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Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing

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Whale Watching Adventures, Charters , Fishing and more from Dana Point
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34675 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2908
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Reviewed today

This two hour excursion was excellent calm seas no whales too early. But dolphins never seen as many there were hundreds together with their new born infants. What a sight to see and the crew were great in cutting their motors so that we could...More

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Reviewed today

Went on overnight fishing trip with Capt Rick on the fury , great crew and we were put on the giant bluefin tuna , great time , thanks Rick

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Reviewed today

Had an excellent time. Crew was great. Weather was awesome and sites galore. Unfortunately this day we did not see a whale. Many other dolphins and sea lions

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First of all, I titled this “Incredible!” and we didn’t even see a single whale! :) Last week, my husband and I took our 10-year old twins on this excursion. It included a plush whale and a children’s book. The boat was very clean &...More

Thank Hope W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nothing quite like being out on the sea. The boat was very clean and comfortable. The captain was great at navigating us toward sea life and sharing his knowledge with us. Great experience! We look forward to next time!

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Thank lnp782018
Reviewed 2 days ago

Was nice. Didn’t see any whales but saw dolphins and seals. Guess it’s not the right season for whal.. Crew was nice and friendly.

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Thank monicajemerson
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went on a fishing trip 10/17/2018 on the Clemente and it was outstanding. I normally go out of Newport and there is no comparison. Besides catching limits of Bonito, the captain tried hard and was successful in getting us some quality rock fish. We had...More

Thank Fred M
Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Every day we count our blessings that our business attracts such nice and kind hearted patrons like you. That you would take your time to so generously honor our staff is totally appreciated. We are believers that within each review one gets a glimpse of...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

The staff was absolutely wonderful. We had an amazing time with kids. Would definitely go back again.More

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

That you would choose our business for such an important family occasion is quite pleasing to us. Even more rewarding is the reaction that you indicate that your entire party had regarding your visit with us. Wow...does this make us happy. We believe all guests...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a fantastic experience on this whale watching trip. We didn’t see any whales (not without a full effort by the captain) but we did see a lot of dolphins! And when I say a lot — I mean we ran into a giant...More

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

For my mom’s70th birthday we were looking for activities that would be enjoyable for a 2 years old to a 70 year old and everyone in between. Well we had an amazing time and an unforgettable memory for all 16 of us! The crew was...More

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting us. It's always nice to learn that we have exceeded expectations and especially on such an important occasion as your event. We never lose sight that you, as all of our guests, especially now due to the wonders of the web,...More

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Duchess217
August 13, 2018|
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Response from Donna K | Property representative |
Hi good afternoon! We have all our daily fish counts posted online on our website. Please check out the fishing it has been really great. We would love to have out fishing in the future.
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MercedesF471
July 17, 2018|
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Response from Ann M | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about the vessel type but you should just call them up and ask. Their store is right in the harbor and they are very lovely and friendly people. I had the same questions about attire. On the day we went, we... More
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condorchristi
December 16, 2017|
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Response from Tommy D | Reviewed this property |
The best way to see wildlife is on deck. The inside is mainly for transit and meals....not a great place to see the water. Thus, if not raining or too windy, a sweat shirt should be fine. Got to love California winters!
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