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Voted Best of Dana Point 2018

Best of Dana Point voted Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching Best Whale Watching, Tackle Shop and Harbor Excursion for 2018! We are also the Golden Lantern Winner 10 years running! Thank you for 48 years of the best adventures and life-long memories, here’s to many more!

Our Offerings

Sportfishing Charters

Have you ever wanted to go ocean fishing but thought it was only for the professional? Well, we have good news for you! Dana Wharf Sportfishing offers fishing trips all year long and anyone can go – young, old, experienced or those out for their first trip.  View the calendar for sportfishing charters and book your trip below!

Whale Watching

Our 2-Hour Whale Watching Adventure Cruise Trips depart daily! Delight in the exciting sights and sounds of the magnificent ocean creatures off Dana Point. Known as a landmark for marine life sightings, Dana Wharf’s ocean adventure cruises offer a rare glimpse into a huge variety of underwater wildlife and gorgeous scenic views you’ll never forget!

Private Charters

We have 14 vessels available for private charters, including fishing boats, our new 63′ catamaran, six passenger fishing yachts, a scuba diving vessel and specialty sail boats. Our vessels are available for the following: Private fishing & whale watching trips, Corporate events and team building, fundraisers, Burial at Sea, and Scuba Diving.

Discounts & Specials

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Saturday Night Live Music Harbor Cruises Return!

Every Saturday from June 1 – October 26


About Dana Wharf

Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching is dedicated to helping locals and visitors alike enjoy the unique wonders of Dana Point Harbor and the Orange County coastline. The warm waters right out of Dana Point Harbor are flourishing with sea life including whales, dolphins, harbor seals, and California sea lions. Our thriving coastal waters provide bountiful fishing of sand bass, calico bass, halibut, bonito, yellowtail, yellowfin tuna, bluefin tuna, and dorado. Whether you’re looking for boat rentals in Dana Point to enjoy a private boat charter, sailboat or catamaran, coming for an awe-inspiring whale watching cruise or wanting to create memories onboard our sportfishing charters, one thing is for certain: your trip through the beautiful and scenic Orange County coast will be unforgettable. Dana Wharf is conveniently located in Dana Point, Orange County, just south of Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach – about 30 minutes south of Disneyland, an hour south of Los Angeles and an hour north of San Diego.

World Cetacean Alliance logoProud Partner of the World Cetacean Alliance
The World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) is the world’s largest Partnership working to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans). Partners of the WCA aim to conserve and protect cetaceans and their habitats in the world’s oceans, seas and rivers, to ensure their continued survival.