We use cookies to optimise your experience on Travelzoo. By using our website, you are agreeing to allow this. For more information, see our Privacy & Cookie Policy »

  1. Orange County
  2. $13 -- Gray Whale-Watching Trip off Newport, Reg. $36
Deal Cart (0)
Updating Deal Cart
Order Total
Proceed to Payment
Your deal cart is empty. When you add a deal, it will appear here. Updating Deal Cart

$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.

See all terms
$13   $36
64% off | 587 bought
Travelzoo deal by
Ocean Explorer Cruises
90% Enjoyed Ocean Explorer Cruises
90% (577 ratings)
Sold out at
1:59 a.m. CT on Feb. 3
Travelzoo Customer Service

1-877-665-0000

M – F, 9am – 9pm ET

90% Enjoyed Ocean Explorer Cruises
(577 ratings)
4.3
Quality of Service
4.5
Quality of Activity
4.5
Value for the Money
Overall Enjoyed Most Other Comments

The crew were pleasant and fun

Oct 15, 2014 Wendy

The crew

Saw two kinds of whales and lots of dolphins.

Oct 14, 2014 Anthony CO, United States

Everything

Great Captain and crew, very enjoyable cruise. Will definitely come back again.

Oct 05, 2014 jeri AZ, United States

Yes. other passengers were very nice and friendly

Staffs service need to be improved. The boat was 45 min late for its departure time and no staff would informed us of the status. It was a hot sunny day and many of us who stood in line (especially one with children) had difficulties not knowing when the boat will be arriving for the tour departure. There were three staffs in a tiny office and they really didn't care. They had this 'don't bother me' attitude.

Oct 04, 2014 Chris CA, United States

We had a great time! The ships Captain kept it fun and entertaining. We saw a rare baby Humpback Whale and hundreds of dolphins on our cruise. It was perfect weather and a perfect trip! Thank you Ocean Exployer Cruises!

Sep 30, 2014 Russell California, United States

Like this deal? Share it with your friends

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

We are now transferring you...

We are now directing you to {0} where you can purchase today’s Travelzoo Local Deal directly.

OK | Cancel

This Travelzoo Local Deal at Ocean Explorer Cruises sold out at 1:59 a.m. CT on Feb. 3 when 587 vouchers were purchased.

Never miss a Orange County Local Deal again! Sign up to receive Local Deal alerts via email.

  • Your Email:
  • Postcode: