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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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Hours Today: 06:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
400 Main St, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1396
+1 949-673-1435
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Reviewed yesterday

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 3 days 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 5 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went out on the Whale and Dolphin watching cruise this morning...it was spectacular! We saw dolphins and followed a humpback whale! Our tour guide was hilarious! It made for a great morning! Make sure to purchase the pictures at the end and just spend...More

Thank MissBehavin1969
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on the whale cruise but didn't see any whales. Tons of dolphins, sea lions and seals. Do your research on the time of year to increase your chances of a whale sighting. There is very limited parking around the dock. Most parking adjacent is...More

Thank mikensonya
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live nearby and my son is now interested into deep sea fishing. Looking at closes places to go, we decided to see if this place was any good... thankfully, we never pasted their shop experience. Really bad mood staff, the guy never looked at...More

Thank Diesel_Travel
daveyslocker, Manager at Davey's Locker, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Diesel_Travel, May I ask what day you came into the office? I will definitely look into who was working and address the employee directly with our owners. Thank you for your feedback- this is extremely helpful. Regards, Natalie

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff is always super friendly! Love this whale watching tour. I do this tour often and love to take family in town to experience this. They have food and a bar which the guys make amazing drinks. I normally book my tour through Groupon...More

Thank Marisalovestraveling
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sailed out on a extended, light load trip out to Catalina Island schedules 5:30 AM to 5:30PM. Boat was clean, bait was good and had high hopes with only 40 anglers on board. Fishing was decent, and the captain and crew tried hard to put...More

Thank ip59
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently went on an afternoon whale watching trip after buying a Groupon. We weren't really expecting to see whales since it was the end of the season but we ended up tailing a humpback most of the time! We also saw a large pod...More

Thank Californiamama145
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a groupon so it was $19 for two of us. Saw 2-3 humpback whales and then a giant school of dolphins at least 50-75 were all around the boat jumping and going crazy. 3:30 in the afternoon trip. I wore jeans which was...More

Thank Terri11556
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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