School Field Trip Information
As we look into the school year we are excited to offer our same great Whale Watching field trip rates and fundraising opportunities to schools! Newport Landing has been providing students with the whale watching school field trips for over 20 years. Year-round we provide a comprehensive learning experience with a curriculum designed around the California State Board of Education's standards for learning. We would like to highlight several of our offerings for all school staff. Below you will find great information pertaining to your particular interests as an administrator, faculty member or PTA/Booster Club member.
- Administrators: Newport Whales would like to offer you the opportunity to make our services available to your staff members by either allowing us a couple of minutes at one of your monthly faculty or department meetings or by setting up a small showcase in your faculty lounge. This time or space offered will allow us to really connect what we offer with the California Standards for Education and answer any questions your staff may have!
- Teachers: Once again we would like to offer you a free whale watch trip to check out what we offer! Reservations are required for this free trip and a faculty ID must be presented upon check-in, along with the coupon below. We also want to remind you of our great low rate of only $11 per student for fieldtrips. Summer & Fall fieldtrips will be out during our blue whale season! We have seen hundreds of blue whales and fin whales this summer and they generally continue to spend time in our waters through October. Winter and Spring fieldtrips will have the opportunity to see gray whales during their annual migration. Throughout the year we also have sightings of various other whale species, dolphin, sea lions, marine birds and the occasional shark or mola mola. These trips really highlight the complete marine ecosystem and offer a wealth of educational opportunities!
- PTA/Boosters: We are happy to offer a fundraising opportunity to you all in the form of the Cash Back Coupon. Several groups used this opportunity during the summer with success! The idea behind this coupon is that you may distribute it to anyone and everyone for a discounted whale watch trip within a certain time frame. Not only do the passengers receive a greatly discounted rate, but for each coupon used, your organization receives $5 back at the end of your fundraising time frame! This is a risk-free, minimal effort way to raise funds for your programs!
Curriculum Packets & Activity Sheets
|Pre-trip Curriculum Packets||Post-trip Activity Sheets|
Grades K-2 Whale Watch Curriculum
Grades 3-5 Whale Watch Curriculum
Grades 6-8 Whale Watch Curriculum
Grades 9-12 Whale Watch Curriculum
Grades K-2 Activity Sheets
Grades 3-5 Activity Sheets
Grades 6-8 Activity Sheets
PRICES & TIMES
Whale Watching field trips cruises are 2½ hours in length. Also ask about our overnight whale watching field trips including multi day channel islands excursions.
FIELD TRIP GROUP SIZES
Students from as few as 1 as to as large as 500 or more can be accommodated. Groups of 60 or less may be combined with other school groups or on occasion with general admission patrons.