If you ever get a chance, go to Newport Beach to go whale watching. It is definitely a one in a lifetime experience.
Southern California has whale watching experiences all year round. In the winter, you can see Grey Whales. In the spring, you can see Humpback’s and in the summer, you can see North Pacific Blue and Fin Whales.
The best place for a whale watching trip is almost always Orange County. Newport Beach has a few companies that do excursions and they leave every few hours. The best part is, even if you don’t see a whale, you are definitely going to see Dolphins and Sea Lions right around the boat.
Go at the right time of day too, and the boat won’t be crowded, so you will be able to run from side to side (walk slowly, it is a boat after all) to get the best view possible.
For more information regarding where and when you will see specific sea life, click here.