- 2 and 1/2 hours
- Extended time available for additional cost
- 24 passengers (includes infants)
- 35 feet
- Sailboat Catamaran
This catamaran is the original pride of our fleet and remains a crew and passenger favorite. With a comfortable capacity of about 20 passengers, DolphinSafari provides an intimate private boat charter experience. If you have a few children in your group then we are Coast Guard certified for up to 24 passengers.
Her specially designed bow with Eye-Spy Dolphin Nets is so close to the water that you can sometimes feel as though you can reach the animals! And you’re also close enough to hear the dolphins vocalize as they swim right under your feet. It’s almost like being on a kayak. DolphinSafari also has cushioned seating in the partially enclosed cockpit and a restroom.
This vessel is perfect for small groups to view the remarkable year-round whales and dolphins off the coast of Dana Point. A private charter on DolphinSafari is also great for birthday and anniversary celebrations, proposals, employee recognition events, and more.
Take a tour of DolphinSafari
- What’s the experience like?
DolphinSafari offers an intimate, immersive, family friendly, wildlife-at-your-finger-tips adventure.
- What everyone loves, in a nutshell
The first, the best, the one, the only
- Wet Factor
Very close. Leave your shoes in the cabin and introduce those toes to daylight because there’s a good chance you’ll get wet if you go up on the bow.
No on-board galley. For private charters we do provide optional refreshment options that can be served on the boat, including deluxe boxed lunches, assorted snacks, beverages, and more. Please ask your Charter Coordinator for more information.
Yes, there is one bathroom on DolphinSafari.
- Is there a covered area?
Yes, there is a covered cabin area.
- Is there cushioned seating?
Yes, there is cushioned seating in the cabin area.
- How fast is DolphinSafari?
Leisurely, but definitely still fast enough to see wildlife.
- Are there age restrictions?
Nope! All ages are welcome aboard DolphinSafari. Kids especially love how close to the water this boat is and enjoy sitting on the eye-spy tram nets while dolphins swim underneath.
- Will my whale watching charter be educational?
You bet! Your whale watching charter will have experienced marine naturalists on board providing live narration during the excursion.
- Can I bring a camera?
Absolutely! DolphinSafari is great for wildlife photography, though be careful with expensive electronics on the bow. A telephoto zoom lens for wildlife both close and farther away is a best bet.
- Is the boat eco friendly?
Yes, this vessel only does dolphin and whale watching, no fishing. There is nothing wrong with sport-fishing, but there is unintended bycatch that can result in injuries or death to other marine animals.
- Is DolphinSafari safe?
Yes, this boat is safe and is U.S. Coast Guard inspected and certified.