School Field Trips

Dana Point Area Whale Watching Field Trip | Newport Landing


Whale watching cruises are a very popular experience for public schools, private schools, and homeschool groups. Newport Landing has been providing students with a unique whale watching experience for over 30 years. Over 400 school groups join Newport Landing each season and come from Orange County and the greater Southern California region. Our whale watching experiences are not only for viewing many different types of whales, but also several species of dolphins and other marine mammals. Students will get the chance to see a diverse marine eco system in a dynamic on-the-ocean learning environment.
Multiple cruise times are available daily year round. The 10 am cruise is one of the most popular as it can complement most school schedules. Customized cruise times can be arranged as well depending on group size. Whale watching cruises are 2 ½ hours in length. Winter and spring months coincide with the famous Gray Whale Migration and summer and fall months the Giant Blue Whale Migration.

Our Whale Watching Experience includes:

• A fieldtrip aboard one of our safe and insured vessels to potentially view whales, dolphins, sea lions, and marine birds.
• Knowledgeable staff members on board the ship to give information and answer questions about the sightings, boat, and other related inquiries.
• Grade-level appropriate curriculum packets that can be printed and used to brief students on what they may be seeing on their trip and how it connects with what they are studying (see links below).
• Post trip activity sheets that connect with state standards, which can be printed and given to students as a follow up learning activity

Prices

Students………………………………………. $11
Teachers……………………………………… $11
Parents/Chaperons……….…………………….$11
Toddlers (2 years old and under)……………. Free

Pricing & Specials!

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School Field Trips

$11 school/student rate is extended to all public and private schools and homeschool groups. Choose from any of our whale watching cruise times and days of the week or weekend. Education packets and other materials available through our education coordinator upon request.

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Group Pricing

Larger groups can take advantage of our group pricing and can save from 25% to 35% off retail rates. Typically group pricing is only extended to groups of 20 persons or more.

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Private Charters

Private whale watching ship rentals are available for all size groups and occasions. Cruises are typically 2.5 hours in length but trip length and departure/return times can be customized upon request. Looking for a unique and memorable event whale watching is a great option for all ages.

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Do you need help? You can also call us at (949)675-0551 to make a reservation!