Our Fleet of Whale Watching Vessels

Dana Pride

Dana Pride with leaping dolphinThe 95′ Dana Pride was built exclusively for Dana Wharf in 2002. The Pride is the largest and most comfortable vessel in our fleet and is said to be the queen of our fleet, complete with a full service bar/snack bar, flat screen TVs, large salon area, and 2 story seating arrangement. This vessel can accommodate up to 149 passengers. This vessel is our main Whale Watching boat and we guarantee it is the nicest whale watching boat in southern California!


Ocean Adventures

Ocean Adventures

Dana Wharf’s newest vessel is the 63′ catamaran, the Ocean Adventures, which comfortably holds up to 59 passengers.  Dana Wharf’s catamaran was licensed by the US Coast Guard to hold 59 passengers and is the only vessel of its kind to be re certified from 49 to 59 passengers.  This luxury vessel was built exclusively for Dana Wharf and is the newest boat in the our whale watching business! This eco-friendly vessel is the future of whale watching and features high-tech viewing cameras mounted at the bow , a roomy viewing deck and an inside cabin offering viewing from every area of the vessel , this vessel even offers a large sun area on the vessels back deck for sun lovers. and the smoothest ride on the water! You will LOVE this vessel! You’ll feel like you can reach out and touch the dolphin that swim right beneath you! Captain Corey Hall and Frank Brennan invite you to experience what others can’t stop talking about!


Lot’a Fun

new catamaran - Lot'A FunThe 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.

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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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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.