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Please call us for your blue whale watching and gray whale watching trips

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” never expire.

DanaWharfWhaleWatchingPic5Want to do the best in California whale watching? Dana Wharf Sportfishing, out of Dana Point in Southern California, runs exciting whale watching tours to see the California gray whale.

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Dana Wharf is endorsed by Wyland as the best company to whale watch with!





Gray Whale Season runs till April 30th:

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Remember that Tuesdays are 1/2 price all year long!

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Trips depart daily!
10:00am – 12:00pm
12:00pm – 2:00pm
2:00pm – 4:00pm
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 on our search for whales, dolphins, sea lions, and other exciting marine animals!  Our cruises are guided by our knowledgeable captains who will open your eyes to the abundant ocean life right off of our own coast.  Trips are 2 hours long, which gives you enough time to see the creatures of the underwater world right below us.  Sightings are guaranteed, so if you don’t see any whales or dolphins, you will get another free trip!  These “whale checks” never expire

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See why Dana Point is the “Whale Capital of the West!”  Most excursions are 2-3 hours long. Reservations recommended.

Dana Wharf Whale Watching

(800) 979-3370 or (800) 590-9994  
Come on an adventure cruise with us to see California Gray Whales in their natural environment.  Whale or dolphin sightings are guaranteed or you ride again free! Boats leave every hours from 8 Am to 4 PM during the Festival weekends, and every trip is about 2 hours.  Also, back by popular demand is the Whale of a Deal at 8AM.  All seats are just $15, weekends only.

We are also hosting a special two-hour Whale Watching excursion after our Marine Mammal lecture both weekends at 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 3:30 PM.  Guest marine biologists will present recent discoveries about local marine life.  This will all take place on board our 63-foot, state-of-the-art Ocean Adventures catamaran.  The Ocean Adventures catamaran features a spacious viewing area, and a full-service deli-style gallery.  Hurry, these trips sell out fast!

We are proud to offer year-round whale and dolphin watching from right off the coast!  From late November through April you can see the Gray Whale migration, and from May through November you can watch the beautiful Blue Whales right off of Dana Point Harbor!

Blue Whales grow over 100 feet long, and their numbers are estimated to have once been over 200,000.  Due to commercialized whaling, this number has dropped to around 12,000 worldwide.  Since whale hunting has been banned, their numbers have slowly recovered.  About 2,000 Blue Whales call the Pacific coast home, and we hope to see that number increase.  Just last year we spotted 762 Blue Whales last season, and we hope to take you out to see these gentle giants in their natural habitat.


Catamaran Adventure Cruise- runs daily 12pm – 2pm and 2pm – 4pm

DanaWharfWhaleWatchingPic8Come aboard our brand new luxurious catamaran for a 2-hour, affordable cruise and you’ll have a totally different, intimate, and unforgettable experience! The 63-foot OCean Adventure catamaran is a beautiful, NEW, state-of-the-art vessel with a full-service deli-style galley. This is the season for blue whales! In addition to the majestic blue whales (which can grow to over 100 feet long), we get the chance to see Fin Whales, Humpback Whales, Killer Whales, Minke Whales, sharks, large pods of dolphin, sea lions, birds and other exciting marine life. Every trip is a new experience, so be sure to come out often!

Adults $45/Kids $30

Evening Ocean Adventure- Daily at 5pm

View our exciting marine life and the beautiful Orange County coastline at sunset on our evening cruises aboard the 95′ Dana Pride or one of our 65′ vessels. Boats have food, snacks and beverages aboard for purchase. Ocean Adventure


Evening Trips

DanaWharfWhaleWatchingPic95pm – 7pm Adult – $35

Child – $20 Children 2 & under FREE on all trips however must be included in your reservation

These trips can travel up to 5 miles off shore so unfortunately we can neither accept nor issue whale check like we do during the November – April Gray Whale migration. We guarantee a good showing of whales or dolphin on ALL of our trips, otherwise you get your ticket back and you can come again anytime in the future! These passes never expire!


Want to reserve your group? (800) 590-9994 or (949) 496-5794 ext 7 A special time for your Ocean Adventure can be arranged for groups of 20 or more.   Reservations Recommended Group Rates for 20 or more please call direct at   949-496-5794 ext.11 Prices are subject to change without notice.  Please call the company directly to verify current prices.

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