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Special Safaris

Get ’em while they’re “hot”…

these “limited edition” trips don’t happen every day!

Manute'a sailing while surrounded by a big pod of dolphins

Sail with the Whales

November 11, 2017

Our new three hour safari aboard our popular catamaran sailboat Manute’a offers two popular Southern California boating activities combined into one: sailing and whale watching!

Decorated and lighted boats in Dana Point Harbor

Boat Parade of Lights 2017

December 8, 9, 15, 16

Grab your Santa hat and join us for holiday fun and festivities at Dana Point Harbor’s annual Boat Parade of Lights. This magical light show on the water is family friendly and a great way to celebrate the holidays with out-of-town guests.

Collage of Dana Point sunset, dolphins, breaching whale, full moon

Sunset Safari

Occurs monthly.

With the setting sun as a breathtaking backdrop, you’ll enjoy a glass of wine or beer while viewing Orange County’s amazing dolphins, whales, and marine life during our popular 2 and 1/2-hour sunset trip.

View of Catalina Island and Avalon Harbor

Catalina Island Safari

Next cruise date TBD

Join Capt. Dave for a “mini cruise” to Catalina Island and the picturesque town of Avalon. With weather still warm and pleasant, yet fewer crowds, October is a great month to explore the island.

Breaching gray whale in foreground, whale fluke and Dana Point headlands in background

Festival of Whales

March 3 – 4 and 10 – 11, 2018

47 years ago the Dana Point Festival of Whales began as an annual community celebration of migrating gray whales. Numerous fun activities take place including, of course, whale watching!

Fireworks over American Flag

July 4th Fireworks

Held annually in July.

Observe our nation’s birthday and Dana Point Harbor’s spectacular fireworks display from the unbeatable view aboard one of Capt. Dave’s boats. Public trips and private charters are available.

Tall ship under sail in front of Dana Point

Tall Ships Festival Trips

Held annually in September.

Ahoy matey! View historic tall ships under sail and at sea while they participate in mock cannon battles. Limited-time safaris are available throughout the Dana Point Tall Ships Festival weekend.

Juvenile great white shark

Shark Safari

Next safari date TBD

A chance to get up close and personal with some of the fiercest predators of the sea. Availability of Shark Safaris are dependent on current shark sightings.