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See Whales Up Close on an Unforgettable Whale Watching Tour

Are you looking for an unforgettable family experience with a chance to see whales and dolphins up close? Read below to learn more about our incredible boating trips, our whale watching FAQs, and what each one of our trips offers our passengers to ensure the next whale watching tour you book is the best one…

Are Orcas Dolphins?

If you have been wondering if dolphins are whales, the answer is…YES! The next question frequently asked is, “are orcas dolphins?” and that answer again is simply…YES! Read on to discover why orcas are dolphins and the different types of killers whales found off the west coast of North America. Orcinus orca is the largest…

Is Whale Watching Ethical?

The question “is whale watching ethical?” is a big one and extremely important to break down and discuss, because anytime anyone is out on the water, we are ALL visitors to the plentiful marine life living within our world’s stunning oceans and seas. Responsible whale watching in places like Dana Point, California, the Dolphin and Whale Watching…

Huntington Beach Oil Spill Update

The overall totals of the Huntington Beach oil spill in Orange County are considerably less than what was originally reported. As a whole, the spill has traveled fewer miles than originally anticipated it could. On Thursday, October 12, 2021, United States Coast Guard Captain Rebecca Ore estimated that “roughly 588 barrels of oil have spilled,…

Southern California Christmas Events

Feeling a bit like a fish out of water when it comes to what to do for the upcoming holiday season? From dolphin and whale watching safari’s, premiere Southern California Christmas boat parades, holiday light shows, and more, keep reading to find out our list of the top 20 “best places see and do” as…

What Does the Gray Whale Watching Migration and Western Monarch Butterflies Have in Common?

The Plight of the Monarchs is Under Threat It is not groundbreaking news learning that environmental factors impact oceans across the globe. Sadly, the footprint humankind leaves on our earth negatively impacts and is significantly altering marine wildlife habitats everywhere. Global changes stemming from the result of waste and refuse and population growth has a…

Best Time to Whale Watch in Southern California

One of the most commonly asked questions we receive every day, all year long is “when is the best time to whale watch in Southern California?”  Lucky for us and the wonderful passengers we meet daily on every trip, our stunning world-class stretch of water is home to resident pods of whales and dolphins all year round making…

Orange County Oil Spill Prompts Extensive Clean Up Along Southern California Coastline

The ground and seas rattled and shook as the heart-pumping aerobatic demonstrations of the high-flying aerial planes roared over Huntington Beach last Saturday during Orange County’s largest and most popular event of the year. Last weekend, millions of spectators looked up into the blue skies from boats and land and were wow’d, oooh’d and awe’d…

Dana Point Is The #1 Location For Whale Watching In The World. Here’s Why.

Does your desired Orange County activity include seeing a powerful Humpback Whale breach out of the water with its massive 40 ton body taking flight, sound like what you want to do in Dana Point? Any time a whale breaches out of the water, showcasing their robust and magnificent bodies, passengers “ooh” and “awe” and…

COVID-19 Safe Outdoor Activities

The year 2020 has brought with it a slew of changes that have left people all over the world in unique and at times, challenging circumstances. From politics, protests, and a global pandemic, the past several months have had its ups and downs and everything in between. Millions throughout the world have been affected by…

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