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East Meets West Excursions

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509 S Bay Front, Near Balboa Island Ferry, Newport Beach, CA 92662
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Boat ride

My husband and I had a great time with Nick. His enthusiasm for all the animals we saw was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
annaechols
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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Great Experience

We saw hundreds of Dolphins a fun whale. Nick is an outstanding guide! Great experience - highly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marcel F
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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509 S Bay Front, Near Balboa Island Ferry, Newport Beach, CA 92662
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had a great time with Nick. His enthusiasm for all the animals we saw was awesome. We saw 3 Blue whales and Nick was able to maneuver us into the best position to view them. Being on a smaller boat with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw hundreds of Dolphins a fun whale. Nick is an outstanding guide! Great experience - highly recommended!

Thank Marcel F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent experience with Captain Nick. We saw a pod of about 250 dolphins which made our day. Our children had a wonderful time. I would highly recommend this excursion.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Working with Captain Nick was a dream. He had a great sense of humor, was honest about conditions for the day, and offered us a beautiful trip. He was very considerate of my mom and her expectations and needs, and he planned the entire trip...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Smaller boat so it’s cool to be so close to the action! Captain nick was so knowledgeable too :) it was a good time!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of us (6 people) booked out the whole boat for a 3pm trip and Captain Nick greeted us warmly and cheerfully. We were told all about the migrations of the whales and when they pass the area, which was very interesting. Nick ensured...More

Thank James H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Captain Nick worked to make sure we each felt welcomed and appreciated, learning our names and inquiring about our travels. He worked hard to ensure we had a positive experience and his persistence paid off! His enthusiasm and passion for his work shine through. He...More

Thank Sarah A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a warm welcome aboard his pristine vessel, Capt. Nick provided clean, well-fitting life jackets to our kids and quickly got underway. His enthusiasm was contagious and we were spotting for blowholes immediately outside the jetty. Once we spotted our first whale, Capt. Nick got...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Our family had a great time with Captain Nick on East Meets West excursions. We had a flight cancellation due to weather and we're unable to make our originally scheduled time and Captain Nick was very accommodating and flexible with us which we greatly appreciated....More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Had a terrific experience with Captain Nick. He skillfully maneuvered his boat in with a pod of common dolphins so they could enjoy our wake and bow wave. We also saw some grey whales, seals and sea lions. Nick’s knowledge was very interesting as well....More

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