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

BLUE WHALES ARE BACK in Newport Beach, CA

It’s Blue whale time again! Krill is stacking up along the dropoff and the blue whales are beginning to filter in on the food along the Newport coastline. Consistency has been good for 2-3 days and numbers of whales will be in route. We are looking forward to upcoming trips and more blue whale sightings!

Beautiful Weather and Wildlife variety all week!

What an amazing couple of weeks we have had in Newport Beach, CA including dolphin trifectas of common dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, and even risso’s dolphins. Though whale sightings have been inconsistent with the occasional blue whale, fin whale, or humpback whale traveling through, we are poised and hopeful for the second spree of blue whale sightings to take place very soon as feeding blue whales south of us have began to travel north. Fluctuations of numbers and consistency of whale sightings are routine for all areas in Southern California. Whale sightings are directly proportional to food supply available in our local waters. Krill and anchovies are the 2 necessary ingredients for the whales to settle in and feed. More blue whales are coming!

Summer is here!

Summer is here! The sun has been shinning and pods of short beaked common dolphins (acrobats of the sea) have become more plentiful. Nothing like being surrounded by hundreds of short beaks showing off and vying for one’s attention. Minke whales have dominated sightings foraging on large concentrations of anchovies. We have also seen the occasional fin whale as well as humpback whale. Sightings have also included large pods of long beaked common dolphins, offshore bottlenose dolphins, numerous ocean sunfish (mola molas), and even a guadalupe fur seal. We look forward to what the rest of June and July have in store on the whale watching front.

Seeing BLUE BLUE BLUE

Today’s 1130a tour sighted 3 giant blue whales and all 3 showed their tails!

Keeping the blue whale sightings going strong aboard East Meets West Excursions, Newport Beach – heading further offshore and scoring multiple blue whales on all 3 tours Thursday and our 2 tours today. With reports of more whales trending up from down South spread over all of Southern California, we are excited to see what the next couple months have in store for us here in Newport. Along with the blue whales keeping everyone stoked, common dolphins by the hundreds craved attention as well as a few mola molas in the mix.

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