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Festival of Whales

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03/02 - 03/10

Orange County


0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

What’s Happening:

The Dana Point Festival of Whales is one of Southern California’s largest
seafaring celebrations and reaches out to whale admirers around the world.
Dana Point is teeming with festivities every winter during this special
time of year, offering something for everyone. The Festival draws over
50,000 visitors each year over these two special weekends.

Festival highlights include an opening day parade, Street Fair, art and
craft shows and sales, classic car exhibits, paddling and sailing
opportunities, Boating Extravaganza, sand sculpting, concerts on land and
water, environmental activities, educational opportunities, interpretive
crafts, kids activities, fun food, and of course, whale watching excursions
on a variety of vessels or whale watching from breathtaking Dana Point
Headlands Conservation Park. For those wishing to spend more than a day
admiring these graceful leviathans and taking in the sights of beautiful
Dana Point, a variety of accommodations are available throughout the city,
many offering whale watching packages and unforgettable ocean and harbor
view guest rooms. The Festival invites visitors to migrate to each and
every event via FREE shuttle service provided throughout the Festival
venues and parking lots. Or, take our Harbor Cruise and migrate on the

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Duration: Full Day
Location: Outdoor
Concessions: Yes
Souvenirs: Yes
Restrooms: Limited
Play Area: No
Parking: Average

   Capt. Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari   24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive   Dana Point, CA 92629