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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 Angel
Red Velvet 16 events 3 reviews

Lots of fun. Water was rough but we had even more fun because the ride was exciting! We did see several blue whales, whale poop (very big), and everything! Marine biologist was very informative. Staff friendly. Also saw sea lions and lots of...continued

reviewed Aug 22 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Gail Bowers
126 events 43 reviews

We didn't see any whales but saw dozens of dolphins very close to the boat so that made the trip worthwhile. It was a very rough ride going out and my 8 year old granddaughter was scared to death but at least she didn't get sick as some others...continued

reviewed Jul 03 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from DZ
213 events 20 reviews

Very nice experience. The only thing missing is a microphone or loudspeaker for a marine biologist, so everyone could hear her.

reviewed Aug 31 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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