Whale Watching Marina del Rey Visitors | Newport Landing

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Whale Watching Marina del Rey was developed for its residents and visitors who might be looking to embark on a whale watching expedition. Newport Landing’s whale watching tours disembark at staggered intervals each day and all year departing from beautiful Newport Beach, providing tourists and locals with a great opportunity to view marine life in their natural habitat. Newport Landing is situated within a highly affluent whale and dolphin locale of Southern California. Our 2.5 hour tours are the perfect length to absorb just a portion of the extensive aquatic possibilities that So Cal has to offer.

Summer and fall sightings often involve the Blue Whale, Fin Whale, and Minke Whale while winter and spring go along with the famous Grey Whale migration that allows many tourists to participate in whale watching near Marina del Rey. Killer Whales (Orcas) and Humpback Whales are viewed sometimes during the course of the year and is a real treat. Along with the abundance of Whales, large pods of Bottlenose and Common Dolphin are encountered on a regular basis during the year off the Southern California coast. The rare Risso’s Dolphin combined with other species of dolphin and Sea Lions are regularly viewed on Newport Landing’s affordable whale watching tours.

The main Marina del Rey whale watching cruise vessel operating out of Newport Landing was designed and constructed with the intent to provide relaxing whale watch excursions to Marina del Rey guests and residents alike. An upper level observation platform houses a cozy, indoor salon complete with food and beverages. Booth-style seating accompanies large windows for viewing while inside the boat, putting you at ease while on our whale watching cruises. Our Captains and crew are trained in the field and have years of locating marine life as well as providing in-depth knowledge about them. Newport Landing has a 96% success rate when it comes to finding and viewing these favorable cetaceans. We hope that you will join us for a fun and enjoyable whale watching trip!

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!