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      Private Charters

      Fully Customized, From Stem to Stern

      Private Charters

      Fully Customized, From Stem to Stern

      Let us help you design the perfect charter!

      How are private charters different from boat rentals and regular trips?

      A private boat charter is similar to a boat rental, except with a charter, you don’t have to worry about operating and cleaning the vessel. We do all the work while you sit back and relax!

      Private charters also allow for customization not provided on our public whale watching trips. Our charter coordinator will work with you one-on-one to arrange the perfect adventure for your group or family.

      Private boat charters are a great choice for family reunions, birthdays, anniversaries, or other special occasions, casual gatherings, as well as corporate functions, team building, and professional media productions. We offer multiple vessels for an unforgettable excursion on the ocean.

      #1 Outdoor Activity in Dana Point on TripAdvisor.

      We won’t just meet your expectations, we will exceed them!

      Please call us to arrange your charter: 949.488.2828

      Ready to customize your charter?

      To begin, you’ll want to consider two questions:

      1. How many guests will you have? (Tip: be sure to include any infants or young children in your overall count.)

      2. What is your preferred itinerary? (Tip: if you’re unsure, please don’t hesitate to contact us.)

      Next, lets look at itinerary suggestions.

      (Based on your total number of guests.)

      2 to 6 Passengers

      Possible charter itineraries:

      Humpback whale approaches whale watching passengers

      Get up close & personal, year-round, with the amazing dolphins and whales of Southern California. Capt. Dave’s is the highest rated whale watch in Orange County.

      Charter Rates:

      ORCA, 2.5 hours:
      Sept. 15 – May 15
      $775 plus $125 gratuity

      ORCA, 2.5 hours:
      May 16 – Sept. 14
      $1,350 plus $150 gratuity

      High speed zodiac whale watching boat

      If “fast” and “fun” are more than just words to you, but a way of life, then a private charter aboard our rigid hull inflatable catamaran FAST CAT is for you!

      After a short jaunt through Dana Point Harbor and around the jetty, hold on to your hat, because you’re in for an exhilarating ride! Your Captain will show you as many different types of marine life as possible, from giant whales that dwarf the boat to unforgettable dolphins that may come within inches of your finger tips.

      With Fast Cat’s low, almost-to-the-waterline view of the animals, you won’t just be watching whales, you will be immersed in their world.

      Charter Rates:

      FAST CAT, 90 minutes:
      $570 plus $50 gratuity

      FAST CAT, 2 Hours:
      $1,140 plus $125 gratuity

      Gray whale spy-hopping at Laguna Beach

      Explore the pristine beaches, hidden coves, and unique architecture of Laguna Beach from your own private boat! And, of course, dolphins and whales can be seen, too!

      Our naturalist will give you a guided tour of the exquisite Laguna Beach coast, showing you celebrity homes, famous beaches, and more. During the months of April and May it is not uncommon to view Gray Whale mothers and calves in the surf, just a few feet away from beachgoers.

      Charter Rates:

      ORCA, 2.5 hours:
      Sept. 15 – May 15
      $775 plus $125 gratuity

      ORCA, 2.5 hours:
      May 16 – Sept. 14
      $1,350 plus $150 gratuity

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      We’ll help you arrange an unforgettable ocean excursion with your loved one. Our romantic excursions can include optional champagne and roses.

      ORCA, 2.5 hours:
      Sept. 15 – May 15
      $775 plus $125 gratuity

      ORCA, 2.5 hours:
      May 16 – Sept. 14
      $1,350 plus $150 gratuity

      Optional champagne and roses:
      $120

      Blue whale tail at sunset

      A sunset cruise is great way to impress employees, colleagues, or a special client, as well as for casual gatherings of friends and family.

      Your guests can enjoy a glass of wine and platters of cheese and fresh fruit while the boat exits the harbor and heads out into open waters. We’ll cruise along the scenic coast of Orange County looking for whales, dolphins, and any other sea life.

      Charter Rates:

      ORCA, 2.5 hours:
      Sept. 15 – May 15
      $775 plus $125 gratuity

      ORCA, 2.5 hours:
      May 16 – Sept. 14
      $1,350 plus $150 gratuity

      Optional wine, fruit & cheese appetizers:
      $150

      Catalina Island (c) Kitleong | Dreamstime.com

      Privately charter one of our motor vessels for a one-day getaway to the romantic and historic island of Santa Catalina.

