Newport Coastal Adventure

Newport Beach, California

Anyone who’s ever fought for a spot along the railing of a crowded whale-watching ship will appreciate the appeal of Newport Coastal Adventure’s tours. Owner Ryan Lawler, who launched the outfit in December 2014, guides two-hour excursions on a 23-foot Zodiac inflatable boat—sizable enough to manage the ocean’s waves, small enough to guarantee all six passengers a prime view. The Zodiac also allows closer access: Lawler can pilot almost right up alongside harbor seals, California sea lions, and dolphins that cruise down the Orange County Coast.

Last Reviewed
October 2015


502 S. Bay Front
Newport Beach, CA