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Newport Coastal Adventure Whale Watching

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A private or semi-private Whale Watching + Coastal Tour experience limited to 6 passengers, Newport Coastal Adventure will get you closer than any other operator to the beautiful coastline and allow you to see the whales, dolphins and sea lions from...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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504 S Bay Front, Newport Beach, CA 92662-1017
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+1 949-922-8784
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Reviewed yesterday

Taylor was great. He expertly handled the boat to make our ride as comfortable as possible. He knew a lot about the ocean and the animals and answered any questions we had in a professional way.

Thank tizmitz
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great ride? Taylor did a great job tracking the whales and ensuring we had a great time at sea. It made for a lovely day :)

Thank Brian G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Newport coastal adventure is the best whale watching boat in Orange County. Captain Taylor is incredible he really both know what to look for and he is very knowledgeable when your out on the water. I most definitely recommend Newport coastal they always get a...More

Thank Sharkguy1988
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We rode with Taylor in the small Zodiac Boat which was a great choice. The small boat is quite fast and allowed us to move between "last seen" sites very quickly . This gave us more time to follow a humpback in the area when...More

Thank Dylan C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Alex gave us a great excursion in search of marine life. Minke whales had been spotted in an earlier tour, making those sleek baleen beauties our ocean destination, too. Capt Alex was thorough in sharing his marine knowledge of minke whales, including answering any...More

1  Thank arlinerm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to sea with Capt. Taylor and a trainee. Our first our we were out in the direction of Catalina Island and the winds were high so the ride was jarring and the spray soaked us to the bone. It was looking bleak when Capt....More

1  Thank Chris R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't give Ryan enough high marks for making our tour outstanding. The thrilling ride on the 6 person Zodiak to get to each pod of dolphins and then to see our water friends so close up was fantastic. The first visit was pretty quick to...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and our kids (ages 6 and 8) absolutely loved the tour. We were lucky enough to find between 500-1000 common dolphins. We loved watching them play, jump and swim with the boat. Taylor was great and very informative. We were so happy we...More

Thank Travelbug_x2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a Kodiak with our family of 4 and it was terrific. The boat was comfortable and was fast so it could cover a lot of the water allowing us to see a lot of marine life in 2 hours. Steve was very knowledable...More

Thank Luckemel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The boat was fast and so much fun. We saw sea lions, many dolphins, and a gorgeous humpback whale. Of course whale sightings are harder to come by, but a possibility. The possibility is better on the smaller boats because they can move faster. Our...More

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fargomama
8 July 2018|
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Response from Ryan L | Property representative |
Hi Thanks for your question! The end of December historically has held sightings of Gray Whales, Fin Whales, Humpback Whales, and Minke Whales, in that order of likelyhood. Any cancellation due to weather is 100... More
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Sandy Z
28 February 2018|
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Thank you !!
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628bonniek
2 September 2017|
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Response from Ryan L | Property representative |
Hi Bonnie, thanks for your question. Every year is different, but here's some excerpts from our Trip Log report from early October from last year, and it will give you an idea what you could expect. Sunday October 9... More
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