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Back to the Sea

January 3, 2014
  • Back to the Sea
  • Seaside whale watching

Happy New Year! To start off 2014, we want to celebrate our mariner heritage by inviting you back into the water.

Southern California is blessed with exceptional weather year-round, and we want you to take advantage of our waterfront and get your sea legs!

Newport Beach is an active gateway to access our ocean’s bounty, with innumerable deep-sea, sportfishing, whale watching, and sailing charters that depart daily from our Newport Harbor.

Fall into a life aquatic and experience Newport from a unique perspective. You don’t have to be a seasoned sea-hand to get the thrill of a catch, which can range from yellowtail, white sea bass, sheepshead and barracuda.

Fishing is a spirited adventure for all and a chance to witness up close the spring that gave life and livelihood to our town.

And if fishing is not to your taste, our coastal frontier is also a premier whale watching destination, with the opportunity to observe migrations throughout the year.

Grey whales visit our waters in the winter and spring months, while the finback and blue whales pass through in the summertime and autumn.

Special cameos from the minke, humpback and killer whales are not uncommon, as are sightings of various species of dolphin, including large pods of over a thousand strong of bottlenose and common dolphins.

Southern California is a privileged looking glass into Pacific marine life, and Newport Beach’s range of boat excursions allow you to connect with our ocean by experiencing firsthand its health, diversity, and cause for conservation.

Unlock your inner waterman and take the plunge!

Written by Frances Nguyen

Frances Nguyen is an OC local who is constantly seeking opportunities to view her old haunts with fresh eyes. An ardent writer, Frances’ passions include surfing, watching European soccer, coffee, and relaxing with a glass of red wine after [her version of] a hardworkout (an athlete at heart!).

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