Whale Watching Southern California | Newport Landing

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Whale Watching Southern California is a site that was created with residents and visitors in mind who are looking to go whale watching. Trips depart at multiple intervals daily throughout the year providing tourists and locals of Southern California with a great opportunity to view marine life in their natural habitat. Newport Landing is situated nicely in one of the most affluent whale and dolphin settings of Southern California. Our 2.5 hour tours are the perfect length to absorb just some of the vast aquatic possibilities Southern California has to offer.

Summer and fall sightings frequently involve Blue whales, Finback whales, and Minke whales while winter and spring coincide with the famous Gray Whale migration that brings a lot of travelers to participate in whale watching near Southern California. Killer whales and Humpback whales are viewed occasionally throughout the year. Along with the abundance of whales, large pods of Bottlenose and Common Dolphin are encountered on a regular basis throughout the year in Southern California waters. The unique Risso’s Dolphin combined with other species of dolphin and Sea Lions are regularly viewed on Newport Landing’s affordable whale watching tours.

The main Southern California whale watching tour boat out of Newport Landing was designed and constructed with the intent to provide relaxed whale watching tours to Southern California guests and residents alike. An upper level observation platform houses a cozy indoor salon complete with snacks and drinks. Booth style seating accompanies large viewing windows inside the boat which provides maximum comfort while on your whale watching excursion. Our trained Captains and crew have many years of locating marine life under their belts as well as providing in-depth knowledge about them. Newport Landing has a 96% success rate when it comes to finding and viewing cetaceans. We hope that you will join us for an unforgettable whale adventure cruise!

Pricing & Specials!

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School Field Trips

$11 school/student rate is extended to all public and private schools and home school groups. Choose from any of our whale watching cruise times and days of the week or weekend. Education packets and other materials available through our education coordinator upon request.

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Group Pricing

Larger groups can take advantage of our group pricing and can save from 25% to 35% off retail rates. Typically group pricing is only extended to groups of 20 persons or more.

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Private Charters

Private whale watching ship rentals are available for all size groups and occasions. Cruises are typically 2.5 hours in length but trip length and departure/return times can be customized upon request. Looking for a unique and memorable event whale watching is a great option for all ages.

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Do you need help? You can also call us at (949)675-0551 to make a reservation!