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Whale Watching

Reserve your trip online or call (949) 673-1434 to schedule

Serving visitors and residents from Los Angeles and Orange County, Davey’s Locker have been providing whale watching cruises for over 30 years. Over the past 30 years Los Angeles and Orange County have become recognized as one of the top whale watching destinations in the world with a thriving year round whale population. For those visiting or living in Los Angeles check out our Whale Watching Los Angeles Visitors page.


More Departure Times Both Peak & Non-Peak For Many Dates. See Reservation Booking Widget

Dates Cruise 1 Cruise 2 Cruise 3 Cruise 4
Nov – Feb (Mon – Fri) 9:00 am 12:00 pm 2:30pm n/a
Nov – Feb (Sat & Sun) 9:00 am 12:00 pm 2:30 pm n/a
Mar – Oct (Daily) 9:00 am 12:00 pm 2:30 pm 6:00 pm (Late May-Mid August)

Nov – Feb (Mon – Fri): 9:00am*, 12:00pm*, 2:30pm
Nov – Feb (Sat & Sun): 9:00am*, 12:00pm*, 2:30pm*
Mar – Oct (Daily): 9:00am*, 12:00pm*, 2:30pm*, 5:30pm (Late May-Mid August)

Times May Vary. For additional departure times both peak & non-peak see reservation booking widget.


Age Daily
Adults (Ages 13–59) $38.00
Juniors (Ages 3–12) $32.00
Seniors (60+) $32.00
Toddlers (Ages 0–2) $5.00


Adults (Ages 13–59): $38.00
Juniors (Ages 3-12): $32
Seniors (60+): $32.00
Toddlers (0-2): $5.00

Davey’s Locker Offers Daily Departures Year Round

Very few locations in the world have year round whale watching opportunities luckily Los Angeles and Orange County are close to one of the few places in the world that does. View the gray whale migration during the winter and spring months and the giants of the sea, the blue and finback whales during the summer and fall months. The whale watching is so good that one cruise can view over half dozen whales or more. Along with viewing the giant blue whales and the annual gray whale migration, finback, minke, humpback, and even killer whales can be viewed on one of Davey’s Locker 2- 2 ½ hour whale watching cruises. Several species of dolphin including the giant risso’s dolphin and playful common dolphin are regularly viewed. The mega pods of a thousand or more common and/or bottlenose dolphin unique to southern California are also often encountered. Sea lions, and all types of other marine life can also be viewed. Davey’s Locker’s 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. Our whale watching ship was designed just for viewing marine life. Captains & crews have backgrounds in marine biology and are incredible knowledgeable providing details on marine creatures, environment, and ecosystems.

Summer is almost over…have you joined us on a whale-watching cruise yet?

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Orange County Whale Watching Daily Reports


For whale watching off Dana point area, Newport Landing whale watching offers whale watching cruises daily.

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Reserve your trip below or call (949) 673-1434 to schedule


Book your trip online today or call (949) 673-1434

Whale Watching for you and your Family! Do them a favor and reserve that trip before slots run out!

Video above by Slater Moore Photography: Blue Whale Surprise