      Tip: Depart early in the morning to ensure a smooth and quick ride to the island.

      Travel time varies, though it typically takes around 3 hours. Upon arrival at the quaint town of Avalon, you can take a stroll along boardwalk, explore the shops and beaches, and grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants. You’ll have about 3 hours ashore before we cruise back home to Dana Point Harbor.

      While traveling to and from Catalina Island there will be opportunities to view magnificent whales and pods of wild dolphins.

      Charter Rates:

      ORCA, 9 to 10 hours:
      $4,050 plus $400 gratuity

      7 to 12 Passengers

      Possible charter itineraries:

      Humpback whale approaches whale watching passengers

      Get up close & personal, year-round, with the amazing dolphins and whales of Southern California. Capt. Dave’s is the highest rated whale watch in Orange County.

      Charter Rates:

      FAST CAT, 90 minutes:
      $780 plus $100 gratuity

      FAST CAT, 2 hours:
      $1,140 plus $125 gratuity

      High speed zodiac whale watching boat

      If “fast” and “fun” are more than just words to you, but a way of life, then a private charter aboard our rigid hull inflatable catamaran FAST CAT is for you!

      After a short jaunt through Dana Point Harbor and around the jetty, hold on to your hat, because you’re in for an exhilarating ride! Your Captain will show you as many different types of marine life as possible, from giant whales that dwarf the boat to unforgettable dolphins that may come within inches of your finger tips.

      With Fast Cat’s low, almost-to-the-waterline view of the animals, you won’t just be watching whales, you will be immersed in their world.

      Charter Rates:

      FAST CAT, 90 minutes:
      $780 plus $100 gratuity

      FAST CAT, 2 hours:
      $1,140 plus $125 gratuity

      Gray whale spy-hopping at Laguna Beach

      Explore the pristine beaches, hidden coves, and unique architecture of Laguna Beach from your own private boat! And, of course, dolphins and whales can be seen, too!

      Our naturalist will give you a guided tour of the exquisite Laguna Beach coast, showing you celebrity homes, famous beaches, and more. During the months of April and May it is not uncommon to view Gray Whale mothers and calves in the surf, just a few feet away from beachgoers.

      Charter Rates:

      FAST CAT, 90 minutes:
      $780 plus $100 gratuity

      FAST CAT, 2 hours:
      $1,140 plus $125 gratuity

      Up to 20 Passengers

      Possible charter itineraries:

      Humpback whale approaches whale watching passengers

      Get up close & personal, year-round, with the amazing dolphins and whales of Southern California. Capt. Dave’s is the highest rated whale watch in Orange County.

      Charter Rates:

      DOLPHINSAFARI, 2.5 hours:
      $1,350 plus $150 gratuity

      Gray whale spy-hopping at Laguna Beach

      Explore the pristine beaches, hidden coves, and unique architecture of Laguna Beach from your own private boat! And, of course, dolphins and whales can be seen, too!

      Our naturalist will give you a guided tour of the exquisite Laguna Beach coast, showing you celebrity homes, famous beaches, and more. During the months of April and May it is not uncommon to view Gray Whale mothers and calves in the surf, just a few feet away from beachgoers.

      Charter Rates:

      DOLPHINSAFARI, 2.5 hours:
      $1,350 plus $150 gratuity

      Engagement Ring (c) Katalinks | Dreamstime.com

      Looking for a perfect way to propose?

      Want a memorable way to celebrate an anniversary?

      We’ll help you arrange an unforgettable ocean excursion with your loved one. Our romantic excursions can include optional champagne and roses.

      Charter Rates:

      DOLPHINSAFARI, 2.5 hours:
      $1,350 plus $150 gratuity

      Optional champagne and roses:
      $20 per person, with a $150 minimum 

      Passengers up close with large sunfish

      Our charter coordinator will help you arrange the perfect corporate outing. Whether it’s a gift to employees or a team building exercise, your “crew” are sure to have a “fintastic” time!

      Charter Rates:

      DOLPHINSAFARI, 2.5 hours:
      $1,350 plus $150 gratuity

      A private charter aboard one of our most unique catamarans is a great way to celebrate any special occasion! From stunning coastline views to incredible wildlife encounters, your special charter is sure to be unforgettable.

