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Newport Coastal Adventure Whale Watching

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Newport Coastal Adventure Whale Watching
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A private or semi-private Whale Watching + Coastal Tour experience limited to 6 passengers, Newport Coastal Adventure will get you closer than any other operator to the beautiful coastline and allow you to see the whales, dolphins and sea lions from...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
504 S Bay Front, Newport Beach, CA 92662-1017
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Best trip ever! Very friendly and helpful crew. Saw humpback whales and ended up in a pod of dolphins. Had a great time and will be back for sure!!! I recommend Newport Coastal Adventure as THE place to go!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cp1304
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a memorable and incredible whale watching trip. My 9 year old Granddaughter will always remember this adventure. The ride on the zodiac boat was awesome and gave us the opportunity to see the whales and dolphins up close. Our guide did an exceptional...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Venture219199
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had book this trip for my boyfriend and I and we were the only ones for the 2:30pm trip so we got the whole boat to ourselves!!! We had Captain Tyler!! He was so nice and friendly!! He sure knows his stuff and definitely...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jpcruz3243
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked the 9:30am ultimate whale watching trip. Only 3 people showed up so Captain Taylor took us out on the smaller boat which was awesome! Way more intimate. We followed a pod of dolphins for a bit, which was amazing. Then we split off to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ChrisFred91
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve gone out several times with these guys (sometimes adults, sometimes with our kids) and it is always a great time. They are very knowledgeable and professional. The boats are super fun (and safe) and we always manage to see something amazing since they can...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RedLbc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked a 15 passenger boat for whale watching, and it was everything we could have hoped for. Ryan the captain and mark the deckhand were wonderful they gave us a lot of information about the area, the whales, the Dolphins and just in general...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lindadY4789VA
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the 15 person tour, one of the most AMAZING experiences ever. First, the boat is just super cool, you feel like you're on a Navy Seal boat going 30mph. Absolutely flying. The wildlife was incredible. Hundreds and hundreds of dolphins. A handful of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Christine M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding trip. Guide and captain provided outstanding service. We saw whales, dolphins, and sea lions for about an hour. Well worth the $$ and time.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sarc44
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went out with Taylor and Mark today and it was awesome. Saw tons of dolphins and sea lions and followed a humpback whale for 30 minutes or so. The crew was great. The boat was very comfortable and fast and fun. The use of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Susangraham0000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since we had five in our family we booked the private up to six person tour. Boat had 6 comfortable seats on a high speed raftlike vessel. We were inches from the water with an unobstructed view. Captain Alex took us on a high speed...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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November 22, 2018|
Response from oz r | Reviewed this property |
I think it will be best to call and confirm they offer tours. Have fun
July 7, 2018|
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Response from Ryan L | Property representative |
Hi Thanks for your question! The end of December historically has held sightings of Gray Whales, Fin Whales, Humpback Whales, and Minke Whales, in that order of likelyhood. Any cancellation due to weather is 100... More
Sandy Z
February 28, 2018|
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Response from JillMa2sh | Reviewed this property |
Yes, You just have to book the large 15-passenger boat early enough to accommodate you!
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Austin, Texas
Whale watching - season + sea sickness? (6 Replies)
Hello, We will be taking our 8 & 10 year old Disneyland and are considering taking a day or two to explore the Newport Beach area. 'Newport Coastal Adventure Whale Watching' seems to come very highly recommended on Tripadvisor but we have concerns about the smaller 24 foot boats and potential for seasickness (we've been out a catamarans and such with no issues before, but I'm picturing a much choppier open ocean on a smaller boat here?). Does anyone have advice that's done this...More
June 04, 2017|
Response fromRiff M|
Hi, No matter what size the boats may be there is still a chance for seasickness to occur IF you are susceptible to it. I know that I am very prone to motion sickness and so I take meds before getting onto a boat no matter how big it is. No one on here can guarantee that you and your family will not feel anything unless you have lots of experience on the ocean and already know your tolerance levels.