Newport Beach Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour
54 Ratings
Newport Beach

Join us on the Newport Surfrider for an unforgettable journey, one of the finest RHIB (rigid-hulled inflatable boat) vessels in Newport Harbor. The captain boasts a two-decade stretch working on the water and is a certified naturalist. With a top-notch ship that can hit over 40+mph, we increase your odds of encountering marine life.

Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Newport Beach - Our Coast Guard Licensed Captain and Certified Marine Naturalist will welcome you aboard Surfrider. You will get a tour of Newport Harbor. Followed by a fast boat ride out on the Pacific Ocean through Newport, Laguna Beach, and Dana Point in search of the abundant Marine Mammals off our beautiful coast. You will be given a narration by our expert Marine Naturalist about these amazing mammals
What's Included
  • Thrilling 40 mph speed boat equipped with the latest technology
  • All necessary Coast Guard safety equipment onboard
  • Licensed Coast Guard captain at the helm
  • Certified marine naturalist to enhance your experience
What's Not Included
  • Food and Drink, bring anything you would like (cooler on board for use)
  • Gratuities, never mandatory however always always greatly appreciated by our crew.
670 Lido Park Dr
Lido Park Drive
In front of bluewater grille and Buddahs restaurants
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(54 Ratings)
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Mar 28, 2024
Amazing experience! - Dustin was an amazing guide. He was so knowledgeable about the area and the animals. He was friendly and fun. He went above and beyond to make sure it was a great experience. We saw 2 fin whales, a pod of common dolphins and some bottlenose dolphins. It was worth the money!
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Mar 18, 2024
Spring Break Fun - Dustin was great in communicating where to meet and where to park. The excursion itself was very fun and we were able to see a huge pod of dolphins as well as some very entertaining sea lions. The Southern California coastline is a beautiful sight and the architecture along the way was phenomenal.
Review provided by Viator
Feb 21, 2024
Amazing! - This was an amazing experience! Dustin was a wonderful Captain--knowledgeable and accommodating. We saw hundreds of common dolphins swimming and playing around the boat. Can't wait to go out again.
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Jan 8, 2024
Amazing experience! - We had business partners visiting from New York City and figured this would be a unique outing for them. It sure didn't disappoint! We saw a couple pods of dolphins and got up close with the sea lions. It was an amazing experience and our captain, Dustin was very friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely do it again!
Review provided by Viator
Dec 30, 2023
Great experience - Really enjoyable experience, private tour is the way to go. Dustin was a great guide, knowledgeable about the area and where the best spots are to see marine life. Also, cool to see the coast from a different perspective.
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Dec 17, 2023
Best day ever - The Artistic Cheetah - We had an amazing time with Dustin. We saw so many dolphins and sea lions. Sadly, no whales today but more dolphins than we could hope for. He was super friendly and personable and our 9 year old said he fully deserved “more than 5 stars” for making today the best day ever in her life! Worth every cent.
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Aug 6, 2023
Great time - Great captain. Great time out on the ocean. Saw tons of dolphins. Would definitely recommend. Will be back next year.
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Jul 31, 2023
Lovely afternoon out on the water - Lovely afternoon out on the water and managed to see some great dolphins and a sun fish. Capt Dustin was very knowledgeable and gave us some great information about the area and sealife.
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Jul 24, 2023
WOW! - The dolphin and whale watching tour was amazing! We saw a blue whale and hundreds of dolphins. The captain was fantastic, providing lots of information about the marine life. Highly recommended for a memorable experience!
Review provided by Viator
Jul 23, 2023
Epic!!! - AMAZING experience- highly recommend! Will be coming back! Saw whales dolphins sea lions and sunfish. Great captain.
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up to 6 guests
April 2024