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“Overnight Fishing Trip”
Review of Davey's Locker

Davey's Locker
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$23.99*
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Whale-Watching Cruise from Newport Beach
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$26.99*
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Newport Beach Holiday Lights Cruise
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$71.00*
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Full-Day Deep-Sea Fishing Cruise from Newport Beach
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed March 8, 2013

I recently booked an overnight fishing trip aboard the Thunderbird with Davey's Locker. Not only was the boat in clean condition, the crew was very helpful. They made us passengers feel appreciated and the made sure we were always on top of the fish. It was a great experience I would highly recommend booking a trip with them.

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Reviewed February 16, 2013

Unfortunately we did not see any whales but we saw hundreds of dolphins!!! We saw a couple different schools of them. They would come right up by the boat. It's an inexpensive way to get out on the ocean and enjoy the sun for a couple of hours. They offer binoculars for a small fee but i would recommend just getting one pair to share. They also have drinks and snacks available. Don't forget the sunscreen.

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Reviewed February 8, 2013

a great 1/2 day (although 9am until 3.30pm is a big half?) fishing on the Patriot with Davey's out of Newport Beach. Within 20 mins we saw first 1 and then upto 25 dolphins cruising right by us, a good start, my new wife was already made up for the day :) Anyway there was mainly local guys on the boat (this being very out of season) 12 fishing and 3 crew, so nice and calm, everyone had space to fish. We were helped by various guys with our rods, hooks , locals advice, etc. Soon the fish started biting, well for most, my wife was 3rd to land a Bass and an hour later only me and one other had not caught! Eventually i landed one and shortly after another but the wife ended up with 7! (5 Bass, 1 Perch and 1 Sculpin) to my 3. The winning haul was 9 so she nearly embarassed quite a few locals too. Great day out and a fantastic eve too as we cooked up all the fish at a friends house and washed it down with plenty of cold beer.

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Reviewed February 6, 2013

We booked a whale-watching tour with Davey's on our recent trip to Long Beach. It was the last trip of the day and the boat was a little late returning from the earlier cruise, so the manager gave everyone a coupon for a free tour to be used some other day. It turned out, though, that we were on the water for nearly the entire time that had been planned. We happened to be there during migration season of the grey whales, and we saw several of them. It is absolutely amazing to see them come out of the water and blow.

The captain does the spotting and talks about the whales and their habits. We also saw dozens of dolphins, sea lions, and of course, birds. Davey's boats offer seating both inside and out, plus snacks and drinks during the tour. (Inside was a welcome spot for some of the babies and toddlers, since it was kind of a chilly day.) There may be worse tour operators than Davey's, but I can't imagine there could be any that are better.

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Reviewed January 25, 2013

We loved every minute of our whale watching trip! We had coupons for free kids and then also I believe it was $11 off each adult but I would gladly pay full price next time. Worth much much more. The crew was great, they were (or at least pretended to be) as excited about seeing the whales as we were. Snacks/drinks were available on the boat, prices were fine. It was smooth sailing, too. We saw 2 California grey whales, tons of dolphins and sea lions. Binoculars were $5 if you wanted to rent them but everything was so close to the boat that we didn't need them at all. We did a 3pm cruise. Highly recommend.

Thank C C
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