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    Dolphin & Whale Signature Safari (Adults 13+)

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    Feel like you need a little more porpoise in your life? If you answered "No, I want to see whales and dolphins," then this is the sea-faring safari for you! You'll set sail on high-tech catamarans, in search of some of the year-round dolphins and whales famous for populating the waters off of Dana Point. What could you see? December through May the annual migration of Gray Whales between the waters off Alaska and the lagoons of Baja, CA takes place. In the months between May and November Blue Whales, the largest animal on earth, can be seen. And throughout the year Fin Whales, Minke Whales, Humpback Whales, and occasionally Orcas visit. Rare whales that could be seen at any time include Bryde's Whales, Sei Whales, Sperm Whales, Pilot Whales, and False Killer Whales. And playful dolphins, some in mega-pods of up to 10,000, are seen off Dana Point all year round too! Only aboard the catamaran Manute'a can you see dolphins underwater, without getting wet, in our Eye-to-Eye Underwater Viewing Pods. Capt. Dave's original catamaran DolphinSafari is so close to the water that it's like viewing dolphins and whales from a kayak. Both boats feature our Eye-Spy Dolphin Nets to give you a really up close encounter! Lily, our luxury power catamaran, features cushioned bow seating, upper deck with wind and sun protection, and a beautifully appointed interior. Mrs. Captain Dave's yummy triple fudge brownies are served as a special treat on all trips. Along the way, naturalists will treat you with insights about how these amazing creatures live and play. It's going to be a whale of a good time!
    Dolphin & Whale Signature Safari (Adults 13+)

    24440 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point

    • Embark on a dolphin and whale watching adventure that gives you an up-close and personal view of the marine life
    • Observe dolphins and whales in their natural environment with vessel features specially designed by Captain Dave
    • Learn about the behaviors of these underwater creatures from professional naturalists
    • Enjoy an intimate look at a surreal underwater world aboard advanced, eco-friendly catamarans
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    Coronado Kayak Tour

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    Hop in and paddle away as you take in the sights of Coronado and beyond with a kayak tour sure to please. Take your choice of a 1, 2, or 3 seat kayak as you set out for a 2 hour adventure on the San Diego Bay that will start out at Coronado Ferry Landing. You'll make your way to such stunning and popular locations as Petco Park, the USS Midway, Naval Station North Island, the Embarcadero, the Silver Strand, the Convention Center, Coronado Bridge, and Glorietta Bay. Blending the best of both San Diego and Coronado, this tour will give you a comprehensive understanding of why the area is so beloved by tourists and locals alike. Have a question? Just ask your knowledgeable guide as you take your time navigating through the waters and enjoy a fresh take on touring.
    Coronado Kayak Tour

    1201 1st Street #215, Coronado

    • Kayak along the San Diego Bay as you take in the stunning sight of Coronado
    • Paddle your way past locations like the Embarcadero, USS Midway, Coronado Bridge, and Glorietta Bay
    • Learn all about the area from your knowledgeable tour guide
    • Take an active approach to touring as you engage with the area in a new way
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    Original Sea Cave Kayak Tour

    Up for a jolly old time? Head over to La Jolla for a little fluid fun on this seafaring kayak sojourn! Prior to setting out, you'll be geared up and walked through the basics, making this experience a great way for inexperienced paddlers of all ages to get their feet wet. Properly oriented, push out beyond the surf to calmer waters, and find yourself quickly off and paddling like an old pro. Your destination? The Seven Sea Caves of La Jolla-- which are every bit as fantastic as they sound! Spend 90 invigorating minutes exploring these diverse ecological habitats boasting some of the highest concentrations of sea-life in all of coastal California. Fish, birds, harbor seals, sea lions, and sea turtles will be spotted. Squeaking dolphins often accompany paddlers, in addition to swarms of leopard sharks in the summer months (they don't bite; their mouths are too small). Whales are commonly sighted (depending on the time of year), and, weather permitting, you'll enjoy the privileged opportunity of entering California's only north-facing sea cave, the Emerald Cave-- off limits except with a licensed guide. As you paddle, your knowledgeable host will fill you on the flora, fauna, and natural history of the surreal world you find yourself in, all while offering continuing pointers to help you keep paddling in the right direction. For those looking to make a splash, this tour gets it right!
    Original Sea Cave Kayak Tour

