At Dana Wharf, we have a fully crewed catamaran available for charter and suitable for many types of occasions. Please call us at (949) 496-5794 x. 11 to learn more about private charters and arrange a special event for your group.
Private Charter Rates – 45 Passengers
|2 Hours||$1,500 + $150 crew gratuity|
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching launches a brand new 50’ catamaran, Lot’ A Fun on October 4, 2018.
Dana Point, CA: October 4, 2018 – On October 4th Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching launched Lot’ A Fun, a state of the art catamaran in Dana Point Harbor. The dockside location in Dana Point Harbor is minutes from the open sea, offering fast, direct access to the Orange County Coastline.
The 50 foot, 45 passenger BRAND NEW catamaran, built by Cooper Marine in Florida has covered and open seating, a stable platform with unobstructed 360 degree views from one deck. The vessel has seating throughout, beverage cup holders and a snack bar. Additionally, it features unique front row seating, facing the ocean.
Customized graphics designed by Wyland, Artist of the Sea, cover both sides of the boat. They depict a Gray whale and her baby, which is what Dana Wharf Whale & Dolphin Watching trips were originally founded on back in 1971.
This new catamaran is available NOW for private charters and group outings. Including Whale & Dolphin Watching, Coastal and Sunset Cruises and special events such as Dana Point Harbor’s upcoming Boat Parade of Lights.
History of Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching: It all began in 1968 off the San Clemente Pier. Captain Don Hansen operated his boats to create Orange County’s FIRST Whale and Dolphin Watching industry. He decided to move his business to the newly built Dana Point Harbor in early 1971. TODAY, Dana Wharf owns and manages a fleet of 17 vessels and is thrilled to add Lot’ A Fun to the family. Founder Don Hansen said “It’s a great day, I am very happy and proud of this business, that has been family owned and operated from the start”.
To reserve Lot’ A Fun or any one of our vessels, contact [email protected] Dana Wharf is located at 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629.
Parking is free!
Lot’ A Fun offers private tours from Dana Point Harbor. Reservations can be made on line at danawharf.com for by calling. The Lot’ A Fun was custom built for Dana Wharf. Captains are American Cetacean Society Certified Naturalists, US Coast guard licensed.
- History of Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching
It all began in 1968 off the San Clemente Pier. Captain Don Hansen operated his boats to create Orange County’s FIRST Whale and Dolphin Watching industry. He decided to move his business to the newly built Dana Point Harbor in early 1971. TODAY, Dana Wharf owns and manages a fleet of 17 vessels and is thrilled to add Lot’ A Fun to the family. Founder Don Hansen said “It’s a great day, I am very happy and proud of this business, that has been family owned and operated from the start”.
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching is located in the beautiful Dana Point Harbor. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629.
The 50 foot, 45 passenger NEW catamaran, Lot’ A Fun was built by Cooper Marine in Florida. The one level vessel has unobstructed viewing areas, covered and uncovered with seating throughout. The stable platform of the catamaran is ideal for ocean travel and low marine life interference. Dual 2018, 350 Suzuki outboard engines.
Beverage and snack bar aboard
Vessel has one restroom
360 degree views
Seating throughout with cup holders
See through bow with Eisenglass
Custom color Seadeck cushioned flooring Ramp access, perfect for wheelchair guests
Private charters for whale and dolphin watching, social events, coastal cruises,
Captains and crew provide expert and experienced commentary. The vessel is equipped with Dolphin and Whale information, fun facts and photographs of recent sightings. A daily log is maintained of the marine sightings.
- Seasonal Sightings
Nov-April: Gray Whales, Minke Whales, Humpback Whales, Fin Whales and all four species of dolphin
May-Oct: Fin Whales, Blue Whales, Minke Whales, Humpback Whales and all four species of dolphin Other sightings may include Orca, Pilot Whales, Turtles, Sharks, Sun Fish, Sea Lions, various birds and other marine life.
- Private Charter Reservations
[email protected] 949-496-5794 X2 Parking: Free at the harbor.
- Key Personnel
Michael Hansen, President and Donna Kalez, Vice President and General Manager Corey Hall, Office Fleet Manager Sheri Hockmeyer Shaw, Director of Charter Sales Captain, Kenny Smith
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.
Proud 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.