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Dana Point Activities in the Fall

Do the iconic images of leaves turning into saturated warm colors and the smell of cinnamon mixed with cloves and pumpkin spice-flavored lattes wafting about in the air signal the return of Fall in your mind? This autumn season brings forth comfortable temperatures and a hub of Dana Point activities for you to choose from, making fall activities…

How Big Are Baby Whales?

There’s nothing sweeter than seeing a mother whale and calf pair traveling together through the gorgeous ocean waters of Dana Point, California, the Dolphin and Whale Watching Capital of the World®. We love hearing the oooh’s and awe’s from passengers on our whale watching safari as whales gracefully breeze past the boats. When it comes to baby whale size we…

Pacific Airshow & Whale Watching

Diving, swooping, twisting, flipping, awe-dropping aerial tricks, and astounding leaps into the air… All of these acrobatics are behaviors that some dolphins and some whales can exhibit in the wild while we are on the water sightseeing out on a tour. This October, something else spectacular is being added to the spotlight and it is…

12 Interesting Facts About Whales

There are so many ‘whaley’ interesting facts about whales, we could talk about them all month long! The most amazing whale facts are the ones that not only broaden our knowledge of whales species as a whole but also expand people’s knowledge about these amazing creatures so that together, we can protect these magnificent mammals. Like all mammals,…

10 Amazing Facts About Dolphins

“No aquarium, no tank in a marine land, however spacious it may be, can begin to duplicate the conditions of the sea. And no dolphin who inhabits one of those aquariums or one of those marine lands can be considered normal.”~ Jacques Yves Cousteau Dolphins are part of an extraordinary group of toothed whales called Odontocetes….

9 Best Places to Eat in Dana Point

Whether you are visiting the Dana Point area and have a whole week or only a couple of hours to enjoy this spectacular Orange County hotspot, one “must-do” while you are here is to enjoy some of the best places to eat at local eateries in Dana Point, California. From local favorites to authentic Italian…

Where Do Whales Sleep?

One question we are often asked is “Where do whales sleep?” While the answer to this seemingly simple question sounds innocent, it’s more in-depth answer is one that helps to provide the world a better understanding of the whale species as a whole. It goes without saying that whales sleep in the ocean, but the…

Five Different Types of Dolphins in Dana Point

Did you know that all dolphins are whales but not all whales are dolphins? There are 49 different types of dolphins and porpoises and these species are grouped into six families. Let’s break it down: the largest with 38 members is the oceanic dolphin family; next is the porpoise family with seven members and there…

Dana Point Is The #1 Location For Whale Watching In The World. Here’s Why.

Does your desired Orange County activity include seeing a powerful Humpback Whale breach out of the water with its massive 40 ton body taking flight, sound like what you want to do in Dana Point? Any time a whale breaches out of the water, showcasing their robust and magnificent bodies, passengers “ooh” and “awe” and…

7 (Covid) Safe Activities To Do In Orange County

There is no better time to spend more time outdoors in Orange County. With COVID rules, regulations and face mask policies updating and changing frequently, you may be wondering what types of safe outdoor activities Orange County has to offer to make your vacation, staycation or day of fun with your family enjoying the beautiful…

5 Reasons Why Whale Watching Should Be On Your Summer Bucket List

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see what the biggest mammal on earth looks like in real life? What about how it would feel to be face to face with a species who travels one of the longest migratory patterns in the animal kingdom? Witnessing the plight of a whale’s arduous…

Dana Point is Officially the Dolphin and Whale Watching Capital of the World!

Dana Point Named First Whale Heritage Site in North America By ERIKA I. RITCHIE | [email protected] | Orange County Register In Dana Point, homes surround the Pacific Ocean like an amphitheater. It’s no wonder, much of the town’s character and its economy focuses on the ocean and the marine life that migrates past its doorstep for months on end…

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