This intimate cruise on an upscale motor yacht will spend 3.5 hours exploring the whales & dolphins off Dana Point, the Dolphin and Whale Watching Capital of the World®, and the first Whale Heritage Site in the Americas. With only 6 guests it will feel like a private charter!
Dolphin & Whale Watching Early Bird Sunday Special Safari
The early bird gets the...whale!
- Adult (Age 13+)
- Child (Up to age 12)
Even though whales and dolphins are seen throughout the day, ocean conditions in the early morning are often the best!
There’s less wind, which means smooth, glassy seas.
When seas are calm it can be easier to locate disruptions in the water such as a whale spout or a dolphin jumping. It also makes for more comfortable whale watching for guests on board, too!
On this 4-hour morning cruise, we’ll be heading out on our fast and stable upscale power catamaran to look for whales, dolphins, seal and sea lions, sharks and other fish, and more.
With the extended duration, you’ll have even more time to spend with the magnificent whales and dolphins.
Dana Point, a Whale Heritage Site, is the Dolphin and Whale Watching Capital of the World®!
A variety of wildlife could be seen including huge blue and fin whales, lively humpback whales, huge pods of fun-loving dolphins, sunfish, great white, blue, or mako sharks, cute sea lions, and more.
Enjoy an Upscale Whale Watch on Hoku Nai’a
Hoku Nai’a is our new 65-foot, double-deck, upscale power catamaran.
Her spacious observation deck is perfect for dolphin and whale watching during your SUPER Safari by giving you an elevated look at the animals. For your comfort, there is ample cushioned bench seating and it’s covered for protection from the elements. There is also a bar with water, soda, beer, and wine available to purchase.
The main deck is fully enclosed for climate control while large windows on both sides provide plenty of viewing angles during the Dolphin & Whale SUPER Safari. Bench seats with tables and a lounge area are perfect for guests wanting to enjoy their lunch.
There are two restrooms on the main deck.
You will enjoy 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®.
Hoku Nai’a does not have underwater viewing pods.
Hoku Nai’a Virtual Tour
For an “auto tour” video walk-through, click on the play button in the lower left corner. It may take a couple of minutes to show.
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