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Newport Landing Whale Watching

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Address: 309 Palm St Ste A, Newport Harbour, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1203
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+1 949-675-0551
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 am - 7:00 pm

Newport Landing provides multiple whale watching trips daily departing from...

Newport Landing provides multiple whale watching trips daily departing from Newport Beach. Whale watching trips are also referred to as whale watching tours or whale watching cruises. Newport Landing offers whale watching tours from December 17th through April 30th. Along with viewing Grey Whales you can expect to see dolphins, sea lions, and marine birds. Join Newport Landing on one of our open to the general public cruises or privately charter a whale watching boat.

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This was a really good tour the only bad side was we went out after waiting 10 minutes late as a couple of families weren't on time then after launching and leaving harbour we had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a really good tour the only bad side was we went out after waiting 10 minutes late as a couple of families weren't on time then after launching and leaving harbour we had to go back (yes really) overall there and back 45 minutes late to be told on way it was a medical emergency which it clearly... More 

Thank connor170
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our homeschool class on this trip and it didn't disappoint. The captain and his mate were extremely knowledgable. They knew where to not only find the whales but 3 different types of dolphins. They were so experienced they were able to find the dolphins and allow them to surf with our boat. It was amazing! You could see... More 

Thank Andrea J
Denton, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and I went on a whale watching cruise during spring break in March. I definitively recommend going in the afternoon (1:00 or 3:00) so that it gives the sun enough time to dry and lift the smog/mist for better sight! We saw about a dozen different whales and we even got to see one jump out of the... More 

Thank suzysundrop
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Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

Anniversary day trip- We went on the Western Pride boat- clean, simple and I liked that it had a wooden ledge to lean up against/sit on/ set stuff on and you could get closer to the water. My husband and I stayed at the front left of the boat the entire trip and we were not disappointed- in the first... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

I have to preface this review with the fact that it was a beautiful sunny day with an extremely calm ocean. That being said, the part of the day controlled by humans was wonderful. The boats hold six people which is much better than the other tours we saw with 30 or 40 people on a huge cat. Because of... More 

Thank robmcd
Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2017

Had great day on boat for whale watching! Get informative, unfortunately the whales were shy only saw parts of backs of them, but that was fine! It still was a beautiful ride! Its in a really quaint town with little shops! Well worth the drive!

Thank dran58
Signal Hill, California
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225 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

I have gone whale wstching several times with this group. Couple times because of groupon. They had a marine biologist on staff who knew everything. I have gone and seen whales and not seen whales. Either way its a great 2.5 hours. Staff is always friendly. They have a parking validation at the garage next door. Like $9 to $10.... More 

Thank rcaldin
Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

I'm a pieces and decided to take my family to whale watching on my birthday, and that day turned to be such a treat, we gad the pleasure of seeing seagulls, pelicans, dolphins by the dozens, sea lions, and the special treat of the day a big humped whale, where it was doing acts jumping of the sea and diving... More 

Thank Ayman I
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2017

The boat left from Balboa Pier so we had a look round some of the tourist shops to pick up some souvenirs for the kids before the boat left. We could see it was a popular tour so staked a place in the queue fairly early on. It was just as well we did because it did get really busy... More 

Thank dreamasimpson
murfreesboro, tn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2017

We went on the whale watching tour back in October. We weren't sure we were going to go so I didn't make reservations. I called early the morning we were going to see if there were still spots available, I was told yes, but she told me I couldn't reserve over the phone. We were staying in Anaheim and made... More 

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