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Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise provided by Newport Landing Sportfishing

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Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 10/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise
All of our vessels passenger capacities have been decreased by almost 50% to ensure adequate space between guests and their groups.
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Updated 10/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
  • Optimize chances of spotting sea life on a sailing tour from Newport Bay
  • Receive personalized attention from your crew on a small-group excursion
  • Choose a departure slot that suits your schedule
  • Enjoy clear views of creatures and coastline from a double-decker catamaran
Important Information
Departure Point
309 Palm St, Newport Beach, CA 92661, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 144 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jasmine wrote a review Aug 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
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.
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Date of experience: August 2020
1 Helpful vote
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
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Date of experience: May 2020
2 Helpful votes
lexhampton wrote a review Feb 2020
San Dimas, California1 contribution
We have been on several tours and each is a fun experience. This week we did the higher-end tour with a smaller group and it was definitely worth the higher price. The boat ride was very fun and gave us more time to see lots of animals. We saw a humpback whale and spent plenty
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tobecooked wrote a review Feb 2020
Seattle, Washington8 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a perfect day with Captain Taylor and Dale. Encountered two different groups of dolphins; Bottlenose and Whiteside. Bonus we spent extra time with two very large California Gray whales about 40-45feet long. Incredible day.
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Bruce G wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
Research exactly the months the whales will be migrating up and then back down to improve your chances of see a whale. We've been several times no whales.
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Date of experience: December 2019
About the operator

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By: Newport Landing Sportfishing
Kirk M
Reduced crods during COVID.
We departed at 12:30 pm for a half day. Due the the COVID pandemic, it was advertised as reduced capacity, and in f
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Not a bad experience, but a bad vibe
They were really committed to us having a good time and a successful fishing trip. But at one point the captain ran
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Jackie P
Deeply Disappointed iIN TRIP ADVISOR, not Newport Beach Sunset Cruise
I had been SO excited to surprise my husband this evening on the sunset cruise out of Newport. I reserved in plenty
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katrine c
Worst day on the ocean is better than the best day on Land.
I have been out with this company and seen nothing. I have been out and seen dolphins, gray whales, blue whales, sc
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Sunset cruise great experience at a reasonable price
Great experience. Friendly staff. Clean boat. Fun trip with friends Highly recommend! Park at pier parking. Dont
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Lovely Sunset for BDay Celebration!!!!
Wonderful experience in the sea seeing and taking picture of the Sunset at Newport Beach and celebrating my and fri
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Great opportunity to take a kid fishing!
Ever see the smile on a kids face after catching their first fish? You can here. Great crew with decades of experie
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I warmed up
So I’m super honest about my reviews. And, for someone that get motion sickness, I was very skeptical. Also I was a
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Jon E
Waste of Money and Time
This is a very poorly executed excursion with hidden costs and horrible service. I booked the trip for my 2 sons an
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Arthur R
Sunset on the water - what's not to love?
Great value if you like a California sunset, a trip on the water, and you can appreciate that it's worth bringing a
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newport landing sportfishing racist!!!!!
i been to this place I believe the boat captain, deck hand, cashier there all racist, if ur not white ur not welcom
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Monica W
Newport landing sport fishing
This was my first time on a real boat and I do say that the experience was an awesome and amazing experience just t
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Fonzy F
Not worth what you get
Plan to spend twice what the site says, add $15.xx for license, $13 for pole rental and $3 for lure and hook, $4 fo
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Sal M
Don't waste your time.
We are avid fisherman. We have fished all over southern California. The crew of the Aggresor are clueless. The boat
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Half-day chartered fishing
Boat crew were professional & courteous but this outfit's fishing service was disappointingly poor and pricing prac
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Key Details
  • Newport Beach, Newport Beach
  • Duration: 2h
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