Top 9 Tours In Newport Beach, California - Updated 2022

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Newport Beach is a beautiful vacation. A coastal town with a harbor full of boats, it has plenty to do and see, especially if you love the water! Visit local beaches, admire the water, and take a look at these great tours to better enjoy your time in Newport Beach.

1. Newport Beach Half-Day Deep Sea Fishing Excursion (from 46 USD)

Deep Sea Fishing Excursion
Source: Get Your Guide

If you enjoy fishing this half day tour is sure to be right up your alley! The tour will take you to some of the best fishing spots in Southern California: Long Beach, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, and Huntington Beach. Barracuda, bass, red snapper, and giant yellowtail are all fish that are frequently found in these areas. Boats are state of the art, a great place to relax and learn from the friendly captains. Male and female restrooms, first class electronics, snack bar and kitchen, and spacious indoor and outdoor seating are all available on board.

Newport Beach Half-Day Deep Sea Fishing Excursion

Price: from 46 USD


2. Newport Beach: 2-Hour Whale Watching Tour (from USD 32.0)

Whale Watching Tour

This two hour whale watching tour is given by Get Your Guide, an excellent tour guide service. The tour is given year round and will take you out to enjoy breathtaking views of the Newport Laguna coastline. Many different species of whales are found in this area, including the giant blue whale in summer and fall, and the humpback whale. Seals, dolphins, and other marine life are often spotted on this trip too. The cruises all depart from Newport Harbor, offering a unique experience every time as you never know what you will see!

Newport Beach: 2-Hour Whale Watching Tour

Duration: 2 hour

173 reviews

3. Hollywood Sightseeing Tour from Orange County (from USD 139.0)

If you are interested in visiting Hollywood and Beverly Hills, this tour will take you to see both in one day. You will have a chance to see Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Sunset Strip, and the Hollywood Sign. An hour and a half will be granted to explore Rodeo Drive and you will have the opportunity to pass by some celebrity homes. This is a full day tour that is jam packed with sightseeing.

Hollywood Sightseeing Full-Day Group Tour from Orange County

Duration: 8 to 9 hours

81 reviews

4. Isolation Tank Flotation Session

Flotation Tank Isolation Tank
Source: Photo by user Floatguru used under CC BY-SA 3.0

This isolation tank flotation session is a different experience indeed. It is the perfect way to relax. For an hour and a half you will have the chance to soak in water with about 700 pounds of Epsom salt. There are two state of the art isolation chambers on site made of the highest quality. It is a perfect way to relax after the busyness of sightseeing. The benefits of the isolation tanks are both mental and physical. Physically your body will soak up magnesium from the water, which most Americans are deficient in, and release toxins due to the epsom salts. Mentally, floating has similar effects as meditation which relaxes the mind.

Isolation Tank Flotation Session


5. Gondola Ride in Newport Harbor (from 136.73 USD)

Gondola Ride
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What better way to create a memory than to go on a gondola ride in Newport harbor? It will serve as an escape from the noise and bustle of the city. The boat is Venetian style with a professional gondolier. During the one hour ride, you will be able to enjoy gourmet chocolates and one non alcoholic drink. It is a romantic, relaxing, enjoyable trip through the harbor that recreates the magic of a trip to Venice. Though it is missing the custom and tradition of a trip to Italy, the sunny California weather and scenic, mountainous background will more than make up for that. There are several departure times available through out the day for the tour.

Gondola Ride in Newport Harbor

Price: from 136.73 USD


6. Whale Watching Cruise from Newport Beach (from USD 34.0)

Newport Harbor, Newport Beach, California
Source: Photo by user Ken Lund used under CC BY-SA 2.0

This whale watching cruise leaves from Newport beach. The boat tour lasts for two and a half hours. Guest can admire the beautiful scenery of the Pacific Coast while listening to commentary given by the crew. They will have a chance to learn all about marine life in California. All the while, guests may see humpback, minke, grey, finback or giant blue whales in the area. Dolphins, seals, and other sea creatures may also be spotted.

Whale-Watching Cruise from Newport Beach

Duration: 2 to 3 hours

406 reviews

7. Los Angeles Dinner Cruise from Newport Beach Weekend (from USD 168.18)

USDA dinner cropped
Source: Photo by user Peggy Greb, USDA ARS used under PUBLIC DOMAIN

How does a three hour cruise and four course gourmet dinner sound? Because that is what you will get on this cruise! Upon boarding the ship, you will be treated to a glass of champagne. The freshest seasonal ingredients will be used for make a delicious meal, served at your private table. Entertainment on board will be provided so you can dance the night away! Best of all you will see magnificent views of the coastline. This will indeed be a luxurious evening out.

Los Angeles Dinner Cruise from Newport Beach Weekend

Duration: 2.5 hour

7 reviews

8. Los Angeles Champagne Brunch Cruise from Newport Beach (from USD 127.78)

Chalkboard mimosa bar sign with orange and white flowers, champagne glasses, fruit, juice and champagne
Source: Photo by user Personal Creations used under CC BY 2.0

This LA brunch cruise begins in Newport Beach. It will be a relaxing, enjoyable event. The cruise lasts two hours during which you can enjoy a buffet brunch prepared with the freshest of ingredients. Unlimited champagne and sparkling cider are available through out the cruise. Enjoy the views of the harbor as you cruise along. Hotel pick up is not included with this tour.

Los Angeles Champagne Brunch Cruise from Newport Beach

Duration: 2 hour

9 reviews

9. Los Angeles Dinner Cruise (from USD 169.0)

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Source: Photo by user Maureen Didde used under CC BY 2.0

This high end dinner cruise is provided by Viator. You will have the chance to enjoy a sumptuous four course dinner prepared freshly for all guests. Dancing will be available all night with the on board DJ. The views as you cruise along are lovely. You can upgrade the to a window seat with amazing views which comes with a full bottle of champagne as well.

Los Angeles Premier Dinner Cruise from Marina del Rey

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

48 reviews

Sunshine and scenery

Newport Beach offers some fantastic sights and experiences. Take a look at these tours to get the most of your next visit to the area!

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