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May 21, 2019
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Details

  • 2 hours (Approx.)
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Overview Overview

Delight in the exciting sights and sounds of the magnificent ocean creatures off Dana Point in Orange County. Known as a landmark for marine life sightings, Dana Wharf’s ocean adventure cruises offer rare glimpses into a huge variety of underwater wildlife and gorgeous scenic views you’ll never forget. Search for whales, dolphins, sea lions and other exciting marine life! All cruises are narrated by expert captains who will educate you on the abundant ocean life on the coast. Trips are 2 hours long, plenty of time to discover the world that lies beneath. Remember that sightings of marine life are guaranteed.

Highlights
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Excellent value for money
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Popular choice with kids
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions
  • Narration by captain
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

Dana Wharf

Operates

2-Hour Whale Watching Adventure Cruise Trips depart daily!

Delight in the exciting sights and sounds of the magnificent ocean creatures off Dana Point. Known as a landmark for marine life sightings, Dana Wharf’s ocean adventure cruises offer rare glimpses into a huge variety of underwater wildlife and gorgeous scenic views you’ll never forget. SUNSET TRIP ONLY!

What to Expect What to Expect

Your vessel, the 95′ Dana Pride, was built exclusively for Dana Wharf whale watching customers. The Pride comes complete with a full-service bar and snack bar, flat screen TVs, large salon area and two-story seating arrangement, and it can accommodate up to 149 passengers. This adventure cruise offers rare glimpses into a huge variety of underwater wildlife and gorgeous scenic views, with narration from your captains. In addition to whales, thousands of dolphins, sea lions, sea faring birds and even sharks are found year-round in these waters, so there is always plenty of wildlife to see.

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Additional Info Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Reviews

24 Reviews
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Mary E. D

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09, November, 2017

Enjoyable, friendly crew, comfortable boat. Just wish we'd seen at least one whale this time. Maybe next time. It's well worth the reasonable ticket price.

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Josh G

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18, September, 2017

The tour was great. The boat wasn't even close to full and the captain and crew were very nice.

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Sabine P

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04, September, 2017

Sorry, no whales you can't order them - but so many dolphins and lot of background knowledge about these animals told by the the skipper. A wonderful last day in the States

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Roxana A

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14, August, 2017

It was an amazing trip. We did not see any whales but were threated to a huge family of dolphins. It was amazing !!!

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afaruqui

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16, July, 2017

Really enjoyed the tour. The employees are nice. Thanks to viator for the discounted tickets

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Julie P

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22, May, 2017

Great trip from start to finish. Would highly recommend

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Donna E

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23, April, 2017

This tour was amazing!

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Frederick B

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08, April, 2017

Great experience and well done. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The boat left and returned on schedule. Even though the migration season was just about over, we spotted several whales and many dolphins and seals.

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teetagrl

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30, March, 2017

I was pleasantly surprised! We had a wonderful day whale watching. The entire crew were very knowledgeable and nice. The captain was amazing at getting us in the right spots to view the wildlife. We saw three grey whales, two humpback whales and a pod of dolphins. We were fortunate enough to see the grey whales breaching! The boat was clean and comfortable with plenty of space for everyone at the railing. Don't hesitate, book this now!

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Dee R

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22, March, 2017

It was a wonderful trip with our grandsons.

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Marcel S

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16, March, 2017

My son is a whale aficionado and was not disappointed. The trip was a wonderful, stress-free experience.

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Kenneth L

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08, March, 2017

The folks at Dana Point whale watching were great. Going out, I knew that we were at the end of the humpback migration season and did not really anticipate spotting any whales. We were on the 10:00AM trip on which we saw a sea lion munching on a Thresher shark and some harbor seals on the buoys near the entrance to the harbor, but no whales....but, as we were returning into the breakwater, the Captain received a radio message from another boat telling him there wa whale had been spotted up the coast. The Captain invited anyone who had been on the 10AM trip to stay on board for the Noon trip. We had the time and opted to stay.
Once the passengers for Noon excursion boarded, we made a direct trip to the spot where the Humpback was leisurely making his way South. We spent over an hour following the whale and got quite a number of good looks at it surfacing.
There was also the contingent of Dolphin following our boat and the second trip was well worth our time.
The boat has clean facilities and a bar for those who wish to have a beer or soda.
I would definitely take this trip again, especially for the price. The people in Puerto Vallarta charged us 100/person for the trip we took there on a Zodiak that held about 12 people, but it was open ended and they stayed out on the water a long time chasing 4 pods of whales.

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JAN H

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09, February, 2017

The crew was great. They explained what we saw and worked hard to make sure we saw marine life on the tour. We saw a mother grey whale and her calf, plus two males traveling south to Mexico, as well as dolphins and sea lion. We had a lot of fun and the grandkids were delighted.

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Gene M

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06, January, 2017

Great experience! Saw several whales and a school of dolphins. Up close, and great views! Highly recommend!

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Gabriela M

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10, August, 2016

This tour was amazing!

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Judith P

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05, July, 2016

Enjoyed playing with dolphins . Daughter loved her birthday! J P.

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Chris B

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30, June, 2016

We had a blast. Even though we didn't see any whales, this trip was well worth it. The boat ride was fun and we did get to see a ton of dolphins. I would definitely do this trip again

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Cathy M

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22, June, 2016

Saw lots of dolphins and a few sea lions. The crew was friendly and knowledgeable.

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Debra K

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21, June, 2016

This was so amazing I'd been wanting to do it for a long time. Will definitely do it again maybe this fall

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Douglas R

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13, June, 2016

Highlight of our family's vacation. We got to see 3 whales, hundreds of dolphins and a bunch of sea lions. The boat crew was awesome. Would highly recommend.

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