Whale Watching In Los Angeles For Two

Enjoy a Fun Two and Half Hour Newport Beach Whale Watching Tour

4 stars 11 Reviews
participants participants Price for 2 participants

Discover the unforgettable adventure of whale watching off of the coast of Newport Beach during a two and half hour whale watching cruise! Accompanied by the Captain and crew just outside the mouth of Newport Harbor where great amounts of marine life congregate to feed, you and your guest will have the opportunity to see various sea life such as grey whales, dolphins, seal lions, porpoises, harbor seals, and many others!

On the primary whale watching ship, 65 feet in length, you and your guest will be able to move around the large upstairs sundeck, snack or treat yourself to a beverage, or even view from the comfort of indoor seating situated in front of large viewing windows. With the pristine Laguna Beach coastline just south of the harbor and ample coastline along Huntington Beach, you will have gorgeous views during your entire trip!

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!

The Whale Watching In Los Angeles For Two Xperience Certificate® is for two participants. You will be joined by additional participants on ship.

This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.

California, Balboa

The Los Angeles Whale Watching Cruise is offered seven days a week, year-round, subject to availability. Trips are offered at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:30PM and 6:00 PM June thru August.

The Whale Watching In Los Angeles Experience typically has a trip length of 2˝ hours and a total duration of approximately 3 hours.

The LA Whale Watching Cruise may be cancelled 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 Whale Watching In Los Angeles Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

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

Whale Watching Review 

4 stars


- - Santa Monica, Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Saw whales and dolphins 

5 stars

The boat was overbooked but they had a sister company that was able to accommodate everyone. There was a $3.50 per person surcharge which was for fuel, and we rented a $5 binocular. I wouldn't recommend getting the binocular since we didn't really need it and the whales and dolphins could be seen without them. We actually saw a lot of blue whales and common dolphins and the trip was very enjoyable. 

- - Los Angeles, Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Loved this eXperience! 

5 stars

I attended on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at 3:30pm. The weather was amazing, the boat ride was wonderful, and we saw lots of animals! It was quite therapeutic, and everyone loved watching the sea life. We did spot quite a few whales, but personally, my favorites were the dolphins! They came right up to the boat and even swam alongside of us. Definitely recommend this Xperience. Tickets were really easy to redeem at the counter and all the staff was super friendly. Thanks, Xperience Days! 

- - Orange County, CA, Monday, June 03, 2013

Los Angeles Whale Watching 

4 stars

I totally enjoyed my time on the boat. I feel we got lucky and went out on a beautiful day with blue sky and smooth water. The captain was funny and knew what he was doing and talking about. We didn't see any whales but we did get to see two different pods of dolphins, which was amazing. He also drove by some sea lions sun bathing on a buoy. Overall I enjoyed my 2.5 hours on the boat and would definitely do it again. 

- - Petaluma, Sunday, January 06, 2013

While Watching 

4 stars

I did not see any whales but it was relaxing and we saw lots of dolphins. I recommeded as a walk on the ocean in a boat to see dolphins. Takes about 2 -2.5 hours. 

- - Los Angeles, Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Whale Watching 

3 stars

I scored a 3 because on a whale watching trip there were no whales to watch... other than that it was all good. The service was good. 

- - Davies Locker, Friday, November 25, 2011

Whale Watching LA 

5 stars

It was ammazzzzzzzzzzing experience me and my husband loved it. I recomend everyone to go on this amazing trip its lots of funn and there are - drinks on the ship so that makes it even better give it a try :) 

- - Newport Beach, Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Whale Watching 

4 stars

We had a great trip. On our way South we saw Sea Lions and Bottle Nose Dolphins. I love how the dolphins play in the wake of the boat. On our way back to the Harbor we followed three gray whales heading North. It was exciting to search for the next spout and hear the crowd squeal with glee when it was spotted. The trip went quickly. It was a gorgeous day at sea. 

- - Newport - Davey's Locker, Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Whale Watching Trip 

4 stars

A very pleasant and enjoyable trip. We did not see any whales but were delighted to be invited back for another trip. The good weather, tour of the bay and beach line, and narrative from the captain was well worth the time. We look forward to our return trip. 

- - Newport Beach, CA, Friday, December 31, 2010

Whale Watching 

4 stars

We had a great time and wished it was a bit longer actually! We didn't see any whales, but we did see a couple different groups of dolphins and sea lions. We plan on going again and good word of mouth has spread and more friends will be going us for the next go around. A positive also since we didn't see any whales we got a 1/2 off our next visit. 

- - Pasadena, CA, Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Whale Watching 2/14/09 

4 stars

We enjoyed the trip even though we only saw one whale. We did, however, see a HUGE school of dolphins who were more than happy to put on an incredible show for us!!! It was well worth the time and we plan to do it again. 

- - Newport Beach, CA, Tuesday, February 17, 2009

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