Ocean Explorer Cruises

Newport Beach

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In a Nutshell

2.5-hour tour takes passengers around the Newport and Laguna Beach coastlines in search of blue and humpback whales, dolphins, and much more

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Feb 9, 2017. Amount paid never expires. Online reservation required. Limit 10 per person, may buy 10 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Must be used in 1 visit. Fuel surcharge may apply. Adult tickets valid for ages 13-59. Junior tickets valid for ages 3-12 and senior tickets 60 and up. Must be 21+ to consume alcohol; drink tickets valid for domestic beer and non-alcoholic drinks. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose from Four Options

  • $16 for one adult whale-watching ticket and one drink ticket ($41 value)
  • $30 for two adult whale-watching tickets and two drink tickets ($82 value)
  • $14 for one junior or senior whale-watching ticket and one drink ticket ($33 value)
  • $26 for two junior or senior whale-watching tickets and two drink tickets ($66 value)

Each 2.5-hour tour cruises the waters up to 15 miles from Newport Bay in search of finback whales, blue whales, minke whales, humpback whales, and dolphin pods. Drink tickets can be used for domestic beer and non-alcoholic drinks, but not for wine or cocktails.

Ocean Explorer Cruises

Water laps against the edge of the boat as a a dolphin leaps over waves just off the port side. Its smooth, graceful body arcs through the water, swimming with the speed only a set of flippers can muster. Ocean Explorer Cruises seeks out magical moments like this one on the deep blue sea, giving guests a chance to encounter everything from sunsets to Humpback whales. Cruises depart from Newport Bay and set off in search of marine environments on whale watching cruises, romantic settings on sunset cruises, and Christmas light displays or American flags and fireworks on holiday cruises.

Customer Reviews

Fantastic, customer friendly attitude. Good mix of science, fun, fair priced snack bar.
Brian G. · February 2, 2017
It was awesome. My family loves the trip.
Abhilash S. · November 13, 2016
it was a great experience, nice crew.
Jacqueline R. · September 17, 2016

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