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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
Click here to purchase tickets online!
Be Part of the Dana Point Boat Parade of Lights!
Holiday Promo! Use Code: GIFT13 to save on Fishing Trips and Gift Certificates!
Click here for more info!
*Not valid on trips with the Fury. Offer good through 12/24.
Gift Card Special! For every $100 you spend you will receive:
1 ticket for a Whale Watching
trip OR 1 ticket for a 1/2 day fishing trip. (Limited time only)
Come ride on our boat for free and meet Santa!
Join us for our 39th Annuel Boat Parade of Lights! Adults $29, Kids 3-12 $15 and kids 2 and under are free.
Come out and join us for our Lobster Hoop Netting Trips!
Only $75 per person. Click here for more details.
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!
LIVE Music Cruises Saturday Nights only $15 includes 1 complimentary Welcome Cocktail!
Remember Kids Fish Free every Sunday!
Try the Kids Fishing Clinic too!
Be sure to join the Kids Fishing Club for discounts
and exclusive events!
Halibut Derby has begun! Find out how you can win big $$$$
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 7:00am - 4:00pm.
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
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
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
GRAY WHALE SEASON CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION
Whales travel through Dana Point year round, but Gray Whales migrate now through April.
DANA POINT, Calif. –The migration season for the magnificent Gray Whales officially has begun. As the originator of Whale Watching in Orange County back in 1971, Dana Wharf offers several daily adventures to view and learn about the massive creatures as they migrate south toward the warm waters of Mexico.
Dana Wharf provides watchers unique experiences by offering year-round excursions to view a variety of whales and marine mammals aboard comfortable boats with experienced, knowledgeable captains who narrate and inform on all sightings.
Dana Point is known as a landmark for whale sightings, and Dana Wharf Whale Watching provides an unforgettable experience to passengers for viewing Gray Whales during their natural migration. Our beloved “Grays” spy hop, breach, and fluke as they make their way toward warmer waters for the winter.
Dana Wharf’s whale watching adventures provides the chance to see these beautiful creatures as well as other whales species, large pods of dolphin, sea lions, birds and other exciting marine life.
**Experience our 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! Starting in January, Saturdays at 9am.
Whale Watching Adventure Cruise
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.
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"