One of the Most Popular Sailing Tours in Southern California!Custom sailing charters on our legendary and intimate sailing catamaran in California offer unique eye-spy dolphin and whale tram nets.
Duration:2 ½ Hours
Capacity: 22 passengers (including infants)
2.5-Hour Private Charter Prices
Prices vary by date. Please click on the calendar or book now button to view availability and prices.
Extra charter time available for additional cost. Special rates are not applicable towards private charters previously booked.
Although this vessel is certified to carry 22, we highly recommend no more than 20 passengers for the comfort of all your guests.
Charter Special Features:
We can make your trip extra special with gourmet add-ons such as flowers or champagne. Let us know and one of our team will reach out to you promptly during business hours.
Private Charter = Just your group on the boat. Vessel is operated by our licensed Captain and professional crew.
Length: 35 feet
Boat Type: Sailboat Catamaran
PRICES VARY BY DATE
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Nominal gratuity will be added during checkout
Prices Based on 2.5-Hour Private CharterExtended time available for additional cost.
Experience the DolphinSafari – Our California Catamaran
The DolphinSafari 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 and provides one of the best Southern California sailing tours. If you have several kids in your group, we can accommodate 22 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 touch 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. When you’re looking for sailing tours in Southern California, the DolphinSafari is an excellent choice thanks to its comfortable, cushioned seating, partially enclosed cockpit, and clean, well-appointed restroom.
When it comes to renting a California catamaran, DolphinSafari 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.
As a premier sailing tour in Southern California, DolphinSafari offers an intimate, immersive, family-friendly, wildlife-at-your-finger-tips adventure.
It’s the first, the best, the one, the only DolphinSafari catamaran in California. Her specially designed bow with Eye-Spy Dolphin Nets is unlike any other California catamaran.
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.
Sorry, there is no onboard galley. For private charters, we do provide refreshment options that can be served on the boat. These include deluxe boxed lunches, assorted snacks, beverages, and more. Please ask your Charter Coordinator for more information about the galley before embarking on your Southern California sailing adventure.
Yes, there is one bathroom on the DolphinSafari catamaran.
Yes, the DolphinSafari catamaran has a covered cabin area that offers protection from the sun for tours in Dana Point.
Yes, there is plenty of cushioned seating in the cabin area. We promise this is the most comfortable sailing you’ll find in Southern California!
For our whale watching tours, the DolphinSafari travels at a leisurely speed, but definitely still fast enough to see wildlife.
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.
You bet! Your whale watching charter will have experienced marine naturalists onboard providing live narration during the Southern California sailing adventure.
Absolutely! DolphinSafari is great for wildlife photography, though be careful with expensive electronics on the bow. A telephoto zoom lens for wildlife sightings, both close and farther away, is your best bet.
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.
Yes, our Southern California sailing tours are safe and U.S. Coast Guard inspected and certified.
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