East Meets West Whale Watching and our team of captains, trained as certified naturalists are thrilled to welcome you aboard and share their intimate knowledge of these breathtaking Newport Coast ocean inhabitants.

As the wildlife changes year-round, the following updates show you the current wildlife sightings making our whale watching tour so exciting.

Whales: Fin Whales, Gray Whales, Minke Whales, Humpback Whales, False Killer Whales, Orcas (Killer Whales), Pilot Whales

Dolphins: Bottlenose Dolphins, Common Dolphins, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Risso’s Dolphins

Other: Pelagic Birds, Sea Lions, Elephant Seals, Harbor Seals, Mola Mola, Sharks

Whales: Fin Whales, Gray Whales, Minke Whales

Dolphins: Bottlenose Dolphins, Common Dolphins, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Risso’s Dolphins, Humpback Whales, False Killer Whales, Orcas (Killer Whales), Pilot Whales

Other: Pelagic Birds, Sea Lions, Elephant Seals, Harbor Seals, Mola Mola, Sharks

Whales: Fin Whales, Gray Whales, Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, Blue Whales, Gray Whales with Calves, False Killer Whales, Orcas (Killer Whales), Pilot Whales

Dolphins: Bottlenose Dolphins, Common Dolphins, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Risso’s Dolphins

Other: Pelagic Birds, Sea Lions, Elephant Seals, Harbor Seals, Mola Mola, Sharks

Whales: Fin Whales, Gray Whales with Calves, Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, Blue Whales, False Killer Whales, Orcas (Killer Whales), Pilot Whales

Dolphins: Bottlenose Dolphins, Common Dolphins, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Risso’s Dolphins

Other: Pelagic Birds, Sea Lions, Elephant Seals, Harbor Seals, Mola Mola, Sharks

Whales: Blue Whales, Fin Whales, Gray Whales with Calves, Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, False Killer Whales, Orcas (Killer Whales), Pilot Whales

Dolphins: Bottlenose Dolphins, Common Dolphins, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Risso’s Dolphins

Other: Pelagic Birds, Sea Lions, Elephant Seals, Harbor Seals, Mola Mola, Sharks

Whales: Blue Whales, Fin Whales, Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, Bryde’s Whales, False Killer Whales, Gray Whales, Orcas (Killer Whale), Pilot Whales, Sei Whales

Dolphins: Bottlenose Dolphins, Common Dolphins, Risso’s Dolphins, Pacific White-sided Dolphins

Other: Mola Mola, Pelagic Birds, Sea Lions, Elephant Seals, Harbor Seals, Sharks

Whales: Blue Whales, Fin Whales, Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, Bryde’s Whales, False Killer Whales, Orcas (Killer Whales), Pilot Whales, Sei Whales

Dolphins: Bottlenose Dolphins, Common Dolphins, Risso’s Dolphins, Pacific White-sided Dolphins

Other: Mola Mola, Pelagic Birds, Sea Lions, Sharks, Elephant Seals, Harbor Seals

Whales: Blue Whales, Fin Whales, Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, Bryde’s Whales, False Killer Whales, Orcas (Killer Whales), Pilot Whales, Sei Whales

Dolphins: Bottlenose Dolphins, Common Dolphins, Risso’s Dolphins, Pacific White-sided Dolphins

Other: Mola Mola, Pelagic Birds, Sea Lions, Sharks, Elephant Seals, Harbor Seals

Whales: Blue Whales, Fin Whales, Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, Bryde’s Whales, False Killer Whales, Orcas (Killer Whales), Pilot Whales, Sei Whales

Dolphins: Bottlenose Dolphins, Common Dolphins, Risso’s Dolphins, Pacific White-sided Dolphins

Other: Mola Mola, Pelagic Birds, Sea Lions, Sharks, Elephant Seals, Harbor Seals

Whales: Fin Whales, Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, Blue Whales, False Killer Whales, Orcas (Killer Whales), Pilot Whales, Sei Whales, Sperm Whales

Dolphins: Bottlenose Dolphins, Common Dolphins, Risso’s Dolphins, Pacific White-sided Dolphins

Other: Pelagic Birds, Sea Lions, Elephant Seals, Harbor Seals, Mola Mola, Sharks

Whales: Fin Whales, Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, Blue Whales, False Killer Whales, Gray Whales, Orcas (Killer Whales), Pilot Whales

Dolphins: Bottlenose Dolphins, Common Dolphins, Risso’s Dolphins, Pacific White-sided Dolphins

Other: Pelagic Birds, Sea Lions, Elephant Seals, Harbor Seals, Mola Mola, Sharks

Whales: Fin Whales, Gray Whales, Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, Blue Whales, False Killer Whales, Orcas (Killer Whales), Pilot Whales

Dolphins: Bottlenose Dolphins, Common Dolphins, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Risso’s Dolphins

Other: Pelagic Birds, Sea Lions, Elephant Seals, Harbor Seals, Mola Mola, Sharks

UPDATES FROM CAPTAIN NICK

Fall is Heating Up

Over the last week aboard East Meets West Excursions with Capt. Nick, coastal waters along Newport Beach and Laguna Beach have filled with an abundant supply of anchovies bringing with them a variety of whales – fin whales, humpback whales, brydes whales and minke whales. Fall is here and conditions look incredible offshore. Don’t miss the boat!

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Whale and Dophin Watching Report Newport Beach July 2020

It’s been an excellent month of sightings aboard East Meets West Excursions, Newport Beach, filled with humpback whales (Frankie, Flicka, and Twitch), minke whales, brydes whales (rare), and even a few blue whales! More and more blue whales are beginning to be sighted up and down the Southern California coastline.

Common dolphins have been spectacular – even some fun pods of offshore bottlenose dolphins (including the famed Patches), and the occasional pod of risso’s dolphins.

We are excited to see what August has in store for us aboard East Meets West Excursions! Bring on more blue whales and humpback whales!

Whale and Dolphin Watching report Newport Beach 7/1 – 7/5

It has been a very busy week of whale and dolphin watching in Newport Beach aboard East Meets West Whale Watching – filled with diverse sightings, plentiful opportunities, and beautiful weather. Every day has been different, exploring new areas and adapting to the ever changing conditions. Sightings have included:

Whales – Humpback whales, Brydes whales (cow/calf), and minke whales.

Dolphins – Risso’s dolphins, offshore bottlenose dolphins (including the legendary Patches), common dolphins (long and short beaked), a few coastal bottlenose dolphins, and 2 mola molas.

Whale and Dolphin Watching report Newport Beach June 2020

‘June Heat’ aboard East Meets West Excursions had excellent sightings throughout the month – Numerous humpback whales, lots of minke whales, a blue whale, and finished the month off with a cow/calf pair of brydes whales the past 2 days in a row. Dolphin trifecta yesterday morning with Risso’s dolphins, offshore bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins and 8-10 minke whales all in same general area, a humpback whale and cow/calf brydes whales. It’s been a unique month with diverse sightings.

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