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Newport Beach: 2-Hour Whale Watching Tour

1. Newport Beach: 2-Hour Whale Watching Tour

On these year-round cruises off Newport Beach, many whale varieties are regularly seen including the giant blue whale (summer and fall), finback whale, grey whale (winter and spring), minke whale, and humpback whale. Several types of dolphin, seals, and all sorts of other marine life are typically spotted on the excursions as well. The cruises depart from Newport Harbor, located in the heart of Orange County, which is just a short drive from both Los Angeles and San Diego. Each cruise is a unique experience as you may never know what you might encounter. A recent cruise encountered a pod of more than 30 killer whales, including adults and their young, making for a whale watching adventure of a lifetime. The cruises enjoy a 96 percent success rate viewing whales and/or dolphin.

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Newport Beach: Year-Round Whale Watching Cruise

2. Newport Beach: Year-Round Whale Watching Cruise

The waters surrounding Newport Harbor are deep and nutrient-rich, attracting all types of marine creatures. Cruises typically see a variety of whales including giant blue whales (during the summer and fall), finback whales, grey whales (in the winter and spring), minke whales, and humpback whales, as well as several types of dolphin, seals, and all sorts of other marine life. Each cruise is a unique experience in that you never know what you might encounter. The Laguna Beach coastline lies just to the south of Newport Harbor and is some of Southern California’s most beautiful coast. The grey whales are commonly seen in this area. Most whale watching cruises take in the scenic backdrops of Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach, and Newport Beach, while viewing the gentle giants just a few hundred yards from shore. Due to the geography of the Orange County coastline that surrounds Newport Harbor, ocean conditions are very calm allowing whale watchers to fully enjoy the amazing viewings. Our primary whale watching ship is 65 feet long, and has a large upstairs sundeck, wrap-around outside seating, snack bar, and indoor seating with large windows. The ship was purpose-built for viewing marine life. Plenty of other amenities guarantee a very comfortable and exciting trip. Captains and crew members are well-versed in marine biology and are incredibly knowledgeable about marine creatures, environment, and eco systems.

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Newport Beach: Ultimate Whale Watching Adventure

3. Newport Beach: Ultimate Whale Watching Adventure

Take a 2-hour dolphin and whale watching tour from Newport Beach. Cruise in an open boat that offers 360-degree views from anywhere onboard, allowing everyone a to have close encounter with nature. Admire the stunning coastal landscape and look out for whales, dolphins, and other marine wildlife.   Board a custom-built RIB, perfect for whale watching. The boat has a maximum capacity of 15 people, giving each passenger a piece of the action. See dolphins come almost close enough to touch. The boat can travel at speed and cruises up to 14 miles from port to ensure the highest success rate of animal sightings.

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Temecula: All-Inclusive Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

4. Temecula: All-Inclusive Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

After being picked up from your hotel or accommodation by your guide, journey to 4 different local wineries, where you’ll learn about the wine-making process and what makes Temecula Valley wine so special.  You will have the opportunity to get an exclusive behind-the-scenes vintner’s tour of one of the wineries. Also included on the tour is an idyllic picnic lunch from a top-rated local eatery at one of the winery stops. Each winery will be curated to make sure you get to taste and learn about a variety of different wines, in order to comprehensively experience Temecula’s wine region. When booking, please select a food option from the list below and write in your selections in the notes during the booking process: •  Chicken Caesar Salad  •  Mediterranean Chicken Salad  •  Eggplant Caprese Sandwich •  Turkey Club Sandwich •  Classic Italian Sandwich •  Artisan Cheese & Deli Plate  •  Roast Beef Sandwich  •  Viva Chicken Wrap All lunches are served with a chewy Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownie and bottled water. Spinach wraps are available as an alternative for ciabatta bread. Side house salads are served with Italian vinaigrette.

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Los Angeles: Aquarium of the Pacific Annual Membership

5. Los Angeles: Aquarium of the Pacific Annual Membership

Discover the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach and enjoy the advantages of an Annual Membership Card. The cards are available in the following formats: Family Membership: all member benefits for up to two named cardholders, plus all children (17 years or younger) living in the same householdDual Membership: all member benefits for two named cardholders living in the same household The Annual Membership card will allow you to explore the 500 exhibits inside the aquarium exhibitions at your own pace and admire 12,000 animals representing the major regions of the Pacific Ocean. Marvel at the beauty and diversity of coral reefs and their animal residents, reefs in Pacific Visions through a new show in the Honda Pacific Visions Theater, and an interactive exhibit in the art gallery. Come face-to-face with the ocean’s ultimate predators in Shark Lagoon, hand-feed colorful lorikeet birds, and watch the Magellanic penguins. Discover Pacific Visions, where you explore underwater realms and future possibilities.

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Orange County: 1-Way Private Transfer to/from Anaheim Resort

6. Orange County: 1-Way Private Transfer to/from Anaheim Resort

Enjoy the convenience of a 1-way private transfer in Orange County, California. Choose between a private transfer from the Anaheim/Disneyland Resort area to a selection of beach cities in Orange Country or vice versa.

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Orange County: Private 1-Way John Wayne Airport Transfers

7. Orange County: Private 1-Way John Wayne Airport Transfers

Enjoy a safe and reliable private airport transfer to or from John Wayne Airport and your accommodation in Anaheim, Orange County Beach Cities, or Los Angeles. Choose the exact time that suits you for the transfer. Be greeted by your driver, who will be waiting for you outside your accommodation at the agreed time. Sit back and relax as you let someone else worry about getting you to the airport on time. Take comfort knowing that all vehicles are regularly maintained to high-quality standards.

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Laguna Beach: Scavenger Hunt Adventure

8. Laguna Beach: Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Turn Laguna Beach into a giant board game with this scavenger hunt tour taken entirely on your phone. Go on a scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the Amazing Race with a sightseeing tour. Enjoy time with friends and family while solving clues and completing challenges. With any smartphone serving as a guide, gather your group, and get ready to make your way through both well-known and overlooked spots of the beach. For extra fun, break groups into teams and compete. Kick off your Laguna Beach adventure in the downtown area. See an impressive collection of outdoor art as you head to the beach. Follow the game route to the water's edge to discover the natural and man-made beauty of the seaside community. Along your adventure, learn about the Laguna Beach greeter, historic sights, and hidden gems of the city. Enjoy the flexibility of a scavenger hunt and tour with the guide being your phone. Start when you want and play at your own pace. Stop for a stroll along the beach or a quick seaside meal. Plan your day your way.

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What people are saying about Laguna Beach

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 151 reviews

You never know if you will see a whale or not, and we didn’t, but we came across a “mega pod” of over 1,000 dolphins, which was totally awesome. They were riding our bow wave, sometime as many as 8 or 10 at a time, as we stood literally four feet above them looking down over the bow. And they were jumping out of the water all around us. It was the coolest thing we saw while we were in California.

I took my mom to this event and we had a great time! Everything about this tour was wonderful and Ben, our driver, was amazing and took the time to speak to each of us. I can't wait to go back!

Excellent activity. Private, For families and adults. Wonderful views of the shore, the beaches, great houses. And the dolphins were amazing!!!

It is amazing. For those who book online, remember to check in at the store to get a paper ticket as that's required to get onboard.

Although cold and no whales great adventure with very knowledgeable crew. Many dolphins!!!!