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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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Quality of Service
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Overall Enjoyed Most Other Comments

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

Everything

Great Captain and crew, very enjoyable cruise. Will definitely come back again.

Oct 05, 2014 jeri AZ, United States

Yes. other passengers were very nice and friendly

Staffs service need to be improved. The boat was 45 min late for its departure time and no staff would informed us of the status. It was a hot sunny day and many of us who stood in line (especially one with children) had difficulties not knowing when the boat will be arriving for the tour departure. There were three staffs in a tiny office and they really didn't care. They had this 'don't bother me' attitude.

Oct 04, 2014 Chris CA, United States

We had a great time! The ships Captain kept it fun and entertaining. We saw a rare baby Humpback Whale and hundreds of dolphins on our cruise. It was perfect weather and a perfect trip! Thank you Ocean Exployer Cruises!

Sep 30, 2014 Russell California, United States

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

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