Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari
March 3, 4, 10, 11
Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari – 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!
**SPECIAL OFFER**Mention this Festival of Whales website when making your reservations by telephone for a $10 discount. Discount good March 1, 2018 through March 31, 2018. Discount not applicable on private charters and cannot be combined with other offers. Please call (949) 488-2828 to reserve.
Why Captain Dave’s? Because you and your family deserve the very best!
Capt. Dave’s has a Five Star rating and is Dana Point’s No. 1 outdoor activity on TripAdvisor and offers the best customer service!
Exclusive Eye-to-Eye Underwater Viewing Pods: Go underwater, without getting wet, and experience what it’s like to swim with dolphins and whales while aboard our high-tech catamaran sailboat MANUTE’A.
Capt. Dave’s unique catamarans are never crowded with a maximum of 12 to 49 passengers, depending on the vessel, for an intimate whale watching experience.
We are a real eco-tourism company providing only sustainable wildlife viewing.
Orange County’s only U.S. Coast Guard inspected rigid hull inflatable boat, FAST CAT, is also available throughout the Festival.
Originators of the Eye-Spy viewing platform: Eye-Spy Dolphin & Whale Tram Nets on our catamaran sailboats put wildlife inches below your feet.
Our knowledgeable marine naturalists explain how these animals live for a fun and educational oceanic adventure that adults and children of all ages will love.
Captain Dave and rescue team members have been recognized worldwide for their conservation and whale rescue efforts.
Mrs. Captain Dave’s famously yummy Triple Fudge Brownies are served complimentary on every whale watching trip.
We are the home of Dana Point’s most viewed YouTube channel, featuring Captain Dave’s award-winning (Phinfest 2015) drone footage of whales and dolphins with over 12 million views. Subscribe to our channel!
Captain Dave is a marine naturalist, conservationist, photographer, award-winning filmmaker and author, and whale watching captain. A founder of Orange County’s first whale disentanglement group, Captain Dave was a guest on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to raise awareness of bycatch from fishing gear entanglement. He is often called upon as an authority on wild dolphins and whales, and was a keynote speaker at the LA Drone Expo for his spectacular use of drones for filming whales and dolphins in his acclaimed video “Drones Over Dolphin Stampede and Whales off Dana Point and Maui.” Videos and photographs from Captain Dave’s safaris have been featured on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” “CBS this Morning,” “NBC Nightly News,” “The Today Show,” Discovery Channel, National Geographic, and in feature films, including the Academy Award-nominated Racing Extinction.