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Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing

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Address: 34675 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2908
Phone Number: +1 800-590-9994
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Whale Watching Adventures, Charters , Fishing and more from Dana Point

Whale Watching Adventures, Charters , Fishing and more from Dana Point

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US$25.00*
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Whale Watching Excursion in Dana Point
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US$36.00*
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Dana Point Sportfishing

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Whale Watching

The trip was great and the crew could not have been nicer and was very informative. We saw whales and dolphins.

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 September 2016
Bill C
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Trabuco Canyon, California
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Trabuco Canyon, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The trip was great and the crew could not have been nicer and was very informative. We saw whales and dolphins.

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this review

We deeply appreciate your very positive review of our business. We are very pleased that you got to enjoy many favorite aspects of what we have to offer. It is always most rewarding to hear directly from our customers and especially those willing to provide their positive perspective with the online world and beyond. Please revisit us soon and often. More 

Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We went on the whale watching excursion and had an amazing time. We were able to see humpback whales, a nursery pod of common dolphins and sea lions. We didn't see any whales and dolphins until we were over an hour out, and the ride was extremely enjoyable. The crew was friendly and informative. Would definitely go again if we... More 

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this review

We deeply appreciate your very positive review of our business. We are very pleased that you got to enjoy many favorite aspects of what we have to offer. It is always most rewarding to hear directly from our customers and especially those willing to provide their positive perspective with the online world and beyond. Please revisit us soon and often. More 

Ossian, Indiana
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

What a great value. Two hours total out on the water and we get to see the giant blue whale. The largest of all mammals. We follow this creature for about 45 minutes, getting some great views. Later they found a school of dolphins numbering 40 to 50 that were very active. There is also a great view of the... More 

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this review

We deeply appreciate your very positive review of our business. We are very pleased that you got to enjoy many favorite aspects of what we have to offer. It is always most rewarding to hear directly from our customers and especially those willing to provide their positive perspective with the online world and beyond. Please revisit us soon and often. More 

Laguna Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We were a large group which booked in advance for the 2pm slot. It was suppose to be a 2 hour trip but the crew were so determined to catch up with a humpback whale that had been seen earlier in the day the trip over ran by about 25 minutes, which was fine by us as it was such... More 

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this review

We deeply appreciate your very positive review of our business. We are very pleased that you got to enjoy many favorite aspects of what we have to offer. It is always most rewarding to hear directly from our customers and especially those willing to provide their positive perspective with the online world and beyond. Please revisit us soon and often. More 

Dane, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The crew was very professional and knowledgeable. We had a smooth sailing and wonderful experience. We did see common dolphin, minky whales, and tuna. Just wish we would've tried to find more. They do offer a free return if you don't see anything. Great experience.

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this review

We are honored by the review you posted about your experience with us. While we are constantly told face to face how much customers enjoy our service, it takes a very special person to proclaim to the online world that they should check us out. You are one of those individuals and we are proud that you do business with... More 

San Clemente
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Lots of fun, excellent crew. Did some bottom fishing then had enough time to look for some tuna on a 3/4 day boat. I caught fish, but even if I didn't, it beats working.

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this review

Thank you for selecting us and for revealing your positive view of our business with others. We strive to deserve accolades like yours every single day and we will never tire of hearing that we please our treasured customers and clientele More 

Big Bear Lake, California, United States
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The crew was fantastic. We even got an impromptu ukulele concert out at sea. Sadly, we did not see any whales or dolphins just a lonesome sea lion. They can't guarantee wild animals will be around. The swells that day were huge and some of us loved it! It was very exciting to hold on tight and crash up and... More 

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this review

We are honored by the review you posted about your experience with us. While we are constantly told face to face how much customers enjoy our service, it takes a very special person to proclaim to the online world that they should check us out. You are one of those individuals and we are proud that you do business with... More 

San Diego, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Caught All sorts of fish. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. I would definitely reckoned it. Everything was I hoped.

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this review

We deeply appreciate your very positive review of our business. We are very pleased that you got to enjoy many favorite aspects of what we have to offer. It is always most rewarding to hear directly from our customers and especially those willing to provide their positive perspective with the online world and beyond. Please revisit us soon and often. More 

Hesperia, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I injoy fishing ,and injoy how you guy trait people thank you you get us on the fish you make sure we have a good day and I will always come back to you guys

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this review

Thank you for selecting us and for revealing your positive view of our business with others. We strive to deserve accolades like yours every single day and we will never tire of hearing that we please our treasured customers and clientele More 

San Clemente, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Bunch O Guys played great tunes and the evening was beautiful. I recommend this as something fun to do and the price of $22 is a bargain! It even includes a drink!

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this review

Thank you for selecting us and for revealing your positive view of our business with others. We strive to deserve accolades like yours every single day and we will never tire of hearing that we please our treasured customers and clientele More 

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