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Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing

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34675 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2908
+1 800-590-9994
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US$ 35.00*
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Whale Watching Adventures, Charters , Fishing and more from Dana Point
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
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34675 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2908
+1 800-590-9994
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Pleasant trip, no whales. Rain check doesn’t expire. Will try again later in the season. The captains are usually informative, this captain could have been more chatty. Otherwise, I’ve been on these cruises many times, I’d have to say this is a rare exception to...More

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Thank Melanie F
Reviewed 2 days ago

wonderful time aboard the big catamaran. The captain's narrative was accurate, amusing, and made for good banter. Saw a couple of whales, lots of dolphins that swam with the boat, sea lions, and more. Comfortable ride, I'll be back

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Thank G1017RImikev
Reviewed 2 days ago

The crew was very friendly and helpful. We caught a few fish that we kept and also caught a few that were too small. Will definitely go out again.

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Thank lani_hobson
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Thank slicause
Reviewed 4 days ago

The crew was so helpful with everything didn't catch anything we could keep but still an amazing experience

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Thank anjolio2018
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great experience...lucky to see several of the coast of Laguna Beach. The weather was great and the seas were calm. Crew is friendly and very knowledgeable.

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Thank Pam S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Myself, wife and 2 kids had a great time fishing the 1/2 day. Kids had never been fishing and the staff was great. They help get the lines ready, prepare the bait etc. was a slow day all day long for fish. A few were...More

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Thank Ryan Caylen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this sportfishing company online and it was a fun positive experience. They catered to children by offering a pre-trip clinic to educate kids on how to fish and safety rules. The crew were very professional and helpful. For young adults, the crew showed...More

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I usually fish off of my family's boat but my aunt got me a gift certificate to Dana Wharf. I was very skeptical about the boat since I was used to more of a personal setting but I had a lot of fun and met...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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!
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 !
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