Whale Watching in San Juan Capistrano, CA


Whale-Watching Cruise from Dana Wharf Whale Watching (Up to 60% Off). Four Options Available.

Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching

Dana Point

Captains narrate two-hour tours through the Pacific in search of gray whales, dolphins, and sea lions

$45 $19

2.5-Hour Blue-Whale-Watching Cruise for One or Two from Newport Landing Whale Watching (Up to 65%)

Newport Landing Whale Watching

Newport Beach

Spot giant blue whales, gray whales, finback whales, dolphin pods, and other native creatures in their natural habitat

$36 $13

Whale Watching with Binocular Rental for One or Two Adults or Kids from Freelance Ocean Tours (Up to 70% Off)

Freelance Ocean Tours

Newport Beach

Groups survey the waters off Newport Bay in search of giant blue whales, gray whales, and more

$70 $22

One or Two Junior, Senior, or Adult Whale-Watching and Drink Tickets at Ocean Explorer Cruises (Up to 63% Off)

Ocean Explorer Cruises

Newport Beach

2.5-hour tour takes passengers around the Newport and Laguna Beach coastlines in search of blue and humpback whales, dolphins, and much more

$41 $16

Three-Hour Whale-Watching Tour for One, Two, or 10 from San Diego Whale Watch (Up to 55% Off)

San Diego Whale Watch

San Diego

3-hour tours include narration by a certified marine naturalist, snack bar, and indoor and outdoor seating for 149

$48 $25

Five- or Nine-Hour Fishing Trip for One from Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching (Up to 50% Off)

Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching

Dana Point

Fish for seasonal catches such as bass, yellowtail, rockfish, and more during 1/2 or 3/4-day excursions

$64 $32

Catalina or Coastal Sport-Fishing Trip for 1 or 2 Adults or 1 Junior from Davey's Locker (Up to 60% Off)

Davey's Locker Sportfishing

Newport Beach

Fish for yellowtail, tuna, dorado, white sea bass, calico bass, bonito, halibut and dozens more off Catalina Island or the Pacific coast

$71 $35

Whale and Dolphin Watching From Dana Point

Dana Wharf Boats

Dana Point

$45 $26

Evening Whale & Dolphin Watching

Dana Wharf Boats

Dana Point

$29 $18.75

$25 for a Petting Zoo Admission for Four with Pumpkins for Two and Zoomars CD at Zoomars ($58 Value)

Zoomars

San Juan Capistrano

Meet an array of friendly farm animals before snagging some take-home pumpkins and Zoomars new CD with children’s songs about the zoo›

$58 $25

"Flavors of San Juan Capistrano"

Sarducci's Capistrano Depot

San Juan Capistrano

$60 $36.50

Ghost Walk for Two, Four, or Up to Eight from Orange County Ghosts and Legends Tours (Up to 30% Off)

Orange County Ghosts and Legends Tours

Multiple Locations

Tour guides take guests on an excursion to notoriously haunted locales known for regular paranormal activity

$40 $28

Entry for One to the Dark Harbor Haunted Attraction on "The Queen Mary" (Up to 42% Off)

"The Queen Mary"

Long Beach, CA

Haunted attraction on The Queen Mary, the ship deemed 1 of the Top 10 Haunted Places in the world by Time

$24 $14

Laguna Art Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 50% Off)

Laguna Art Museum

Laguna Beach

Museum chronicles the history of Californian art with a 3,500-piece permanent exhibit that spans the 19th century to the present

$14 $7

Food Tour for One or Two from Carla and Linda's Walking Food Tours (Up to 51% Off)

Carla and Linda's Walking Food Tours

Carla and Lindas Walking Food Tours

Experienced foodies lead groups on a walking tour of Oceanside’s hippest restaurants with delectable eats at each stop

$50 $25

Wine Tasting and Harbor Cruise for One, Two, or Four from OC Ocean Adventures (Up to 50% Off)

