$16 for One Ticket to a Sunset Whale Watching Cruise from Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching in Dana Point (Up to $32 Value)

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Cathryn B. ·
Reviewed November 10, 2011
We have whale and dolphin watched three times this year from the Dana Wharf . Each time we absolutely loved it! It makes great family time or a great date night! It is other worldly being out in the Pacific far from the main land . The crew is very informative and friendly. There is no way to kno,w when the ocean will be still, but if you can go out on a still evening with the sun out, it truly is magnificent . The colder and rougher days out on the sea were less spectacular and trying with sea sickness lurking, but still enjoyable if sea creatures abound, which they do!


Dan R. ·
Reviewed November 7, 2011
Very fun, saw lots of marine wildlife!


Jena L. ·
Reviewed November 7, 2011
Loved the boat outing and we saw lots of dolphin and whales. However, I felt like the guide over the intercom was not the most professional. Perhaps he needed better training on public speaking? He would veer off track in the middle of a sentence and that made the experience bitter sweet. We would have liked to have heard more about the whales or the boat, but often he would interrupt himself or fail to fully explain something. Also, he kept us on board for forty minutes longer than the stated end time. I understand that they were trying to find us another whale to see, but unfortunately we had an important engagement to be at afterward and were very late because of it. Ten or fifteen minutes we would not have minded, but forty was a long time to keep us captive on a boat. Still, I would do again and recommend it. I would just suggest that they tell people there is a chance that the outing will last well beyond two hours when they make reservations.

What You'll Get

When Pinocchio cried whale, everyone assumed he was up to old tricks until his nose became ominously static. Tell a whale of a tale that needs no embellishment with today's Groupon: for $16, you get one ticket to a two-hour blue-whale-watching cruise from Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching (up to a $32 value). Blue whale tours depart the docks in Dana Point daily at 5 p.m. (this Groupon is not valid for Tuesdays, or between May 28 and May 30). Guests are encouraged to arrive 20 minutes early. Junior mariners younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult, and children age 2 and younger are admitted for free.

Currently celebrating its 40th year, Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching introduces land-logged humans to the watery wonders of the deep-blue sea and its mysterious residents. Every summer, blue whales emerge from their hibernation nests to showboat for breathtaken blowhole fans. From the comfortable vantage point of a whale-watching cruise coasting through the warm, krill-rich waters just offshore, seafaring sightseers may encounter the gentle giants as well as pods of dolphins hoping to one day be promoted to whale. Each cruise is narrated by a knowledge-saturated captain and even comes with an aquatic life guarantee: in the rare event that the whales and dolphins are occupied with underwater income-tax filing, each passenger will receive a ride-again voucher (with no expiration date) that can be redeemed at any time.

Encountering the sea's majestic creatures strikes awe and humility into the hearts of land lovers and nautical nomads alike. Blue-whale aficionados can hope for a repeat of the 2010 season, which showcased 216 blue whales, 43 fin whales, 14 killer whales, and a very confused Regis Philbin paddling for his life.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 31, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 11 additional as gifts. 24hr cancellation notice or fee up to the price of the Groupon may apply at reservation. Subject to weather. Credit card required at booking for parties of 6 or more. Not valid on Tuesdays. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching

Dana Wharf Whale Watching's expert crews and skippers glide their watercrafts on the open seas to 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. Guests can treat their eyes to breathtaking views of the scenic Orange County coastline and the beautiful Pacific ocean while surveying the seascape for natural wildlife. 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-shape coral.

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