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Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing

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Open Now: 06:00 - 18:00
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Whale Watching Adventures, Charters , Fishing and more from Dana Point
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34675 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2908
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Reviewed today

Did a quick whale watching tour while in town for a meeting. Excellent boat and crew. Saw tons of dolphins and a couple of gray whales. This is a great outing for a group of friends! Would definitely do it again!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tlagyn
Reviewed yesterday

Can't beat a whale watching with Dana Wharf Whale Watching. These special 8 hour trips have onboard marine biology experts to answer your every question. Great care was given to find and observe cetaceans. In the end, we saw 13 Grays, 1 Humpback, Elephant seal,...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tour698681
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been going through Dana Wharf for years,for both Whale Watching and Fishing. We have never been disappointed on our whale watching trips. We were able to catch up with two whales not too long outside the breakwater. We followed these two for the...More

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Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Genevive N
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a wonderful time with our grandson and aunts no whales but a lot of dolphins. We will gladly do it again.

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Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Wanderer618685
Reviewed 4 days ago

Friendly, timely and knowledgeable. Clean boat. Worked hard to find us a whale. Taught us many things about the birth and life of whales and dolphins.

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Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jeddine
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On our way back from San Diego to Fountain Valley CA, we decided to stop in Dana Point CA, go whale watching since it was a nice sunny day. Dana Wharf Whale Watching was an excellent choice, got to see several whales and the Captain...More

Thank Ken O
Reviewed 5 days ago

Dana Wharf Whale watching is a great way to spend a couple of hours outdoors. We were lucky there was a break in the rain we've been having this winter and had a fabulous day -- saw two whales, a slew of sea lions and...More

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Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sheri1946
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a beautiful cold day the end of Jan to go Whale watching. I've lived in So Cal all my life but never had taken the time to go on the boat. The staff, crew and captain for the Dana Wharf Whale watching were very...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gaines5
Reviewed 1 week ago

Two gray whales were spotted right-away, early in our trip, and many, many dolphins of two different kinds. The guide spoke great background and details about whales and dolphins over the PA system. Very informative! We had perfect weather conditions, and it was very enjoyable.

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WantMoneysWorth
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rainy day rough seas but we saw whales! Crew and captain couldn’t have been any better. He found them he stayed close and allowed us to watch six whales for over an hour. Sun came out and the rain stopped so we couldn’t of had...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Scott M
9 November 2018|
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Response from mbstaufenbeil | Reviewed this property |
Our tour was the last tour of the day, I believe around 5 or 6 pm or so and we had a ton of activity. Our boat was quite literally surrounded by whales who breached multiple times. However, the guides did say it's very hit... More
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Duchess217
13 August 2018|
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Response from Donna K | Property representative |
Hi good afternoon! We have all our daily fish counts posted online on our website. Please check out the fishing it has been really great. We would love to have out fishing in the future.
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MercedesF471
17 July 2018|
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Response from Ann M | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about the vessel type but you should just call them up and ask. Their store is right in the harbor and they are very lovely and friendly people. I had the same questions about attire. On the day we went, we... More
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