      Charter Rates:

      DOLPHINSAFARI, 2.5 hours:
      $1,350 plus $150 gratuity

      Optional professional photographer:
      Capture photos and video memories of your trip.  $500 

      Up to 49 Passengers

      Possible charter itineraries:

      Humpback whale approaches whale watching passengers

      Get up close & personal, year-round, with the amazing dolphins and whales of Southern California. Capt. Dave’s is the highest rated whale watch in Orange County.

      Charter Rates:

      MANUTE’A, 2.5 hours:
      $2,790 plus $300 gratuity

      LILY, 2.5 hours:
      $3,185 plus $330 gratuity

      Manute'a under sail with dolphins

      A “sail with the whales” private sailing charter offers two popular Southern California activities in one: sailing and whale watching!

      For this private charter itinerary, we’ll shut down the engines so you can enjoy the peace and quiet that comes with sailing. And no other sailboat has been specially outfitted like Manute’a for dolphin and whale watching. We can combine the best of both worlds for the perfect Dana Point sailing charter.

      Charter Rates:

      MANUTE’A, 2.5 hours:
      $2,790 plus $300 gratuity

      Gray whale spy hop at Laguna Beach

      Explore the pristine beaches, hidden coves, and unique architecture of Laguna Beach from your own private boat! And, of course, dolphins and whales can be seen, too!

      Our naturalist will give you a guided tour of the exquisite Laguna Beach coast, showing you celebrity homes, famous beaches, and more. During the months of April and May it is not uncommon to view Gray Whale mothers and calves in the surf, just a few feet away from beachgoers.

      Charter Rates:

      MANUTE’A, 2.5 hours:
      $2,790 plus $300 gratuity

      LILY, 2.5 hours:
      $3,185 plus $330 gratuity

      Engagement Ring (c) Katalinks | Dreamstime.com

      Looking for a perfect way to propose?

      Want a memorable way to celebrate an anniversary?

      We’ll help you arrange an unforgettable ocean excursion with your loved one. Our romantic excursions can include optional champagne and roses.

      Charter Rates:

      MANUTE’A, 2.5 hours:
      $2,790 plus $300 gratuity

      LILY, 2.5 hours:
      $3,185 plus $330 gratuity

      Optional champagne and roses:
      $20 per person, with a $150 minimum 

      Blue whale tail at sunset

      A sunset cruise is great way to impress employees, colleagues, or a special client, as well as for casual gatherings of friends and family.

      Your guests can enjoy a glass of wine and platters of cheese and fresh fruit while the boat exits the harbor and heads out into open waters. We’ll cruise along the scenic coast of Orange County looking for whales, dolphins, and any other sea life.

      Charter Rates:

      MANUTE’A, 2.5 hours:
      $2,790 plus $300 gratuity

      LILY, 2.5 hours:
      $3,185 plus $330 gratuity

      Optional wine, fruit & cheese appetizers:
      $20 per person, with $150 minimum

      Catalina Island (c) Kitleong | Dreamstime.com

      Privately charter one of our motor vessels for a one-day getaway to the romantic and historic island of Santa Catalina.

      Tip: Depart early in the morning to ensure a smooth and quick ride to the island.

      Travel time varies, though it typically takes around 3 hours. Upon arrival at the quaint town of Avalon, you can take a stroll along boardwalk, explore the shops and beaches, and grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants. You’ll have about 3 hours ashore before we cruise back home to Dana Point Harbor.

      While traveling to and from Catalina Island there will be opportunities to view magnificent whales and pods of wild dolphins.

      Charter Rates:

      LILY, 9 to 10 hours:
      $9,600 plus $750 gratuity

      Passengers get up close with large mola mola

      Our charter coordinator will help you arrange the perfect corporate outing. Whether it’s a gift to employees or a team building exercise, your “crew” are sure to have a “fintastic” time!

      Charter Rates:

      MANUTE’A, 2.5 hours:
      $2,790 plus $300 gratuity

      LILY, 2.5 hours:
      $3,185 plus $330 gratuity

      A private charter aboard one of our most unique catamarans is a great way to celebrate any special occasion! From stunning coastline views to incredible wildlife encounters, your special charter is sure to be unforgettable.

      Charter Rates:

      MANUTE’A, 2.5 hours:
      $2,790 plus $300 gratuity

      LILY, 2.5 hours:
      $3,185 plus $330 gratuity

      Optional professional photographer:
      Capture photos and video memories of your trip. $500

      Up to 98 Passengers

      Possible charter itineraries:

      Humpack whale approaches whale watching passengers

      Get up close & personal, year-round, with the amazing dolphins and whales of Southern California. Capt. Dave’s is the highest rated whale watch in Orange County.

