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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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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers 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.
Overview
Itinerary
  • 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
Duration
2–3 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 2.5-hour whale-watching cruise
Exclusions
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 144 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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jessica g wrote a review 12 Oct
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
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Ali C wrote a review Sep 2020
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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 contributions1 helpful vote
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
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Fabiola wrote a review Sep 2020
Santa Ana, California2 contributions
This was the first time I’ve ever gone whale watching and it totally exceeded my expectations! We didn’t get to see whales but we did see a lot of dolphins and sea lions, which was pretty cool since we were the only group that day that saw any marine animals! I’ll definitely be
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Cindy with Bucket List Coach Travel wrote a review Aug 2020
Huntington Beach, California6 contributions
A great experience for the So Cal Bucketlist on August 21, 2020 at 830 am. My friend Lisa and I had a blast... Over 150 dolphins, bummer no whales but it was one of most amazing experiences to partake in in So Cal. I can not wait to come back and bring more clients and friends.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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N3130EYlindab
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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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Mariah19732020
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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
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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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CHW34
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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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meche2018
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Fun
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
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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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dondescough
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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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jwhome100
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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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debrick79
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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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Stay22577423828
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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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ortoftasakc
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Amazing
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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tdLeeds
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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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Suziet2000
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Stolen Gear on this trip! Overall, not a good charter boat.
I had my Penn spool stolen! In thinking over my trip, I’m beyond pissed about how the deck crew threw all our fish
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cirstenkoch
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Whale watching
It was a great experience, we got a good place on board, the stuff was very kind. Luckily the sea was calm, perfect
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danh8352015
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Wail Watching
A beautiful day to take a boat ride. We had no wale sightings but we got to see a lot of dolphins. Always fun.
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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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