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New Year’s Resolutions – A Cetacean Declaration for 2019

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Another year has swam by, and with the 2019 year shining brightly before us, we all look forward to that day when we can sit down and scribble away at our future goals and resolutions. With pen in hand, and a blank paper before us, we dream of our future six packs, rock solid diets,…

Why Do Experiences Make the Best Christmas Gifts?

Siblings wearing Santa hats on a boat

It’s that time of the year again! The time of year where you sport your favorite Santa sweater, the pair of tight toed booties you’ve been storing at the back of your closet, and that childlike grin you’ve been saving since your birthday. As the days inch closer to the most wonderful time of the…

Gratitude: 16 Things To Be Thankful For

Thankful, Grateful, Blessed Wording

With the holiday season in full swing, and Thanksgiving just right around the turkey coop, we all may be wondering how to better celebrate these beautiful autumn days. In addition to filling our bellies full of yummy fall favorites, and sporting our best-loved comfy sweaters, we can’t quite seem to satisfy that craving for something…

The 4th of July Holiday Guide

Fireworks in front of American Flag

From fireworks to fairs: 10 amazing ways to celebrate in Orange County.     There’s so many local options to choose from this 4th of July, which to do?  While some families might opt for the backyard BBQ rather than jostle with crowds, everyone agrees that there is just something about coming together with the…

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father's Day, Dad and son surfers on the beach

10 affordable Southern California experiences to share with Dad!   Whether you’re planning ahead or need a last minute Father’s Day gift idea, we’ve got you covered thoughtful, fun gifts for Father’s Day.  So for the man who snuck you that extra scoop of ice cream, told far too many Dad Jokes and always managed…

Top 10 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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This year, give experiences! If the idea of foraging in a local mall to find just the right gift for the woman who bathed you, fed you, supported you, (and bailed you out a few times) doesn’t appeal, you’re not alone.  Sure, parfum, electronic fitness bracelets and gluten-free truffles can fill the bill for some,…

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…