Davey's Locker Whale Watching in Newport Beach, CA

Davey's Locker Whale Watching Tours400 Main StreetNewport Beach, CA 92661
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Overview

Offering unique whale watching experiences for more than 30 years, Davey’s Locker Whale Watching lets visitors see these majestic creatures year-round. The two-and-a-half-hour tour features up-close views of gray whales (during the winter and spring), blue and finback whales (during the summer and fall), giant Risso’s dolphins and playful bottlenose dolphins (year-round), sea lions, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Newport Beach Travel Experts
  • View a variety of whales, including the giant blue whale and humpback whales.
  • Seals, sea lions and dolphins spotted often.
  • Tour duration: 2.5 hrs.
  • Cruises held year-round.
  • Knowledgeable captains & crews have backgrounds in marine biology.
  • Ship is 65 feet in length with a large upstairs sundeck, wrap around outside seating, and indoor seating with large windows.
  • Snack bar with food and beverages available.
  • Bring a camera.

Description

from Davey's Locker Whale Watching
Davey’s Locker Whale Watching has served southern California for 30 years providing whale watching and dolphin cruises. Year around cruises view many varieties of whales including the giant blue whale which is over 80 feet in length (during the summer and fall months), finback whales, grey whales (winter and spring months), minke whales, humpback whales, several types of dolphin (including giant Rizzo dolphin over 14 feet in length), seals, and all sorts of other marine life. Each cruise is a unique experience; you may never know what you might encounter. A recent cruise encountered a huge pod of killer whales numbering over 30 including adults and young, definitely a trip of a life time.

The waters surrounding Newport Harbor offer deep nutrient rich waters which attracts all types of marine creatures. The Laguna Beach coastline is just south of Newport Harbor and offers some of the most beautiful coastline in Southern California. The grey whales are commonly seen along this coastline and they seem to enjoy the beauty of the Laguna Beach coastline as much as we do. Most whale watching cruises take in the scenic backdrops of Laguna Beach and Newport Beach while viewing the gentle giants just a few hundred yards from shore. Due to the geography of the Orange County coastline that surrounds Newport Harbor, ocean conditions are incredible calm and comparable to a fresh water lake this allows whale watchers to fully enjoy the amazing viewings fully.

Our primary whale watching ship is 65 feet in length with a large upstairs sundeck, wrap around outside seating, snack bar with food and beverages, indoor seating with large windows. Our whale watching ship was designed just for viewing marine life. Plenty of other amenities makes for a very comfortable and exciting trip. Captains & crews have backgrounds in marine biology and are incredible knowledgeable providing details on marine creatures, environment, and eco systems.

Newport Harbor is located in Newport Beach and only minutes from Los Angeles and San Diego located in the heart of Orange County. With a 96% success rate viewing whales and/or dolphin almost every trip has viewing opportunities for these mammals. Whether for an individual or for a larger group looking to join one of the general admission whale watching cruises, Davey’s Locker Whale Watching takes great pride in sharing the magical experience of our whale and dolphin cruises.

Tripster Customer Reviews

Al Hernandez
Las Vegas. , NV
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome Whales"
July 2015
Very friendly staff. The captain of the boat always manages to find where the whales are located. I've gone on several trips now and never been disappointed. 5 star experience
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Cheryle G
Broomfield, Colorado
"We had a great time watching the whales."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 22, 2020
We had a fun time watching the whales. We found them pretty quick at only 5 miles out. The dolphins were beautiful to watch too. The staff was very informative and friendly. Definitely worth it.
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CHW34
Murrieta, California
"Great Whale watch"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 03, 2020
We took our 2 grandkids and had a great time. We saw 4 whales and lots of dolphins. Staff was great and the boat was clean. Snacks were reasonable and we felt like they looked for whales so that we didn't miss a thing. We will do it again. With groupon, it makes it a great price
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meche2018
Seattle, Washington
"Fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 15, 2020
The team always offers a good time, great views,music, education on the area and the wildlife. I often find coupons to discount the fees(Groupon). I've done the whale watching, sunset Cruise.. Spectacular. Enjoy, don't forget to tip.
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Maxine S
Hidden Hills, California
"No whales today."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 07, 2020
Had a a nice tour on the water off Newport Beach. No whales, but got to see dolphins, birds and seals.
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dondescough
Rockford, Michigan
"Christmas Lights Boat Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 28, 2019
We were visiting from Michigan and needed our holiday fix. We did this on Christmas Eve. Dress warmly, bring light blankets even. Davey’s Locker on the Ferris wheel side- multiple places to check in/ ask questions. We parked in the large lot near the pier, paid minimally through an app. We were on the Legacy Boat- nice big boat for viewing. Snack Bar and Full Bar.
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