Captain Dave's Dolphin and Whale Safari Newsletter

Coast Explodes with Blue Whales, Humpbacks, Megapods, Mola molas and More!

August 2012 

Pair of Blue Whales

The coast off Dana Point has exploded this week with more, more,more whales!  In the last ten days we have seen over 60 whales and fin whales and of course, dolphins, dolphins and more dolphins!


On Thursday we had Gayle Anderson with KTLA/Channel 5 with us for a live broadcast and I am very thankful to report that the weather was gorgeous, dolphins were waiting for us right outside the harbor entrance, and one of our favorite summertime resident blue whales, Notcho, came over for an amazing close encounter.  Three other summer visitors, Kinko, Spike and Bubbles have also been hanging out, enjoying the abundant krill.  Here is a recent video clip of Kinko! 


Blue Whale Kinko Greets Dana Point Whale Watching Passengers
Blue Whale Kinko Greets Dolphin Safari Whale Watching Passengers

If you would like to see two of the four segments that Gayle shot LIVE from our boat, CLICK HERE.  If you would  like to experience the trip for yourself, you can either call for reservations (949)488-2828 or book online at  We have several trips each day on Manute'a and we even have one or two each day on everyone's favorite, our smaller more intimate catamaran

Hope to see you out there! 

Aka, Mrs. Capt. Dave

phone: (949) 488-2828


24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive

Dana Point, CA 92629

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