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“Whale watching” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing

Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing
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$25.00*
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Whale Watching Excursion in Dana Point
Ranked #2 of 18 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: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Whale watching”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014

The captain/narrator was wonderful. He made an effort to find mammals. Saw part of a whale and several young, playful dolphins. It was very enjoyable

Visited January 2014
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DanaWharf, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Thank you for your review. Dana Wharf strives to have the most informative trips available for the publi. Very happy to hear you saw whales and dolphin.
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Irvine, California
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“Whales!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014

We had great time. Got to see 3 gray whales close by. They did jumps, too. Checking in was little slow but overall, good experience.

Visited January 2014
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DanaWharf, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Thank you for input regarding checking in. We strive to make our experience at Dana Wharf five stars. We are thrilled that you were able to see numerous whales and that you had a great trip.
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
1 review
“Great experience, and fun for our young kids!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014

We went out on the 2nd-to-last boat for the day on New Years Eve and it was amazing! Our captain was super knowledgeable on the marine life and had a hunch on where to find a whale - which he did (a beautiful grey whale). He was the first to spot it, and got us to see the flukes multiple times before other boats arrived and spoiled the party.

We brought 5 kids in total (ages 13, 8, 8, 7 and 5 years old) and they all had an amazing time. They enjoyed hot cocoa and were able to safely traverse the boat without any fear of "falling overboard". Was a great experience overall. Highly recommended.

Visited December 2013
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DanaWharf, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
So happy to hear you and the five children had a fantastic time! We would love to have you back again at Dana Wharf!
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Denver, Colorado
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“Good boat, fun crew”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our excursion. We didn't find any whales, but the captain went the 'extra mile' to find a huge pod of dolphins for us. There were hundreds of them. Breathtaking.

The boat is nicely kept, very clean, the crew was helpful and informative.

Plus, we had half-price tickets on Tuesday afternoon.

Visited September 2013
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DanaWharf, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
Thank you for your review. So wonderful you saw such a large pod of dolphins. Great to hear that our captain and crew made your trip enjoyable. Thank you again!
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Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014

My 9 year old daughter and I had a wonderful time. We didn't see any whales, but we saw more dolphins than we could count (mamas, teenagers, and babies)! The captain was incredibly knowledgeable and shared many interesting facts about not only the dolphins, but the ocean as well. Thank you, we will be back!

Visited November 2013
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DanaWharf, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
How exciting to see so many dolphins. So happy to hear that you and daughter had a wonderful time. Thank you for the great review. See you again very soon.
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