Reserve online your upscale boating experience by booking ORCA for your private yacht charter. Gorgeous, comfortable, and the ideal way to spend time with friends, family, or colleagues. Up to 6 guests + our Captain.
2 Hour Private Charter Prices
- Prices vary by date. Please click on the calendar or book now button to view availability and prices.
- 1 to 12 people: prices start at $350 + $75 gratuity
- 13 to 20 people: prices start at $995 + $125 gratuity
Dana Point, CA whale watching rates include boat rental of either AllsWell or Fast Cat with Captain and crew. We will choose the boat for you based on availability and guest count.
*For optimal comfort, we strongly recommend no more than 20 adults on a Dana Point cruise. If your group has several young children then we can more comfortably accommodate 24 people.
If you don’t see your party size available, the boat may be sold out. Please give us a call at +1 949-415-5954.
Special rates are not applicable to private Dana Point, CA whale watching charters previously booked.
- Prices Vary By Date
- 1 - 12 People PRICES STARTING AT
- 13 - 20 People PRICES STARTING AT
- Nominal gratuity will be added during checkout.
- Prices Based on 2-Hour Private Charter Extended time available for additional cost.
Dana Point, CA Whale Watching: Zodiac Boat Charter Rental
A private boat rental aboard one of our rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) is a great choice for a small group of friends and family seeking a day of fun, adventure, and marine wildlife on a cruise near Dana Point Harbor! Whether you’re celebrating a reunion, birthday, graduation, anniversary, or just looking for an exciting opportunity to get up-close and personal with amazing whales and dolphins, you’re sure to have a smile-plastered-to-your-face good time on one of our zodiac-style boats!
There is no minimum guest count required for your private Dana Point, CA whale watching boat charter. Want the boat all to yourself? You got it!
After your boat charter rental you’ll enjoy one of Mrs. Capt. Dave’s delicious Triple Fudge Brownies, a tasty treat and our small way of saying ‘thank you for joining us’.
Grab your GoPro and reserve now!
Drone pilots: Yes, you can launch your UAV during your private Dana Point, CA whale watching charter on either zodiac-style boat.
Learn More About Our Dana Point, CA Whale Watching Zodiac-Style Boats
After reserving your private Dana Point Harbor cruise, zodiac boat rental with Captain, we will select the best vessel for you based on number of guests and availability.
Fast Cat is our zodiac-style rigid hull inflatable catamaran that can get you within arm’s reach of marine life. This fast and fun vessel features heavily padded seats and seatbacks, as well as a large sunshade. Coast Guard certified to carry up to 12 passengers, although we suggest no more than 10 for comfort on a Dana Point, CA whale watching cruise.
AllsWell is our newest and largest upscale zodiac-style boat (a rigid hull inflatable). Like the Fast Cat, she has a hull that is extremely close to the surface of the water, so you can be up-close and personal with dolphins, whales, and other marine wildlife during a Dana Point, CA whale watching cruise. AllsWell has heavily padded seats with plenty of elbow room, and a large sunshade. AllsWell is Coast Guard certified for up to 26 passengers, although for comfort we limit capacity to 24.
Reserve your zodiac private boat rental. Cruises take about 10 minutes to exit Dana Point Harbor!
Important Safety & Comfort Information
Our Dana Point, CA whale watching zodiac-style boats are unique, and as such, has special safety information that differs from our other vessels.
Our Dana Point, CA whale watching zodiac-style RIBs offer a fun but bouncy and adventurous ride. For the comfort of younger children, the suggested minimum age for private charters is 4 years old. If your child is younger than 4, please contact us to discuss.
Because of the high-speed and fun (but bumpy) ride, all passengers should be in good overall health. We do not allow anyone who has head, neck, or back injuries, is pregnant, or has any current problem that could be aggravated by this type of ride.
If you have disabilities, or are not able to meet any of these conditions, please contact us to learn which boat will be best for your needs.
Safety is our priority. Both AllsWell and Fast Cat are U. S. Coast Guard inspected and certified to carry passengers.
Both Fast Cat and AllsWell are very low to the water so you may encounter ocean spray. We suggest keeping electronics, camera equipment, and any other items you don’t want wet, stowed and secure while the boat is underway. You’re welcome to bring a GoPro on the Dana Point cruise, and to prevent loss or damage when filming underwater, please wait until after the boat has slowed down and your Captain gives the OK.
Both of our zodiac-style RIBs (rigid inflatable boats) have ample cushioned seating for all passengers. However, space for stowing belongings is not available on our Dana Point, CA whale watching safaris. If your charter has a large group, we suggest you do not bring over-sized bags or coolers. Waist-packs, mini backpacks, and small camera sling bags are great examples of what to carry your belongings in.
Because the vessels offer a fast and bouncy ride, plastic bottle beverages that can be closed and easy-to-eat dry snacks that won’t be swept away by the wind, such as granola bars or cookies, are recommended. To prevent spills please do not bring open cans of drinks on our Dana Point cruises.
AllsWell has a small bathroom. There is no bathroom on Fast Cat. There are restroom facilities on land nearby that are available to use before boarding. We highly recommend taking advantage of the onshore bathrooms before getting on the boat for one of our Dana Point, CA whale watching cruises.
Zodiac-style RIBs (rigid inflatable boats) like Fast Cat and AllsWell have a very low center of gravity. For guests concerned about feeling seasick, this means the boat might feel more comfortable.