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East Meets West Excursions

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About East Meets West Excursions
Welcome to East Meets East Excursions Captain Nick Newport Beach-Dolphin and Whale Watching Tours / Sunset cruises. Welcome aboard Newport Beach's most advanced whale watching boat. We limit our trips to 6 passenger(s) or less to provide the Personal Attention and Comfort you deserve Private charters also available. Our New boat is extremely quiet, enabling us to stealthily approach and bring you a front row seat to these spectacular mammals without disturbing them. Departing daily at 9:00am 12:00pm 3:00pm 6:00pm Our trips are 2-2.5 hours. Departing from beautiful Balboa Island in Newport Beach, and have close access to the coastal waters of Orange County, a super highway for whales and dolphins year round. Whale Watching & Dolphin Watching View whales and dolphins in their natural migration path offshore Sunset Harbor Cruises Take in the Southern California sunset from our beautiful surroundings Call us or text us anytime. We are at your service :) Testimonials: Jade M. Encino, CA – 09/20/2016 via Yelp We had a great time with Nick! Saw pods and pods of dolphins and 2 hump back whales. We liked the smaller boat feel as it was more intimate (6 people) experience than the larger vessels. Nick gave us the scoop on everything we were seeing and was caring when he saw me turn a bit green (take Dramamine!) while the waves caused a bit of motion sickness. Lol. Definitely recommend his services! Carrie V. Fullerton, CA – 8/13/2016 via Yelp I have never been whale watching, because in all honesty getting on a big boat crowded with people pushing and shoving to get a spot doesn’t peak my interest, so I’ve put off the idea until I came across East Meets West Excursion. A smaller boat that offers a more exclusive tour than all the others, not to mention the speed and comfort this type of boat provides. we went out at 9am and left those big tour boats in the dust as Captain Nick searched for Whales and Dolphins. I was continually amazed at his skills for spotting all this sea life in such a large ocean! He has an eye for spotting life in such a vast ocean- from hundreds of dolphins putting on a show, feeding with birds and sea lions, and the knowledge that those surroundings are where we would spot humpback whales!! I can’t believe what all we saw, truly amazing! I highly recommend this tour, the boats amazingly fast, comfortable smooth ride with a skilled Captain that makes you feel so welcome, with such great knowledge of the sea and the creatures who habitat it! Check em out you won’t be disappointed, my boyfriend and I can wait to get back out!
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Private Sunset Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour with Captain Nick
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Amazing trip! Great host "Captain Nick" lots of good info and Dolphins galore. A must do tour if your visiting L.A and surrounding areas.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank danold14
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Capt Nick was terrific! We bundled up on a cold, windy day and spent two exciting, fun filled hours speeding around on a comfortable 6 person boat scouting for gray whales which had been very elusive. But Nick found one that we followed for some...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Carol M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I went on an afternoon cruise with captain Nick and we had the best time! He worked hard to make sure that we saw dolphins and even worked with other boats to make sure we saw a grey whale! My wife mention...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Norman S
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I had the time of our lives on Nick's boat whale watching. The weather was great and the results were phenomenal . . . we saw dolphins, seals and, YES, whales. Nick has been doing this for years and really knows his...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mndieringer
Reviewed 1 week ago

My adult daughters and I took a whale and dolphin tour at the end of December. It was a simple process to make reservations and receive confirmation on line. Directions to the meeting place were easy to follow and Captains Nick and Dan met us...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kathyrn65
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great trip and it was an awesome experience thanks to Captain Dan. We learned a whole lot of things about Mother Nature and enjoyed an epic pod of 20-30 pacific white sided dolphins bow riding and showing off all around the boat,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Fanyle
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've done the "big boat" dolphin/whale watching excursions from Long Beach and San Diego and wanted to try this highly recommended smaller tour. I have to say that after going out with Capt Dan and Nick and experiencing their personalized attention and service, this is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank parkersandrecreation
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nick was an enthusiastic guide to the waters off Newport Beach. He made every effort to search out 3 different types of dolphins for us to see, even extending our trip beyond the set 2 hours. His boat is small and fast and got us...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gma79902
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to do something fun while on our honeymoon here in Balboa/Newport Beach. Captain Nick was the best! TOTALLY worth the extra cost to go on his smaller boats and experience whale/dolphin watching up close! He was so knowledgeable about the marine animals we...More

Thank K2170PWjenniferm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been on numerous whale watching excursions throughout the years from this area. This time we were traveling with our granddaughters who are 15,4 & 6. I was concerned the boat would be too low to the ocean and they wouldn't be able to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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