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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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US$36.00*
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Dana Point Sportfishing
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US$750.00*
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34675 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2908
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

We were able to see dolphins and whales! Amazing 2 hrs cruise! I recommend Fridays 2pm - 4pm if you wanna enjoy and avoid crowds

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

Thank you for your rating of our business! Our team works hard to deliver a superior experience in a friendly and courteous manner. Your rating validates our mission, and we look forward to serving you again soon.

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

For a last minute thing I was glad my kids had fun wish we saw whales but did see a school of dolphins and sea lions staff was wonderful we originally we're in Oceanside CA not bad on drive there bout 30 mins will definitely...More

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

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

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

We went on the 2 hour trip whale watching trip on a catamaran. The boat was clean and well-maintained with plenty of seating indoors and outdoors, we were lucky enough to be on a relatively empty boat (we went midweek in the middle of the...More

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

We deeply appreciate your very positive review of our business. We are very pleased that you got to enjoy many favorite aspects of what we have to offer. It is always most rewarding to hear directly from our customers and especially those willing to provide...More

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Reviewed May 6, 2018

With 3 adults, one 5 year old and one 4 year old we had a great time. The kids really enjoyed it. The length of time (2 hours) was perfect, before they started getting tired of it. We were able to see the activity of...More

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

Thank you for your rating of our business! Our team works hard to deliver a superior experience in a friendly and courteous manner. Your rating validates our mission, and we look forward to serving you again soon.

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Reviewed May 3, 2018

Very pleased with how everything ran. We checked in quickly and waited at the dock for our boat to finish preparing for us. The guides were very informative and knew how to follow the whale and the dolphins that we saw without spooking them or...More

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

Thank you for your rating of our business! Our team works hard to deliver a superior experience in a friendly and courteous manner. Your rating validates our mission, and we look forward to serving you again soon.

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Reviewed May 2, 2018

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2018

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Reviewed May 2, 2018

We took the Sum Fun out on a 1/2 fishing trip early Saturday morning. There were only a few other anglers on the boat with us and we caught a ton of bass! The crew was extremely helpful throughout the entire trip, we definitely plan...More

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2018

We appreciate your positive rating. It’s always appreciated and gratifying when we receive positive marks from our customers.

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Reviewed May 1, 2018

Went on the 8am tour outside Dan Point Harbor to San Clemente. Saw lots of sea life, picked up some floating ocean rubbish for Earth Day. Great Captain and Crew. Highly recommended.

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2018

There is no higher accolade than praise from a customer. Thank you for your rating. We will work to continue living up to that praise.

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Reviewed May 1, 2018

Highly recommend, we went twice within two weeks and loved both trips! Once with two small children and once with my sister. We went on two different vessels at different times of the day and BOTH trips were fantastic. We saw whales on both occasions!...More

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

We deeply appreciate your very positive review of our business. We are very pleased that you got to enjoy many favorite aspects of what we have to offer. It is always most rewarding to hear directly from our customers and especially those willing to provide...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2018

We had such a great visit! We saw several whales and sea lions. The crew was great! I would highly recommend this excursion!

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2018

Thank you for your rating of our business! Our team works hard to deliver a superior experience in a friendly and courteous manner. Your rating validates our mission, and we look forward to serving you again soon.

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condorchristi
December 16, 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
June 6, 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
June 4, 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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