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

By Annie England
Spot blue whales in peak migratory season with this excursion, which leaves from Newport Beach and travels 15 miles into the Pacific.

Why we love it

  • Boats leave four 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

May 30, 2014 - Oct. 31, 2014

Where

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

What's included

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

The fine print

Redeem starting on the date of the next available cruise. 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. Valid for 1 or 2 people. Not valid on holidays or holiday weekends (call merchant for specific date restrictions).

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Oct 20, 2014 tasha CA, United States

I bought this cruise for my daughter's 12th birthday and was very excited. Though the animal sightings were limited to dolphins, she loved the boat excursion and being out on the water and would do it all over again. Not to mention, the weather the weather was perfect!

The cruise started a half he later b/c of a previous cruise and the captain offered 50% off for beverages at the snack bar which was a nice surprise. At the end of the cruise, we were given a voucher for a return trip, which we will definitely use when we come back to visit.

Oct 19, 2014 Priscilla AZ, United States

Warm weather, friendly crew

The captain was very accommodating, and focused on the passengers having a good time though the animal sightings were limited.

Oct 19, 2014 Priscilla AZ, United States

The crew were pleasant and fun

Oct 15, 2014 Wendy

The crew

Saw two kinds of whales and lots of dolphins.

Oct 14, 2014 Anthony CO, United States

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

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