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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 11 activities in Dana Point
Type: Other
Activities: Fishing
Description: Whale Watching Adventures, Charters , Fishing and more from Dana Point
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We have gone on this whale watching a few times now, and we have seen different animals every time. Although we didnt see whales on this last trip, we saw amazing baby dolphins playing, and large pods of dolphins " surfing" in the boats wake. We have seen whales before, it is always a spectacular experience.

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Ladera Ranch, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Took the grandkids and they had a blast. The captain was great in giving details about the whales. We saw a blue whale. The captain had been talking to other captains down in San Diego and so knew where to go to find the whale, which was traveling northbound.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

I went to this trip together with the family. With us there were three children. The ship was very big and comfortable.We are very happy with a trip! Saw many dolphins, 5 blue whales and seals. Thanks!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This has been on our bucket list for a long time when we visit the San Clemente area. So glad we decided to venture out. The boat was a catamaran so the ride on the ocean was smooth and quiet. No guarantee you'll see any whales however, although we did see the back of a blue. Lots of sea lions... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful time, everything about check in and boarding was quick & easy. Our trip was very full with very limited seating so if you need to sit I'd recommend getting there early & being first in line. We didn't mind though! The views were amazing, the staff was friendly, and best of all we got to see... More

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La Habra, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you wanna go whale watching go with these guys. The boat was newer and super clean. The staff on board was very nice and did everything to make this a trip to remember. We did see one whale and some sea lions. The captain explained every move over the speaker system in he's effort to try to track down... More

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

Thank you so much for your review. Its always wonderful to hear when we can bring you a great experience with our staff and that we were able to find marine life for you to see. Hope to see you again soon! More

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I went on this whale watch last Sept. It was so fantastic (saw Blue Whales, Fin Whales and dolphins) that I took relatives on it this May. Once again, we saw lots of dolphins, who surfed with the boat and the first sighting for the season of a Blue Whale and its 35-foot long baby. Quite exciting. l would recommend... More

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. How exciting to see two different types of whales and dolphin on your trip. We would like to thank you for being a loyal customer to Dana Wharf. More

Shenandoah, NY
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

If our excursion was all about Dolphin Watching, our cruise was an unqualified success. We were treated to an especially large number of dolphins, estimated to number about 1600. They were quite entertaining -- at first. Then it was just repetitive. Once the dolphins were spotted it seemed as if the search for blue whales was abandoned, and the boat... More

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

Thank you for your review. So wonderful to hear you saw an abundant amount of dolphin. They are quite amazing! We are sorry we were not able to find you a whale. It is nature and sometimes they are just not around for the showing. We hope you will come again and visit us at Dana Wharf. More

Nuremberg, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We did the evening trip beginning of June. The trip was great, the crew and the boat were attentive and the captain tried everything to spot whales. Although we did not see any whales we saw a huge pot of dolphins joining the boat as well as sea lions. Just a suggestion for the owners, call the trip "Dolphin Cruise"... 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 thrilled that you were able to see a giant pod of dolphin. Hopefully you will come again and we can also find you a whale. Thank you again for your review. More

Austin, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I am a repeat customer. This is the best! Very relaxed crew. The day was perfect. I have seen whales on each trip. The dolphins are amazing. There were hundreds of them! The tables at the top are the best place to sit. I will do this trip every time I visit in the area.

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

Thank you for your wonderful review and also thank you for being such a great loyal customer to Dana Wharf. We can't wait to have you back again soon. More

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