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Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching in the News

11/18/19 – Watch: Giant Whale Swims Under Oblivious Surfers in California – Geek.com

10/29/19 – Unveiling of clock tower marks start of $330 million Dana Point Harbor renovation – Orange County Register

10/18/2019 – Salutations at sea? ‘Yacht Yoga’ is latest craze in Dana Point Harbor – Orange County Register

10/6/2019 – Women Recognized for Securing Dolphin and Whale Watching Trademark – Dana Point Times

9/18/19 – Video: Rare gray orca calf spotted off Southern California coast – ABC 10 San Diego

9/16/19 – Rare sight: Unusual gray color of baby orca off Southern California stumps experts – Orange County Register

9/12/2019 – SoCal city named ‘Dolphin and Whale Watching Capital of the World’ – Fox 5

7/31/2019 – Great white sharks attacking sea lions at increased rate off Southern California coast – OC Register

7/31/2019 – Killer Whales Hunt Dolphins Off Dana Point: Video – Laguna Niguel-Dana Point Patch

7/30/2019 – ‘Show of a Lifetime’: Killer Whales Prey On Dolphins Feet From Whale Watching Boat Tour – CBS Los Angeles

7/30/2019 – Videos show killer whales frantically hunting for dolphins off San Clemente – OC Register

7/26/2019 – Cetacean Sensation: Dana Point is Officially the “Dolphin & Whale Watching Capital of the World” – Dana Point Times

7/26/2019 – Tropical ‘Booby’ birds make rare appearances in Dana Point, Long Beach – OC Register

7/22/2019 – Dana Point is ‘Dolphin & Whale Watching Capital of the World’: It’s even trademarked – OC Register

5/24/2019 – A New Dawn for the Harbor: Changes Begin Rolling Out under New Leadership – Dana Point Times

4/9/2019 – First Blue Whale Sighting In Dana Point Reveals This Gentle Giant – Laguna Niguel-Dana Point Patch

3/27/2019 – Warm Water Sea Turtle Spotted Off Dana Point 3 Days In A Row – CBS Los Angeles

3/26/2019 – Rare Sea Turtle Sighting Off South Orange County Coast – Laguna Niguel-Dana Point Patch

3/22/2019 – A rarely seen olive ridley sea turtle pops up off Dana Point and Laguna Beach – OC Register

3/21/2019 – Gray whales in S.F. Bay delight tourists, but biologists worry whales are starving – Sacramento Bee

3/12/2019 – Gray whale sightings soar off Southern California – USA Today

2/26/2019 – Family Getaway to Dana Point – Family Entourage

1/31/19 – Family Affairs: Wyland’s art lessons at sea, photographer Grace Chon captures life’s sweetest moments, and more – OC Register

1/28/19 – Gray whale appears to play peekaboo with boater – USA Today

1/28/2019 – Oregon’s celebrity whale ‘Scarback’ spotted off Orange County coast – Press Telegram

1/28/2019 – Whales Make Presence Known – Torrance Daily Breeze

1/25/2019 – See Baby Whale Catch A Ride From Mama Off Dana Point – Laguna Niguel-Dana Point Patch

1/18/19 – Baby whale gets free ride in mother’s slipstream – Channel 6 ABC News

1/18/2019 – First Gray Calves of 2019 Spotted in Dana Point – Dana Point Times

1/15/2019 – Stunning video shows gray whale calf and mother swimming in Southern California – The San Luis Obispo Tribune

1/15/2019 – VIDEO: First baby gray whales spotted with moms off Orange County waters – Orange County Register

12/31/2018 – Ahoy humpbacks! A surge in sightings as whale watchers spot plenty feeding off Southern California shores – Orange County Register

12/28/2018 – See Gray Whales Delight Onlookers In Dana Point – Laguna Niguel-Dana Point Patch

11/8/2018 – Where’s Wyland? Iconic, massive marine artwork is easy to spot along Southern California coast – Daily Breeze

9/14/2018 – Dana Wharf Fish Count: Dorado Continue to Be Highlight – Dana Point Times

9/14/2018 – Rare ETP Orcas Seen in Record Numbers Off Coast of Dana Point – Dana Point Times

