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Dana Point Harbor Boat Rentals

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For the Ultimate Dolphin & Whale Watching Experience, Choose From Our Private Dana Point Harbor Boat Rentals with Captain Provided!

All six of Captain Dave’s unique boats are available for private boat charters at Dana Point. From the upscale motor yacht, ORCA, to the intimate and speedy Fast Cat, the sailing catamaran Manute’a (famous for its two eye-to-eye underwater glass viewing pods), to our newest and largest catamaran, Hoku Nai’a, and more! Explore all of our different boats below and select your favorite for your private boat charter experience. All of our Dana Point Harbor boat rentals are operated by our experienced and friendly captains and crew.

Our private boat charters can accommodate one to 49 passengers.

What makes a private boat charter so special?

  • Experience marine life your way! You can decide if you prefer to focus on viewing whales or on dolphins, for example. Need the boat to slow down or speed up, just ask your captain!
  • The only guests on board your Dana Point Harbor boat rental are ones chosen by you. Whether that’s your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, long-lost acquaintance, second cousin twice removed, or a random group of friends you met on social media, YOU decide! Of course, our captain and crew will also be on board to show you Dana Point’s year-round wildlife and safely operate the vessel.
  •  Your private boat charter is customizable with options such as refreshments, an experienced drone operator, special itineraries, and more.

Reserve one of our most popular private charters now!


Customize Your Private Charter with Refreshments!

Delicious lunches, tasty snacks, and refreshing beverages including water (regular and sparkling), soft drinks, beer, and wine or Champagne can be added to most private charters. There are some exceptions for Fast Cat. Please ask your charter coordinator for more information or contact us.

Enhance Your Dana Point Boat Rental with Drone Video!

Our licensed and experienced drone operator will film your private charter and give you the unedited digital footage. Relive your amazing experience and share it with family and friends! This makes a great keepsake.

The drone package is available on most of our vessels for an additional fee. Please ask your charter coordinator for more information or contact us.

Private Charter Itinerary Suggestions:

If you have an itinerary that’s not listed below, just give us a call! Note: Multiple Dana Point boat rentals may be required for parties with more than 49 guests.

#1 Outdoor Activity in Dana Point on TripAdvisor.

We won’t just meet your expectations, we will exceed them!

Are Private Charters Safe?

We are taking extra special precautions to keep you and our team safe.

  • Our crew is healthy and has been healthy for at least the last 14 days. We ask the same of you.
  • Your vessel will be thoroughly wiped down prior to your trip with CDC-approved products.
  • We do not require masks on our cruises. On request our crew will wear a face covering.

How Do Private Charters Differ from Boat Rentals and Regular Trips?

  • A private boat charter is similar to a Dana Point Harbor boat rental, except you don’t have to worry about operating and cleaning the vessel. We do all the work while you sit back and relax!
  • There is no minimum guest count with a private charter. Want the boat all to yourself? You got it!
  • Private charters also allow for customization not provided on our public whale watching trips. Our charter coordinator works with you one-on-one to arrange the perfect adventure for your group or family.
  • Private boat charters in Dana Point are a great choice for family reunions, birthdays, anniversaries, Dana Point sunset cruises, or other special occasions and casual gatherings, as well as corporate functions, team building, and professional media productions. With your choice of multiple vessels, you’re sure to have an unforgettable ocean excursion.

Book Your Private Charter for the Cruise of a Lifetime

Few cruise companies can offer guaranteed, year-round dolphin and whale viewing from the above deck and below the water. Give us a call to discuss your charter tour ideas and reserve your Dana Point Harbor boat rental for a wildlife cruise to remember!