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 (797) Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour Dana Point, CA $22.50 Rating: 4.7 (326) Info & Tickets
Orange County Wine Cruise Dana Point, CA $49.00 - Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises Dana Point, CA $53.00 Rating: 4.9 (44) 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 (210) 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 $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 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.
5,073 Reviews Rating: 4.6 4.6 out of 5.0
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Last 3 months 127 309 3 = 306 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 356 848 11 = 837 98% 4.6
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
 
  Date Attended Gender Age Where From Group Type
Rating: 5
Outstanding fishing trip
Sat, Jul 4  5:30 PM Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
Attended: 1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips
 
Great job by crew and captain. Very enjoyable loads of fun/fish/fireworks!
Rating: 4
Fun, fair viewing policy
Fri, Jul 3  5:00 PM Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
Attended: Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
 
The cruise was fun. Dolphins seen clearly, a couple of whale blowhole spouts, and the rare glimpse of a Minke whale breaching a few times. The cruise has a policy of a good viewing or you ride again for free. THIS constituted as not a good viewing, so I can only imagine what a good day is like! We took the evening cruise, maybe better during the day? Was a good time regardless
Rating: 3
No whales, only dolphins but pleasant excursion.
Tue, Jun 30  2:00 PM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
Attended: 1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour
 
Weather became overcast, windy, light rain so no whales. Disappointed but not company' s fault. Thought we would be on catamaran but we're on a large boat also used for fishing.
Rating: 5
Excellent Adventure
Sun, Jun 28  10:00 AM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
 
Attended: Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
 
The staff at Dana Point Whale Watching were on schedule, knowledgable, and always eager to answer questions and assist their passengers. Did not see the sea life we wanted, but that is just a chance you take on these type of adventures. Dana Point Whale Watching staff are mindful of their guests desire to experience the sea life and offer return excursion tickets absolutely free with no expiration. KUDOS!
Rating: 4
over all good
Sun, Jun 28  10:00 AM Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
 
Attended: 1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips
 
not a bad trip, bass were hitting, only issue was that the back rail was not monitored, during changes, multiple people would not move. and the back was the only place close to the kelp. only got to hit the back rail for 30min of my 5hour trip. could have been better
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