Small Group Drone Trips

Fly Your Drone Over Dolphins & Whales!

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  • 2 hours

Fly your drone over Dana Point whales and dolphins

A special safari aboard our high-speed zodiac catamaran, Fast Cat, for drone enthusiasts wanting the opportunity to film amazing whales, dolphins, and other marine wildlife.

This specialty whale watching trip in Dana Point is limited to just six passengers total: Up to three drone operators per trip are allowed. Each drone operator may bring one guest.

Each drone operator has at least 15 minutes to fly his/her drone.

Fast Cat is our upscale zodiac (rigid hull inflatable catamaran), perfect for adventurous types seeking a small group tour that has you incredibly close to the ocean’s surface and within arm’s reach of wildlife. You get an intimate two-hour look at Southern California’s year-round magnificent whales, dolphins, sea lions, sharks, birds, and more. With speeds up to 30 knots, you spend less time looking for animals and more time enjoying them! U. S. Coast Guard inspected and certified for safety. Features heavily padded seats and large sunshade. And Mrs. Capt. Dave’s famously yummy Triple Fudge Brownies are served complimentary.

Special Fast Cat Information

  • Because of the high speed, and fun but bumpy ride, passengers should be in good overall health. No pregnant women, please. If you have any health concerns don’t hesitate to contact us.
  • Your safety is our priority. Fast Cat is the first U. S. Coast Guard inspected and certified RHIB (zodiac) in Orange County. Due to Coast Guard regulations, guests weighing more than 250 pounds may not be accommodated on this boat.
  • The minimum age for this trip is 14.

“My girlfriend and I did the drone experience on the fast cat and we had the most amazing experience. Daniel our captain was very nice and accommodating, even letting me know to notify him when I would like to launch my drone and land so that he could position the boat to make it easier. I have never participated in a drone filming experience like the one that Captain Dave’s offers but I am very glad I made the choice to. I’m sure there have been plenty of pilots that have participated in the excursion and have lost their drone to the ocean. With the help of the captains great driving I did not experience such misfortune. We will definitely be back.” -michael a./Yelp