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

Sold out - This deal was published February 12, 2013 and sold out February 27, 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

Feb. 12, 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
90% Enjoyed Ocean Explorer Cruises/Newport Landing
90% (565 ratings)
Sold out at
1:59 a.m. CT on Feb. 27
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90% Enjoyed Ocean Explorer Cruises/Newport Landing
(565 ratings)
4.3
Quality of Service
4.4
Quality of Activity
4.5
Value for the Money
Overall Enjoyed Most Other Comments

Our Captain was informative AND entertaining. Perfect day

Sep 22, 2014 DIane CA, United States

everything. from the minute I left my car at the valet parking, everyone was so very nice. the cruises was great. no long lines. just perfect. we are planning some fishing trips with Davey's. and more cruises. and renting some small boats. i'm glad to have had some one tells us about travel zoo.

excellent cruise. captain was great.

Sep 22, 2014 joanne CA, United States

Awesome. 90 foot blue whale!

Excellent staff and experience.

Sep 18, 2014 Charlotte CA, United States

Crew was very friendly and fun. Boat was clean.

The gal that check us in was so nice, (short, long dark hair)... I lost my voucher and she let me retrieve it on her computer so I could make the trip. Thank You again.

Sep 17, 2014 Cynthia CA, United States

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

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

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