The annual "Summer Giant Blue Whale Migration" brings hundreds of blue whales each summer/fall to the waters off Newport Beach. Over 1000 whales were viewed last summer (summer 2011) and the blue whales have already arrived for 2012.
Giant blue whales were once considered quite rare off southern California, but over the last five years this has changed dramatically with hundreds/thousands of giant blue whales spotted each year. These giants of the sea reach lengths of 100 feet and are the largest of all animals. Along with viewing these giants, the second largest whale in the world, the finback whale has also taken to the waters of southern California during the same months as the blue whales. Giant pods of common and bottlenose dolphin are also very common with pods numbering a thousand of more dolphins quite likely. These dolphin pods come within arms reach as they play along side the whale watching ship. Viewings are so good that there is a 96% viewing success rate and if nothing is viewed a free pass for another whale watching cruise is offered.
Join Newport Landing’s whale watching cruises offered daily and view the largest creature on earth.