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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
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Live Summer Music Cruise
Saturdays through September 8:00pm - 9:30pm
$15 per person - Includes 1 Complimentary Welcome Cocktail!
Click here for tickets, more information, and band lineup.
Tuesdays are 1/2
price all year on both fishing and whale watching
Live Music Cruise every Saturday night Click here for tickets, more information, and band lineup.
Try the Orange County Wine Cruise. 5:30pm
- 7:00pm Fridays/Sundays!
Remember Kids Fish Free every Sunday!
Try the Kids Fishing Clinic too!
Be sure to sign
up for our email club for great discounts!
Important DATES to remember- FREE LICENSE DAY! July 5th and September 6th 2014.
Evening Whale Watching trips are back! Now departing at 5:00pm Only $25 per person!
Come out and go fishing with us on our Twilight trips! Twilight f trips now departing at 5:30pm. for more info Click here.
Overnight Fishing departing at 9pm. Click here for more details.
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
Derby-Starts October 1st "6th Annual!
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
( please note off shore all day trips and limited load trips are $100-$130.00 per person )
Overnight trips departing at 9pm with select dates NOW available on 3/28, 4/4,4/11,4/17 & 4/25. 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
Official 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 per year!
Bring Your Friends!
Kids Club Membership not required for these activities:
free kids fishing
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
2-Hour Whale Watching
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. 2-Hour
Whale Watching Adventure Cruise
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!
Trips depart daily!
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.
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"