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Public Cruises

Whale watching & sea life adventure charters, presented by Dana Wharf

Ocean Adventure Catamaran Public Trips

The OCean Adventures runs public whale watching trips daily! Remember that whale watching is year-round at Dana Wharf as we see the gray whale migration November – April! While the blue whales are seen during the summer and into fall. Delight in the exciting sights and sounds of the magnificent ocean creatures off Dana Point.

Known as a landmark for marine life sightings, Dana Wharf’s ocean adventure cruises offer rare glimpses into a huge variety of underwater wildlife and gorgeous scenic views you’ll never forget.

Our Deluxe Catamaran

Come aboard our specially-built, luxurious catamaran for an incredible adventure. A totally different, intimate, and unforgettable experience!


  • A limited number of passengers – this trip is NEVER CROWDED!
  • Amazing viewing platform- our passengers can view marine life and not get wet.
  • A faster and quieter journey – advanced technology engines ensure you have a smooth ride!
  • An up-close and personal experience – get closer to marine life such as whales and dolphins and watch them as they swim beneath you.
  • An educational experience – get your questions answered by our on-board professional naturalist or marine biologist.
  • Bask in the sun on the sun bench in the back or ride the bow for an adventure!
  • Our enclosed cabin boasts a full view of the ocean and flat screen monitors so you can see the Captain’s navigation screen and more.

The 63-ft. OCean Adventure is an eco-friendly, state-of-the-art catamaran, also available for private charters in Orange County. She is certified to carry up to 49 passengers and is fully equipped with an easy-access, deli-style galley and a full-service bar.