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Capt. Dave's Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari
Ranked #3 of 26 Tours in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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Reviewed 17 November 2017

Exceptional experience, 2.5 hours on the sea on a lovely catamaran, wind in your face, amazing mammals, depending on season I have seen white dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, whales and whale babies to name just a few, as well as witnessing crazy seabird feeding frenzies and stunning pelicans.

The trip is informative, fun and never ever crammed.

Always the highlight of my trip to Laguna beach - it is very very near up the coast to dana

Thank 111kim111
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"underwater viewing pods"
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"sea lions"
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"whale watching"
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"fast cat"
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"common dolphins"
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"see whales"
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"great trip"
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"large pod of dolphins"
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"an incredible experience"
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"their natural habitat"
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"bottle nose dolphins"
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"marine life"
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

We had a great trip. We found a huge pod of dolphins and followed them for quite awhile. Did not see any whales but it was not for lack of trying. The crew took the time to allow us to enjoy the dolphins and made sure everyone had plenty of chance for viewing and photos. Like I said, we didn't see any whale this trip but they definitely traveled quite a distance and spent time out looking...didn't rush to get the trip over. I have been on other trips that put in halfhearted attempts at finding wildlife...these guys went all out! Nice boat and good experienced crew. Take snacks, sunscreen and a jacket. Parking is nearby and free.

Thank Linda M
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Capital L Love Captain Dave’s tours!! Stayed out extra long to see a rare blue whale. Dolphins, sea lions, eagles so amazing to see God’s creation! This is worth every penny spent, every glorious minute of time and memories of a lifetime!

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Very enjoyable time out on the water with a gazillion dolphins. The viewing pods are a very different experience as you feel like you are swimming with the dolphins.

Thank mike2481632
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