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      Have you ever wanted to swim with dolphins? Have you wondered what it would be like to be close to dolphins, to be a part of their world and be one of their pod?

      There is a way you can be close free-swimming wild dolphins. A way you can be a part of their world and be one of the pod! Aboard Capt. Dave’s unique dolphin watching and whale watching high-tech catamaran sailboat, Manute’a, you can feel what it’s like swim with wild dolphins without getting wet!

      Manute’a features the world’s only Eye-to-Eye Underwater Viewing Pods. In the “Pods”, as they’re affectionately known, you can feel what it’s like to swim with dolphins and whales without ever stepping foot into the water. You’re surrounded by glass on both sides and you will be eye to eye with dolphins as they swim wild and free next to you. The Pods are large enough to accommodate two adults or three children at a time.

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      Dolphins are seen all year round off of Southern California, so anytime is a great time for swimming with dolphins! We have more dolphins per square mile than anywhere else in the world. Common dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, risso’s dolphins, and pacific white-sided dolphins are encountered our whale watching trips throughout the year. Visit Dana Point for mega-pods of dolphins, numbering up to 10,000! Learn more about the dolphins we see.


      We have daily dolphin and whale watching trips where you can feel what it’s like to swim with wild dolphins in our Eye-to-Eye Underwater Viewing Pods aboard Manute’a. Get more information about our daily whale watching trips, or, give us a call at 949-488-2828.

      One the surface, swim with the dolphins (SWTD) programs seem like a great way to be with dolphins. Swim with dolphin programs employ captive dolphins, not wild animals. In the wild, dolphins are extremely active, social, animals and can swim more than 40 miles a day. Learn why swim with dolphins program may not be such a great thing.