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Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing

Address: 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone Number: +1 800-590-9994
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Dana Point
Type: Other
Activities: Fishing
Owner description: Whale Watching Adventures, Charters , Fishing and more from Dana Point
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Type: Other
Activities: Fishing
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Whale Watching Adventures, Charters , Fishing and more from Dana Point

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We try to do at least one whale watching trip each season and are never disappointed. Staff is courteous and helpful, the boat is always clean, and what could be better than spending a morning or afternoon on the water looking for whales? Always a great time!

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Lake Forest, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Had a great trip on the Sum Fun. Crew was helpful. Captain really knows how to get the boat on fish. Boat was a little crowded with 48 passengers but it was to be expected. Definitely a way to go if you don't have a boat of your own.

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Nice boat ride. We sat on the upper deck, right side -- not knowing that all whale viewing was limited to the front left. Too many people to see over.

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Hyde Park, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

What a great trip! On a brief visit to Southern California not sure how to fill an afternoon chose this trip and it did not disappoint. The crew was friendly, the weather warm and calm and the whales ready to show off. The luck we had to see a pod of Orca's swimming free. As this is not a common... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We had a great time on the whale watching tour. It was reasonably priced (found a great deal online) and the guys on the crew really knew where to go and lots of details about all of the animals. We did spend a significant amount of time watching a single whale, but it was pretty awesome how close we were... More 

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Redlands, California
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We had a great time on the whale watching and got to see a gray whale. The dolphins were the most fun though!! They were all around us, lots of mama's with babies. We will definitely do this again.

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NC
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22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Went on half price Tuesday at noon. We saw two whales and loads of common dolphins. The captain shared lots of interesting facts while being very respectful of the marine life. We enjoyed the trip so much we went back again for more. Be sure and take a jacket even if it is warm outside. Viewing from the left side... More 

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Nebraska
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We went on a half price Tuesday, took the early 10am excursion after a great breakfast at RJ's cafe which is just up the street. Another boat was already on the water and tracking a pregnant Gray Whale so we were immediately able to follow her for a good length of time. The captain was very knowledgeable and the two... More 

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We got the half price Tuesday tour. The weather was nice and the sun was out but no whales in sight.They took us out for two hours and we did find a few pods of common Dolphins that played around the boat with a few young calf's and mom's about. They said the tour before ours got to see a... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are happy that you were able to see dolphin and that it was a beautiful day to take in the scenery. We hope to see you back at Dana Wharf again in the future. More 

Toronto, Canada
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119 reviews 119 reviews
35 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This was an amazing experience. The check in process was easy and very friendly. The people at the office explained all tours in a very professional and polite manner. The boat we went out on was big enough to handle the waves and not crowded. Lots of spots to stand at the rail and watch the wildlife. The Captain and... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review Deborah. We at Dana Wharf are so happy you were able to see pods of dolphin and that your trip was very informative. We hope to see you back at Dana Wharf again soon. More 

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