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Dana Wharf Whale Watching

Use promo code FOW22 to save $10 off all tickets (not applicable on special trips)

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Original 2 Hour Whale Watching Trip
Children Ages 3-12
Infants Age 2 & under

The Original 2-Hour Whale Watching Trip

This is simply the best whale watching tour, 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’s 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 dolphins, or your next trip is FREE!

Excursions depart every hour, on the hour, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the festival weekends, and every trip is approx. two hours.

4:30 p.m. Sunset Whale Watch Trip

Take advantage of the wonderful sunsets in Dana Point on our specially priced Sunset Whale Watch trip. This is trip is significantly discounted for the Festival of Whales 50th Anniversary and priced at only $39.00! (The regular price is $56.00)

Dana Wharf Catamaran Whale Watching Trips

Join Dana Wharf on a special 2-hour whale watching catamaran adventure!  Board Dana Wharf’s luxurious 63-foot, state-of-the-art, custom-built Ocean Adventures Catamaran or our new 50-foot Lot ’a Fun for a unique adventure. Both of these vessels provide a smooth ride with an incredibly spacious viewing deck, these are the perfect vessels for whale and dolphin watching. Hurry! These trips sell out quickly! Inquire with your boat operator for which vessel you will be experiencing.

For reservations,  check out our schedule and purchase online.

Ocean Institute Pacific Marine Exploration Cruise Come aboard the R/V Sea Explorer

Join the Ocean Institute’s marine educators in exploring the ocean from top to bottom, while searching for some of the world’s largest and smallest creatures during our 2.5-hour long marine life exploration program.