We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Newport Ocean Excursions

Features Animals

Newport Ocean Excursions
Booking unavailable on TripAdvisor

Want other options you can book now?
All photos (34)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent100%
  • Very good0%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“captain alex”(5 reviews)
“bow wave”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
at the end of Agate Street near the ferry, Newport Beach, CA 92662
+1 949-877-4507
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Newport Beach
from $80.00
More Info
from $20.00
More Info
Reviews (27)
Filter reviews
27 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews captain alex bow wave excellent trip seal lions great captain whale watching grey whales see whales taylor animals adventure zodiac safety knowledge california newport boats
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 27 reviews
Reviewed December 27, 2018

Alex found two grey whales that were so playful they made the news. Lots of sightings right alongside the zodiac and easy to see them swimming right knee us. Fantastic experience.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dean R
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

What an amazing moment! Every trip is different and special. Thanks Captains Ryan, Alex, and Taylor! Can’t wait for the next voyage!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JillMa2sh
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

We were on the private charter whale watching experience wiith Captain Alex. Good guy, easygoing, relaxed and professional. So no whales at all, though. However, literally hundreds of dolphins. This made it up. Recommended when in in the Newport Beach area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cosmic_charlie
Reviewed September 6, 2018

Visiting relatives in California and wanted to do something different. So, originally I had booked another whale watching service through Groupon, just to find out that the place would not honor the Groupon coupon because it was a holiday weekend. So, I had to get...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank UniversityMom1
Reviewed August 16, 2018

We took the small boat (6 person max.) excursion in Newport Beach. It was fabulous and we were so impressed with Captain Alex! He was very informative and worked with other boats (via radio) to find us dolphins. It was truly amazing! We had dolphins...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tw3311648
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Great trip! Excellent trip!! Clean and prompt operation. Our guide was amazing. We saw whales, seals and dolphins!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank beckyinman
Reviewed August 10, 2018

We have gone out whale watching with Captain Alex two years in a row. He is so knowledgeable about sea life and just a great guy to hang out with! My granddaughters call the dolphins the "golden retrievers of the sea" because they are so...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KWD4104
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Rich is a perfect captain! He made us an awesome afternoon and showed us the wonderful nature. We saw many dolphins and sea lions. Rich is an extremly nice guy who has a lot to talk about the ocean and can talk to. Many thanks...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jürgen M
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

We have used these folks for two years now and they are the best! We would not trust our tour to anyone but Captain Ryan and his team!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DJD_56311
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Despite mother nature’s best attempt to spoil our afternoon, Captain Alex did an awesome job of seeking out the wildlife and getting up close and personal with them. My 4 kids, ages 10-18, my wife and myself had a blast. Will definitely do it again...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Andrew M
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Newport Ocean Excursions staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines