Balboa Peninsula

Newport Landing

Evelyn Tokuyama

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The Deal

Sail around Newport harbor with a drink in hand and marvel at multimillion-dollar estates and vessels all decked out with impressive light displays for the holidays.

What’s Included

  • $39 for two adults, ages 13 and up (reg. $82)

  • $20 for one adult (reg. $41)

  • $18 for one child, ages 3-12 (reg. $37)

  • Valid for one of the following cruises:

    • 75-minute holiday lights cruise on Dec. 1-18 and 24-31
    • 90-minute Christmas boat parade cruise on Dec. 19-20

  • Each option comes with a drink per person

  • See sailing schedules (scroll down the page)

Why We Love It

  • Purchase multiple vouchers to go with friends or family and enjoy the sights from the water
  • Holiday displays are for the annual Ring of Lights competition, an old Newport yuletide tradition dating back to the early 1900s
  • The Christmas Boat Parade is a five-day event featuring dozens of decorated yachts from locals and businesses, with lights, music and more
Voucher can be redeemed immediately to reserve. Valid Dec. 1-18 and 24-31 (any departure time) for the Holiday Lights Cruise; Dec 19-20 (any departure time) for the Christmas Boat Parade. Online or phone reservations required depending on voucher purchased; subject to availability. See vouchers for detailed booking instructions. For both cruises, a fuel charge of $1.05 per person will apply at time of booking; children 2 and under are $5 and can be paid directly to merchant. Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to departure time. Upon arrival, present printed voucher or display in Travelzoo mobile app.

When You Can Go

Dec 1 – Dec. 31; days vary


Enjoyed This
(53 Member Ratings)
“Watching and Enjoying the dolphins. A little bit disappointed that We didn’t spot any whales.”


Jul 28, 2018

Fountain valley, USA

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Enjoyed Most

Watching and Enjoying the dolphins. A little bit disappointed that We didn’t spot any whales.

Jul 28, 2018
Fountain valley, USA

Enjoyed Most

On time departure. Captain was very diligent in spotting and announcing the dolphin pods.
We didn’t spot any whales and was compensated with a discount coupon for a return trip. We will be back.

Jul 09, 2018
Fountain valley, USA

Enjoyed Most

Everything was wonderful! The staff is especially helpful and we appreciated them so much.

Dec 14, 2017
Westminster, USA

Enjoyed Most

The entire experience from START TO FINISH!

Other Comments

GREAT TIME! Everyone is nice and easy to talk to. I am going back for sure

Apr 09, 2018

Enjoyed Most

Crew was Awesome. Everything was perfect. Will go next year. Would Love to make Reservations for next year Dinner at the Pavilion. Window table please.

Other Comments

Highly recommended for all to go on. For the whole family. The kids loved it.

Dec 22, 2017

Enjoyed Most

The ride was long and relaxing

Jun 19, 2018
El Monte, USA

Other Comments

There was no narrative provided by the captain or staff. Last year told about the history and pointed out specific homes of interest. This year nothing

Dec 08, 2017
Irvine, USA

Enjoyed Most

I enjoy life. Even though we did not see any whales. We saw Dolphins and sea lions. My friends and family enjoyed it as well. We shall return.

Dec 02, 2017
Orange, USA

Enjoyed Most

spending time on the boat with my family seeing lots of dolphins.

Jul 24, 2017
Woodland Hills, USA

Enjoyed Most

The offered a voucher to check me back but our visitors are leaving.

Other Comments

The sea was choppy and they had not seen any mammals in a few days. No whales, no dolphins. They should not have taken reservations knowing we would not see anything.

Aug 23, 2017
Fullerton, USA

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