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Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing

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34675 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2908
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Whale Watching Adventures, Charters , Fishing and more from Dana Point
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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34675 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2908
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"great trip"
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"weather was perfect"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The captain of the vessel was extremely knowledgeable and I enjoyed his ongoing commentary. The dolphin sightings were terrific, however, it was very disappointing to have travelled all the way from the UK not to see a single whale. Apparently, the earlier ride did see...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The tour was great even though we did not see any whales. We did see a ton of dolphins. It was worth it and a lot of fun!! Because we did not see any whales, they said we could come back for free anytime in...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was my second time taking the Whale Watching Cruise from Dana Pointe. The first tim we seen plenty of sea lions and about a hundred dolphins frolicking around the boat. This last time we encountered two sea lions , about 10 dolphins and we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Surrounded by Pods of over 400 dolphins we spent quite a few hours getting amazing photographs of common dolphins swimming right besides the ship. The day also had a lower price advantage for that day so the coupon made the trip wonderful.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though we did not see any whales, the trip was great! The ship is clean, the staff friendly and we did see lots of Dolphins. One can't predict when the whales are around, maybe next time!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The crew was very helpful with fishing and also catching and taking off fish. I had a awesome time there was food on board to purchase (coffee free all day). I end up buying another day And went this past Wednesday again and that also...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing and rare treat to see a megapod of bottleneck dolphins out at sea. The Mother's Day catamaran was pleasant, and breakfast was a simple fruity meal with mimosas; I would have loved something warm besides the coffee; but the view of the...More

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

Isn't that such an amazing sight to see?!! 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...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The deckhands were so helpful and right on target with the minute you caught a fish. They were eager to help, They help me put the live bait on the hook many times. I would go out on Sum Fun again and again and I...More

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

We are honored by the review you posted about your experience with us. While we are constantly told face to face how much customers enjoy our service, it takes a very special person to proclaim to the online world that they should check us out....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my 3 and 4 year old out! While we didn’t see any whales it was still a great experience for them to ride the boat out on the ocean and we did see sea lions and many dolphins!! Boat was very clean and nicely...More

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

Thank you for recently recommending our business and for sharing with the online consumer community your positive experience. Please introduce yourself next time you visit as we would like to extend our appreciation in person.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was amazing. I went with my boyfriend and his parents and our daughter. They had great continental breakfast and mimosa for mother. Well worth it everyone was super nice.More

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

Happy Mother's Day to you! We are thrilled you had a great time on the Mother's Day Cruise. 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...More

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condorchristi
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!
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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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