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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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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
2pm 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
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
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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1 - 5 of 31 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Whale watching on Vacation

it was an awesome excursion. Our captain done everything possible to make sure we got to experience the whales & dolphins

Thank larry1patty
Reviewed 1 week ago
Expert and eco-friendly whale watching

Great fun for all ages. Multi-generational family business. Great service, they work hard to find whales for your experience. Best of the best.

Thank wcshepherd2
Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a terrific review. You covered virtually every aspect of what we think a customer should be evaluating when choosing a business such as ours. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Gray Whales in March...

This is the second time I’ve been out with this company. I have not been disappointed. They offered a early morning special that was to good to pass up. I love being out in the ocean viewing the wonders of the sea. We saw dolphins...More

Thank moniker_r5
Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The first thing we do each morning as a service team is check out and review our reviews. What a way for us to start the day....that is by reading what you wrote about what we offer the public and the manner in which we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Dolphins make you smile

We had so much fun watching the dolphins playing everywhere around us. Sitting watching the ocean was mesmerizing and the crew was great. We didn’t see any whales but sea lions and common and bottled nose dolphins. Great time.

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 3 May 2018
Catamaran whale watching

You can never be sure if you will see a whale while out in the ocean, but I figured why not take a catamaran tour so I could at least have some fun if we didn't see whales. Well we saw whales and I had...More

1  Thank newellmom
Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

What a terrific review. You covered virtually every aspect of what we think a customer should be evaluating when choosing a business such as ours. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again

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tom c
13 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
15 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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