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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 Excursion in Dana Point
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US$36.00*
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Dana Point Sportfishing
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Luxury Catamaran Sunset and Wine Cruise from Dana Point
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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34675 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2908
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+1 800-590-9994
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"fish"
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"half price"
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"deck hands"
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"the fury"
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"sea lions"
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"captain and crew"
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"great trip"
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"tuna"
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"two hours"
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"hour trip"
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"weather was perfect"
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"common dolphins"
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Reviewed yesterday

I surprised my boyfriend with the 1/2 day trip when he returned home from deployment and we both had such a fun time! He fished while I enjoyed the views and the crew made it such an enjoyable experience. They were so helpful, fun, and...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were so glad we made time for this trip. Easy to book on-line, and we got great seats up on the top deck. The administration is excellent and the commentary is helpful. We had a thrilling time and were so lucky to see 2...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was well organized and an amazing experience. We were fortunate to see several whales..so amazing!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were on the sunset cruise but the sun already set before we got on board. very disappointed. The wine & cheese was good.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had family visiting from FL and have been on prior trips with Dana Wharf, these guys are the absolute best. So I naturally took my family for the experience, they loved it!

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Thank eddmab
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We did the noon trip on a Sunday. They had two boats running and we were on the less full of the boats. was a great, calm, tropical looking day with a few whale sightings. The kids had a blast, and they made the drinks...More

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Thank Justin C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a great time on the sunset wine cruise. The wine was great and the service outstanding. My only complaint is that the cruise didn't really leave the wharf area, but it was still alot of fun

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We take the Dana Wharf Whale Watching cruise at least once a year. Usually, we see lots of dolphins and maybe a whale or two. This week the captain found the whales right off the bat, barely to Laguna Beach heading north. But we always...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Sometimes you see whales, sometimes you don't. The host captain and staff make a BIG difference as well as if they take the time to find the school of dolphins...that is always a highlight regardless of how many whales are spotted.

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Thank K B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great experience, not too crowded. We came in too late for our trip, but the staff helped us getting on another boat, great service!

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condorchristi
17 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!
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jmiller232
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 !
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jmiller232
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
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