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Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing

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Address: 34675 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2908
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Whale Watching Adventures, Charters , Fishing and more from Dana Point

Whale Watching Adventures, Charters , Fishing and more from Dana Point

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US$25.00*
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Whale Watching Excursion in Dana Point
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US$36.00*
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Dana Point Sportfishing
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US$29.00*
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I would highly recommend this whale watching tour to anyone. We didn't expect to see any whales because I did the tour just as migration was just starting but we ended up seeing a... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 November 2016
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I would highly recommend this whale watching tour to anyone. We didn't expect to see any whales because I did the tour just as migration was just starting but we ended up seeing a beautiful whale in the last 20 minutes of our trip! They even extended the trip a bit so we could continue to watch the whale, it... More 

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this review

Every day we count our blessings that our business attracts such nice and kind hearted patrons like you. That you would take your time to so generously honor our staff is totally appreciated. We are believers that within each review one gets a glimpse of the character and quality of the reviewer as well as that which they review. That... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We had a great time. Captain Dan Brown and 1st mate Chris were excellent. Will go back again and enjoy another day on Hot Spot. Both Captain and crew were friendly, very helpful and knowledgeable.

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recent visit and subsequent wonderful praise. Feedback, especially from such well-spoken customers like you, is not only invaluable to those researching businesses like ours, but is also important to us. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your comments and feedback with us. Thanks again. More 

Madison
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

we had a great time fishing and sightseeign and had an awesome day. Thank you Dana Warf for the great time!!

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this review

Thank you for selecting us and for revealing your positive view of our business with others. We strive to deserve accolades like yours every single day and we will never tire of hearing that we please our treasured customers and clientele More 

anaheim
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

this was a great experience. The staff was amazing and was so informative. They would have us go everywhere on the boat so we could see everything. While we were not lucky enough to see any whales this time, we did see some Sun Fish, some Sea lions, and dolphins!!! <3

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this review

Thank you for selecting us and for revealing your positive view of our business with others. We strive to deserve accolades like yours every single day and we will never tire of hearing that we please our treasured customers and clientele More 

Jurupa Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Dana Wharf is the only sport fishing charter boats we go out on. We have fished from charters in San Pedro, all the way to Dana Wharf and in between . The difference in the attitude first and foremost is my main issue. I like to be treated with kindness and respect. Then there's the ability to find the fish.... More 

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this review

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. More 

New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Perfect day to be on the water and see a minke whale bow-riding. And the price was fantastic too! Staff were friendly and informative.

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this review

Every day we count our blessings that our business attracts such nice and kind hearted patrons like you. That you would take your time to so generously honor our staff is totally appreciated. We are believers that within each review one gets a glimpse of the character and quality of the reviewer as well as that which they review. That... More 

Huntington Beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Perfect way to spend Black Friday! No consuming, out on the water with a minke whale. Good times! I highly recommend going!

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recent visit and subsequent wonderful praise. Feedback, especially from such well-spoken customers like you, is not only invaluable to those researching businesses like ours, but is also important to us. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your comments and feedback with us. Thanks again. More 

Lake Forest, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We saw no whales or dolphins. They gave us free tickets for another visit. The fact that I get motion sickness makes me not want to use the free tickets. A couple others got a little nauseous too. The beauty of the scenery was canceled by the nauseousness. In terms we of the boat staff, there was little interaction. They... More 

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. As the owner of Dana Wharf Whale Watching it can be difficult to hear critical feedback, since we care so much about our customers and want to provide value and satisfaction for every one of them. However, I believe we can always improve, so I will share your thoughts with our team to see how... More 

Powell
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We didn't see any whales but we saw dolphins. The crew was very accommodating and informative. It was just an all around great experience.

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this review

Thank you for selecting us and for revealing your positive view of our business with others. We strive to deserve accolades like yours every single day and we will never tire of hearing that we please our treasured customers and clientele More 

Coconut Creek, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We took the tour ten years ago and were lucky enough to see whales. This time we saw only dolphins, but they were numerous and playful and we enjoyed them too. The narrative is interesting and informative. The coastal views are great, and It was a fine two hour trip.

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this review

hank you so much for your recent visit and subsequent wonderful praise. Feedback, especially from such well-spoken customers like you, is not only invaluable to those researching businesses like ours, but is also important to us. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your comments and feedback with us. Thanks again. More 

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