Whale Watching Catalina Island | Newport Landing

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Catalina Island Whale Watching was introduced for locals and travelers interested in going whale watching. Newport Landing offers affordable, daily excursions year-round just east of Catalina Island. With its guarded coast and marine canyon right off shore, Newport Bay is home to various species and hosts many different migratory species all year long. These factors make Newport one of the most flourishing whale watching locales in the country. Whale watching Catalina Island with Newport Landing has offered inexpensive whale watching from Newport Beach for decades.

During summer and fall, Blue, Finback, and Minke Whales are typically seen off the coast of Newport. Southern California waters host Gray Whales the rest of the year, as they migrate to feed and give birth. Catalina Island whale watch cruises have the opportunity to see Southern California resident Common Dolphin along with Bottlenose Dolphin, Risso’s Dolphin, and California Sea Lions.

Whale watching tours from Newport is just a stone’s throw from Catalina. Newport Landing’s primary whale watching boat was built for the sole purpose of whale watching and has comfortable seating, an upper-level viewing area, as well as a large, indoor galley with snacks and drinks. Our knowledgeable captains have years of experience locating dolphins and whales with a 96% success rate of finding them on our tours. Thank you for stopping by and we look forward to having you with us!

Pricing & Specials!

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School Field Trips

$11 school/student rate is extended to all public and private schools and home school groups. Choose from any of our whale watching cruise times and days of the week or weekend. Education packets and other materials available through our education coordinator upon request.

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Group Pricing

Larger groups can take advantage of our group pricing and can save from 25% to 35% off retail rates. Typically group pricing is only extended to groups of 20 persons or more.

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Private Charters

Private whale watching ship rentals are available for all size groups and occasions. Cruises are typically 2.5 hours in length but trip length and departure/return times can be customized upon request. Looking for a unique and memorable event whale watching is a great option for all ages.

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Do you need help? You can also call us at (949)675-0551 to make a reservation!