Balboa Peninsula

$16—Newport Beach 2-hour whale-watching cruise, reg. $36

Newport Landing Whale Watching
Hayley Simonson
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Why We Love This Deal

Cruise the Southern California coast to take in the sights and sounds of majestic mammals, such as giant blue whales, humpbacks, finbacks, minkes and dolphins.

What's Included

  • Two-hour whale-watching cruise with one drink per person (choice of a domestic beer or nonalcoholic beverage; extra $5 value):
    • $16 for one adult, ages 13 and up (reg. up to $36)
    • $29 for two adults (reg. up to $77)
    • $14 for one child, ages 3-12 (reg. up to $28)
  • Valid Mondays-Fridays for 9 a.m., 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and all other cruise departures; and Saturdays-Sundays during all available cruise times for a surcharge of $4 per person.
  • A supplemental fuel charge of $10.50 applies per person, per booking Monday-Sunday for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. cruise times.
  • Note: More cruise departures are available, and members can pay the difference during the checkout process. Luxury whale-watching cruises are offered at 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m. or 5:30 p.m.; members can pay the difference (from $19.50-$39) to book a luxury cruise. It is recommended to book in advance, as dates sell out quickly.

More Reasons to Go

  • Sea lions and bottlenose dolphins are frequently sighted on the tour
  • It's a great activity for your next family outing in Newport Beach
  • Travelzoo members love the "enthusiastic" crew and say the experience is "well worth the value"

Travelzoo tip: Check out beautiful marine life photos from the experience on Newport Landing's Instagram account.

Merchant Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy: All sales final. No refunds or exchanges. A 24-hour cancellation policy applies; voucher subject to forfeiture. Rescheduling requests must be made 24 hours prior to your scheduled departure time to be eligible for rescheduling with no fees attached. "No-shows" that give no prior notice of their inability to make a trip will forfeit their voucher.

Voucher can be redeemed immediately; Valid Mondays-Fridays for 9 a.m., 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and all other cruise departures; and Saturdays-Sundays during all available cruise times for a surcharge of $4 per person. A supplement charge of $10.50 applies per person, per booking Monday-Sunday for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. cruise times. Online reservations required; subject to availability. Additional departure times will be listed online and are available for an added fee (as outlined above). More dates will continually be added to online calendar. Reservations required; see voucher for booking details. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure time. Upon arrival, you will still need to present your Travelzoo voucher (printed or in mobile app) to check in. Tax, if applicable, and gratuity are not included. Limit 1 purchase per person; may buy additional as gifts. If limit is exceeded, voucher subject to forfeiture. Subject to weather conditions. Children ages 2 and under are free and will only be charged for fuel charge. Not valid on products. Must be of legal age to consume alcohol. Cannot combine with other offers. Must use in 1 visit.

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$16 $41

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When You Can Go

Through May 24, 2024

How to Book

After purchasing a Travelzoo voucher, online reservations are required. See voucher for instructions.
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Enjoyed This
(28 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Newport Landing Whale Watching over the past 15 months.
4.0 Quality of Service
3.9 Quality of Activity
3.8 Value for the Money
3.5 Ease of Booking
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Enjoyed Most
Got lucky with a beautiful day and saw breeching whales, dolphins, and seals!
Sabrina Apr 11, 2024 Brea, USA
Other Comments
The boat just went along the coast. I thought it would go far away from the coast.
Duke Apr 09, 2024 Baldwin Park, USA
Enjoyed Most
Captain went out of his way and went over allotted time so that we could watch Orcas!
ingrid Jan 29, 2024 Poway, USA
Enjoyed Most
Our Captain, Kaitlin, was fantastic - very professional but also friendly, and she rode the swells expertly. We can't wait to go back!
Sinda Feb 08, 2024
Other Comments
It’s not clear where to check in. Parking is a disaster as the establishment doesn’t have their own parking lot.
Jared Dec 29, 2023 Costa Mesa, USA
Enjoyed Most
There isn’t much to see, it’s mostly a boat ride
Other Comments
Great staff and service
Arash Jan 10, 2024 Beverly Hills, USA
Enjoyed Most
We liked lights on the boat and seeing all of the lights in the bay. The cokes were good. Liked that each side of the boat could see the lights and that the boat wasn’t overly crowded.
Other Comments
The checking in process with Newport Landing was awful. We were not told what we needed to check in (pin no.) The e mail said to pick up tickets at will call at 3:30. Then was told to come back at 4:00. Them we were told to walk down to Newport Landing and was told he was sold out?!?! Then we walk back down to Davy’s Locker and that is when the woman insisted on us having a pin?!?! Why does Travel Zoo make this so difficult? The Bay with lights was pretty. All surfaces were sticky. We sat in a booth and the table and even the bar surface was sticky. The whole boat didn’t feel clean.
Kathleen S Dec 28, 2023 Irvine, USA
Enjoyed Most
My son and I did a whale watching tour on Mothers Day morning. The crew was terrific- especially the guy at the gate and the lady who ran the bar! Alas no whales but we saw a ton of dolphins and some sea lions. It was an enjoyable ride.
Joan May 16, 2023 Irvine, USA
Enjoyed Most
It’s not clear where to check in. Parking is a disaster as the establishment doesn’t have their own parking lot.
Jared Dec 29, 2023 Costa Mesa, USA
Other Comments
It’s not clear where to check in. Parking is a disaster as the establishment doesn’t have their own parking lot.
Jared Dec 29, 2023 Costa Mesa, USA

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$16—Newport Beach 2-hour whale-watching cruise, reg. $36

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