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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
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Ocean Explorer Cruises
90% Enjoyed Ocean Explorer Cruises
90% (582 ratings)
Sold out at
1:59 a.m. CT on Feb. 3
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90% Enjoyed Ocean Explorer Cruises
(582 ratings)
4.3
Quality of Service
4.4
Quality of Activity
4.5
Value for the Money
Overall Enjoyed Most Other Comments

Weather and nice staff. 1/2 off drinks at beginning of tour

Oct 21, 2014 Jannia CA, United States

The staff

Oct 20, 2014 tasha CA, United States

I bought this cruise for my daughter's 12th birthday and was very excited. Though the animal sightings were limited to dolphins, she loved the boat excursion and being out on the water and would do it all over again. Not to mention, the weather the weather was perfect!

The cruise started a half he later b/c of a previous cruise and the captain offered 50% off for beverages at the snack bar which was a nice surprise. At the end of the cruise, we were given a voucher for a return trip, which we will definitely use when we come back to visit.

Oct 19, 2014 Priscilla AZ, United States

Warm weather, friendly crew

The captain was very accommodating, and focused on the passengers having a good time though the animal sightings were limited.

Oct 19, 2014 Priscilla AZ, United States

The crew were pleasant and fun

Oct 15, 2014 Wendy

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

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