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Whale Watching Excursion in Dana Point

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Dana Point, United States
Whale Watching Excursion in Dana Point

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Cruise the Pacific Ocean off Dana point on a whale watching excursion aboard a comfortable 95’ vessel. Enjoy live narration from your experienced captain as you watch for whales, sea lions, and dolphins, and learn about the stunning diversity of marine life that flocks to the California coast. Listen to the distinctive calls of seabirds from a seat on deck, or relax by a window in the fully-enclosed cabin where food and drink are available for purchase.
  • Whale watching tour on a comfortable vessel
  • Learn about California's marine wildlife
  • Watch for whales, dolphins, and sea lions
  • Enjoy live narration throughout the trip
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Narration by captain
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Dana Point, Dana Point, California

Departure Point: Dana Wharf Address: 34675 Golden Lantern Dana Point, CA 92629 Located in Dana Point Harbor

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Dana Wharf Whale Watching and Sportfishing

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Whale Watching Excursion in Dana Point?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Whale Watching Excursion in Dana Point?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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What is the maximum group size during Whale Watching Excursion in Dana Point?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers.

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Great whale watching out of Dana Harbor
, Sep 2021
Terrific boat for whale watching. Captain and crew were excellent. Duration of trip was about right--2 hours.
Good crew, amazing boat, but no whales :(
, Sep 2021
The crew couldn’t have been any better, but we struck out on whales and dolphins. The trip just before us reported an amazing dolphin show, however.
Fun excursion
, Sep 2021
We were lucky to have over an hour of continuous action seeing Twitch the humpback whale, hundreds of dolphins swimming along with the boat, and sea lions. The boat is spacious and Captain Steve, Nona, and the crew promoted a laid back, interactive atmosphere. I'm very happy we chose to do this.
Beautiful views , amazing crew
, Aug 2021
Absolutely wonderful time! The crew was amazing. Highly recommend. The captain and crew did a wonderful job of explaining everything and we’re so knowledgeable. I learned so much, and had so much fun
Great Experience!
, Aug 2021
We saw common dolphins and rizzo dolphins on our trip! Everyone was very nice and informative. Great price for a fun experience!
My family and I loved the experience
, Aug 2021
It was awesome my family and I got to see a blue whale and just the suspense of it coming up for air was so worth the wait.
So Much fun‼️
, Jul 2021
We had a magical day. No whales, wrong season, but countless dolphins both common and bottlenose. They surfed the wake and launched themselves like 10 feet in the air. Who needs Seaworld⁉️
No whales but still fun!
, Jul 2021
Loved the whole experience of Dana point whale watching! The staff that handled our tickets as well as the staff on the boat were friendly and knowledgeable. The boat was a good size and there was a section for food and drinks to buy. We saw an amazing amount of dolphins. They were beautiful. We also saw ocean sunfish, and sea lions. I wish we had seen a whale but we didn’t. But overall good fun!
Good experience.
, Jul 2021
Next time we would pick the seasons where whales would be migrating during spring and fall. Great crew.
Five star review
, Jul 2021
visiting from Ireland absolutely amazing made a second trip the next day five stars with deathly recommend this for anyone kids especially they loved it

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