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Newport Beach, United States
Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

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.
  • Wildlife-watching cruise in a two-deck catamaran
  • See native wildlife in the Newport Bay
  • Enjoy views of the California coast from the water
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
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Landing and facility fees
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Food and drinks

Departure Point

309 Palm St, Newport Beach, CA 92661, USA

Located on the Balboa Boardwalk in Newport Beach. Suite A.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 144 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Newport Landing Whale Watching

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 144 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise.

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  • "Wet day trip, wee bit bumpy, nice boat trip but slas no whales for us, did see a few dolphins and sea lions though so still worth it" See review

Reviews

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113 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Dancing Dolphins Day Trip
JeanineM
, Sep 2021
It was a beautiful sunny, Sunday afternoon. The open ocean was quite a site for 4 children and 4 adults. We definitely picked the right seats on the boat, too. We saw sea lions on our way in and out, and the school of dolphins were diving around us like crazy. Couldn't have asked for a better afternoon!
star-5
Very nice and clean boat...
Alicia_H
, Sep 2021
Very nice and clean boat ride. We only got to see dolphins and sea lions. We did get a pass to come back for a reduced amount. Drinks were good and staff was nice.
star-4
Enjoyed the cruise
Yolanda_W
, Aug 2021
Even though we didn’t see any whales, we saw lots of dolphins and a few sea lions. It had great views out on the water
star-1
I paid $150 for nothing
Ofelya_H
, Aug 2021
We spent 2:30 hours for a whale and dolphins but we can see only few baby dolphins, I spent hole my day for nothing. 08/21/2021
star-5
The excursion was...
Jane_M
, Aug 2021
The excursion was great🤗. The initial directions given by Viator were not accurate & confusing. Additional info would have been very helpful. Like places to grab a bit beforehand. The original time slot was changed by Viator at the last minute which wasn’t helpful for visiting guests.
star-5
Fantastic fun exploring on a cruise
Teresa_A
, Aug 2021
We saw a huge pod of dolphins and several sea lions. The captain did an excellent job explaining ocean wildlife and exploring with us. He and his crew were so friendly and helpful. My kids and I had an amazing experience! Thank you to all of them.
star-4
Nice
Daniel_E
, Aug 2021
Cool boat ride out got to see dolphins seals and blue fin tuna well worth it be back to see wale’s next time
star-4
Memorable
Gwendolyn_Harris
, Aug 2021
Seeing the large Pod of dolphins! Also, saw a group sea lions chilling out/ sleep on the bell. I found the pelicans a treat too.
star-5
California coast outing
MBB
, Jul 2021
We enjoyed the beautiful view of the California coastline. Watching the pods of dolphins and getting to see Patches, the dolphin, was an added kick. The tickets were easy to order, the crew was organized and the boat was on time.
star-2
Bummer Boat Ride
Elizabeth_S
, Jul 2021
It was a bust. We saw nothing except for a few seals. I was hoping they would at least point out some sights. No fun.

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