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Newport Coastal Adventure Whale Watching

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Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A very great adventure!!! Thank you so much Capt. Rich!!!

We have been there on August 15th, it was a wonderful adventure! Capt. Rich was so kind and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Patrizio F
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16 seat boat, the shearwater

What a perfect day on the water! Capt. Taylor and professionel photographer Dale Frink treated our... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kristi J
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have been there on August 15th, it was a wonderful adventure! Capt. Rich was so kind and funny,we were just the two of us plus him so the boat was totally for us! We saw whales and a lot of dolphins and the boat...More

Thank Patrizio F
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a perfect day on the water! Capt. Taylor and professionel photographer Dale Frink treated our group to so much knowledge about all the wildlife including a humpback whale. The boat is very fast and gives us more time to view these wonderful creatures.

Thank Kristi J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Saw an amazingly friendly humpback and a huge pod of dolphins... my family still talking about it ! Great boat and very friendly skipper who knew everything and was v informative. Thanks Alex. The Tomson-Smiths

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We booked a trip with Shearwater to get a smaller and faster boat. Captain Taylor and Kristin did a great job. We got to see a humpback whale and several pods of dolphines. The last pod we followed was just amazing, leaping out of the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was looking for something fun to do with my three nieces, and booked a trip with Newport Coastal Adventure. We went out on a smaller 15 passenger boat that was well-maintained clean and not a bad seat anywhere on the boat. Captain Taylor did...More

Thank ckesty
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We choose Newport Coastal Adventures based on reviews and now it is my turn to give a big 5. We were quicker on the water than any other boat which enabled us to follow our unpredictably moving whale and we did it. We saw a...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Captain Taylor and Dale were fantastic! So knowledgeable about the wild life and the surrounding area. We hit the jackpot and were able to see a humpback whale breach. I would absolutely recommend this. This trip was a surprise to my wife and it was...More

Thank Ben and Em A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First off this is the best type of boat to whale watch. The RIB boats are very quick and flexible to change location. They are faster then the bigger boats so you spend more time out n the Ocean. Capitan Taylor and Dale were informative,...More

Thank drisaudi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the absolute best time on the 15 passenger Shearwater high speed boat. We got to the wildlife quick and were able to cover a lot of water. Dale and Capt. Taylor were excellent and as locals to the area we intend to come...More

Thank Penny R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The smaller faster boat is the way to go!!!! Captain Steve was educational and had fun facts about the animals for our 7 & 9yr old boys. With the small Zodiac like boat you feel like you are swimming with the dolphins. We drove along...More

Thank Jennifer A
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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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Bonnie K
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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