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 (819) Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour Dana Point, CA $22.50 Rating: 4.7 (355) Info & Tickets
Orange County Wine Cruise Dana Point, CA $49.00 - Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises Dana Point, CA N/A Rating: 4.9 (47) Info & Tickets
Live Music Harbor Cruise Dana Point, CA $19.00 - 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: 4.2 (189) Info & Tickets
3/4 Day Fishing Dana Point, CA $85.00 - 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 N/A - Info & Tickets
All Day Fishing Trip Dana Point, CA $110.00 - Info & Tickets
Extended 3/4 Day Dana Point, CA N/A - Info & Tickets
Overnight Fishing Trips Dana Point, CA $150.00 - Info & Tickets
Anglers Chronicles/Owner Hooks On-The-Water School Dana Point, CA $46.00 - Info & Tickets
Halibut Derby Dana Point, CA N/A - Info & Tickets
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Father's Day Dinner Cruise Aboard the Dana Pride Dana Point, CA N/A - Info & Tickets
Boat Parade of Lights - FANTASEA! Dana Point, CA N/A - Info & Tickets
4th of July Fireworks Dinner Cruise Dana Point, CA N/A - Info & Tickets
4th of July Fireworks Display Cruise Dana Point, CA N/A - 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 $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.
5,151 Reviews Rating: 4.6 4.6 out of 5.0
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Last 3 months 172 405 9 = 396 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 375 890 17 = 873 97% 4.6
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
 
  Date Attended Gender Age Where From Group Type
Rating: 5
Great experience!!
Tue, Jul 28  2:00 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
 
Attended: 1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour
 
We didn't quite know what to expect or even if we would see any marine animals. We had a wonderful time! We saw humpback whales, dolphins, and sea lions. The crew was also very friendly and available for questions. Thank you!!
Rating: 4
Love!
Tue, Jul 28  2:00 PM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
 
Attended: 1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour
 
I really enjoy these whale watching trips. Tuesday's are way more crowded than normal but that's fine and was expected. I've gone at 10a and now at 2p and I can assure you, the later the trip is, the more active the whales! Love!
Rating: 2
Sixty people packed on the SumFun..... Not fun!
Sun, Jul 26  5:30 PM Unspecified 50-59 Local Individual
 
Attended: 1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips
 
49 rental rods, lines tangled, people had tackle on the deck! The only time a deck hand was on the tank was when he was asked to chum, 9 out of 10 times there was only one half dead sardines in one of the wells. The other thing that was strange was that the burgers had Siracha on them. The best thing was when I needed to rotate I went to the bow and the forward bait tank was green and dead bait was floating in it, I know hard to believe but I have a picture on my phone. The only thing that was cool, was a young boy in a wheelchair, when I got tired of all of the crud I helped him remove some of his mackerels so his dad could cast out...... He was stoked just to catch any fish even if it was mackerels. I wish I didn't know the difference in truly good service and what happened during this trip! It will be a while till I try this again......
Rating: 5
Great Tour
Sun, Jul 26  2:00 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
Attended: Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
 
We had a great time on tour. The guides were great very informative and the boat was clean and comfortable.
Rating: 3
Deckhands were not helpful
Sat, Jul 25  5:30 PM Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
 
Attended: 1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips
 
I rented my pole and tackle. Somehow, the line started to come out from the bottom of the reel. As a first time fisher, I asked my friend who I came with for help. They couldn't figure it out and suggested I ask the deck hand. I asked one for a hand with the reel line, he didn't snap the top back on right and all my line went off the reel. I didn't notice until the second deck hand saw it and pointed it out to me. He asked what I happened and I told him the first deck hand didn't snap the top of the reel back in correctly. The 2nd asked the first about it and the first denied doing it, in front of me. I was flabbergasted. The 2nd deck hand said he would try to find a 2nd pole for me but he never did. I ended up sitting the last 2 hours in the galley doing nothing. The deck hands really ruined the experience for me. My lesson learned, bring your own gear and bring back ups, especially hooks, tackle, line and reel. I'm willing to give this company another chance, I just won't trust the deck hands again.
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