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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,…

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…

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…

How Big Are Baby Whales?

There’s nothing sweeter than seeing a mother whale and calf pair traveling together through the gorgeous ocean waters of Dana Point, California, the Dolphin and Whale Watching Capital of the World®. We love hearing the oooh’s and awe’s from passengers on our whale watching safari as whales gracefully breeze past the boats. When it comes to baby whale size we…

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….

Where Do Whales Sleep?

One question we are often asked is “Where do whales sleep?” While the answer to this seemingly simple question sounds innocent, it’s more in-depth answer is one that helps to provide the world a better understanding of the whale species as a whole. It goes without saying that whales sleep in the ocean, but the…

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…

Do Dolphins and Whales Grieve?

Grief is a natural response to loss that is universally shared among humans all around the globe. Whether brought on by death, divorce, or drastic change, this multifaceted physical, spiritual, behavioral, cognitive, and social grieving process is a natural occurrence that has taken place within the lives of living entities for thousands of years. But…

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