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Whale-Watching Cruise from Newport Beach - with unbiased reviews

Whale-Watching Cruise from Newport Beach

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Overview
Hop aboard a 65-foot (20-meter) whale-watching boat for a fantastic adventure off the Orange County coast! During your whale-watching cruise, learn fascinating details about California sea life from the crew, and enjoy the Pacific Coast scenery. Year-round whale-watching cruises like this one are rare, so don’t miss this chance to see giant blue, finback, grey, minke and humpback whales, along with other marine life like dolphins, on this 2.5-hour tour from Newport Beach.
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You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • 1
    Balboa Pier
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 2
    Balboa Fun Zone
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission excluded
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Departure Point
400 Main St, Newport Beach, CA 92661, USA 309 Palm St, Newport Beach, CA 92661, USA
Duration
2–3 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 2.5-hour whale-watching cruise
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • 2.50 fuel surcharge per infant age 3 years and younger due on date of travel. The fuel surcharge and wharfage fees is required by our local supplier and is not within our control.
  • Entry/Admission - Balboa Fun Zone
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Outside alcohol, ice chests, coolers or glass containers are strictly prohibited.
  • Vessel may change depending on availability.
  • Please note: there is a $2.50 fuel surcharge per infant age 3 years and younger due on date of travel. The fuel surcharge and wharfage fees is required by our local supplier and is not within our control.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Princessldy85 wrote a review Nov 2019
8 contributions
No animals, no music, no, no, no entertainment Fun tour with no fun We did this tour with friends looking forward for fun time No fun, not even a music or trying to have a little entertainment from crue, not even see any crue except the guy which check the tikets been same one
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Megan S wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
The captain and the crew knew what to look for and knew how to make the excursion fun. The boat had great amenities as well! They offered snacks and drinks for purchase.
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Date of experience: November 2019
alo2071 wrote a review Nov 2019
24 contributions7 helpful votes
This is a great time if you love marine wildlife. I went on the cruise in early November and it wasn't quite whale season but you will have a good time regardless of the time of year. We chased down a pod of dolphins that were stampeding (yep, correct term.) Once we caught up to
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Date of experience: November 2019
tom s wrote a review Oct 2019
21 contributions10 helpful votes
Good cruise and value. Boat had a clean bathroom and a drink and snack bar inside. Only complaint is that they just usher everyone onto the boat with no direction. People were scrambling to find seating up front, on top, in the back... and there are no employees giving any
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Date of experience: October 2019
Sandra F wrote a review Oct 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Since booking the cruise, we were told by locals that October is not a time to see whales. We did see plenty of dolphins which were great! When booking you may want to make sure it is the season to see the whales. It is understood there are no guarantees to see anything and
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Date of experience: October 2019
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