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 Newport Beach is yet another affluent city located in Orange County, California. Both visitors and residents enjoy a number of activities all year long. But one notable activity in the area is whale watching. Southern California is indeed known to be the best place for such thing. There are numerous service providers when it comes to whale watching trips, most of which departing from Newport Beach.The whale watching cruises are definitely a memorable experience for families, organizations and even for couples. Well, of course, kids will love it. Photo opportunities are everywhere, and the star of these photos are the different types of whales

Newport Landing


One of the best companies that cater to whale watching  in Southern California is Newport Landing. It offers different kinds of whale watching trips everyday, all of which departing from Newport Beach. Newport Landing is centrally located and only a few minutes away from Los Angeles, which means it is easily accessible

Whale watching trips are offered all throughout the year. From December to April, the main attraction is the grey whale migration period. From May to November, the water is warmer and there is a nice opportunity to see blue whales, finback whales and of course, dolphins

The experience that Newport Landing whale watching trips is perfect for families, companies, group of friends, and applicable to all age groups. The prices vary depending on age and whether it is a weekday or a weekend. These range from $26 to $36, already a fair price for such a great experience. This company also provides group package prices

Here are reasons why people choose Newport Landing:


  • 20 years of explicable service

  • Crew members provide full narration

  • Nautilus, the boat, comes with an indoor snack bar

  • Indoor and outdoor seating available


Davey’s Locker


Yet another company that offers whale watching trips is Davey’s Locker, still located in Newport Beach. It has been existing for more than 40 years already, catering to both residents and tourists. The trip lasts for about two and a half hours and people only pay around $30 to experience this unforgettable marine life encounter. Departure time is from 10:00 am and 1:00 pm on weekdays, and 10:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm on weekends. Here is a complete list of the prices:

  • Adults: $32 on weekdays and $36 on weekends

  • Children and Seniors: $26 on weekdays and $30 on weekends

  • Free Admission for toddlers


Harbor Breeze Whale Cruises


Take a 15-minute ride from Newport Beach to the Harbor Breeze Cruises. It is considered as one of the best whale watching cruises in Southern California. Such cruises are also offered all year-round. The boats are actually specifically designed for whale watching. Some of its amenities include stadium seating and flat panel televisions. And on each cruise, there is a biologist on board who can answer almost all questions regarding the whales. This company provide fun and educational trips for all ages. Prices are $35 for adults, $30 for seniors and $25 for children.