Newport Landing


Long Beach Whale Watching is for residents and visitors who are considering going whale watching. Newport Landing offers year-round, daily trips just south of Long Beach. Newport Landing departs from Newport Bay which is surrounded by protected coastline as well as a marine canyon just off shore. Newport Bay is home to resident mammals year-round and hosts numerous migratory species through the course of the year. The largest Marine Protection Area in Southern California starts from Newport Bay south. This makes Newport one of the most successful whale watching locations in the country.
Newport Landing’s primary whale watching boat was designed for whale watching and has abundant seating, an upper deck viewing area, and spacious indoor galley with a snack and drink bar. Captains have decades of experience locating and observing dolphins and whales and we have an incredible 96% viewing success rate on our tours.
During summer and fall, Blue, Minke, and Finback Whales are regularly viewed off the coast. During the winter and spring months, Southern California waters host Gray Whales as they migrate to feed and have young. Newport Landing additionally gets the chance to see Southern California resident Common Dolphins as well as Bottlenose Dolphins, Risso’s Dolphins, and California Sea Lions. Thank you for visiting and we are excited to have you join us!

Pricing & Specials!

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School Field Trips

$11 student rate is good for all school groups including homeschool and private. With a large selection of cruise times to choose from and trips offered daily 7 days a week for even the most challenging schedules. Education packets and other materials available through our education

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Group Pricing

Groups of 20 persons or more can take advantage of groups discount of 25% or more off retail rates. Typically group pricing is only extended to groups of 20 persons or more.

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Private Charters

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

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