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  • 3.5-Hour Extended Cruise
  • Only 6 Passengers

Whale Geek Cetacean Exploration

Capt. Dave's Whale Geek Cetacean Exploration is an exclusive and intimate adventure! Enjoy the beautiful dolphins & whales that can be seen year-round off of Dana Point, the World's Whale Capital®.

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About Capt. Dave’s Whale Geek Cetacean Exploration

If you love whales and dolphins and crave an intimate and longer-duration cruise to view them up close, then our limited-edition Whale Geek Cetacean Exploration is ‘fintastic’ for you!

With up to just 6 passengers on board, it’s almost like having a private charter!

On our Whale Geek Cetacean Exploration you’ll have a chance to get up close and personal with the largest creatures on the planet without inhibiting their natural behavior. Our captain is a knowledgeable marine naturalist who will take you on a deeper dive into the lives of these gentle giants and dashing dolphins; what they do, where they go, and the threats, both natural and man-made, that they face.

At the conclusion of this special Cetacean Exploration, we hope all of our explorers enjoy not only a greater understanding of whales, dolphins, and other sea life but also one of Mrs. Captain Dave’s yummy triple fudge brownies!

Capt. Dave’s Whale Geek Cetacean Exploration carries no more than six explorers, plus our experienced Captain – providing an intimate and relaxed environment for everyone.


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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 quickly carry you out to the dolphins and whales during Capt. Dave’s Whale Geek Cetacean Exploration. 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.

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Our Whale Geek Cetacean Exploration Has a Wealth of Dolphins and 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.

In October, explorers could see a variety of cetaceans including playful humpback whales, a resident population of fin whales (the second large baleen whale on Earth), minke whales, possibly late-season blue whales visiting Dana Point to feast on krill, common dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, Risso’s dolphins, and rare animals such as sei whales, orcas, or pilot whales.

Many other species of mammals and fish could be seen too, including sea lions, elephant seals, sunfish (Mola mola), swordfish, sea turtles, and sharks.

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