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Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing

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Whale Watching Adventures, Charters , Fishing and more from Dana Point
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34675 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2908
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The whole experience was great. The crew was friendly and helpful. The boat was not very crowded so plenty of room for all. We saw sea lions, dolphins, and one Minke whale on our 2 PM tour. We had really good weather so we were...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a great time on 11.11.18. We were on the SUM FUN and the crew was great! We had two young children, and we had never been fishing on a boat before. The free kids clinic on Sundays was so helpful in getting my...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Seas were calm and fog lifted. Skipper took a great route so people on both sides had a good view. No whales but plenty of dolphins. Very relaxing.

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We appreciate your positive rating. It’s always appreciated and gratifying when we receive positive marks from our customers.

Reviewed 1 week ago

On the day we took this tour the ocean was a little rough and windy. We stopped three times and watched dolphins. We saw no whales on our trip that day. The boat was very nice.More

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I see that you visited our business last week. We appreciate your conveying thoughts with fellow consumers who hopefully might be our future satisfied customers as well. As you probably realize, consumer reviews are the number one determinant for influencing other consumers. Thanks and thanks...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the 1/2 day (morning) trip. There was approx. 30 other people on the boat with us, which can be expected for a charter trip. The crew was very helpful and we enjoyed ourselves very much! Despite it not being peak fishing season, we...More

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for visiting us. It's always nice to learn that we have exceeded expectations and especially on such an important occasion as your event. We never lose sight that you, as all of our guests, especially now due to the wonders of the web,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Caught a bluefin on the troll... so yah pretty epic! Would be back for sure. This was out of the SumFun boat.

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Wow That is just fantastic! Thank you for your patronage! We are pleased to be of service to you, and we thank you for complimenting that service with an exceptional rating.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a Pro Angler? No Worries! Dana Point Sportfishing has you covered! The deck hands are there when you need them and the Captain's on these trips have been the most aware than any other locations I've been to. You can fish in the bow...More

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

Thank you for visiting with us. It is always pleasing when our customers elect to write a review so our future customers can see what we are all about… thank you. We appreciate your comments about our pricing, service and products.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great customer service clean boat and on time. even though we did not see any whales as it is off season they gifted us with vouchers for a return trip

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

Thank you for both your patronage and for posting such generous comments regarding our business. We work very hard to ensure that we please wonderful customers like you. Thank you for validating that we are accomplishing that goal.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice tour but we didn’t see any whales or dolphins....People on board were friendly and professional.

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

Thank you for your review. We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The experience was great. We went in late Oct and the boat was not too crowded. We saw a humpback! The crew was friendly and knowledgable, the boat was clean and the tour was well organized.

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

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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Scott M
9 November 2018|
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Response from mbstaufenbeil | Reviewed this property |
Our tour was the last tour of the day, I believe around 5 or 6 pm or so and we had a ton of activity. Our boat was quite literally surrounded by whales who breached multiple times. However, the guides did say it's very hit... More
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Duchess217
14 August 2018|
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Response from Donna K | Property representative |
Hi good afternoon! We have all our daily fish counts posted online on our website. Please check out the fishing it has been really great. We would love to have out fishing in the future.
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MercedesF471
18 July 2018|
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Response from Ann M | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about the vessel type but you should just call them up and ask. Their store is right in the harbor and they are very lovely and friendly people. I had the same questions about attire. On the day we went, we... More
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