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Whale Watching in Orange County
Whale watching year round in Orange County - there are many gray whales being seen off our coasts right now!

Come join the excitement each year as we celebrate the return of the Gray Whales off our coast from December through April or see the Blue Whales which are here May through mid November.

See whales up close and learn about them. Visit the whale watching sites below to find tours.

- Whale Watching Excursions -
Dana Point Whale Watching
Newport Beach Whale Watching
Whale Watching Discounts
- Whale Watching Logs -
Captain Dave's
Dana Wharf Davy's Locker
Newport Landing
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Blue whales & Orca Whales!
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- Featured Articles -
California Gray Whale Migration
Close Encounter of a Blue Kind
Orcas (Killer Whales) Viewed Off Newport Beach Dec/Jan 2012
Whale Capital of the West - Dana Point California
 

 

Companies offering Whale Watching Tours in Dana Point
On-going Whale Watching year round

Captain Dave's Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari

Captain Dave’s specially designed Sailing Catamaran can get you UP CLOSE to wild dolphins and magnificent whales all year round. BE one of the pod and feel what's it's like to swim with dolphins without getting wet in our Eye-to-Eye Underwater Viewing Pods! Hear the animals with our underwater hydrophone, while an experienced marine naturalist shares our collection of marine mammal artifacts and explains how the animals live. Mrs. Captain Dave's yummy Triple Fudge Brownies are served complimentary on every safari. Our high-speed, high-tech, catamaran is never crowded. Your dolphin & whale watching trip is broadcast live on our website! An award winning filmmaker, author, and whale disentangler, Capt. Dave is a leader in ocean wildlife education and conservation. 2 and 1/2 hours daily. Reservations recommended.

Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching

Our year-round whale watching cruises get our guests up close to watch these magnificent ocean creatures play in our coastal waters. November - April we go out looking for the California Gray Whale and May - October we go out looking for the magnificent Blue Whale, which is the largest mammal on Earth. You'll also get the opportunity to see pods of dolphin, sea lions, birds, sharks and other marine life. Come witness a variety of ocean mammals in their natural environments. Our friendly captains are very experienced and will educate you on the whales and dolphins as you cruise along the beautiful Orange County coastline. Be sure to try our new 65’ catamaran the Ocean Adventures for an intimate, close-up view of these beautiful animals! We guarantee a GOOD viewing of whales or dolphin on your trip, or you'll get your ticket back to come again for free and those tickets are good forever!

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Companies offering Whale Watching Tours in Newport Beach
On-going Whale Watching year round

Davey's Locker - Newport Beach
Whale & Dolphin Cruises

Davey's Locker in the Historic Balboa Pavilion (famous Orange County landmark) next to the Balboa Funzone has over 40 years of history providing whale watching cruises. Endorsed by the Orange County Cetacean Society, Davey's Locker provides year round whale watching cruises daily. During the winter and spring months witness the grey whale migration and during the summer and fall months the giant blue whales. With the nutrient rich waters just outside Newport Bay providing ideal habitat for several species of whales and dolphin, Davey's Locker has one of the highest number of sightings in California. Davey's Locker takes great pride in their 96% success rate viewing whales and/or dolphin. Sightings are so good, that they guarantee sightings on each whale watching cruise. A specifically built for whale watching ship provides viewing opportunities from any point on the ship.

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Newport Landing Whale Watching
Newport Beach/Newport Harbor

Year around whale watching cruises view many varieties of whales including the giant blue whales, which attains lengths over 80 feet, several types of dolphin, seals, and huge array of other marine creatures. A recent cruise encountered a huge pod of killer whales numbering over 30 killer whales including adults and young, definitely a trip of a life time. The deep nutrient waters surrounding Newport Harbor is considered some of the most fertile waters in southern California attracting all types of marine life. Offering multiple whale watching cruises every day. Designed just for viewing marine life, our primary whale watching ship is 65 feet in length with a large upstairs sundeck, wrap around outside seating, and indoor seating with large windows.

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Surfacing Gray Whale

Whale photos courtesy of Cliff Wassmann

 

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