Breathtaking. There's simply no other word to describe Earth's largest creatures as they frolic in the wild, and no other location in Southern California — or the world — offers the diversity of whales like Dana Point.
Southern California's waters are teeming with massive marine animals — blue whales, grey whales, humpbacks, fin whales, even killer whales (orcas). And, scientists have recently noted that Dana Point has the highest density of dolphins, whose megapods can grow up to 10,000 strong! Dana Point's geography includes a rocky canyon just off the coast producing fish for dolphins, and plankton-rich seas for all of the baleen whales. The result is whale watching that astounds visitors all year-round.
Whether staying in Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, or even up the road in Anaheim, Dana Point Harbor is the ideal place for dolphin and whale watching in Orange County.