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Newport Landing Sportfishing

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Newport Beach, CA, USA
About Newport Landing Sportfishing
Providing year round whale watching cruises multiple times daily. View giant blue whales, finback whales, humpback whales, and many more. Whale watching is so good cruises are just 2-2.5 hours in length. One of the best whale watching environments lies in the protected marine park located just south of Newport Bay. Newport Landing also offers general admission deep sea fishing excursions daily choose from half day and full day options. Fish coastal waters or offshore islands such as Catalina Island. Hundreds of fish caught per trip is norm. Over 2 dozen species possible. Along with general admission cruises/trips choose from large selection of ships for rentals for all types of activities from whale watching, sunset cruises, holiday parties, fishing excursions, and many other events. Ships can accommodate from small groups to a group of 149 persons one just one of our ships.
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Optimize your chances of spotting whales, seals, and dolphins on this sailing tour from Newport Bay, with a choice of departure times available to suit your schedule. As you sail, soak up panoramic views of the coastline from the double-decker catamaran and learn more about marine life from your captain and crew, taking advantage of the small-group tour size for a more personalized experience.
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imub4ur wrote a review Oct 2020
160 contributions59 helpful votes
We departed at 12:30 pm for a half day. Due the the COVID pandemic, it was advertised as reduced capacity, and in fact, it wasn't so crowded, maybe about thirty fishermen, that was good. They took us to a spot 2-3 miles off shore, good because there was less travel time, not so good was the type of fish we brought in, small and not so many of them. I caught two keepers, whitefish. Everybody has to rent a catch bag for $2.00, not sure why that isn't built in to the price. Staff was very helpful and friendly. It's not their fault that some fisherman got his numbers mixed up and took my fish.An enjoyable time, but next time I'll look elsewhere.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Jasmine wrote a review Aug 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
boat was supposed to take off at 9:30 am. we checked in at 8:45 only to find out that they actually changed the departure to 8:30. 2-hour drive to Newport with a 3, 5, and 6-year-old. only to not have the dang activity. i am so ticked off by these people's unprofessionalism. they tried saying they emailed me 5 days prior to let me know of the time change and that did nottttt happen. i showed them a text conversation from just 24 hours prior that confirmed the original 9:30 am departure time and they said, "oh, we though trip advisor" reached out to you. horrible, never again!!!
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Date of experience: August 2020
2 Helpful votes
Taylor wrote a review Aug 2020
1 contribution
They were really committed to us having a good time and a successful fishing trip. But at one point the captain ran over the lines of another boat to ensure our success, and that felt wrong to me. Not in the nature of the sport at all. It put a bad taste in my mouth, there's no reason for that.
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Date of experience: August 2020
Jackie P wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution3 helpful votes
I had been SO excited to surprise my husband this evening on the sunset cruise out of Newport. I reserved in plenty of time with TripAdvisor. They NEVER sent me my email tickets. I called the headquarters 3 days in a row, asking for help, leaving messages. Got NO response and NO help. After hours trying to figure out the website I just discovered that TripAdvisor took it upon themselves to cancel our activity without my permission. I AM SO ANGRY and so hurt and disappointed. Jackie P in Southern California 7-11-20
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Date of experience: July 2020
3 Helpful votes
Zee A wrote a review May 2020
Fresno, California1 contribution2 helpful votes
this event was closed. I was not able to attend the event because it had been closed due to the pandemic. I wish I knew that before taking a trip out of town. I didn't receive an email stating it was closed so I don't know why your still selling tickets for dates that aren't even open.
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Date of experience: May 2020
2 Helpful votes