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Newport Beach: 2-Hour Whale Watching Tour

Product ID: 29966
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See giant blue whales, up to 100 feet in length, as well as finback whales and humpback whales on a 2-hour whale watching excursion off Newport Beach. These are just a few of the whale varieties making their home in the waters off Southern California.
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Duration: 2 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Choose a whale watching adventure just minutes from the Disneyland Resort
  • See many varieties of whales, such as the giant blue whale, finback whale, and grey whale
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Newport-Laguna coastline
Full description
On these year-round cruises off Newport Beach, many whale varieties are regularly seen including the giant blue whale (summer and fall), finback whale, grey whale (winter and spring), minke whale, and humpback whale. Several types of dolphin, seals, and all sorts of other marine life are typically spotted on the excursions as well.

The cruises depart from Newport Harbor, located in the heart of Orange County, which is just a short drive from both Los Angeles and San Diego. Each cruise is a unique experience as you may never know what you might encounter.

A recent cruise encountered a pod of more than 30 killer whales, including adults and their young, making for a whale watching adventure of a lifetime. The cruises enjoy a 96 percent success rate viewing whales and/or dolphin.
Includes
  • Boarding pass for tour
What’s Not Included
  • Binocular rental
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks (available for purchase on board)
  • Gratuity

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Meeting point

Driving directions: From Los Angeles, take 405 South to 55 South. The Freeway ends at Newport Boulevard. Stay on Newport Boulevard to Main Street and turn left. We are in the Balboa Pavilion building at 400 Main Street. Parking in the Balboa Pier municipal lot: This large outdoor lot is located on Palm Street. While you are driving down Balboa Boulevard toward our location, you will make a right turn onto Palm Street. Once parked, walk to the base of the pier and turn your back to it. Walk away from the pier straight down Main Street. We are located in the Balboa Pavilion building next to the Harborside Restaurant and Grand Ballroom.

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Product ID: 29966