1422561390 whale watching dolphin cruises with newport landing tickets
4.3 / 5 Rated by 461 members
Review from Albert Rowuin

No whales spotted on our Labor Day mid afternoon trip, but some had been spotted in the recent days according to sign they had out front, but we did encounter a very entertaining school of dolphin, some of which were swimming right next to the...continued

reviewed Sep 06 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Brian Repelin

Do not park in the multi level parking structure as it costs $12 for a full day and there was a very long line. Park across balboa street in the public parking for $8 for a full day. As we arrived we were told that the card had not been charged...continued

reviewed May 24 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from casey

Very nice day out on the water. We did see one whale and tons of dolphins.

reviewed Feb 21 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Jeffrey Henderson

We went on a Saturday noon trip - didn't have any whale sightings, but hung out with a pod of common dolphins - hundreds of them swimming right next to the boat for about 2 hours. Overall, it was a good afternoon and worth the half-priced tickets.

reviewed Dec 13 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Christina Mallory

When we arrived we were redirected to "Thier sister ship" which was a walk to the end of the shops, this was difficult due to one of our group is hadicapped. Of course, seeing Dolphins are a hit and miss, not really expecting to see many, though...continued

reviewed May 24 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Carrie

All in all, the cruise itself was a very enjoyable experience. The staff (on land and on the boat) were incredibly friendly and very knowlegeable. The fact that there were no whales that day was certainly not their fault. Besides, we saw more than...continued

reviewed Oct 10 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Redwinger

It was GREAT! Didn't see any whales but we were right in the middle of a pod of dolphins, hundreds of them! I took out of state family and they all just loved it. The crew was very professional and friendly, the half price tickets made it that...continued

reviewed Feb 20 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Paula Miller

Really fun!!!! We were in the middle of hundreds of dolphins, they like to swim next to the bow, I would go back anytime!!! Even though it was a nice day on shore, out on the water when the boat is moving fast it got very cold!!!! Bring jacket if...continued

reviewed May 28 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

Next time I will not buy tickets from Goldstar as they are $4 cheaper per person if you buy them direct. Aside from this my boyfriend and I (both early 30's) had a great time. We saw 2 grey whales, a couple dolphins and a curious seal that came...continued

reviewed Mar 06 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from ocsneakfreak

What a cool cruise! My girlfriend and I had a very nice time. I didn't expect to see what we saw out on the water. 2 GREY WHALES and about 40 dolphins in 2 hours while we were cruising out of Balboa in Newport. Very exciting!

The 50ft boat was...continued

reviewed Feb 14 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Anna

This was very cool. It was a a warm sunny day (a little windy on the boat), but perfect none-the-less. We saw two whales and several Dolphins. It was fin. The whole thing lasted for almost three hours. The view of the Coast was amazing. We took...continued

reviewed Sep 12 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Redwinger

This was my third time attending this event and once again it was GREAT! We saw three Blue Whales, one being 80 feet long! It was awesome being that close, a fun time had by all to be sure!

reviewed May 01 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

Although it was a nice day out on the ocean and we saw dolphins and sea lions, we didn't see any whales. We checked in at Davey's Locker and were told that we had to check in at Newport Landing instead. We stood in line at 11 for our 12 sail but...continued

reviewed Mar 20 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

Another beautiful day in paradise. Calm seas. And we saw an 80 ft. blue whale and her baby. Amazing! No dolphin, though, but it was still a great time.

reviewed Aug 19 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

Check in was simple & fast, the crew was professional, the boat and on-board restrooms were clean, and the egg burritos available for purchase on the boat were a perfect snack. Our captain, Jeff, did an excellent job tracking not one, but TWO...continued

reviewed May 08 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from T

I was skeptical of the price goldstar offered because it was so inexpensive. I was happy to learn it was legitimate. Our Whale Watching trip was wonderful. We saw tons of dolphins, sea lions, one enormous sun fish and one whale. The crew was...continued

reviewed Apr 10 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from websurface

Saw tons of dolphins and the usual seals. We were also lucky enough to get a glance of a couple of Grey Whales. Whales are not easy to spot and there is no guarunteed sighting. So I reccomend setting expections accordingly.

The boat "Ocean...continued

reviewed Apr 12 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from deckardk

Very nice trip out on the ocean! We arrived on time (the store is Davey's locker - it is near the end of the "fun zone" at Balboa pier), got tickets, waited in line, and got on the boat. It was around a 2 hour trip, and we saw three blue whales...continued

reviewed Aug 29 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Cathy Cadar Colby

We had a great time even though we didn't spot any whales. We did see a school of dolphins right off the boat and the kids were very excited. We will definately do this again.

reviewed Jan 04 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from snewq78

We saw hundreds of dolphins - many swimming right beside the ship. Didn't see any whales, but really enjoyed the trip all the same. Would definitely recommend.

reviewed Jun 09 2010 report as inappropriate
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