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Private Group Whale and Dolphin Watching

Newport Beach, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Nick

2 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 1 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We are OPEN! Daily Safe and Fun 2hr Private Whale and Dolphin watching tours for groups up to 6 persons departing at 9a, 12p, 3p and 530p. Call/text Capt. Nick directly to reserve your trip of a lifetime (949) 201-5650!

We're going whale watching on the pristine waters of Southern California in a small, intimate, six-person experience - you won’t find another whale watching trip as up close and personal as mine.

When I’m out on my home waters amidst marine life, I feel like a little kid, a small part of a large world. We'll rediscover that feeling together, while I share my extensive knowledge of marine life off the Southern California coast, and help you build a lasting connection to the the region and its marine mammals. We'll see resident dolphins (sometimes hundreds) and whale populations along the way.

We'll return with new friends and a deeper understanding of the marine life along some of the world's most famous coastline.
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We are OPEN! Daily Safe and Fun 2hr Private Whale and Dolphin watching tours for groups up to 6 persons departing at 9a, 12p, 3p and 530p. Call/text Capt. Nick directly to reserve your trip of a lifetime (949) 201-5650!

We're going whale watching on the pristine waters of Southern California in a small, intimate, six-person experience - you won’t find another whale watching trip as up close and personal as mine.

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Nick's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Drinks
    Waters
  • Equipment
    Life Jackets
From $567
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Nick

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 566 Reviews
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The ocean is the one place I I feel the most spiritually connected. I've explored waters around the globe, yet I'm always drawn back to the Southern California Pacific Coast. There's something special about these waters, and the marine life we find here.

For me, a perfect day is cruising on calm water, sharing a glimpse of the wildlife that makes this place so special.
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Where you'll be

We'll be out on the open ocean enjoying the beauty of the water. We'll be chasing front row views of whales and other marine life. We'll engage in intimate encounters on shores that are abundantly populated with dolphins and whales.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 566 reviews.

Kyle
November 2020
Amazing hospitality and very friendly! Weren’t able to find any whales due to the off-season, but we saw a pod of about 200 dolphins swimming within feet of our boat! Amazing experience
Jason
November 2020
We signed up for this as a fun way to get outside and enjoy the afternoon. We didn't realize we were actually going to find a huge pod of dolphins and get to watch them swim right along side the boat. Overall great experience.
Connie
March 2020
This was a great 2+ hour boat ride out into the great North Pacific. We saw a grey whale and a large group (20+) of bottle nose dolphins. On the way back we saw a group of seals hanging out on a buoy, Nick was very informative and knew how to interact with all these beautiful mammals. Great educational adventure.
This was a great 2+ hour boat ride out into the great North Pacific. We saw a grey whale and a large group (20+) of bottle nose dolphins. On the way back we saw a group of seals ha…
Hannah
March 2020
Had such a great time on this whale watching experience. The host Nick was very motivated to find whales and did an awesome job doing it. It was a comfortable, nice, and cozy boat . The views were beautiful. I would definitely recommend doing this. Had a really good time.
Had such a great time on this whale watching experience. The host Nick was very motivated to find whales and did an awesome job doing it. It was a comfortable, nice, and cozy boat…
Sven
February 2020
Fantastic to get out on the water in such beautiful area seeing dolphins and looking for whales. The trip was one of the favorite things for me and the kids during our stay.
Crystal
February 2020
This was my 2nd time on this experience, but this time I was able to bring my husband. While there is other whale watching experiences in the area, this one is unique because you get to go with a small group.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 1 guest of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Hoodie or jacket

Towel