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$13 -- Gray Whale-Watching Trip off Newport, Reg. $36

Sold out - This deal was published January 22, 2014 and sold out February 03, 2014.
By Amanda Retzer
Spot the majestic gray whale in its peak migratory season with this excursion, which leaves from Newport Beach and travels 15 miles into the Pacific.

Why we love it

  • More than 10,000 gray whales pass during migration; or catch blue whales starting in May
  • Boats leave 3-4 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

Jan. 23, 2014 - July 23, 2014

Where

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

What's included

  • $13 per person for a two-and-a-half-hour narrated whale-watching cruise (reg. up to $36)
  • $24 for the same cruise for two (reg. up to $72)

The fine print

Redeem starting on the date of the next available cruise through July 23, 2014. 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. Not valid on holidays or holiday weekends. Substitution of ship may apply. Valid for any age; ages 2 and under need only pay a fuel fee of $3.50.

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$13   $36
64% off | 587 bought
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Ocean Explorer Cruises
89% Enjoyed Ocean Explorer Cruises
89% (459 ratings)
Sold out at
1:59 a.m. CT on Feb. 3
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89% Enjoyed Ocean Explorer Cruises
(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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