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Whale Watching Prices

How much does it cost to see a whale? Affordable whale watching cruises and private charters are available every day.

Capt. Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Safari offers whale watching ticket prices for individuals as well as special prices for school trips. Other groups, both large and small, might prefer the customized experience of our private charters.

Five-star cruises are available daily, year-round, and depart from Dana Point, the Dolphin and Whale Watching Capital of the World®. Many species of whales, dolphins, sea lions, sharks, pelagic birds, and so much more can be seen throughout the year. Find out what to wear on your whale watching tour and the best time of day to go whale watching.

Manute'a and blue whale during Dana Point whale watching cruise

Whale Watching Prices

All prices are good 7 days a week.

2.5-hour Signature Safari

Join Capt. Dave’s most popular cruise which features the only catamaran in the world with eye-to-eye underwater viewing pods. You can go underwater, and without getting wet, feel what it is like to swim with dolphins and whales. Eye-spy dolphin tram nets on the bow put wildlife just below your feet! The partially covered cabin area offers an open-air design and cushioned seating with plenty of elbow room for all 49 whale watchers.

Age Full Fare Price Price With Instant Discount
Adult, ages 13 and older $95.00 $72.20
Children, ages 1 – 12 $64.00 $48.64
Infants, up to 12 months $5.00 $5.00

2-hour Zodiac Safari

A fast, fun, and adventurous ride aboard rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIBs) that put you within arm’s reach of marine wildlife. Capt. Dave’s high-speed Zodiac Safari with heavily cushioned seats and seatbacks will comfortably carry you across the ocean’s surface to Dana Point’s year-round whales, dolphins, sea lions, and more.

Age Full Fare Price Price With Instant Discount
Adults, ages 13 and older $95.00 $72.20
Children, ages 6 – 12 $95.00 $72.20

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Whale Watching Private Charters

Do you prefer an intimate dolphin and whale watching cruise with just your group on board?

Would you like a cruise with a customized itinerary?

Then a private charter is perfect for you!