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This is your own private boat for one low, flat rate! Maximum of 6 passengers. Our captain is under your personalized direction, allowing you to adopt your own pace or focus. Very popular and economical option for groups of 4 to 6 people. Duration: 2 hours
Serving passengers to an up-close and personal ocean wildlife experience, we go faster and farther than anyone else for a mission accomplished. Capt. Ryan has carefully crafted the best in class experience for enjoying Southern California’s Dolphins and Whales. Duration: 2.5 hours
Why not “upgrade” and rent out one of our larger Zodiacs for your whole group? Our 30’ boat “TERN” can take up to 12 maximum, priced at a flat rate of $625. “SHEARWATER” is 36’ long and holds 19 passengers maximum for $995. Duration: 2.5 hours. Groups: 7 to 19 people.
For something beyond our 2.5 hour Adventures, we also offer longer duration and custom expeditions. Our 8-Hour Catalina Island Whale Watch is general admission and scheduled on select weekends. You can also privately charter a custom expedition at any time.
Enjoy an open air, limited group size experience, and say no to getting on a boat with 50, 100, or even 150 other people. Newport Coastal Adventure was the first to offer small group Zodiac tours in Orange County, and we’ve built our reputation since 2014 on delivering quality over quantity.
The unique design of our 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 our customers returning year after year.
Our cruising speed of 25 miles per hour is twice as fast as the competition, which allows Newport Coastal Adventure to have its famously high success rate. Half the fun really is getting there, on a boat ride that’s never boring! Learn more about what makes these vessels special here.
There’s a reason we’ve decided to operate with the same boats used by the United States Coast Guard. And that’s because safety and ocean going capability is our priority above all else. Newport Coastal Adventure is the only small boat whale watching operator in Newport Beach issued Certificates of Inspection by the Coast Guard. Climb aboard with us on the safest small boat fleet, and don’t compromise with cheaper imitators.
Newport Coastal Adventure was the first to offer a model of intimate, guided tours on a fast boat, taking passengers to see the abundant whales, dolphins, and sea lions off our coast. Since 2014, our customers have spread the word far and wide about the experience!
We’ve accrued well over 1,000 Five Star Reviews, and maintain the highest reputational standards in customer service.
All of us at Newport Coastal Adventure are passionate for marine life and dedicated towards your satisfaction. Climb aboard with the best in the business for an Adventure to Remember.
Captain Ryan -- A Newport Beach native, Ryan has spent virtually his entire life on the waters surrounding his home.From a young age, he has been captivated by the creatures of the sea, primarily through his lifelong hobby of fishing. Ryan’s dad, also an seagoing man, has raised him on several boats ranging from 18 to 56 feet, and taken him on hundreds of fishing adventures. To him, the ocean offers endless excitement, solace, and possibilities for knowledge. Read more >>
Captain Taylor -- Since 10 years of age, Capt. Taylor figures that he’s spent almost every day of his life either in or on the water. That’s because starting young, Taylor was a competition surfer on the USA Junior Surf Team! Including various other contests, Taylor has traveled to Brazil, China, France, and Australia, just to name a few, for competitive surfing. Born and raised in Orange County, California, he’s also done his fair share of fishing. Read more >>
The best part of our job is to introduce you to the whales, dolphins, and sea lions in their environment, close and personal! We hope that in your time with us we can make you feel connected to the animals as they go about their life in nature. We also don’t wish to exploit them for a show or treat them as disposable producers of income. Our waters are their homes and/or feeding grounds, which we want them to continue to thrive in in the most natural state possible.