2.5-Hour Whale-Watching Cruise for One or Two from Newport Landing Whale Watching (Up to 61%)

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Spot giant blue whales, California gray whales, finback whales, dolphin pods, and other native creatures in their natural habitat

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Valid only for option purchased. Reservations required; subject to availability. Please arrive 30 min. early. Fuel surcharge may apply. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Whale-watching tours offer intimate glimpses of marine life, a luxury once reserved exclusively for those brave enough to dunk their heads into a lobster tank. Witness a less pinchy natural wonder with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $15 for a 2.5-hour whale-watching cruise for one (up to $36 value)
  • $28 for a 2.5-hour whale-watching cruise for two (up to $72 value)

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Newport Landing Whale Watching

26,000. According to Newport Landing Whale Watching, that's about how many gray whales are left in the world, all of which make their home in the Pacific Ocean. The largest group of these feeds in the waters of North Alaska from December through April, when something special happens. Hundreds upon hundreds of these whales migrate along Laguna Beach, hugging the coastline and swimming near the harbor—which is right where Newport Landing's vessels are waiting.

Passengers and their cameras await the magnificant creatures aboard three different boats: the Ocean Explorer, Nautilus, and Western Pride. Captains with decades of experience point out the gray whales, as well as other creatures. Watchers frequently spot giant pods of 1,000 or more common and bottlenose dolphins that often come within arms length of the boat. Blue whales, the largest known animal to ever exist, can stretch up to 90 feet long and used to be a rare sight in Southern California but are now seen regularly along with finback whales during the period of mid-April through October. The occasional humpback and minke whale is also sighted. A California sea lion or brown pelican might even make a special appearance—just don't expect them to do their signature catchphrases.

Customer Reviews

2339 Ratings

Amazing and the most wonderful experience in my life!
Mina M. · September 23, 2016
The guys and gal giving the tour were not only entertaining, but kind and very informative about the marine species. They made our experience very memorable. We will be back!!!
Renee H. · September 14, 2016
Although we, unfortunately, saw no whales, the crew did their best to keep us engaged. We did enjoy viewing a large pod of dolphins, and learned lots about them while surrounded. Definitely worth the money and time.
Janice M. · September 13, 2016
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