Davey’s Locker Whale Watching & Sportfishing offers whale watching and deep sea fishing excursions daily and year round from the historic Balboa Pavilion out of Newport Bay, Newport Beach.
May through November brings the opportunity to view giant blue whales during their migration into local waters as well as finback whales, minke whales, common dolphin, bottlenose dolphin, giant risso dolphin, sea lions, and many other marine creatures. December through April is the primary grey whale migration period. The gray whale migration brings tens of thousands of gray whales along the Newport Beach coastline heading south to winter in Baja and then returning to summer feeding grounds to the north. During the migration it is not uncommon to see a half dozen or more whales during a single whale watching cruise. Davey’s Locker’s whale watching captain and crew members provide narration and are available to answer any questions you might have during the cruise. The 70-ft. Ocean Explorer is the company’s primary whale-watching vessel, with two full walk-around decks, a full bar, a snack bar and two restrooms.
Davey’s Locker also offers sportfishing trips daily with half-day, ¾-day or overnight fishing trips to choose from. All trips are open to the general public. They offer several departure times during the day, catering to almost any schedule. Half-day trips average 5-6 hours in length and fish locally, from Long Beach to Dana Point. They can catch barracuda, halibut, sand bass, calico bass, red snapper, giant yellowtail, white sea-bass and many other species. Their ¾-day trips average 10 hours and fish over 40 miles of coastline or exotic Catalina Island. Fishermen can catch yellowtail, barracuda, bonito, calico bass, sand bass, white sea-bass, halibut and yellowfin tuna. Hundreds of fish per trip is common with almost non stop action. Larger gamefish are usually caught on the longer trips. The fleet has state-of-the-art electronics, spacious indoor/outdoor seating and full amenities including a full-service snack bar and kitchen. Crew members are onboard to assist with anything you might need. Rod rental, tackle, and anything you might need for your fishing trip is also available at check in.
Check the Davey's Locker website for special deals and offers on whale watching trips.