OC Ocean Adventures

Dana Point

A 63 ft. catamaran glides through Dana Point Harbor during 90-minute cruises as a convivial host serves snacks and The Organic Cellar wine

$49 $25

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Rancho Las Lomas (Up to 51% Off)

Rancho Las Lomas

Irvine-Lake Forest

Guests gather in a select location to enjoy four flights of wine, then take a stroll in the wildlife foundation afterward

$60 $30

90-Minute Zoo Tour for 2, 5, or 10 at Rancho Las Lomas Wildlife Foundation (Up to 55% Off)

Rancho Las Lomas Wildlife Foundation

Irvine-Lake Forest

A zookeeper leads groups past each exhibit and shares facts about tigers, zebras, and other animals, some of which are hand-fed by staff

$60 $29

Meadery Visit and Tasting with Flights for One or Two at Golden Coast Mead (Up to 46% Off)

Golden Coast Mead

Golden Coast Mead

Craft brewers use California honey and San Diego spring water to make light-bodied, easy-drinking mead, the world’s oldest alcoholic drink

$13 $7

General Admission for Two or Four and Photos with a Snake at The Reptile Zoo (Up to 51% Off)

The Reptile Zoo

Fountain Valley

Discover the many animals the zoo has on display, participate in hands-on activities, and get a picture with one of the resident snakes

$34 $17

Planes of Fame Air-Museum Visit for Two or Four (Up to 45% Off)

Planes of Fame

Planes of Fame Air Museum

More than 150 aircraft and displays—including an N9MB Flying Wing—fill an aviation museum tracing flight history

$22 $12

Tasting for Two, Glasses, and Cheese with Option for One or Two Take-Home Bottles at Orange Coast Winery (Up to 58% Off)

Orange Coast Winery

Newport Beach

Urban microwinery crafts rich vintages with California grapes and pairs pours with vintner-selected cheese plates

$70 $34

Wine Tasting for One or Two at Miramonte Winery (Up to 56% Off)

Miramonte Winery

Temecula

Guests sample six wines in the indoor and outdoor tasting spaces overlooking the site’s beautiful garden and lawn

$17 $8.50

Two or Four General Admission Tickets to Lyon Air Museum (Up to 44% Off)

Lyon Air Museum

Orange County Airport

Authentic planes and rare automobiles that trace back to World War II are on display at this museum, located within John Wayne Airport

$24 $14

$69 for 90-Minute Electric-Boat Rental from Newport Fun Tours ($135 Value)

Newport Fun Tours

Newport Fun Tours

Up to eight passengers float across 880-acre Newport Harbor in a covered boat, taking in views of sandy beaches and waterfront mansions

$135 $69

Oceanside Museum of Art Visit for Two or Four (Up to 47% Off)

Oceanside Museum of Art

Townsite

Explore a wide variety of art forms from the 20th and 21st centuries, including a new special exhibition of quilts

$16 $9

General or Guided Tour at Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary (Up to 38% Off). Five Options Available.

Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary

Phelan

See exotic reptiles, birds, and big cats that were rescued while learning the importance of preserving these species for future generations

$16 $10

Adult, Child, or Youth General Admission at California Academy of Sciences

California Academy of Sciences

Golden Gate Park

Explore a four-story living rainforest, a planetarium with a 75-foot dome, a moving earthquake exhibit, a living roof, and much more

$24.95 $24.95

Tour and Tasting for 1, 2, or 4, Valid Monday–Thursday or Friday–Sunday at Miramonte Winery (Up to 60% Off)

Miramonte Winery

Temecula

VIP winery package includes winery tour, tasting of 10 wines, and a wine appreciation and food-pairing class

$75 $30

Sunset or Evening Cruise for Two with Drinks from Ocean Explorer Cruises (Up to 63% Off)

Ocean Explorer Cruises

Newport Beach

Enjoy a romantic 75-minute daytime or evening cruise through Newport Bay with stunning backdrops and breathtaking sunsets

