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Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing

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34675 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2908
+1 800-590-9994
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  • Excellent75%
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  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
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34675 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2908
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"great trip"
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"tuna"
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Thank Debbie H
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Reviewed yesterday

Good management and communications (our trip was delayed because of weather). Good commentary about where we were going, what to look for, and where to look. Also interesting comments on whale life, etc. - but, for us, a bit difficult to catch and understand all...More

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Thank rturner2u
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Reviewed yesterday

We had an amazing time on the sunset whale watching cruise. We saw some gorgeous blue whales migrating and it was truly awesome!

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Thank Diane C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I surprised my boyfriend with the 1/2 day trip when he returned home from deployment and we both had such a fun time! He fished while I enjoyed the views and the crew made it such an enjoyable experience. They were so helpful, fun, and...More

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Thank kwright1026
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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are so thrilled you and your boyfriend have had such wonderful trips out with us! Thank you for your favorable rating. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were so glad we made time for this trip. Easy to book on-line, and we got great seats up on the top deck. The administration is excellent and the commentary is helpful. We had a thrilling time and were so lucky to see 2...More

Thank jojoDorset
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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

There is no higher accolade than praise from a customer. Thank you for your rating. We will work to continue living up to that praise. It’s always appreciated and gratifying when we receive positive marks from our customers.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was well organized and an amazing experience. We were fortunate to see several whales..so amazing!

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Thank daisy0909
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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for both your patronage and for posting such generous comments regarding our business. We work very hard to ensure that we please wonderful customers like you. Thank you for validating that we are accomplishing that goal.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were on the sunset cruise but the sun already set before we got on board. very disappointed. The wine & cheese was good.

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Thank dsjy16kayaker
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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi There! Did you go out on the wine cruise or the sunset cruise? The two trips are similar but the wine cruise just stays in the harbor. We appreciate your review. Thank you for sharing with us your experience.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had family visiting from FL and have been on prior trips with Dana Wharf, these guys are the absolute best. So I naturally took my family for the experience, they loved it!

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Thank eddmab
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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Yay!!! We are so happy that you brought your family out with us on the water! Hopefully you were able to see a fair amount of marine life. Thank you so much for your review.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We did the noon trip on a Sunday. They had two boats running and we were on the less full of the boats. was a great, calm, tropical looking day with a few whale sightings. The kids had a blast, and they made the drinks...More

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Thank Justin C
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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We appreciate your positive rating. It’s always appreciated and gratifying when we receive positive marks from our customers.

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condorchristi
16 December 2017|
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Response from TahmiJoh | Reviewed this property |
The best way to see wildlife is on deck. The inside is mainly for transit and meals....not a great place to see the water. Thus, if not raining or too windy, a sweat shirt should be fine. Got to love California winters!
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jmiller232
7 June 2017|
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Response from Donna K | Property representative |
Hi yes we run a 5pm trip daily , that trip is discounted only $29 it's a great deal and we see a tremendous amount of marine life !
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jmiller232
4 June 2017|
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Response from Frank R | Reviewed this property |
As with fishing whale watching is a hit and a miss dana wharf whale watching crew did their best to find us some whale, we saw dolphins and A fine whale June 6 2017
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