Whale Watching & Dolphin Cruises-Newport Landing

Admission included
Reservations req'd

Now Included: One free drink and binoculars for your cruise.

Have you ever seen a 90-foot giant blue whale? How about a humpback whale? Newport Landing viewed over 2,200 whales in 2018! Along with viewing thousands of whales over 400,000 dolphins were also viewed in 2018.

Newport Landing Whale Watching has served the Southern California area for over 30 years with whale watching and dolphin cruises daily. The coast off Southern California is famous for bordering on the routes of various migratory whales, and Newport Landing invites you to see these magnificent mammals up-close and in their natural habitat. Newport Landing is located next to one of the largest marine sanctuaries in California with over 75 square miles of protected waters and coast. The marine park ensures that the rich ecosystem and its mammals will be in place for generations to come.


November–February: Monday–Friday 10:00am, 1:00pm, and 2:30pm;
Saturday & Sunday 9:30am, 12:00pm, 2:30pm, and 5:00pm
March–October: Daily, 10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, and 6:00pm
For specific tour times please consult the website.


Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Getting In

Make reservations in advance, then present your pass at the admissions counter the day of your tour.


Reservations should be made online.
The available schedule will pop up. Please choose the number of passengers that will need reservations, along with the desired date.
Click Book Now.
An Extras page will pop up. If you would like to purchase any one of these items you may do so, although they are not included with your Go San Diego Card All-Inclusive Pass. You may skip or confirm - in order to take you to review your order and place your online reservation.
In the box that states Voucher code - this is where you will put your Go Card code- either GoCardLA or GoCardSD.
Once you have entered the voucher code, please click Pay Now to make reservation. Upon check-in, present your Pass(es) to a landing representative. Boarding passes will not be distributed without scanning all party's Go San Diego Card All-Inclusive Passes purchased prior to departure.
A confirmation will be emailed to you once you click on Book Now.


Parking options include parking structure at 309 Palm Street ($8/day), Balboa Pier Parking Lot, & free residential parking


309 Palm Street
Suite A
Newport Beach, CA 92661
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Driving Directions

Merge onto the 55 Freeway South; 55 becomes Newport Blvd. Continue south onto Balboa Blvd. at 21st St. Continue South on Balboa Blvd. to Adam St.; Turn left on Adams and pull into parking structure.

Public Transportation

Taxi, shuttles, and Orange County Transit Bus System available.