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Orange County Whale Watching & Dolphin Safari Daily Trips

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Daily Orange County Whale Watching Trips

Bring the kids, family, and friends for a chance to get really up-close and personal with Orange County whales and Orange County dolphins. We see herds of dolphins up to 10,000 strong, migrating Gray Whales (Dec.- May.) and migrating Blue Whales (May - Nov.), Fin Whales, Minke Whales, Humpback Whales, Killer Whales, and much more.

Orange County Whale Watching trips, operated by Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari in Dana Point, will take you aboard a high-tech catamaran sailboats for an educational and incredibly exciting Orange County whale watching experience where you’ll get a chance to get within arm’s reach of five species of dolphins and huge whales.The catamaran sailboat "Manute'a" features two exclusive Eye-to-Eye Underwater viewing PODs™ where you can feel what it's like to swim with dolphins without getting wet! Hear the animals too, with our underwater hydrophone while an experienced marine naturalist explains how these animals live.

Our original catamaran sailboat "DolphinSafari.com" offer a very intimate whale watching Orange County experience with up to 20 passengers on board.

Captain Dave's new luxury power catamaran, "Lily, Whale Research/Rescue Safari" is a 49-passenger luxury power catamaran with state-of-the-art research and rescue equipment that also does whale watching.

Mrs. Capt. Dave’s triple fudge brownies are served complimentary as a special treat on every whale watching safari!

2 and 1/2 Hour Signature Safari

Catamaran Sailboats "Manue'a" and "DolphinSafari.com" Fares:
Adults: $65 per person
Children, ages 1 to 12: $45 per person
Infants, up to 12 months: $20 per person


Catamaran Powerboat "Lily" Fare: $65 per adult and child, all ages.

Departure times vary by season. To check availability and make reservations please call 949-488-2828 or reserve online.

Greetings from Mrs Capt Dave

When we first started whale watching in 1995, the fishing companies took folks out only during the Gray Whale Migration, typically between December and April, on their fishing boats. We offered our whale watching trips on our sailboat, and equipped it with an underwater hydrophone and soon, an underwater camera. Read more