Classic Yacht Excursions gives you access to many of Southern California’s scenic gems. Whether it’s whale watching, exploring kelp beds, stand up paddling or just exploring the coastline, we can create a custom trip that matches your interests.

Stand Up Paddleboard – SUP

Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) offers a fun, relaxing way to play on the water and view Newport Harbor or the California Coast. With no prior experience, you can paddle around in open ocean and harbor —no waves required. While you can enjoy paddling around completely dry, it’s not uncommon to get wet, but it’s easy […]

Newport Beach Whale & Wildlife Watching

During certain months of the year, the Pacific Gray Whale can be spotted while we are out in the open ocean.  The whales typically leave the Bering sea in mid-December to early January.  They travel all the way down the California coastline to Mexico’s Baja peninsula where the warmer water is better for having their […]

California's Gold Coast

California’s Gold Coast

There are seven coves along this three mile stretch of coast – all with their own history. Crystal Cove, for example, was the backdrop for two movie versions of Treasure Island filmed in 1918 and 1934. The movie Beaches with Bette Midler was also filmed here. It is now the home of about a dozen […]