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Whale-Watching Cruise from Newport Beach

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    What to Expect
    Make your way to Newport Harbor for the departure of your whale-watching cruise down the coast of Orange County. 
    Board the 65-foot (20-meter) boat and meet your experienced captain and crew, all of whom have extensive backgrounds in marine biology. As the boat leaves the harbor, you'll learn about the different types of marine life that frequents the area and what to look for. 
    This year-round tour allows the opportunity to see different animals during different seasons. During the winter and spring months, watch for minke whales; one of the world's smallest, they only grow to about 23 feet (7 meters). Winter also brings the humpback whale, which can grow to an impressive 52 feet (16 meters). Both of these whales eat krill and are known to slap their tails on the surface of the water, or 'fluke'. 
    Blue whales, the largest mammals in existence today, usually grow to approximately 200 tons (180 metric tons) and 98 feet (30 meters) in length. Watch for these giants during the summer and fall months, in addition to grey whales and finback whales (the second-largest type of whale). 
    You'll also likely see dolphins, sea lions and seals on your trip. Feel free to ask any questions of your knowledgeable captain and crew regarding any of the animal life you encounter.
    After 2.5 hours out on the Pacific, return to Newport Harbor.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Nice crew Nice boat Nice Weather Affordable Safe And we saw a whale, the largest animal on earth....

    Date of experience: August 2019
    2  Thank Dan T
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We actually saw a blue whale as well as lots and lots of dolphins on this cruise. Collin made sure we were able to see everything due to his experience and knowledge of what to look for. We actually had a captain’s pass, which I...More

    1  Thank hdthequeen
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Showed up 45 minutes before our time slot. Could not find parking. Called them to see if they could help steer us in the right direction. They were useless. After finally finding something we called and said we’d be 5 minutes late. They would not...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank djfIllinois
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    The boat was packed and there was an issue with adding children under 3 so we had to wait for will call. This put us on the boat without seats. This time of year we really didn't expect to see Whales but the amount of...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank DDCReno
    Reviewed 5 weeks ago

    So parking is non existent....they suggest a couple of locations and to get there 30-60 minutes ahead of time, but when I went both of those locations I found they were full. I called and said there’s no parking and was told that I need...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    3  Thank andrewC2431MO
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    Chelsey P
    11 July 2019|
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    Response from SharbyT | Reviewed this property |
    Call them - they’re lovely people and will honour your discounts I’m sure
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    Freedom04128866780
    18 June 2019|
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    Response from SharbyT | Reviewed this property |
    Yes there is seating and definitely handicap accessible- I hope you enjoy it ☺️
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    9 June 2019|
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    Response from SharbyT | Reviewed this property |
    There is a public car park in Newport and the whale watching is a 5 min walk away from it on the promenade - everything is close by and easily accessible
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