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Balboa Island: Our most recommended tours and activities

Newport Beach: Ultimate Whale Watching Adventure

1. Newport Beach: Ultimate Whale Watching Adventure

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.

Orange County: Coastal Beach and Highlights Tour by Van

2. Orange County: Coastal Beach and Highlights Tour by Van

Visit Orange County's striking coastline beach cities, beaches, and iconic landmarks on a van tour. Stop at multiple locations to enjoy some free time to stroll around, buy a snack, and simply relax. See coastal landmarks like Newport Beach and the Balboa Island Ferry crossing. Listen to your local guide narrate and identify coastal landmarks and locations as you drive from point to point along the tranquil coastline. See what this world-famous beach destination is all about. Take your time at multiple locations for photos, snack breaks, and some exploration without your guide to truly feel like a local. See iconic spots including Dana Point Harbor, Laguna Beach, Hiesler Park, Newport Beach, Balboa Island Ferry crossing, Huntington Beach Pier, and Main Street.

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What people are saying about Balboa Island

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 155 reviews

10 stars! Absolutely awesome!! Can't imagine any other tour, esp with guaranteed seats (we're disabled) & being up close & personal with water, marine life & crew. It's so worth the xtra $!! We're returning asap! Such a fantastic experience!! Will recommend to all. Thx guys!!

Superb outing where we saw a whale and many dolphins; passionate guide who makes every effort to successfully find the animals.

We didn't see any whales, but a lot of dolphins. Riding the speedboat was great fun, great tour guides

Unfortunately, we didn't see any cetaceans, but the whole trip was great!

Very nice crew, nice trip. But unfortunately we didn't see any whales.