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Ultimate Whale & Dolphin Watching Experience with Captain Nick in Newport Beach

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    What to Expect
    Welcome to East Meets West Excursions. The Top Choice for Front Row Seating for Whale and Dolphin Watching in Newport Beach. 

    Ultimate Whale & Dolphin watching experience in a 2 -2.5 hr tour in the coastal waters of Newport Beach, Orange County, CA.

    You will be in the natural habitat of these spectacular mammals on our new, safe, sleek, and quiet vessel. We look forwards to seeing you on the boat.

    Our Focus is on small group whale watching tours, 

    max 6 passengers for your comfort and personal attention to ensure the best possible experience with our operation is unmatched.

    We have the ability and flexibility to customize each charter tour to our clients’ needs.

    We want everyone to not just be satisfied, but enthusiastically satisfied!


    We are equipped with 2 different sized child life jackets.

    A proper fitting and comfortable life jacket keeps safety first and a smile on your little loved one’s face. We supply more than the USCG United States Coast Guard minimum of child life jackets and adult sized life vests.

    Dress Comfortably. Bring jacket, sunblock and a camera and be ready to have a wonderful experience with Captain Nick at East Meets West Excursions. 
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    509 S Bay Front, Newport Beach, CA 92662, USA
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • USCG licensed Master captains with over 24 years experience in the industry
    • All Captains are USCG licensed and Certified Naturalists!
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Dress code is comfortable. Bring an extra Jacket or sweatshirt and Sunblock. Thank you.
    • Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers in THIRD trimester
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    All reviews east meets west sea lions great trip natural environment smaller size highlight of our trip small group amazing experience clear instructions provided excellent customer service his passion mega pod of dolphins intimate experience common dolphins different types marine life personal attention
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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    We saw many dolphins, and sea lion. A beautiful sunny day, an amazing ride. Too bad no whales didn't show up.

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Markus N
    Reviewed 6 days ago

    Booked a trip on September 24 2019. We saw dolphins!!! A lot of them. The captain took us north for between 15 - 20 minutes looking for dolphins. We found none. He then went south a ways until he found them. He then moved us...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank mikefromcleve
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Amazing first time whale and dolphin watching excursion. Captain Guy was incredibly kind, friendly, and knowledgeable. He shared a lot of interesting facts about about the marine life and area. He pointed out historic homes and shared background information about them as well. We even...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Traveler245376
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The boat ride was fun even though we did not find any dolphins until the very end of the tour. We had a short time to enjoy the dolphins but the boat ride was fun and the captain stopped to for us to see the...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank pokerpaid
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Nice fast boat with plenty of opportunity to see dolphins, sealions plus if you lucky a whale. Good informative commentary during the trip. We all enjoyed it.

    Thank Karl B
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    20 June 2019|
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    Response from lyndap2457 | Reviewed this property |
    I recommend the noon tour as this is the best time to see whales. The boat can accommodate up to nine people. However I suggest calling ahead to ensure your group can fit. You will not be disappointed.
    Janine M
    28 February 2019|
    Response from jbg1129 |
    it Depends on the time of year. 12:00 trip I’d say would be the best bet year round, if you come in fall through winter on the 3:00 trip you’re going to end with sunset, which is beautiful, but can become chilly. In the... More
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