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East Meets West Excursions

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S Bay Front, Near Ferry, Newport Beach, CA 92662
+1 949-201-5650
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Absolutely the most incredible thing I've ever seen in my life!

Hundreds of somersaulting short-beaked common dolphins that swim right at the bow of the boat. I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Audrey L
Nick rocks! Super fun boating trip. We saw a school of maybe 1000 dolphins!

This was the highlight of our So. Cal. excursion. My two teens had a blast. Boat, crew and sea life... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jara H
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Welcome to East Meets East Excursions Captain Nick Newport Beach-Dolphin and Whale Watching Tours / Sunset cruises. Welcome aboard Newport Beach's most advanced whale watching boat. We limit our trips to 6 passenger(s) or less to provide the Personal Attention and Comfort you deserve Private charters also available. Our New boat is extremely quiet, enabling us to stealthily approach and bring you a front row seat to these spectacular mammals without disturbing them. Departing daily at 9:00am 12:00pm 3:00pm 6:00pm Our trips are 2-2.5 hours. Departing from beautiful Balboa Island in Newport Beach, and have close access to the coastal waters of Orange County, a super highway for whales and dolphins year round. Whale Watching & Dolphin Watching View whales and dolphins in their natural migration path offshore Sunset Harbor Cruises Take in the Southern California sunset from our beautiful surroundings Call us or text us anytime. We are at your service :) Testimonials: Jade M. Encino, CA – 09/20/2016 via Yelp We had a great time with Nick! Saw pods and pods of dolphins and 2 hump back whales. We liked the smaller boat feel as it was more intimate (6 people) experience than the larger vessels. Nick gave us the scoop on everything we were seeing and was caring when he saw me turn a bit green (take Dramamine!) while the waves caused a bit of motion sickness. Lol. Definitely recommend his services! Carrie V. Fullerton, CA – 8/13/2016 via Yelp I have never been whale watching, because in all honesty getting on a big boat crowded with people pushing and shoving to get a spot doesn’t peak my interest, so I’ve put off the idea until I came across East Meets West Excursion. A smaller boat that offers a more exclusive tour than all the others, not to mention the speed and comfort this type of boat provides. we went out at 9am and left those big tour boats in the dust as Captain Nick searched for Whales and Dolphins. I was continually amazed at his skills for spotting all this sea life in such a large ocean! He has an eye for spotting life in such a vast ocean- from hundreds of dolphins putting on a show, feeding with birds and sea lions, and the knowledge that those surroundings are where we would spot humpback whales!! I can’t believe what all we saw, truly amazing! I highly recommend this tour, the boats amazingly fast, comfortable smooth ride with a skilled Captain that makes you feel so welcome, with such great knowledge of the sea and the creatures who habitat it! Check em out you won’t be disappointed, my boyfriend and I can wait to get back out!
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S Bay Front, Near Ferry, Newport Beach, CA 92662
+1 949-201-5650

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Hundreds of somersaulting short-beaked common dolphins that swim right at the bow of the boat. I could've touched them! An extremely intimate and hands down amazing experience. 10/10

Thank Audrey L
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was the highlight of our So. Cal. excursion. My two teens had a blast. Boat, crew and sea life were all super fun. DO THIS!!!!

Thank Jara H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our friends are from Zimbabwe. WOW - we so enjoyed the excursion with Nick!!! What a great way to show off beautiful Newport Beach and see the amazing dolphins jumping all around the boat and a blue whale sighting!!! A brilliant day!!! I'll be a...More

Thank Terry R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the earlier outings with Captain Nick saw multiple whales, we weren't as fortunate in that regard. But we did see Risso dolphins, bottlenose dophins and common dolphins. Too many to count. The best part was how Captain Nick got them to play in our...More

Thank dkuehn2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a morning boat out with Captain Nick in September and had a great time. Small boat, only 5 of us. Nick was very informative and explained where we were going and what he was looking for in order to have the best chance...More

Thank mackimouse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the planning to booking Cpt. Nick could not have been any more helpful in helping answer our questions and make sure that we had the best trip possible. On the day we were blessed with an amazing adventure out in the Pacific and the...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just another great review of Captain Nick and his operation. Top notch stuff- We saw a gazillion dolphins and a humpback whale (it actually jumped once!). The only thing I would add that I had trouble finding before we booked is if this trip is...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This experience was definitely a highlight during my time in southern California! I got to see the Minke and Blue whales along with multiple dolphins and seals! I felt very lucky, like a star, to be on this experience! Nick and Alexandra were very welcoming...More

Thank Anna M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was hands down the most fun we had while in California! The boat ride itself was a thrill. Because it is a smaller boat, it went faster and farther than the bigger boats, and we were closer to the water. Captain Nick was able...More

Thank kevinduman1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the best time with Captain Nick !!! We saw a minke whale, a hump back whale, Dolphins and seals. We were in total awe !!! Captain Nick was so friendly and professional as well as very knowledgeable. We enjoyed it so much and...More

Thank Danii D
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April 30, 2017|
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Response from Kristen N |
There were three of us on the tour that typically get motion sick very easily, however being in the open air on a small boat we all felt OK! I wore sea bands, and had no trouble at all.