Our Boats

Newport Coastal Adventure’s priority is for passengers to enjoy a safe, comfortable, and engaging experience. For that reason, we have selected boats built for the US Military that exceed standards of safety and dependability. Additionally, our boats all have an “open front” design, allowing for maximized viewing opportunities of animals below and around the boat!

The Hurricane tour boat


  • Brand new 2018 Super RIB, custom built just for whale watching.
  • A faster speed (25 miles per hour) means more sightings and longer viewing times.
  • For those seeking an intimate whale watching experience close to the water with a faster speed. These general admission trips take limited number of people at a time.
  • Onboard flat screen TV displays live drone feed on most cruises. The only company to offer this!
  • Highest Rated Whale Watch in Southern California. 5 Stars on Yelp, TripAdvisor, & Google.

The Guardian tour boat

The Guardian

  • Built by Boston Whaler, this 25’ long foam-cored boat is literally unsinkable.
  • The Guardian is the largest boat in our fleet and is powered by a 300 horsepower Yamaha 4 stroke engine. As boats go, it’s a “Cadillac” of sorts because of the comfortable rear-seated ride.
  • The Guardian also performs duty as a Catalina Island Adventure vessel, making the 50 mile round trip over open waters.
  • In its former life, our boat was employed with a United States Coast Guard Port Security Unit, and even had a .50 caliber gun mounted on the front.

The Hurricane

  • The 733 Zodiac Hurricane is the most widely used inflatable by the Navy and Coast Guard.
  • This 24’ boat, with its “deep V” hull, handles the seas better than any other vessel of comparable size. Our Hurricane is highly maneuverable and speedy, and seating is all forward on jockey style seats.
  • The Hurricane saw action with the US Navy SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team-1, based in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. If this boat is good enough for the best military operators in the world, it’s good enough for us!

The Hurricane tour boat

The SeaRIB

  • Our original vessel is the perfectly designed Zodiac 23’ SeaRib.
  • Because its inflatable tubes are always in the water, the SeaRib is solid as a rock.
  • It has a quiet Yamaha 150 hp four stroke engine and seating options in both the front and the rear.
  • This is a fully customized boat, with ergonomically designed aluminum tower and seats.
  • Originally a diesel jet pack prototype boat from Florida, it found a new life showing thousands of our customers dolphins and whales on the Southern California coast.
The SeaRib tour boat

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