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Capt. Dave's Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari

24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629
949 488 2828
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Ranked #1 of 16 Activities in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Whale watch with Capt. Dave's Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari in Dana Point on our hi-tech...
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Whale watch with Capt. Dave's Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari in Dana Point on our hi-tech sailing catamaran year round, with exclusive Eye-to-Eye Underwater Viewing PODS™. Daily trips to see dolphins, up to 10,000 strong, leap and play right off our bow, migrating Gray whales December through April and Blue Whales May through November. Go underwater with whales and dolphins without getting wet during your whale watch in our Eye to Eye Underwater Viewing Pods. 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. Homemade triple-fudge brownies make this a one-of-a-kind dolphin and whale watching adventure unforgettable. You can see a live broadcast from our boat, the first and only place in the world where you can go dolphin and whale watching LIVE right from your computer during our daily dolphin and whale watching excursions!
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Omaha, Nebraska
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We took three teens with us on Christmas Eve and they had a blast! Saw six gray whales and a large pod of dolphins, a very successful day!

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Aliso Viejo, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We've gone on Capt. Dave's Dolphin/Whale Safari 3 times and each time we've seen something wonderful. If you don't go out on the ocean frequently, it might be hard to judge just how far above and beyond the typical dolphin or harbor cruise Capt. Dave's is. They truly have a care for the living creatures you will see on the... More 

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Ephraim, Utah
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We went whale watching during the day. The Captain really hunted so we could find a whale. We did see one. No guarantees with "wild life" but the crew made the trip fun. Later that night we went back on the boat for the last night of the "Christmas Light Parade." We had a blast waving at everybody. The Captain... More 

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This November I took my parents, husband, and children(under age 10) to captain Dave's Safari. We chose it based on reviews, and let me tell you they are the best. We saw the other boats! My children loved the dolphin viewing pods on the Manta. The dolphins are so curious about the children and come right up to the glass... More 

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Southern Calif.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Outstanding adventure for the very young, the very old and everyone in between. Our great-grandson, age 3, loved it as did I. Actually we've been on a number of trip's with Captain Dave and everyone of them was great.

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West Jordan, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Do not confuse this with Daveys Locker! This is the real deal! These guys were professional. They spent extra time and effort in finding creatures for us to see. They found a feeding frenzy with birds diving, dolphins galore and a humpback whale getting his share! It was the best! Great boat. Not overly crowded. Good with the kids as... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We took a wonderful trip on Captain Dave's boat. The captain drove hard to find us many animals to watch, even though the dolphins had recently been spooked by orcas coming through. We enjoyed a wonderful cruise up to the known location of a humpback whale, which we saw (and would have gotten more views of had it not been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I had the pleasure of joining one of Captin daves whale watching experiences at the end of October and it was the high light of our holiday. We chose them due to the amazing reviews and loved that you can check the web site daily to see what have been spotted that day and weeks leading up... More 

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Royal Oak, MI
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79 reviews 79 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We had a wonderful trip on Captain Dave's Dolphin and Whale Safari. The boat was nice, the staff was great and we saw lots of dolphins and a humpback that loved to jump. It was also the first whale watching trip for our 14 month old son. The staff was great with him and he loved watching the whales and... More 

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Wilmslow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

My wife and I booked with Captain Dave in August on the Manute'a as part of our trip - very glad we did and weren't disappointed, despite the weather we saw dolphins swimming alongside (cos that's what they like to do) and a blue whale and other marine life. The crew were entertaining as well as knowledgeable and it was... More 

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