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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!
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 $10 in the month of May!
Sign up now for our Kids Fishing Camp this summer & 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
2013 Season Starts March 16th, 2013
Adults - $75
Overnight trips are done for the season. These trips will resume
in Spring of 2013.
of all our trips here!
Catch and Release
Dana Wharf practices responsible fishing. Please practice catch and
FREE KID'S FISHING CLINIC
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Join us every Sunday for our free kid's fishing clinic! Dana
Wharf is proud to offer a dockside experience for young anglers! Ask
the experts and learn new fishing techniques, new hook tying secrets,
win raffle prizes and so much more! No reservations are needed! Try
out your new techniques on the 1/2 day trip departing immediately after
KIDS FISH FREE!
12:45pm - 5:45pm
Join us every Sunday (right after our Free Kid's Fishing Clinic)
for our 12:45pm 1/2 Day Fishing Trip and kids fish free! One child will
get a free 1/2 Day Fishing Trip (a savings of $25) per paying adult!
Rental gear is included for the kids too! A savings of $12!
KIDS, JOIN OUR KIDS CLUB!
Join for only $39!
Membership includes one adult and one child 1/2 Day Fishing Trip, a
T-shirt or hat for the member, membership card, pin, discounts at Dana
Wharf and so much more!
Gray Whale season is here and will run through the
end of April! Each winter, after spending the summer feeding in
the food-rich waters of the arctic, and as the northern ice pushes southward,
small groups of Gray Whales start their 16,000 - 20,000 mile journey
(the longest migration of any mammal). The Grays swim south along the
coast to the bays of Baja California, where they give birth to their
calves. Along the way BOTH southbound and northbound, they pass right
Dana Point, a landmark for the whales along their route, where you can
witness the annual winter journey. We saw 492 Gray Whales last season!
**Join us every Saturday morning for the return 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
4:00pm - 6:00pm* (Fri, Sat, Sun)
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"