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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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Whale Watching Adventures, Charters , Fishing and more from Dana Point
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 06:00 - 18:00
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34675 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2908
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+1 800-590-9994
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This tour was so relaxing and peaceful! About an hour and a half after we have been in the ocean, we finally saw three whales. It was breathtaking! I if I could I would if I could, I’d come back to whale watching. I loved...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I saw a Humpback whale, this is something that was on my bucket list, the experience was mind blowing

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We've gone whale watching a few times, and we always see dolphins and seal lions, but we're usually lucking to see 1 or 2 whales. But on Dec. 9th we read in the newspaper that there were humpbacks off the coast of Dana Point, so...More

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

So wonderful to hear this and we love that you read it in the paper and decided to come. We are so glad you saw Humpbacks , but to see 12 you are truly a lucky family thanks for sharing .

Reviewed 6 days ago

Took the whole family to see whales and dolphins in their natural setting, as it should be. We saw a huge pod of dolphins, aprox 250 or so, was simply amazing. We also do several humpback whales, and one that fully breached causing a huge...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Every year, our Boy Scout Troop goes fishing. We choose Dana Wharf Sportfishing because they do a great job and are very consistent year after year. We go in December, because of the lower number of people on the boat and it works into our...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was fun and the crew was very pleasant and knowledgeable. The boat was very clean and well maintained. The boat left on time and the experience was exactly as advertised.

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback! What you think about our business is important to us. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to again providing you a top quality experience during your next visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my Family of 5 (twin 11 yr/olds, wife and 7 yr/old daughter )on a half day groupon special. boat is amazing, obviously more of a whale watching boat. But perfect for fishing, great crew. Only problem is we didn't move much once we got...More

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your awesome review. Sounds like the whole family had a great time on the Dana Pride. It is a large size boat but can for sure be a fun time for fishing. Thanks again for your kind words.

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 8 year old son, my wife and i did a 5 hour fishing trip. It was great, entire crew was very helpful and my son loved it.

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The half day trips are great fun for the family. Thank you for taking some of your valuable time to provide fellow consumers with your rich perspective. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trip I took was a halibut derby outing. We spent the full day drifting several different spots. The conditions were excellent. The load was relatively light, and everyone had lots of space. The skipper tried different areas, different depths. The crew was engaged and...More

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate your positive rating. It’s always appreciated and gratifying when we receive positive marks from our customers. How wonderful you were able to experience the Halibut Derby and so happy you had nice conditions out there too. We are so happy you had a...More

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condorchristi
16 December 2017|
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Response from Jim L | Reviewed this property |
Take the heavier jacket. There's a very comfy inside viewing area with drinks and snacks.
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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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