Get within arm’s reach of wildlife on our fast and fun dolphin & whale watching zodiac, FAST CAT. Intimate trips with up to 12 passengers. VERY low to the water & GoPro friendly
You’ve never experienced anything like this. Our exclusive underwater glass viewing pods put you face to face with some of the largest creatures on earth! Book your seat today!
- 2 ½ Hours Duration 2 ½ Hours
- All Ages Ages All Ages
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Dana Point is the Dolphin and Whale Watching Capital of the World!®
Whale, Hello There!
Dana Point's highest rated whale watching adventure on TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Google.
Embark on the Journey of a Lifetime with a Whale Watching Adventure in Dana Point
Have you ever dreamed of getting up close and personal with a blue whale or being eye to eye with a dolphin? Now you can make your dreams a reality with Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari in Dana Point! One of the highest-rated whale watching companies in California, we offer year-round boat tours and educational experiences for an ocean adventure you’ll never forget.
Join us for an exciting Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari aboard Manute’a, our high-speed catamaran sailboat, or get your adrenaline pumping with a cruise in the Fast Cat on our Zodiac Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari. Whether you’ll be joining us for a public tour or private charter, you can always expect exceptional, personalized service. You’ll even be treated to one of Mrs. Captain Dave’s famous brownies as our way of saying thanks. It’s no wonder our customers come back again and again!
The Largest Variety of Marine Mammals
On your Dana Point whale watching tour, you’ll want to keep your eyes open and your camera ready because we regularly see a wide range of other marine animals too. This includes seals, sea lions, sharks, sea turtles, local marine birds, jellyfish, and much, much more!
While we do see dolphins and whales on more than 95% of our tours, our large marine friends occasionally decide to take the day off. Don’t worry if this happens! We will provide you with another tour within the year—totally free of charge!
Fun for the Whole Family
If you’ve got kids, teens, or even babies, you can go ahead and bring them on board with you for your whale watching tour in Dana Point. Most of our large catamarans are suitable for children of all ages and offer an experience that your little ones are unlikely to forget.
Complement their wildlife experience with a visit to our on-board micro-museum! They will have the chance to see dolphin and whale artifacts and you can accompany them to our exclusive underwater viewing pods where they can “swim with the dolphins”, without getting wet!
Instill an even deeper love and appreciation for ocean creatures by joining us for the annual Festival of Whales or suggest a Dana Point whale watching Field Trip for students at your kids’ school. With hands-on learning and a supporting 5-day curriculum, the children will be taught important topics like biology and conservation while having a whale of a time!
Join us for the Highest-Rated Whale-Watching Adventure Today!
Boasting the highest ratings on TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Google, whale watching in California doesn’t get any better than Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari at Dana Point—the dolphin and whale watching capital® of the world. Contact us for more information and book your adventure today to go whale watching in Dana Point!