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East Meets West Excursions

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509 S Bay Front, Near Balboa Island Ferry, Newport Beach, CA 92662
+1 949-201-5650
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Great fun with Captain Dan

We had a great time on a beautiful August morning with our daughter, her husband and 4 year old and... read more

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islandhalls
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Newport Beach, California
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A wonderful afternoon with dolphins and a whale

It was an amazing experience. The ship was perfect to quickly move from the dolphin pod to another... read more

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Shy S
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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509 S Bay Front, Near Balboa Island Ferry, Newport Beach, CA 92662
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a great time on a beautiful August morning with our daughter, her husband and 4 year old and 7 month old. We enjoyed two different pods of dolphins, and just as we were ready to head back, Captain Nick called that he had...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was an amazing experience. The ship was perfect to quickly move from the dolphin pod to another place where a whale was spotted and we have been lucky enough to see it coming right in front of the boat! Thanks to the captain, our...More

Thank Shy S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nick was simply awesome as was the trip. Nick was honest from the get go and didn’t disappoint. The next time we are there, we will most definitely go on an East Meets West excursion. Highly recommended!!!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was our first trip to California and our first time on a whale/dolphin watching trip. It was absolutely amazing!! Nick was so good at explaining all about the different mammals to our 4 girls. We will definitely go again the next time we’re in...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Capt Nick is knowledgeable and found two huge pods of dolphins that tail walked, jumped and played with the boat. You can get close to the water in the boat and cover a good distance. Smooth checkin and departure. Definitely recommend it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked with EMW based on the reviews I read on TripAdvisor and it is well worth it, you will not be disappointed and don't even bother with the larger boats and their cheap prices. Captain Nick is the way to go. He is passionate...More

Thank Darryl R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic day yesterday out on the boat with Captain Dan. There was only 6 of us total, so it truly felt like an intimate encounter with the beautiful creatures we came across. We saw a pod of 200+ acrobatic short beaked common...More

Thank Susan A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain Nick was very upfront that whales would be a longshot the day we went out. Appreciated the honest assessment. It was still a fantastic trip out on the water. We found a pod of about 150 short-beaked common dolphins that frolicked around us for...More

Thank AdamofCanada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we went out on east meets west excursions with captain dan for what was a great time with some dolphins. there were litirally hundreds of dolphins swimming around the boat for most of the time. there were 6 people on the boat total capt dan...More

Thank Adam M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked the private charter for a few of my family and friends. It was the perfect size. We didn't have to fight with anyone else for great views or seating, and we learned so much more about the surrounding wildlife and area since we...More

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