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“Wow - So many whales!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing

Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing
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$15*
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Dana Point Whale Watching Excursion
Ranked #2 of 17 Tours in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Whale Watching Adventures, Charters , Fishing and more from Dana Point
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Laguna Woods, California
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89 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Wow - So many whales!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Beautiful day on the catamaran. The guides took us right out to see the whales and we were rewarded with a great show. There were at least 3 blue whales that we observed. One of them surfaced right next to the boat and then went under it. I only wish I had my camera ready then. I attached a picture of one from a distance. The boat wasn't crowded at all and the guides were great. It was a great way to spend a Saturday morning. Go soon whlle the whales are still around.

Visited August 2012
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Nashville, Tennessee
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Did not disappoint!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

We went on the July 21, 2012 5 p.m. cruise and had such a great time. We saw hundreds of dolphins, a sea lion and a beautiful blue whale! The captain was great and informative. We had ages ranging from 4 to 71 years old in our group and everyone loved it.

Visited July 2012
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Rockledge, Florida
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65 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fantastic Family Day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012 via mobile

Best tour we've taken yet. Start to finish this was a great experience. The crew was knowledgable about all the sea life we encountered. We saw so many blue whales, dolphins following our boat and playing all around us, sea lions on the way back to the marina.
This tour was worth every penny. Absolutely loved it.

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Mission Viejo, California, United States
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“Dana Wharf Whale Watching.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

There were too many people on the boat and the captain had family/friends sitting in the captains area so the people sitting behind him could not see out the window. The smaller boats were getting too close to the whale we did see and was scaring him off. You could only see the whale from the front of the boat on the lower deck.

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Dallas, Texas
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46 reviews
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“Great Family Outing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Nice boat, great crew, and beautiful scenery! Although we did not see whales, we did see schools of dolphins. It was well worth the money, just to see the sun set over the ocean. Great trip for the whole family.

Visited July 2012
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