Water activity

Newport Beach: 2-Hour Whale Watching Tour

Activity provider: Davey's Locker
Water activity

Newport Beach: 2-Hour Whale Watching Tour

Activity provider: Davey's Locker

From US$ 32 per person

See giant blue whales, up to 100 feet in length, as well as finback whales and humpback whales on a whale-watching excursion off Newport Beach, CA. Take in the views of the Newport-Laguna coastline.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Choose a whale watching adventure just minutes from the Disneyland Resort
  • See many varieties of whales, such as the giant blue whale, finback whale, and grey whale
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Newport-Laguna coastline
Full description

Embark on a whale-watching adventure off Newport Beach, CA and look out for a variety of whales, including humpback whales and blue whales. Observe marine life in the wild and admire the Newport-Laguna coastline.

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.

  • Boarding pass for tour
  • Binocular rental
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks (available for purchase on board)
  • Gratuity

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Meeting point

Driving directions: From Los Angeles, take 405 South to 55 South. The Freeway ends at Newport Boulevard. Stay on Newport Boulevard to Main Street and turn left. We are in the Balboa Pavilion building at 400 Main Street. Parking in the Balboa Pier municipal lot: This large outdoor lot is located on Palm Street. While you are driving down Balboa Boulevard toward our location, you will make a right turn onto Palm Street. Once parked, walk to the base of the pier and turn your back to it. Walk away from the pier straight down Main Street. The activity provider is located in the Balboa Pavilion building next to the Harborside Restaurant and Grand Ballroom.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 304 reviews

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All in all the trip was quite nice... and we actually saw whales. Very short and very far away though. Too bad. On the way back we could still see seals, which made up for something. However, it was quite difficult to find the collection point. I was expecting to find a flag or something from getyoutguide - that would have made the search easier.

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October 12, 2022

I thought I was going to have a disappointing trip when 1 hour and 20 minutes into the trip, there were no sightings. But our tour guide was willing to go over the tour time, just so we can have the experience, and of course 20 minutes before the tour ended, we saw hundreds of dolphins and some sea lions.

August 27, 2022

It was fantastic my daughters loved it and the price was great. They were very kind, despite the fact that I arrived late due to the tragedy, my boat had already left and the people in the office gave me the choice if I wanted to spend it for another day or if there was space on the same day on another boat they could give it to me and they were very kind.

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August 2, 2022

Product ID: 29966