Dana Point

Whale Watching Excursion in Dana Point

Dana Point, USA
Dana Point Whale Watching Excursion
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Cruise the Pacific Ocean off Dana point on a whale watching excursion aboard a comfortable 95’ vessel. Enjoy live narration from your experienced captain as you watch for whales, sea lions, and dolphins, and learn about the stunning diversity of marine life that flocks to the California coast. Listen to the distinctive calls of seabirds from a seat on deck, or relax by a window in the fully-enclosed cabin where food and drink are available for purchase.
  • Whale watching tour on a comfortable vessel
  • Learn about California's marine wildlife
  • Watch for whales, dolphins, and sea lions
  • Enjoy live narration throughout the trip

What's Included

  • Narration by captain
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629, USA

    Please CHECK IN for your boarding passes AT LEAST 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO BOAT DEPARTURE TIME and 45 MINUTES ON WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • There are no refunds or rescheduling for no shows.
  • Customers are limited to 10 tickets max for yourself or your party.
  • Please arrive 30 Min. prior with your entire party to check in.
  • If you are lost please call 949-496-5794 x7.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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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Harpreet_K
Absolutely fantastic and highlight of our vacation so far! We went with 3 kids including a baby. There is stroller/wheelchair access which is great. It’s super cold once you’re out at sea so wrap up warm! There is food and drink available to purchase on the boat (burgers, hot dogs etc). The crew are so friendly and knowledgeable. We were fortunate enough to not only see the beautiful bottle nose dolphins but also two grey whales! It was pretty special. I’d highly recommend.

