Capt. Dave's Dana Point Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari, Dana Point

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Dolphin / Whale Watching · Wildlife Area
The most unique dolphin and whale watching in the world! Daily, year round, Dana Point whale watching trips aboard high-tech, high-speed, Catamaran Sailboat can get you up close & personal with magnificent blue whales (May - Nov.), gray whales (Dec. - May), fin whales, humpback whales, and minke whales, plus five species of wild dolphins that can number in herds up to 10,000 and more, for an educational and incredibly exciting whale watching experience. Our eco-friendly high-tech catamaran “Manute’a” is never crowded with a maximum of 49 passengers.

Be one of the pod and feel what it’s like to swim with dolphins and whales without getting wet in our two Eye to Eye Underwater Viewing Pods. Knowledgeable marine naturalists explain how these animals live while you see and touch our collection of whale and dolphin artifacts. And Mrs. Capt. Dave’s yummy triple fudge brownies are served as a special treat.
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  • Good way to get the ocean experience. Helpful and very friendly staff. Whale watching is fun. Wish there were other sealift to sea. The pods were smaller and limited view. But an okay addition.  more »
  • We had an amazing time on Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale watching safari! We were so excited to see a Blue Whale, not once, not twice but THREE times and 2 flukes too!!! The playful school of...  more »
  • So fun! The boat we got to ride on, Lily, was big and decorated so cute for Christmas. It was great being in the boat light parade and seeing all the other boats decorated for Christmas. It wasn’t too chilly and the water was smooth. Fun people on board, laughing and singing Christmas carols. I’m telling everyone, esp on social media, to do the boat parade with Capt. Dave’s. So glad I found it and brought my cousin with me. We had a great time! And the cookies and brownies were yummy!
  • Had a great day out on the Fast Cat boat today with Captain Marie and First Mate Will! Saw several different kinds of dolphin, sea lions and lots of crazy birds! The crew was awesome - informative and fun - and always about safety. Vessels are clean and always in excellent working order, and the check-in area is clean, tidy, and offers anything you may need for your voyage! We are always impressed with the fun we have on these adventures - we've been several times, and will continue to go again. Love Captain Dave's!! (and those brownies!!) Thanks again from the two crazy girls that love to sit in the front and get soaked!

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