Join The SummerTree Institute on one of our exciting whale and dolphin cruises from Dana Point, California. We traditionally run these trips in the fall, when Southern California is visited by Blue Whales, Humpback Whales, Fin Whales, and other species of marine mammals.
Southern California, including Orange County, is home to some of the largest populations of wild dolphins anywhere in the world. In addition to dolphins, we normally see a variety of whales and seals on our multi-hour journey from Dana Point Harbor. Late summer and fall, when we schedule our cruises, provide excellent chances of seeing 90-foot-long Blue Whales, the largest creature that we know of that has ever lived on earth.
Dana Point Harbor is not only scenic, but provides by far the fastest way to get to the areas off the coast to view whales and dolphins. Our Director of Expeditions, Doug Thompson, a marine naturalist, author, and filmmaker, will be our guide for the day. Doug has led expeditions into the Gray Whale birthing areas of Baja for over thirty years, and continues to deliver impassioned narrations about our oceans and her magnificent creatures.
We will be posting our fall schedule soon. You may sign up below to receive email notifications of our upcoming events. We would love to share this memorable experience with you.