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Comparison of Capt. Dave’s Boats

ORCA

Passenger capacity: 6

Length: 38 Feet

Boat type: Motor Yacht

What’s the adventure like?

A fun, fast, perfect-for-all-ages, photography-seeking cruise.

What everyone loves, in a nutshell:

Luxury, fast, filming friendly, upscale, intimate

Fast Cat

Passenger capacity: 12

Length: 24 Feet

Boat type: Rigid Hull Inflatable Catamaran

What’s the adventure like?

A high speed, smile-plastered-to-your-face, exhilarating thrill ride.

What everyone loves, in a nutshell:

Turbo-charged, intimate, exhilarating, wet

DolphinSafari

Passenger capacity: 22

Length: 35 Feet

Boat type: Sailboat Catamaran

What’s the adventure like?

An intimate, immersive, family friendly, wildlife-at-your-finger-tips adventure.

What everyone loves, in a nutshell:

The first, the best, the one, the only

Manute’a

Passenger capacity: 49

Length: 50 Feet

Boat type: Sailboat Catamaran

What’s the adventure like?

Above the water or below in the Underwater Pods, an up-close, eye-to-eye, better than Disneyland, unforgettable experience.

What everyone loves, in a nutshell:

Fast, fun, hi-tech, world’s only Underwater Pods

Lily

Passenger capacity: 49

Length: 50 Feet

Boat type: Power Catamaran

What’s the adventure like?

A relaxing in the lap of luxury, while sipping a cold beer, pampered wildlife voyage.

What everyone loves, in a nutshell:

Luxury, high & dry, upscale comfort, alcohol served.

We have five vessels in our fleet, all of which are availble for private charters. Manute’a is the primary boat used for our daily 2.5-hour dolphin and whale watching safaris. Fast Cat is also available for public dolphin and whale watching trips on most days throughout the year.
FeaturesORCAFast CatDolphinSafari.comManute'aLily
Motor Yacht ORCAOverhead view of rigid hull inflatable catamaran cruising at high speedSailing Catamaran DolphinSafariSailing Catamaran Manute'aPower Catamaran Lily
Maximum Passenger Capacity612224949
Length38 Feet24 Feet35 Feet50 Feet62 Feet
Boat TypeMotor YachtRigid Hull Inflatable CatamaranSailboat CatamaranSailboat CatamaranPower Catamaran
What’s the Adventure Like?A fun, fast, perfect-for-all-ages, photography-seeking cruise.A high speed, smile-plastered-to-your-face, exhilarating thrill ride.An intimate, immersive, family friendly, wildlife-at-your-finger-tips adventure.Above the water or below in the Underwater Pods, an up-close, eye-to-eye, better than Disneyland, unforgettable experience.A relaxing in the lap of luxury, while sipping a cold beer, pampered wildlife voyage.
What Everyone Loves, in a NutshellLuxury, fast, filming friendly, upscale, intimateTurbo-charged, intimate, exhilarating, wetThe first, the best, the one, the onlyFast, fun, hi-tech, world’s only Underwater PodsLuxury, high & dry, upscale comfort, alcohol served
3D TourYes, click here for 3D tour.NoYes, click here for 3D tour.Coming soon!Yes, click here for 3D tour.
Wet FactorClose, but not likely to get wet.Any closer and the dolphins will think you’re one of the pod. Likely to get splashed.Very close. Leave your shoes in the cabin and introduce those toes to daylight because there’s a good chance you’ll get wet if you go up on the bow.Close. Depending on conditions, possibly your feet and/or lower legs if you visit the bow while boat is going fast.Not too close. Unlikely to get wet at all. But you can wet your whistle in our upscale galley!
Upscale Galley

(Regardless of galley, food & drinks available to purchase when checking in.)
YesNoNoNoYes
Pondering a 2nd Cup of Coffee?

