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Whale Geek Safari

An exclusive and intimate 3.5-hour cruise that has a special focus on showing you the beautiful year-round whales off Dana Point, the World's Whale Capital®

Quick Details

Hour Glass Duration: 3.5 hours

Users Capacity: Up to 6 guests

Dollar Price: $150 per person

Adult (13 & up)
Child (1 - 12)

About the Whale Geek Safari Experience

If you love whales and crave an exclusive, intimate cruise to view them up-close, then our limited-edition Whale Geek Safari is ‘fintastic’ for you! This special extended safari will primarily focus on showing you the magnificent year-round whales off Dana Point. Of course, we’ll be on the open ocean, so other marine wildlife including dolphins, sea lions, pelagic birds, sharks and other fish could also be seen.

You’ll have a chance to get up-close and personal with the largest creatures on the planet without inhibiting their natural behavior. Our knowledgeable marine naturalists will take you on a deeper dive into the lives of these gentle giants; what they do, where they go, and the threats, both natural and man-made, that they face.

At the conclusion of your special safari, we hope you’ll enjoy not only a greater understanding of whales and other sea life, but also one of Mrs. Captain Dave’s yummy triple fudge brownies!

This intimate Dana Point cruise will carry no more than 6 guests, plus our experienced Captain and First Mate.

Drone View of Motor Yacht ORCA
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My stepdad and I participated in the Whale Geek Safari on 1/18/20; we enjoyed the intimate nature of the Orca vessle. On this special trip, there were five guests, fantastic Captain Craig, and the incredibly knowledgeable first mate, Naturalist Cheryl. What an amazing adventure for everybody! As a novice photographer, I loved the amazing access to animals. I will definitely go back to Captain Dave's. In particular, I really hope to participate in a second Whale Geek Safari with a small group on the Orca. What an amazing trip! I'll remember it for the rest of my life. Thank you, Captain Craig and Naturalist Cheryl!

– Melissa U.

About the Yacht

ORCA is a 38-foot upscale motor yacht with a fast cruising speed to carry you out to the whales quickly. Her beautiful interior includes ample cushioned seating, two staterooms, two bathrooms, and a fully appointed galley. You can experience a personal connection with the animals while on the bow, enjoy panoramic views while comfortably seated in the fully enclosed bridge, or breathe in the refreshing ocean air on the covered aft deck.

Dana Point Has a Wealth of Whales to See!

Dana Point is the Dolphin and Whale Watching Capital of the World® and a certified Whale Heritage Site by the World Cetacean Alliance.

November through May several species of large baleen whales are commonly seen. Gray whales making their long migration to and from Baja, playful humpback whales here to feed, and a resident population of fin whales (the second largest whale in the world), and minke whales.

During the spring and summer months, blue whales (the largest animal on earth) visit Dana Point waters in large numbers to feast on krill.

Though scientifically dolphins, rare “whales” such as killer whales, pilot whales, and false killer whales can also be seen at any time during the year.

Reserve your space on our Whale Geek Safari now!

Dana Point Activities in the Fall

Do the iconic images of leaves turning into saturated warm colors and the smell of cinnamon mixed with cloves and pumpkin spice-flavored lattes wafting about in the air signal the return of Fall in your mind? This autumn season brings forth comfortable temperatures and a hub of Dana Point activities for you to choose from, making fall activities…

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