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Whale-Watching Cruise from Newport Beach provided by Davey's Locker

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Whale-Watching Cruise from Newport Beach

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 10/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Whale-Watching Cruise from Newport Beach
We have decreased our passenger capacity by 50% for each vessel in our fleet.
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Updated 10/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • 1
    Balboa Pier
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Balboa Fun Zone
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission excluded
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Important Information
Departure Point
400 Main St, Newport Beach, CA 92661, USA 309 Palm St, Newport Beach, CA 92661, USA
2–3 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 2.5-hour whale-watching cruise
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • 2.50 fuel surcharge per infant age 3 years and younger due on date of travel. The fuel surcharge and wharfage fees is required by our local supplier and is not within our control.
  • Entry/Admission - Balboa Fun Zone
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Outside alcohol, ice chests, coolers or glass containers are strictly prohibited.
  • Vessel may change depending on availability.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 144 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Traveler rating
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Popular mentions
H L wrote a review 21 Nov
San Antonio, Texas142 contributions32 helpful votes
Nov 21, 2020 Saturday Trip with elderly mother. Didn't book online thinking we would be fine. Nope. Next 3 tours were sold out but got on waitlist and got lucky. Clean. Masks required. Running at about 2/3 less capacity so distancing not ideal but no735kt uncomfortable.
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Suzie A wrote a review Oct 2020
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom318 contributions68 helpful votes
I love this company. Every time we're visiting from the UK, we visit - this was our third trip and it did not disappoint! We arrived early and were able to get on an earlier experience, which was fab! Great staff and friendly photographer – both very knowledgeable, and the
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Date of experience: February 2020
jessica g wrote a review Oct 2020
Moreno Valley, California1 contribution
Great hospitality from the cabin crew, we didn't see any whales or dolphins on our trip, however we did see sea lions. I was excited to be in the open waters, to see what we could, and to enjoy it. And i loved every minute of it.
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Date of experience: October 2020
Ali C wrote a review Sep 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We did not see any whales and the trip was only 2 hours. I asked for a re-ride due to these reasons, they blatantly refused. They said we do not control the whales, no duh. You do however control who you let on your boats. Offering a re-ride is also common among other whale
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Helen R wrote a review Sep 2020
4 contributions2 helpful votes
The staff was friendly and informative. Even thought we didn’t see any whales and much wildlife we were given coupons for a mother trip at a good discount. The only thing I was disappointed in was the passengers . Even though the staff made it clear several times that we must
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Date of experience: September 2020
2 Helpful votes
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Davey's Locker
Davey's Locker 400 Main St, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1396
Went whale watching and never saw a thing. Not even dolphins or seals. About 2/3 of the way they cancelled the tour
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i had fun catching only two fish i am a first timer and i cuaght two fish a kelp bass and a machrel bring your own
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Dispite the thousands of dollars the owners rake in daily with this business, the owners for decades fail to instal
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Whale watching
The elusive whales were not sited today but it is still a nice boat ride. Since whales were not sited they passed o
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Great Experience
We had a great experience for our daughter’s birthday yesterday! We were on standby due to another charter company
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Cheryle G
We had a great time watching the whales.
We had a fun time watching the whales. We found them pretty quick at only 5 miles out. The dolphins were beautifu
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Great Whale watch
We took our 2 grandkids and had a great time. We saw 4 whales and lots of dolphins. Staff was great and the boat wa
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The team always offers a good time, great views,music, education on the area and the wildlife. I often find coupons
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Maxine S
No whales today.
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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Christmas Lights Boat Tour
We were visiting from Michigan and needed our holiday fix. We did this on Christmas Eve. Dress warmly, bring light
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Persistence pays off
November is a slow month for whales, but we tried anyway. Our cruise turned up little even though they did their be
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Christmas lights
We did a Newport Harbor tour to see the Christmas lights. (not the boat parade). Lots of pretty houses decorated. 9
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Sighting of a Gray Whale
First, I want to express that the size of the boat we were on was perfect for us. Not a fan of really small boats.
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I think our family was the most happy family after a cruise watching for sea animals We saw around hundred dolphin
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Super boat tour, shame we saw no whales
First of all, I’d just like to say we had a great time. The boat was a good size and whilst the sea was calm, I’m c
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2–3 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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