Dana Point Whale Watching

Dolphin & Whale Watching Capital of the World®


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Humpback whale jumping out of the water near Dana Point, California

Why Dana Point?

Discover why Dana Point, in Southern California, is the Dolphin and Whale Watching Capital of the World®. From magical year-round whale watching to stunning coastlines, Dana Point whale watching tours offer a world-class experience for all ages.

Dana Point is a Whale Heritage Site as established by the World Cetacean Alliance.

Dana Point whale watchers in foreground watching a humpback whale tail

Where to Watch?

Explore how you can get up-close and personal with Dana Point’s whales, dolphins, and other sea life. Dana Point whale watching cruises are offered every day, throughout the year.

With year-round whales, dolphins, sea lions, and more, any time is a good time to book your Dana Point whale watching experience!

Hundreds of dolphins stampede off the coast of Dana Point, California

What Will I See?

Dive deeper into Dana Point’s year-round abundant and diverse marine life with our photo gallery of what we see and when.

Giant blue whales, playful humpbacks, breathtaking pods of wild dolphins, and so much more await your Dana Point whale watching adventure.

Dana Point Whale Watching

Dana Point, California, USA

The Dolphin & Whale Watching Capital of the World®

A Whale Heritage Site

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