Dana Wharf

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    The Best Dive Bars to Drink at in Your Neighborhood

    As you may have noticed, we can't stop yapping about our largest issue of the year, Best Of 2013, and we're not done yet. A chunk of our Food & Drink awards go to awesome neighborhood, hole-in-the-wall and dive bars around the county each year. South County, North County, Coastal--even Long Beach--t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    [VIDEO:] Giant Squid is the Dana Wharf Star But Its Catcher Also Gives a Strong Performance

    Videos of sea life taken from aboard Dana Wharf Sport Fishing boats often go viral, with 11 million YouTube views to date.The star of the latest out of Dana Harbor is supposed to be one of the giant Humbolt squids plucked from the surface of Orange Coast waters in recent weeks, but we would award a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    [VIDEO of Sea Lion Lunch:] Gray Whales Provide Killer Poses for Dana Point Excursions

    ​UPDATE, JAN. 4, 4:54 P.M.: Earlier this afternoon we shared Dana Wharf Sportsfishing video of a gray whale family frolicking in waters off the Orange Coast (see original post after the jump).But now for something completely different: video of whales killing a sea lion in front of a catamaran sai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Great White Shark Spotted Off San Clemente

    ​Most times when you set off on a Dana Pride excursion, you'll see dolphins. If you're fortunate, you'll get a glimpse of the titular character on your "whale watching cruise" receipt. Tuesday evening's passengers were treated to a blue whale mom, her calf and even a third blue whale.When Capt. To ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 10, 2010

    Play Time!

    [Summer Guide] From archery to volleyball, your alphabetical primer on getting off your butt this summer

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Rare Killer Whale Sighting Off Dana Point

    Dana Wharf posted the video above of a rare sight: killer whales feeding and frolicking off our coast.

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    With Giant Squid Still Out There, Marinara Sales Must Be Through the Roof

    ​Remember that post a couple weeks ago about shiploads of giant squids plying our local waters? And how this had revived the sportsfishing business during what's usually its offseason? And how much I crave giant calamari with a side of marinara right now? Well, they're still out there. The squid, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    Ginormous Squid: It's What's for Dinner

    Let's see, there's calamari, calamari salad, calamari tacos, squid sushi, squid burgers . . . Indeed, locals should demand anyone serving the mollusks to lower their prices considering the number of giant squid being pulled out of our waters. It's the law of supply and demand, baby. Call it squid pr ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 29, 2007

    Thursday - 12/6

    John R. Wooden Classic Golf Tournament at Oak Creek Golf Club, Ocean Adventure Cruises at Dana Wharf

  • Calendar

    August 23, 2007


    Dana Wharf Boat Parade of Lights

  • Food

    November 30, 2006

    Grub Guide

    Orange Countys best damn dining guide

  • Food

    September 14, 2006
  • Food

    September 7, 2006

    Grub Guide

    Tasty morsels from OC's best damn dining guide

  • Food

    June 1, 2006

    Grub Guide

    The best damn dining guide in Orange County

  • Food

    April 21, 2005
  • Features

    September 27, 2001

    Dana Point

    We killed Killer Dana