Blue Whale Migration Fall/Winter 2020

Mon Oct 5, 2020
1:00pm to 3:30pm Pacific
All Ages
Gate $34 -$46.50; Special $20-$32

Join Newport Landing’s whale watching cruises offered daily, and view the largest creature on earth. The annual Giant Blue Whale Migration brings hundreds of blue whales each spring and summer to the waters off Laguna and Newport Beach. 

Over 1000 whales were viewed summer/fall 2020 of which 370 were the giant blue whales. Giant blue whales were once considered quite rare off southern California, but over the last ten years, this has changed dramatically with hundreds of giant blue whales spotted each summer. These giants of the sea reach lengths of up to 90 feet and are the largest of all animals.

Just outside of Newport Bay is the beginning of one of the largest marine protected areas in southern California, created to protect this rich ecosystem for future generations. The protected marine sanctuary covers over 60 square miles off Newport and Laguna Beach and provides a haven for all marine creatures including whales and dolphin.

2020 cruises follow best practices for COVID which includes greatly reduced boat capacities and an outdoor environment..


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Natural History Museum - various times Pick
Grow with Me! Series for Kids
Washington Crossing State Park - 4:00 PM
Beach Eats To Go
Parking Lot #11 - 5:00 PM
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