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Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise

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  • Wildlife-watching cruise in a two-deck catamaran
  • See native wildlife in the Newport Bay
  • Enjoy views of the California coast from the water
Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise
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Watch for whales and dolphins off Newport Beach aboard a double-decker catamaran with bow seating and 360-degree views. A diverse array of marine wildlife thrives in the protected area just outside Newport Bay, and you'll have the chance to see humpbacks, gray whales, finback whales, blue whales, seals, and several species of dolphins. The boat has a 96% success rate spotting whales or dolphins, making this a great way to explore California wildlife in a gorgeous natural environment.
What to Expect

Whale watching & dolphin cruises depart from the famous Balboa Boardwalk on Newport Harbor in Newport Beach.  Check in about 40 minutes before your departure time and receive your boarding passes.  Once on-board it is only a quick 15 minute cruise through Newport Bay before exiting and immediately entering the marine sanctuary where whale and dolphin sightings begin.  

Whales and/or dolphin maybe found immediately or make take longer to locate depending on the mammals. During your whale watching cruise the whale watching captain & on-board naturalist will provide neat details about the mammals being seen as well as the marine habitat and lots of other neat details.  The giant marine park just outside Newport Bay also happens to have some of the most scenic coastline in California traveling along the Newport Beach and Laguna Beach coastlines.  

While on your whale watching cruise refreshments of all types are available in the larger indoor salon for purchase at any point of your cruise.  Photos and drone video of your trip/mammals sighted are also available for purchase as you return to Newport Bay from your whale watching cruise. 

Reviews (24)
1 - 5 of 7 reviews
Reviewed 11 October 2018
Bad Luck

My husband and I have been on this whale tour four times at two different times of the year and have not seen whales, we did see a few Pacific White Sided Dolphins back in March. On the other hand, my mom went once and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank stefee818
Reviewed 6 October 2018
Not impressed

no dolphins dont take morning its no food also. was not impress at all just tak you not too far very near by sea.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ombliya
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile
Dolphin Watching

Nice friendly guys lots of dolphins but we did not hang luck not even one sign of whale. I went on very early trip the 7:30am trip still no luck.. good luck everyone with your whale..

1  Thank Daydream711765
Reviewed 3 September 2018
Newport Beach Must Do!

This trip was super fun, informative and did not disappoint!!! The 2 level boat was clean & spacious. Our trip was at 9:30a on a Sat. We saw dolphin pods less than an hour out at sea. My teenage girls, husband and I really enjoyed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Olivia B
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile
We saw dolphins!

The Captain and his crew were great! Getting checked in was a problem. It was hard to find where to check in, so we asked Davey's Locker and they told us where to find this company. When we got there we were told to go...More

2  Thank Deb-and-Clark
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