Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching

Dana Point Harbor

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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

Promotional value expires Jul 1, 2013. Amount paid never expires. 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.

Customer Reviews

Great experience, would do it again with a groupon
Patricia C. · July 1, 2013
Enjoyed ourselves tremendously! The fishing and the food was excellent, we'll do it again! Keep those Groupons coming and we'll keep going!!!!
BRENDA D. · June 23, 2013
Have been fishing out of Dana Point several times over the past few years. Always great service and the boats and crews are tops. Would recommend it to anyone.
Dale A. · June 14, 2013

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.
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