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ABOUT DANA WHARF
Dedicated to helping locals and visitors alike enjoy the unique wonders
of Dana Point Harbor and the Orange County coastline, Dana Wharf hopes
for the privilege of escorting you on an awe-inspiring whale watching
cruise or providing you with a memorable fishing adventure. The warm
waters right out of Dana Point Harbor are flourishing with sea life
including whales, dolphin, harbor seals, and California sea lion.
Our thriving coastal waters provide bountiful fishing of sand bass,
calico bass, halibut, bonito, yellowtail, yellowfin tuna, bluefin
tuna, albacore, and dorado.
Whether coming to Dana Point for fishing or whale watching, or privately
chartering one of our fishing or whale watching boats, our catamaran,
or our sailboats, one thing is for certain; your trip through the
beautiful and scenic Orange County coast will be unforgettable.
Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching is conveniently located
in Dana Point, Orange County. We're located just south of Newport
Beach, Huntington Beach, and Laguna Beach. If you're unfamiliar with
the Orange County, Newport Beach, or Dana Point areas, we're located
about 30 minutes south of Disneyland and one hour south of Los Angeles
and an hour north of San Diego.
reviews at Zerve!
Advance purchase strongly suggested. Trips
often sell out in advance.
availability and buy tickets online:
Dana Point Fishing
and Whale Watching
Or to purchase by phone, call Zerve at
**Check out our viral
videos on YouTube with over 8 million views**
out video of "Hook" - the famous whale with the famous tail
Tuesdays are 1/2
price all year on both fishing and whale watching!
Join us for our Father's Day Dinner Cruise aboard the Dana Pride June 16th 6:30pm-8:30pm!
Join us for one of our 4th of July Fireworks Dinner Cruise or our 4th of July Fireworks Display Cruises!
Try the Orange County Wine Cruise. 5:30pm
- 7:00pm Fridays/Sundays!
Remember Kids Fish Free every Sunday!
Try the Kids Fishing Clinic too!
LIVE Music Cruises Saturday Nights only $15 includes 1 complimentary Welcome Cocktail!
Sign up now for our Kids Fishing Camp this summer, spots are filling up quickly! Be sure to join the Kids Fishing Club for discounts
and exclusive events!
Be sure to sign
up for our email club for great discounts!
Check availability and buy tickets
buy fishing licenses ahead of time by clicking here.
These 9-hour trips will fish locally off the
coast. These trips depart 6:00am - 3:00pm.
Adults - $64
Children - $46
*Please note the departure time will
change to 6:00am starting March 11th.
Derby-See Who Won This Year!
The derby has concluded for this year, check out the winner! This 9-hour trip specifically targets halibut by drifting. Entry
into the Derby is included on these trips!
This 5-hour trip is perfect for families and fish locally off the
Adults - $46
Children - $29
This 4-hour trip fishes locally off the coast in the
$29 Per Person
The Fury runs all day trips to Catalina. 5:00am - 5:00pm
Adults - $75
Overnight trips with select dates NOW available, for more information on scheduling see calendar below or please call (949)496-5794.
of all our trips here!
Catch and Release
Dana Wharf practices responsible fishing. Please practice catch and
Kids Rock At
of the Sea
- Free 1/2 day Fishing Trip for 1 child and 1 adult
- Free 2-Hour Whale Watching Trip
- Official Kid's Club Pin & Membership Card
- Kids Club T-Shirt or Hat
- 25% off all Merchandise*
- $10 off all Kids's Prices on 1/2 & 3/4 day Fishing Trips*
- $10 off all Kid's Prices on Whale Watching Excursions
Join Today for Only $39!
Bring Your Friends!
Membership not required for these activities:
free kids fishing clinic
Every Sunday! 12-12:30pm
Free clinic held dockside. No reservations needed.
Every Sunday! 12:45-5:15pm
Free fishing trip. Rental gear included. Reservations required as space is limited. One free child per paying adult.
After school and summer camps available.
Fish to Win in our kids tournaments.
Free Award Certificates
For your school or youth organization
Blue Whale Season is here! We had a record breaking Gray Whale Season this year with over 549 Gray Whales in comparison to the record last year of 492! In addition to Blue Whales we are seeing Minke Whales, Fin Whales, Humpback Whales & 3 types of Dolphins!
Whaling in the 1900’s caused a severe decline in the blue whale population along the Pacific coast of the United States. Once hunting was banned, the blue whale population has slowly started to recover. Before whaling was commercialized, blue whale numbers along the Pacific were estimated to be around 200,000. Today, the blue whale population around the world is estimated to be around 12,000. Approximately 2,000 blue whales call the Pacific coast their home. The blue whale is listed as endangered by the IUCN Red List. These majestic Blue Whales are the largest mammal on earth and can grow to over 100 feet long. All of our cruises are narrated by our expert captains who will educate you on the abundant ocean life on our coast.
**We had a wonderful turnout this year of our famous Art
Lessons in the Wild with famed marine artist, Wyland! Click here
for more information on this activity and to learn how you can win a
private whale watching charter with Wyland!
Whale Watching Adventure Cruise
Trips depart daily!
10:00am - 12:00pm
12:00pm - 2:00pm
2:00pm - 4:00pm
5:00pm-7:00pm SPECIAL $25 per person (5pm Only)
Adults - $45
Seniors (55+) - $35
Kids (3-12) - $25
2 and under are FREE!
**Times may vary. Please call or look online to verify times.
Join us as we search for whales, dolphin, sea lion and other exciting
marine life! All of our cruises are narrated by our expert captains
who will educate you on the abundant ocean life on our coast. Trips
are all 2 hours long, plenty of time to discover the world that lies
beneath! Remember that sightings are guaranteed! If you don't see
A GOOD SHOWING of whales or dolphin, you will get your ticket back and
are invited to come out again with us! These "whale checks"