• Featuring a Brand New 2018 SuperRIB customized for whale watching, the largest of its kind in California
  • Whales and Dolphins so close you can almost touch!
  • Fast paced ride up to 30mph translates to a thrilling experience with more productive viewing
  • Onboard Flat Screen TV displays live drone feed and navigational data on select cruises
  • Locally owned and operated by Capt. Ryan, Newport Beach native and wildlife enthusiast
  • Departing out of Newport Harbor offers best weather and scenery in all of Southern California.

Meet Our Captains & Crew

Experience a breathtaking adventure with an awesome crew and seasoned captains.

Captain Ryan -- A Newport Beach native, Ryan has spent virtually his entire life on the waters surrounding his home.From a young age, he has been captivated by the creatures of the sea, primarily through his lifelong hobby of fishing. Ryan’s dad, also an seagoing man, has raised him on several boats ranging from 18 to 56 feet, and taken him on hundreds of fishing adventures. To him, the ocean offers endless excitement, solace, and possibilities for knowledge. Read more >>

Captain Taylor -- Since 10 years of age, Capt. Taylor figures that he’s spent almost every day of his life either in or on the water. That’s because starting young, Taylor was a competition surfer on the USA Junior Surf Team! Including various other contests, Taylor has traveled to Brazil, China, France, and Australia, just to name a few, for competitive surfing. Born and raised in Orange County, California, he’s also done his fair share of fishing. Read more >>

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NCA Advantage

Fast Boats

Passengers spend more time watching animals, and less time traveling on board Newport Coastal Adventure. Our 20 MPH cruise is twice as quick as the competition, allowing you to see more than you would on other tours.

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Open Front

The BEST place for watching dolphin is at the front of the boat. Our craft uniquely allow passengers to safely lean just above the water to closely interact with dolphin. We provide the safest way to enjoy this truly magical experience!

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Friendly Crew

Our congenial captains are eager to share their local knowledge, cultivated with years of experience spent plying these waters. We are a homegrown company owned and operated by Newport Beach natives eager to show you our backyard.

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Never Crowded

A strict limit of 6 passengers at a time ensures all passengers are under the direct care of the captain, have adequate personal space, and a piece of the action.

What People Are Saying

"Absolutely awesome. Captain Ryan was professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. Boat was great. Love the smaller size and the ability to have a more custom/private experience. No fighting with gaggles of people to catch a glimpse of something in the distance. Saw tons of Common Dolphin and had a cool and unique encounter with a Minke whale. If I could rate this 6 stars I would."
"My family and I had a blast with Captain Taylor. I highly doubt we will ever go on another whale watch in a boat that isn’t a zodiac. We were able to zip from spot to spot, depending on where the action was located. We saw several whales, including two separate blue whales, as well as a huge sunfish. This is a must do if you are near Newport Beach!"





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