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Dana Point, United States
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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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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)
34675 Golden Lantern , 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629, USA

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

This activity will end right where it started.
  • 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
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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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Highly recommended
, May 2022
Seeing so many dolphins! Also, it was extremely peaceful. It was a great couple hours to escape the busyness of life.
An amazing experience😍...
, May 2022
An amazing experience😍 We saw many many dolphins, The service and the crew were fantastic! I will definitely recommend this cruise to others friends and family members.
Therapeutic Dolphins
, Apr 2022
One whale spotted. It was already at the end of the migration period so seeing just one was great. The captain was very knowledgeable about whales. Encountered a large pod of dolphins. That was amazing!! Overall a wonderful experience.
, Apr 2022
What a friendly crew! They gave us lots of information about whales and dolphins. Although the crew constantly scanned the waters for whales, we didn’t see any. However, we were entertained by dozens of dolphins who followed us, leaping in the air, swimming around and under the boat. It was a great time.
It was lovely, we did not...
, Apr 2022
It was lovely, we did not see any whales, but we did see a lot of dolphins, over 500 Nice boot, good crew
Great time!
, Apr 2022
Didn’t get to see any whales on this particular excursion, but we did see sea lions and dolphins. The crew were lovely and very knowledgeable about marine life.
Sunday whale sighting
, Apr 2022
The employees are always knowledgeable and polite and extremely accommodating. It was great to see the grey whale and pod of common dolphin.
Ocean Adventures
, Mar 2022
We saw sealions, molamola fish, and whales. It was a great time! The crew was amazing and very knowledgeable about the excursion.
, Mar 2022
Boring boat ride. 30min of 1 whale swimming and that was it. Not worth the money. But I did enjoy being on the water.
Boat ride
, Mar 2022
It was a nice boat ride. We only say the tip of a whale tale, bit did see sea lions, an interesting fish and two dolphins. However, we were given our tickets back to go on another trip anytime we want. Thought that was a nice touch. It's not the boat's fault we didn't see whales. They are wild animals and didn't want to be seen that time. The gift shop discount is a nice touch.

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