About 3 year(s) ago by Holiday Inn Express & Suites Anaheim Resort
While Anaheim, CA is surrounded by some of the best theme parks anywhere, it's impossible to see whales from there. That said, if you've got a hankering to see some of these amazing mammoth creatures up close and personal, you'll need to travel about 20 miles southwest to Newport Beach. The waters of Newport Bay are rich in nutrients that attract not only whales but dolphins. And that means you'll have an excellent chance of seeing one or more of them. In fact, in 2015 nearly 3,000 whales were spotted by just one of the many companies that offer whale watching cruises. A large marine protected park ensures that all types of marine life will be kept safe and sound for many, many years.
For your whale watching adventure in Newport Beach, you'll want to allot at least two hours. What's more, you'll want to make sure you are dressed appropriately. Even in the summer, the temperature will be cooler when you're out to sea so take along layers. During the winter, you would be wise to bring gloves and perhaps an additional pair of socks. You also can't go wrong having a rain jacket as some boats have been known to generate lots of spray. Of course, sunscreen is a must whether the sun is out or not. And if you're prone to motion sickness, you'll want to take something beforehand or bring a remedy with you. You can find out about the various whale watching cruises in Newport Beach at http://gocalifornia.about.com/cs/siteindex/a/whalewatching.htm.