Newport Landing provides multiple whale watching and dolphin cruises daily year round aboard our specifically built-for-whale-watching ships, the Ocean Explorer and the Legacy. Our cruises depart from Newport Harbor in Newport Beach. Newport Harbor is the closest ocean harbor from Anaheim (about 20 minutes) and is surrounded by the famous coastlines of Laguna Beach and Newport Beach. On one of our whale watching cruises you can expect to see dolphins, sea lions, marine birds and, of course, whales. The winter and spring months bring the annual grey whale migration with over 10,000 gray whales participating and the summer and fall months, giant blue whales which migrate into the coastal waters in the hundreds to feed. Along with gray whales and blue whales, see humpback whales, minke whales, finback whales, and many species of dolphin year round. Over 2800 whales were viewed in 2015! Why are there some many whales just outside of Newport Harbor? The answer is the unique marine ecosystem which brings nutrient rich waters very close to shore. The unique ecosystem is so special that a 15 mile state marine protected park was created in 2012 to ensure this rich environment remains for generations to come. Reserve your cruises online at http://www.newportwhales.com/whalewatchingprices.html#reserve or just give us a call at 949-675-0551.