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Whale-Watching Cruise from Newport Beach

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  • 2.5-hour whale-watching tour from Newport Beach
  • Keep your eyes open for blue, grey, minke, finback and humpback whales!
  • Knowledgeable captain and crew
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Whale-Watching Cruise from Newport Beach
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Overview
Cruise off the coast of Orange County in search of whales on this 2.5-hour excursion from Newport Beach. Watch the rugged, beautiful scenery of the Pacific Coast glide by as you listen to interesting commentary from your crew about the native California marine life. Watch for blows and tail slaps; these signal that humpback, minke, grey, finback or giant blue whales are near. Dolphins and other marine life are also in abundance during this family-friendly, year-round whale watching tour.
What to Expect
Make your way to Newport Harbor for the departure of your whale-watching cruise down the coast of Orange County. 

Board the 65-foot (20-meter) boat and meet your experienced captain and crew, all of whom have extensive backgrounds in marine biology. As the boat leaves the harbor, you'll learn about the different types of marine life that frequents the area and what to look for. 

This year-round tour allows the opportunity to see different animals during different seasons. During the winter and spring months, watch for minke whales; one of the world's smallest, they only grow to about 23 feet (7 meters). Winter also brings the humpback whale, which can grow to an impressive 52 feet (16 meters). Both of these whales eat krill and are known to slap their tails on the surface of the water, or 'fluke'. 

Blue whales, the largest mammals in existence today, usually grow to approximately 200 tons (180 metric tons) and 98 feet (30 meters) in length. Watch for these giants during the summer and fall months, in addition to grey whales and finback whales (the second-largest type of whale). 

You'll also likely see dolphins, sea lions and seals on your trip. Feel free to ask any questions of your knowledgeable captain and crew regarding any of the animal life you encounter.

After 2.5 hours out on the Pacific, return to Newport Harbor.
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Reviews (142)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Best trip

This was my favorite in my San Diego trip. This tour is included in the San Diego go card. After the tour we walked around the area that was beautiful. The whale watching tour was the best. We got to see a momma and baby...More

Thank boodro79
Reviewed 2 days ago
Fun time!

On Mon. Dec.10,2018 we went on a whale watching trip. It was a pretty cloudy & foggy day. At first we didn't see anything for quite some time. Then they came across a mother & baby Humpback whales. There were lots of Common dolphins. We...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Muzzysgirl
Reviewed 3 days ago
Dolphin Dance

We were too lucky to watch the whales. But yes there were a lot of Dolphins and sea lions. Enjoyed a lot.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank arijit_here2007
Reviewed 3 days ago
An amazing afternoon with the nicest people

We found them by chance and booked online, Friday 7th December 2018 was a beautiful sunny day with a light breeze. We were treated well when we told them we have disabilities and Dale made sure we got on board first and were seated in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dawnclode
Reviewed October 25, 2018
Nice trip

Had a great whale watching trip but unfortunately we did not spot a whale but seen huge pod of dolphins and some sea lions, well worth the fee for the trip.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SS-Dur20
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