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Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise provided by Newport Landing Sportfishing

Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise

Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise
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Tour snapshot
Optimize chances of spotting sea life on a sailing tour from Newport Bay
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
144
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    144
  • Infant seats available
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Optimize your chances of spotting whales, seals, and dolphins on this sailing tour from Newport Bay, with a choice of departure times available to suit your schedule. As you sail, soak up panoramic views of the coastline from the double-decker catamaran and learn more about marine life from your captain and crew, taking advantage of the small-group tour size for a more personalized experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Receive personalized attention from your crew on a small-group excursion
  • Choose a departure slot that suits your schedule
  • Enjoy clear views of creatures and coastline from a double-decker catamaran
What to expect
  • Select from several whale watching cruise times daily and year-round. Our whale watching & dolphin cruises view giant blue whales, finback whales, gray whales, humpback whales, minke whales, several species of dolphin and more.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Receive personalized attention from your crew on a small-group excursion
  • Choose a departure slot that suits your schedule
  • Enjoy clear views of creatures and coastline from a double-decker catamaran
What to expect
  • Select from several whale watching cruise times daily and year-round. Our whale watching & dolphin cruises view giant blue whales, finback whales, gray whales, humpback whales, minke whales, several species of dolphin and more.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 43063P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Landing and facility fees
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 309 Palm St, Newport Beach, CA 92661, USA Located on the Balboa Boardwalk in Newport Beach. Suite A.
Additional information
  • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 144 travelers
Inclusions
  • Landing and facility fees
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • 309 Palm St, Newport Beach, CA 92661, USA Located on the Balboa Boardwalk in Newport Beach. Suite A.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 144 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Sep 10, 2020
A note from Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise
All of our vessels passenger capacities have been decreased by almost 50% to ensure adequate space between guests and their groups.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Popular mentions

4.0
39 reviews
Excellent
18
Very good
11
Average
3
Poor
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Terrible
5

Alex T
3 contributions
This cruise was great. We saw many dolphins and on the way back saw sea lions and seals sunbathing on a channel marker. The weather was beautiful.
Written September 30, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tiffany P
Beaverton, OR19 contributions
Fantastic trip. Fun captain and managed to find an awesome group of dolphins. No whales, but worth the trip and memories.
Written September 5, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Juliet K
1 contribution
Jun 2021 • Friends
Super bummed, the whale watching tour was cancelled due to slightly rough water but that’s not why I’m disappointed. I phoned the tour company an hour before the tour to ask about parking. The young woman with the tour company who answered the phone told me (1hr before the tour departed) that the tour is cancelled and I’ll get a refund in 10-14 days. She was cold and inexplicably rude. We had already driven over 3 hours to get to Newport Beach for the tour and her attitude when telling me the tour was canceled was what was really troubling. The waves are too high, I get that. What is not acceptable was her rude demeanor. Because of her (and not the cancelled tour) I have no interest in re-booking this tour with this tour company. She needs training and should not be left to man the phones because she’s giving this company (which might otherwise be great) and really unnecessarily bad name.
Written June 10, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jasmine
1 contribution
Aug 2020
boat was supposed to take off at 9:30 am. we checked in at 8:45 only to find out that they actually changed the departure to 8:30. 2-hour drive to Newport with a 3, 5, and 6-year-old. only to not have the dang activity.
i am so ticked off by these people's unprofessionalism. they tried saying they emailed me 5 days prior to let me know of the time change and that did nottttt happen. i showed them a text conversation from just 24 hours prior that confirmed the original 9:30 am departure time and they said, "oh, we though trip advisor" reached out to you.
horrible, never again!!!
Written August 24, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Zee A
Fresno, CA1 contribution
May 2020 • Solo
this event was closed. I was not able to attend the event because it had been closed due to the pandemic. I wish I knew that before taking a trip out of town. I didn't receive an email stating it was closed so I don't know why your still selling tickets for dates that aren't even open.
Written May 3, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

