There is always something fun to do on Balboa Island! Learn about the Balboa Island events here.
Gray Whale Migration Off Newport Beach
May 18, 2019 - March 19, 2022$20
Tens of thousands of gray whales migrate annually along the Newport/Laguna Beach coastline from
the months of January, February, March, & April. During the gray whale migration it is not uncommon to
view 5 or more gray whales a cruise making for excellent viewing opportunities. Other varieties of whales
including finback whales, humpback whales, and minke whales can also be viewed along with several
species of dolphin.
Just outside of Newport Bay is the beginning of one of the largest marine protected areas in southern
California created to protect this rich ecosystem for future generations. The marine sanctuary covers over
15 miles stretching from Newport to Laguna Beach and provides a haven for all marine creatures
including whales and dolphin. The marine reserve stretches along much of the Newport & Laguna Beach
coastline and along with being a mecca for whale watching also offers some of the most beautiful
coastline in Southern California..
We hope you enjoy the upcoming Balboa Island events!