|Dana Pride-Dana Wharf Whale Watch|
For a day beneath tender blue skies with a teasing sea breeze rippling aquamarine waters head to Dana Point Wharf for a whale watching adventure!!It felt wonderful to leave the smoke-smudged skies from recent fires behind and to breathe deeply of unsullied air. We motored through the harbor past the breakwater to a deep channel where “Red”, a humpback whale, has been feeding for that last couple of weeks.
|Whale Salute-Eric Frigger|
|Common Dolphin- Dana Wharf Whale Watch|
The giant blue whales run in July, but we were not lucky enough to catch sight of one. The Gray whales are seen in numbers in the winter months when they are migrating from the icy waters of Alaska to Magdalena Bay in Baja California where they give birth to their young. Common dolphin sightings are consistent all year round. Sea lions and sea faring birds are often seen on the cruise. Your Captain shares information about the creatures you see as you patrol the shimmering blue water in search of marine life..
|Sea Lions-Eric Frigger|
There is a galley on board if you need a burger and a libation during your voyage. Back on shore Proud Mary’s with open patio seating overlooking the sparkling bay offers breakfast, lunch and dinner.
|Capt. Bringing us back to Dana Pt. Marina|
Sailings on the “Pride of Dana”, a luxurious catamaran with viewing decks above and enclosed dining area below, go daily from dock #1 located in the Dana Point Marina. There is plenty of free parking in the marina. During the week the crowds are light even in the heaviest tourist season. What better way to beat the heat of the long, dog days of summer?
|Linda cruising on the Dana Pride|
Based in Los Angeles, Adventure-travel writer, Linda Ballou, is the author of Lost Angel Walkabout-
One Traveler's Tales. Find travel articles on her site www.LindaBallouAuthor.com