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Pacific Airshow & Whale Watching Safari

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Calendar Dates: October 1, 2, 3, 2021

Clock Departure time: 9 am

Users Capacity: Although Lily is Coast Guard certified to carry up to 49 guests, for this memorable Pacific Airshow trip, we’re limiting capacity to 36.

Info Additional information:

  • Due to the extended trip duration, we do not recommend children under the age of 8 attending.

Dolphin Whale Watching Bonus:

  • En route to and from the Pacific Airshow, we’ll be looking for whales, dolphins, sea lions, and all other marine wildlife.

Cruise Ship SPECIAL OPTION Airshow Private Charter: Enjoy the air show from the comfort of a private boat. Just your group of up to 6 guests, plus our crew, aboard our motor yacht ORCA. Learn more and reserve now.

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Child (8-12)

The Pacific Airshow

Join us aboard our luxury power catamaran, Lily, for an extraordinary safari to view the Pacific Airshow. The current lineup (subject to change) includes performances and demonstrations by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, Canadian Forces Snowbirds, U.S. Army Golden Knights, U.S. Air Force ACC F-35 Demo Team, U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey Demo Team, U.S. Navy EA-18G Legacy Flight Demo Team, and more. Our Huntington Beach Airshow tickets offer one of the best views of the airshow as we’re on the water, and you won’t have to worry about traffic and parking.

Dana Point Whale Watching Included with Our Huntington Beach Airshow Tickets

On the way to and from the Pacific Airshow, you’ll have the opportunity to view dolphins, whales, and other kinds of marine wildlife that reside around Dana Point.

Gray whale surfaces near luxury whale watching catamaran Lily

Special Guest Narrator

Considered the voice of youth in aviation, Matt Stumpf is one of the leading experts in aviation history and aerobatics.

Since 2016 “Shorty” has had the opportunity to be the voice of aviation throughout Southern California and the west coast at events such as the Riverside Airshow, March Field Air and Space Expo, The Planes of Fame Air Show, Apple Valley Airshow, and many more. Recently he was invited to narrate the National Championship Air Races and Air Show in Reno, Nevada, for the Jet and Unlimited classes, for NBC Sports.

Matt takes a unique approach to narrating the amazing aerobatics on display at the Pacific Airshow. You’ll learn insider stories about the pilots and planes and enjoy the history of the airshow told through Matt’s high energy, often comedic, commentary.

About the Boat

Lily is 65 feet of comfort and luxury. She is a fast and stable power catamaran with a maximum capacity of 49 passengers, although it’s limited to just 36 guests for this unique excursion to and from the Pacific Airshow.

Upscale whale watching catamaran Lily surrounded by dolphins in front of Dana Point

Lily’s first floor features a heated and air-conditioned main cabin and a fully equipped galley. You’ll feel at home relaxing on cushioned bar stools, the sofa, or at the dinette. Panoramic windows on both sides of the cabin offer breathtaking views of the ocean, coastline, and animals. Thanks to our underwater bow camera, a large TV provides underwater views of bow-riding dolphins next to our boat. Also located on the first floor is the guest bathroom.

You’ll also want to head upstairs to the second floor to enjoy fresh air on the covered upper sundeck that offers protection from the elements. Place your refreshments on the cocktail tables and relax on cushioned benches while marveling at the aerobatics on display at Pacific Airshow!

Be sure to visit the fully enclosed pilothouse, where you can relax at a table with cushioned seating and chat with the Captain. The climate-controlled pilothouse features wrap-around windows, so you won’t miss a minute of the action!

After leaving the pilothouse, spend some time relaxing on our specially designed bow. This area offers wrap-around cushioned seating, cushioned backrests, cup holders, and rails enclosed with Lexan® glass for wind protection. Supreme comfort and convenience are readily available wherever you turn during our unique Pacific Airshow excursion!

And don’t forget to stop by our micro-museum featuring whale and dolphin artifacts! You’ll be amazed by our realistic life-size, common dolphin, and stunning photographic art that immerses you in our undersea world. And last (but not least), Mrs. Capt. Dave’s famous triple fudge brownies are served as a special treat when you return to the dock!

Please note Lily is not equipped with Eye-to-Eye Underwater Viewing Pods.

Book your whale watching and Huntington Beach airshow tickets with Capt. Dave’s today!

Airshow & Whale Watch Private Charter

Exclusively Available on our Motor Yacht ORCA

Up to 6 passengers of your choice. Starts at $1,995.

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What Guests Say About The Pacific Airshow Cruise

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We had a great time on their Air Show Whale Watch Safari. They had an air show announcer along so it was like having a private air show just for is. And our captain, Neal, was an absolute professional and maneuvered our boat so we were under a lot of the best stuff. I’ve been to a ton of air shows and have never seen one from underneath the acts performing directly above me. A completely new view point. If you’re an aviation buff, I cannot recommend these guys highly enough. Easily the best way to see the Huntington Beach airshow. If I could give higher than five stars I would. They even gave me a birthday button!

– Michael Ganschow-Green
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A spectacular trip to the Great Pacific Air Show. From start to finish, a great experience with the team. Neal made sure the boat stayed in good position so we could get great shots of the planes. Matt, airshow announcer extraordinaire kept us apprised of the planes coming, what to look for and supplied us with constant information. Not to mention his playlists were great!!! Josh made sure we we were all taken care of. I am all ready to sign up for next year!!! Well done folks!!!

– Jay Spring
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I went on the Pacific Air Show cruise yesterday and had a wonderful time! The Lilly is a very comfortable boat and the crew was outstanding! All were exceptionally helpful and went above and beyond to provide a safe and enjoyable experience! Captain Neal was very engaging as he explained necessary boat protocol and safety with the appropriate amount of seriousness and humor! He also shared interesting facts about marine life and local points of interest! It was clear he is very knowledgeable! Joshua was always there with a smile if you needed assistance with anything and made sure to answer all questions. We had a special guest, Matt, a professional spokesperson/announcer for the air show. His knowledge, direction, and expertise was impressive and entertaining! All in all it was spectacular! I will be booking a dolphin/whale watching cruise with Capt. Dave’s in the near future!

– Peggy Cohen

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