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Address: 1 Whitecliffs Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-5726
06:00 - 19:00
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Such a magical tour!

Danny Huff is a very responsible and knowledgable tour guide! He was beyond friendly and accommodating with my group and even went out of his way to do a last-minute tour for us... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2015

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Reviewed 20 February 2015

Danny Huff is a very responsible and knowledgable tour guide! He was beyond friendly and accommodating with my group and even went out of his way to do a last-minute tour for us. The bay was so peaceful and beautiful at night and we saw some adorable sea lions lounging on a boat! My favorite part was getting to stop... More 

3 Thank bnbatton
Irvine, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Active, engaging, friendly--my family of 5 adults and 4 children--had fun on the outrigger excursion under the tutelage of Danny Hough and Kevin. No moonlight (our choice when we scheduled the trip). We left the beach in the early evening, saw sunset as we pulled onto Balboa, enjoyed the stars & darkness on our return. Separately two youngsters said, "I... More 

2 Thank sheila g
Costa Mesa, California, United States
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2013

This is a wonderful way to see Newport Bay from a different perspective. You gather at the Newport Aquatic Center in the Upper Newport Bay. Guide and trip leader Danny Hough gives some basic instruction and safety information, we gather our life jackets, glow lights and paddles and then down to the shore. We have a choice of single and... More 

6 Thank ChrisBlank_FNS
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2013

My husband and I had a blast! The 3+ hours tour took us to Balboa Island. The stars and moon shown brightly. It was a magical scene on the water. So much fun. A perfect evening! We picnicked at the aquatic center before getting in the kayak. Our paddle tour stopped on the island for coffee and treats and we... More 

3 Thank marglo6
Bandung, Indonesia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2013

http://trrrip.com/t/34 (Photos of kayaking here) I went to kayak in the back bay this past weekend. Compared to many of the other places nearby that also rent kayaks, I thought that the aquatic center was as good as it gets. They're very relaxed about the kayak rentals and they're very good with customer service. They charge $15hr for a single... More 

5 Thank Kevin L
San Francisco
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2013 via mobile

Danny's tour is excellent. A great event to do on a summer evening, get a little kayaking in before a late dinner or drinks in Balboa / Newport. A nice two hour kayaking your. Not too short, not too long. Fun sea kayaks that are leisurely and tip-resistant. Super fun and a nice exercise / outdoor-centric night out.

2 Thank petekazanjy
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2013 via mobile

Had a fantastic time with Danny and the Newport aquatic center's volunteers! I have lived in Newport for 10+ years and can't believe it took me this long to really experience Newport on the water. Would highly recommend this adventure to anyone. Note it can get cold and you will get wet so plan accordingly!

2 Thank kgrom2009
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2012

Wow, don't miss this fun adventure in an Hawaiian outrigger canoe. It is a great way to see the holiday lights on Balboa island. We left from the Newport Aquatic Center, heading first to Newport Dunes to see the light show with beautifully lit Christmas trees on the water and Santa on a stand up paddle board, then headed out... More 

2 Thank Steph-Mpls
Trabuco Canyon, California
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2012

Moonlight kayaking is an awesome experience. If you haven't done this and are just thinking about it I wouldn't wait any longer!! The guides were very helpful and since we had never done anything like this before I'm sure we tested their patience! Danny was great and lead a wonderful tour.

1 Thank Jan B
Newport Beach, California
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2012

This is a side of the bay few people will get to experience. Being on the water at night under the stars and the full moon is breath taking. There are fish that leap out of the water and I was lucky enough to be there when there were glow worms! Didn't even know that glow worms existed let alone... More 

2 Thank Hill K

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