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Capt. Dave's Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari

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Address: 24440 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629-3018
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Whale watch with Capt. Dave's Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari in Dana...

Whale watch with Capt. Dave's Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari in Dana Point on our high-tech sailing catamaran year round, with two Eye-to-Eye Underwater Viewing Pods. For 20 years Captain Dave's has provided daily trips to see dolphins, up to 10,000 strong, leap and play right off our bow, plus Gray Whales (December through April), Blue Whales (May through November), and year round Humpback Whales, Fin Whales, Minke Whales, and so much more.

Go underwater with whales and dolphins without getting wet during your whale watch in our Eye-to-Eye Underwater Viewing Pods aboard Manute'a. Listen to dolphins during your whale watching safari with our underwater Hydrophone. Celebrity and certified naturalists make this exciting Dana Point whale watching excursion educational and entertaining too. Mrs. Capt. Dave's famous triple-fudge brownies make this a one-of-a-kind dolphin and whale watching adventure unforgettable. We are a real Eco-tourism company providing only sustainable wildlife viewing. Ask about Fast Cat, our upscale Rigid Hull Inflatable Catamaran and the newest boat in our whale watching fleet.

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My (adult) son and I booked a whale watching expedition for 2/24/17 at 9am. It was supposed to be a 2.5 hour tour. I had only ever done a whale-watching thing over 20 years ago... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Unfortunately, we had the misfortune to not see dolphins or whales on our tour, this was most likely on the unsettled weather that was currently in the area. However, it was an interesting ride skid nice boat and professional crew was very nice and knowledgeable. We that were on this tour when we did not see anything were all offered... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My (adult) son and I booked a whale watching expedition for 2/24/17 at 9am. It was supposed to be a 2.5 hour tour. I had only ever done a whale-watching thing over 20 years ago and wasn't that impressed. But this was a one-of-a-kind experience. I will go with this group again, even though I know I may never have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After doing our research we chose Capt Dave’s based on the consistent 5-star reviews and the attraction of the cataraman to get a little closer to the “action”. After our experience, it was easy for us to see why the 5-star rating is well deserved. What seems to separate an exceptional individual or company are the little things; the little... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I have taken Captain Dave's Dolphin and Whale trip 3 times and highly recommend this trip. The crew is very helpful and very professional. We have seen dolphin pods and Whales up close, it's just truly remarkable. This trip is well worth the price.

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

dana point , local , I usually bring out of towners on this boat as you get to see the coastline and the dolphins and whales are a treat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun family oriented adventure with a hometown feel. Definitely a good value and met our expectations

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have seen 3 amazing gray whales up close ....less than 50 yards...... and a ton of dolphins and sea lions so close you could touch them.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A long trip from SanFransisco to San Diego with my family, and an unforgettalbe trip to see the dolphins.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even if we hadn't seen five whales, several dolphins, and various other birds and marine life, it would have been worth it for the boat ride.Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a spur-of-the-moment excursion and it was one of the most amazing experiences! So glad we did it. We will never forget it!

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