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Davey's Locker

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400 Main St, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1396
+1 949-673-1435
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Full-Day Deep-Sea Fishing Cruise from Newport Beach
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Davey's Locker offers year round whale watching cruises multiple times daily. Whale watching cruises are from 2-2.5 hours in length and view giant blue whales, finback whales, humpback whales, gray whales, huge pods of common and bottlenose dolphin, and much more. 96% success rate speaks to how good the whale watching is off of Newport Beach. The whale watching was so good that a marine park wss created to protect over 15 miles of coastal waters so that future generations will enjoy this amazing treasure. Davey's Locker has two ships built just for whale watching. The Legacy & the Ocean Explorer. Each has many special amenities and the most talented captains to ensure for amazing experience. Davey's Locker also provides deep sea fishing trips aboard one of our several sportfishing ships offering trips daily year round. Choose from 5 hour, 10 hour and longer fishing trip options. Ships have huge bait tanks, indoor seating and kitchen areas, outdoor sun decks/seating, crew members to assist throughout your trip and the best fishing captains in California. Fish Catalina Island and many other fishing hotspots. From tuna, dorado, yellowtail, halibut, barracuda, and over dozen dozen other species possible. Along with general admission trips private ship rentals for all types of functions and activities are available. Ships have many amenities including two decks, large indoor salons, full bar, full sound systems, and much more.
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  • Average8%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
400 Main St, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1396
+1 949-673-1435
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I when on this tour to see whales and dolphins. The boat was big with and indoor area and bar and plenty of out door deck area. We only saw dolphins on this trip but the captain followed this large pod of...More

Thank Antoine S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the boat tour to Breitling Huntington Beach Airshow from the water for Friday. Suddenly a huge fog came. Davey's took us out on the water. We waited for 3 house and 30 minutes, just for the show to be canceled. Davey's could've just...More

Thank Joan K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went out with my son on the Ocean Explorer to watch the Huntington Beach Air Show. Fog was in the air and it stayed out throughout the whole time. Captain tried everything including songs to give Karma to make the fog go away. But when...More

Thank kcolton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found the place while researching things to do in California. We were not disappointed. While we saw only one type of whale and LOTS of Dolphins and Sea Lions , we still thoroughly enjoyed the adventure. The staff is outstanding -- you can not fault...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on the Freelancer and was very disappointed...except for the chef. First, you have to realize that you will spend 2 /12 hours getting to Catalina and another 2 1/2 hours back. You leave around 7am and are back on dock sometime after 5pm. With...More

Thank lfugate
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While it wasn't a great night for a beautiful sunset because of many clouds it was a wonderful night to see hordes of dolphins swimming and leaping in the water alongside the boat. We've never seen so many dolphins at one time, it was amazing!

Thank RaePalmSprings
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good value trip. Prompt 10am departure. Staff were friendly. We saw a massive pod of dolphins and some sea-lions. Sadly no whales were around that day but it was very enjoyable. Facilities were clean. Drinks and snacks available on board. Would use again. NB: The...More

Thank clarkey44
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything about the boat ride was excellent except for the fact we didn't see ANY dolphins. (not the season for whales) Crew very nice and tried their best to take us to a place where there were dolphins, but no luck. They gave us a...More

Thank littlgrn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked an afternoon cruise to watch whales and Dolphins near Newport Beach with visiting friends. The boat left on time and after 30 minutes we were outside the harbor towards the open sea. Then we started seeing a pod of dolphins at a distance....More

Thank butchrey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a very lucky trip. This is Mother Nature and, as such, nothing is guaranteed. We say Humpback Whales, including a mother and calf. One whale was within feet of the boat. Large group of Common Dolphin, many close too, and some Bottlenose. The...More

Thank Hal72
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24 February 2017|
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Response from newportlanding | Property representative |
Yes there is booths in indoor kitchen and on some ships bunks to sleep in
31 May 2016|
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Response from krawner |
Rod rental $13. Standard tackle pack $9.50. Rockfish tackle pack $20. Day license $15.12. Annual license $52.15. Also charge to clean fish.
Mindy L
13 May 2015|
Response from CartPewterschmidt |
From their website: Parking is best found at the Balboa Pier Municipal Parking Lot located at 1 Balboa Pier Newport Beach, CA. 92661 or in the valet parking structure located at 309 Palm St. Newport Beach, CA 92661. Please... More