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Newport Landing Whale Watching

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309 Palm St Ste A, Newport Harbour, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1203
+1 949-675-0551
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I have to preface this review with the fact that it was a beautiful sunny day with an extremely... read more

Reviewed March 10, 2017
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Whale watching

Had great day on boat for whale watching! Get informative, unfortunately the whales were shy only... read more

Reviewed March 7, 2017
Chicago, Illinois
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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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  • Poor4%
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309 Palm St Ste A, Newport Harbour, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1203
+1 949-675-0551

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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...More

Thank robmcd
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
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...More

Thank rcaldin
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...More

Thank Ayman I
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...More

Thank dreamasimpson
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...More

Thank Tonya
Reviewed November 13, 2016

This was our 2nd time taking a whale watching tour. We were excited to come back. We had an amazing time on a sunset cruise and happened to come upon a HUGE pod of dolphins. They were literally surfing alongside of us. The captain was...More

Thank AZTravelersII
Reviewed October 30, 2016

This does not compare favorably with the one we did in Alaska. When you're on the top of the boat for viewing, you don't hear the naturalist's narrative. There was no discussion of the areas we passed. Unfortunately, we did not see any whales, but...More

Thank Phillip N
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I took our son's whale watching. It was such a great experience. Seeing all the marine animal life, the beautiful homes near the wharf, and being in the open water with the sea breeze on our face was an experience I'll never...More

Thank Melissa P
Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

We seen a whale. He was a 15 foot juvenile humpback. He was kind enough to show us his fluke. We also seen over 1000 dolphins.

Thank Chastity D
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February 1, 2017|
Response from SandSteve3 | Reviewed this property |
We were there in high season and parking was very hard to find... We had a car so not sure about specific RV parking.