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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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Dolphin encounter

My husband and I wanted to do a whale watching trip and we chose Dana Wharf Whale Watching because of the good reviews. Unfortunately we didn't see any whales but we did see a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Temecula, California
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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We took a Dana Wharf Whale watching excursion March 15th. Perhaps it was just bad timing, but the best thing we saw for 2 hours was a few tails. If you were looking. We did some whale watching in Monterey last August, and is was like whale heaven. Dozens of whales all over. Completely different experience. I will give the... More 

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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My husband and I wanted to do a whale watching trip and we chose Dana Wharf Whale Watching because of the good reviews. Unfortunately we didn't see any whales but we did see a pod of dolphins and the Captain turned the boat so we were sailing in the middle of the pod of dolphins. It was amazing to watch... More 

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Richmond, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

DWWW&S made this an enjoyable experience. The knowledge of the capatain about sealife in the area helped. We saw 3 grey whales and a huge pod of dolphins, which was the highlight of the trip. On the way back, a bunch followed, jumping in the wake of the boat. The only negative was trying to find their location. Even after... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. Its always a treat to see whales and dolphin. More 

Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Had a successful day. Purchased tickets on line - very easy. check in was simple. boat was great. crew very helpful. Although we did not purchase any food - it was good they had some for us - burgers and things I believe. We all enjoyed - You should too!

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

Thanks Cindy for your review. Glad to hear the boat was clean and the crew were professional. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Took an early morning boat tour of whale and dolphin watching. Boat was fairly crowded for a Wednesday morning - (class of elementary students). Went out for about 45 minutes with little in sight. But then we reached an area where there were literally hundreds and hundreds of dolphins. Many were jumping up out of the water and some swam... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Dolphin are always quite the entertainers aren't they? That is wonderful you saw whales and dolphin. More 

Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Our family would highly recommend this company for whale watching. We went on the catamaran during the Whale Festival and actually saw whales breeching. The talk from the marine biologist regarding whale research beforehand was also very interesting. Our captain was very professional and also conscientious of the whales and their environment. We will go on this excursion again next... More 

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

Thank you Kevin for great your review. It is always nice to hear that our captain maintains professionalism and provides a lot of information to our customers. Hope to see you soon. More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We got a chance to take an afternoon whale watching cruise with Dana Wharf Whale Watching and Sportfishing. The boat ride lasted a little less than two hours, we saw blue whales and a pod of dolphins who loved playing in the waves we made doing donuts with the boat! It was such an awesome experience, my kids loved it... More 

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

Thank you so much Deanna for your fantastic review. Also thank you for being a loyal Dana Wharfer! Cant wait to have you back again soon. More 

Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A great trip for three Yankees visiting from NC. Obtaining tickets was easy, the boat was clean and the sea life tremendous. We saw several whales, sea lions chasing the boat and some pretty dolphins frolicking during our 10:00 am trip.

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

Keith that is a great review headline! Thank you so much for your review. More 

Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We saw a couple of dolphins and amazing gray whales. The captain was very informative. We really enjoyed our trip.

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

Thank you for your great review and we are happy to hear you saw whales and dolphin. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

It was awesome to see 5 Gray Whales playing. Then they launched a drone for overhead, non-intrusive video. Amazing!

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

Thank you Mel for your review. That is really cool you got to see the drone in action. More 

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