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Ocean Adventures Catamaran
Board at Dana Wharf, next door to the Jolly Roger Restaurant 34675 Golden Lantern Dana Point, CA 92629
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 121 members
Review from Lejone
43 events 9 reviews

Totally worth your time and money. Chris, our captain, did an awesome job of getting us up close and personal to the sea creatures (e.g. sea lions, fish, dolphins). Best of all, we got THISCLOSE to a whale at least 3 times. It was HUGE! I've been...continued

reviewed Jul 25 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from D. Patrick
17 events 2 reviews

Do not sit in the back as the diesel fumes are overwhelming... There were many people that stood in the front (not just kids; adults too) and monopolized the best views for nearly two hours. The Captain tried to turn the boat so others could see...continued

reviewed Aug 03 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Cindy Griff
7 events 2 reviews

Lucky lucky us! We knew it was toward the end of whale watching season and took a chance. Two whales - GIANTs of the sea; up close and a beautiful sight. They stayed hanging around and gave us a show. Before that on our way to look for the...continued

reviewed Jul 06 2008 report as inappropriate
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Check out a list of recent Dana Wharf Whale Watching sightings.
Visit their YouTube channel for videos from the vessel.


Join Dana Wharf Sportfishing, the originator of whale watching in Orange County, on their brand new catamaran for a one-of-a-kind ocean adventure. Guests will stare in awe at whales, dolphins, sea lions, various sea birds, sun fish and maybe even a chance encounter with a shark.

The Blue Whale season runs May – October. Remember that whale watching is year round at Dana Wharf as the Gray Whale migration runs November – April! The Blue Whales are the largest mammal on Earth and can grow to over 100 feet long! Whaling in the 1900’s caused a severe decline in the blue whale population along the Pacific coast of the United States. Once hunting was banned, the blue whale population has slowly started to recover. Before whaling was commercialized, blue whale numbers along the Pacific were estimated to be around 200,000. Today, the blue whale population around the world is estimated to be around 12,000. Approximately 2,000 blue whales call the Pacific coast their home. The blue whale is listed as endangered by the IUCN Red List. These gentle giants are truly an amazing sight to see! Dana Wharf Whale Watching saw 216 Blue Whales last season and each year the number of sightings increases!

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