Capt. Dave's Blog

Valentine’s Day 2017 Whale Watching Specials

This Valentine’s Day, Tell Your Special Someone How Much You Care: “I Whale Always Love You”! And show your sweetie how much you appreciate them with a day of fun and a lifetime of cherished memories on dolphin and whale watching safari. We are seeing Gray Whales galore, including tiny calves! Humpback Whales, Fin Whales, and Minke Whales…

42nd Annual Dana Point Boat Parade of Lights

Dana Point Boat Parade of Lights

Looking for a fun way to celebrate the holidays? Need something to entertain out-of-town family and friends? We have the perfect solution! Join us at the 42nd annual Dana Point Harbor Boat Parade of Lights. Boat departs at 7:00 p.m. for a 90 minute excursion. Our vessels Lily and ORCA are available to privately charter with special…

Whale Gives Birth Next to Whale Watching Boat

Whale watchers had a breathtaking encounter on March 19, 2016 off the coast of Dana Point, California, when they witnessed a rarely seen False Killer Whale giving birth. Passengers aboard Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari’s catamaran watched in awe as members of a pod containing around 40 false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens),came up to…

Dolphins Stampede Off Dana Point, Calif.

Our whale watchers experienced a once in a lifetime thrill when hundreds of common dolphins, without warning or provocation, began porpoising at high speed out of the water. Often referred to as a dolphin stampede, this breathtaking behavior can happen at any time and without any apparent cause. Porpoising is the fastest mode of travel…

Valentine’s Day 2016 Weekend Whale Watching Specials

You’re Our #1 Crush! Whether your plans include an exciting afternoon with the family or a romantic evening with your sweetie, we’ve got your Valentine’s weekend covered! We are seeing Gray Whales galore, as many as 10 during a single safari! This above-average season has produced our third highest ever Gray Whale count in January….

Feed Rwanda Hope

On December 22, 2015 we celebrated 20 years of dolphin and whale watching in Dana Point by holding a special Christmas-themed meal packing, fundraiser and charitable raffle in Dana Point, CA. We call it a 20th Anniversary Party with a Purpose! Despite the very early hour and rain, hundreds of volunteers of all ages turned out at…