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Whale Watching Cruise Whale Watch Cruise
The Ocean Explorer is our primary whale watching vessel. This 70' vessel has two full walk around decks making it perfect for whale watching. The Ocean Explorer is equiped with a full bar, snack bar, and two restrooms.
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Whale Watching Cruise Whale Watch Cruise
The Nautilus is our secondary whale watching vessel. This 75' vessel has two decks and ample seating. The Nautilus is equiped with a full bar, snack bar, and two restrooms.
Whale Watch Cruise Whale Watching Cruise
The Western Pride is our auxiliary whale watching vessel. This 85' vessel has a full walk around main deck and an elevated seating platform. The Western Pride is equiped with a snack bar and two restrooms.
Dustin has over 15 years of nautical experience with 8 of those years as Captain. Dustin is head Captain of our primary whale watching cruise ship the Ocean Explorer. Dustin spends hours planning each whale watching cruise. He researches terrafin and chlorophyll charts, weather patterns, and gathers firsthand sighting information from a network of sources. His hard work often pays off with successful sightings. The enjoyment can be seen on the faces of the whale watchers. Some even show appreciation in clapping which is a big pat on the back. Austin has over 10 years of experience and thousands of whale watching cruises under his belt. Captain Austin is the second Captain for the Ocean Explorer. With Captain Dustin as his mentor, Captain Austin has a very good record of sightings per trip. He really enjoys meeting whale watching guests from all over the world. Feel free to say hi or ask some questions. He enjoys the conversation and likes to share his knowledge of whales.
Robby is the primary Captain of the Nautilus and has over 20 years of experience. 15 of those years have been as a Captain. There is always a little friendly competition between the Nautilus and Ocean Explorer to see who finds whales or dolphin first. Robby has stated that he will never forget what it was like to see these amazing mammals for the first time. Paul is the second Captain of the Nautilus. Paul has over 15 years of experience as a Captain. His total nautical experience is an impressive 22 years. He enjoys the challenge of locating whales and sharing the experience with whale watchers. His knowledge of the ocean and whale habits makes him a popular whale watching Captain. With his years of experience he has perfected the subtle patterns that whale tend to have.
Joe is the primary crew member on the Ocean Explorer. Joe has 6 years of nautical experience and is in the process of getting his Captain's license. Joe loves being on the ocean and sharing that experience with other people. If you need help with anything Joe will do whatever he can to help make your trip comfortable and enjoyable. Mike is a crew member on the Ocean Explorer. He has over 5 years of nautical experience that includes hundreds of whale watching cruises. Mike has an amazing talent of spotting whales from great distances. He is also a very friendly guy. He will do whatever it takes to make sure whale watching guests have a wonderful time.
Brian is the primary crew member on the Nautilus. Brian has over 15 years of nautical experience. He always seems to have a smile on my face and gets excited for what may be seen on each whale watching cruise. He treats every sighting as if it was his first. His enthusiasm is enjoyable and extremely contagious. Genevieve is a crew member on the Ocean Explorer. She has 5 years of nautical experience and loves the ocean. Growing up between Southern California and the Hawaiian Islands, whale watching has become her passion. Seeing whale watchers spot their first whale or having them view a breach is something that she lives for.
Lia is our senior office staff member and has been with Newport Landing Whale Watching for 5 years. She possesses an unparalleled love of the ocean. She also finds excitement in greeting whale watching guests before their cruise, and then hearing about their fun stories of sightings afterwards. Lia has said many times that “it is great to be a part of something that you believe in.” Her only concern is that she doesn’t come across as too excited over the phone or in person. Natalie is our senior office staff member at the Main street location. She has worked for Newport Landing Whale Watching during the summers while getting her undergrad degree. Natalie loves meeting new people and finds that whale watching is a fun and exciting conversation topic. When a senior position opened up at the landing Natalie was the first and right choice. She has been with us now for over 6 years, counting summers.
Randi is a senior education staff member. Randi has a Master's degree in education and a passion for the outdoors. This environment has given her the best of both worlds. She enjoys creating an interactive educational environment based on our whale watching trips. This allows children and adults to be able to get more out of their whale watching experience. Who knew learning could be so much fun. With an undergrad degree in biology and a wealth of experience, Jessica Roame is a recent and welcome addition to our education team! Not only does she enjoy teaching others about the wonders of the ocean, she has spent much of her free time as a volunteer for several organizations working with marine mammals, penguins, sharks and more. She's an avid S.C.U.B.A. diver and is anxious to share her knowledge and experience.
Newport Landing Whale Watching has been offering whale watching cruises for over 20 years from Newport Bay. Our primary whale watching ship was built just for whale watching with unobstructed views from almost any location throughout the ship. Along with our great location and state of the art whale watching ship are staff is a really great group of people. Captain Dustin and Captain Austin are great at locating whales and dolphin and along with our ship crews and office staff will always do everything they can to make sure your trip is a success. Our education department is constantly working on enhancing our whale watching program and sharing this neat experience with schools and youth groups. Thanks for choosing Newport Landing Whale Watching for your whale watching experience.
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