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Whale Watching Excursion in Dana Point

Your vessel, the 95′ Dana Pride, was built exclusively for Dana Wharf whale watching customers. The Pride comes complete with a full-service bar and snack bar, flat screen TVs, large salon area and two-story seating arrangement, and it can accommodate up to 149 passengers. This adventure cruise offers rare glimpses into a huge variety of underwater wildlife and gorgeous scenic views, with narration from your captains. In addition to whales, thousands of dolphins, sea lions, sea faring birds and even sharks are found year-round in these waters, so there is always plenty of wildlife to see.

$75.50 Transfers & Ground Transport

Round-trip Ferry Service from Dana Point to Catalina Island

Hop on the Catalina Express ferry at Dana Point Harbor for a 1.5-hour ride to Catalina Island. With the harbor conveniently located off Interstate 5, this is a great way to experience more of Southern California if you’re visiting nearby San Diego or Orange County. If you wish, arrive early for your ferry ride to enjoy Dana Point’s two marinas, stores, restaurants, and park with picnic areas. Aboard this comfortable vessel, sit back, relax and enjoy beautiful waterfront views as you are delivered to Avalon, the southernmost city of Los Angeles County. Once you disembark your ferry, you are a 5-minute walk from the downtown area. The pedestrian-friendly town regulates how many cars are allowed on the island, so much so that there is even a waiting list to own a car there! Stroll along the quiet, picturesque waterfront to enjoy shopping, dining, sightseeing and entertainment—all at your own pace. You can stay on Catalina Island as long as you like, knowing that you're all set with this round-trip ferry service back to Dana Point. The ferry service operates daily (schedule varies by season) and accommodates bikes, surfboards and strollers, giving you the flexibility to travel how you please.

$36 Outdoor Activities

Dana Point Sportfishing 5-Hour Tour in Orange County

Have you ever wanted to go ocean fishing but thought it was only for professionals? This trip offers fishing excursions all year long and anyone can go – young, old, experienced or those out for the first time. The tour caters to the novice as well as the seasoned angler. A knowledgeable crew and expert skippers are always eager to help educate and instruct, if needed. The types of fish available to catch vary depending on the season and water temperature. Bait will be provided with your ticket, but please be sure to purchase your fishing license prior to the trip. You vessel will 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, rods and reels are available to rent onsite. Come join an adventure you will never forget!

$1300 Outdoor Activities

Full Day Private Fishing Charter from Dana Point

We offer the best fishing charters at some of the top fishing destinations in the area. Through first hand fishing experiences, we will match you with a boat that is a perfect fit for your individual needs and budget. With our insight and dedication to customer service, we will plan the fishing trip of a lifetime! Fish inshore coastal waters and target seabass, yellowtail, bass, rockfish (cod), bonito, sheepshead and halibut all season. Or during prime season, venture offshore targeting tuna (albacore, yellowfin, skipjack, bluefin and bigeye), dorado (mahi mahi), marlin, shark and more. We offer various techniques and tackle for both beginner and expert.

$1300 Outdoor Activities

Private Fishing Adventure from Dana Point

Meet your boat's experienced captain at the dock for a safety briefing prior to heading out at your predetermined meeting time. Afterwards, hop in the boat and being your fishing journey. Top of the line tackle and live bait will have been arranged so when you show up to the dock the boat is ready to go. Anticipate catching fish such as the California Scorpionfish and Barred Sand Bass. Whether this is your first time fishing or your 20th, you will be sure to have a wonderful time. Over the course of your adventure, you will have time to break for lunch or snacks. During your fishing trip there will be the opportunity to see some of the abundant wildlife that lives in the waters off the coast. Such marine life includes lobsters, dolphins, crabs, and sea lions. At the end of your day, bid the captain and crew farewell and return back to the dock with fond memories of your day on the ocean.

$750 Outdoor Activities

Half-Day Private Fishing Charter from Dana Point

We offer the best fishing charters at some of the top fishing destinations in the area. Through first hand fishing experiences, we will match you with a boat that is a perfect fit for your individual needs and budget. With our insight and dedication to customer service, we will plan the fishing trip of a lifetime! Fish inshore coastal waters and target sea bass, yellow tail, bass, rock fish (cod), bonito, sheepshead and halibut all season. Or during prime season, venture offshore targeting tuna (albacore, yellow fin, skip jack, blue fin and big eye), dorado (mahi mahi), marlin, shark and more. We offer various techniques and tackle for both beginner and expert.