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Ocean Explorer Cruises provides year round whale watching cruises multiple times daily, sunset and evening cruises, and special cruises to celebrate major holidays including the famous Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade.
I first was here in October 2017, but came back again in January 2018 and it was even better. Captain Kane took us out and we had the amazing experience of seeing a gray whale heading to Mexico to mate and then also found a...More
I had the best time on my whale watching cruise out of Newport Beach. Our Captain Larry was very knowledgable (and cute) and his crew Chasen and Kane(?) were great. Due to Chasen, we were able to find a juvenile humpback whale, who was following...More
We had the best time on our whale watching cruise out of Newport Beach last Friday afternoon. Our Captain Larry was entertaining, attentive and very knowledgable. Being in touch with other Captains and through his observation, he was able to locate a very rare blue...More
This was so much fun! Wasn't expecting to see anything, since they hadn't seen anything all day and the weather was choppy. But we did see a whale (got a bad photo of it, but fortunately there is a good photographer on crew so I...More
I never make bad reviews. However I must. We didn't see whales but that is expected. We sat near the captions seat. They joked about obviously not seeing whales. While
"teyint to look for whales" the captain called a friend who was getting her nails...More
What an incredible experience! After being let down by another Cruise company that had failed to notify us that their boat was being fixed,we booked a deal with Travelzoo and Davey's Locker. Wonderful sunny and hot day to take a great cruise of Newport. Crew...More
Spent three hours on the Ocean Explorer with family from the east coast on Monday. "Captain" Larry was amazing. The crew was able to work together and spotted many whales. What an experience! Weather was beautiful. Also spotted sea otter, dolphin and sea lions.
AWFUL! I purchased this while on vacation with my 2 sisters thru LIVING SOCIAL. After standing in 2 different lines about 30 minutes each we were then told due to purchasing this as a deal we would be down graded from their nice boat to...More