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Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing

34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
+1 800-590-9994
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Ranked #2 of 12 Activities in Dana Point
Type: Other
Activities: Fishing
Description: Whale Watching Adventures, Charters , Fishing and more from Dana Point
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Edina, MN
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Nice boat, friendly and knowledgeable crew, and hundreds of common dolphins. Also got a wonderful view of a Humpback whale. Looking forward to returning and trying the fishing.

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Huntington Beach, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I am very disappointed in my experience yesterday aboard the Clemente. I have been out 5-6 times this year and this will be the last for this operation. The boat was booked for 61 people, thank goodness only about 40 showed up. There were 2 deck hands to provide service for this many people. There was one deck hand that... More

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

Thank you for your review. We are very sorry you did not enjoy your fishing trip with Dana Wharf. We will look into the situation that you had and make a change for future trips to come. More

Covina, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

First of all I ordered my tickets online and there was a $15 discount on the site. The captain and his crew were very friendly and had a lot of good information. We saw 4 whales, lots of common dolphins, some bottle nose dolphins, seals and a fly fish. You couldn't ask for anything more. We did ride on the... More

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

Sounds like a wonderful trip. Thank you so much for your heart warming review. We look forward to seeing back again soon. More

California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We enjoyed the whale watching. The crew was knowledgeable. We saw a lot of dolphins and saw two different whales. The boat was nice. We will probably come back with our kids next time. I like the fact that if we didn't see enough ocean life, we can come back another time.

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

Thank you for your review. We at Dana Wharf are happy that you were able to enjoy our informative and fun trip out on the water. More

Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My wife and I recently went on the whale watching tour and it was a great day. We saw large schools of dolphins, blue whales and hump back whales. Quite a treat! The tour was very well done and we couldn't have spent a better day at sea! If you do go, try to do it on Tuesdays, as it... More

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

How wonderful you were able to see two different types of whales and dolphin in one trip. We at Dana Wharf are thrilled you had a great time. Thank you for review. More

Corona, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

"Hubby and I decided to do this for our 40th anniversary after visiting nearby San Clemente. The check in staff were very helpful, even holding my flowers for us while we were on the catamaran. The crew was honest telling us that they would look for whales, but that nature prevailed and we may not see then, We knew that... More

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

Thank you so much for coming out whale and dolphin watching with Dana Wharf for your 40th anniversary. Thank you for your fantastic review and look forward to having you out on our Catamaran in the future. More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I would highly recommend this tour if you're in Dana Point! The crew was friendly and knowledgeable, the boat was beautiful, and we saw plenty of ocean life on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon.

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

Super wonderful to hear you came from out of town to visit Dana Wharf and enjoyed your trip out on the water. Thank you for your great review. More

Laguna Hills, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My son and. I recently booked an all day fishing trip with. Dana Wharf sport fishing. They partner with other boats and were not aware that the boat we had signed up for had already been booked on a charter by the owner of that boat. While our Captain (Tommy) and crew were fantastic, it was not the trip we... More

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

Thank you for your gracious and thoughtful review. We strive to make every experience at Dana Wharf a memorable one and were happy to handle the matters that came into play that day. Look forward to seeing you at Dana Wharf again soon! More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

The first time on this boat the whole boat was skunked! I've worked on fishing boats and am a boat owner and never have I seen a whole boat get skunked. Ad this may happen, I expected to at least get some kind of refund or credit but when we asked they told us no. I gave it a second... More

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

We are very sorry to hear that your trip was not up to your expectations. We will work on the matters that you described in your review. Thank you so much More

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

What a treat for most of us residing in the Midwest part of the country. If visiting the west coast, the opportunity to have a "boat ride" out to find the whales is an inexpensive very enjoyable event. Viewing the whale or whales feeding and diving is awesome! How about the ride out of the harbor, watching some of the... More

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

We at Dana Wharf are ecstatic that you enjoyed viewing whales and the beautiful scenery in Laguna Beach /Dana Point. Thank you so much for your review. More

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