Boat captains must master nautical lexicon before sailing the seas to ensure that they can distinguish port, which means left, from starboard, which means launch the vessel into deep space. Count down to a sea launch with today’s Groupon: for $54, you get a two-hour dolphin tour and a cocktail (a $109 total value) from Malibu Dolphin Tours in Marina Del Ray. Tours embark on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Departure times for sunset tours vary depending on the time of year. Please call ahead to schedule.
Malibu Dolphin Tours cruise up the coast toward Santa Monica, boasting views of sunsets, dolphins, and other wildlife from the deck of a 40-foot pleasure cruiser. Tours of up to 15 passengers cut through the ocean while setting sights on playful dolphins, curious harbor seals, and serious gray whales. While guests conduct staring matches with the ocean-going mammals, guides draw on backgrounds in oceanography and environmental science to demystify the deep and translate whale songs into even more confounding whale riddles. The sunset cruise coddles eyes and ears alike with the thrum of music accompanying the sun's slow march to bed. Aquatic explorers who opt for the dolphin tour and cocktail can sip on beer, wine, bloody marys, or margaritas while communing with dolphins and fending off sharks' demands for a free sip.
Marina Del Ray
14115 Marquesas Way
Marina Del Ray, California 90292