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Year Round Whale Watching Cruises

Providing year round whale watching cruises with multiple trips offered daily. Cruises are 2½ hours in length and can view giant Blue Whales, Finback Whales, Gray Whales, Minke Whales, Humpback Whales, and even Killer Whales. Several species of dolphin are regularly viewed, with some pods numbering 1000 or more. Sea Lions and their pups are also viewed every trip. Click here for more details including schedule and pricing.

Sunset, Fiesta, & Evening Cruises

Offered year round, primarily on weekends these cruises are 1½ hours in length. These cruises travel through the famous Newport Bay. While on your cruise you will view amazing bay front estates and yachts. Cruises also travel along the scenic Newport Beach coastline taking in some of the most beautiful coastline in California. During the coastal portion it is not uncommon to encounter dolphins as they play in the wake from the ship. Sunsets and star lit views are a given.

Holiday Cruises

Ocean Explorer celebrates most holidays with festive cruises. Choose from cruises during the world famous Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, July 4 Fireworks Extravaganza, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, and many others. Our holiday cruises often sell out quickly and we recommend early reservations if possible.