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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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Sportfishing Private Charter in Dana Point
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Whale Watching Adventures, Charters , Fishing and more from Dana Point
  • Excellent75%
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  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
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34675 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2908
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"the fury"
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"sea lions"
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"the galley"
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"great trip"
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"see whales"
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"tuna"
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"grey whales"
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"hour trip"
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"weather was perfect"
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

I would recommend Dan Wharf Whale Watching tour. The staff was very professional, and boat was clean and easy to view from.

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

We appreciate your review. Thank you for sharing with us your experience.

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Reviewed April 17, 2018

Had a great time with my 2 and 4 year old whale watching. We saw whales, dolphins, and sea lions. It was really nice going out to the ocean. Had a great time and recommend it to everyone!

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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 April 16, 2018

Nice to watch whales, Dolphins and sealions. Nice to watch whales, Dolphins and sealions.Nice to watch whales, Dolphins and sealions.

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 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 April 15, 2018

I was disappointed not one bite was not offered a come back trip but the crew was helpful but they new something was way wrong they know why we did not catch fishMore

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

Thank you for the feedback. Your remarks are quite concerning to me. I will share these issues with our staff and continue to insist that any lapse in our consumer covenant is completely unacceptable. Thank you for taking your valuable time to provide us with...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

Ok but the coast is over fished and your better off fishing the pier. We spent the whole day but for younger kids take them to the pier!

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

We appreciate your review. Thank you for sharing with us your experience.

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Reviewed April 13, 2018

The amazing huge catamaran we were I was beautiful. Very ample room and not crowded at all the day we went. They even served drinks and food on board. The whale sightings were incredible. We can’t wait to go again! Thank you Dana Wharf!More

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

The first thing we do each morning as a service team is check out and review our reviews. What a way for us to start the day....that is by reading what you wrote about what we offer the public and the manner in which we...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2018

We had a great time on our fishing charter. The crew was informative & helpful and we caught a bunch of fish.

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 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 April 12, 2018 via mobile

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

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Reviewed April 12, 2018

Fun time with my teen age boys. We all caught fish and enjoyed a nice day on the ocean. In addition to fishing we saw sea loins, dolphins, and great beach scenery. Can't wait to go again.

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 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 April 12, 2018

I had a great experience with this company when I took my family on a whale watch so I decided to take my 7 year old son on a fishing trip. We did the half day fishing trip and had a very fun time. We...More

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Donna K, Manager at Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

What a terrific review. You covered virtually every aspect of what we think a customer should be evaluating when choosing a business such as ours. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again

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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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