Davey’s Locker Sportfishing & Whale Watching

Where Southern California goes to experience what the ocean has to offer.

Serving the greater Los Angeles area providing whale watching and deep sea fishing excursions year round. Davey’s Locker is located approximately 40 minutes from downtown Los Angeles and just minutes from most of Orange County located in Newport Beach. Departing from a natural harbor, Davey’s Locker is the most popular option for those considering whale watching in southern California. Thousands of whales viewed each season and beautiful coastline combines to make a world renowned whale watching destination. The same pristine habitat that draws whales and dolphin supports amazing inshore and offshore fisheries year round. Along with general admission whale watching and deep sea fishing excursions, Davey’s Locker provides charter fishing boats, and private boat rentals for fishing and whale watching excursions for all size groups.


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Thunderbird on Fox Sports West this Weekend!



“Raining Bass”

This week on Angler Chronicles join Sergio and his staff of professional instructors as they take you on a fabulous fishing expedition to San Clemente Island aboard the Thunderbird out of Davey’s Locker Sportfishing in Newport Beach.

It really is “Raining Bass” on this weeks special OWNER Hooks Fishing Schools Charter.  The Thunderbird is skippered by Captain Jeff Markland who finds incredible Calico Bass fishing on the back side of SCI.  Great winter fishing NOW !!

Don’t miss this week’s episode of Angler Chronicles.  Great family entertainment !!

Sunday January 25 – 9:30 A.M.
Tuesday, January 27 – 3:30 P.M.
Saturday, January 31 – 6:30 A.M.

FOX Sports West Television (HD), DirecTV, DishNetwork


Breaching Humpback Whale on Today’s Whale Watching Trip!

Take a look at these great photos that the Ocean Explorer grabbed on our whale watching excursions today!1559263_1470993503161462_975202054365132030_o (2) 10704385_1473152429612236_1424524698929175881_o (2)

October 10, 2014

New Sperm Whale Video Below!

Davey’s Locker had rare sightings of Sperm Whales on Monday, October 6th. Look at this rare footage taken by captain Larry Hartmann.


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August 19, 2014

Tuna Tuna Tuna!

Thunderbird update: 242 Yellowfin Tuna- Caught limits in mexican waters then grabbed some more yellowfin in US waters- along with 4 Dorado & 6 Yellowtail- HOT BITE!


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August 15, 2014

Hundreds of All Kinds of Yellows!

Thunderbird is coming back from the overnight today (08/15) with 117 Yellowfin Tuna- 14 Bluefin Tuna & 1 Skipjack!

The Freelance brought home 221 Yellowtail yesterday (08/14) & 118 Yellowtail today!

Extended Limited Load 3/4 Day just opened up for next week!

Book your spot now! 949-673-1434


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July 11, 2014

Summer Whale Watching Cruises Daily

Wednesday July 9 2014

Blue Whales Have Arrived In Big Numbers Off Newport Beach!

“Blue whale spouts in all directions” (Wednesday July 9) was the quote from Captain Kane Curran on Davey’s Locker’s Whale Watching ship, the Ocean Explorer. Blue whales are here in good numbers with cruises seeing up to 4 blue whales a cruise over the past few days. The blue whale migration takes place from now until late September/early October. Blue whales are the largest of all the whales and the largest living creature on Earth. Growing to over 80 feet in length, these giants are amazing to view. Blue whale watching cruises are offered multiple times daily with Davey’s Locker and the whale watching is so good that only a 2.5 hour whale watching cruise is needed to view whales and dolphin. Along with the large influx of blue whales, finback whales and minke whales are also possible from now until October. Along with several verities of whales, huge pods of common and bottlenose dolphin are viewed on most whale watching cruises. These pods can number in the hundreds or thousands and provide incredible viewing opportunities. Davey’s Locker Whale Watching is centrally located in greater Los Angeles area and just a short drive from all of the beach cities including Santa Monica, Long Beach, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, & Dana Point. Hope you can join one of our whale watching cruise for this summer 2014.

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