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$19 -- Peak Season Whale Watching Off Dana Point, Reg. $45

$19 -- Peak Season Whale Watching Off Dana Point, Reg. $45
By Jen Lee
"It's been a very happy New Year so far for whale watchers," as SoCal gray whale sightings have hit record numbers (CBS Local). Take advantage with this cruise.

Why we love it

  • Rated 4 stars on Yelp and TripAdvisor
  • Recommended Dana Point activity by Lonely Planet
  • Spot other marine life like dolphins and fin whales
  • Record number of gray whales seen migrating along the coast


Feb. 14, 2014 - Aug. 14, 2014; not valid Tuesdays; blackout dates apply


Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching
34675 Golden Lantern St.
Dana Point, CA 92629
(See Map)
Tel: 949-496-5794

What's included

  • $19 (reg. $45) admission for one adult (age 13 and up) to a two-hour whale-watching cruise
  • $10 (reg. $25) admission for one child (ages 3-12)

The fine print

Valid Feb. 14, 2014 - Aug. 14, 2014; not valid Tuesdays, holidays or March 1-2 and March 8-9. Reservations required at least 48 hours in advance; subject to availability. Credit card required to make reservations for parties of 6 or more. Tour times vary by day; check schedule here. Tax, if applicable, and gratuity not included. Please tip on full value of experience. 24-hour cancellation policy applies; subject to forfeiture. Limit one purchase per person; may buy five as gifts. If limit is exceeded, voucher subject to forfeiture. Children two and under are free. Subject to weather conditions.

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Articulate, well-versed guides!

We saw 6 whales on our tour; they breeched and played!

Apr 09, 2014 darcee Colorado, United States

Actually one of the best deals we've done. Nice crew. Nice spacious clean comfortable boat. Saw amazing dolphins and false killer whales. Very memorable!

Mar 28, 2014 Jean AZ, United States

Seeing a huge pod of common dolphins was the highlight of the trip. We also saw dozens of pelicans and seals. The captain was very knowledgable and kept us informed of everything that was happening.

The check-in was fast and easy. The boat was clean and well equipped with emergency vests and they gave us the info before leaving the dock.

Mar 28, 2014 Mayre Lynn California, United States

Very good value- before even leaving the harbor we'd already seen a group of sea lions, and by the time we got back had seen 200+ common dolphins, a half dozen blue dolphins, gray whales and a very rare minke whale.

Captain does an amazing job of tracking the whales and getting as close as possible. Would absolutely go again if ever in the area.

Mar 27, 2014 Rachel IL, United States

It was a great experience! We saw grey whales and lots of common dolphins jumped around the boat. The captain did a great job locating the animals and educating the boat.

They don't have a hidden fuel surcharge like some other companies do.

Mar 23, 2014 Cheryl CA, United States

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34675 Golden Lantern St.
Dana Point, CA 92629
Tel: 949-496-5794

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