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Whale Watching Excursion in Dana Point provided by Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing

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Whale Watching Excursion in Dana Point

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
A scenic harbor in Southern California known as the “Whale Capital of the West,” Dana Point makes an ideal spot for spotting majestic marine animals. On a boat designed specifically for whale watching, come face-to-face with the gentle giants on this exciting cruise off the coast. Listen to fascinating commentary from your captain, and keep an eye out for sea lions and dolphins.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Dana Point
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    Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing
    Stop: 2 hours
    Delight in the sights of these marine animals Blue Whales Gray Whales Fin Whales Minke Whales Humpback Whales Killer Whales (Orca) Common Dolphins Bottlenose Dolphins Risso's Dolphins Pacific White Sided Dolphins
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  • You'll end at
    Dana Point
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Highlights
  • A scenic whale watching tour off the Orange County coast
  • Observe whales, dolphins, 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 are 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 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 are guaranteed plenty of exciting sightings. Lean back and enjoy the abundant ocean life without leaving the comfort of the ship.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Dana Point, Dana Point, California
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Narration by captain
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Giorgio C wrote a review 11 Oct
13 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and I recently went whale watching we had the most wonderful time. The captain and crew were very knowledgeable and friendly. We were lucky enough to see a large pod of common dolphins and a breaching humpback whale. I highly recommend them we can’t wait to go back!!!!!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Donna K, General Manager at Whale Watching Excursion in Dana Point
Responded 2 weeks ago
Super! We can't wait to have you aboard again soon!
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Jeannette A wrote a review Sep 2020
Long Beach, California7 contributions
This is my new go to company for whale watching. I did 2 6 hour whale watching trips with another company in LA County. I left disappointed after both trips. I decided to do this company's 8 hour whale watching trip for my first time. I came back very happy and a trip that I
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Donna K, General Manager at Whale Watching Excursion in Dana Point
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for sharing your amazing experience. We look forward to having you aboard again soon.
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standism wrote a review Sep 2020
Long Beach, California2 contributions
We didn't see any whales, but we did see lots of dolphins. Two different kinds. The guide was very knowledgable and we had a wonderful cruise.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Donna K, General Manager at Whale Watching Excursion in Dana Point
Responded 24 Sep 2020
We appreciate your positive rating. It’s always appreciated and gratifying when we receive positive marks from our customers.
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Brenda C wrote a review Sep 2020
Phoenix, Arizona4 contributions1 helpful vote
Good that they were open and practicing safe COVID habits for the passengers. Crew was nice, boat clean. Good to get out into deep ocean for a few hours. However, no whales or other! We received a complimentary return ticket which is nice.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Donna K, General Manager at Whale Watching Excursion in Dana Point
Responded 14 Sep 2020
Thank you Brenda and we look forward to having you aboard again!
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Sherrie J wrote a review Jul 2020
Gilbert, Arizona17 contributions3 helpful votes
We enjoyed the Whale watching Excursion in Dana Point. The captain and marine biologist onboard were very knowledgeable and seemed to know when and where we might see whales. We saw 3 different types of whales and 2 sea lions. It was also fun just being on a little cruise in
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Donna K, General Manager at Whale Watching Excursion in Dana Point
Responded 21 Jul 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience!
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About the operator

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By: Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing
ClairedeRain
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Chartered Burial at Sea
We recently chartered the catamaran Ocean Adventures for a 2-hour burial at sea. We requested the Captain, Steve Bu
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grettalryan2
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Great Value
We had a lovely morning on this beautiful boat. Would highly recommend this experience. Seeing whales is a roll o
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lesadahrg
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Best time ever!
I had the opportunity to charter a whale watching excursion for my daughters birthday. The company accommodated us
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MJorgenson725
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Amazing trip
Love this company and always have a great time! This time we saw three whales, dolphins, sea lions and a turtle! So
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sunkissaz
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Glad we went with this company
There were several companies to choose from, I am glad we went with this company. Staff was knowledgeable and very
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bobI3420WH
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Great experience!
we found a large school of dolphin, but the day would fun even without that - good food, beer and a boat ride....
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LNresident10
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Great Tour of the Ocean
Awesome crew, clean boat, and an educational experience for the whole family. A great interactive ride!
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BobVanBass
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A Great Whale Watching Trip
We had a great time. Everything was great. Convenient parking. Friendly crew. Clean and safe. And lots of whale
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stacyjgale
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AMAZING DAY OF WHALE WATCHING !! BEST IN CALIFORNIA
We had an AMAZING DAY !! 3 Humpback whales , 2 that played with us for over 30 minutes, a school of dolphins , eve
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kamaral94
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Dana Wharf Whale/Dolphin Watching
My family and I had an amazing time on our whale watching trip! We saw 4 whales at least 20 times and hundreds of d
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Joe M
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Enjoyable Tour despaite lack of whales
We know it is never guaranteed that whales will be there, we did see plenty of dolphins and some sea lions. The cre
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BoubekB
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Whales are amazing!!!
Captain was very friendly. We saw 3 humpback whales, dolphin pods and sea lions. Whales were amazing to watch. E
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timwecker014
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Very knowledgeable and fun trip
Very knowledgeable and well watching very clean very friendly fun for the whole family I would recommend it to anyo
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VickySher
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unforgettable!
Wonderful day with excellent crew and amazing sighting of beautiful humpback whales. We will be back for more.
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LemurianSong
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Amazing experience
I’ve done this whale watch 2x. Wonderful both times. The company’s practices are safe. And dolphins appear each tim
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  • Duration: 2h
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