Water activity

Newport Beach: Ultimate Whale Watching Adventure

4.9 / 5

63 reviews

Activity provider: Newport Landing Cruises
Water activity

Newport Beach: Ultimate Whale Watching Adventure

Activity provider: Newport Landing Cruises
Likely to sell out

From US$ 84.50 per person

Likely to sell out

Experience the ultimate whale watching adventure on a 2-hour cruise. Departing from Newport Beach, travel faster and farther in a brand new RIB boat. Enjoy up-close wildlife sightings in a smaller group as you cruise along the beautiful Californian coast.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Admire the stunning coastal scenery of southern California
  • Encounter whales and dolphins up close
  • Enjoy a thrilling cruise with a higher chance of sightings
Full description
Take a 2-hour dolphin and whale watching tour from Newport Beach. Cruise in an open boat that offers 360-degree views from anywhere onboard, allowing everyone a to have close encounter with nature. Admire the stunning coastal landscape and look out for whales, dolphins, and other marine wildlife.   Board a custom-built RIB, perfect for whale watching. The boat has a maximum capacity of 15 people, giving each passenger a piece of the action. See dolphins come almost close enough to touch. The boat can travel at speed and cruises up to 14 miles from port to ensure the highest success rate of animal sightings.
  • 2-hour cruise
  • Fees and taxes
  • Binocular rental
  • Drinks (available for purchase)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

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Meeting point

Meet at Newport Landing Cruises office. Please schedule extra time to find parking.

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What to bring

  • Driver's license

Know before you go

  • Please note, there is no bathroom onboard the boat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 63 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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Mark and Delaney were the best guides I could imagine. They gave us a great tour where we saw many dolphins, pelikans, seelions and also a very shy gray whale, which was very lucky. Mark even did some photos and videos with his drone, which he then send us via Airdrop for free! Thank you guys!

March 28, 2023

10 stars! Absolutely awesome!! Can't imagine any other tour, esp with guaranteed seats (we're disabled) & being up close & personal with water, marine life & crew. It's so worth the xtra $!! We're returning asap! Such a fantastic experience!! Will recommend to all. Thx guys!!

March 28, 2023

While we didn't see whales on this trip the captain got us to a dolphin pod and the naturalist was knowledgeable and very kind. Seas were choppy and going all out was awesome. Even my athlete teenage daughter had a smile on her face when the trip was over.

March 28, 2023

Product ID: 220617