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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…

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…

Pacific Airshow & Whale Watching

Diving, swooping, twisting, flipping, awe-dropping aerial tricks, and astounding leaps into the air… All of these acrobatics are behaviors that some dolphins and some whales can exhibit in the wild while we are on the water sightseeing out on a tour. This October, something else spectacular is being added to the spotlight and it is…

10 Amazing Facts About Dolphins

“No aquarium, no tank in a marine land, however spacious it may be, can begin to duplicate the conditions of the sea. And no dolphin who inhabits one of those aquariums or one of those marine lands can be considered normal.”~ Jacques Yves Cousteau Dolphins are part of an extraordinary group of toothed whales called Odontocetes….

Five Different Types of Dolphins in Dana Point

Did you know that all dolphins are whales but not all whales are dolphins? There are 49 different types of dolphins and porpoises and these species are grouped into six families. Let’s break it down: the largest with 38 members is the oceanic dolphin family; next is the porpoise family with seven members and there…

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…

7 (Covid) Safe Activities To Do In Orange County

There is no better time to spend more time outdoors in Orange County. With COVID rules, regulations and face mask policies updating and changing frequently, you may be wondering what types of safe outdoor activities Orange County has to offer to make your vacation, staycation or day of fun with your family enjoying the beautiful…

Where To Go Dolphin Watching

Dana Point, California, is home to a magnificent amount of marine mammals. The marine life seen aboard a boat ride during the Dana Point dolphin and whale watching season can range from seals, sea lions, and sharks, to gray, blue, and humpback whales, but one family of marine wildlife leaves both seasoned and novice whale…

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