Water activity

Newport Beach: Ultimate Whale Watching Adventure

4.9 / 5

59 reviews

Activity provider: Newport Landing Cruises

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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

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

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Important information

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 59 reviews

Review summary

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Great welcome, exceptional experience, we saw whales jumping, there were three of them, the guides said that in 6 months it was the second time they had seen that, it was incredible!! A shoal of Dolphins also passed next to us or under the boat, we had just left the port. I recommend this company 100%, they even sent us photos by AirDrop at the end of the ride! Thank you very much for this magical moment

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October 29, 2022

Great tour with the speed boat, unfortunately we didn't see any whales, but hundreds! of dolphins that have accompanied our boat for a long time. We were also able to see numerous sea lions in the wild. Super nice and competent guides. I would do it again anytime. A little tip: a windproof jacket, even in summer. If the captain uses the 700 hp of the boat then it can get a bit chilly :-)

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July 4, 2022

Thank you for this unforgettable experience. We had the chance to see dolphins but also a blue whale accompanied by their little ones. The whole team is incredible and really super dedicated and involved in ensuring that everyone has a fabulous experience. Thank you to all of you. We are going to talk about it around us because you deserve it.

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June 26, 2022

Product ID: 220617