• The DolphinWorks Experience

    The DolphinWorks Experience

    From the moment your guests start their adventure with DolphinWorks, they will experience high-quality, professional, personalized and engaging programming that will linger in their memory long after their excursion is over.

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    The DolphinWorks Experience

  • DolphinWorks Eco-Discovery Nature Walks & Hikes

    Eco-Discovery Walks & Hikes

    On our fun and educational “Eco-Discovery” land adventures, we lead your guests along scenic trails through beautiful natural settings such as wilderness areas, wildlife preserves, green-belts just outside of popular destination resorts, state parks, and national parks.

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    Eco-Discovery Walks & Hikes

  • DolphinWorks | Secrets of the Sea

    Whales, Dolphins & Secrets of the Sea

    Your guests will delight in our “Whales, Dolphins, & Secrets of the Sea” program, available on our exciting “Eco-Discovery” ocean adventures. This wonderful two- to three-hour adventure begins from Dana Point Harbor and continues during a 3- to 8-mile excursion up and down the Pacific Coast as we explore the intriguing and magical world of […]

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    Whales, Dolphins & Secrets of the Sea

  • DolphinWorks | Enhance Your Event!

    Enhance your event!

    We offer events that are unique to Southern California: We provide unique venues to get your guests outside, help them to unwind between meetings, lead them on interesting outings in beautiful settings with invigorating fresh air, and leave them with new thoughts and perspectives about our planet. Besides that, we have lots of fun!

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    Enhance your event!

  • DolphinWorks | Touching the Mystery

    Whales: Touching The Mystery

    “Why do whales living wild and free in the ocean, seek encounters with humans? In Whales: Touching the Mystery, Doug Thompson shares his thirty years of experience studying gray whales in remote Baja, Mexico lagoons, and explores the mystery of this extraordinary interspecies connection.” —Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, UN Messenger of Peace

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    Whales: Touching The Mystery

What We Do

What We Do

We lead your guests through magical places…on land and on the sea. They will be stimulated by experiences that linger…

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Where We Do It

Where We Do It

Let us transport your guests from the everyday world to the magical realm of nature, on land and on sea!

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DMC Tools

DMC Tools

Our goal is to insure that your clients have a wonderful and satisfying time with us in every activity we present..

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What’s Happening at DolphinWorks!

Crystal Cove State Park offers almost four miles of unobstructed pristine beach, and remains the most natural beach in Orange County.

Crystal Cove State Park offers almost four miles of unobstructed pristine beach, and remains the most natural beach in Orange County.

~ Let us transport your guests to a nostalgic place in time ~

Experience

Crystal Cove State Park & Historic Cottages

with DolphinWorks

 

Let us lead your guests on a journey back in time…back when life was simpler, and living on the beach wasn’t just a dream. An era when the cove provided residents with abundant fish and seafood, and its bluffs offered nourishing and healing plants. A time when the martini flag was raised every afternoon, and beach-dwelling neighbors gathered to toast another day living in paradise…

Our fun and educational “Eco-Discovery Walking Tour” of Crystal Cove State Park includes an engaging interpretive adventure through natural areas, down bluffs with spectacular ocean views, along a pristine sandy beach, and culminating with a tour of the charming historic Crystal Cove cottages. As we walk, we weave stories into our experiences, as together we explore the area’s human history, natural history, and whatever interesting birds or wildlife may cross our path.

Walking along coastal bluffs through a mosaic of native plants, your guests will enjoy a panoramic overview of the sparkling Pacific Ocean. You will discover (through smell, feel, and taste) that the plants you’re passing are the same ones that early Native American Indians used for medicine, food, tea, utensils, and musical instruments. As you descend the trails onto the beach, you’ll be amazed to learn about the sophistication of our dolphin societies, whose members are often seen playing in the waves. You’ll learn how dolphin schools operate, how dolphins call each other by name, the elaborate games they play, and the advanced echolocation system that allows dolphins to picture their world in virtual reality even in the dark. You’ll learn about the birth and death of a wave, whose “life” may have begun continents away. On the beach, you’ll explore what a forty-ton gray whale has in common with a two-ounce hummingbird and what is different about their annual migration of 2000-10,000 miles. You’ll learn how the sandy beach you’re walking on came from the land, not the sea. You’ll weave past beached giant kelp, one of the fastest growing plants on earth (two feet a day!), which you’ll discover is either inside you or on you right now. You will learn the romantic history of the charming, unique cottages nestled into the bluffs, and hear stories of the former residents’ daily lives in a beach paradise that time seemed to pass by.

The format is usually 1 ½ to 2 hours, and is available all year.