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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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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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34675 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2908
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Reviewed today

Great trip for kids because the staff on board is there to help at every turn. The only bad thing was the amount of people on board. No room to really cast your rod and everyone was getting their lines tangled. For some kids this...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A getaway for the day if you enjoy fishing and and a enjoyable day on the ocean you will enjoy spending a half to a full day fishing on one of the boats at dana wharf.

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded today

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 yesterday

Had a wonderful time, although we did not see any whales or Dolphins, they returned our ticket to use on another Excursion!

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your kind words about Dana Wharf Whale Watching. It is always a great pleasure to hear that we are serving our customers well. We look forward to serving you again soon. Gratefully,Dana Wharf Whale Watching

Reviewed 2 days ago

The boat whale watching trip was a lot of fun, I'd definitely recommend it! I took my 7 and 8 year old and they loved it.

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded today

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 2 days ago

Love Dana Wharf Whale Watching. I go often, it's always a great day on the water! Crew is friendly and knowledgeable and go the extra mile to find and share nature's bounty of marine wildlife.

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your patronage. We consider reviews by actual customers to be an important part of our business because it reflects upon how well we serve our customers. We will continue to work extremely hard to please everyone who comes through our doors.

Reviewed 3 days ago

This was the most amazing Whale Watching Cruise ever!!! Lucky enough to be in a pod of Orcas for over an hour!! It was breathtaking excitement for all who were there! The crew was awesome, too! Thank you Dana Wharf for an unforgettable day!More

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you so much for your recent visit and subsequent wonderful praise. Feedback, especially from such well-spoken customers like you, is not only invaluable to those researching businesses like ours, but is also important to us. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I've been coming to Dana Point for years,and this is the first time I've seen almost two fights happen over people not following their lines. The deckhands did not get involved at all, and the situation was not comfortable. There was lots of profanities being...More

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your recent visit. I read with both interest and concern your comments about your experience. We believe that all customers not only have the right to complain about all businesses but that such criticism is instrumental in helping all business to continue...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

No whales, but tons of dolphins. Lovely 2 hours boat ride. Go on Tuesdays when it's half price or check Groupon! I don't think it's worth the full admission price.

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your kind words about Dana Wharf Whale Watching. It is always a great pleasure to hear that we are serving our customers well. We look forward to serving you again soon. Gratefully,Dana Wharf Whale Watching

Reviewed 4 days ago

Great trip, caught all the rockfish we were allowed to catch! Excellent captain and crew also. Can't wait to do it again soon.

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded today

It was a pleasure to have you as one of our guests and hope to have the same opportunity often in the future. We appreciate your kind words about our staff and how you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 4 days ago

It was a waste of time and money .the plane was to go to Catalina Island for fishing .Instead I get a boat ride all day looking for calp .Way the captain decide not to go to Catalina this day I don’t know. When I...More

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi, Can you please provide me with the date and time you went out on your trip? We consider reviews by actual customers to be an important part of our business because it reflects upon how well we serve our customers. We will continue to...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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condorchristi
16 December 2017|
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Response from Tommy D | 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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