Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching Dana Point, California
Dana Wharf has the BEST Sportfishing and Whale Watching tours in Orange County, Ca. We have been serving the public since 1971 from Dana Point. We also have FREE PARKING for our customers!

Active Adventure


Join us as we search for whales, dolphin, sea lion and other exciting marine life! All of our cruises are narrated by our expert captains who will educate you on the abundant ocean life on our coast. Trips are all 2 hours long, plenty of time to discover the world that lies beneath! Remember that sightings are guaranteed!


Our vessels are clean and our friendly, professional and experienced crew are there to help you! Our vessels offer a full galley with hot and cold food. Beer, soda, chips and candy are available for purchase (sorry, no coolers can be brought aboard the boat). If you do not have fishing gear, we have rods and reels to rent from $14 - $18, and a day license for anyone over 16 years of age is required. Come join us for an adventure you will never forget. It might just become an obsession.The types of fish available to catch vary depending on the season and water temperature. They include Halibut, Barracuda, Yellowtail, White Sea Bass, Sand Bass, Calico Bass, Bonito, and even Tuna. You never know what you might reel in, and that is part of the magic of fishing.

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 from The Organic Cellar, featuring wines by 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
Orange County Whale Watching
Additional wine can be purchased aboard the catamaran.

Cruise aboard the 95-foot Dana Pride which has upper deck seating as well as inside seating in it's large galley, making it one of the most comfortable rides on the water. The boat also features a full bar including wine, beer (domestic and imported), and mixed drinks. Sit back, relax and enjoy the live music as we cruise through Dana Point Harbor at sunset. You'll be welcomed aboard with a complimentary glass of Dana Pride Punch!

Typical Day


Trips depart daily!
Adults - $45
Seniors (55+) - $35
Kids (3-12) - $25
2 and under are FREE!
**Times may vary. Please call or look online to verify times.
If you don't see A GOOD SHOWING of whales or dolphin, you will get your ticket back and are invited to come out again with us! These "whale checks" never expire.

3/4 Day Fishing
These 9-hour local, coastal trips are currently fishing for bass, rockfish, and yellowtail.
Adults - $64
Children - $46

1/2 Day Fishing
This 5-hour trip is perfect for families and fish locally off the coast.
Adults - $46
Children - $29


These cruises run Friday and Sunday nights.
$49 per person
5:30pm - 7:00pm


Saturdays through September 8:00pm - 9:30pm
$15 per person - Includes 1 Complimentary Welcome Cocktail!

Map & Directions

34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, California 92629

Points of Interest
Dana Wharf Sportfishing
34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, California

Sleeping and meals

Dana Wharf boats all have drinks and food for sale.

Policies & Restrictions

Please buy your fishing licenses online PRIOR to your trip. Please print them out and bring with you.

Go to California wildlife Fish and Game website

Other Information

Parking Permits:

Dana Point Harbor has public parking, however, there is a 4hr limit. Violation of this limit results in a $30.00 parking ticket. Our fishing patrons are exempt from this limit, but there are a few things you need to know. There is a new parking lot designated for our fishermen and Dana Wharf Sportfishing employees. This lot is the only place you can park in if you are going out on our boats longer than 4 hours. In addition to parking in the correct space, you also need a permit displayed on your dashboard with the correct date stamped on it. You can pick up a permit when you check in at our front counter. Failure to park correctly and have the permit displayed will result in a ticket.


Kelly Farlow
Dana Wharf Sportfishing

Listing # RA-1279595

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USD $46 per trip
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