Hop aboard our 65-foot (20-meter) whale-watching boat made just for whale watching and start a fantastic adventure off the Orange County coast! During your whale-watching cruise, learn fascinating details about all types of California sea life from the onboard naturalist with the beautiful coastal scenery of Newport Beach & Laguna Beach as backdrop. Year-round whale-watching cruises like this one are rare, so don’t miss this chance to see giant blue, finback, grey, minke and humpback whales. Over half dozen different types of dolphin including giant Risso Dolphin at over 12 feet in length, white sided dolphin, bottlenose dolphin, and common dolphin. See super pods of dolphin sometimes numbering over 1000 dolphin strong. What a amazing sight. Harbor seals, seal lions, schools of fish, many species of sharks, and more can also be viewed on one of our 2-2.5 hour whale watching cruises.
Inclusions & Exclusions
✔  2.5-hour whale-watching cruise
✖  Hotel pickup and drop-off
✖  Gratuities
✖  2.50 fuel surcharge per infant age 3 years and younger due on date of travel. The fuel surcharge and wharfage fees is required by our local supplier and is not within our control.
Departure & Return
Departure:  309 Palm St, Newport Beach, CA 92661, USA

Our second location is in Unit A of the 309 Palm Street building facing the harbor. Our building is located to the left of the Auto Ferry if you are looking towards the east. Please arrive 45 min before the start time.

Return: End right where it started.
Balboa Pier This pier provides excellent sightings of the beautiful coastal line along with the crashing waves into the white sandy beaches.

Duration:  30 minutes

Balboa Fun Zone Here families and children can enjoy a ride on the Ferris Wheel or test their luck out in the arcade. Three other rides (swings) or available to smaller children as well.

Duration:  45 minutes

The Wedge Famous surf location
Crystal Cove State Park Marine protected preserve and state park.
Newport Beach Pier Historic pier and home to dory fleet.
Balboa Island Take in the views as they pass through Newport Harbor.
Crystal Cove State Park Whale watching cruises often view mammals off the Crystal Cove Park and marine protected area offshore.
Huntington Beach Whales and dolphin are often viewed off the coast of Huntington Beach and the Huntington Beach Pier.
Newport Beach Pier Great whale watching takes place in the waters about 1/2 mile off the Newport Pier. Waters get quite deep just off the end of the pier and upwelling brings fish and mammals into feed.
Laguna Beach The coastline is often the backdrop when viewing whales and dolphin and if part of the 60 square mile marine protected park .
Main Beach Downtown Laguna, Main Beach is often visible while on a whale watching cruise out of Newport Beach
Abalone Point Beginning of the marine closure protect area offers some of the richest marine life and great whale watching opportunities.
Corona del Mar Beautiful coastal town often see in background while viewing mammals on whale watches
Corona Del Mar State Beach Pass by or stop in front of during our whale watches out of Newport Harbor.
Dana Point Whale watching cruises can travel down to Dana Point in search of whales and dolphin. Just south of Laguna Beach
Dana Point Harbor Whale watches can travel down to waters off Dana Point harbor to view whales and other marine mammals.
Top of the World Often viewed from a distance while watching off Laguna Beach
Aliso Beach Park Good whale watching and dolphin viewing takes place in the deeper waters off Aliso Beach Park in Laguna .
Victoria Beach One of the beaches in Laguna we spot while whale watching in the waters offshore.
Huntington Dog Beach Can be spotted along the coast when whale watching off Huntington Beach.
Bolsa Chica State Beach One the beaches to north that we travel too on some of our whale watches. The waters from the lagoon provide nutrients and attract marine life.
Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve Protected reserve birds from the area offer some unique viewing opportunities in the waters offshore along with good habitat for whales and dolphin.
Sunset Beach One of the most northern beaches we see on our whale watches from Newport Beach.
Huntington State Beach Long stretch of beautiful white sand beach we cruise just offshore looking for whales and dolphin that travel the area.
Marina Park Great park can visit before of after taking a whale watching cruise from Balboa. Long walk or short bike ride too.
Little Corona Beach Close to where we exit Newport Bay we often pass in close proximity.
Pelican Hill Golf Club Scenic backdrop while we view whales and dolphin in the waters just off the golf club.
The Spa at Pelican Hill Nice option for he perfect day after or before a whale watching cruise. Can be seen from one of our whale watching boats.
Salt Creek Beach Just south of Laguna Beach the waters off Salt Creek support whales and dolphin and our cruises travel to this area at times
Table Rock Beach Neat beach and the protected waters offshore provide ideal habitat for whales and dolphins year round.
Laguna Beach Pirate Tower Landmark visible from our whale watching cruises when in Laguna Beach.
Catalina Island Often seen in the distance on whale watching cruises some of our longer trips travel to Catalina Island.
Avalon Main town on Catalina Island. On clear days can see Avalon while whale watching in the channel between Newport Beach and Catalina Island.
Irvine Often the buildings of downtown Irvine can be spotted along the coastline while on a whale watch.
San Juan Capistrano At the southern end of our whale watching cruise range can be spotted while whale watching off the coast.
Seal Beach Seaside town spot from the distance when whale watching in the northern part of our range from Newport Beach.
Fountain Valley Another beachside town that ends at the beach. Can be spotted from the ocean during whale watch.
Fashion Island Popular outdoor area can be spotted from waters off the coastline of Newport Beach on whale watches.
Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters Neat event taking place onshore. Sometimes can spot when viewing mammals close to shore.
Aliso Viejo Spans the upper hills from coastline can be viewed while whale watching offshore.
Laguna Niguel Can be spotted along the coastline when whale watching off Laguna.
Laguna Niguel Regional Park Great green area is a nice view from the waters off the coast.
Additional info
•  Public transportation options are available nearby
•  Suitable for all physical fitness levels
•  Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
•  Outside alcohol, ice chests, coolers or glass containers are strictly prohibited.
•  Vessel may change depending on availability.
Free cancellation
From $34
Mobile or paper ticket accepted
3 hours
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Cancellation policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.