lexhampton
San Dimas, CA1 contribution
We have been on several tours and each is a fun experience. This week we did the higher-end tour with a smaller group and it was definitely worth the higher price. The boat ride was very fun and gave us more time to see lots of animals. We saw a humpback whale and spent plenty of time watching her dive down and then come back to the surface. We also spotted a sun fish, and several kinds of dolphins. The crews have been knowledgeable and enthusiastic every time we’ve been on a tour. It’s definitely a great activity whether you’re local or visiting the area.
Written February 2, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

tobecooked
Seattle, WA8 contributions
We had a perfect day with Captain Taylor and Dale.
Encountered two different groups of dolphins; Bottlenose and Whiteside.
Bonus we spent extra time with two very large California Gray whales about 40-45feet long.
Incredible day.
Written February 1, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bruce G
1 contribution
Dec 2019
Research exactly the months the whales will be migrating up and then back down to improve your chances of see a whale. We've been several times no whales.
Written January 18, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dotty B
1 contribution
Jan 2020
We had a great time on the cruise and were blessed to see sea life! The crew was friendly and informative.
Written January 17, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Angela R
Raymore, MO1 contribution
Jan 2020
Did not see any Whales but seen a lot of Dolphins and seals. Definitely worth the money. Boat crew is very friendly
Written January 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Newport Landing Sportfishing
365archt
365archt
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They don't care if you get on the boat, they got your money!
**FISHERMEN BEWARE** ONCE THEY GET YOUR MONEY IT'S GONE! The parking is out of control around there, basically, the
tinasE6814KF
tinasE6814KF
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Sport Fishing
Great time on the ocean. We did the half day fishing 12:30-5pm. The crew was very helpful with getting all the po
Kirk M
Kirk M
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Reduced crods during COVID.
We departed at 12:30 pm for a half day. Due the the COVID pandemic, it was advertised as reduced capacity, and in f
Taylorpage05
Taylorpage05
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Not a bad experience, but a bad vibe
They were really committed to us having a good time and a successful fishing trip. But at one point the captain ran
Jackie P
Jackie P
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Deeply Disappointed iIN TRIP ADVISOR, not Newport Beach Sunset Cruise
I had been SO excited to surprise my husband this evening on the sunset cruise out of Newport. I reserved in plenty
katrine c
katrine c
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Worst day on the ocean is better than the best day on Land.
I have been out with this company and seen nothing. I have been out and seen dolphins, gray whales, blue whales, sc
CheriS211
CheriS211
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Sunset cruise great experience at a reasonable price
Great experience. Friendly staff. Clean boat. Fun trip with friends Highly recommend! Park at pier parking. Dont
Yoli18
Yoli18
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Lovely Sunset for BDay Celebration!!!!
Wonderful experience in the sea seeing and taking picture of the Sunset at Newport Beach and celebrating my and fri
burtdole
burtdole
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Great opportunity to take a kid fishing!
Ever see the smile on a kids face after catching their first fish? You can here. Great crew with decades of experie
Emilyblueeyes19
Emilyblueeyes19
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I warmed up
So I’m super honest about my reviews. And, for someone that get motion sickness, I was very skeptical. Also I was a
Jon E
Jon E
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Waste of Money and Time
This is a very poorly executed excursion with hidden costs and horrible service. I booked the trip for my 2 sons an
Arthur R
Arthur R
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Sunset on the water - what's not to love?
Great value if you like a California sunset, a trip on the water, and you can appreciate that it's worth bringing a
pyne72
pyne72
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newport landing sportfishing racist!!!!!
i been to this place I believe the boat captain, deck hand, cashier there all racist, if ur not white ur not welcom
Monica W
Monica W
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Newport landing sport fishing
This was my first time on a real boat and I do say that the experience was an awesome and amazing experience just t
Fonzy F
Fonzy F
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Not worth what you get
Plan to spend twice what the site says, add $15.xx for license, $13 for pole rental and $3 for lure and hook, $4 fo
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