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Address: 400 Main St, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1396
Phone Number: +1 949-673-1435
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06:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Davey's Locker offers year round whale watching cruises multiple times...

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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US$23.99*
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Whale-Watching Cruise from Newport Beach
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US$30.89*
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Half-Day Deep-Sea Fishing Cruise from Newport Beach
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US$51.29*
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Full-Day Deep-Sea Fishing Cruise from Newport Beach

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Whale watching

We took a boat trip with Davey's and we were delighted to see a grey whale and some sea lions. Unfortunately there was no dolphins to be seen despite the pilots best efforts to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a boat trip with Davey's and we were delighted to see a grey whale and some sea lions. Unfortunately there was no dolphins to be seen despite the pilots best efforts to search the endless blue ocean which was particularly quiet on our trip. The 2.5hr trip is enjoyable and great value for us we came to see... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While we didn't see any whales, we had a good time. We did see lots of dolphins, a few seals and sea lions. We really enjoyed it!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time whale watching and what an amazing time it was! We got so lucky to see some majestic whales and dolphins playing in their environment. We will definitely be returning!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time, but as luck would have it we missed out on seeing any whales. The captain did everything possible to find some whales, but it just wasn’t to be. He did find some Bottlenose Dolphins, which was very cool. The Captain and crew did their best and were a very professional group. We will go out again... More 

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Sedalia, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

what a beautiful tour on the ocean explorer and WOW! could not believe the weather in mid November and yes we were skillfully guided to find a humpback whale on our tour. Compliments to the captain and crew, we will be back. one of the best days spent in wonderful Orange County, Ca. last week. The onboard photographer Dale does... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been every year at different times. Can't beat the price and commentary and there are even discounts. Crew was extra helpful as we both use walkers or canes. Plenty of comfortable seating.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time on the whale watch tour and saw sea lions, dolphin, and a hump back whale. There are 50-60 people on the boat but it is a big multilevel boat. We had a brochure that made the trip cost $17 per person. You can bring your own food and drink but not alcohol which they sell.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We selected a day that was perfect as far as weather conditions were concerned. The boat was very comfortable and the crew was terrific. We were able to see a whale and some dolphins and all in all had a great day.

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our experience at whale watching at Davey's Locker was so enjoyable. The first day we went out it was very foggy, thus poor visibility. The staff were wonderful and the captain was fabulous, very informative with a sense of humor. Although we didn't have the opportunity to see any whales, we saw many sea lions which entertained us for a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice experience. We took the early ride, and we saw 932 dolphins. Unfortunately no whales, but the weather was great and the sea lions and dolphins where active.. A lovely fun thing to do for all ages...

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