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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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Best Day of Open Ocean Sportfishing I Have ever had

I have only been Ocean Sport Fishing 9-10 times since 1989. Most of the boats I have gone on were out of San Diego and Oceanside. This trip by far was the best day I have ever... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Oceanside, California
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Oceanside, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I have only been Ocean Sport Fishing 9-10 times since 1989. Most of the boats I have gone on were out of San Diego and Oceanside. This trip by far was the best day I have ever had on the water. I brought my two young Cousins from Phoenix with me, and we must have caught over 20 fish between... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We called at 8 to book the 10 whale watching tour and it was great! The water wasn't too choppy and once we got a few miles off shore, we saw 3 blue whales pretty quickly. The captain was great about sharing fun facts about the whales while we were waiting for the whales to come back up. One of... More 

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Greenfield Park, Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We had a great time and would do it again. The captain was great and the dolphins didn't disappoint.

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Magna, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We had the best time. We did the whale watch. My son loved this so much we hopped on the next tour too. Sometimes the boat is a little crowded but there is room for everyone and you'll still get to see animals. They even have half price Tuesdays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A group of friends and I booked this trip for a sundown fishing excursion - it was excellent. The views from the boat to shore are incredible (especially at sundown) - the crew were really helpful in getting you fishing (many of us had no experience at all). The rental kit was of a high quality and the boat well-stocked... More 

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Red Bluff, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We got a great deal on Groupon for the 5 o'clock tour. Unfortunately we didn't come across any whales, but the captain did get our boat in a huge pod of Common Dolphins. There must have been 5,000 of them scattered across a half mile of beautiful, blue Pacific Ocean. Many of the baby dolphin were just a few days... More 

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

Thank you so much from Dana Wharf for your great review. We are so thrilled you had a great experience with us. Hope to see you back again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is for the half price Tuesday trip which we took. Scheduled for 2 pm. Boat didn't come in till about 2:30, so don't expect punctuality, nature doesn't work on a schedule I guess. Boat was big and filled to the brim because of the half price day. Boat was clean and had enough room for everyone. Sailed out and... More 

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

Thank you so much from Dana Wharf for your great review. We are so thrilled you had a great experience with us. Hope to see you back again soon! More 

Sandy, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We had a great deal on this whale watch through a groupon. For the price it couldn't be beat. However my family of four all felt we spent way too much time boating around the dolphin pod. The Dolphins were amazing and so fun to watch, but after 20-30 mins we were ready to move on to find whales, but... More 

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

Thank you so much from Dana Wharf for your great review. We are so thrilled you had a great experience with us. Hope to see you back again soon! More 

San Diego, California
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We had a great time on the whale watching tour. They were professional, fun and educational. The boat was clean and comfortable and the staff was great. I'd recommend this outfit to anyone.

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

Thank you so much from Dana Wharf for your great review. We are so thrilled you had a great experience with us. Hope to see you back again soon! More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We loved our whale watching experience! We have four kids and all of us had a wonderful time. I can't believe how many dolphins we saw and even two humpback whales. It was very memorable and our kids tell everyone about it.

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Thank you so much from Dana Wharf for your great review. We are so thrilled you had a great experience with us. Hope to see you back again soon! More 

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