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Ultimate Whale & Dolphin Watching Experience with Captain Nick in Newport Beach

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Newport Beach, United States
Ultimate Whale & Dolphin Watching Experience with Captain Nick in Newport Beach

From $399.00 per group (up to 6)

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Safety measures
icon2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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USCG licensed Master captains with over 24 years experience in the industry
All Captains are USCG licensed and Certified Naturalists!
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Departure Point

509 S Bay Front, Newport Beach, CA 92662, USA

We are located at the white gated dock adjacent to 509 S. Bay Front, Newport Beach. You will see banners on the side of the dock entrance that say 'Whale and Dolphin Watching' in red. Capt. Nick will meet you at the dock entrance and escort your group to the boat.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is comfortable. Bring an extra Jacket or sweatshirt and Sunblock. Thank you.
  • Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers in THIRD trimester
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY East Meets West Whale Watching

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • 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 Ultimate Whale & Dolphin Watching Experience with Captain Nick in Newport Beach?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Ultimate Whale & Dolphin Watching Experience with Captain Nick in Newport Beach.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Ultimate Whale & Dolphin Watching Experience with Captain Nick in Newport Beach?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Ultimate Whale & Dolphin Watching Experience with Captain Nick in Newport Beach.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Ultimate Whale & Dolphin Watching Experience with Captain Nick in Newport Beach?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Ultimate Whale & Dolphin Watching Experience with Captain Nick in Newport Beach.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Ultimate Whale & Dolphin Watching Experience with Captain Nick in Newport Beach?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Ultimate Whale & Dolphin Watching Experience with Captain Nick in Newport Beach.

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Terrific, excellent, amazing
avinoam_rosenfeld
, Aug 2021
Captain Nick was terrific! We booked this excursion for six people. From the get go , Captain Nick was polite, courteous and made us feel at home. His boat is brand new, beautiful and has lots of power. The seats absorbed all of the shock from the water. He was knowledgeable about the water and the location of the dolphins. He winded up finding a large school of 500 plus dolphins and is was a blast! I highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to have an upscale, experience.
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What a special gift of time, experience, the marine life, boat ride, and company. Thank you Captain Nick!!
Stephanie_M
, Jul 2021
What a special gift of time, experience, the marine life, boat ride, and company. Thank you Captain Nick!! B
star-5
Captain Nick is a great person.
Jereme_B
, Jun 2021
The communication with captain Nick was top notch and much appreciated. He’s genuine and a great person. We highly highly recommend his services.
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Good time
Daryl_D
, Jun 2021
Good time on the water captain and crew very friendly and knowledgeable highlights on what we were seeing
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Coolest Experience Ever!
Heather_A
, Jun 2021
Wow, all I can say is wow! Not really, ill say more. This was one of the most memorable trips we have ever been on! Captain Nick was awesome, very attentive and knowledgeable. His love for the animals and nature was infectious. I didn't expect to see any whales considering we went in June. I was good with just dolphins! Captain Nick went above and beyond to make sure we saw something and had a great time. Lucky we saw a Blue Whale which absolutely took our breathes away! The kids were so amazed and it was a wonderful experience to share with our family. We will definitely come back again and see what else we may see out there! Thanks Captain Nick!
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1000 dolphins !
Luke_J
, Mar 2021
Nick was amazing ! He was down to earth and helpful. We saw whales for sure. But the spectacle was 500-1000 dolphins frolicking and swimming with the boat. The kids touched dolphins and had a life changing experience ! Thank you again Nick we will be back.
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Awesome Experience
Shack
, Feb 2020
We saw 4 Gray Whales, Common Dolphins and Sea Lions!! It was awesome. We will for sure go again and recommend to anybody visiting the Newport Beach area. Capt Brandon was AWESOME.
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Fantastic experience
Tyler L
, Sep 2019
We had a fantastic experience with Captain Dan. We chose to go with a smaller group which turned out to the right decision given the smaller boat is faster and can go further into the sea. Saw a lot of dolphins and they were literally surrounding us which was amazing to see.
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Don't miss out on this amazing experience!
TravelMegs7
, Aug 2019
Captain Brandon was awesome- very friendly and knowledgeable! We had an amazing time just being on the water and riding the waves. We didn’t see any whales but we did see a couple different pods of dolphins, so many dolphins! Because of the small boat, we were able to get up really close. The Sea Lions were adorable. I would definitely recommend this tour!

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