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Newport Landing Whale Watching

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309 Palm St Ste A, Newport Harbour, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1203
+1 949-675-0551
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Whale of a Time

Since whale watching was on my bucket list we decided to scratch it off on a recent visit to So... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Salt Lake City, Utah
Can't Beat the Price & Good Fun

We've done this cruise many times in all seasons. It's fun for kids and adults alike and taking a 2... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
Visalia, California
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Newport Landing provides multiple whale watching trips daily departing from Newport Beach. Whale watching trips are also referred to as whale watching tours or whale watching cruises. Newport Landing offers whale watching tours from December 17th through April 30th. Along with viewing Grey Whales you can expect to see dolphins, sea lions, and marine birds. Join Newport Landing on one of our open to the general public cruises or privately charter a whale watching boat.
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309 Palm St Ste A, Newport Harbour, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1203
+1 949-675-0551

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Since whale watching was on my bucket list we decided to scratch it off on a recent visit to So Cal. As this was obviously important to me I researched both Newport Landing and Capt Dave's Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari. Though the latter had...More

Thank _jazzlover53
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We've done this cruise many times in all seasons. It's fun for kids and adults alike and taking a 2 1/2 hour ocean cruise in Newport is a great way to spend your time with the added bonus of the occasional whale sighting and almost...More

Thank OneLMicheleM
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Great trip. Beautiful Day. Dolphins swimming along side of our boat. Great Guide. Kept the whole boatful of people totally engaged i the cruise. Got to see great dolphins, and kids loved it and so did I was like a kid all over again. We...More

4  Thank Laura O
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Unfortunately we had too much fog to find the whales but the boat trip was good and they did their best. They offered a voucher for another trip and we will definitely go back.

1  Thank sinnee3
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Me and my husband went on the whale watching tour while on our honeymoon to the Los Angeles area. It was fun but we only saw a few sea lions and it was very long. The boat was pretty full and we were located right...More

1  Thank tyrant_virus
Reviewed 28 April 2017

The staff onboard was very knowledgable and quickly found a mother and baby gray whale for us to watch. We stayed with them for quite a while before going off in search of others. We found sealions and seals, but no more whales. If you...More

1  Thank Traveling_Girrrrrl
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This was a really good tour the only bad side was we went out after waiting 10 minutes late as a couple of families weren't on time then after launching and leaving harbour we had to go back (yes really) overall there and back 45...More

Thank connor170
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We took our homeschool class on this trip and it didn't disappoint. The captain and his mate were extremely knowledgable. They knew where to not only find the whales but 3 different types of dolphins. They were so experienced they were able to find the...More

Thank Andrea J
Reviewed 27 March 2017

My sister and I went on a whale watching cruise during spring break in March. I definitively recommend going in the afternoon (1:00 or 3:00) so that it gives the sun enough time to dry and lift the smog/mist for better sight! We saw about...More

2  Thank suzysundrop
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Anniversary day trip- We went on the Western Pride boat- clean, simple and I liked that it had a wooden ledge to lean up against/sit on/ set stuff on and you could get closer to the water. My husband and I stayed at the front...More

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2 February 2017|
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.