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Eco-Hero Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari

Local environmental partners will be on board to inspire and educate future Eco-Heroes.

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  • Adults (Ages 13 or older): $89.00 $71.20
  • Children (Ages 1 – 12): $60.00 $48.00
  • Infants (Up to 12 months): $5.00

Users Capacity: 65 guests (Coast Guard certified to carry 149)

Dolphin Year-round whales, dolphins, sea lions, sharks, birds, and more!

Food Snacks: Assorted dry snacks available for purchase on the boat

Beer Beverages: Water, soft drinks, beer, hard seltzers, and wine available to buy on the boat

Star Outline Special Guests: Local environmental partners will be on board to inspire and educate future Eco-Heroes

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Eco-Hero Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari

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.

Hoku Nai'a Whale Watching Power Catamaran and a humpback whale off the coast of Dana Point, CA

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 the summer months, on this eco tour you could see the largest known animals on earth, giant blue whales. They migrate to Dana Point to feed on tiny crustaceans called krill. You might also see humpback whales, fin whales, minke whales, Bryde’s 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, as well as many different species of pelagic birds.

Hoku Nai'a Whale Watching Power Catamaran off the coast of Dana Point, CA

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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