Directions to Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari

Capt. Dave’s is located at 24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA, 92629

Parking
Parking near our building is free, but it is first come, first serve. When planning your route please allow extra time in case of traffic or parking difficulties, especially during the summer, holidays, or spring break.

Dana Point is located in Orange County, about mid-way between Los Angeles and San Diego. We’re a short distance south of Disneyland and Laguna Beach.

 

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  • 24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA, 92629
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From the north (Los Angeles, Long Beach, Anaheim):

• Take Interstate 5 South. Exit at Pacific Coast Hwy (Highway 1), exit 79.
• At the second light turn left on Dana Point Harbor Drive.
• Continue on Dana Point Harbor Drive for about 1 mile.
• TIP: Look for the brown sign labeled Ensenada Place:
Dana Point Harbor Sign to Dolphin Safari

• Bear left on a small roundabout located just before Baby Beach and OC Sailing & Events Center. It will be your 5th left turn after the major intersection at Golden Lantern and Dana Point Harbor Drive.  TIP: Look for the yellow sign with 2 arrows:
See Street View #1 on Google Maps

• After making the half-circle, turn right on Ensenada Place (a small 2-way street):

See Street View #2 on Google Maps

• Turn left into the parking lot. You’ll see a brown & brick sign and our Dolphin Deck building on the waterfront:

See Street View #3 on Google Maps

Dana Point Harbor Sign to Dolphin Safari

• Park anywhere and come upstairs to check in!

• Our Dolphin Deck, located on the second floor of a brown brick building with blue trim and blue awning, is easily visible from Dana Point Harbor Drive. You’ll see a crow’s nest, with a tall mast, lots of blue umbrellas offering shade at our tables and chairs where you can relax, sip a cool drink, and even have a sandwich or some ice cream while waiting for your trip. There is free parking in the lot or along the street nearby.

Capt. Dave's Dolphin Deck in Dana Point Harbor

 

From the south (San Diego, Oceanside, San Clemente):

• Take Interstate 5 North. Exit at Beach Cities, which will merge into Pacific Coast Hwy. Stay in the far left lane.
• At the second light turn left on Dana Point Harbor Drive.
• Continue on Dana Point Harbor Drive for about 1 mile.
• Bear left on a small roundabout located just before Baby Beach and OC Sailing & Events Center. It will be your 5th left turn after the major intersection at Golden Lantern and Dana Point Harbor Drive. (See street view image # 1 above).
• After making the half-circle, turn right on Ensenada Place (a small 2-way street). (See street view image # 2 above).
• Turn left into the parking lot. You’ll see our Dolphin Deck on the waterfront. (See street view image # 3 above).
• Park anywhere and come upstairs to check in!

 

From Laguna Beach or Newport Beach (scenic route):

• Traveling south on Pacific Coast Highway (Hwy 1), turn right on Golden Lantern, then turn right on Dana Point Harbor Drive.
• Continue straight on Dana Point Harbor Drive for less than 1 mile.
• Bear left on a small roundabout located just before Baby Beach and OC Sailing & Events Center. (See street view image # 1 above).
• After making the half-circle, turn right on Ensenada Place (a small 2-way street). (See street view image # 2 above).
• Turn left into the parking lot. You’ll see our Dolphin Deck on the waterfront. (See street view image # 3 above).
• Park anywhere and come upstairs to check in!

For information on what to bring and what to wear go to our frequently asked questions page. If you have any last minute questions, please feel free to call us at (949) 488-2828.

We look forward to greeting you at the Dolphin Deck and taking you to see our fabulous dolphins and whales!