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Fall Boating Experiences in Newport Beach

October 18, 2022

Get cozy this season on the bay! Newport Beach is known for its sunny yet crisp fall days, and there’s no better time to set sail. From electric boat rentals to romantic gondola rides and fancy dinner cruises, the options for seafaring adventures are endless. So bundle up, bring a bottle of your favorite wine aboard and celebrate the season with us! Here are six ways to get out on the water this fall. 

Electric Boat Rentals

Celebrate fall with a few of your best friends in your very own electric boat! Newport Beach is home to several rental companies like Vision Electric Boat Rental, Newport Beach Boat Rentals, Duffy Electric Boat Rentals and more. Vision Electric in Lido Marina Village offers a dynamic and colorful fleet of electric vessels, perfect for special occasions and Insta-worthy pics! Cruise the harbor at golden hour and dock and dine at one of the many waterfront restaurants.

Gondola Rides

Spice up your next date night with a romantic gondola ride around Newport harbor. Gondola Adventures, Inc. will add some magic to your evening with a customizable cruise. Choose between the Parade of Lights Cruise (a holiday special!), the Bellissima Dinner Cruise, the Casual Pizza Cruise or the Amore Cruise, which includes gourmet chocolates and sparkling cider! Snuggle up with your significant other as your gondolier navigates the beautiful blue waters of the bay.

City Experiences by Hornblower

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply want to enjoy an evening out with your family, City Experiences hosts a variety of cruises perfect for a fall day or night at sea. Book the Premiere Brunch Cruise, which features free-flowing champagne, a buffet with seasonal dishes, live entertainment and more! Or, celebrate Turkey day by booking the Thanksgiving Premier Brunch Cruise on Nov. 24.

Newport Sailing Charters

Sail into fall aboard your very own sailboat! Newport Sailing Charters offers 3-, 4-, or 8-hour sails with a captain that will help you navigate. Each boat features a spacious cockpit for you and your guests, stereos with speakers, a kitchen and a bathroom. Newport Sailing Charters rents out over nine different types of sailboats, so the choice is yours!

Newport Coast Marine Yacht Charters

Feeling fancy? Newport Coast Marine offers a variety of private, luxury yacht charters right out of Newport Beach! Set sail in style this fall on one of their sleek, new-model yachts which include brands like Ferretti, Prestige, Sunseeker and Boston Whaler. All vessels are equipped with comfort systems and advanced navigation and are operated by a U.S. Coast Guard-licensed professional crew and captain.

Whale Watching

Whale watching in Newport Beach is ranked as one of the top activities in Southern California! And while animals like seals and dolphins can be seen year-round, the months of May through November usher in warmer waters, bringing blue whales close to shore. Book a whale watching excursion this fall through one of Newport Beach’s local companies, such as Davey’s Locker, Newport Landing or Newport Coastal Adventure. There’s no better way to see these mammals up close!

Written By: Kaylin Waizinger

Written by Visit Newport Beach

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