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Whale Watching Season in Dana Point, California: All Public & Private Cruises

Daily availability. Year-round whale watching season in Dana Point, California.
Highest rated dolphin and whale watching Dana Point cruises!

Kids Go Free on Eco-Hero Earth Day Safari

April 22 aboard Hoku Nai'a

On this dolphin & whale watching cruise, each child 12 and younger is FREE with a paid adult! Special guests will be on board to inspire and educate future Eco-Heroes. Book now! Only available while seats last.

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Affordable Private Boat Charters

  • Underwater Viewing Pods
From $2790

Our popular catamaran sailboat Manute’a features 2 Eye-to-Eye Underwater Viewing Pods. From whale watching to sailing and every special occasion in between, Manute’a is a great choice! Accommodates up to 49 guests.

  • Upscale Power Catamaran
From $2790

With upscale accommodations and a fast cruising speed, Hoku Nai’a is perfect for private parties and corporate events, casual daytime cruises, Orange County whale watching, private boat rentals to Catalina, and more. Accommodates up to 149 guests.

Year-Round Whale Watching Season in Dana Point, California

We offer public and private Dana Point Harbor whale watching cruises to satisfy your every need!

Whether you are just visiting or are local to Dana Point Harbor, our dolphin and whale watching cruises can’t be beat! We offer a little something for everyone from special safaris, private charters, boat parades, and more. Learn about various wildlife including the ever popular dolphins and whales we encounter when out at sea. Experience the best whale watching cruises in California you could ever ask for! Our whale watching season is year-round in Dana Point, California within beautiful Southern California.

Our fleet is full of options for the type of ride you’d like to experience, how fast you want to go, how close you want to be to the sea life, and even how wet you dare to get! We can accommodate small groups or large parties of up to 49 people. No matter what cruise you decide to take, know that whale season in Southern California is year-round! Book a dolphin and whale watching cruise with Captain Dave.