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Newport Landing Whale Watching

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309 Palm St, Ste A Newport Harbor, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1203
+1 949-675-0551
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I saw two whales and many dolphins! I feel Lucky, employees are awesome 🐳😊 I recommend it to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Laurence C
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Crowd pleaser!

The whale watching may be slightly oversold BUT we saw a HUGE and rare species, the Brydes Whale... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jennifer L
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Little Elm, Texas
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Newport Landing Whale Watching offers multiple whale watching cruise times daily year round. The winter and spring months has the annual gray whale migration with over 20,000 gray whales migrating along the Newport Beach coastline. During the gray whale migration it is not uncommon to view 5 or more gray whales on a single whale watching cruise making for excellent viewing opportunities. Other varieties of whales including finback whales, humpback whales, and minke whales are also viewed during these months along with several species of dolphin. The summer and fall months has the largest of all whales, the giant blue whale migrating into the waters off Newport Beach. Along with viewing these giants view the second largest whale in the world, the finback whale which is often seen feeding in the same areas as the blue whales. Other whales encountered include humpback whales known for their amazing acrobatics a real favorite with whale watchers.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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309 Palm St, Ste A Newport Harbor, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1203
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I saw two whales and many dolphins! I feel Lucky, employees are awesome 🐳😊 I recommend it to everyone

Thank Laurence C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The whale watching may be slightly oversold BUT we saw a HUGE and rare species, the Brydes Whale. We spent 30 minutes following it around and taking pictures. Dave and Taylor immediately found dolphins and they were ready to play. I’m sure there is no...More

Thank Jennifer L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A little annoyed at first this morning since we missed our scheduled trip because we weren’t there an hour prior to our scheduled time (due to traffic)- however they were able to fit us all on a boat later in the day. Even though we...More

Thank 3Christine1
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend!!! We saw dolphin and sea lions. It's a 2 hour boat ride in the ocean! You can beat that for $16! The crew was very knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank Amanda C
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Booked trip, got there early and they let us go on earlier boat. No whales, but not for lack of trying. Lots of dolphins which were fun. Staff was very attentive. They do have food on boat which I did not see in website or...More

Thank Judgepam
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Had a few hours to kill and this was perfect. You can rent binoculars at the sign in area. It was a beautiful day and we didn’t get to see any whales, but we got to see several groups of dolphins. We saw a few...More

Thank 2xsthelove
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

The Ultimate Whale Watching adventure was extraordinary. My 8 and 9 year old daughters and I took an early trip on July 5. The boat ride itself was fantastic- so fast, amazing scenery. Taylor was friendly, excited, and full of information! We encountered two large...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2018

We did the Ultimate Whale Watching Experiences on July 5th. We weren’t lucky enough to find any whales, but saw a ton of dolphins. Dale and Taylor were awesome! Very informative and friendly. Plan on doing it again when we come back to vacation. After...More

Thank Wildcat1794
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

This cruise lasts 2.5 hours and is inexpensive. I honestly wasnt expecting a lot but I was pleasantly surprised. Newport area is a great place, small shops and amazing beach front homes. It took a bit to get there from our Hollywood accommodation but definitely...More

2  Thank Angela M
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We took our whole family and it was an amazing experience. We have four kids range between 8 and 12 and they loved it! We got close enough to the dolphins to almost touch and we got to see a humpback whale fairly close up....More

1  Thank dianedN2525IL
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phxchica127
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Response from SandSteve3 | Reviewed this property |
We were there in high season and parking was very hard to find... We had a car so not sure about specific RV parking.
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