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“Informative tour of Newport Beach harbor”

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Watts on the Harbor
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“Informative tour of Newport Beach harbor”
Reviewed 3 March 2014

We found Watts on the Harbor via Groupon while looking for attractions in the Newport Beach, CA area. It advertises a guided tour of the harbor, along with light hors d'ourves and refreshments for up to six passengers in a 21 foot Duffy electric boat, for $99.
We played phone tag and finally made our reservation on a beautiful day. The boat is docked at the Bayside Village Marina, on the north side of Coast Highway. The owner, Pam, greeted us and took us to her boat. Once on board, she began the tour by telling us the history of the Duffy boat and its part in Newport Beach's harbor scene. Over the next 2 hours we glided in and out of the many parts of the harbor, circling each island and peninsula, with Pam pointing out properties once or currently owned by celebrities such as John Wayne. Pam told us some interesting stories about some of the properties and yachts, and we also saw sea lions sunning themselves on a boat.
The hors d'ourves turned out to be Ritz crackers and a bowl of dip, along with canned sodas.
The Groupon lists the regular price of this trip at $534, plus gratuities. When we made the reservation she let us know that she expected a $50 tip. This harbor tour is worth the Groupon price, but I'd expect a lot more if paying anything near the full price.

Visited February 2014
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