watching, we were able to see two whales, tons of dolphins, and a few sea lions! Tom was ver knowledgeable and helpful. He made sure we knew where everything was at each stop! I would highly recommend this tour company!
        Written May 1, 2023
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        Christi, Thank you so much for the review! Our Whale Watching trips are an add on to our Beach Tour and, I think they're great! Two hours on the ocean looking for wildlife and enjoying our beautiful coastline. We heard about your trip and are so happy you enjoyed it. Just 3 days later, there were a couple of dolphins and no whales but, they still enjoyed the ride and the amazing views. Thank you for your kind review! We hope you'll come visit again!
        Written May 3, 2023
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        Hollie B
        Shirebrook, UK17 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Brooke was amazing, she was lovely and so helpful. The whale watching tour was great too we got to see loads of Dolphins!
        Laguna Besch was beautiful, great way to start our day.
        We found the price really reasonable for all we got to do too.
        Thank you again!
        Written October 28, 2022
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        Tiegan C
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2024 • Family
        Tom was amazing! Picked us up from our hotel with interesting facts and great beachy tunes. Perfect mix of alone-time and guided moments. Took great pictures of us and gave great recommendations of what to explore on our stops. Saw dolphins and a minke whale.
        Written May 7, 2024
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        Sherrard
        Houston24 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        This was an awesome tour led by Cody. The destinations were great. Cody was very knowledgeable about each area and very personable. I would highly recommend this tour with this company!!!
        Written February 4, 2018
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        Thanks so much! Cody is great at finding the best spots along our beautiful coastline to provide great views and he is very knowledgeable about each of the stops in Laguna Beach, Newport Beach and Huntington Beach. We're very grateful you trusted us with your day and hope you come back soon! Happy Travels! Tom
        Written February 6, 2018
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        GracefullyGrace
        Midwest US72 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2017 • Business
        Wanting a sunshine-filled break following a long conference in Anaheim, but not having a lot of time to have one led us to book a tour with Anaheim Tour Company. Having booked a month ahead of the trip, we were aware that if the tour did not book a certain number of people, it could be cancelled. A completely understandable policy. However, even when the tour failed to fill, Tom bent over backwards to honor the reservation. He arrived bright and early in front of our hotel in Anaheim and we were off for a day of beaches. At the Newport stop, Tom had coordinated with Nick at East Meets West Excursions (Nick is wonderful!) so that we were able to enjoy an afternoon filled with dolphins and a beautiful humpback whale. At the end of the day, we were dropped back off in front of our hotel happy and exhausted.
        Written December 29, 2017
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        Grace, Thank you. I don't mind "saddling up" and driving a tour when we don't reach our minimums when I'm available and so, I'm happy it worked out. I'm also thrilled you liked Captain Nick of East Meets West. Going out and seeing all those dolphins up close on a little tiny boat is something that is just amazing! I wish we had more guests do that tour because I think it's life changing. We really appreciate you trusting us with your day! Your driver, Tom
        Written January 10, 2018
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Ian W
        Tipton, UK46 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We didnt see any whales but still had a ball!

        With Anaheim Tour Company you get small group personal service and if you're lucky enough to get Rick you'll have a fun lively guide who's lived all his life in Orange County and has the knowledge that goes with it.

        We were picked up at 8.30 and after a photo opportunity at the Overlook on the 10am boat out into the ocean.

        We didnt see any whales in our 2.5 hours at sea but plenty of dolphins and sea lions too - the trip did come with a warning that these aren't creatures in captivity and therefore are constantly on the move in the vast ocean.

        Once back on land it was off to Huntington beach for an afternoon in beautiful surroundings - we followed Rick's advice and ate some excellent food at the authentic Ruby's 50's Diner at the end of the pier and passed some time marvelling at the Californian surfers on the sea.

        Rick was at every pick up point exactly when he said he would be and we were back at our hotel as promised around 5.30.

        A highly recommended tour with or without whales
        Written October 23, 2019
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        cw8
        Singapore, Singapore12 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2019 • Friends
        Nice and relaxed tour that brings you to the 3 notable beaches of LA. Tour guide is friendly and engages everyone in conversation. The beaches were amazing, I particularly liked Laguna beach. They will give you sometime to stroll, shop or do whatever you want at the beach.
        Went on the whale watching cruise, didn't see any whales unfortunately but saw many dolphins. Overall, a very enjoyable tour for the day.
        Written June 25, 2019
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        Brent T
        Minneola, FL5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2019 • Family
        Fantastic tour from Anaheim to see several beaches and sea life. We saw Sea lions, several pods of Dolphins and 3 Blue whales. Tom and Brook were prompt with pick up and their friendly narration made this tour really enjoyable. I would definitely recommend this day trip. Well worth the price.
        Written June 1, 2019
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