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Eco-Hero Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari
In celebration of National Family Day, kids 12 and younger are free with paid adults. Local environmental partners will be on board to inspire and educate future Eco-Heroes.
- Adults (Ages 13 or older):
- Children (Ages 1 – 12):
$60.00Free with paid adult
- Additional Child Without Paid Adult:
- Infants (Up to 12 months): $5.00
Capacity: Reduced capacity for a spacious experience
Year-round whales, dolphins, sea lions, sharks, birds, and more!
Snacks: Assorted dry snacks available to buy on the boat
Beverages: Water, soft drinks, beer, hard seltzers, and wine available to buy on the boat
Special Guests: Local environmental partners will be on board to inspire and educate future Eco-Heroes
- Adult (13 & up) Instant discount applied at checkout
- Child (1-12) Free with paid adult
- Infant (up to 12 months
Special Eco-Hero Guests
Local environmental partners will be on board this eco trip to inspire and educate future Eco-Heroes.
Guests will vary from cruise to cruise and may include Pacific Marine Mammal Center, Surfrider Foundation, Shark Stewards, Stand Up To Trash, CR&R Environmental Services and others.
Dolphin and Whale Watching
Dana Point is the Dolphin and Whale Capital of the World® and the first Whale Heritage Site in the Americas.
Huge herds of wild dolphins, breathtaking whales, sea lions, and much more await you aboard the most unique and memorable whale watching excursion in the world!
During this eco tour September 23 , you could magnificent humpback whales, fin whales, minke whales, and more! You could also encounter several different kind of dolphins during your eco tour including common dolphins, Risso’s dolphins, and bottlenose dolphins. Will your eco tour be very lucky to see rare animals like orcas? Possibly! Killer whales, pilot whales, and more could be seen at any time.
In addition to mammals like whales, dolphins, and sea lions, your eco tour may encounter fish such as sharks and sunfish, elephant seals, harbor seal, as well as many different species of pelagic birds.
About Hoku Nai’a
Hoku Nai’a is a super stable catamaran and the largest vessel in our fleet, making her perfect for a dolphin and whale watching eco tour!
This 65-foot boat is designed for passenger comfort and has panoramic views from both the main deck and elevated observation deck.
There are two restrooms available on the main deck.
You and your family will enjoy a beautifully appointed interior with upscale décor throughout the vessel that celebrates Dana Point’s famous surfing culture and recognition as the Dolphin and Whale Watching Capital of the World®.
On the first floor, the main deck is fully enclosed for climate control. As you enter, a lounge area with three sofas provides a comfortable place to relax. Forward of the lounge are plenty of bench seats with tables. Large windows on both sides provide panoramic viewing angles.
Heading upstairs to the second floor, the spacious observation deck is perfect for whale watching by giving you an elevated look at the animals. For your comfort, there is ample cushioned bench seating and it’s covered for protection from the elements. A full bar is available for purchasing refreshments including water, soda, beer, and wine.
Hoku Nai’a Virtual Tour
For an “auto tour” video walk-through, click on the play button in the lower left corner. It may take a couple of minutes to show.
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Just like our Signature Safari, but faster and closer! Get within arm’s reach of wildlife on our speedy and fun dolphin & whale watching zodiac-style boats (rigid hull inflatables). VERY low to the water & GoPro friendly. Book your intimate experience now!