Capt Dave’s Whale Watching and Dolphin Safari Reservations

Before Reserving Seats:

Have you been with us before? Please call us at 949-488-2828 to book your Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari so we can look up your special Repeat Customer Discount.

SPECIAL REMINDER: We are not able to issue any credits or refunds for discounts or gift certificates after you have purchased your whale watching tickets. If you are the holder of either, please call us at 949-488-2828 to purchase your tickets.

Prefer not to book online or have questions? Please call us at 949-488-2828, seven days a week.

Trips depart from Dana Point Harbor, conveniently located midway between Los Angeles and San Diego.

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Common Questions

When is the best time to see dolphins, whales, etc.? What will I see?

We see dolphins, whales, and other types of marine wildlife throughout the year, all day long. There is no specific time of day when the animals are “out more”. View our recent whale watching sightings or visit our sightings log for all current and past dolphin and whale watching sightings. Find us on Facebook for amazing photos and videos taken during our safaris!

Are your boats safe and fun for children?

Yes! Our whale watching boats are 100% safe and certified by the United Stated Coast Guard. We also have life vests for children, but you are welcome to bring your own. Children are safe anywhere on the boat as long as you are with them.

Can I cancel?

No. All reservations are non-cancelable. If you have unforeseeable circumstances that require you to cancel your whale watching reservation please notify us in advance by calling (949) 488-2828.

Should I make reservations? How far in advance?

Reservations are strongly recommended. Our dolphin and whale watching trips often sell out and reservations are the only way you’re guaranteed seats. We suggest booking at least 1 week in advance. If you plan to go during a major holiday or during the Festival of Whales in March you might want to reserve 2 weeks in advance.

Do you provide transportation to/from my hotel?

I’m sorry, we do not provide transportation from your hotel. The easiest and most direct method to reach us is via rental car or taxi. Visit our links page for more information.

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