Our unique Orange County whale watching boats have been specially equipped by Captain Dave to provide up-close and unforgettable dolphin watching and whale watching experiences. Blue whales, gray whales, humpback whales, killer whales, common dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, and much more can be seen during your Orange County whale watch. Southern California has year-round dolphins and year-round whales, plus one of the nicest climates of anywhere on earth. So gather your kids, family, and friends and get ready for an incredibly exciting Orange County whale watching adventure!
The Manute'a offers state of the art equipment including our two Eye-to-Eye Underwater Viewing Pods, underwater hydrophone, three Eye-Spy Dolphin Tram Nets and the latest navigation equipment plus plenty of seating and two bathrooms. Manute'a very comfortably accommodates up to 49 passengers. She is also the only whale watching boat to broadcast trips live on the internet. View whales and dolphins live from your computer during our daily Orange County whale watching excursions.
Take a virtual tour of Manute'a, our most unique high-tech, high-speed Whale Watching Catamaran, with underwater viewing pods in Orange County, California.
Our 35-foot sailing catamaran is the original pride of our fleet and remains a crew and passenger favorite. With a comfortable capacity of about 20 passengers, DolphinSafari.com provides an intimate dolphin and whale watching experience. Her specially designed bow with Eye-Spy Dolphin Tram Net is so close to the water that you can sometimes touch the animals! It's almost like being on a kayak. DolphinSafari.com also has comfortable seating in the cockpit and a restroom.
Lily, Whale Research/Rescue Safari is our new luxury power catamaran with state-of-the-art research and rescue equipment. She is Coast Guard certified to carry up to 49 passengers. You'll enjoy dolphin and whale watching in luxury with a beautifully appointed cabin, climate-controlled pilothouse, shaded upper sundeck, and spacious bow, all with cushioned seating, as well as a fully equipped galley. The sundeck and bow both feature rails enclosed with Lexan® glass for wind protection. Passengers can contribute to whale and dolphin research and learn more about the lives of individual animals using our on board ID catalog. Explore beneath the surface with an underwater remote operated vehicle (ROV) that passengers can drive. You can see and hear dolphins and whales underwater with our hydrophone and underwater camera. A life-size common dolphin, micro-museum of whale and dolphin artifacts, and stunning photographic art throughout the boat immerse passengers in the world of dolphins and whales. Trips are broadcast live on our website. And Mrs. Capt. Dave’s famous triple fudge brownies are served as a special treat! See more photos of Lily.
Our 38-foot luxury whale watching yacht offers all the amenities for a family or small group of friends to enjoy a fun day of whale watching and sightseeing. She is also perfect for movie and television productions. ORCA is Coast Guard certified to carry up to 6 passengers comfortably. Her features include a fast cruising speed, beautiful interior with ample seating, two staterooms, two bathrooms, and fully appointed galley. You'll enjoy panoramic views while comfortably seated in the fully enclosed bridge or the refreshing ocean air on the aft deck. More ORCA information and photos.
If you have any questions or would like to make an Orange County whale watching reservation please call (949) 488-2828, seven days a week.