Dolphin & Whale Watching on Rigid Inflatable Boat

24 ft
Boat length
Up to 10
Passengers
Captained
This boat is rented with a captain
100%
Owner’s response rate

The boat

A private charter aboard our rigid hull inflatable (zodiac-style) catamaran is an excellent choice for a small group of friends and family seeking a day of fun, adventure, and wildlife!



Whether you're celebrating a reunion, birthday, graduation, anniversary, or just looking for an exciting opportunity to be within arm's reach of amazing whales and dolphins, you're sure to have a smile-plastered-to-your-face good time! This comfortable, upscale RIB features heavily padded seats with seatbacks and a large sunshade.



Live narration from entertaining and knowledgeable marine naturalists will take you on a deeper dive into the lives of Dana Point's gentle giants; what they do, where they go, and the threats they face. And at the end of your charter, we hope that you'll disembark with a greater understanding of Dana Point's awe-inspiring marine life.



Mrs. Capt. Dave’s famously yummy Triple Fudge Brownies are served as a treat at the end of your charter.



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IMPORTANT INFO:

Because of the high speed and fun but bouncy ride passengers should be in good overall health, with no head, neck, or back injuries. No pregnant guests please.

The suggested minimum age is 4 years old.



Dana Point, California, is the Dolphin and Whale Watching Capital of the World® and the first Whale Heritage Site in the Americas. Experience year-round whales and dolphins including blue whales (May – Oct.), gray whales (Dec. - May), fin whales, humpback whales, minke whales and more, plus 5 species of dolphins that can number in herds up to 10,000! Rare dolphins like orcas and pilot whales can be seen at any time. You could also see sea lions and seals, pelagic birds, and various species of fish, including sharks.

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Dave
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Dave

Specifications

Year
2005
Length
24 ft.
Make
Nautica
Model
24 Catamaran RIB
Capacity
10
/ (excl. fees)
Date
Duration
Start time
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Ratings & reviews

Boat location

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

Your crew

Boat owner
Dave
Dave
I am a Coast Guard licensed captain, and for over 25 years I've had the privilege of taking passengers out to see the magnificent whales and huge pods of dolphins that live year-round off the coast of Southern California. I'm a certified Responsible Whale Watching partner with the World Cetacean Alliance. When I’m not on the water showing passengers amazing sea life, I’m actively involved with whale disentanglement. I founded and organized Orange County's first whale rescue group. I'm also an award-winning filmmaker and author who has been featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Today Show, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, Discovery Channel, and National Geographic, and have had my film footage in theatrical films including in the Academy Award nominated film, Racing Extinction.
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  • Response rate: 100%
  • Avg. response time: < 12 hours

Things to know

Allowed on boat

kids under 12
shoes

  • Free cancellations until 30 days before the booking start time.
  • 50% refund for cancellations between 15-30 days before the booking start time.
  • Cancellations within 14 days of the booking start time are non-refundable.
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This boat belongs to a Commercial Owner, an independent boat rental company. A Commercial Owner is an independent, Boatsetter-approved boat rental company who provides their own insurance to their guests.


A security deposit hold (not a charge) will be placed on your credit card 48 hours before your booking starts to cover any incidental damage that may occur during your rental. This hold is released 48 hours after the booking is complete, if no claims are made. The security deposit amount for the boat you are booking will be outlined during the check-out process.

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If requested, the owner can provide a list of available captains for bareboat charter or the renter can use their own qualified captain. If the boat is being time chartered, the owner will provide the Captain.