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Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing
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$35.00*
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Whale Watching Excursion in Dana Point
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$36.00*
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Dana Point Sportfishing
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$750.00*
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Sportfishing Private Charter in Dana Point
Ranked #2 of 19 Tours in Dana Point
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Owner description: Whale Watching Adventures, Charters , Fishing and more from Dana Point
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Big Bear City, California
1 review
“Fun Day”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

I was very disappointed that I did not see a whale, can't cross that off my bucket list yet, but the rest to the trip was fun and fun of interesting facts. Going back in June, hopefully to see a whale.

Visited March 2014
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DanaWharf, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Thank you so much Debbie for your review. We at Dana Wharf are happy that you had a fun trip out on the water. Sorry we couldn't find a whale this time. We can't wait to have you back again soon! Also the blue whales will be here for the summer. Thank you again
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Capo Beach
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A beautiful way to see the coast from another perspective”
Reviewed May 26, 2014

Went out on a whale watching excursion mid-week, late in May. Whales are usually gone by now, but jumped at the chance to be on the water. We had a wonderful time on a clean, modern catamaran, that wasn't crowded, probably due to mid week, but the staff of two was friendly, knowledgeable and it was a beautiful day. We were lucky enough to spot a Grey whale female and her calf heading back to Alaska. What a majestic site that was. Captain Frank was respectful of her and her baby and kept a good distance back which didn't spook her and she stayed near the surface for quite awhile. I love looking at the coast from the water. We swung by the buoy and got to see the sea lions lazing around the bottom, soaking up the sun, their golden brown coats glimmering in the sunshine. Met lots of nice people from all over. A nice way to be a tourist in your own home town.

Visited May 2014
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DanaWharf, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Thank you so much Jodie for your review. We at Dana Wharf are thrilled that you had a wonderful trip out on the water. We can't wait to have you back again soon! Also the blue whales will be here for the summer. Thank you again
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Salt Lake City, Utah
2 reviews
“no whales so next trip free!”
Reviewed May 26, 2014

We had a very nice ride - a beautiful day, calm seas, and a great dolphin show off our bow for about a half hour or so. Alas, that was all we saw. The guide was great though, we weren't too crowded (although we got on early and were right up in the front of the boat so had the best seats in the house), and no real hassles. As we were coming back to port our guide said that since we hadn't seen any whales that day we would all get another trip for free! I used an online code to save 40% also so it ended up being a great deal.

Visited May 2014
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DanaWharf, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review. Hopefully next time we will find some whales for you to see. Great to hear you still enjoyed the trip. Thank you again and see you soon!
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“We Saw Whales Mating!!!”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

I've gone whale watching many times and this was the most amazing trip I've ever taken. The captain and mates were great at keeping the boat stationary for a really long time so we could watch the whales going their thing. My boyfriend had never gone before. It will be tough to beat this as his first experience.

Visited April 2014
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DanaWharf, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
Thank you for your five star review. We at Dana Wharf are thrilled you had a wonderful trip. I am sure it was quite a sight to see! Hope to see you back again soon!
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West Suffield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Whale watch”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

What a beautiful harbor ,to start we saw pelicans,harbor seals&egrets!We boarded our boat plenty of room,friendly helpful crew!We did the last trip out we saw several gray whales.Beautiful eve.Stopped by buoy covered with sea lions?Great trip.

Visited May 2014
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DanaWharf, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
Thank you for your five star review. We at Dana Wharf are thrilled you had a wonderful trip. Hope to see you back again soon!
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