Consider the Quantity of Bathrooms
20 (We do carry a porta-potty, but you probably don’t want to use it while other passengers look the other way!)121
Made in the ShadeFully enclosed cabin plus covered aft deck.Custom sunshade “T” top.Covered cabin area.Covered cabin area.Fully enclosed cabin, pilothouse, and covered upper sundeck.
Eye-Spy Dolphin Tram NetsNoNoYesYesNo
Cushioned Bow SeatingYesYesNo, all cushioned seating is in the cockpitNo, all cushioned seating is in the cockpitYes
Interior Cushioned SeatingAbsolutely!YesYesYesAbsolutely!
Eye-to-Eye Underwater Viewing PodsNoSo close boat doesn’t need them.So close boat doesn’t need them.YesNo
Underwater HydrophoneNoNoNoYesNo
Mrs. Capt. Dave’s Triple Fudge BrowniesFor sure!Yes!Definitely!Absolutely!Without a doubt!
Micro-Museum of ArtifactsNoNoYesYesYes
Feel the Need for Speed?FastOur fastest boat.Leisurely, but still fast enough to see wildlife.FastVery fast.
Family Matters… Are there age restrictions?None8 years old and up, unless a private charter.None, especially fun for kids.None, especially fun for kids.None
The More You Know… Is it educational?Yes, marine wildlife naturalists on board.Yes, marine wildlife naturalists on board.Yes, marine wildlife naturalists on board.Yes, marine wildlife naturalists on board.Yes, marine wildlife naturalists on board.
Say Cheese!

How photo friendly are the boats?
Perfect for media productions looking for a fast yacht with experienced wildlife naturalists.Great for GoPro fans! (Yes, selfie sticks are allowed).Great for wildlife photography, though be careful with expensive electronics on the bow. A telephoto zoom lens for wildlife both close and farther away is a best bet.Great for wildlife photography, though be careful with expensive electronics on the bow. A telephoto zoom lens for wildlife both close and farther away is a best bet.Great for wildlife photography, though be careful with expensive electronics on the bow. A telephoto zoom lens for wildlife both close and farther away is a best bet.
Eco Friendly?Yes, vessel does only dolphin and whale watching. No fishing.Yes, vessel does only dolphin and whale watching. No fishing. Ideal for whale disentanglement.Yes, vessel does only dolphin and whale watching. No fishing.Yes, vessel does only dolphin and whale watching. No fishing.Yes, vessel does only dolphin and whale watching. No fishing. Ideal for whale disentanglement.
Safety First!U.S. Coast Guard certified.U.S. Coast Guard inspected and certified.U.S. Coast Guard inspected and certified.U.S. Coast Guard inspected and certified.U.S. Coast Guard inspected and certified.
Prices – Per Person Public TripsNot applicable90 minutes, per person:
$65, all ages



120 minutes, per person:
$95, all ages
2 and 1/2 hours, per person:

Adults: $65

Children, ages 1 – 12: $45

Infants, up to 12 months: $20
2 and 1/2 hours, per person:

Adults: $65

Children, ages 1 – 12: $45

Infants, up to 12 months: $20
2 and 1/2 hours, per person:

Adults & children, all ages: $65
Prices – Private Charters2 and 1/2 hours:
Sept.15 - May 15
$775 plus $125 gratuity

2 and 1/2 hours:
May 16 - Sept. 14
$1,350 plus $150 gratuity
90 minutes, up to 6 passengers:
$570 plus $50 gratuity

90 minutes, 7 to 12 passengers:
$780 plus $100 gratuity

120 minutes, up to 12 passengers:
$1,140 plus $125 gratuity
2 and 1/2 hours: $1,350 plus $150 gratuity2 and 1/2 hours: $2,790 plus $300 gratuity2 and 1/2 hours: $3,185 plus $330 gratuity
Prices – Ash Scatterings90 minutes: $810 plus $90 gratuity90 minutes:
6 passengers maximum
$570 plus $50 gratuity

90 minutes:
7-12 passengers
$780 plus $100 gratuity
75 minutes: $675 plus $75 gratuity

Each additional 30 minutes is $270 plus gratuity.
1 hour: $1,040 plus $120 gratuity

Each additional 30 minutes is $520 plus gratuity.
2 Hours: $2,790 plus $264 gratuity
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