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Newport Coastal Adventure Whale Watching

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504 S Bay Front, Newport Beach, CA 92662-1017
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A rememberable experience...

Local or not, everyone should do this. I went out with Captain Ryan and Chelsea on a Friday... read more

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moniker_r5
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Whittier, California
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Awesome, Fun experience!

We took the 15 passenger fast boat, when i say fast, don't wear a hat! We saw thousands of common... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mike3022
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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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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 a close to the water perspective with our 23' Zodiac inflatable boat. Our Whale Watching + Coastal Tour trip runs 2 hours and will allow you to see ALL the Newport Beach coastline has to offer.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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504 S Bay Front, Newport Beach, CA 92662-1017
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Local or not, everyone should do this. I went out with Captain Ryan and Chelsea on a Friday morning. The boat was awesome and the intimate experience shared with 13 people. The drone set is a nice option. Though we saw no blue whales, the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the 15 passenger fast boat, when i say fast, don't wear a hat! We saw thousands of common dolphin! hundreds of sea birds, Sea lions, a Humpback whale, a Minke whale, and what a ride! Better than any Disney ride and WAY cheaper!...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

5 of us ages 73 to 32 loved this trip. We saw a humpbacked whale and and blue whale. I never thought that I would see a blue whale in my lifetime. I was so very excited and still am, 24 hours later!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I were in town from South Carolina and I so wanted to see a whale! Our resort recommended this group. I paid extra to do the trip with only 15 passengers. So much more personal and up close! Dale entertained us with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would recommend for anyone who wants to having a amazing time out on the ocean. They were very friendly and made sure we all had a great time. I will for sure being doing this again when im back in California!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! I highly recommend this tour to anyone in this area or traveling here. Captain Taylor and Dale were fun and friendly and made this an amazing experience. We saw a baby and mom whale and it was seriously one of the best things I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No words can explain the Ultimate Whale Watching Trip we went on with Newport Coastal Adventure. We saw a humpback whale, a large pod of dolphins, seal lions and Newport’s local harbor seal. With the trip being limited to 15 people (10 in our group)...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I honestly cannot say enough positive things about our excursion yesterday! First, Captain Taylor was so kind and knowledgeable. He had a gps tag on a humpback whale from earlier in the day and was excited to get out on the water with us. We...More

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Sandy Z
February 28, 2018|
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Thank you !!
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Bonnie K
September 1, 2017|
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Response from Ryan L | Property representative |
Hi Bonnie, thanks for your question. Every year is different, but here's some excerpts from our Trip Log report from early October from last year, and it will give you an idea what you could expect. Sunday October 9... More
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Susan A
March 14, 2017|
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Both are great trips! 1130am might have a slight advantage because we have a buffer to stay out longer and have also already run a trip before it so we have a better idea where the animals are.
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