Enjoy $16 whale-watching cruise special year-round! Click "Visit Website" for offer. Newport Landing Whale Watching has provided whale watching and dolphin cruises from Balboa/Newport Harbor for over 25 years. Year-round cruises encounter a variety of whales including the giant blue whale (which attains lengths of over 90 feet), grey whales, finback whales, minke whales, seals, several types of dolphin, and all sorts of other marine life. Each cruise is a unique experience; you never know what you might encounter. Designed specifically for viewing marine life, our primary whale watching ship is 65 feet in length with a large upstairs sundeck, wrap-around outside seating, snack bar with food and beverages, and indoor seating with large windows. All captains and their crew have backgrounds in marine biology, enabling them to give you details on marine creatures, environment, and eco systems. This combination of a knowledgeable, friendly crew and a variety of amenities make for a very comfortable and exciting trip. Due to the geography of the Orange County coastline and the protection of Catalina Island, ocean conditions are typically calm - comparable to a fresh water lake. The waters surrounding Newport Harbor offer deep nutrient rich ocean, which attracts all types of marine creatures. Additionally, the Huntington Beach coastline, just north of Newport Harbor, offers some of the most beautiful coastline in Southern California. Gray whales, which are commonly seen on our cruises, seem to enjoy this beauty as well, since many whales are spotted just a couple hundred yards off of the Huntington Beach coastline. Whether you're an individual looking to join one of the general admission whale watching cruises or a group wanting to reserve a private cruise, Newport Landing takes great pride in sharing the magical experience of our whale and dolphin cruises.