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Whale Watching Los Angeles

If you’re looking for dolphin and whale watching near Los Angeles, look no further than Captain Dave’s Whale Watching! Captain Dave’s is a 5-star rated Tripadvisor provider for ocean tours from Dana Point. Los Angeles whale watching season lasts all year long, so be sure to include it in your vacation plans with family, school trips, or get-togethers with friends. With Captain Dave’s, you’ll have a memorable excursion.

Captain Dave’s Offers Several Tour Options:

Captain Dave’s tours offer comfortable seating with fewer guests per boat.

There is no better time than right now to book a trip to the Southern California Coast! Whether you’re just landing in LA, deciding on a stopover, or already living nearby, Los Angeles is a hub for fun things to do. Naturally, we think that the number one thing on your list should be whale watching! Where better to book a whale watching in a Los Angeles trip than at Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari! With the largest mammal on the planet visiting during the summer months and the only mud-sucking crustacean-eating whale visiting during winter through spring, Los Angeles whale watching is popular amongst locals and travelers alike.

Los Angeles Whale Watching at Dana Point

Whale watching in Los Angeles California

When it comes to whale watching season in Los Angeles, there is never a “bad” day for seeing whales, and Captain Dave’s 2 ½ hour ocean tours are the best in the Los Angeles region. Scheduled seven days a week on our spacious catamaran sailboat, you’ll marvel over our Eye-to-Eye Underwater Viewing Pods that allow close-up viewing of dolphins, whales, and fish. Come experience our most popular tour!

Pre-corona virus numbers indicate that over 50 million people visit Los Angeles each year. While many may come for America’s favorite mouse with a cheerful song and a smile, they stay for the fantastic weather and myriad things to do in one concentrated area. Whales of all sizes and shapes know that the greater Los Angeles area is the best place to visit too. This is why any day of the year is the perfect time for grabbing your camera for some seriously excellent Los Angeles whale watching. Bring the kids, your extended family, and friends out with us, and let us show you the stunning California coastline from a perspective that you and your guests will never forget.

Get up-close and personal with marine wildlife at an arm’s reach. That is right! Whale watching near Los Angeles means the opportunity of seeing dolphins at the bow of our boat, looking up at passengers with their sweet, built-in smiles. Swimming at top speeds as if racing our boats, seeing dolphins so close to the boat means you could also be sitting in the splash zone! Being splashed by a dolphin is lucky, and some may say that Los Angeles whale watching is the most exhilarating ride in town!

Zodiac-Style Whale & Dolphin Watching

Los Angeles whale and dolphin tour
Captain Dave’s high-speed Zodiac-style boat gives you an up-close view of the most incredible ocean wildlife on Earth! If you’ve avoided whale watching tours because of worries about seasickness, the Zodiac’s heavily padded seats and low profile will help you feel very comfortable.

Dolphins are not the only main attraction you’ll see while out to sea. From the largest to the smallest, our list of great rorqual whales showing off their tremendous blows and incredible bodies is extensive! The whales who grace our waters all year long include (and are not limited to): fabulous fin whales, stunning sei whales, happy humpback, beautiful Bryde’s whales, and magnificent minke whales.

Just a quick hop skip and a jump from downtown Los Angeles, our convenient location is close to north and southbound freeway access, minutes away from the famous Laguna Beach, and provides free parking during your trip. We know you’ll LOVE spending part of your day with us on the water while enjoying Los Angeles whale watching, which is why we also provide you and your guests with a complimentary sweet treat after your trip. It is just our way of thanking you for coming whale watching near Los Angeles with our amazing captain and crew.

Private Tours with Captain Provided!


Enjoying whale watching season in Los Angeles California

If you’d like to book a private Los Angeles whale watching tour, Captain Dave’s offers six different boats to choose from, including motor yachts, Zodiac-style boats, a catamaran sailboat with an underwater window, and more! Each rental includes a Coast Guard-certified Captain.

You will walk away with more than a sweet treat on your trip with Capt. Dave’s Dolphin Safari. Don’t have a professional quality camera, or are you worried about making sure you take the perfect selfies onboard? Don’t stress! A safari tour on our state-of-the-art catamaran Manute’a allows you to purchase professional photographic memorabilia that is one of a kind. We want you to remember your day with us while Los Angeles whale watching. We do not just provide a mass-produced backdrop of the wildlife we see here. Your group will receive a group photo set on the backdrop of the animals you see on the specific day of your trip. This is a 100% unique offering, timestamping your authentic experience.

You will disembark excited about your fantastic sightings and will gain a stronger knowledge of the animals you see. Expert captains and crews scour the oceans on all of our tours while you are Los Angeles whale watching. Each trip is dedicated to looking for signs of life. Captains and onboard marine naturalists will share their incredible knowledge of the unique underwater topography and why the precious life in this underwater world loves this area so much. Seeing the animals while whale watching near Los Angeles up close and face – to face also illustrates just how impactful our role plays in the future success in the lives of these animals and connects you with a part of nature that leaves a lasting imprint on your heart and soul. All you need for Los Angeles whale watching is a camera and jacket in addition to your ticket to ride at Capt. Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari, otherwise known as the very best attraction in all of the greater Los Angeles area.

So, book your tickets with us today! Los Angeles whale watching is one sightseeing tour you definitely do not want to miss when visiting Southern California!

Why Choose Captain Dave’s for Whale Watching Season Near Los Angeles?

The Dolphin and Whale Watching Capital of the World® is at Dana Point, and sightings are guaranteed when you book your trip with Captain Dave’s! Book your tickets now and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.