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Newport Coastal Adventure Whale Watching

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Newport Beach, CA, USA
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About Newport Coastal Adventure Whale Watching
The original Small Boat, Big Adventure Whale Watching tour in Newport Beach. Newport Coastal Adventure's fleet now offers two US Coast Guard inspected and certified Zodiac boats, 30 and 36 feet in length, to go farther and faster than any competitor. With the unique design of a Zodiac boat, we allow our passengers to experience the ocean and animals at their fingertips. Just lean over the side of the cushioned tube to be inches away from playful dolphins and whales! Being on a Zodiac boat in the ocean is an unforgettable experience, one that's earned us over 1,500 Five Star reviews across the internet.
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thebrown5 wrote a review Yesterday
Newport Beach, California4 contributions4 helpful votes
Our Captain Ryan and Guide Delaney made our experience SPECTACULAR! We saw TWO (2) different species of Mama and Baby Whales. Blue Whales and Humpback Whales. They all put on a show that was AMAZING. We felt like we were being filmed for an episode of National Geographic. I will take friends and family on this tour every time they come to visit.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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susan m wrote a review Jul 3
Austin, Texas1 contribution
I have been whale watching , atleast 6 times, over the last 15 years. Never took this boat out of Newport and Alex and Erica were so Knowledgeable and we saw blue whales which I have never seen before. It was an amazing adventure and had good time meeting new people
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Zolkover wrote a review Jun 2022
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An excellent team, very professional and super friendly. Our Captain Erica and the Guide Christine gave us a trip that we would remember forever. We got to see Dolphins, several Whales and seals. Highly recommended 🤗🤗🤗
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Nate H. wrote a review Jun 2022
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This is our second trip with NCA Whale Watching. There will be more. This is the best overall whale watching experience in Southern California, and we've been on many. Whale watching is luck of the draw, but when experienced people are driving the boat the odds are in your favor. If we never saw a whale or dolphin, this would still be worth the time and money. This boat ride is fun and exciting and is led by the best in the biz. By the way, on this trip we saw a Humpback Whale and were the only ones in the area to see it...due to the the expertise of the crew. Can't wait to go back out with this Newport Coastal Adventure soon.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Mikaely H wrote a review Jun 2022
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What an exciting trip! The seats were so great, I have back issues and was very comfortable and never had an issue! Our guides were perfect and we saw everything we wanted to see! 100's of dolphins, a humpback whale, and the cutest sea lions! We were so close to everything and it's a memory I'll never forget! Would love to go again, especially with this crew!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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