Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching

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Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour Dana Point, CA $45.00 Rating: 4.7 (934) Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour Dana Point, CA $22.50 Rating: 4.7 (424) Info & Tickets
Orange County Wine Cruise Dana Point, CA $49.00 - Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises Dana Point, CA N/A Rating: 4.9 (129) Info & Tickets
Live Music Harbor Cruise Dana Point, CA $22.00 - Info & Tickets
Wyland's Whale and Dolphin Adventure Art Lesson Dana Point, CA N/A - 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: 4.1 (241) 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
All Day Fishing Trip Dana Point, CA $75.00 - Info & Tickets
Extended 3/4 Day Dana Point, CA N/A - Info & Tickets
Overnight Fishing Trips Dana Point, CA $125.00 - Info & Tickets
Anglers Chronicles/Owner Hooks On-The-Water School Dana Point, CA N/A - Info & Tickets
Halibut Derby Dana Point, CA N/A - Info & Tickets
Helena Lobster Adventures Dana Point, CA N/A - Info & Tickets
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Father's Day Dinner Cruise Aboard the Dana Pride Dana Point, CA $59.00 - Info & Tickets
Boat Parade of Lights - A Galactic Holiday! Dana Point, CA N/A - Info & Tickets
4th of July Fireworks Dinner Cruise Dana Point, CA $84.00 - Info & Tickets
4th of July Fireworks Display Cruise Dana Point, CA $45.00 - Info & Tickets
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Champagne & Sunset Sail on the Schooner Curlew Dana Point, CA $80.00 - Info & Tickets
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Private Charters Dana Point, CA N/A - Info & Tickets
Southern California Burials At Sea Dana Point, CA N/A - Info & Tickets
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Kids Fishing Camp Dana Point, CA N/A - Info & Tickets
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 Coast  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 County, is a power Catamaran 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.
5,780 Reviews Rating: 4.6 4.6 out of 5.0
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
 
  Date Attended Gender Age Where From Group Type
Rating: 5
Amazing!!!!
Tue, May 24  5:00 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
Attended: 1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour
 
We saw whales, dolphins, and sea lions. We will never forget this incredible tour!!!!
Rating: 5
Whale of a day!
Tue, May 24  2:00 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
 
Attended: 1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour
 
It was great weather, we went on the 2:00 trip on May 24, 2016. Took my cousin and her friend, and they loved it, we stood at the bow of the boat the whole time. This was their first time, my 3rd or 4th, and I have never been disappointed with Dana Wharf. We saw the whale several times, think it was a humpback, we saw him blowing his top and waving his tale. We saw a little stingray, and common dolphins who love to swim with the ship, they are so cute and full of life. We also saw a couple of sea lions, swam right by us in the harbor, while we were waiting, and saw a few out in open water. So cool, and worth the price just for the boat ride, but seeing a whale in person is so much better than seeing them on TV or video, it's very exciting for everyone.
Rating: 5
Birthday Fishing Trip Success!
Sun, May 22  12:45 PM Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
 
Attended: 1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips
 
Had a Fantastic time; the Captain and ship hands we awesome! First time on a fishing trip (Wife surprised me for my Birthday), share fond memories with my children, 2 Best friends and my Father in law. GOOD TIMES!

This is a memory my boys are going to bring up years from now, "hey DAD, remember when we went fishing on the boat ! " Will definitely be going again!
Rating: 4
Cool thing to try
Sun, May 22  12:45 PM Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
Attended: 1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips
 
The trip was cool. I got seasick but not their fault. Crew was excellent and very helpful and knowledgable. The only complaint was there were to many people on the trip and not enough room to fish for me. Overall a good experience.
Rating: 5
Unforgettable Adventure
Sun, May 22  10:00 AM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
 
Attended: Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
 
We were graced with the presence of hundreds of common dolphins and a close up experience with a humpback. We've been on several whale watching excursions and this trip was right up there with the best. I have to also throw in the Bloody Mary was scrummy! We will definitely take this trip again.
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