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Dana Point Sportfishing provided by Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing

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Dana Point Sportfishing

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Overview
Dana Point is one of the most popular spots for fishing in Orange County with chance to catch barracuda, tuna, halibut, yellowtail, and more (depending on the season). Whether you’re a fishing enthusiast or its your first time on the water, this tour will maximize your chances of a good catch. Set sail along the Pacific Coast, pick up tips and techniques from experienced local fishermen, and relax on-board with beer and snacks (available to purchase).
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Dana Point
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    Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing
    Stop: 5 hours -
    Have you ever wanted to go ocean fishing but thought it was only for the professional? Well, we have good news for you! Dana Wharf Sportfishing offers fishing trips all year long and anyone can go – young, old, experienced or those out for their first trip. Our landing caters to the novice as well as the seasoned angler. Our knowledgeable crew and expert skippers who are always eager to help educate and instruct, if needed. The types of fish available to catch vary depending on the season and water temperature. They include Halibut, Barracuda, Yellowtail, White Sea Bass, Sand Bass, Calico Bass, Bonito, and even Tuna. You never know what you might reel in, and that is part of the magic of fishing.
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Dana Point
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Highlights
  • Fish for tuna, barracuda, and halibut around Dana Point
  • No experience necessary: learn the ropes from local fishermen
  • Choice of multiple departures times throughout the day
  • Food, beer, and soft drinks available to purchase on board
Important Information
Departure Point
Dana Point, Dana Point, California
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Bait
  • Permit parking
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Day license for anyone over 16 years of age is required
  • Guests must purchase fishing licenses online prior to trip. Please print them and bring with you.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
34Reviews
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Steve Y wrote a review Feb 2020
19 contributions2 helpful votes
+4
Always fun n excellent crew , friendly n very helpful n knowledgeable n good burgers . Once a week maybe is not good enough for me ....
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Donna K, Manager at Dana Point Sportfishing
Responded 26 Feb 2020
Thank you for taking some of your valuable time to provide fellow consumers with your rich perspective. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Ken K wrote a review Jan 2020
Barstow, California2 contributions
I have been coming to the derby for a while now. I know halibut fishing is boring but damn. I am going to have to delete this type of fishing from now on. It is quite expensive living in the high desert and having to drive down, get a hotel for 2 days, and not catch any fish.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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grusk wrote a review Nov 2019
California6 contributions1 helpful vote
My father was in town visiting and we had always dreamed of doing some ocean fishing. Could not have asked for a better day. Perfect weather and the staff were so hopeful. From the moment we stepped on the boat Chad (2) helped us set up our poles without even asking ( we were a
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Donna K, Manager at Dana Point Sportfishing
Responded 4 Dec 2019
Thank you for your rating of our business! Our team works hard to deliver a superior experience in a friendly and courteous manner. Your rating validates our mission, and we look forward to serving you again soon.
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Steve Y wrote a review Nov 2019
19 contributions2 helpful votes
+7
The best n so much fun. Excellent crew , friendly and helpful as always, good food and beers. All boats are clean and comfortable, been to this place for more than 15 years since my two boys were 6/8 !
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Donna K, Manager at Dana Point Sportfishing
Responded 12 Nov 2019
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
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Hector wrote a review Oct 2019
1 contribution
It was horrible, stopped in different spots and non of them had fish, the boat captain couldn’t get us on the fish at all, will not repeat this trip ever again
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Donna K, Manager at Dana Point Sportfishing
Responded 8 Oct 2019
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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By: Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing
petancicfinn1
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Great
Dana wharf has the nice crew i have ever met. They try their hardest to get you on fish and have a fun day
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Utahfisherman
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Over night
We have done 2 trips in past month todd from boardroom 2 amazing trip i will never forget it the 2nd was a over nig
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NTR80014
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Whale Watching
Excellent, no problems at all. I would recommend this trip to anyone. Price was right, experience was wonderful, p
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riweagley
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We had a great time!
At check in there was some confusion as to what our total price was and whether or not we could use our gift cards.
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Cheryl Q
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Field Trip
Our Field Trip was cancelled due to Covid19. They offered me a refund or to rebook next year at the same low price.
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lauralopez4286
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Best Whale Watching Company
Dana Wharf Whale watch was the first to start whale watching in Orange County 49 years ago! They always have exper
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jaimekirsche
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Great experience! Highly recommended
We had a great experience on this whale watch. Entire crew was very friendly, knowledgeable. Highly recommended!!
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Carl W
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Best Whalewatching in OC!!!
Having taken several whale watching trips out of Newport Beach and Dana Point, I think Dana Wharf Whale Watching pr
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me2ca03
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Great outfit!
It was an easy check-in. Friendly staff. Clean boat,etc. Would recommend! Had small children with us (there were
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mstry12020
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Whale watch
Second time here. Awesome. Will come again. Thank you for an amazing trip. Crew were informative and helpful.
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weivan5
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Saw Whales and Dolophins
Had a great time. Would highly recommend this to anyone interested in seeing whales. We would definitely go again
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markpF6784AW
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Great Two Hours
Three whales and dozens of dolphins. Both the grandparents and kids (ages 4 and 6) loved it! Will highly recommend
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skye514
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5 whales
I heart data wharf, it's always a great time even if there not whales. but this time we saw 5! Thanks to the cap
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susanclifford13
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“Best day of my life”
Quote from our 6 year old. We had a great time. We saw a few whales but dolphins played with our boat. We will def
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0320KKW
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Enjoyable excursion
The weather was beautiful, we saw several dolphins which swam near the catamaran but unfortunately we only saw one
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  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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