      Charter Rates:

      To accommodate 50 to 98 guests you’ll need the following two boats.

      MANUTE’A, 2.5 hours:
      $2,790 plus $300 gratuity

      LILY, 2.5 hours:
      $3,185 plus $330 gratuity

      gray whale spy hop at Laguna Beach

      Explore the pristine beaches, hidden coves, and unique architecture of Laguna Beach from your own private boat! And, of course, dolphins and whales can be seen, too!

      Our naturalist will give you a guided tour of the exquisite Laguna Beach coast, showing you celebrity homes, famous beaches, and more. During the months of April and May it is not uncommon to view Gray Whale mothers and calves in the surf, just a few feet away from beachgoers.

      Charter Rates:

      To accommodate 50 to 98 guests you’ll need the following two boats.

      MANUTE’A, 2.5 hours:
      $2,790 plus $300 gratuity

      LILY, 2.5 hours:
      $3,185 plus $330 gratuity

      Engagement Ring (c) Katalinks | Dreamstime.com

      Looking for a perfect way to propose?

      Want a memorable way to celebrate an anniversary?

      We’ll help you arrange an unforgettable ocean excursion with your loved one. Our romantic excursions can include optional champagne and roses.

      Charter Rates:

      To accommodate 50 to 98 guests you’ll need the following two boats.

      MANUTE’A, 2.5 hours:
      $2,790 plus $300 gratuity

      LILY, 2.5 hours:
      $3,185 plus $330 gratuity

      Optional champagne and roses:
      $20 per person, with a $150 minimum 

      Blue whale tail at sunset

      A sunset cruise is great way to impress employees, colleagues, or a special client, as well as for casual gatherings of friends and family.

      Your guests can enjoy a glass of wine and platters of cheese and fresh fruit while the boat exits the harbor and heads out into open waters. We’ll cruise along the scenic coast of Orange County looking for whales, dolphins, and any other sea life.

      Charter Rates:

      To accommodate 50 to 98 guests you’ll need the following two boats.

      MANUTE’A, 2.5 hours:
      $2,790 plus $300 gratuity

      LILY, 2.5 hours:
      $3,185 plus $330 gratuity

      Optional wine, fruit & cheese appetizers:
      $20 per person, with $150 minimum

      Passengers get up close with large mola mola

      Our charter coordinator will help you arrange the perfect corporate outing. Whether it’s a gift to employees or a team building exercise, your “crew” are sure to have a “fintastic” time!

      Charter Rates:

      To accommodate 50 to 98 guests you’ll need the following two boats.

      MANUTE’A, 2.5 hours:
      $2,790 plus $300 gratuity

      LILY, 2.5 hours:
      $3,185 plus $330 gratuity

      A private charter aboard one of our most unique catamarans is a great way to celebrate any special occasion! From stunning coastline views to incredible wildlife encounters, your special charter is sure to be unforgettable.

      Charter Rates:

      To accommodate 50 to 98 guests you’ll need the following two boats.

      MANUTE’A, 2.5 hours:
      $2,790 plus $300 gratuity

      LILY, 2.5 hours:
      $3,185 plus $330 gratuity

      Optional professional photographer:
      Capture photos and video memories of your trip. $500

      Up to 118 Passengers

      Possible charter itineraries:

      Humpback whale approaches whale watching passengers

      Get up close & personal, year-round, with the amazing dolphins and whales of Southern California. Capt. Dave’s is the highest rated whale watch in Orange County.

      Charter Rates:

      To accommodate 99 to 118 guests you’ll need the following three boats.

      DOLPHINSAFARI, 2.5 hours:
      $1,350 plus $150 gratuity

      MANUTE’A, 2.5 hours:
      $2,790 plus $300 gratuity

      LILY, 2.5 hours:
      $3,185 plus $330 gratuity

      gray whale spy hop at Laguna Beach

      Explore the pristine beaches, hidden coves, and unique architecture of Laguna Beach from your own private boat! And, of course, dolphins and whales can be seen, too!

      Our naturalist will give you a guided tour of the exquisite Laguna Beach coast, showing you celebrity homes, famous beaches, and more. During the months of April and May it is not uncommon to view Gray Whale mothers and calves in the surf, just a few feet away from beachgoers.

