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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 yesterday

Thank you for a great experience. We enjoyed our trip on your whale and dolphin tour. The tour guides were informative and made our experience so great. They seem to know exactly where the Mammals are so you will definitely see something. Thank you!! Will...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank A J
Reviewed 3 days ago

Saw hundreds of dolphins and seals. Lucked out seeing a couple humpback whales and a gray whale. Such an incredible experience. The naturist on board was very informative and answered all of our questions. Awesome staff. We will definitely make this a recurring event on...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Whales are seasonal, the captain knows that this season whales are in southern seas. They sell this excursion as Whale Watching knowing that is just a simple seals watching. Very enjoyable, but honestly should not be compromise.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank carlos v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never expected to see any whales, thought we would only see dolphins. The amazing number of playful dolphins was so great, but watching 3 gray whales for over an hour was fantastic. And the captian and his information was so cool. Highly recommend.

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mamacings
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While we didn't catch many fish, and nobody else did either, the crew was helpful and knowledgeable. Apparently, winter is not a good time to go fishing, so I suggest waiting until warmer weather. Fish migrate to warmer waters. Jordan was an excellent captain, and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank momoman130
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had no big expectations about whale watching since it was a little before the migrations months, but we did see a gray whale and it was amazing! For my family it was the first time in this type of tour and all of them,...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NancyMG
Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

From the beginning of the field trip process to the end of the field trip, we had an amazing experience. Sheri answered all of my questions about field trip details. The day of the trip I merely had to walk up to the counter and...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

Had a great time and will be doing it again. Crew is really attentive, knowledgeable and helpful. Most people on-board caught something which always makes for a better trip. Even if I caught nothing it would have been fun to be out in the water...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

My son and I went for the half day trip. We didn’t know how to put on hooks, weights etc. and the staff really helped us. They helped whenever we were tangled and/or needed assistance. The issue we had was the sea lions who kept...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DruAnn
Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks 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 3 weeks ago

I have been on a few other whale watching expeditions through other companies, Dana Wharf definitely has the best staff and best boat. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and we saw a whale and ran into a couple of pods of dolphins. The crew was...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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.

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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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