Public Dolphin & Whale Watching Cruises - Dana Point, CA

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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.

Majestic Gray Whales & Playful Humpback Whales Delight Us

Large numbers of gray whales are continuing to migrate past Dana Point in February. So far this month, gray whale encounters are up 128% and counting over February last year. And humpback whale sightings are off the charts! This has been our best February in recorded history for humpback whales. We’re having a blast watching them breach and surface lunge feed. Check out two recent videos filmed during our trips:

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!