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Whale Watching Tips for Kids

The sound of children’s laughter wafts through the open ocean air as the crest of the wave across the boat’s bow. Dolphins porpoise out of the water, and as the giant whale spouts can be seen in the distance, the sounds of children laughing, clapping, and cheering become infectious. Does this sound like an experience…

What Should You Look for When Watching Whales?

More than 139,397,000 miles of salty seawater cover just over 70% of planet earth. With so many miles of ocean, it can feel overwhelming just thinking about how to spot whales amongst the vast miles of waves and swell. Searching what can feel like an endless sea, looking for any sign of life, can be…

What Do You Wear and What to Bring on a Whale Watching Tour

Whether you are planning an upcoming trip or you already have one booked and you’re ready to climb aboard, there are a few essentials for boating you’ll ‘dolphinately‘ want to bring with you on the day of your dolphin and whale watching experience. To ensure the best whale watching possible, be sure to read our list below of…

Earth Day Activities

The youngest generations will be the ones to live with the most devastating effects of climate change and plastic pollution. Every April 22 is Earth Day and this year’s Earth Day theme focuses on Investing in Our Planet. There are plenty of Earth Day activities we can do in our day-to-day lives that create impactful…

What’s it like to be a Marine Naturalist in the Whale Watching Capital of the World

“What is it that you do for work?” A normal question most people get when meeting or getting to know  someone for the first time. A small smile always crosses my lips right before I answer, knowing the shocked or  confused face that will follow as I answer, “I’m a Marine Mammal Naturalist with Dana…

Super-Safe Whale Watching in the United States

Is the thrill of riding the crest of open ocean waves calling out to you? Then visit the Dolphin and Whale Capital of the World® in Dana Point, CA. Bring your friends and family on an educational, safe and, exhilarating trip out at sea whale watching in the United States aboard Captain Dave’s Dolphin and…

Whale Watching in December

Winter whale watching in December means more than dazzling holiday lights and festive fun around Dana Point Harbor. Here are our top reasons why whale watching in December will make you want to book your whale watching adventure right now. December means the opportunity to capture a glimpse of the most well-known large baleen whales, see thousands of dolphins…

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…

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…

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…

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