Five- or Nine-Hour Fishing Trip with Food Voucher from Dana Wharf Sportfishing (Up to 51% Off)

Dana Point

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In a Nutshell

Fishing for seasonal catches such as sculpin and bass; guests can grab a cold soda or burger from the galley with the food voucher

The Fine Print

Expires Jun 30th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Reservation required 48 hours in advance. 24-hour cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Not valid on Tuesdays. Not valid 11/23-25, 12/20-1/1, 5/24-27, 6/15-17. Subject to weather conditions. Fishing license is required for anyone over the age of 16. Fishing license and rod rental not included. Credit card required for reservations for parties of 6 or more. Not valid for halibut derby. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The best way to catch a fish is to think like a fish, which means fretting about how to put all 4,000 of your kids through fish college. Catch a whole school with this Groupon.<p>

Choose from two options

$25 for a five-hour fishing-trip package (Up to $51.50 Total Value)

  • Five-hour fishing trip (up to a $44 value)
  • $7.50 voucher for soda, snacks, or hot sandwiches from the cash galley<p>

$33 for a fishing-trip package (Up to $66.50 Total Value)

  • Nine-hour fishing trip (up to $59 value)
  • $7.50 voucher for soda, snacks, or hot sandwiches from the cash galley<p>

Trips set sail on waters right outside Dana Point Harbor in search of seasonal fish such as sculpin, sand bass, halibut, rockfish, and calico bass. The ship’s crew and skippers are on hand as expert guides for guests of all ability levels. Though the trips focus on fishing, boats occasionally sail within sight of whales, fire-breathing sea beasts, dolphins, and other creatures.

All buyers must bring a rod, reel, and tackle or rent them from Dana Wharf Sportfishing for an additional $12, which is not included in this Groupon. If you do not have a fishing license, you must also purchase a day license for $15. Click here to purchase the license in advance from the California Department of Fish and Game.

For current conditions, Dana Wharf Sportfishing recommends that fishers bring a 15- to 20-pound test line and a mix of hook sizes including 1, 2, 1/0, and 2/0, as well as a mix of 1/8-ounce to 6-ounce weights. The crew keeps abreast of the California Department of Fish and Game’s size and possession limits for fish to ensure everyone knows how many fish they can keep if they choose—though the crew also promotes catch-and-release to conserve natural resources. If guests choose to keep their catches, the crew will help put them in the guests’ sacks. After the trip, Dana Wharf Sportfishing can have them cleaned for about $0.50–$1 per fish, cash only.<p>

Though Dana Wharf Sportfishing sometimes offers a discount online, this Groupon still represents the best deal available.

Dana Wharf Whale Watching

Dana Wharf Whale Watching's expert crews and skippers glide their watercrafts on the open seas so visitors can soak up sunshine while searching for rare and endangered whales as they migrate south to avoid tax season. Expert captains steer crafts through frothy spumes and narrate each trip, educating passengers on the abundant life beneath the glassy waters. Voyagers can either venture into the boat's full-service galley for a hot meal or bring their own food and nonalcoholic drinks to stave off hunger and resist eating the ocean's jagged, hamburger-shaped coral.


Reviews

The crews are friendly and really know their stuff.

CaliforniaBrit, TripAdvisor, 10/4/12

Tips

  • “This was our first time whale watching. We had a wonderful time. :-)”

  • “All I can say is it was an AMAZING experience (for both adults and toddlers) and is definitely worth the money. ”

  • “Captain and crew did an outstanding job locating dolphins pods and Blue whale, and did their best to educate us and provided great vantage points and opportunities...”

    “Captain and crew did an outstanding job locating dolphins pods and Blue whale, and did their best to educate us and provided great vantage points and opportunities for great pics. I would do it again in a heart beat.”

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    Dana Point

    34675 Golden Lantern St.

    Dana Point, California 92629

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