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 (824) Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour Dana Point, CA $22.50 Rating: 4.8 (369) Info & Tickets
Orange County Wine Cruise Dana Point, CA $49.00 - Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises Dana Point, CA $55.00 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: 4.1 (190) Info & Tickets
3/4 Day Fishing Dana Point, CA $85.00 - Info & Tickets
Half Priced TUESDAY 3/4 Day Fishing Dana Point, CA N/A - Info & Tickets
Half Priced Tuesday 1/2 Day & Twilight Fishing Dana Point, CA $23.00 - Info & Tickets
All Day Fishing Trip Dana Point, CA $100.00 - 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 $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 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 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 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.
5,239 Reviews Rating: 4.6 4.6 out of 5.0
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Last 3 months 216 486 19 = 467 94% 4.5
Last 6 months 403 925 25 = 900 96% 4.6
Last 12 months 638 1,466 36 = 1,430 97% 4.6
All 5,239 11,027 377 = 10,650 95% 4.4
Most Recent Customer Reviews
 
  Date Attended Gender Age Where From Group Type
Rating: 5
Awesome Tour!
Tue, Sep 1  12:00 PM Male Under 20 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
Attended: 1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour
 
For under 100 Bucks we booked the whale and dolphin watching tour for four adults. The boat took off on time and the staff was very friendly. We saw four whales very near and hundreds of dolphins swimming at the side of the boat or under the boat. It was an insane tour. I definitely recommend it.
Rating: 5
Excellent.
Mon, Aug 31  12:00 PM Unspecified 40-49 Local Family With Children
 
Attended: 1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips
 
It was a great trip, crew did a great job taking care of my son and I.

I would definitely recommend the experience to others.
Rating: 3
Need more Staffing (guidance)
Sun, Aug 30  5:30 PM Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
 
Attended: 1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips
 
It seems all the focus from the on-board staff is geared for experienced fisherman.

The staff fish while your "paying" for their enjoyment. They are far more experienced than us regular fisherman so having their help and guidance would be a better use of time.
Rating: 4
beautiful day and ocean but got seasick
Sun, Aug 30  12:00 PM Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
 
Attended: Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
 
my third time on this cruise and I love it but on this last one got seasick half way through and was miserable. Choppy seas I guess Next time will use dramnimine for motion sickness
Rating: 5
Dad of 13 youngest child 1st deep sea fishing trip
Sat, Aug 29  5:30 PM Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
 
Attended: 1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips
 
My seven year old came deep sea fishing with me for the first time and caught two Bonita. My 16 year old won the jackpot. We had a great time.
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