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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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everything

boat was very clean

Jul 25, 2014 Sandra CA, United States

The experience over all. The tour guide was fun and very informative. The boat was very clean.

Great place for the family, friends or date.

Jul 25, 2014 Sandra CA, United States

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

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

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