About the Boat
Hoku Nai’a is our newest dolphin and whale watching superstar! This 65-foot vessel is a fast and stable power catamaran with a maximum capacity of 149 passengers, although this cruise is limited to just 70 guests.
Hoku Nai’a is specifically designed for passenger comfort and panoramic views from both the main deck and elevated observation deck. There are two restrooms available on the main deck.
You will enjoy a beautifully appointed interior with upscale décor throughout the vessel that celebrates Dana Point’s famous surfing culture and recognition as the Dolphin and Whale Watching Capital of the World®.
On the first floor, the main deck is fully enclosed for climate control. As you enter, a lounge area with three sofas provides a comfortable place to relax and chat. Moving forward of the lounge are plenty of bench seats with tables. Perfect for enjoying your brunch! And towards the front of the boat is a large buffet. Large windows on both sides provide panoramic viewing angles.
Heading upstairs to the second floor, the observation deck has ample cushioned bench seating and is covered for added sun protection. A full bar is available for purchasing refreshments including water, soft drinks, beer, and wine.
Please note Hoku Nai’a is not equipped with underwater viewing pods.