Dana Wharf Whale Watching and More
March 7, 8, 14, 15
Simply the best – from the originators of whale watching in Orange County and voted #1 five years in a row by Dana Point Times!
Expert captains and certified naturalists narrate each excursion, detailing the whales’ movements through their natural migration path. As the originator of Whale Watching in Orange County, Dana Wharf remains family owned and operated and is exclusively endorsed by world-renowned marine life artist Wyland. Every trip is a new and different adventure, all showcasing the beauty of the Pacific Ocean underwater world right here, off the coast of Dana Point. Kids rock at Dana Wharf and often get to meet the Captain! Marine Mammal “rain checks” ensure you see a good show of whales or dolphin or your next trip is FREE! Excursions depart every hour, on the hour, from 8 AM to 4 PM during the Festival weekends and every trip is approx. 2 hours. Prices: Adults $45, Senior and Military $35, Children 3-12 years $25, Children 2 and under are always FREE.
Want a WHALE OF A DEAL? $15 per person on all 8am trips! Hurry, the best deal in town sells out fast. Regular price is $45 – huge savings!
Also take advantage of the wonderful sunsets in Dana Point on our specially priced SUNSET WHALE WATCH trip. Sip cocktails or your favorite wine or beer from our on board bar as you take in the fabulous sunset. All tickets on this 4-6 PM trip are just $25 compared to our usual $45 rate! Check out our schedule and purchase online at http://www.zerve.com/DanaWharf/OceanAdv
March 8, 15
Kids Free Fishing Clinic and Free Fishing Trip Dana Wharf Sportfishing invites all children to come to their dock side fishing clinic and learn hands on techniques on fishing from the experts. Prizes will be raffled off at the end of the clinic – 12:00 – 12:30 pm. After the clinic Dana Wharf will be running a fishing trip from 12:45 – 5:45, adults are $39 plus license and equipment, children 12 and under fish for FREE. Extra bonus is the chance of spotting whales, dolphins and other marine life! This trip includes equipment! More information and reservations call Dana Wharf 949-496-5794.
Kids Adventure Expo Located in the parking lot immediately in front of entrance to Dana Wharf on the right from 10 AM to 4 PM. A whale of an adventure for kids ages 5 – 12. Dana Wharf will host a state-of-the art Extreme Game Truck, climbing wall, big slide, unique petting zoo, hands-on fishing casting pod, boating for kids with emphasis on why life jackets are cool, face painting and a host of other adventures that will entertain, educate and delight!
March 7, 8, 14, 15
Marine Mammal Lecture Series 10-11 AM at Harpoon Henry’s Marine mammals are among the most beloved icons of the California coast and yet much of their life history and biology remains a mystery to us. Nonetheless, local researchers are making fantastic discoveries about marine mammals every day. During Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching’s special marine mammal lecture series you are invited to come learn some of the latest breaking news. Enjoy a continental breakfast at Harpoon Henry’s as marine biologists and special guests present recent findings on local whales, dolphins and other marine mammals. The presentations will include photos, videos, and underwater recordings. Following the lecture, join us for a whale watching trip aboard the OCean Adventures Catamaran for those that want to get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures. Space is limited. The lecture is free with purchase of the whale watching cruise aboard the OCean Adventures Catamaran and includes a continental breakfast. To attend the lecture only, $5 per person will be collected at the door (and also includes the continental breakfast). To purchase visit www.danawharf.com or call (949) 496-5794. Speaker line up to be advised in subsequent Calendar release.
March 7, 8, 14, 15
Wyland Whale Watching Art Lessons in the Wild 10-10:45AM Details coming soon.