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Ultimate Whale & Dolphin Watching Experience with Captain Nick in Newport Beach

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    What to Expect
    Welcome to East Meets West Excursions. The Top Choice for Front Row Seating for Whale and Dolphin Watching in Newport Beach. 

    Ultimate Whale & Dolphin watching experience in a 2 -2.5 hr tour in the coastal waters of Newport Beach, Orange County, CA.

    You will be in the natural habitat of these spectacular mammals on our new, safe, sleek, and quiet vessel. We look forwards to seeing you on the boat.

    Our Focus is on small group whale watching tours, 

    max 6 passengers for your comfort and personal attention to ensure the best possible experience with our operation is unmatched.

    We have the ability and flexibility to customize each charter tour to our clients’ needs.

    We want everyone to not just be satisfied, but enthusiastically satisfied!

    SAFTY FIRST

    We are equipped with 2 different sized child life jackets.

    A proper fitting and comfortable life jacket keeps safety first and a smile on your little loved one’s face. We supply more than the USCG United States Coast Guard minimum of child life jackets and adult sized life vests.

    Dress Comfortably. Bring jacket, sunblock and a camera and be ready to have a wonderful experience with Captain Nick at East Meets West Excursions. 
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    My daughter and I took a trip with Capt Nick and another family of 4. We had a great time. Nick was super knowledgeable which enabled us to be on the lookout for a blue whale that had been frequenting the area. She was amazing!...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Missy B
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Best experience ever! Capt Nick is the man. Would go again in a heartbeat ! Dolphins were the highlight

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank chris B
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    What a great experience; everything from the booking until disembarking. I booked this for my kids ages 10 and 16 and a friend age 15 and it did not disappoint. We had Captain Dan who was very knowledgeable and accommodating. We were able to locate...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank GreenKnights95
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    This was one of the highlights of our California trip. We chose the smaller boat over the larger tours and I am so glad we did. We had the boat to ourselves with our two teenage boys up front and myself and my husband at...More

    Thank 635tamaral
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Captain Nick is an amazing guide! He’s was engaging, educational and fun with our teens and created a once in a lifetime experience for us on the water. The whale watching was spectacular, only heightened by the dolphin activity that was also fun and beautiful...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    20 June 2019|
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    Response from lyndap2457 | Reviewed this property |
    I recommend the noon tour as this is the best time to see whales. The boat can accommodate up to nine people. However I suggest calling ahead to ensure your group can fit. You will not be disappointed.
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    Janine M
    28 February 2019|
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    it Depends on the time of year. 12:00 trip I’d say would be the best bet year round, if you come in fall through winter on the 3:00 trip you’re going to end with sunset, which is beautiful, but can become chilly. In the... More
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    Caisie D
    3 January 2019|
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    It’s safe to take this excursion pregnant. You know yourself best and what you can handle. I’d probably stay away close to the due date, unless your doctor is traveling with you😉 Many pregnant woman in various stages have... More
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