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Blue Whales Spotted in Dana Point!

Dana Point, California— June 2022 —It’s going to be a “BLUE, BLUE, summer!! Blue whales have been spotted off the coast of Dana Point!

It’s leading up to an exciting summer! The largest mammal known to ever exist on EARTH has been viewed by our crew and guests! Blue Whale season runs from May until November as they migrate in the summer and generally gather in small groups! Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching have spotted 6 so far in the month of June!! It’s also been a magical month of witnessing pods of Risso’s and Common Dolphins, Fin Whales, Minke Whales, and a few Humpbacks!! It’s time to go WHALE WATCHING this summer!! Since Father’s Day, our passengers have seen many mothers and their calves. Recently, they saw a calf that was rolling under the surface next to the 95ft. Dana Pride, our largest whale watching vessel. The whale lifted his head out of the water to take a better look at all the passengers. Dana Wharf’s Sportfishing and Whale Watching’s naturalist, Nona Reimer said, “When you think that the blue whale is the largest animal to live on the planet; bigger than a dinosaur or a megalodon, that is amazing!”

Perhaps the Dana Pride, the largest vessel in the fleet, reminded the calf of a big blue whale since it is a blue hull and the same length of a Blue? The calf’s mom was right beside him as you can see in the pictures taken by photographer Loriannah Hespe below for Dana Wharf Whale Watching.

Dana Point is known as the Dolphin and Whale Watching Capital of the World ® and did you know that Dana Point recently became the first Whale Heritage site in the Americas in 2021, by the World Cetacean Alliance, the world’s largest marine conservation organization! Dana Point is known as a landmark for whale sightings due to its weather, underwater canyons, shallow waters, large kelp beds, and ecosystems that provide the chance to see these beautiful giant creatures! For reservations and or additional information, visit