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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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Whale-Watching Cruise from Newport Beach
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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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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
400 Main St, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1396
+1 949-673-1435
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Reviewed April 14, 2017 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...More

Thank Katlowry
Reviewed April 13, 2017 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....More

1  Thank Cynde M
Reviewed April 13, 2017

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...More

1  Thank Cherri S
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

We (3 of us) took a 4:00 ride. It was well worth the extra money for the Captain's Seating Reservations. We were treated like VIPs. We spotted one whale a couple times and lots of sea lions, but no dolphins. The water was quite choppy...More

Thank randamcfadden
Reviewed April 9, 2017

Beautiful sunny day during Spring Break, took my Aunt/Uncle and cousins (who came out from Upper Michigan) to Daveys Locker for some Whale Watching. Just a bit of wind and temp was in the low 60's but perfectly sunny. Boarded at 12:30, exited the harbor...More

1  Thank Jason M
Reviewed April 5, 2017

Did a 2 hour cruise midday and saw a lot of activity. Followed a whale for a while and got to see the tail come up at least a dozen times. Saw other whales from a distance. Also saw a slew of dolphins. Well worth...More

Thank johnc41069
Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

This was a highlight of our trip. We decided to go whale watching and found a special running from Davey's Locker. The staff were all professional and fun. We were able to see 3 hump back whales and a ton of dolphins. And it was...More

1  Thank Enzo L
Reviewed April 4, 2017 via mobile

Due to fog we were unable to see any whales, but the cruise was still enjoyable. The crew tried very hard to find whales. They did take us to an area that had sea lions. After our cruise ended, we were all given free tickets...More

Thank kwrnsmn
Reviewed March 30, 2017

The men that ran the boat were outstanding, friendly, informed us of the location and many facts about the area, dolphins and whales. The let us interact with what seems like 100's of dolphins and found a whale even when our time was up. This...More

Thank janlW8268GY
Reviewed March 30, 2017

In all my travels, I have never been whale watching. I am a huge ocean fanatic, so I decided to check this out with my darling husband. We had a great experience, the staff was excellent and had a sense of humor. They briefly discussed...More

Thank CatieHernandez
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February 23, 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
May 30, 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
May 13, 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