Newport Beach

Whale Watching Cruise Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Newport Beach, Marina Del Rey

Newport Beach, United States
Whale Watching Day Cruise Santa Monica

From US$60.00

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Offered in: English


Take a thrilling whale-watching excursion off the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Travel along the coast of Los Angeles and experience marine wildlife up close. Enjoy a glass or wine or beer, a light snack, or other beverage from the boat’s galley. Sit either inside or out on our 45-passenger vessel as you search the Pacific for Gray, Humpback, and Sperm whales, sharks, seabirds, dolphins and sea lions on this memorable outing.
  • Cruise the Southern California coast on a whale-watching adventure
  • Travel by medium-sized excursion vessel for a safe but intimate outing
  • Enjoy wine and beer, as well as other snacks and drinks, on-board
  • Experience marine life, including Humpback whales and sharks, in the wild

What's Included

  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 400 Main St
    400 Main St, Newport Beach, CA 92661, USA

    Plan on arriving 30 minutes before your trip. 100 Aquarium Way Dock#2 Long Beach, CA 90802. Parking Validation available

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Newport Beach (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Service animals allowed
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • As with any trip to sea, please wear flat shoes and bring a hat, sunglasses, sun block and a light jacket or sweatshirt. Remember Ice Chests, Coolers, Alcoholic Beverages, illegal drugs and firearms May Not Be Brought Aboard.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please reconfirm with us directly at least 24 hours prior to your tour by contacting us directly per the phone number or email listed on the ticket
  • Failure to reconfirm may result in the cancellation of your reservation and is non refundable
  • You must contact the local tour operator directly 48 hours prior to your tour to request wheel chair accessible tour option or you can include the request in the special requirements while you book.
  • Please note you are purchasing your Tickets and thru our Tour and Travel Agency. We are happy to assist you with all questions regarding this tour. The Tour departs from 400 Main St, Newport Beach CA 92661
  • Any Requests for Refunds or Cancellations should be made directly to Santa Monica Cruise Tour and Travel Center, Inc at or by calling our Office at 310-315-9100 x 1 However all tickets are final except when the tour is cancelled due to inclement weather.
  • Please note Tickets are sold SEPARATELY BY SANTA MONICA CRUISE TOUR AND TRAVEL CENTER. Our ticket prices include additional service fees above the cost of the tour to offer you this product.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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13 reviews
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Fun times!
April_C, May 2023
We had a wonderful time! Didn’t see any whales but got to see the dolphins and sea lions! The sun wasn’t out and it was a little chilly but all in all it was great and I would recommend it most definitely!
Response from Host, May 2023
Dear April, Thank you for your kind words and review. Sounds like you had a positive experience. We heard that the whales were on vacation too so hoping they will be around for our next tour LOL. Thanks Again, David
Overpriced listing and not correct locations mentioned on the title
Arevik_B, Feb 2023
This listing is overpriced. There is exact same tour available with only $30, I bought this one because it said ‘Santa Monica, Marina Del Ray’, but come up that I needed to go to the Newport Beach for the tour and this have been shown only after reservation and no cancellation. The tour generally was good, but there were no whales. If you want to buy this tour buy it from the other listings, not this one.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear Arevik, We are glad you enjoyed the tour and had a good experience. We appreciate your kind review of the service and tour. We do have to pay our staff that is involved in the marketing and management of the product. Thank you again for your positive review. We appreciate it.
Local boat tour
Danielle_E, Sept 2022
Local company and boat. Smooth slow ride . Had a great morning and day . It was easy to locate the dock . Happy with the tour :) 5stars
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thanks Daniel ! Glad you enjoyed the experience. Cheers
The boat ride was...
Maxwell_G, Sept 2022
The boat ride was pleasant! However, we didn’t see any whales although there wasn’t a guarantee we would! The biggest disappointment was the tour states it would be 2-1/2 to 3 hours!! It only lasted 1-1/2 hours!! We felt a bit shorten on the tour time!!! Not recommended for that reason… :(
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Greetings Maxwell, Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed the tour. As you can see, you are the first to experience a tour that appeared to have been shorter than normal. The tours are usually 2 1/2 hours. I will enquire with our operations department as to why the irregular operation. Thank you again for your comments and appreciate the feedback. Thanks you for your recommendations. Cheers, Chris/Manager
Solo trip for me. Boat...
Amy_C, Jul 2022
Solo trip for me. Boat and staff were very nice and I enjoyed how excited Cap. Andy was about the marine life. Really enjoyed it even though I didn't see a whale.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Glad you had a great experience. Thanks for coming.
The joy of whale watching!
Leavie_D, Jun 2021
Seeing the Blue Whales and conversing with the young lady onboard providing information about everything from the whales, the break waters to Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose. She was excellent.
It was amazing how our Heavenly Father have shown us His creation.
Victoria_T, Jun 2021
It was an amazing experience for me and my wife. Though we expected a whale but watching some dolphins jumping was good enough. Thanks to the Captain and the staff who made our experience a memorable one. Thank you! 👍😊

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