Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari
March 5, 6, 12, 13
Join Orange County’s number one rated whale watching tour on TripAdvisor, Google+ and Yelp. Celebrating 20 years!
Bring the kids, family, and friends for a chance to get up close and personal with gentle gray whales as well as fin whales, humpback whales, minke whales and more, plus five different species of amazing wild dolphins, including mega-pods that can number in the thousands! Capt. Dave’s high-tech catamarans are never crowded with a maximum of 49 passengers and offer an educational and incredibly exciting whale watching experience. And Mrs. Capt. Dave’s yummy triple fudge brownies are served as a special treat on every safari. Mention this online ad for $10 discount; good during Festival of Whales only; discount not applicable on private charters.
Exclusively aboard Capt. Dave’s catamaran sailboat MANUTE’A can you feel what it’s like to swim with dolphins and whales, underwater without getting wet, in the Eye-to-Eye Underwater Viewing Pods. Capt. Dave’s original sailing catamaran DOLPHINSAFARI.COM is so close to the water that it’s like viewing dolphins and whales from a kayak. Both catamaran sailboats feature our Eye-Spy Dolphin Nets to give you a really up close encounter! LILY, our power catamaran, offers luxury whale watching with features that include cushioned seating on the bow and throughout the boat, full galley, beautifully appointed interior, shaded upper sundeck, and state-of-the-art whale research equipment. Our new rigid hull inflatable catamaran, FAST CAT, is turbo charged for fun and with speeds up to 30 knots a small group of up to 12 passengers will spend less time looking for animals and more time enjoying them. ORCA, our luxury motor yacht, is available for intimate whale watching charters for up to 6 guests.
Captain Dave is a marine naturalist, conservationist, photographer, award winning filmmaker and author, and whale watching captain. Frequently called upon as an authority on wild dolphins and whales, he has appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, Discovery Channel, National Geographic and more. Captain Dave has been featured on the Ellen Show and CBS Morning News for his conservation efforts and successful disentanglement of whales. Most recently Capt. Dave was a keynote speaker at the LA Drone Expo where he talked about flying his drone over water in challenging conditions while filming dolphins and whales, including his acclaimed video “Drones Over Dolphin Stampede and Whales off Dana Point and Maui”.