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$13 -- Gray Whale-Watching Trip off Newport, Reg. $36

Sold out - This deal was published February 03, 2014 and sold out May 30, 2014.
By Amanda Retzer
Spot the majestic gray whale in its peak migratory season with this excursion, which leaves from Newport Beach and travels 15 miles into the Pacific.

Why we love it

  • More than 10,000 gray whales pass during migration; or catch blue whales starting in May
  • Boats leave 3-4 times daily; check the schedule for departure times
  • Sea lions, finback whales and bottlenose dolphins also make frequent appearances
  • Boat is equipped with indoor and outdoor seating, bathrooms and concession areas
  • "We saw a lot of sea life! Couldn't have been better!" (Travelzoo guest)

When

Feb. 3, 2014 - July 23, 2014

Where

Ocean Explorer Cruises
400 Main St.
Newport Beach, CA 92661
(See Map)
Tel: 949-673-1489

What's included

  • $13 per person for a two-and-a-half-hour narrated whale-watching cruise (reg. up to $36)
  • $24 for the same cruise for two (reg. up to $72)

The fine print

Redeem starting on the date of the next available cruise through July 23, 2014. Reservations required; subject to availability. Valid during merchant's operating hours. Please arrive 30 minutes before the boat departs. Departure times are subject to change. Tax, if applicable, a fuel surcharge and gratuity are not included. Please tip on the full value. A fuel surcharge of $1-$4 may apply. Not valid on holidays or holiday weekends. Substitution of ship may apply. Valid for any age; ages 2 and under need only pay a fuel fee of $3.50.

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$13   $36
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Ocean Explorer Cruises
90% Enjoyed Ocean Explorer Cruises
90% (534 ratings)
Sold out at
9:05 a.m. CT on May 30
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90% Enjoyed Ocean Explorer Cruises
(534 ratings)
4.3
Quality of Service
4.5
Quality of Activity
4.5
Value for the Money
Overall Enjoyed Most Other Comments

The captain was great and the entire crew was helpful and friendly. We got to see humpback whales and hundreds of common dolphins. I would recommend this trip to people of all ages. It was an incredible day on the ocean!

Jul 23, 2014 Kim CA, United States

Fun time

Jul 23, 2014 Michael CA, United States

Had a great time and saw Blue Whales. Incredible!

Jul 22, 2014 Lynn California, United States

We saw 5 Blue Whales on the trip, the captain was very knowledgable, crew was helpful and efficient.

Jul 21, 2014 Tom California, United States

The blue whales we saw.

They couldn't find our reservation which we made the day before but made room for us. Captain of the boat was very good maneuvering the ship so we could see the blue whale.

Jul 19, 2014 Susan CA, United States

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400 Main St.
Newport Beach, CA 92661
Tel: 949-673-1489

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