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Orange County’s Versatile Motor Yacht for Charter

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ORCA, Capt. Dave’s 38-foot luxury motor yacht charter, is available for year-round private yacht charter Southern California adventures and ash scatterings at sea. She’s Coast Guard-approved to carry up to 6 passengers comfortably, and she’s operated by our friendly and professional captain and crew.

This vessel offers all the amenities for a family or small group of friends to enjoy a fun day of whale watching, sightseeing, or celebrating a special occasion. It’s also a great choice for media productions looking for a fast yacht with experienced wildlife naturalists. ORCA is also available for intimate burials at sea off the coast of Southern California.

Cruise in Comfort and Luxury

Our private charter boat tours are truly something special. This yacht charter features a fast cruising speed, a beautiful interior with ample seating, two staterooms, two bathrooms, and a fully appointed galley. You’ll enjoy panoramic views while comfortably seated in the fully enclosed bridge or the refreshing ocean air on the aft deck.

Film Your Next Nature Production with Us

This private yacht charter in Southern California is an excellent choice for television and movie productions. We have hosted many productions including those from Animal Planet, MTV, Condé Nast, various reality shows, and more. For an additional fee, your motor yacht charter can be operated by Captain Dave, an experienced marine naturalist, award-winning filmmaker and author, photographer, and conservationist!

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Explore California’s Wildlife and Scenery

Our private yacht charter Southern California adventures are always unique. While whales and dolphins are clearly our bread-and-butter, we often see marine birds, sea lions, sharks, and other aquatic creatures. If Mother Nature smiles on our motor yacht charter, we may even get to view rare wildlife such as jellies and sea turtles! Of course, you’ll also enjoy a breathtaking view of Southern California’s immaculate white-sanded beaches and palm trees, as well as our snow-covered mountains in the distance!

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Captain Dave’s Dana Point Dolphin and Whale Watching cruises have a boat for every occasion. Looking for a fast, high-octane adventure? You’ll love our Fast Cat Zodiac catamaran. Our DolphinSafari fits up to 22 people, and our largest vessel, Lily, fits up to 49!

If you have any questions about yacht charter options, scheduling, or anything else under the sea, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll help you plan a private charter tour that you’ll remember for a lifetime. Join us for a thrilling and educational trip through beautiful Dana Point, the World’s Whale Capital®!

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ORCA Reviews

If you want an excellent chance to see marine life and get the shots you need, I recommend chartering ORCA. ORCA was the perfect fit for our film crew of 5… our only issue was where to point the camera because there were too many blue whales. Great boat, great captain, Big blues. THANKS DAVE!

– Matt C., Email
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A nice morning out with Captain Quinn. Lots of sea life including seals, sea lions, sun fish and Dolphins. Was able to see a California grey whale towards the end. Chartered the Orca for a small outing of 5. Great customer focus, nice boat and a great family outing.

– wood7indiana, TripAdvisor