      Charter Rates:

      To accommodate 99 to 118 guests you’ll need the following three boats.

      DOLPHINSAFARI, 2.5 hours:
      $1,350 plus $150 grauity

      MANUTE’A, 2.5 hours:
      $2,790 plus $300 gratuity

      LILY, 2.5 hours:
      $3,185 plus $330 gratuity

      Engagement Ring (c) Katalinks | Dreamstime.com

      Looking for a perfect way to propose?

      Want a memorable way to celebrate an anniversary?

      We’ll help you arrange an unforgettable ocean excursion with your loved one. Our romantic excursions can include optional champagne and roses.

      Charter Rates:

      To accommodate 99 to 118 guests you’ll need the following three boats.

      DOLPHINSAFARI, 2.5 hours:
      $1,350 plus $150 gratuity

      MANUTE’A, 2.5 hours:
      $2,790 plus $300 gratuity

      LILY, 2.5 hours:
      $3,185 plus $330 gratuity

      Optional champagne and roses:
      $20 per person, with a $150 minimum

      Passengers get up close with large mola mola

      Our charter coordinator will help you arrange the perfect corporate outing. Whether it’s a gift to employees or a team building exercise, your “crew” are sure to have a “fintastic” time!

      Charter Rates:

      To accommodate 99 to 118 guests you’ll need the following three boats.

      DOLPHINSAFARI, 2.5 hours:
      $1,350 plus $150 gratuity

      MANUTE’A, 2.5 hours:
      $2,790 plus $300 gratuity

      LILY, 2.5 hours:
      $3,185 plus $330 gratuity

      A private charter aboard one of our most unique catamarans is a great way to celebrate any special occasion! From stunning coastline views to incredible wildlife encounters, your special charter is sure to be unforgettable.

      Charter Rates:

      To accommodate 99 to 118 guests you’ll need the following three boats.

      DOLPHINSAFARI, 2.5 hours:
      $1,350 plus $150 gratuity

      MANUTE’A, 2.5 hours:
      $2,790 plus $300 gratuity

      LILY, 2.5 hours:
      $3,185 plus $330 gratuity

      Optional professional photographer:
      Capture photos and video memories of your trip. $500

      Customize your charter with optional refreshments!

      Snacks and beverages, including water, soft drinks, beer, and wine can be added to any private charter except for those on FAST CAT. Ask your charter coordinator for more information.

      Ready to book? Have questions? Call us! 949.488.2828

      Capt. Dave’s Boats

      A brief look at each of our five vessels, all of which are available for private charters.

      Manute’a

      Maximum passenger capacity: 49 guests

      Length: 50 feet

      Boat Type: Sailboat Catamaran

      Hailed by many passengers as “better than Disneyland”, Manute’a is the most unique whale watching boat in the world. A private boat charter to view the scenic Southern California coastline and incredible year-round wildlife will surely wow your guests of any age.

      Manute’a features our exclusive two Eye-to-Eye Underwater Viewing Pods, so you can feel what it’s like to swim with dolphins and whales underwater without getting wet. She also offers a research-quality underwater hydrophone to hear the dolphins, three Eye-Spy Dolphin Tram Nets, a micro-museum of whale and dolphin artifacts, plus a huge cockpit with ample seating, and two bathrooms. Manute’a is operated by our professional crew of three.

      Contact us about chartering Manute’a!

      Please include information such as preferred date.

      4 + 7 =

      Catamaran Manute'a surrounded by a dophin stampede

      Lily

      Maximum passenger capacity: 49 guests

      Length: 62 feet

      Boat Type: Power Catamaran

      Lily is our luxury power catamaran perfect for upscale boat charters such as evening cruises, corporate functions, and daytime coastal cruises and whale watching.

      Guests will enjoy cruising in luxury with a beautifully appointed cabin, climate-controlled pilothouse, shaded upper sundeck, and spacious bow, all with cushioned seating. A fully equipped galley with spacious a counter top is great for all types of catering. The upper sundeck and bow both feature rails enclosed with Lexan® glass for wind protection. You can see dolphins and whales underwater with our underwater bow camera. A life-size common dolphin, micro-museum of whale and dolphin artifacts, and stunning photographic art throughout the boat immerse passengers in the world of dolphins and whales. Lily is operated by our professional crew of three.

      Contact us about chartering Lily!

