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$15 - Gray Whale Watching Trip off Newport, Reg. $32

Sold out - This deal was published January 28, 2013 and sold out February 12, 2013.
$15 - Gray Whale Watching Trip off Newport, Reg. $32
By Travelzoo Staff
Every winter, pods of gray whales make the journey south from the Arctic to the warm waters along SoCal's coastline. Catch the majestic mammals in their peak migratory season (now through May) with this excursion that leaves from Newport Beach and travels 15 miles into the Pacific.

Why we love it

  • This 2.5-hour trip is $15 per person, or $28 for 2 people
  • The trip departs from Newport Beach and cruises 15 miles off the coast into the Pacific
  • Spot gray whales in their peak migratory season (now through May)
  • Boats leave 3-4 times daily; check the schedule for departure times
  • Sea lions, birds and bottlenose dolphins also make frequent appearances

When

Jan. 28, 2013 - July 17, 2013

Where

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

What's included

  • For $15 per person (reg. $32), spot whales and other marine life on a 2.5-hour narrated cruise. Two people can purchase tickets for $28 (reg. $64). Thanks to 15 miles of protected coastline surrounding Newport, the waters are rich with marine life. Gray whales can be up to 45 feet long and their distinctive V-shaped spout make them especially easy to spot from the boat. Ships hold more than 100 people and are fully equipped with indoor and outdoor seating, bathrooms and concession areas. Departure times change depending on the season; be sure to check the schedule before booking.

The fine print

Vouchers can be for the next available cruise date through July 17, 2013. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, call Ocean Explorer Cruises and reference voucher or book online. Please arrive 30 minutes before the boat departs. A fuel surcharge of $1-$4 may apply. Not valid on major holidays. Valid for adult or child admission; ages 2 and under need only pay a fuel fee of $3. See below for full terms and conditions.

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$15   $32
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Ocean Explorer Cruises/Newport Landing
89% Enjoyed Ocean Explorer Cruises/Newport Landing
89% (459 ratings)
Sold out at
1:59 a.m. CT on Feb. 12
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89% Enjoyed Ocean Explorer Cruises/Newport Landing
(459 ratings)
4.3
Quality of Service
4.5
Quality of Activity
4.7
Value for the Money
Overall Enjoyed Most Other Comments

The trip was enjoyable and crew was great.

Apr 18, 2014 Rosalyn CA, United States

We actually saw whales. Kids were thrilled.

Check in staff were so polite and helpful

Apr 13, 2014 Tracy California, United States

The crew and boat.

Apr 07, 2014 Jamie California, United States

We were blessed to see a couple of whales breach about 10-12 times. The kids were so excited! The captain did a great job of explaining everything we were seeing.

Mar 24, 2014 Yasmin CA, United States

Knowledgeable crew.

The trip was an absolute delight and the deal through TravelZoo was phenomenal. Thank you for providing a wonderful service.

Mar 24, 2014 Cyndi CA, United States

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

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