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Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruises With Davey's Locker Reviews

Davey's Locker Ships (Newport Beach, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

66 ratings
4.3 average rating
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38 events
18 reviews
21 stars
attended Aug 18 2012

The cruise itself was GREAT! Saw dozens of dolphins - very playful!! And 2 huge whales!

But... getting there was NOT half the fun!! We were not warned that we'd be in a LONG line to get on the ferry, and the whole "getting there" process was...continued

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6 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Jun 03 2012

No whales or dolphins this time! It was disappointing to only see sea lions and the Newport Harbor. It was a nice boat ride though. Davey's Locker was nice enough to offer a "whale check" to come back anytime for free. All in all it was a nice...continued

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Mo
17 events
16 reviews
53 stars
attended Aug 01 2012

Be sure to arrive 30 min before. even if it's a hot day bring a windbreaker or hoodie. especially up front you'll get sprayed by the ocean water.We didn't see any whales but saw lots of dolphins.They were jumping out of the water and racing under...continued

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4 events
3 reviews
14 stars
attended Jun 16 2012

The boat ride was delightful. Seagulls entertained us at the foot of the boat as we searched for the vanished whales. I was happy to have picked up a sandwich and water before boarding and used this down time to chat with other guests, finish my...continued

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19 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 27 2012

The cruise itself was fine. However, the person who checked us in was rather surly and didn't give us any information (like where to go). The boat was crowded and didn't have seats for everyone. The captain seemed informative, but the PA system...continued

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Run-Charlie
4 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 12 2012

Casual atmosphere and good crew

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Goldstar Member
1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Oct 19 2012

I don't hold them responsible for the fact that we didn't see much because clearly that is something that is beyond them. They can't be expected to control what the animals do. However, they should have some rules about what the passengers can do....continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jan 04 2013

We live locally, but wanted to see some whales - and we did! It was a beautiful day and we saw fin whales and common dolphins. Captain Larry was great!! Buying tickets on goldstar was quick and easy. Checking in at Daveys Locker was just as...continued

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14 reviews
1 stars
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2 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 06 2012

I have been on this cruise before. The staff is very knowlegable and friendly. My only complaints were they had no seating on deck and the restroom was gross we told one of the crew members and was told at least someone didn't vomit and we can use...continued

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20 events
2 reviews
5 stars
attended Jun 18 2012

Went for a cruise in the ocean saw a pod of about 1000 Dolphins. Yes a thousand!

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2 reviews
4 stars
attended Jan 19 2013

With relatives coming in from Chicago, I thought this would be fun to do. It was a gorgeous day. Our crew was friendly and helpful and the main speaker was very informative and engaging, telling us about the "young whale" we came upon. As we...continued

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52 events
23 reviews
5 stars
attended Aug 24 2012

Boat was there at the dock, but for some reason they didn't start loading until 3:30 p.m. when we were supposed to be leaving. So we left 10 -15 minutes late. Also difficult to hear the narrator from the outside deck. Otherwise a very...continued

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16 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 07 2012

Nice boat ride only saw a few dolphins and a few seals no whales

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28 events
14 reviews
9 stars
attended Sep 22 2012

Nice ride...relaxing but nothing to really see except sea lions, pelicans, seagulls and were lucky to see some dolphins. No whales :(

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14 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 18 2012

Wonderful 2 hour cruise out of Newport. Boat was late in leaving, but there was plenty of room for everyone onboard to enjoy the outing. And yes, we did see whales and a large pod of dolphins!

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8 reviews
8 stars
attended Aug 27 2012

We were very lucky. First we ran across a pod of dolphins estimated to be 2,000. It's always so fun watching them bow-riding along side the boat. Then we were delighted by a close encounter with a whale. It was a perfect day on the water, and the...continued

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7 reviews
29 stars
attended Aug 29 2012

What a wonderful morning we two adults and three boys (ages 7, 11, and 12) spent on Davey's Locker whale-watching boat, the Ocean Explorer! Over the course of 2 1/2 hours in beautiful weather, we saw several blue whales, a minke whale, and quite a...continued

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14 events
5 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 31 2013

It was fun and exhilerating. I saw whales, dolphins, and seals. I saw a mother whale with her baby. Thrilling.

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7 events
4 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 31 2013

I've done this twice with Davy's Locker and you just can't beat it. Awesome!

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