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Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing

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Address: 34675 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2908
Phone Number: +1 800-590-9994
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Whale Watching Adventures, Charters , Fishing and more from Dana Point

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Dana Point Whale Watching Excursion
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I've enjoy being aboard the Dana Pride before. Whenever out-of-town family visits, this is one of my favorite go-to attractions. The staff has always been friendly and knows their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Laguna Hills, California
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Laguna Hills, California
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've enjoy being aboard the Dana Pride before. Whenever out-of-town family visits, this is one of my favorite go-to attractions. The staff has always been friendly and knows their stuff. The galley is stocked with good food and drinks. The educational tidbits they share are up-to-date, and vary from trip to trip, depending on the captain and the marine life... More 

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North olmsted
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First time in California ,Google things to do this came up .looked into my kids have never experienced things like this gave it a try. Had a blast vessel was maintained clean staff was cool enjoyed myself

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not happy with the guide very poor and SO ANNOYING. Not happy with the trip a waste of 2 hours. As soon as they untied the boat they announce that we would not be seeing any whales wish they had said something before I bought the dam tickets.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were staying at Laguna beach so I googled "whale watching". Although we didn't see any whales, we interacted with bottle nose Dolphins for about a half hour! It was amazing!! Crew was very knowledgable. Would definitely do this again if I'm ever in California!

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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I cannot say enough good things about this company. First we had one person in our party cancel due to injury and the front desk person was very understanding and gave us a ticket to use at any other time. Then, at the end of the cruise, the entire boat was given anytime tickets because of rough seas, high winds,... More 

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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Outstanding tour for a team of 16 visiting the Southern California area for the Celebrate Recovery ministry Summit at Saddleback Church. We did not see any whales that day, but plenty of bottlenose and common dolphin. The team was amazed at the way the dolphins swam with the boat and everyone had a wonderful experience. The crew was well informed... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on the Sum Fun boat, there was very limited seating on boat. It was windy the day we went so we saw no dolphins or whales which was disappointing. The boat did have chips, beer and pop for purchase but only had 2 crew members so when they were both up top no one was below with guest. We... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We knew that the chance to see a whale in this season was low, but we saw many dolphines an seelions, our kids (8 and 3) were amazed. The crew was awesome and they surprised us with some special treats....

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Santa Margarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Couldn't ask for a better trip. The crew was excellent, professional, personable and friendly. I would strongly recommend this company.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent trip, ok never saw any whales but plenty of dolphins and followed them for almost 30 minutes so plenty of photo opportunities.

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