Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching

Dana Point, CA

4 (4 reviews)

Where are we going?

Manage attraction
Address: 34675 Street of the Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629, USA Number: 9494965794 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

The ocean is a magical and mysterious place, and Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching give families the opportunity to experience the marvels of nature first hand!

First up - fishing trips!

For all of those fishing lovers in the family who thought ocean fishing was something just for professionals - think again! 

These guys can take you out any time of year, on a group fishing tour, and it doesn't matter how young or old you are, or how experienced you are.  From the novice in the family to the seasoned angler, they will look after you!

The types of fish you will catch vary on the season and the water temperature, but if you are lucky you could catch Halibut, Sand Bass, Yellowtail - or even Tuna!  The fun part is not knowing what you are going to reel in!

There are 4 boats that you can choose from, and all offer a tasty full galley with hot and cold food, and a variety of drinks.  

Don't have fishing gear? No problem!  They have them there to rent!

And from the little fish to the big fish - Whale Watching!

Seeing a whale in the wild for the first time is an incredible feeling,  and from October to April your family can get out onto the ocean waters and get up close with these magical creatures! 

Depending on the season you could spot Minke whales, Humpbacks or even the mighty Blue whale - that's the worlds biggest mammal!

These 2 or 2.5 hour trips might even bring you close to playful pods of dolphins and sea lions, as well as other marine life.

An incredible experience with nature! 

Suggest an edit

How much does it cost?









Fishing 2 for 1 Tuesdays


Free Under

2 years of age


Last Updates


Additional Information

The catamaran is a new tour offered for whale watching where they number of passengers are limited so you will never get a crowded tour!

Any top tips?


Tuesdays are half price all year around!

I'm Hungry!


Some of the ships have full galleys with hot and cold food, and drinks - so check on the tour you book!

What people are saying?

Rate & Write a Review

Your rating

Where is it at?


To get to Dana Wharf at 34675 Golden Lantern, from Los Angeles, take the I-5 south and exit on the Pacific Coast Hwy.

From San Diego, take the I-5 north exiting the Beach Cities off ramp.

Click here for lots more great things to do near you in California

When can we go?


Year round for Sport Fishing / October to April for Whale Watching

Sign Up to Our Newsletter

The best fun places to go with kids sent straight to your inbox!

Subscribe now