$60 $22

Select Local Merchants

  • Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching
    Designed and built exclusively for Dana Wharf Sportfishing, OC Ocean Adventures' 63-foot catamaran cruises through the habitats of whales, dolphins, and ocean birds found throughout the waters surrounding Dana Point Harbor. During private charters and public tours, up to 49 people can see the sights from the enclosed cabin or take photos with famous pelicans in open viewing areas. The catamaran is also outfitted with many onboard creature comfort, welcoming guests to peruse a deli-style galley stocked with purchasable snacks and cocktails mixed from a full bar. No matter the occasion for the trip, the vessel leaves waters as clear as it found them; designed for a low impact on the environment, its engine produces less sound and 75% fewer emissions than conventional engines.
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    Dana Point, CA US
    +18882240603
  • So Cal Dolphin Adventures
    Just minutes south of Laguna Beach, SoCal Dolphin Adventures takes passengers on peaceful animal-sighting treks along the southern California coast. Rather than use a large whale-watching vessel, SoCal's cozy boat fits a maximum of six people, giving everyone unobstructed views of natural wildlife, such as dolphins and sea lions. Our three-hour adventures trek up to seven miles up or down the coast for a better chance of spotting animals and fuzzy seaweed banks you can later claim were mermaids. Careful to never disrupt marine habitats, each tour leaves plenty of time to snap pictures and wait for whales to breach.
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    Dana Point, CA US
    +19494124746
  • First String Sportfishing
    First String Sportfishing sails the open seas off of Southern California, taking passengers on both fishing voyages and educational marine tours. Its largest boat, First String, can hold up to 147 people for its whale-watching tours. On board the 93-foot boat, you’ll find two 9-ton fish holds, two radars, a large-screen television, and a dolphin-to-English dictionary. First String Sportfishing’s other boats depart for both Californian and Mexican waters on fishing excursions. These trips typically yield shallow-water rockfish such as Sculpin and Whitefish and larger varieties including yellowtail and barracuda.
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    San Clemente, CA US
    +19494986149
  • Davey's Locker
    The sailors at Davey's Locker cruise the seas off California all year round, but it's hard to imagine they ever get bored. They're too busy taking passengers on all kinds of maritime adventures. On cruises, guests can try to spot up to 10,000 migrating gray, finback, and blue whales, as well as dolphins and other aquatic wildlife. Sunset or evening cruises promise breathtaking views, and July Fourth fireworks cruises celebrate our independence from the tyranny of the metric system. Additionally, new and experienced anglers alike can nab catches from yellowtails to barracudas on deep-sea fishing trips. The company's well-equipped ships keep passengers comfortable with amenities such as large indoor salons, full bars, and sun decks. All cruises depart from Newport Bay, and at Christmas time, the spot twinkles with lights as the famed Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade commences.
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    Newport Beach, CA US
    +19496731435
  • Ocean Explorer Cruises
    Water laps against the edge of the boat as a a dolphin leaps over waves just off the port side. Its smooth, graceful body arcs through the water, swimming with the speed only a set of flippers can muster. Ocean Explorer Cruises seeks out magical moments like this one on the deep blue sea, giving guests a chance to encounter everything from sunsets to Humpback whales. Cruises depart from Newport Bay and set off in search of marine environments on whale watching cruises, romantic settings on sunset cruises, and Christmas light displays or American flags and fireworks on holiday cruises.
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    Newport Beach, CA US
    +19496731489
  • Freelance Ocean Tours
    If you love sports, you'll probably also love Freelance Ocean Tours in Newport Beach. If you've worked up an appetite, no worries! This club also has a fabulous restaurant. At this club, everyone will find something they love — kids included! Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles. So this weekend, don't do the same old thing. Head to Freelance Ocean Tours!
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    Newport Beach, CA US
    +19496731844
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