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Dana Point Sportfishing provided by Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing

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Dana Point Sportfishing

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Dana Point is one of the most popular spots for fishing in Orange County with chance to catch barracuda, tuna, halibut, yellowtail, and more (depending on the season). Whether you’re a fishing enthusiast or its your first time on the water, this tour will maximize your chances of a good catch. Set sail along the Pacific Coast, pick up tips and techniques from experienced local fishermen, and relax on-board with beer and snacks (available to purchase).
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Dana Point
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    Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing
    Stop: 5 hours
    Have you ever wanted to go ocean fishing but thought it was only for the professional? Well, we have good news for you! Dana Wharf Sportfishing offers fishing trips all year long and anyone can go – young, old, experienced or those out for their first trip. Our landing caters to the novice as well as the seasoned angler. Our knowledgeable crew and expert skippers who are always eager to help educate and instruct, if needed. The types of fish available to catch vary depending on the season and water temperature. They include Halibut, Barracuda, Yellowtail, White Sea Bass, Sand Bass, Calico Bass, Bonito, and even Tuna. You never know what you might reel in, and that is part of the magic of fishing.
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  • You'll end at
    Dana Point
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Highlights
  • Fish for tuna, barracuda, and halibut around Dana Point
  • No experience necessary: learn the ropes from local fishermen
  • Choice of multiple departures times throughout the day
  • Food, beer, and soft drinks available to purchase on board
Important Information
Departure Point
Dana Point, Dana Point, California
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Bait
  • Permit parking
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Day license for anyone over 16 years of age is required
  • Guests must purchase fishing licenses online prior to trip. Please print them and bring with you.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
36Reviews
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zookeeper1970 wrote a review Aug 2020
Yermo, California3 contributions
Reel Fun crew was so awesome, helpful, friendly, knowledgable, and fun on our twilight trip 8/8/2020. Highly recommend using them. Office personal were just as great! Thanks for making our trip so enjoyable!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Donna K, General Manager at Dana Point Sportfishing
Responded Aug 10, 2020
Thank you so much for your recent visit and subsequent wonderful praise. Feedback, especially from such well-spoken customers like you, is not only invaluable to those researching businesses like ours, but is also important to us. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your comments and feedback with us. Thanks again.
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Greg C wrote a review Jun 2020
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The boat and crew were amazing. We went out on Sum Fun, and our captain, Brian, was simply amazing. He went out of his way to make sure that we caught plenty of fish. The tuna aren't running yet so we fished primarily for Vermillion Rockfish, but we also caught some Whitefish
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from Donna K, General Manager at Dana Point Sportfishing
Responded Jun 6, 2020
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are glad you caught a lot of good eating fish to take home. We will pass this on to the Sum Fun crew for you .
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Steve Y wrote a review Feb 2020
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Always fun n excellent crew , friendly n very helpful n knowledgeable n good burgers . Once a week maybe is not good enough for me ....
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Donna K, Manager at Dana Point Sportfishing
Responded Feb 27, 2020
Thank you for taking some of your valuable time to provide fellow consumers with your rich perspective. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Ken K wrote a review Jan 2020
Barstow, California2 contributions
I have been coming to the derby for a while now. I know halibut fishing is boring but damn. I am going to have to delete this type of fishing from now on. It is quite expensive living in the high desert and having to drive down, get a hotel for 2 days, and not catch any fish.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Donna K, General Manager at Dana Point Sportfishing
Responded Jun 30, 2020
Your comments and suggestions on how we can do a better job are appreciated. Please know these suggestions don't go unnoticed and we will be sharing your thoughts with the team to continue our goal of providing every customer with an exceptional experience.
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grusk wrote a review Nov 2019
California6 contributions1 helpful vote
My father was in town visiting and we had always dreamed of doing some ocean fishing. Could not have asked for a better day. Perfect weather and the staff were so hopeful. From the moment we stepped on the boat Chad (2) helped us set up our poles without even asking ( we were a
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Donna K, Manager at Dana Point Sportfishing
Responded Dec 5, 2019
Thank you for your rating of our business! Our team works hard to deliver a superior experience in a friendly and courteous manner. Your rating validates our mission, and we look forward to serving you again soon.
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By: Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing
mickeydee6
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Amazing time!
This company is so friendly and informative...the next time I'm thinking of whale watching, itll be with them! No d
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CAtravelgirlvv
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ALWAYS HAVE A GOOD TIME WITH DANA WHARF WHALE WATCHING!!!
Booked a whale/dolphin watching trip for the Saturday after Thanksgiving. I have family that come from Texas and t
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karensbiz
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Made us forget about Covid!
What a wonderful day we all had on the water watching playful dolphins frolicing by our catamaran! 2020 has been a
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becaruiz209
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Great experience
Even though we didn’t get to see whales we saw some pretty awesome views. We did see common dolphins and bottled no
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robinwhite2020
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Great Time!
We were looking for something unusual to do on a Saturday and found Dana Warf online. Before booking asked a few qu
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alexr0ss123
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An exciting trip to spend a good 40 minutes up close with a large pod of common dolphins. WOW!
It was a cold, brisk voyage initially through the fog until we got clear of it. A really exciting time with many,
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WendyMassey2020
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Whale Watching- the perfect reward!
Cannot say thank you enough to the entire team at Dana Wharf Whale watching. Through their support and kindness we
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ClairedeRain
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Chartered Burial at Sea
We recently chartered the catamaran Ocean Adventures for a 2-hour burial at sea. We requested the Captain, Steve Bu
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grettalryan2
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Great Value
We had a lovely morning on this beautiful boat. Would highly recommend this experience. Seeing whales is a roll o
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lesadahrg
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Best time ever!
I had the opportunity to charter a whale watching excursion for my daughters birthday. The company accommodated us
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MJorgenson725
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Amazing trip
Love this company and always have a great time! This time we saw three whales, dolphins, sea lions and a turtle! So
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sunkissaz
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Glad we went with this company
There were several companies to choose from, I am glad we went with this company. Staff was knowledgeable and very
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bobI3420WH
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Great experience!
we found a large school of dolphin, but the day would fun even without that - good food, beer and a boat ride....
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LNresident10
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Great Tour of the Ocean
Awesome crew, clean boat, and an educational experience for the whole family. A great interactive ride!
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BobVanBass
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A Great Whale Watching Trip
We had a great time. Everything was great. Convenient parking. Friendly crew. Clean and safe. And lots of whale
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  • Duration: 5h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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