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Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching

DanaWharf Purchase tickets at www.danawharf.com
For Open Party Fishing & Whale Watching
Call Zerve, our ticketing company at 888.224.0603.
For Private Charters, call 949.496.5794 or 800.590.9994.
Hours: 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Dedicated to helping locals and visitors alike enjoy the unique wonders of Dana Point Harbor and the Orange County coastline, Dana Wharf will take you on an awe-inspiring whale watching cruise or providing you with a memorable fishing adventure. 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, yellow fin tuna, bluefin tuna, albacore, and dorado.

Please look through our offerings below to pick out your next adventure with us!  For additional information, and the latest specials, please visit our website: www.danawharf.com

Dana Wharf Whale Watching began in 1971 and was the first whale watching company in Orange County, Gary Whales made Dana Wharf famous as people from all over came to see the annual migration.  Dana Wharf has become the premier year-round whale watching facility in Southern California and is endorsed by Environmental artist WYLAND and is home to the first ever Wyland’s Whale and Dolphin Adventure Art Lessons in the Wild program!

Dana Wharf interact’s with over 500 whales during the Grey whale migration in the winter and views hundreds of 90 feet Blue whales in the summer. In addition to whales, thousands of dolphins including DOLPHIN STAMPEDES, sea lions, sea faring birds and even shark are found year-round in Dana Point waters, there is always plenty to see.

Tuesday all adult tickets are half price and parking is always free call our toll free number to book – 888-224-0603 or online at www.danawharf.com

Check out our YouTube Channel for more videos of our adventures!

DanaWharf-1 Dana Wharf Sportfishing was started in 1958 by Don Hansen, running several sportfishing boats off the San Clemente Pier. He Moved the operation to Dana Harbor when it opened in 1971. Today Dana Wharf sits in the heart of a busy, flourishing harbor and continues to be owned and operated by the Hansen family.

Dana Wharf has a fleet of Sportfishing boats specializing in local coastal fishing such as the 9 hour 3/4 day trips and the very popular schedule of 5 hour 1/2 day fishing trips.

Fishing trips run daily, year round. Catches include Calico Bass, Sand Bass, Barracuda, Bonito, Halibut, Rock Fish, Yellowtail and more. Tuesday’s all local fishing trips are half price no coupons need and parking is free! 888-224-0603 or on line at www.danawharf.com

DanaWharf-2 Orange County Wine Cruise $49 per person 5:30pm – 7:00pm This cruise runs Fridays and Sunday nights.

Join us for a 90-minute evening cruise aboard our luxury catamaran through the beautifully lit up Dana Point Harbor. This cruise will feature a sampling of wines from The Organic Cellar which promotes organically grown and pesticide-free wines as well as a sample platter of cheese, crackers, fruits and nuts that compliment the wines. The 63′ Ocean Adventure catamaran also features a full cash bar if you’d like to purchase some additional beverages. Sit back, relax and enjoy the lights of beautiful and charming Dana Point Harbor This cruise includes:

4 tastes of wine (2 red and 2 white) from The Organic Cellar, featuring wines from Wyland, which is a winery that infuses great tastes, health, and fine living. Join us in making our lives a little healthier and a whole lot more delicious. Cheese/cracker/dried fruit/nut sampler Wine host

Click here to purchase your tickets.

All of Dana Wharf’s vessels are available for private charter. We have 14 vessels that include fishing boatsour new 63′ catamaransix passenger fishing yachtsa scuba diving vessel and specialty sail boats are available for the following:

  • Private fishing & whale watching trips
  • Corporate events and team building
  • Parties/Fundraisers
  • Burials at Sea
  • Scuba Diving
  • Any reason you choose!

If you are interested in a private charter please call us at (949) 496-5794 x 11 or email us at charters@danawharfsportfishing.com