8/17/2018 – CoastLines by Fred Swegles: Saturday Dana Point Cruise is a Fun Time to be Had – Dana Point Times

8/13/2018 – Silver Star Marine who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam gets emotional burial at sea – Orange County Register

8/6/2018 – Video: Patches, the West Coast’s ‘most famous dolphin,’ makes a return visit off San Clemente – Orange County Register

6/21/2018 – These 7 night fishing spots will hook you on angling under the stars – Orange County Register

6/20/2018 – Young Artists Celebrated By Wyland, Dana Wharf Whale Watching

6/8/2018 – Blue whale sightings have rebounded, thrilling whale watchers. But will the behemoths stick around? – Orange County Register

6/1/2018 – Rare masked booby seen off Dana Point — second sighting in a month – Orange County Register

5/30/2018 – Blue whale sightings increase off Southern California coast – ABC 10 News

5/30/2018 – Video: Blue whale and calf pairs show up near San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station – Orange County Register

5/12/2018 – Everyone celebrates Mother’s Day, even this gray whale mom and baby

4/11/2018 – OC Register: Unexpected Great White Shark Extras Show Up During Filming of ‘Animal Kingdom’ at San Onofre State Beach

2017 citizen of the year award Donna Kalez2017 Citizen of the Year: Donna Kalez of Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching

1/17/18 – Dana Wharf partners with Wyland for youth art program aboard Dana Pride

1/15/18 – Watch a Dana Point boat crew help free an entangled dolphin during a whale watch excursion

1/11/18 Watch: 20 blue sharks feast on minke whale carcass

12/10/17 The Wyland Dolphin and Whale Adventures – Art in the Wild Contest 2018

12/2/17 Santa takes tour of Dana Point Harbor, boat rides continue Sunday

11/28/17 Bird Enthusiasts Flock to See Rare Nazca Booby in California

11/27/17 Bird enthusiasts flock to see rare Nazca Booby in Dana Point, far from its tropical home

10/17/17 Newport Beach developer group wins county contract and 66-year lease for $200 million Dana Point Harbor revitalization

9/7/17 Two endangered giant sea bass, ‘sharks of the kelp,’ hauled from ocean off San Onofre for research

8/1/17 WATCH: Mako shark surprises passengers aboard boat in OC

7/31/17 Watch this 500-pound mako shark, flip, spin, jump out of water off Dana Point

7/30/17 Humpback whale discovered off San Clemente freed from most entanglements

7/24/17 The latest Orange County craze? Parasailing over great white sharks

6/23/17 Wyland Art Lessons in the Wild Contest Winners Chosen

6/11/17 Rare soupfin shark caught and saved by Dana Point captain famous for disentangling great white shark in surf line

5/30/17 San Clemente Beach Open Again Following Shark Sightings – NBC 4 Los Angeles

5/29/17 Hit the Road: Shark tours offered – The Coast News Group

5/26/17 Great White Shark Tours The New Rage In Southern California

5/23/17 Rare White Spotted Dolphin ‘Patches’ Seen Again Off SoCal Coast – NBC Bay Area

5/23/17 Shark Search Tours in Dana Point Harbor Are Packed, Great Whites Don’t Disappoint – OC Register

5/23/17 Rare White Spotted Dolphin ‘Patches’ Seen in Pod of 40 Off Dana Point – OC Register

5/23/17 California Whale Watchers Spot Dolphin with Rare Coloration – UPI

5/13/17 Shark Advisory Set For Orange County Beaches- UPI

03/20/17 Aerial Footage of Gray Whales Mating – DivePhotoGuide.com

03/17/17 Video of three whales mating taken off Dana Point Headlands – Orange County Register

02/28/17 Dana Point’s Festival of Whales kicks off this weekend – Orange County Register

02/28/17 A gray whale and her calf swimming off the coast of OC – Orange County Register

02/24/17 Dana Wharf Remodels Retail Space – Dana Point Times

01/18/17 Video shows baby whale trying to piggyback on mom’s back – and failing – Orange County Register

01/16/17 Dana Wharf to Hold Art Lessons in the Wild – Dana Point Times

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.

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