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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
90% Enjoyed Ocean Explorer Cruises
90% (524 ratings)
Sold out at
1:59 a.m. CT on Feb. 3
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90% Enjoyed Ocean Explorer Cruises
(524 ratings)
4.3
Quality of Service
4.5
Quality of Activity
4.5
Value for the Money
Overall Enjoyed Most Other Comments

The blue whales we saw.

They couldn't find our reservation which we made the day before but made room for us. Captain of the boat was very good maneuvering the ship so we could see the blue whale.

Jul 19, 2014 Susan CA, United States

Seeing the whales and sea lions up close was exciting. The captain was well experienced with sharing information about the animals and maneuvering the boat for all to get a good view.

It was an excellent day seeing 2 Blue Whales and sea lions. The crew was friendly and the weather was perfect! I'd love to go again.

Jul 18, 2014 Amy CA, United States

Captain Larry was great. He made the experience interesting and fun by giving information about the Blue Whales. It also helped that we were able to see many whales, which was a first time for us:) It was a very pleasant excursion all the way around.

Jul 18, 2014 Margaret CA, United States

Dophin

Jul 15, 2014 Wei CA, United States

Whales! And the guide was awesome. Knowledgeable and fun

Jul 14, 2014 Jennifer CA, United States

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

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