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DANA WHARF SPORTFISHING & WHALE WATCHING
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Day(s): Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Time(s): Please call ahead for for hours of operation
Address: 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, Ca 92629
Cost: prices vary per trip
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This Month at Dana Wharf
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Now is the time to come whale watching! We have seen over 1,000 whales since May and are have had the BEST blue whale season on record! The Gray Whale season starts the day after Thanksgiving and we are looking forward to another record season of whale watching here at Dana Wharf! Check below for our holiday events, specials and our brand new Orange County Wine Cruise! Remember that whale watching trips depart daily!
Blue Whale Watching Trips
Trips depart daily!
3:30PM - 5:30PM
Adults - $32
Kids (3-12) - $19
2 and under are FREE!
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.
Catamaran 2-Hour Whale Watching Adventure Cruise
Trips depart daily!
12:00PM - 2:00PM
Adults - $42
Kids (3-12) - $29
Come aboard our new luxurious catamaran for a 2-hour, affordable cruise and you'll have a totally different, intimate and unforgettable experience. This boat is NEVER crowded! The 63-foot OCean Adventure catamaran is a beautiful, NEW, state-of-the-art vessel with a full-service deli-style galley. Every trip is a new experience, so be sure to come out often!
4th Annual Dana Wharf Halibut Derby
November 1st, 2011 - April 30th, 2011
Win great cash and prizes in the Dana Wharf Halibut Derby! Last year's winner received a check for $2,050! For more information, visit http://www.danawharf.com/contest_09-10.html
TWO WAYS TO ENTER:
Halibut Drift Days
These are special extended halibut drift trips that will specifically drift for halibut.
7:00am – 4:00pm – Limited load to 25 passengers.
$59 per person, $5 entry included in price.
Buy tickets online at Zerve here!
Enter on any open party ½ or ¾ day trip!
Cost is $5 and will be taken at time of check-in. Entry must be paid for before boat departs. An entry is only valid for the day it is purchased. To enter on a different day, an addition entry ticket must be purchased. $5 entry cannot be purchased
Buy tickets online at Zerve here!
Boat Parade of Lights
$15 Kids 3-12
2 and under are FREE
December 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th
Get up close and personal with all the ships at the 37th Annual Dana Point Harbor Boat Parade of Lights. Come aboard one of our fine vessels to actually get out on the water and into the competition. Our fleet will join private boaters from all over Orange County as we decorate our boats. Please note that seating is somewhat limited so you may be standing during the duration of the cruise. The standing areas offer the best views of the boat parade. Don't miss the opportunity to become a part of this one-of-a-kind holiday experience.
FREE Boat Rides with Santa!
December 3rd, 2011
December 4th, 2011
10:00am - 2:00pm
Come aboard the “Dana Pride" for a twenty-minute Harbor cruise with Santa and his helpers. Santa will be hearing those Christmas wishes as you cruise the Harbor. Bring your cameras for pictures with Santa. A $3 donation to the El Camino Real Junior Woman's Club is suggested. Dana Wharf has been offering this free cruise for decades and it's a great tradition for many local families and a unique and fun way for kids of all ages to visit with Santa. Be sure to bundle up! No reservations are required
Orange County Wine Cruise
$49 per person
6:00pm - 7:30pm
This cruise runs Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays.
Join us for a 90-minute evening cruise aboard our luxury catamaran through the beautifully lit up Dana Point Harbor. This cruise will feature a sampling of wines from The Organic Cellar which promotes organically grown and pesticide-free wines as well as a sample platter of cheese, crackers, fruits and nuts that compliment the wines. The 63' Ocean Adventure catamaran also features a full cash bar if you'd like to purchase some additional beverages. Sit back, relax and enjoy the lights of beautiful and charming Dana Point Harbor This cruise includes:
~ 2 glasses of wine from The Organic Cellar which is a winery that infuses great tastes, health, and fine living. Join us in making our lives a little healthier and a whole lot more delicious.
~ Cheese/cracker/dried fruit/nut sampler
~ Wine host
Additional wine can be purchased aboard the catamaran.
Every Tuesday is 1/2 price! All local fishing trips and all whale watching cruises are 1/2 price on Tuesdays!
Be sure to join our email club for huge discounts and a special promotion each week! Join here!
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 deep sea 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.
For more information, visit http://www.danawharf.com or call 949.496.5794
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