Newport Bay Whale Watching Cruise

Enjoy a Scenic Whale Watching Trip Along the Orange County Coast

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Discover the marine life which flourishes in the pristine waters of Newport Bay, one of the closest natural harbors to the city of Los Angeles, during this two and a half hour whale watching cruise! Located just off of the coast of Newport Beach, this whale watching adventure is one of the best things to do in Orange County!

This aquatic adventure gift begins on Balboa Island. Here you will be greeted by the friendly Captain and Crew as you board the Ocean Explorer. Once the cruise is underway you head out to the mouth of the Harbor where an abundant amount of marine life congregates to feed. Here you will have the opportunity to see dolphins, sea lions, porpoises, harbor seals, and many others! During summer and fall months it is common to also see giant blue whales and finback whales, while multiple gray whales are often seen during the winter and spring months while on their annual migration.

Every trip is different, so whether it's your first time or you're a veteran, go out and see what the magical Harbor will reveal during this scenic Los Angeles Whale Watching Cruise!

The Newport Bay Whale Watching Cruise Xperience CertificateĀ® is for two participants. You will be joined by additional participants on ship.

This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.

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The Los Angeles Whale Watching Cruises are offered seven days a week, year-round, subject to availability. Trips are offered at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM; and also at 3:30 PM November thru April and at 6:00 PM May thru October.

The Whale Watching Cruises typically have a cruise trip length of 2Ā½ hours and a total duration of approximately 3 hours.

The Orange County Whale Watching Cruises may be rescheduled by the Captain due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather.

What to wear
Dress comfortably, flat, non-marking rubber-soled shoes and layers are recommended for this open water adventure.

Additional Information
Your experience will take place on one of the largest whale watching vessels in Newport Harbor, The Western Pride, a 90' vessel with spacious indoor and outdoor seating, a heated cabin, and large windows for viewing. Beverages and snacks are available on the boat from the snack bar but are not included in the price of the cruise. There is currently a $3.50 fuel surcharge which must be paid upon check-in at the dock.


Cancellation Policy
All changes to reservations for the Newport Beach Whale Watching Cruise Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience CertificatesĀ® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

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