      Please include information such as preferred date.

      10 + 12 =

      Catamaran Lily with Catalina Island in the background

      DolphinSafari

      Maximum passenger capacity: 24 guests

      Length: 35 feet

      Boat Type: Sailboat Catamaran

      This catamaran is the original pride of our fleet and remains a crew and passenger favorite. With a comfortable capacity of about 20 passengers, DolphinSafari provides an intimate private boat charter experience. If you have a few children in your group then we are Coast Guard certified for up to 24 passengers. Her specially designed bow with Eye-Spy Dolphin Net is so close to the water that you can sometimes touch the animals! It’s almost like being on a kayak. DolphinSafari also has cushioned seating in the cockpit and a restroom.

      Contact us about chartering DolphinSafari!

      Please include information such as preferred date.

      8 + 12 =

      Catamaran DolphinSafari with 2 Gray Whales

      ORCA

      Maximum passenger capacity: 6 guests

      Length: 38 feet

      Boat Type: Motor Yacht

      ORCA is perfect for private boat charters with groups of six or less. Whether you have a special occasion such as a birthday or marriage proposal, or, just want to enjoy a fun afternoon of whale watching and sight seeing, our luxury motor yacht offers all the amenities. ORCA is also perfect for movie and television productions. Features include a fast cruising speed, beautiful interior with ample seating, two staterooms, two bathrooms, and fully appointed galley. You’ll enjoy panoramic views while comfortably seated in the fully enclosed bridge or the refreshing ocean air on the aft deck. This vessel is operated by our professional crew of two.

      Contact us about chartering ORCA!

      Please include information such as preferred date.

      11 + 11 =

      Capt. Dave's luxury motor vessel, ORCA

      Fast Cat

      Maximum passenger capacity: 12 guests

      Length: 24 feet

      Boat Type: Rigid Hull Inflatable Catamaran

      Fast Cat is turbo-charged for fun! With speeds up to 30 knots, your charter will spend less time looking for animals and more time with them for a shorter, faster whale watch. The special wide, rectangular bow area is perfect for dolphin viewing as they bow ride within arm’s reach.

      Fast Cat has added features like custom seating, large t-top sunshade, and more. This vessel is the first and only U.S. Coast Guard inspected rigid hull inflatable boat, (RHIB), in Orange County.

      Contact us about chartering Fast Cat!

      Please include information such as preferred date.

      9 + 1 =

      Overhead view of zodiac whale watching boat Fast Cat

      Watch highlights from some of our safaris!

      Private Charter Reviews

      We called with short notice inquiring about a private tour. Everyone we spoke with was extremely accommodating and they made it happen in less than 24 hours. The crew on Dolphin Safari was great – the trip was educational, exciting and memorable! We understood there were no guarantees for sightings of any kind, but were pleasantly surprised to experience a large humpback whale. A very large tour boat with a bunch of people on board rolled in to see the whale and then rolled back out after just a couple of minutes. Perhaps because we were on a smaller boat, the whale hung around us for a while and we got to see the whale surface multiple times, roll and expose its flippers, and at one point it seemed curious enough that it swam right under the boat. Our crew was respectful of the whale, while at the same time providing us ample opportunity to experience its behavior. I can’t emphasize enough that the private tour on a smaller boat was worth every penny. If you can’t afford that route, I would still recommend this company as every aspect of their service – and respect for the animals – was top notch. I give them my highest recommendation. – Via TripAdvisor katestake

      I can’t thank Shannon, Captain Peter and Mike! We saw 3-4 separate whales numerous times and Captain Peter and Mike were the best guides ever. The little boat is amazing because you can get so close to the whales(within feet), get wet and face to face with the dolphins! All the adults were acting like five year olds, point, laughing and have the best trip ever. My wife has wanted to see a whale for years and is usually intimidated by the ocean. She never left the front of the boat and let the water splash her as we circled the whales, We will be annual private charter guests for sure! Mark and Captain Peter are very experienced and knowledgeable on the whales and really make the trip yours and personal! You can feel there passion for the whales!

      As a side note, we have 18 people on a private charter, and 12 of those people are local to Dana Point and have been on other tours with other companies in Newport and Dana Point on larger boats. All of them said they have never seen so many whales, and hands down agree this smaller boat makes it’s a very intimate and educational because of the ability to get close to them at water level. Enjoy. – Via TripAdvisor

      Jason S.