Newport Beach

$20 – Newport Whale-Watching Trip for 2, Reg. $72

Ocean Explorer Cruises
Molly Bentley
Deal Expert

The Deal

Spot whales with a two-and-a-half hour excursion from Ocean Explorer, which Travelzoo members describe as "an incredible day on the ocean."

Why We Love It

  • Catch sight of humpback whales, finback whales and more
  • More than 10,000 whales pass through during annual migration
  • Earns a 91% approval rating from more than 700 Travelzoo members
  • Boat is equipped with indoor and outdoor seating, bathrooms and concession

What's Included

  • $20 for a two-and-a-half hour narrated whale-watching cruise for two people (reg. up to $72)
  • $11 for a two-and-a-half-hour narrated whale-watching cruise for one person (reg. up to $36)

Redeem starting on the date of the next available cruise. Reservations required; subject to availability. Valid during merchant's operating hours. Please arrive 30 minutes before the boat departs. Upon arrival, present printed voucher or display in Travelzoo mobile app. Departure times are subject to change. A fuel surcharge of $1-$4 may apply. Not valid on holidays or holiday weekends (call merchant for specific date restrictions). Subject to weather conditions. Valid for adult or child admission; ages 2 and under need only pay a fuel surcharge of $3.50. Valid for one or two people, respectively. Not valid on products. Cannot combine with other offers. Must use in one visit. Substitution of ship may apply.

72% off

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When You Can Go

Through March 31, 2017

92% (84 Member Ratings)

"We enjoyed very much of the dolphins "surfing" along with the strong current from the Ocean Explorer as it was sailing! I was amazed how those dolphins seemed to enjoy diving in and out of the water! We also saw 8 cute sea lions sleeping on top of a buoy which seemed to enjoy their sleep! My only regret was not seeing even just one whale during the cruise! I guess it depends on the time of day that whale would come out to be able to see one!"
Elizabeth
Feb 14, 2017
CA, United States

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92% Positive
(84 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Ocean Explorer Cruises over the past 15 months.
4.7 Quality of Service
4.5 Quality of Activity
4.7 Value for the Money
4.7 Ease of Booking
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Enjoyed Most
We enjoyed very much of the dolphins "surfing" along with the strong current from the Ocean Explorer as it was sailing! I was amazed how those dolphins seemed to enjoy diving in and out of the water! We also saw 8 cute sea lions sleeping on top of a buoy which seemed to enjoy their sleep! My only regret was not seeing even just one whale during the cruise! I guess it depends on the time of day that whale would come out to be able to see one!
Elizabeth Feb 14, 2017 CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The friendly staff that made the entire trip enjoyable.
Other Comments
We had to pay an additional $6 for a gas surcharge that we were unaware of. It should have been included in the cost rather than having me to pay it over the phone with my credit card. They should have allowed me to pay this is person. The person insisted that I pay over the phone when I called about directions.
Johnny Jan 29, 2017 NC, United States
Enjoyed Most
It was a fun mini cruise - filled with information about sea life. We didn't see any whales - but we did see some dolphins and sea lions!
Cheryl Dec 03, 2016 CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Sightseeing: Dolphins, seals, sea lions, homes, boats, landscape, etc.
Matt Nov 26, 2016 UT, United States
Enjoyed Most
The crew
Other Comments
They were professional and nice.
Lydia Oct 27, 2016 CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The personal level of care that went into the observations and finding dolphins and searching for whales. Even though we were not able to find any whales, it felt like they really tried and I felt we got our money's worth in the outing. Great experience!
Other Comments
The personal level of knowledge and caring that went into the experience from the captain.
Monica Oct 11, 2016 CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Saw lots of Dolphins, and a couple of whales, one of which we were able to cruis alongside of for a while.
David Oct 01, 2016 CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Getting to see the wild life
Other Comments
Crew was great, super helpful. Ride was so relaxing. Actually seeing a humpback whale was amazing!
Karsten Sep 24, 2016 CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Nice clean boat with plenty of room.
Other Comments
Prefer a boat that allows passengers at the bow.
Jodi Sep 19, 2016 CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The crew was great
Lorna Sep 19, 2016 CA, United States

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