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Delight in the exciting sights and sounds of the magnificent ocean creatures off Dana Point in Orange County. Known as a landmark for marine life sightings, Dana Wharf’s ocean adventure cruises offer rare glimpses into a huge variety of underwater wildlife and gorgeous scenic views you’ll never forget. Search for whales, dolphins, sea lions and other exciting marine life! All cruises are narrated by expert captains who will educate you on the abundant ocean life on the coast. Trips are 2 hours long, plenty of time to discover the world that lies beneath. Remember that sightings of marine life are guaranteed.
A scenic whale-watching tour off the Orange County coast
Observe whales, dolphins, sharks, and sea lions
Year-round wildlife sightings
Comfortable ship with salon and viewing deck
Snacks and drinks for purchase
Hear commentary from a real-life sea captain
Learn about the California coast’s unique ocean life
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.
Narration by captain
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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No whales today but hundred's (a herd) of common dolphins! Also some sea lions. Very nice job and well informed staff.More
Date of experience: September 2019
Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 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
We had a beautiful afternoon whale watch to celebrate my friend's birthday. The boat OC Adventure Catamaran was so comfortable and clean. Captain and crew were knowledgeable and really give great customer service (and make good drinks and snacks too). We saw a fin whale...More
Date of experience: September 2019
Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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.
Great day out. Saw lots of dolphin pods, but no whales this trip. Staff very knowledgable, friendly and professional. Definitely do again.
Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
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
There is a ramp to the boat and within the boat there is room for a standard wheelchair, not bariatric or a power wheelchair. However, getting into or out of the boat people will have to take one or two steps, or be lifted... More
There is a ramp to the boat and within the boat there is room for a standard wheelchair, not bariatric or a power wheelchair. However, getting into or out of the boat people will have to take one or two steps, or be lifted somehow. Contact the company though, they may have a device for transport and securing the wheelchair while on the boat.