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Davey's Locker

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Address: 400 Main St, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1396
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+1 949-673-1435
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Fun for the whole family!

Fun for the whole family. Found a groupon and made it totally worth it. They offer beverages and even alcohol on the boat. The crew is extremely nice and are very well... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Arvin R
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fun for the whole family. Found a groupon and made it totally worth it. They offer beverages and even alcohol on the boat. The crew is extremely nice and are very well accomodating. They want to make sure you see Whales and are safe, both their priorities. Be sure to take some sea sick medicine before hand.

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West Chester, OH
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We found a Groupon that made the price of this activity seem almost too good to be true! Nevertheless, we booked the trip and were pleasantly surprised by how much we enjoyed it. There were two boats, and we were assigned the smaller one. There wasn't much seating, so we just stood at the bow (which got tiring after 2... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went whale watching and it was amazing. Saw 4 gray whales. 2 moms and 2 calves! It was a sight to be seen! Didn't see anything else but a sea lion but worth it. Also got $14 coupon from airport which saved $24 per person. Nice & educated crew too!!

2 Thank Stacie S
Genoa, Nevada
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was a decent tour. If you are prone to getting sea sick I advise that you go in the morning. It can get windy and choppy in the afternoon. The crew was fairly good with the exception of Dale the photographer/stair Nazi. He was quite rude to several customers who were using the stairs between the two decks. He... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went on our whale watching near the end of the season, so it was unsure if we would see any whales, when looking at the count for previous days outside the shop we were hopeful, even if it was just dolphins we may see as thousands had apparently been seen the day before. We unfortunately didn't see one! Making me... More 

Thank Karen C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been on several whale watching cruises and paid a pretty penny so when we heard about the $12 tickets we were a little skeptical. We were blown away by excellent service, well organized trip and breath taking views of whales! We saw 2 whales fluke, saw a group of dolphins, sea lions and pelicans. A must do if... More 

1 Thank Kay932
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Whale watching: Only saw one whale on the day we went but we saw over 300 dolphins, pretty cool! The staff was great. Price was reasonable. Plan on spending a couple hours walking around the boardwalk, getting a bite to eat, or walking up the pier.

2 Thank Tad D
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well we didn't realize we booked a sport fishing excursion with 42 other people. Since I'm not a pro and looked at the rod minus weight, hooks etc, as too intimidating, a quick decision to cancel was decided. As it was spring break and packed the chances of a refund didn't look promising. The staff there suggested a credit and... More 

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Colgate, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My fsmily of 3 boys has been deep sea fishing before. This was, by far, our least favorite experience. First, we purchased tackle at their recommendation before heading out ($17/person). Then we get on the boat and tell us we wouldn't be using that tackle. And they want us to use a different tackle (another 3 for $10). So after... More 

Thank Cynde M
Memphis, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Due to a cancellation from another whale watch trip we had booked, we found this place online, made a reservation for 8 for the following day at 12:30. Parked in the public lot next to Palm Street. Check in was easy. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The boat was not overcrowded and we were able to bring a double stroller... More 

1 Thank Cherri S

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