You Must to Go On A Whale Watching & Dolphin Cruise

Find out why Whale Watching & Dolphin Cruise are phenomenal

Our time in California was wonderful. As a homeschool family, one of my main goals is to give my children an opportunity to explore the world; especially America, the country that we live in. I think traveling across America is so important because it helps our children understand that our country is made of different people who speak different languages. I also want them to appreciate the various natural landscapes and the beauty of US architecture. Once we explore America, we will then branch out to other countries. Davey’s Locker Whale Watching & Dolphin Cruise was one of the top places that I wanted to visit in CA because when I think of California, the Pacific ocean comes to mind immediately. Our trip wouldn’t be complete without traveling on the boat to see life in the ocean. We had an amazing, family-friendly experience.

Amazing Views

The view of the Pacific Ocean while riding in the boat was absolutely beautiful. The water was peaceful, and as we road through the blue waters and watched the white waves ripple past the boat we couldn’t help but feel at peace.

This shot of the dolphin in midair was taken by my husband.


Perfect for Homeschool Families

Our educational learning was definitely enriched from our cruise on the water. We were even able to talk to the boat’s captain.



We Went on a Dolphin Cruise and Loved it near Newport Beach | Dolphins swimming in the ocean | Newport Beach

We Went on a Dolphin Cruise and Loved it near Newport Beach | Dolphin fin swimming in the ocean

We Went on a Dolphin Cruise and Loved it near Newport Beach | People Kayaking in the ocean

We Went on a Dolphin Cruise and Loved it near Newport Beach | OCEAN VIEW


5 Facts we learned

  1. Dolphins live in pods. Pods usually contain about hundreds and sometimes about a thousand dolphins.
  2. We know that Dolphins are mammals but where is their hair? When dolphins are born they have tiny hairs on their chin and above their nose.
  3. Currently,  about 44 different dolphin species have been recorded. (Learn more about dolphins)
  4. Sea lions live near the coast where they have an abundant food supply.
  5. Sea lions are not seals. How can you tell the difference? Look for the Sea lions ears, if they are visible with external ear flaps than you know it’s not a seal. Next, sea lions walk on land using all four flippers and seals often bounce on their bellies.

We are watching dolphins 🐬 in the Pacific Ocean. This incredible.

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Onboard Whale Watching & Dolphin Cruise Amenities

There is also a photographer on board where you can purchase spectacular photos to remember your experience better. In fact, our cover photo for this post was taken by Kristen. Her information is below if you’d like to follow her amazing photography.

Kristin Campbell from
Follow Kristin on Instagram @kristincampbell

Overall, the experience is perfect for any person regardless of age.

Here are some of the shots she took during our trip

2 Dolphins in the Pacific Ocean

Gray and White Dolphin in the Pacific Oceanjpg

sail boat in the pacific ocean


Book your next trip with Davey’s Locker Whale Watching & Dolphin Cruise

Parking is best found at the valet parking structure located at 309 Palm St. Newport Beach, CA 92661 (corner of Adams Street & E Bay Avenue) see for rates. On the weekends the parking structure at 309 Palm St is also best option although if it fills you can also try parking at the Balboa Pier
Municipal Parking Lot located at 1 Balboa Pier Newport Beach, CA. 92661.

Once you book your trip Davey’s Locker will give you parking suggestions, we ended up paying $60 for parking for only 2 hrs and when my husband went back to pick up the car, the cost was only $20. So reserve your parking early.

Departure Locations:
Davey‘s Locker                            Newport Landing
400 Main St.                               309 Palm St, Suite A
Newport Beach, CA 92661           Newport Beach, CA 92661

Davey‘s Locker Sport Fishing & Whale Watching
(949) 673-1434

Reader Question

Have you even been whale watching or on a dolphin cruise? If so, what did you love about the experience? Visit tomorrow when I share our video and our conversation with the captain.

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