We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Newport Landing Whale Watching

#5 of 46 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Newport Beach Features Animals
309 Palm St Ste A, Newport Harbour, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1203
+1 949-675-0551
Review Highlights
Great customer service

Unfortunately we had too much fog to find the whales but the boat trip was good and they did their... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Abbotsford, Canada
Fun afternoon but was too long!

Me and my husband went on the whale watching tour while on our honeymoon to the Los Angeles area... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Read all 218 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Newport Landing provides multiple whale watching trips daily departing from Newport Beach. Whale watching trips are also referred to as whale watching tours or whale watching cruises. Newport Landing offers whale watching tours from December 17th through April 30th. Along with viewing Grey Whales you can expect to see dolphins, sea lions, and marine birds. Join Newport Landing on one of our open to the general public cruises or privately charter a whale watching boat.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good25%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“sea lions” (48 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 08:00 - 19:00
309 Palm St Ste A, Newport Harbour, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1203
+1 949-675-0551

Similar Things to Do in Newport Beach

Write a Review
Reviews (218)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 218 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately we had too much fog to find the whales but the boat trip was good and they did their best. They offered a voucher for another trip and we will definitely go back.

Thank sinnee3
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Me and my husband went on the whale watching tour while on our honeymoon to the Los Angeles area. It was fun but we only saw a few sea lions and it was very long. The boat was pretty full and we were located right...More

Thank tyrant_virus
Reviewed 28 April 2017

The staff onboard was very knowledgable and quickly found a mother and baby gray whale for us to watch. We stayed with them for quite a while before going off in search of others. We found sealions and seals, but no more whales. If you...More

Thank Traveling_Girrrrrl
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This was a really good tour the only bad side was we went out after waiting 10 minutes late as a couple of families weren't on time then after launching and leaving harbour we had to go back (yes really) overall there and back 45...More

Thank connor170
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We took our homeschool class on this trip and it didn't disappoint. The captain and his mate were extremely knowledgable. They knew where to not only find the whales but 3 different types of dolphins. They were so experienced they were able to find the...More

Thank Andrea J
Reviewed 27 March 2017

My sister and I went on a whale watching cruise during spring break in March. I definitively recommend going in the afternoon (1:00 or 3:00) so that it gives the sun enough time to dry and lift the smog/mist for better sight! We saw about...More

Thank suzysundrop
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Anniversary day trip- We went on the Western Pride boat- clean, simple and I liked that it had a wooden ledge to lean up against/sit on/ set stuff on and you could get closer to the water. My husband and I stayed at the front...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I have to preface this review with the fact that it was a beautiful sunny day with an extremely calm ocean. That being said, the part of the day controlled by humans was wonderful. The boats hold six people which is much better than the...More

Thank robmcd
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Had great day on boat for whale watching! Get informative, unfortunately the whales were shy only saw parts of backs of them, but that was fine! It still was a beautiful ride! Its in a really quaint town with little shops! Well worth the drive!

Thank dran58
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

I have gone whale wstching several times with this group. Couple times because of groupon. They had a marine biologist on staff who knew everything. I have gone and seen whales and not seen whales. Either way its a great 2.5 hours. Staff is always...More

Thank rcaldin
Nearby Restaurants
Newport Landing
255 reviews
.03 km away
Harborside Restaurant & Grand Ballroom
191 reviews
.17 km away
Great MEX
106 reviews
.18 km away
Mint Leaf Thai Cuisine
66 reviews
.15 km away
Nearby Attractions
Fun Zone Boat Company
50 reviews
.06 km away
Balboa Island Ferry
1,388 reviews
.24 km away
Balboa Island
1,048 reviews
.05 km away
Balboa Pier
232 reviews
.26 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I will be traveling in an RV. Is there parking available?
2 February 2017|
Response from SandSteve3 | Reviewed this property |
We were there in high season and parking was very hard to find... We had a car so not sure about specific RV parking.