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- 2.5-Hour Whale-Watching and Dolphin Cruise for One
- 2.5-Hour Whale-Watching and Dolphin Cruise for Two
- 2.5-Hour Whale-Watching and Dolphin Cruise for Four
- 2.5-Hour Whale-Watching and Dolphin Cruise for Six
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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 Newport Bay—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 may also be seen 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.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Fuel surcharge may apply. 2% wharfage applies (65 cents to 75 cents per person). Arrive 30 minutes early. Online reservation required. Subject to availability. Limit 10 per person, may buy 10 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 90 days. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Newport Landing Cruises
With more than 109 years of history, more than two million people attend the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade each year. During the Ring Of Lights, bayfront homes compete for top honors with elaborate holiday decor and light displays. Newport Beach begins its holiday decorations after Thanksgiving, and by the first of December the harbor is richly illuminated with millions of lights and hundreds of decorated homes. Newport Landing Cruises offers three cruises each night of the parade and throughout December to view the light displays. During boat parade cruises, passengers travel through the parade with the chance to view all of the decked out ships and homes along the harbor.