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Whale Watching Excursions

See why Dana Point is the Dolphin and Whale Watching Capital of the World®!

Don’t forget to book a whale-watching excursion during your trip to the 2023 Festival of Whales in Dana Point! Most excursions are two to three hours long. Reservations are recommended. Learn more about our options below, and reserve your whale-watching trip online today!

Dana Wharf Whale Watching The Original 2-Hour Whale Watching Trip

Simply the best – from the originators of whale watching in Orange County and voted #1 five years in a row by Dana Point Times!

Ocean Institute Pacific Marine Exploration Cruise Come aboard the R/V Sea Explorer

Join the Ocean Institute’s marine educators in exploring the ocean from top to bottom, while searching for some of the world’s largest and smallest creatures during our 2.5-hour long marine life exploration program.