Whale-Watching Cruise from Newport Beach

Whale-Watching Cruise from Newport Beach

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.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Balboa Pier, 50 Main Street, Newport Beach, CA 92661

This pier provides excellent sightings of the beautiful coastal line along with the crashing waves into the white sandy beaches.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Balboa Fun Zone, 600 E Bay Ave Ste R, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1347

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

Pass By: The Wedge, Newport Beach, CA

Famous surf location

Pass By: Crystal Cove State Park, 8471 Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Marine protected preserve and state park.

Pass By: Newport Beach Pier, Newport Beach, CA

Historic pier and home to dory fleet.

Pass By: Balboa Island, 206 Marine Ave Unit 322, Newport Beach, CA 92662-7020

Take in the views as they pass through Newport Harbor.

Pass By: Crystal Cove State Park, 8471 Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Whale watching cruises often view mammals off the Crystal Cove Park and marine protected area offshore.

Pass By: Huntington Beach, Huntington Beach, California

Whales and dolphin are often viewed off the coast of Huntington Beach and the Huntington Beach Pier.

Pass By: Newport Beach Pier, Newport Beach, CA

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.

Pass By: Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach, California

The coastline is often the backdrop when viewing whales and dolphin and if part of the 60 square mile marine protected park .

Pass By: Main Beach, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Downtown Laguna, Main Beach is often visible while on a whale watching cruise out of Newport Beach

Pass By: Abalone Point, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, USA

Beginning of the marine closure protect area offers some of the richest marine life and great whale watching opportunities.

Pass By: Corona del Mar, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, California

Beautiful coastal town often see in background while viewing mammals on whale watches

Pass By: Corona Del Mar State Beach, near the intersection of Iris Street and Ocean Boulevard, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, CA

Pass by or stop in front of during our whale watches out of Newport Harbor.

Pass By: Dana Point, Dana Point, California

Whale watching cruises can travel down to Dana Point in search of whales and dolphin. Just south of Laguna Beach

Pass By: Dana Point Harbor, 34624 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2908

Whale watches can travel down to waters off Dana Point harbor to view whales and other marine mammals.

Pass By: Top of the World, Alta Laguna Blvd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Often viewed from a distance while watching off Laguna Beach

Pass By: Aliso Beach Park, 31130 S. Pacific Coast Hwy One of the TOP TEN DIRTIEST beaches, contaminated water from residential run off., Laguna Beach, CA 92652

Good whale watching and dolphin viewing takes place in the deeper waters off Aliso Beach Park in Laguna .

Pass By: Victoria Beach, Victoria Drive Victoria Drive at Sunset Terrace, Laguna Beach, CA 92652

One of the beaches in Laguna we spot while whale watching in the waters offshore.

Pass By: Huntington Dog Beach, E Pacific Coast Hwy and Goldenwest St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Can be spotted along the coast when whale watching off Huntington Beach.

Pass By: Bolsa Chica State Beach, Huntington Beach, CA 92649

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.

Pass By: Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Entrance at Warner Ave. and PCH (opposite Bolsa Chica State Beach), Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Protected reserve birds from the area offer some unique viewing opportunities in the waters offshore along with good habitat for whales and dolphin.

Pass By: Sunset Beach, Sunset Beach, North Carolina

One of the most northern beaches we see on our whale watches from Newport Beach.

Pass By: Huntington State Beach, 21601 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92646-7600

Long stretch of beautiful white sand beach we cruise just offshore looking for whales and dolphin that travel the area.

Pass By: Marina Park, 1600 W Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4511

Great park can visit before of after taking a whale watching cruise from Balboa. Long walk or short bike ride too.

Pass By: Little Corona Beach, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, CA

Close to where we exit Newport Bay we often pass in close proximity.

Pass By: Pelican Hill Golf Club, 22701 Pelican Hill Rd S, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2008

Scenic backdrop while we view whales and dolphin in the waters just off the golf club.

Pass By: The Spa at Pelican Hill, 22701 Pelican Hill Rd S, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2008

Nice option for he perfect day after or before a whale watching cruise. Can be seen from one of our whale watching boats.

Pass By: Salt Creek Beach, Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629

Just south of Laguna Beach the waters off Salt Creek support whales and dolphin and our cruises travel to this area at times

Pass By: Table Rock Beach, 31621 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-6978

Neat beach and the protected waters offshore provide ideal habitat for whales and dolphins year round.

Pass By: Laguna Beach Pirate Tower, Victoria Drive, Laguna Beach, CA

Landmark visible from our whale watching cruises when in Laguna Beach.

Pass By: Catalina Island, Catalina Island, California

Often seen in the distance on whale watching cruises some of our longer trips travel to Catalina Island.

Pass By: Avalon, Avalon, Catalina Island, California

Main town on Catalina Island. On clear days can see Avalon while whale watching in the channel between Newport Beach and Catalina Island.

Pass By: Irvine, Irvine, California

Often the buildings of downtown Irvine can be spotted along the coastline while on a whale watch.

Pass By: San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, California

At the southern end of our whale watching cruise range can be spotted while whale watching off the coast.

Pass By: Seal Beach, Seal Beach, California

Seaside town spot from the distance when whale watching in the northern part of our range from Newport Beach.

Pass By: Fountain Valley, CA 92708, USA

Another beachside town that ends at the beach. Can be spotted from the ocean during whale watch.

Pass By: Fashion Island, 401 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6928

Popular outdoor area can be spotted from waters off the coastline of Newport Beach on whale watches.

Pass By: Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1837

Neat event taking place onshore. Sometimes can spot when viewing mammals close to shore.

Pass By: Aliso Viejo, Aliso Viejo, California

Spans the upper hills from coastline can be viewed while whale watching offshore.

Pass By: Laguna Niguel, Laguna Niguel, California

Can be spotted along the coastline when whale watching off Laguna.

Pass By: Laguna Niguel Regional Park, 28241 La Paz Rd, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-7028

Great green area is a nice view from the waters off the coast.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability"
"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."
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 115 travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"We have decreased our passenger capacity by 30% for each vessel in our fleet."

Duración: 2 To 3 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: 1: 400 Main St, Newport Beach, CA 92661, USA
2: 309 Palm St, Newport Beach, CA 92661, USA

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • 2.5-hour whale-watching cruise

No Incluye

  • 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.
  • Entry/Admission - Balboa Fun Zone


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