Every travel and tourism site on Orange County, Los Angeles, and California suggests a whale watching cruise where you can view giant blue whales during the summer and fall
months and the annual grey whale migration that brings tens of thousands of grey whales along the coast during the winter and spring months. Huge pods of several species of dolphin are very common during these excursions as are the resident sea lions, harbor seals, porpoises, and marine birds. With a 96% success rate, almost every cruise has many viewing opportunities. An added plus is picturesque coastal backdrops of Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, and Huntington Beach. It was advertising like this as well as recognition as one of the top whale watching destinations in the world that led me to include whale watching on my Yearly Bucket List. Davey’s Locker was my top choice because of their excellent, long-standing reputation, prices, and location.
Davey’s Locker offers daily departures year round and coupons can usually be found at Gold Star or Living Social. Their 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. The ship was designed just for viewing marine life. Captains and crews have backgrounds in marine biology and are incredible knowledgeable providing details on marine creatures, environment, and ecosystems during each tour.
Located in Newport Beach, Davey’s Locker offers spectacular views along the Orange County coastline. With a snow-capped mountain backdrop and superb, nationally recognized beaches along with crystal blue sparkling waters and a golden sun, the low cost of a ticket is worth the coastal sights along.
I was happy to have my Mountain Mama jacket during the excursion. Even in sunny California, it winds can be chilly, especially on the ocean.
Although we were not successful in finding any whales, we enjoyed lots of sealife and birds on our boat excursion off of Newport Beach, CA plus, with our 50% off next visit coupon, we’ll return for another great day on the ocean.
- Juniors (12 years old and under)………. $26
- Seniors (60 years old and older)……….. $26
- Toddlers (2 years old and under)……….. Free ($3 Fuel Surcharge)
Davey’s Locker also offers The Newport Christmas Boat Parade and deep sea fishing.