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 (769) Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour Dana Point, CA $22.50 Rating: 4.6 (319) Info & Tickets
Orange County Wine Cruise Dana Point, CA $49.00 - Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises Dana Point, CA N/A Rating: 4.9 (57) 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: 4.3 (216) 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 $110.00 - Info & Tickets
Anglers Chronicles/Owner Hooks On-The-Water School Dana Point, CA $64.00 - 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 $54.00 - Info & Tickets
Boat Parade of Lights - FANTASEA! 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 $29.00 - 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 $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.
5,003 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: 3
Mommy n calf.
Sat, May 16  2:00 PM Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
 
Attended: Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
 
The boat was large with plenty of room for many people, nice seats n indoor accommodations with refreshments n snacks. We quickly found a mother grey whale with calf. We followed them for 40 minutes. Good video n pics. After that we did not find any more whales or dolphin. Fortunately the weather was beautiful so we enjoyed the rest of the ride. Very important to review on-line how whales recent trips are seeing before going. Do your homework or you could be disappointed.
Rating: 1
A Ripoff
Sat, May 16  2:00 PM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
 
Attended: Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
 
I am a photographer and made the trip specifically for photos. Your website lists any sightings daily, but this day was nothing. We were told they (dolphins, whales, etc.) had all migrated. Well, then, you need to end the tours when they are all gone. I wouldn't have booked during May! A very boring 2 hr boat ride! I wasn't interested in the real estate on shore. Also, we get back and we are told the reason for no activity was that there was no food for the whales! Your fault! You should have brought some! Then we might have seen something! Very disappointed!!!
Rating: 5
Great learning on ocean fishing
Sat, May 16  12:00 PM Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
 
Attended: 1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips
 
Captain was great with tips before the anchor was dropped. Deck hands where right there to help you out if needed and great food from the galley. Over all was a great time for my son and I to do some fishing.
Rating: 5
Wonderful trip.
Sat, May 16  10:00 AM Female 70+ Local Family With Children
 
Attended: Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
 
My friend and I took our granddaughters on the trip. We had a wonderful time. We were surprised when water from a wave drenched the grandmas. The girls were excited to see the mother whale and her baby. The Captain of the boat went the extra mile to find the whale. We will go again.
Rating: 4
İt has good view
Tue, May 12  5:00 PM Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
 
Attended: 1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour
 
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