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Whale Watching Excursion in Dana Point

Highlights
  • A scenic whale-watching tour off the Orange County coast
  • Observe whales, dolphins, sharks, and sea lions
  • Year-round wildlife sightings
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Whale Watching Excursion in Dana Point
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2pm Whale Watching CruiseMost Popular
Delight in the exciting sights and sounds of the magnificent ocean creatures off Dana Point.We offer rare glimpses into a huge variety of underwater wildlife and gorgeous scenic views you won't forget
US$ 35.00
12pm Whale Watching Cruise
Delight in the exciting sights and sounds of the magnificent ocean creatures off Dana Point.We offer rare glimpses into a huge variety of underwater wildlife and gorgeous scenic views you won't forget
US$ 35.00
10am Whale Watching Cruise
Delight in the exciting sights and sounds of the magnificent ocean creatures off Dana Point.We offer rare glimpses into a huge variety of underwater wildlife and gorgeous scenic views you won't forget
US$ 35.00
Overview

A scenic harbor in Southern California known as the “Whale Capital of the West,” Dana Point makes an ideal spot for spotting majestic marine animals. On a boat designed specifically for whale-watching, you’ll come face-to-face with the gentle giants on this exciting cruise off the coast. Listen to fascinating commentary from your captain, and keep an eye out for sea lions, dolphins, and sharks.

What to Expect
Climb aboard the Dana Pride to begin your wildlife tour of the Californian coast. Built exclusively for whale watchers, the sleek vessel features a viewing deck, a large salon, and a snack bar, so you’ll be able to observe the action in high style.

Head to the open-air deck to listen to the calls of seabirds while you keep an eye out for cresting whales. Or settle in below deck, where you can enjoy the view from a window as you sip a drink. Listen to the captain’s commentary about the variety of underwater wildlife you’ll encounter during the tour.

Thousands of dolphins, whales, sea lions, and sharks can be found year-round off the scenic coast of Orange County, so you’ll be guaranteed plenty of exciting sightings. Lean back and enjoy the abundant ocean life without leaving the comfort of the ship.
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Reviews (71)

1 - 5 of 37 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
Great Time

My boyfriend and I went on this excursion and enjoyed our selves. All crew members were very professional and with a fun attitude. We saw 1 whale and dozens of dolphins. I would highly recommend any one to enjoy this cruise.

Thank Charleen D
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic!

The captain and crew were fun and interesting. We did not see any whales on our 10 AM excursion, but we literally sailed along with hundreds of dolphins jumping and diving alongside our boat for most of the trip. They were glorious and beautiful to...More

Thank Rick-Kathy W
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Crew, Scenic Cruise, Nice Boat, but Parking Varies

Dana Wharf Whale Watching has a knowledgeable crew who know the ecosystem and are concerned to keep us and the whales and dolphins safe and happy. It's a cute smaller boat so it's agile, but plenty of room to sit and a shaded area from...More

Thank HappyKatya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Fun!!

My family and I went on a whale tour for the first time and loved it! Although we were not lucky enough to see a whale, we did get to see dolphins. Seeing a whale or not was fine with us! We just enjoyed the...More

1  Thank Jennifer T
Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It was a pleasure to have you as one of our guests and hope to have the same opportunity often in the future. We appreciate your kind words about our staff and how you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Exhilarating Experience

We had the best time on the 10am excursion. We brought light jackets, but the weather was perfect. We were out for 2 hours and saw 2 whales, a pod of dolphins, and some lazy sea lions. The food on ship was reasonably priced as...More

Thank Becky D
Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your patronage. We consider reviews by actual customers to be an important part of our business because it reflects upon how well we serve our customers. We will continue to work extremely hard to please everyone who comes through our doors.

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tom c
12 June 2018|
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Response from SKeena49 | Reviewed this property |
As I have worked with Dana Wharf for years for research and been on all of their vessels hundreds of times, my suggestion for your wife sun wise and sitting wise would be to make sure you do the Ocean Adventure vessel. It is... More
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Cathenderson70
14 April 2018|
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Response from Gloriazz | Reviewed this property |
I think the best time to go is the first thing in the morning. You do not have as much boat traffic and the whales and dolphins seem to be more active. I have been out in the early am and around 12 and 2 and the early... More
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