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

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

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Whale watching

We had a great time. We saw 8 different gray whales during our voyage. A couple of times they came up close to the boat. The crew was wonderful and very knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a great time. We saw 8 different gray whales during our voyage. A couple of times they came up close to the boat. The crew was wonderful and very knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have tried whale watching at other locations. This is my first time seeing more than 1 whales and a group of dolphins. The seating on the cruise is comfortable. Everyone can get a good spot to see the ocean and take pictures. The captain is very interesting. He gave a lot information about the whales and dolphins.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was nice time on the coast. Bring your jacket. I would do it again and again!! It was my first time. My family came from Australia and enjoyed. If you don't see whales you get a credit and come back that was really awsome .

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been Whale watching many times and on different boats from San Diego to Newport Beach. This by far was my favorite for several reasons. The boat itself was very clean. The crew were very friendly and helpful. The Captain was so knowledgeable in the whale and dolphins behaviors. To top all that a California grey whale came right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What an amazing trip! They will find whales if they are out there to be seen! The crew will also make it a very enjoyable trip with a clean, comfortable boat. Have fun!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took advantage of the 1/2 price Tuesday whale watching excursion and could not have had a better day. Sunny and cool with calm seas, we saw about a dozen whales and also some dolphins. The captain and crew were friendly, knowledgeable and you could tell they really love what they do. Two thumbs up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a very nice tour and saw whales and dolphins, loved it! Excellent organization and boat not crowded.

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Seal Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great crew and very informative captain. A little chilly, but my wife and I were dressed for the weather. Apparently a mom and her baby were frolicking outside the harbor, so we were able to see them breach, dive and perform many antics. A pod of dolphins cruised nearby as the whales performed. A great trip, with numerous photos taken.... More 

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Garden Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love whale watching with Dana Wharf. I have been several times. The captain and crew make every trip enjoyable and informative.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband, a friend, and I went on a 2-hour whale watching tour in the middle of January. None of us had ever done this before, so we didn't really know what to expect. This company was completely professional - from getting everyone onto the ship, to explaining how they would locate a whale, to maintaining an interesting and informative... More 

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