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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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Staff was amazing! It was really windy so trip got cut short BUT totally ok with that. We got a chance to see 100s of dolphins all at onCe. Staff was amazing super knowledgeable

Sep 16, 2014 Meshtli CA, United States

The family time away from everything seeing seeing animals we never thought we would see. We saw a blue whale, blue puffer fish and a bunch of other awesome sea animals.

The cruise was very entertaining, the staff on board made it possible and they kept it fun. Not only was it an awesome sight seeing experience but we say a blue puffer fish and a blue whale.

Sep 15, 2014 Jorge NV, United States

We had a great weather day, but most of all we saw 4 whales and one in particular whose tail was out of the water when he took his dive. Thanks for a fun day!

Sep 15, 2014 Richard CA, United States

It was a nice ride! Didn't see any whales however.

Sep 06, 2014 Sergio CA, United States

Very friendly staff, good organization

Unfortunately, we did not see any whales, not even fountains or tails. :-(

Aug 22, 2014 Claudia SC, United States

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

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