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Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing

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Address: 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone Number: +1 800-590-9994
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Fishing
Description: Whale Watching Adventures, Charters , Fishing and more from Dana Point
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$45*
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Dana Point Whale Watching Excursion
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Dana Point Sportfishing

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Dolphins Galore!

Great experience. We were able to see tons of dolphins, sea lions and even a few whales. It made for great photos especially with the breathtaking views of the Pacific coast... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great experience. We were able to see tons of dolphins, sea lions and even a few whales. It made for great photos especially with the breathtaking views of the Pacific coast. Definitely worth it! I plan on going back again!

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O'Fallon, Missouri
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Overall the trip was great. A few whales , but at least 100 dolphins swimming right under/next to the boat. The down side was the overcast skies and cool temps, but the inside cabin was great to sit down and warm up. I would say this was money well spent. The crew and staff were very nice and the boat... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The boat was large enough for a fairly smooth ride. Evident that the captain was very familiar with the area and took us right to where the whales were surfacing. We stayed in that area for 3 sightings. Hundreds of dolphins were there as well as seals in the harbor and off shore. Highly recommend

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We were lucky that we had good weather & sighted dolphins and a whale. The boat has a nice indoor section with seating. It got crowded at the front of the boat as everyone tried to position themselves to see the whale and the crew didn't try to turn the boat to help everyone get a view. The commentary was... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We had an excellent day of dolphins, the most I've seen in the wild, a humpback whale and sea lions. Our captain was very knowledgeable and great communicator. My teenager was speechless, hard to do ;)

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

A beautiful day, and a rare one, according to the skipper. We saw multiple whales (humpback and blue) and 2 large pods of dolphins.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My family was in California to visit LEGOLAND and Disneyland. We squeezed in whale watching in the middle of the week. Loved it! The boat was nice, the captain was excellent, and we saw several blue whales. Well worth the money.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Sadly we did not see any Whales but we did see a few Dolphins, will be back for more Fun, The Crew were very friendly . Thank you both, I liked the catamaran. Tony.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

What an amazing adventure! The staff was knowledgeable and friendly and made the experience even better. We saw tons of activity, a huge pod of common dolphins, 2-3 different whales, seals and even a shark! We can't wait to do this again. Thank you!

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We had an amazing time and got to see some gorgeous Dolphins. Definitely would recommend for anyone, whether it's a couple or even a family with young children.

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Additional Information about Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing

Address: 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone Number: +1 800-590-9994
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm

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