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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Capital of the World

Dana Point, California


Offering the World’s Best Year-Round Dolphin and Whale Watching

  • More dolphins per square mile than anywhere else in the world with over 450,000 dolphins
  • Dana Point made the “dolphin stampede” famous.
  • Year-round whales include blue whales, fin whales, gray whales, humpback whales, and minke whales.
  • A plethora of rare whales and dolphins, including killer whales, pilot whales, sperm whales, false killer whales, Dall’s porpoises, and more
  • One of the best places in the world to view the largest animal to have ever lived on earth: the magnificent blue whale
  • Best small harbor with quick and easy access to the open ocean
  • Best year-round weather — Unlike many other locations, Dana Point usually has moderate weather and mild ocean conditions throughout the year.
  • Underwater coastal canyons and large kelp beds within a mile of shore provide rich habitats for numerous species of marine life, including the kinds of fish that dolphins and whales love to eat!
  • Unlike other Southern California harbors, Dana Point has no towering buildings, oil rigs or large ships that distort the whale watcher’s sense of the pristine and spectacular encounters.
  • Home to the world’s first and longest-running annual whale festival, celebrating whales since 1971
  • Home to Orange County’s Large Whale Disentanglement Team
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