Dana Point dolphin and whale-watching safari
Activities

Dana Point dolphin and whale-watching safari

Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Hop aboard a catamaran and keep a lookout for whales, dolphins, and other sea creatures
  • Enjoy engaging commentary from knowledgeable marine naturalists along with your safari
  • Check out the underwater viewing pods for a closer look at ocean life without disturbing the habitat
What to expect

Experience an up-close and personal connection with huge herds of wild dolphins, whales, sea lions, and much more aboard a memorable whale-watching excursion!

Meet your group at Dana Point Harbor, at the location next to Baby Beach and the OC Sailing and Event Center. Board one of three catamarans - either Manute’a, DolphinSafari, or Lily - and get ready to spot sea lions, marine birds, dolphins, whales, and sometimes sharks. Some whales you might see on your journey include Blue Whales, Gray Whales, Humpback Whales, Fin Whales, Minke Whales, and occasionally Orcas (Killer Whales). Also, keep in mind there are five species of wild dolphins that might cross your path, too. As you cruise, enjoy commentary from a naturalist who fills you in on the sea creatures, their lifestyles, their natural habitats, and what’s being done to protect them. If you’d like, you can head down to the underwater viewing pods on your catamaran to catch sight of ocean life from an underwater vantage point.

After your adventure, your boat docks back at the harbor and you’re sent on your way with a complimentary triple-fudge brownie.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • U.S. Coast Guard inspected and certified vessel
    • Licensed Captain and professional crew
    • Live commentary on board
    • Cetacean Declaration: join us again for free within one calendar year if you don’t see any dolphins or whales
    • Complimentary triple-fudge brownie
    What's not included
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • DVD (available for purchase)
    • Souvenir photos (available for purchase)
    Reduced price
    • Children (ages 2-12)
    • Infants (ages 0-1): free
    Where

    Capt Dave's Dana Point Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari, Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, California, United States

    Meeting point:

    Present your voucher to the staff at Capt Dave's Dana Point Whale Watching at Dana Point Harbor (next to Baby Beach and the OC Sailing and Event Center) 30 to 45 minutes in advance.

    What to remember
    • All guests MUST wear face coverings. Failure to do so will prevent guests from boarding the boat
    • Social distancing is enforced and vessels’ surface areas including seats, cushions, railings, bathrooms, and underwater pods are sanitized
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Tours operate in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
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    When
    • Departure times vary depending on the day of the week. Please check the calendar for updated availability
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    Provider
    Capt. Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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