Cruise off the coast of Orange County in search of whales on this excursion from Newport Beach. Watch the rugged, beautiful scenery of the Pacific Coast glide by as you listen to interesting commentary from your crew about the native California marine life. Watch for blows and tail slaps; these signal that humpback, minke, grey, finback or giant blue whales are near. Dolphins and other marine life are also in abundance during this family-friendly, year-round whale watching tour.
Watch for whales and dolphins off Newport Beach aboard a double-decker catamaran with bow seating and 360-degree views. A diverse array of marine wildlife thrives in the protected area just outside Newport Bay, and you'll have the chance to see humpbacks, gray whales, finback whales, blue whales, seals, and several species of dolphins. The boat has a 96% success rate spotting whales or dolphins, making this a great way to explore California wildlife in a gorgeous natural environment.
Get close up views of amazing marine wildlife with one of the best whale watching tours on the coast, Davey's Locker. From our unique 360-viewing walk around boat feature you can see giant blue whales, humpback whales, meg pods of dolphins and more. Enjoy our low passenger capacity means more room and relaxation for you. Our favorite spot onboard is up front, where you can catch sight of bow-riding dolphins!
Join us for an hour and a half picnic cruise with a coastal ambiance on the bow of our sailboat. We strive to create an unforgettable evening with contagious laughter and panoramic views of the Newport Bay. Bring your plus one or your three closest pals as four is the maximum on this cruise with close proximity. Please BYOB (bring your own drinks and tapas/ food as we will have an area to facilitate provisions).
Newport Beach is known for its dolphin and whale sightings, but if you don't know the spots to see them, you may not see any during your visit. Instead, plan ahead with this Newport Beach Private VIP Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour and go with a certified-naturalist guide who knows the ecosystem of the area well. You'll see dolphins and whales as your guide tells you fun facts about each.
Little is better than getting on the water off Newport Beach—except maybe getting on the water with a five-course brunch. Grab your crew and get on Southern California’s tastiest cruise, where the sparkling wine is free-flowing and the buffet comes filled with chipotle-glazed salmon, shrimp cocktails, endless pastries, French toast, short ribs, fresh fruit, and more.
See all the hot spots of Hollywood and Beverly Hills in just one day on this full-day tour from Orange County, including transport. See Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Sunset Strip, and the Hollywood Sign. Plus, pass by celebrity homes and get some free time on Rodeo Drive.
Get a chance to spot whales and dolphins during this private boat tour in Newport Beach, led by a Certified Marine Naturalist. Listen to live narration on marine mammals as you travel comfortably in a rigid-hulled inflatable boat. Enjoy a scenic and fast-paced ride through Newport, Laguna Beach, and Dana Point in search of wildlife.
Suitable for all ages and experience levels, this private surfing lesson in Newport Beach will teach you how to ride the waves. Surfboards and wetsuits are included, so you can simply show up and hit the water. Get a hands-on lesson from a professional instructor. Private tutorials can be adapted to all skill levels.
Spend the night on the water—and pair your sightseeing with a gourmet meal—on this 2.5 hr. dinner cruise from Newport Beach. Take to the water and enjoy a freshly cooked, duet entrée at a private table paired with seasonal vegetables and delicious desserts. After dinner, grab your drink and enjoy the sparkling night sky from the outdoor decks.
See Los Angeles in style with a 5-hour private tour in a spacious vehicle. Watch for celebrities as you cruise the Walk of Fame past the iconic Chinese Theater, and navigate the roads of Beverly Hills as you spot the stars’ sprawling mansions. Continue along Rodeo Drive and the vibrant Sunset Strip, then hit downtown to see the city’s most famous sports centers, concert halls and museums. Finish your trip at the Pacific Ocean, where you’ll take in Venice Beach, the Santa Monica Pier and miles of perfect, palm-lined beaches.
Visit top sights in Los Angeles during this full-day, small-group guided tour from Newport Beach to Hollywood and the Pacific coastline. Highlights include the sidewalk stars along Hollywood's Walk of Fame, a ride down iconic Sunset Boulevard and Rodeo Drive, get-down stops at the Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach Boardwalk, and a visit to historic El Capitan Theater.
See some of the world’s most majestic marine animals during this private whale and dolphin watching excursion. Set out from Newport Beach around sunset and enjoy a relaxing evening searching for these beautiful mammals. Take in the coastal views while your captain points out points of interest and marine life. Life jackets are included for all guests.
Take a thrilling whale-watching excursion off the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Travel along the coast of Los Angeles and experience marine wildlife up close. Enjoy a glass or wine or beer, a light snack, or other beverage from the boat’s galley. Sit either inside or out on our 45-passenger vessel as you search the Pacific for Gray, Humpback, and Sperm whales, sharks, seabirds, dolphins and sea lions on this memorable outing.
Enjoy a chartered cruise for up to six people during this private boat trip in Newport Harbor. Pass by yachts and mansions as you travel comfortably with your friends or family. Boat excursions include a private captain and drinking water. Bring your own snacks and refreshments. All-day cruise departures have flexible timings.
The rolling vineyards of Temecula Valley—Southern California’s answer to Napa and Sonoma—sit just 90 minutes from Orange County. With a professional, designated driver taking care of transport, sit back and sip your way across the region in VIP style on this full-day tour. Get access to the best boutique family-owned wineries, meet the winemakers themselves, and sample award-winning varietals against incredible valley views.
This private Temecula Wine Country tour includes a stop at an outlet mall for shopping—a relatively rare combination. After pickup from Los Angeles, Orange, or San Diego counties, head to an outdoor outlet mall for roughly two hours of discounted shopping. Then, visit wine country, stopping for wine tasting at one or more wineries, time willing. Finish your tour with free time for shopping, dining, and exploring Old Town Temecula.
Rock out on the water with breathtaking views of the Newport Beach Harbor. Dance the evening away or sip on a cocktail as you watch the sunset. Newport Beach Sights and Sips Cruise gives guests a front row seat to all the action in the harbor along with our DJ's hottest tunes
Pack a ton of San Diego sights into one day during this San Diego tour with Orange County pickup and drop-off included. You’ll explore the beaches of La Jolla, Seaport Village, Downtown San Diego, and Coronado Island with three brothers who grew up in Southern California as your guides. Not only do your guides know the area well, they also know the best times to visit these popular spots for the best experience possible.
From the moment we pick you up in Orange County, you’ll be in for a fun-filled adventure throughout the best of San Diego. “America’s Finest City” has so much to see, from the museums of Balboa Park to the sea lions of La Jolla. Best Coast Tours will show you the best of the Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village, Downtown San Diego, Little Italy, Coronado Island and everything in between.
Foodies and oenophiles will love this full day outing that takes you to three outstanding Southern California wineries. First, visit Wilson Creek Winery for a tasting and lunch. Then, continue on to Ponte Winery and Monte De Oro Winery—which specializes in reds aged in French-oak barrels—for tastings at each location.
Experience sun-soaked Orange County on this guided excursion on the Pacific Coast Highway. After a convenient hotel pickup, explore coastal enclaves like Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, and Newport Beach. Learn about their history from an insightful guide, stop by sites like Dana Point Harbor for memorable photos, and enjoy complimentary water and snacks.
Hollywood and Beverly Hills are both known as the land of rich and famous, but if you don’t know where to go to see their popular hotspots, exploring on your own could end up a bust. Prebook this VIP Hollywood and Beverly Hills Private Day Tour and guarantee you’ll see some of the coolest places of the area, including the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Sign, TCL Chinese Theatre, and Capitol Records.
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