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April 1, 2020: Due to Governor Newsom’s ‘stay at home’ guidelines we are temporarily closed until April 15. We will re-open sooner if safe to do so.
Although whale watching trips and private charters are not currently available, you can still enjoy Mrs. Capt. Dave’s famous Triple Fudge Brownies from the comfort of home. Buy a 6-pack of her individually wrapped brownies.
To our Capt. Dave’s Family and Friends,
We consider you part of our family and your safety remains our highest priority. We wanted to reach out and share a few of the steps we are taking for you, our customer.
We are in the business of serving people and in the midst of this coronavirus outbreak it’s important that we give you as much flexibility as possible when planning and enjoying your upcoming Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari.
To that end, here is what we have been doing as part our regular procedures to ensure your health and wellness:
Before and in-between trips, vessels’ surface areas and all rails are thoroughly wiped with bleach-containing products.
Our Dolphin Deck check-in area and tables, counters, and rails are completely cleaned as well.
UPDATE March 19, 2020: due to recent guidelines set forth by the Governor of California, we’re temporarily closed until March 31.
We have reduced the maximum passenger capacity to just 10 guests on our Dolphin & Whale Signature Safari to give our already very spacious vessels even more room for each guest. Our zodiac whale watching cruises will also have reduced passenger capacities.
Current guest capacities on public cruises:
“Manute’a” – 10 (usually 49)
“Lily” – 10 (usually 49)
“Fast Cat” – 6 (usually 11)
“DolphinSafari.com” – 10 (usually 20)
To give you the greatest flexibility, when you book any trip with us now through March 31, 2020, you can change it for free over the next 12 months – any trip, open or private charter.
If you are already booked, we will gladly allow you to reschedule your trips with us as long as you notify us more than 24 hours prior to trip time.
According to the CDC, the health risk for a majority of people in the United States is thought to be low. And there are currently no travel advisories for California.
Effective March 20, 2020 Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered everyone in California to stay home to slow the spread of coronavirus.
Visitors and residents should follow the same common-sense precautions – frequent hand washing, avoidance of sick people, etc. – that they would with the traditional flu. Older adults and people with chronic health conditions or compromised immune systems should follow detailed CDPH recommendations to protect themselves.
NBC4 news recently released a story that SoCal’s Warm Climate Could Slow Spread of Coronavirus.
We are continuing to monitor the situation as it evolves and follow all guidelines established by the CDC, WHO, and local government agencies.
Being on the ocean, exposed to Vitamin D and negative ions is the one of the better immune-building activities you can engage in. Research supports that exposure to negative ions can promote antimicrobial activity, can have an activating influence on some body systems and cognitive performance, and can reduce symptoms of depression for some people. Escape the stress and give your mental health a boost while viewing our beautiful dolphins, whales and gorgeous ocean. It really does help put things in their proper perspective.
We’re so proud of our Capt. Dave’s team and all that they do to deliver amazing experiences. Trust that they will continue to serve you in health-sustaining ways over the next few weeks as we weather this together.
If you have read this far, thank you! We’d like to share some exciting news with you that is also very encouraging. We have purchased a new vessel! A new zodiac-style boat similar to Fast Cat, only bigger (up to 27 passengers) and faster! We think you will LOVE it, we already do! The name of this vessel is AllSwell… or as I like to call it…’Alls Well’… it reminds me of one of my favorite songs written by Horatio Spafford, “It is Well with My Soul” after he lost his children in a tragic accident, yet his faith in God remained strong. As we walk through difficult times it can be a really wonderful opportunity to press into our faith and ask for grace, God’s Divine help in our time of need.
Upgrade to a Private Charter
Our Dana Point private boat rentals offer affordable prices, are operated by our professional crews, and only the guests selected by you are on board.
Private charters give you the opportunity to experience up-close and personal the whales, dolphins, sea lions, and more that can be seen during our Dana Point whale watching excursions.
If you have already booked tickets for a public trip, we will apply the cost of your original purchase to the private charter!