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!
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More Fun from Captain Dave
Give the gift of an unforgettable dolphin and whale watching experience! With year-round whales, dolphins, sea lions, and more, anytime is a great time for your recipient to enjoy their gift.
Our new escape room on a boat. Safe & private game! Break into Lily, a real working boat, and save baby dolphins. Immersive, high-tech escape room experience for up to 6 players.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) & Super-Safe Safari Updates
You deserve a safe trip on an uncrowded boat. We have always practiced social distancing, and now to keep people safe, we are offering more space than ever.
Super-Safe Safaris = No Cattle Boats, No Crowds. Never Have. Never Will.
We have created a special page to keep you informed of the latest information and how it relates to our Super-Safe Safari whale watching cruises.
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 Whale Watching Adventures 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 Southern California, we offer year-round boat tours and educational whale watching field trips for an ocean adventure you’ll never forget.
Join us for an exciting Dolphin & Whale Watching Tour 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 boat 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 the special touches that make us one of the best whale watching tours in Southern California, and it’s what keeps our customers come back again-and-again!
See What Sets Us Apart By Booking Your High-Seas Adventure Today!
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” — All without getting wet!
Instill an even deeper love and appreciation for ocean creatures by joining us for the annual Dana Point Festival of Whales or discover our other whale watching tours in Southern California like our wildlife-intensive Whale Geek Safari or luxury private yacht Orca charter tour! No matter which one you choose, we promise you’ll have 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 Southern California doesn’t get any better than Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari in Dana Point — the dolphin and Whale Watching Capital® of the world! Contact us for more information and book your unforgettable adventure today!