4.5 star rating: Recommended 26 Reviews

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  • Location: Newport Beach, California
  • Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Trip was amazing, we saw 11 whales and loads of dolphins, the ship captain was very friendly and knowledgable, as we were leaving the harbour a bottlenose dolphin was at the front of the boat, the captain made sure everybody got to see it instead of people pushing and shoving and blocking the view.
We were very lucky to see so many whales but it was a spectacular sight, would def recommend!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Excellent !!,

Jorge Babroo
Costa Rica

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Very nice experience. We only got to see the whales from far away but was amazing to see these creatures. Dolphins are a great plus and incredible. Personel was kind and very well train. Food in the boat is good and with lots to choose from. Extra tip: If you come by car, there's only two locations where you can park for more than 2 hours (tour is about 3). Arrive early so you don't have to run to board the boat.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

didnt see any whales but lots of dolphins and sea lions very good trip and nice friendly staff on board .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

excellent trip well worth doing! We got a public transport bus from anaheim to newport bay for this trip and it was excellent. we saw hundreds of dolphin, two blue whale and a beluga whale.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

First rate in every way. Friendly staff, nice boat, and of course, a beautiful show by the whales.
Nothing to complain about here!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Totally amazing trip! We were very lucky to see 2 blue whales. The whales stayed up for 10 minutes at a time. The skipper of the boat was able to get right by them so we had plenty of photo opportunities. To be fortunate enough to see whales in their natural habitat was definitely a highlight of our holiday.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Great experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Excellent. I had another your while on Catalina trip but this is cheaper in smaller boat. The boat ride was ok but less no of people on board. Go on weekday so it won't be too crowded

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

This was excellent and we saw a blue whale that day albeit from a distance. Make sure you have a good zoom. Dolphins surrounded the boat as well. Make sure that you know how far Newport Beach is from your accommodation as it was a very expensive and long taxi ride to get there. Transport isn't included. Well worth it and allow loads of time as the beach is wonderful. Beautiful place. We loved it. Crew of boat great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

It was awesome! I did not get to see any whales, but i enjoyed the dolphins.

Justin W
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2013

Great cruise. We saw whales, dolphins and sea lions. The boat and staff were great

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2015

We had a fantastic time on our whale watching tour. We were lucky enough to come upon a super pod of dolphins , 4 whales and 5 seals! The staff was friendly and knowledable, the boat was clean. The only bummer was up top on our boat the center was wide open with very little seating around the edges so we sat on the floor. Luckily we brought a few towels with us to sit on. Other than that we enjoyed our tour!

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2014

Bought 2 tickets but only able to use one due to no available afternoon public parking for 1pm tour. Drove around for over an hour. Beaches were full. Sent my guest only. However, my guest enjoyed the whale excursion and did see 2 whales together close up so boat portion was a success. To early.

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2013

Nice tour, we were lucky and saw several whales during the trip

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