High Speed Zodiac Whale Watching Safari from Dana Point
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High Speed Zodiac Whale Watching Safari from Dana Point
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High Speed Zodiac Whale Watching Safari from Dana Point

2 h
About this activity

Your exhilarating adventure departs from Dana Point Harbor, one of the best places in the world to view year-round dolphins, whales, sea lions, and more. May through October you could see the largest animals to have ever lived on earth, magnificent Blue Whales. December through April you could witness the incredible Gray Whale migration. And throughout the year you’ll have the opportunity to see Humpback Whales, Fin Whales, Minke Whales, sometimes Orcas (Killer Whales), and much more. Several species of wild dolphins are also seen year-round. Imagine yourself surrounded by stampeding dolphins, stretching out for miles in every direction! Fast Cat’s wide, rectangular bow area is perfect for dolphin viewing as they bow ride inches from your fingertips.

Upon arrival you’ll find free parking and a warm smile from our “Dolphin Deck” team. If you or one of your guests is celebrating a special occasion, such as a birthday or anniversary, be sure to let us know when reserving so that we can arrange for a special greeting. Check in about 30 to 45 minutes in advance. Then relax under a blue umbrella and enjoy a sandwich, snacks, ice cream, cold beverage, or hot coffee with the best view of Dana Point Harbor, until you’re escorted to the boat. Nearby restrooms are available to use prior to boarding.

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Dana Point Harbor, 34624 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2908

We are located right next to Baby Beach. A great place for families to enjoy after their whale watching trip!

Pass By: Baby Beach, 24300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629-2914

Super fast and super fun, our zodiac catamaran Fast Cat offers you a smile-plastered-to-your-face, exhilarating thrill ride and a chance to get up-close and personal with year-round whales and dolphins. Upscale features include heavily padded seats with seat backs, custom teak floor, and large custom sunshade. This vessel is extremely low to the water, making it perfect for GoPro fans. And with a low center of gravity, Fast Cat is a great option for guests concerned about seasickness.

During your experience, as you watch dolphins jump and whales fluke, sea lions lounge, and birds prey on fish, marine naturalists will provide interesting narration for a trip that’s both exciting and educational. You’ll also learn about the ongoing whale disentanglement efforts we are involved with. When not carrying passengers to view the whales, Fast Cat is used to help disentangle whales! At the conclusion of your whale watching safari, you’ll receive one of Mrs. Capt. Dave’s famous Triple Fudge Brownies. A sweet treat as our way of saying “thank you” for joining us!

Duration: 2 hours

Location: Capt. Dave's Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari, 24440 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629-3018

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  • Live commentary on board
  • U.S. Coast Guard inspected and certified vessel
  • Licensed Captain and professional crew member
  • Cetacean Declaration - Join us again for free within one calendar year if you don't see any dolphins or whales
  • Entry/Admission - Capt. Dave's Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari
Not included
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase at check-in)
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Maximum weight per guest is 250 pounds due to U. S. Coast Guard regulations
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • You may encounter occasional ocean spray
  • No restroom on the boat. Restroom facilities on land are available to use before boarding
  • No oversized bags or coolers. Please limit items to waist-packs, small backpacks, and small camera sling bags
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

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