Public Dolphin & Whale Watching Cruises - Dana Point, CA

COVID-19 Update: We have Super-Safe Public and Private Safaris available.

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Choose from Our World-Famous Dolphin & Whale Watching Cruises!

Our public cruises depart from Dana Point, the Dolphin and Whale Watching Capital of the World®. Year-round whales, dolphins, sea lions, and more inhabit the waters just a few miles from shore. Learn more about our whale watching sightings.

Departure times vary by date. Select a cruise to view live availability and book online.

COVID-19 Update: Super-Safe public safaris are available aboard our catamaran sailboat Manute’a, which features our exclusive eye-to-eye underwater viewing pods.

Whale Watching Videos

Check out a couple of amazing dolphin and whale videos filmed during previous safaris. For more incredible videos subscribe to our Youtube channel and hit the bell icon to receive notifications of upcoming videos.

If you’re in Southern California wondering what there is to do in Orange County, going on a whale watching cruise needs to be on your bucket list! Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari offers some of the best opportunities to see dolphins, whales, and other wildlife in the area. Not only do our private rentals and cruises provide you with an upfront and personal experience of these sea creatures, you’ll have the chance to take in the beautiful landscape off of Dana Point.

Each of our whale watching cruises offers a different experience. Are you looking for a cruise with underwater viewing pods? Try the Manute’a. Do you have the need for speed? Jump on board the Fast Cat. If it’s your first time with us we’re happy to recommend a trip to fit your needs. If you’re coming back to embark on another journey, take a chance on something new. For more information, check out our FAQ page and book one of our upcoming safaris!