Capt. Dave's Blog

Whale Entanglement Part 1: How Whales Become Entangled

Gray Whale with Metal Frame Around Head

All across the globe, an extraordinary amount of marine mammals are cruising about our vast and incredible oceans. Although these majestic and graceful creatures migrate, feed, and dwell amid some of nature’s most pristine locations, a catastrophic occurrence is taking place beneath the surface of the swells. This heartbreaking happening is the devastating reality of…

14 Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Multiple blue hearts form the shape of a whale for Valentine's Day

Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a fresh bouquet of roses, a sparkling piece of jewelry, and your favorite colored teddy bear. These gifts and others have been given for hundreds of years in celebration of the famous holiday called Valentines. Although this day brings forth candy, companionship, cuddles, and kisses, it originally began back in…

Top 5 Reasons to Go Whale Watching

A humpback whale tail during Dana Point whale watching cruise

When looking for the best whale watching in California, one of our most frequently asked questions includes where one can take part in a whale watching near Los Angeles excursion. Finding the best whale watching in Southern California is a quest many are undergoing and we are elated to share some stellar good news with…

When is the “Best Time” to Go Whale Watching in Dana Point?

Blue whale next to 50-foot catamaran Manute'a

A dolphin and whale watching tour can be one of the most unique and unforgettable experiences, leading many to place such an excursion at the top of their bucket list. As plans come into play to make this dream a reality, a common question is “when is the best time for whale watching?” When is…

20 in ‘20: Our Twenty New Year’s Resolutions For 2020

Happy New Year 2020 on Beach Background

An incredible year and decade is behind us. With our hearts full of gratitude for the amazing experiences and memories we’ve shared with marine wildlife, passengers, and one another, we can’t help but look forward to the upcoming year with hope and happiness. As we head into 2020, we as a team at Captain Dave’s…

Go Green for the Holidays: How To Have An Eco-Friendly Christmas

Christmas gifts wrapped in recycled paper on wood background

The joy of the holiday season is at our doorstep and we couldn’t be more thrilled. With Christmas lights, lists, and love abounding, we look forward to the magical moments spent with loved ones near and far. This festive season has our hearts full of gratitude for the beautiful blessings in our life, including the…

Benefits of Gratitude Scientifically Proven: Giving Thanks Can Make You Happier

Sign on blue wood with writing that says Gratitude Changes Everything

In our world today, we are introduced, acquainted and bombarded with a multiplicity and slew of items, tasks, and ideas that vie for our attention and energy. From deadlines, diaper changing, and driving to pick up the kids from daycare, to getting ready for that big presentation at work and cutting back on water waste…

How Balloons in the Ocean Kill Marine Life

Dolphin Next to a Balloon in the Ocean

All around the globe, family members, friends, and folks gather together to commemorate loved ones in unique and special ways. These honorary remembrances can include activities such as reunions, BBQ’s, dinner parties, and even hoe-downs, but one festivity has become a popular activity that is resulting in far more than smiles, laughs, and memories. This…

Swim With Dolphins – Is It a Good Idea?

Bow riding common dolphin looks at photographer from underwater

When it comes to activities to take part in during your next weekend getaway, one may pull out their handy dandy bucket list and explore the bright colored bullet points that have been building up since New Year’s. Whether you’re young, single, retired, or trekking about with a truck full of tykes and looking for…

Why It’s Important To Connect With Nature

Blue whale surfaces in front of whale watchers near Dana Point, CA

On our planet today, we are blessed to be surrounded by an incredible ambiance of beauty.  From oceans, hillsides, rivers, streams, mountain tops, and vibrant green vistas, we share space with some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes that one could imagine. Although many of these remarkable views are right outside our front door, an alarming…