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Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing

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34675 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2908
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US$36.00*
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Dana Point Sportfishing
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US$750.00*
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Sportfishing Private Charter in Dana Point
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Whale Watching Adventures, Charters , Fishing and more from Dana Point
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish” (256 reviews)
“bass” (57 reviews)
“whale watching” (262 reviews)
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34675 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2908
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"fish"
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"bass"
in 57 reviews
"whale watching"
in 262 reviews
"half price"
in 57 reviews
"the fury"
in 23 reviews
"captain and crew"
in 68 reviews
"the galley"
in 25 reviews
"sea lions"
in 116 reviews
"great trip"
in 92 reviews
"tuna"
in 26 reviews
"see whales"
in 78 reviews
"grey whales"
in 61 reviews
"weather was perfect"
in 21 reviews
"hour trip"
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"two hours"
in 28 reviews
"common dolphins"
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"saw dolphins"
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Reviewed today

Great experience, staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Staff was able to direct the boat to see dolphins, and we even got to see a gray whale! Food is also great on the boat.. very surprised! Definitely will be back again!

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Reviewed today

It was a great first experience going on a whale watch. My wife and I had a great time. We were given this trip as a gift and after the experience we will be gifting these trips to our children as well.

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Reviewed yesterday

Enjoyed the boat ride and the interesting facts about dolphins. Although I have yet to see a whale,I will return for my fifth trip next season.

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Reviewed yesterday

We didnt get to see any whales at all! Or at least a dolphin... only got to see a bunch of people getting nausea and throwing up...

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Reviewed yesterday

We had our family in town so we thought we’d finally take the opportunity to go whale watching. We had a wonderful enjoyable day on the water. We saw a pod of dolphins, and sea lions, seals, jellyfish. Didn’t get to see whales however we...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We just turned up 20 mins before departure, paid and hopped aboard. The boat was clean, well maintained and comfortable. The captain was very knowledgable and the crew helpful. There are basic toilets and snack bar on board. As you can see from the pictures...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We spotted whale a few times, but not exciting at all because too far away. Hundreds of dolphins surrounded by our boar were much more enjoyable. They were adorable and great performers. It’s more suitable to call “dolphin watching” for this activity. Good price on...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Overall we had a wonderful time, the crew was absolutely wonderful. Someone was always right there to help out. The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars was no one caught anything, 5 hours on the water and as many different locations not even a...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great time my son and his 9 buddies had. Tiffany was so thoughtful and on top of getting us scheduled up and prep'ing the goodie bags. Captain and crew were very friendly and professional. Andrew was the crew member assigned to help our...More

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condorchristi
16 December 2017|
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Response from TahmiJoh | Reviewed this property |
The best way to see wildlife is on deck. The inside is mainly for transit and meals....not a great place to see the water. Thus, if not raining or too windy, a sweat shirt should be fine. Got to love California winters!
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jmiller232
7 June 2017|
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Response from Donna K | Property representative |
Hi yes we run a 5pm trip daily , that trip is discounted only $29 it's a great deal and we see a tremendous amount of marine life !
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jmiller232
5 June 2017|
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Response from Frank R | Reviewed this property |
As with fishing whale watching is a hit and a miss dana wharf whale watching crew did their best to find us some whale, we saw dolphins and A fine whale June 6 2017
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