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Great Adventure
Jay_A, Apr 2024
Great time on the water. Saw quite a few dolphins, and 2 whales. Crew was very informative and helpful.
We didn't see anything...
Axel_T, Mar 2024
We didn't see anything the first trip but got free tickets for another trip which was amazing. Thanks
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We apologize for not seeing anything on your first trip, but we're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your second trip and found it amazing. We're glad we could offer you complimentary tickets for another opportunity to enjoy the experience. Your satisfaction is important to us, and we appreciate your understanding. We hope to welcome you back for more memorable adventures in the future!
Perfect ride
Laura_L, Mar 2024
Very kind and helpful staff, all really appeared to love their jobs. We got great views and comfortable ride. So fun to get close to many dolphins
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you found our staff kind and helpful, and it's great to know that their passion for their work shone through. We're delighted that you enjoyed the comfortable ride and the fantastic views, as well as the opportunity to get up close to many dolphins. Your feedback means a lot to us, and we hope to welcome you back for more memorable experiences in the future!
Well worth it!
Linda_S, Mar 2024
Clean boat, knowledgeable guides who did their best to ensure a pleasant experience. would do it again.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for your kind words! We're delighted to hear that you found our boat clean and our guides knowledgeable during your whale watching experience. It's fantastic to know that we were able to contribute to a pleasant outing for you. We truly appreciate your feedback and would be thrilled to welcome you back for another adventure in the future!
Nice little trip and gave us a voucher as we didn’t see whales. Nice touch.
Ann_H, Mar 2024
Staff we friendly and informative . Tried hard to see whales but unfortunately it was meant to be. We then went in search of dolphins.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
We are sorry to hear that you didn't see much on your trip. We hope your next trip has lots of wildlife to see.
A wonderful few hours with great people to make sure you enjoy yourself.
Will_T, Feb 2024
The morning tour is the way to go. Much smaller crowd. Ray is an incredible guide. Mike (I think I remember that correctly) is a strong captain who knows what he is doing. We saw a whale, seals, common dolphins, pelicans. The baby Dolphin was adorable and a pleasant surprise. Ask Ray about “Patches.” Also, there is a galley they I recommend. Breakfast and lunch. The crew freaking ROCKS!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
We are very happy to hear that Ray and the crew made your trip so enjoyable. We hope you can visit us again.
Great experience
Scott_G, Feb 2024
The entire experience was great. They had a naturalist on-board who answered questions. We saw lots of dolphins but no whales, unfortunately.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
We are glad to hear that you had such a great experience with us. Hopefully next time the whales will be out for you to see!
ugh
Audrey_H, Jan 2024
Cold and raining. No whales in sight. Considering the hard rain it should have been cancelled. They did give us rain checks but seeing we are on vacation that won’t work for us. 177.00 wasted. It was a total waste of 2 hours and the money. Sitting inside with fogged windows was no fun.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Sorry that rain made for a bad trip and that you can not use the rain checks , please feel free to reach out to management at the number on your reservation . Thank you
Whales, dolphins, and a lovely boat ride!
Susan_W, Nov 2023
Knowledgeable staff prepared us for different species of whales and dolphins that we might see. They were patient in waiting to spot marine life, but also knew when to move on and look in other areas.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you for your review. We hope you can visit us again soon.
Great day on the water!
Janet_M, Nov 2023
Spectacular day out on the water!! We didn’t see any whales, but it was fun anyway. We were also given the opportunity to try again further into the season! A big thank you!
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you for your review. We hope you can visit us again soon.
Wonderful
Carisa_S, Nov 2023
Whales, dolphins and the great descriptions. It was a fun team building exercise. It was very memorable!
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you for your review. We hope you can visit us again soon.
Fun with or without whales
Diane_H, Oct 2023
Hundreds of dolphins performing all around us. Catamaran affords a great experience viewing from indoors or out.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you for your review. We hope you can visit us again soon.
Incredible Staff & Experience
Tracey_Z, Oct 2023
We had such a wonderful time! We have gone worh this company before and always a good experience. What made this time so exceptional was the staff. I have a sprained knee and Laura immediately helped me find comfy seat, let me borrow sea sickness bands and got me an ice pack from bar. Above and beyond and it was a lifesaver. Bartender and photographers were also lovely. Bartender helped me again later with more ice. Felt truly cared for and appreciated as a patron. Commentator also was wonderful with excellent details on the animals and facts. A terrific excision we highly recommend.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you for your review. We hope you can visit us again soon.
Had a great time
Frank_W, Oct 2023
Dolphin experience and the boat ride.Also staff was very nice and friendly.The day was also sunny and the temperature was perfect.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you for your review. We hope you can visit us again soon.
Fun
Carol_N, Aug 2023
Great ride.....saw large pods of dolphins The Captain played with them to let us see a lot off play and jumping...great pictures No whales seen :(
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you for your review. We hope you can visit us again soon.
Fantastic- bring a...
Adjon_H, Jul 2023
Fantastic- bring a jacket. We saw 4 whales, two different kinds. Became part of the 1% in the whale watching community.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you for your review. We hope you can visit us again soon.
Amazing trip!
Tracie_O, Jul 2023
We were privileged to see three blue whales. Amazing! We also saw one humpback whale and lots of common dolphins. Great trip! Thank you!
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon.
Just Amazing!!
Claudia_T, Jul 2023
Everything was wonderful, everyone was super nice!! We saw blue whales and that was breathtaking!! Just Awesome 👌
Response from Host, Jul 2023
We are happy to hear that you had such an awesome trip. We hope you can visit us again soon.
A must do.
Jeffrey_R, Jul 2023
Lots of sea life to see. We had a great time. Very relaxing as well. The crew was very helpful and informative.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you for your review. We hope you can come out with us again soon.
A great experience for both first and long-time Whale Watchers!
Kyler_M, Jul 2023
From ticket acquisition to boarding, it was a very streamlined experience. Both the captain and staff were very engaged, friendly, and informative for the entirety of the trip. Beyond narration along our route, they also answered many impromptu questions about sealife in general and taught basic facts about the whales to the children on board. All things considered, the dolphins we encountered on the trip were the real highlight of our experience. As the captain accelerated back to the Harbor, the dolphins even raced with us for a few miles!
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you for your review. We hope you can visit us again soon.
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