    2246 Avenida De La Playa, San Diego

    • Treat yourself to a thrilling kayak adventure and explore La Jolla's famed sea caves
    • Learn about diverse coastal ecosystems thanks to insights from a knowledgeable guide
    • Spot seals, sea lions, sea turtles, dolphins, and maybe even whales!
    • Enjoy a fun, physical adventure that will leave you charged and inspired
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    Marine Wildlife Tour (4hr)

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    Looking for the best things to do in San Diego? Set sail from Harbor Island to see the best parts of the San Diego Bay in all its natural beauty. You will have the opportunity to participate in the actual sailing, if you wish, and learn something new about the open water with a focus on whale watching. If working the adventure is not your thing, everyone can still enjoy craft beer, chilled white wine, lunch and platters of cheese, salami, crackers and chocolates served by polite stewards. Each sailing cruise includes a captain, crew member, and a maximum of 6 total passengers -- a perfect support system for a truly unique nautical adventure. You'll watch as surrounding whales create blow-spouts for a spectacular splash out on the water. Whether you want to work the mast or work your jaw, this unique whale watching experience has something for everyone.
    Marine Wildlife Tour (4hr)

    1450 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego

    • Sail on a beautiful sail boat through the San Diego Bay for a whale watching experience
    • Learn and participate in the sailing by gaining insight on techniques
    • Sip on craft beer or chilled wine as you enjoy the finer things
    • Escape the day with a picturesque view of the ocean and complimentary lunch
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    Seal Tour

    Is it a boat? Is it a bus? No - it's San Diego's original amphibious water and land adventure! Commonly known as a duck tour, the San Diego Seal Tour is a fun and unique way to explore the city from the streets and the sea. This 90-minute fully-narrated journey departs from Seaport Village located on Harbor Drive at the Embarcadero. As you travel along the beautiful Big Bay by land, you will hear stories of early sailors as well as the history of the 14-mile long working bay and learn about the importance of the military in San Diego. Splash down into the San Diego Bay off Shelter Island to begin the water-tour segment of the journey. As the seal travels through the north end of the Big Bay, enjoy great views of Point Loma, home to the Cabrillo National Monument, Naval Air Station North Island, the Point Loma Submarine Base and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The area is a popular playground for sea-lions and the tours namesake animal, seals, so keep your eyes peeled!

    This 90-minute fully-narrated journey departs from Seaport Village located on Harbor Drive at the Embarcadero. As you travel along the beautiful Big Bay by land, you will hear stories of early sailors as well as the history of the 14-mile long working bay. You also will learn about the importance of the military in San Diego. Pass by San Diego International Airport, dedicated to aviator Charles Lindbergh, just one of the many people you will hear about on your San Diego Seal Tour.

    Then, you will splash down into the San Diego Bay off Shelter Island, where you begin the water-tour segment of the journey. As the seal travels through the north end of the Big Bay, keep your eyes peeled for a chance encounter with a California brown pelican. The Big Bay provides views of Point Loma, home to the Cabrillo National Monument, Naval Air Station North Island, the Point Loma Submarine Base and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The area is a popular playground for seals and sea-lions so keep your eyes out during your San Diego duck tour - make that seal tour!

    Return to land where you will return to your starting point via Harbor Drive, passing the Maritime Museum and Cruise Ship Terminal along the way.

    *Please Note: Tour route is subject to change without notice due to weather or traffic conditions.

    Seal Tour

    Seaport Village, San Diego

    • Explore the city of San Diego from the streets to the seas in an amphibious water and land vehicle
    • Snap beautiful photos of the San Diego skyline from a watery vantage point
    • Enjoy fascinating guided narration from your knowledgeable tour guide
    • Keep your eyes peeled for potential sea-lion, seal, and brown pelican sightings
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    Speed Boat Adventure Tour (San Diego)

    Grab your boating shoes and captain's hat, and take to the high seas (well, the San Diego Bay) as you helm your very own speed boat! Experience the thrill of zooming around the bay in an adventure tour like none other. During the tour, you'll pilot your own boat, following behind a seasoned tour guide who will introduce you to the beauty of one of the nation's most famous harbors through a two-way communication system mounted on your boat. You can explore the waters alone or bring along up to 3 passengers total, making for a personal and gratifying adventure. Ahoy!
    Speed Boat Adventure Tour (San Diego)

    1450 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego

    • Pilot your own 13 foot mini speed boat while exploring the beautiful San Diego harbor
    • Race over the waves as the fresh air of the harbor blows through your hair
    • Receive personalized instructions and insights into the harbor area thanks to a tour guide connected to you via a two-way communication system mounted in the boat
    • Enjoy a unique, high-speed experience that you'll remember forever
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