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Freelance Sportfishing & Whale Watching-Day Boat Tours

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400 Main St, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1330
+1 949-673-1435
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Amazing experience

We had a great experience with most friendly staff. Very persistent to find whales and dolphins to... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
via mobile
A Whale of a Day

There is nothing like getting out into nature and experiencing its beauty. Whale watching is a... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2016
Madge C
Los Angeles, California
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  • Excellent34%
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  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible13%
19 Jul 2017
“Amazing experience”
23 Mar 2016
“A Whale of a Day”
400 Main St, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1330
+1 949-673-1435

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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We had a great experience with most friendly staff. Very persistent to find whales and dolphins to enrich your tour. Highly recommend them to anyone that wants to see whales live

Thank Anouj
Reviewed 24 March 2016

There is nothing like getting out into nature and experiencing its beauty. Whale watching is a wonderful excuse to get out on the water and see the coast from a different perspective. As a bonus you might just get to see some migrating gray whales...More

Thank Madge C
Reviewed 3 December 2014

I read the other reviews after I booked this excursion. I have to say I was a little worried about how it would turn out. We missed out on the first boat as we spent too long looking for parking and did not find it...More

Thank Carol T
Reviewed 27 July 2013

They've started selling the deals through living social and groupon, so we ended up with the full boat 75 people and 3 crew members helping out. At the first fishing stop, half of the people weren't even set up (which sucked for the people who...More

2  Thank Lana B
Reviewed 3 June 2013

Took my brother and his son on the Freelance on May 25. They were here visiting from Utah and had never been deep sea fishing before...One thing the Freelance does that most 3/4 dont do is give a seminar on the way to the fishing...More

1  Thank charles h
Reviewed 23 April 2013

Good trip. I got my rock fish limit, all the sand dabs I wanted, I had the best breakfast burrito ever! a great beacon cheese burger!! a few coronas (beer). Helpful crew. I was expecting better fish but no. I will use them again but...More

1  Thank Jose E
Reviewed 23 April 2013

I went on the Freelance for a 3/4 day trip. Although I'd been fishing a number of times, I hadn't been in close to 10 years. I invited three friends, all novices. We were pretty unsure about what to do, but our fears were quickly...More

1  Thank william c
Reviewed 18 April 2013

Excellent crew, good food(better than most fishing boats), and nice day. No live bait, way, way too long on the trip back to the dock, and not great fishing. 1 1/2 hours out to Catalina but 3 hours back to the dock. Did not expect...More

1  Thank ladydocas123
Reviewed 18 April 2013

Crew was great. Got the deal on Travelzoo which was a little misleading because it stated that fishing would be at Catalina Island. Was hoping to go to Catalina Island for some fishing but they did not go there. Caught a lot of small halibut...More

Thank John Y
Reviewed 15 April 2013

Trip was good as usual. Used one of my Living Social Deals. Crew is always helpful and most people limited out on Rock fish, some on Sculpin. Lucky for me I limited out on both. Some tie ups from those who did not heed the...More

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