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Marriage Proposal Ideas and Ways to Say “I Do” at Sea

The marriage proposal.  For something so important in your life, let Capt. Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari take some guesswork out of the equation so you can create the most memorable marriage proposal ideas and stunning backdrop for your most memorable day! A marriage proposal is made up of two of the smallest words,…

Where Can You See Blue Whales?

Summer is one of the most exciting seasons for Dana Point’s Whale Watching community. Summer means school’s out, and where can you see blue whales is widely dependent on what part of the ocean the krill is served up on the summer menu and most abundant. Warm summer months in Orange County bring out the…

What Weather is Best for Whale Watching?

Why should you book a whale watching trip in Dana Point? Over 275 days of sunshine each year earns Orange County the title for the best weather for whale watching. No matter what day you choose to go, it is likely you will be surrounded by sunshine and moderate whale watching weather. In our humble opinion, the best time…

Creating Eco Heroes at Home

“Does a whale have a belly button?” “Do ants yawn?” “Where does all of the trash go when it leaves our house?” Are these curious questions similar to those your little ones ask you? Or maybe YOU are the one who is interested in discovering more about the world around you and how you can…

What Does an Experienced Whale Watcher Have in Their Go Bag?

Did you just book a whale watching trip? And, are you already feeling excited about what you may see on your trip but aren’t sure what to bring on whale watching day? Experienced whale watchers anxiously await sighting their favorite animals and know rare sightings can happen at a moment’s notice. These feelings are one…

10 Things That Are Amazing About Blue Whales

Blue whales are unique because they are the largest animals on earth, live long lives, and have remarkable features. As the largest animal on earth, the blue whale is arguably the most fascinating of the great rorqual or baleen whales. As you read below, you will explore 10 amazing blue whale facts that will challenge the depth…

Top Ten Surprising Things About Whale Watching in Dana Point

On your upcoming Dana Point whale watching excursion, surprised faces are what you’ll see when more than 66,000 massive tons of pure power lunge out of the water. Our passengers have an up-close and personal look at a whale as it gracefully soars through the air. Booking a trip on a Dana Point whale watching excursion with Capt….

7 Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Day Gifts

Roses are red; violets are blue; what gift would your Valentine like to receive from you? Let us take the guesswork out of finding the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts for your loved ones. Keep reading to discover our top ocean-inspired Valentine’s Day gift ideas. 1. Take your special someone on a whale watching cruise! Love is always in…

What Does an Experienced Whale Watcher Have in Their Bag?

Did you just book a whale watching trip? And, are you already feeling excited about what you may see on your trip but aren’t sure what to bring on whale watching day? If you are ready to learn more about how to whale watch like a pro, then take a look at our list below of…

10 Things That Are Amazing About Humpback Whales

Humpback Whales are massive animals are capable of extraordinary feats of agility; they have vast migrations, traveling more than most other species on earth to find food and a partner and birth their young each year. Renowned for their acrobatic surface behaviors, Megaptera novaeangliae is considered the most sighted and widely studied baleen whale worldwide….

Winter Whale Watching Wonders Not to be Missed!

From dolphin and whale watching safaris, premiere Southern California Christmas boat parades, and a hometown holiday light exhibit that will have your social media accounts poppin’, check out our list of Southern California Christmas events not to miss list! Fun in the California sun this winter isn’t just saying – it’s the real deal and…

Whale Watching Tips for Kids

The sound of children’s laughter wafts through the open ocean air as the crest of the wave across the boat’s bow. Dolphins porpoise out of the water, and as the giant whale spouts can be seen in the distance, the sounds of children laughing, clapping, and cheering become infectious. Does this sound like an experience…

Gift an unforgettable dolphin and whale watching experience! With year-round whales, dolphins, sea lions, sharks, and more, any time is a great time for your recipient to enjoy their gift.

“Our experiences are a bigger part of ourselves than our material goods…” – Dr. Thomas Gilovich