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  • Aquarium of the Pacific: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Admission

    1. Aquarium of the Pacific: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Admission

    Take a journey of discovery at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Discover sunny Southern California and Baja, the frigid waters of the Northern Pacific, and the colorful reefs of the Tropical Pacific. Come face-to-face with the ocean’s ultimate predators in Shark Lagoon, hand-feed colorful lorikeet birds, and watch the Magellanic penguins. Discover Pacific Visions where you explore underwater realms and future possibilities. The centerpiece, Honda Pacific Visions Theater, features an 8-minute film with multisensory effects. The massive 180-degree curved screen and floor projection disc encompass the viewers’ full range of vision, creating a uniquely immersive experience. The theater experience is included in admission.

    Good and it was really interesting that you can actually colour fishes or sharks and it appears on the screen and people will be able to see your art work and I really liked the theatre when we got to see a amazing presentation and I really loved all the fishes and shark and everything else.

  • Newport Beach: 2-Hour Whale Watching Tour

    2. Newport Beach: 2-Hour Whale Watching Tour

    On these year-round cruises off Newport Beach, many whale varieties are regularly seen including the giant blue whale (summer and fall), finback whale, grey whale (winter and spring), minke whale, and humpback whale. Several types of dolphin, seals, and all sorts of other marine life are typically spotted on the excursions as well. The cruises depart from Newport Harbor, located in the heart of Orange County, which is just a short drive from both Los Angeles and San Diego. Each cruise is a unique experience as you may never know what you might encounter. A recent cruise encountered a pod of more than 30 killer whales, including adults and their young, making for a whale watching adventure of a lifetime. The cruises enjoy a 96 percent success rate viewing whales and/or dolphin.

    everythings was ok. Host was kind and very knowleadgable.May be drinks are litle bit too expensive. Beside everything was fine.

  • Newport Beach: Year-Round Whale Watching Cruise

    3. Newport Beach: Year-Round Whale Watching Cruise

    The waters surrounding Newport Harbor are deep and nutrient-rich, attracting all types of marine creatures. Cruises typically see a variety of whales including giant blue whales (during the summer and fall), finback whales, grey whales (in the winter and spring), minke whales, and humpback whales, as well as several types of dolphin, seals, and all sorts of other marine life. Each cruise is a unique experience in that you never know what you might encounter. The Laguna Beach coastline lies just to the south of Newport Harbor and is some of Southern California’s most beautiful coast. The grey whales are commonly seen in this area. Most whale watching cruises take in the scenic backdrops of Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach, and Newport Beach, while viewing the gentle giants just a few hundred yards from shore. Due to the geography of the Orange County coastline that surrounds Newport Harbo...

    We didn't get to see any whales, but the Captain made a huge effort to follow some common dolphins and we caught up to a very large pod feeding. Was amazing!

  • Newport Beach: Ultimate Whale Watching Adventure

    4. Newport Beach: Ultimate Whale Watching Adventure

    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.

    Punctual, Knowledgeable, and friendly Captain Taylor. He made sure we saw a lot of wildlife . Epic!!!

  • Los Angeles Champagne Brunch Cruise from Newport Beach

    5. Los Angeles Champagne Brunch Cruise from Newport Beach

    Relax and unwind on a 2-hour cruise departing from Newport Beach. Enjoy a buffet brunch prepared from the freshest seasonal ingredients and sip on unlimited champagne or sparkling cider. Set off on a morning cruise from Newport Beach, where sunlight bounces of the water and a bottomless glass of bubbly or sparkling cider awaits. In addition to salty breezes and abundant sunshine, your champagne brunch cruise includes free-flowing champagne and a delicious buffet brunch to enhance your magical escape. Newport Beach is classic California, with wide beaches and expansive oceanfront mansions. The community boasts a well-known small-boat harbor as well as popular destinations such as the Balboa Peninsula, Fashion Island and bustling Mariner's Mile. Sample Buffet Brunch Menu Served upon seating: -Assorted Danish, cinnamon rolls, mini muffins, churro donu...

  • Los Angeles: Aquarium of the Pacific Annual Membership

    6. Los Angeles: Aquarium of the Pacific Annual Membership

    Discover the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach and enjoy the advantages of an Annual Membership Card. The cards are available in the following formats: - Family: all member benefits for one or two named cardholders, plus all children living in the same household (age 17 and under); - Dual Membership: all member benefits for two named cardholders living in the same household; - Plus Membership: all member benefits for one or two named cardholders, plus all children living in the same household (age 17 and under), 1 transferable membership card, and 2 guest tickets. The Annual Membership card will allow you to explore the 500 exhibits inside the aquarium exhibitions at your own pace and admire 12,000 animals representing the major regions of the Pacific Ocean. Marvel at the beauty and diversity of coral reefs and their animal residents, reefs in Pacific Visions through a new show in t...

  • Los Angeles Dinner Cruise from Newport Beach Weekend

    7. Los Angeles Dinner Cruise from Newport Beach Weekend

    Come aboard for a romantic evening away. Unforgettable views listen to music, and a duet entrée sit-down dinner all make this is a can’t-miss getaway for visitors and local residents alike. Newport Beach is classic California, filled with wide beaches and expansive oceanfront mansions. The community boasts a well-known small-boat harbor as well as popular destinations such as the Balboa Peninsula, Fashion Island and bustling Mariner's Mile. See the area while enjoying a luxurious evening out.

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What people are saying about Newport Beach

Overall rating

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based on 1 reviews

Captain was friendly, informative and would follow pods of Dolphins. We also saw sea lions and beautiful scenery. The Dolphins swam all around our boat. It was a wonderful adventure !!!

Excellent activity. Private, For families and adults. Wonderful views of the shore, the beaches, great houses. And the dolphins were amazing!!!

everythings was ok. Host was kind and very knowleadgable.May be drinks are litle bit too expensive. Beside everything was fine.

Timely, great guides. Saw dolphins & seals, no whales, a fun experience, regardless.

Excellent no need to wait for my ticket without line