Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching

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Whale Watching & Cruises Ticket Price Rating  
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour Dana Point, CA $45.00 Rating: 4.6 (746) Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour Dana Point, CA $22.50 Rating: 4.6 (318) Info & Tickets
Orange County Wine Cruise Dana Point, CA $49.00 - Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises Dana Point, CA $45.00 Rating: 4.8 (51) Info & Tickets
Wyland's Whale and Dolphin Adventure Art Lesson Dana Point, CA $5.00 - Info & Tickets
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Open Party Fishing Ticket Price Rating  
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips Dana Point, CA $46.00 Rating: 4.3 (205) Info & Tickets
3/4 Day Fishing Dana Point, CA $64.00 - Info & Tickets
Half Priced TUESDAY 3/4 Day Fishing Dana Point, CA $32.00 - Info & Tickets
Half Priced Tuesday 1/2 Day & Twilight Fishing Dana Point, CA $23.00 - Info & Tickets
Halibut Derby Dana Point, CA $64.00 - Info & Tickets
All Day Fishing Trip Dana Point, CA $75.00 - Info & Tickets
Overnight Fishing Trips Dana Point, CA $110.00 - Info & Tickets
Helena Lobster Adventures Dana Point, CA N/A - Info & Tickets
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Boat Parade of Lights - FANTASEA! Dana Point, CA N/A - Info & Tickets
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Private Charters Dana Point, CA $1.00 - Info & Tickets
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Private Wine Tasting Charter Dana Point, CA N/A - Info & Tickets
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Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching was started in 1958 by Don Hansen, running several sportfishing boats off the San Clemente Pier. He Moved the operation to Dana Point Harbor when it opened in 1971, this was where the West Coast Whale Watching industry originated. Today Dana Wharf sits in the heart of a busy, flourishing harbor and continues to be owned and operated by the Hansen family.

Dana Wharf Whale Watching began in 1971 and was the first whale watching company in Orange County.  We are the premier year-round whale watching facility in Southern California. We interact with thousands of whales  during the Grey whale migration in the winter and Blue whales in the summer. In addition to whales, thousands of dolphins, sea lions, sea faring birds and even sharks are found in our waters,  we always have plenty of wildlife to see. Our fleet of Whale Watching vessels include that largest vessel on the West Coat the 95 foot Dana Pride the favorite with families and school groups. Our Luxury catamaran the OCEAN ADVENTURE the first of its kind in Orange Couunty , is a power Catamran with a very large viewing deck instead of a net for optimal viewing without getting wet!

Dana Wharf also has a fleet of Sportfishing boats specializing in local coastal fishing such as the 9 hour 3/4 day trips and the very popular schedule of 5 hour 1/2 day fishing trips.

Seasonal Catches include Calico Bass, Sand Bass, Barracuda, Bonito, Halibut, Rock Fish, Yellowtail and more.
4,911 Reviews Rating: 4.5 4.5 out of 5.0
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Last 6 months 280 643 14 = 629 97% 4.6
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
 
  Date Attended Gender Age Where From Group Type
Rating: 4
good experience
Tue, Mar 24  12:00 PM Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
 
Attended: 1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour
 
my friend had a sea sick. I wish you recommended upon booking that they could buy sea sick medicine in case. over all. it was fun.
Rating: 5
Terrific Trip
Tue, Mar 24  12:00 PM Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
 
Attended: 1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour
 
Second trip. Both great. First trip enormous dolphins stampede and one fin whale. Second trip a few dolphins and seals with 13 gray whales showing a lot of flukes. Both trips very very enjoyable.
Rating: 5
Highly recommend
Tue, Mar 24  10:00 AM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
Attended: 1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour
 
Well informed and friendly crew, exceptionally clean boat - a thrill for grandparents, parents and children. Incredible - the Dolphins were the hi-light of our first trip - truly amazing - words don't do it justice. We went back a few days later and took other family members and that experience though equally wonderful was very different as we saw Whales breaching 13 times within the first half hour of the trip. Again I would highly recommend this company for a great 2 hour family experience. And their 2 for 1 deal on Tuesdays makes it very affordable for all.
Rating: 5
A ton of fun!
Mon, Mar 23  2:00 PM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
Attended: Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
 
Great experience for kids and adults. Crew was knowledgable and engaging!
Rating: 5
awesome ride
Mon, Mar 23  2:00 PM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
Attended: Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
 
The captain and the crew were quite knowledgeable. The kids loved the swells so they loved the ride. We saw a pod of dolphins and I think 8 whales. It was a great experience for a first time ride!
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