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Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise

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Newport Beach, United States
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Watch for whales and dolphins off Newport Beach aboard a double-decker catamaran with bow seating and 360-degree views. A diverse array of marine wildlife thrives in the protected area just outside Newport Bay, and you'll have the chance to see humpbacks, gray whales, finback whales, blue whales, seals, and several species of dolphins. The boat has a 96% success rate spotting whales or dolphins, making this a great way to explore California wildlife in a gorgeous natural environment.
  • Wildlife-watching cruise in a two-deck catamaran
  • See native wildlife in the Newport Bay
  • Enjoy views of the California coast from the water
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 144 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Go early, and get on line, so you get good seats on the boat." See review
  • "Everyone is sending us here, so yes, this is you, check in your computer and lo and behold our names were there." See review
  • "Wet day trip, wee bit bumpy, nice boat trip but slas no whales for us, did see a few dolphins and sea lions though so still worth it" See review

Reviews

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Numerous different types of wildlife
Wendy_C
, Jul 2020
It was awesome! We saw thousands of dolphins, 2 whales multiple times, a swordfish and tons of anchovies that the dolphins were chasing and feeding on. Such a great experience!
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Excellent
Peter_G
, Jul 2020
Great trip, the Captain quickly spotted a pod of dolphins which swam alongside the boat for over 30 mins. Also enjoyed the refreshments on board and courteous crew.
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Newport Beach
Lillian_G
, Jun 2020
We didn’t see any whales but coming back we saw plenty of dolphins. My grandson was so excited about the dolphins The there was also the shops
star-5
Saw a Humpback Whale
Rachel_S
, Jun 2020
Great Experience!! We saw lots of dolphins and two whales. The staff was very knowledgeable and professional. The boat was very clean and nice.
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Bad check in experience
istvan_S
, Jun 2020
the check in personnel wasn't accommodating. We missed the tour, got there on time and they said we paid only for 2people when I had the evidence and showed it to them(the comfirmation) that we had a toddler as well. During the back and fort conversation we missed the boat. Managed to get on the next one, and once we were on see, everything was good. Was hard to mess that one up.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2020
Good afternoon, First of all, I would like to apologize for the issue you endured. We always strive to provide the upmost customer service. We are currently light staffed due to child care issues due to Covid-19. With that being said, there was an internal manual entry error that occurred when inputting your reservation due to our systems not being interlinked. I would be happy to have you out on one of our sunset cruises in the future to make up for this. Let me know if you would like to part take in one of these cruises for two adults and an infant.
star-5
Amazing
Teresa_R
, Mar 2020
It was a wonderful experience , I Will deffently do it again and I will recommended to family and friends
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Great experience
Lorraine_B
, Mar 2020
Excellent experience. Easy to find. Pleasant staff. Saw whales and dolphins. It was a lot of fun and a lot cheaper than other tours. Take something warm to wear and sunscreen.
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Ocean Explorer
Taylor_R
, Feb 2020
Honestly amazing. We saw so many dolphins, followed a whale down the coast and even got close to the sea lions. Pictures were amazing, smooth ride and the captain Mike was very knowledgeable and made the trip that much more enjoyable.
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Amazing Day
PascaleSimone_K
, Feb 2020
Amazing, we saw whales, dolphins, sealions any beautiful nature🐳 Good Organisation, nice team and price ist perfect 👌
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NotaWhaleInSight
, Feb 2020
The website let me book for 10am. The day after I booked I received a call from the company stating the time I picked was fully booked. They rescheduled us for an earlier cruise. Took the 0930 cruise with not a whale or dolphin in sight, we did however catch some sea lions basking in the sun on our way back to the dock. All passengers were offered a $7 off coupon for a future visit which expired in 2019...

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