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Whale Watching in Orange County
Whale watching year round in Orange County - there are many gray whales being seen off our coasts right now!

Come join the excitement each year as we celebrate the return of the Gray Whales off our coast from December through April or see the Blue Whales which are here May through mid November.

See whales up close and learn about them. Visit the whale watching sites below to find tours.

Whale Watching Excursions
Dana Point Whale Watching
Newport Beach Whale Watching
Whale Watching Discounts
Whale Watching Logs
Captain Dave's
Dana Wharf Davey's Locker
Newport Landing

Blue whales & Orca Whales!
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Featured Articles
California Gray Whale Migration
Close Encounter of a Blue Kind
Orcas (Killer Whales) Viewed Off Newport Beach Dec/Jan 2012
Whale Capital of the West - Dana Point California


Companies offering Whale Watching Tours in Dana Point
On-going Whale Watching year round

Captain Dave's Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari

Join Capt. Dave's 5-star, eco-friendly, Dana Point dolphin & whale watching experiences. Dana Point is the World's Whale Capital® and the 1st Whale Heritage Site in the Americas. Multiple unique & uncrowded vessels include a catamaran sailboat with 2 Eye-to-Eye Underwater Viewing Pods and intimate, high-speed zodiac-style (rigid hull inflatable) boats that put wildlife at your fingertips. Fun & educational! Private boat charters are available too. You’ll have a chance to get up close and personal with the largest animals on the planet without inhibiting their natural behavior. Empty your bucket list with whales year-round, including blue whales, humpbacks, gray whales, & more, plus dolphins that can number up to 10,000 strong, sea lions, sharks, and much more. During live narration, you'll learn from expert marine naturalists how the animals live and how we can protect them. Mrs. Capt. Dave's triple fudge brownies served as a special treat. Daily cruises; reserve now!

Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching

Our year-round whale watching cruises get our guests up close to watch these magnificent ocean creatures play in our coastal waters. November - April we go out looking for the California Gray Whale and May - October we go out looking for the magnificent Blue Whale, which is the largest mammal on Earth. You'll also get the opportunity to see pods of dolphin, sea lions, birds, sharks and other marine life. Come witness a variety of ocean mammals in their natural environments. Our friendly captains are very experienced and will educate you on the whales and dolphins as you cruise along the beautiful Orange County coastline. Be sure to try our new 65' catamaran the Ocean Adventures for an intimate, close-up view of these beautiful animals! We guarantee a GOOD viewing of whales or dolphin on your trip, or you'll get your ticket back to come again for free and those tickets are good forever!

Use coupon code OCNET for 30% off!

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Companies offering Whale Watching Tours in Newport Beach
On-going Whale Watching year round

Davey's Locker - Newport Beach
Whale & Dolphin Cruises

Davey's Locker in the Historic Balboa Pavilion (famous Orange County landmark) next to the Balboa Funzone has over 40 years of history providing whale watching cruises. Endorsed by the Orange County Cetacean Society, Davey's Locker provides year round whale watching cruises daily. During the winter and spring months witness the grey whale migration and during the summer and fall months the giant blue whales. With the nutrient rich waters just outside Newport Bay providing ideal habitat for several species of whales and dolphin, Davey's Locker has one of the highest number of sightings in California. Davey's Locker takes great pride in their 96% success rate viewing whales and/or dolphin. Sightings are so good, that they guarantee sightings on each whale watching cruise. A specifically built for whale watching ship provides viewing opportunities from any point on the ship.

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Newport Coastal Adventure
Newport Beach

Offering intimate, guided tours on a fast boat, taking passengers to see the abundance of whales, dolphins, and sea lions off our beautiful coast. Private charters also available.

Enjoy an open air, limited group size experience. The unique design of Newport Coastal Adventure's ZODIACS allows for the closest distance to the ocean of any boat. Leaning over the air-filled cushions, playful dolphins are at your fingertips! This truly magical experience is what keeps their customers returning year after year!

Newport Landing Whale Watching
Newport Beach/Newport Harbor

Year around whale watching cruises view many varieties of whales including the giant blue whales, which attains lengths over 80 feet, several types of dolphin, seals, and huge array of other marine creatures. A recent cruise encountered a huge pod of killer whales numbering over 30 killer whales including adults and young, definitely a trip of a life time. The deep nutrient waters surrounding Newport Harbor is considered some of the most fertile waters in southern California attracting all types of marine life. Offering multiple whale watching cruises every day. Designed just for viewing marine life, our primary whale watching ship is 65 feet in length with a large upstairs sundeck, wrap around outside seating, and indoor seating with large windows.

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Surfacing Gray Whale

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