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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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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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Great family outing!

Very nice outing--saw: 4 Brydes Whales, 2 Minkie Whales, 1 Humpback Whale, 1 Fin Whale, many Common Dolphin--so fun to watch. The Brydes whales are very unusual to see in this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Very nice outing--saw: 4 Brydes Whales, 2 Minkie Whales, 1 Humpback Whale, 1 Fin Whale, many Common Dolphin--so fun to watch. The Brydes whales are very unusual to see in this area. Particularly appreciated 1/2 price Tuesday since we were taking seven people out.

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

Thank you so much for your review. We hope to have you back out on the water again soon. More 

ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We bought the $28 tickets for 5pm watching tour and we were not disappointed. It was raining lightly the whole trip but not horrible and the water was not choppy at all. We saw hundreds of dolphins and the captain taught us many interesting facts. We saw a mother blue whale and her calf. So cool to be able to... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review, we are glad you had a good time. More 

Bebington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

1st trip we had a 50% off voucher from our hotel so decided to take a punt with dana wharf whale watching. We saw a huge pod of at least 100 dolphins that followed us playing in the wake of the boat, then the amazing close encounter with two hump back whales. One of which swam right in front the... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. We are so thrilled you went twice thank you! More 

Cambridge UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful calm day, hugely knowledgable and informative Captain. Saw dozens of dolphins, hammer-head shark, sunfish and the icing on the cake, a blue whale! Learned so much about the marine mammals, a really great trip.

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Thank you so much for your review. We hope to have you back out on the water again soon. More 

Yorba Linda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I took three grandchildren - 14, 7, and 4 - to go whale watching on the 4 year-old's birthday at 10 am. What a great day! We saw dolphin, whales, and sea lions along with sea birds - perfect weather and a friendly crowd of people. I have lived in southern California all of my life and have been out... More 

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

That is just wonderful that you had a great birthday out on the water with Dana Wharf and your family .Thank you for your review More 

Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

and so did the adults! Very informative captain, and great crew. There were dolphins jumping everywhere, and we saw sea lions and giant pelicans and other sea birds! Unfortunately, we didn't see any true whales, but that's nature for you. They did offer 50% off the next cruise since we did not see any whales. We took a late afternoon... More 

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Thank you so much for your review. We hope to have you back out on the water again soon. More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Great trip! Safe and informative...We got to see 4 blue whales and a baby whale...Captain was knowledgeable and made sure we got to see the whales. Not the cheapest one, but if you go on Tuesday, you get a good deal. I highly recommended for the whole family.

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Thank you so much for your review. We hope to have you back out on the water again soon. More 

Riverside, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I brought my sister here for her birthday. She has always wanted to go whale watching. It was nice that there were not very many people on the boat. We both had a nice relaxing time. Can't wait to go back.

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Thank you so much for your review. We hope to have you back out on the water again soon. More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

boat captains where coast guards had lots of info we didn't see whales we did see Lots of dolphins and sea lions even a small school of tunas captain new a lot about the waters and everyone was very nice the boat ride was wonderful.

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Thank you so much for your review. Glad you had a great time. More 

Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A few of us were in town for work, this was a great way to start our conference. Very relaxing after a long day of traveling across time zones. The entire experience was great, didn't see as many whales as expected, but never the less, well worth the money. I would recommend this to others and do it again when... More 

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Thank you for your review. A relaxing time out on the water is always great! More 

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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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