Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari
#1 Rated Whale Watching Company in Orange County!
Join Captain Dave for the most unique whale watching trip in the world! Our daily, year-round, dolphin and whale watching trips are the highest rated on TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Google+.
Bring the kids, family, and friends for a chance to get up-close and personal with herds of wild dolphins up to 10,000 strong, Gray Whales (Dec – April), Blue Whales (May – Oct), Humpback whales, Fin Whales, and even Orca Whales. Southern California has the greatest density of dolphins and the largest concentration of blue whales of anywhere on earth.
BE one of the pod and feel what’s it’s like to swim with dolphins without getting wet in our Eye to Eye Underwater Viewing Pods! Hear the animals too, with a research quality underwater hydrophone, while an experienced marine naturalist shares our collection of marine mammal artifacts and explains how these animals live. Mrs. Captain Dave’s yummy Triple Fudge Brownies are served complimentary on every whale watching safari. Our high-speed, high-tech catamaran sailboat “Manute’a” is never crowded with a maximum of 49 passengers.
Family and friends can watch your whale watching trip live from our high-tech catamaran at DolphinSafari.com! Our production quality cameras broadcast the world’s first and only live whale watching feed on the web every day. Visit our YouTube channel for more Dana Point whale watching and stampeding dolphin videos.
An award winning filmmaker, author, and whale disentangler, Captain Dave Anderson is a leader in ocean wildlife education and has been featured on CBS Evening News, Eye on L.A., the Today Show, CBS This Morning and the Ellen Show for his conservation efforts. His award winning documentary “Wild Dolphins & Whales of Southern California”, and book “Lily, A Gray Whale’s Odyssey” have drawn people worldwide to Dana Point.
Departures daily; trip times vary by season. Reservations are strongly recommended. Please call us at (949) 488-2828 or reserve online. Daily Signature Safari is 2 and 1/2 hours.
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Private Whale Watching Charters
Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari offers three vessels for an unforgettable dolphin and whale watching adventure! Private dolphin and whale watching charters are perfect for family reunions, special occasions, a casual get-together, as well as corporate functions and team building.
We have two Sailing Catamarans and one luxury Motor Yacht to choose from. Or, if you have a large group, you can charter multiple boats! Throughout the year you have the chance to get up-close and personal with wild dolphins, Gray Whales (seasonal), Blue Whales (seasonal), Fin Whales, Minke Whales, Humpback Whales, and even occasionally Killer Whales. Your whale watch charter will be an educational and incredibly exciting experience where you’ll have a chance to get within arm’s reach of amazing marine life while an knowledgeable marine naturalist explains how these animals live. And Mrs. Captain Dave’s yummy triple fudge brownies are served as a special treat on the ride back.
Find out more about chartering a whale watching boat by calling us at (949) 488-2828 or email.
Capt. Dave’s ongoing effort to raise awareness and rescue entangled whales was recently featured on CBS This Morning.