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Dana Point Sportfishing provided by Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing

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Overview
Dana Point is one of the most popular spots for fishing in Orange County with chance to catch barracuda, tuna, halibut, yellowtail, and more (depending on the season). Whether you’re a fishing enthusiast or its your first time on the water, this tour will maximize your chances of a good catch. Set sail along the Pacific Coast, pick up tips and techniques from experienced local fishermen, and relax on-board with beer and snacks (available to purchase).
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Dana Point
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    Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing
    Stop: 5 hours -
    Have you ever wanted to go ocean fishing but thought it was only for the professional? Well, we have good news for you! Dana Wharf Sportfishing offers fishing trips all year long and anyone can go – young, old, experienced or those out for their first trip. Our landing caters to the novice as well as the seasoned angler. Our knowledgeable crew and expert skippers who are always eager to help educate and instruct, if needed. The types of fish available to catch vary depending on the season and water temperature. They include Halibut, Barracuda, Yellowtail, White Sea Bass, Sand Bass, Calico Bass, Bonito, and even Tuna. You never know what you might reel in, and that is part of the magic of fishing.
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You'll end at
Dana Point
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Highlights
  • Fish for tuna, barracuda, and halibut around Dana Point
  • No experience necessary: learn the ropes from local fishermen
  • Choice of multiple departures times throughout the day
  • Food, beer, and soft drinks available to purchase on board
Important Information
Departure Point
Dana Point, Dana Point, California
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Bait
  • Permit parking
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Day license for anyone over 16 years of age is required
  • Guests must purchase fishing licenses online prior to trip. Please print them and bring with you.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Greg C wrote a review Jun 2020
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The boat and crew were amazing. We went out on Sum Fun, and our captain, Brian, was simply amazing. He went out of his way to make sure that we caught plenty of fish. The tuna aren't running yet so we fished primarily for Vermillion Rockfish, but we also caught some Whitefish
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from Donna K, General Manager at Dana Point Sportfishing
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are glad you caught a lot of good eating fish to take home. We will pass this on to the Sum Fun crew for you .
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Steve Y wrote a review Feb 2020
19 contributions2 helpful votes
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Always fun n excellent crew , friendly n very helpful n knowledgeable n good burgers . Once a week maybe is not good enough for me ....
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Donna K, Manager at Dana Point Sportfishing
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Thank you for taking some of your valuable time to provide fellow consumers with your rich perspective. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Ken K wrote a review Jan 2020
Barstow, California2 contributions
I have been coming to the derby for a while now. I know halibut fishing is boring but damn. I am going to have to delete this type of fishing from now on. It is quite expensive living in the high desert and having to drive down, get a hotel for 2 days, and not catch any fish.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Donna K, General Manager at Dana Point Sportfishing
Responded 1 week ago
Your comments and suggestions on how we can do a better job are appreciated. Please know these suggestions don't go unnoticed and we will be sharing your thoughts with the team to continue our goal of providing every customer with an exceptional experience.
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grusk wrote a review Nov 2019
California6 contributions1 helpful vote
My father was in town visiting and we had always dreamed of doing some ocean fishing. Could not have asked for a better day. Perfect weather and the staff were so hopeful. From the moment we stepped on the boat Chad (2) helped us set up our poles without even asking ( we were a
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Donna K, Manager at Dana Point Sportfishing
Responded 05 Dec 2019
Thank you for your rating of our business! Our team works hard to deliver a superior experience in a friendly and courteous manner. Your rating validates our mission, and we look forward to serving you again soon.
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Steve Y wrote a review Nov 2019
19 contributions2 helpful votes
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The best n so much fun. Excellent crew , friendly and helpful as always, good food and beers. All boats are clean and comfortable, been to this place for more than 15 years since my two boys were 6/8 !
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Donna K, Manager at Dana Point Sportfishing
Responded 13 Nov 2019
Thank you for selecting us and for revealing your positive view of our business with others. We strive to deserve accolades like yours every single day and we will never tire of hearing that we please our treasured customers and clientele
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By: Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing
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Captain Dave’s whale watching
Second time with this outfit and again, it was fantastic. Captain Marie and first mate Stacie were great!
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Mary H
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Fantastic Day
Had great time on the two hour trip with our adult children. We all enjoyed it very much. We will come back soon!
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peppieshome
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Amazing!
This was my first time ever and they didn’t disappoint... the crew was wonderful & provided a lot of knowledge. We
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Justin C
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Always a Good Experience
Dana Wharf Whale Watching is always a fun time. We usually try to go once a year with the kids and the grandparent
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Gailanna
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Burial at Sea
On 6/27/2020 we went out on the Curlew for a Burial at Sea. We took my mom out with my dad. This is the second time
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getbizzy
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18 filets came home
Very active fishing with a lot of hits and over 50 bass landed. Crew were top notch pros and friendly. Everyone on
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kjstroick
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whale watch
very pleasant, the naturalist that was on board was very helpful and informative, the crew were polite, and a pleas
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5Koalas
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Best whale watching day ever!
My daughter and I try to go whale watching once a year. With all the necessary restrictions in place we didn't kno
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dawnmaestas105
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Whale watching capitol,of the world!
I’ve been on no less than 30 trips with DWWW and the captain and crew are amazing. They are so knowledgeable and pa
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jbedmonson1
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An amazing whale watching cruise
We saw Humpbacks and three species of Dolphins. A very marvelous trip. The Dana Warf crew took such good care of
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Dana Wharf Whale Watching
I attended the limited capacity Dana Wharf Ultimate Whale Watch 8-hour trip. The welcoming atmosphere as well as t
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lesleygouldpsyd
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Father's Day Whale Watching Trip
Had a wonderful time whale watching through Dana Wharf Whale Watching tours. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable
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dianac915
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Great Father's Day Outing
We had a wonderful time. Crew was very nice and extremely helpful. Limited capacity due to COVID was actually benef
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Johnny053068
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Great Adventure
Thank you guys for getting us on the whales and dolphins. This was such a great adventure we will be back anytime w
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TimMayeux
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An Amazing Experience
We had a great afternoon. There were thousands of dolphins and we were also able to see 4 whales on this trip. I
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  • Duration: 5h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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