Scenic Cruises

Whale Watching

Newport Beach, CA

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Based on For 2 People
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Newport Beach, CA

Experience the fun and excitement of viewing some of nature's most incredible mammals on this Newport Beach Whale Watching Cruise!

  • Coast Guard certified tour operator has served Southern California for over 20 years, providing whale watching and dolphin cruises
  • Get up close and personal with the area's marine life such as the giant blue whale, finback whale, grey whale, minke whale, humpback whale, dolphin, seals and more
  • Each cruise is unique, and you never know what you may encounter!
When Do I Choose A Date?
Either yourself or the lucky recipient can make a booking and select dates once you are in receipt of the voucher. You'll register the voucher, follow the booking instructions and your experience with us begins!

March - October:
Daily -Select Times

November - February:
Daily - 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Essential Information
  • Binoculars are available to rent for $5.00
  • There is a cash only full-service beverage center and kitchen on board
  • Amenities on board include a large indoor salon, restrooms, and partially enclosed upstairs observation deck
  • Although it is not guaranteed, with the nutrient rich waters, pristine coastlines and captain's expertise in the area, it is very likely that you will view both whales and dolphins your cruise
This experience lasts approximately 2.5 hours.
Experience Provider Info
Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
Maximum Participants
This experience can accommodate groups of all sizes.
This experience is for booked participants only.
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather-dependent.
What To Wear
Please dress appropriately for expected weather conditions. Sunscreen is recommended.
What kinds of whales will I see?
The area surrounding Newport Harbor offers deep, nutrient rich water that attracts all types of marine creatures including the blue whale which is over 80 feet in length (during the summer and fall months), finback whales, grey whales (during the winter and spring months), minke whales and humpback whales, as well as several types of dolphins including the giant Rizzo's dolphin, seals, and more.
What should I bring?
We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or sneakers and bringing along a light sweater or jacket. Sunscreen and sunglasses are a must, and don't forget your camera or binoculars.
Is there food on board?

Yes, there is a cash only full-service beverage center and kitchen on board.

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 14 days. All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.
Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference. If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have received a booking confirmation, all bookings are final. No cancellations or rescheduling requests will be allowed. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

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