Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,176 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 203 462 10 = 452 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 295 671 13 = 658 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 522 1,208 32 = 1,176 96% 4.6
All 4,341 8,993 323 = 8,670 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season 359 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale Watch 331 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 289 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 153 85% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 40 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 4 100% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
it was fun, we did the 2 hour trip
Sat, Mar 13, 10   10:00 AM leiber09 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Should try the 5 hour trip if possible the 2 hour one felt short. The crew was great and we had fun
Rating: 4
Great experience for us and our 2 1/2 year old!
Sat, Mar 13, 10   9:00 AM millers Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
Captain Jack did a great job. He's a funny guy. He also was the 1st boat to locate a whale Saturday morning. We'll definitely come again. The Millers
Rating: 5
Sat, Mar 13, 10   9:00 AM TerresaSmith Female 30-39 Local Individual
I was impressed with the captain's commentary about Baileen Whales and the CA Gray Whale in particular. We spotted and trailed a Gray Whale for about an hour and the crew seemed just as excited as the passengers were. What a spectacular trip!
Rating: 5
Sat, Mar 13, 10   9:00 AM toxicrisk Female 50-59 Local Other
The morning had a chill in the air but I was so excited about my whale watching cruise! My friend and I arrived and waited patiently to board. The crew was wonderful. We headed out...the tour was not very crowded (guess there are lots of sleepy heads in OC). We spent 2 incredible hours on the ocean. I find peace and tranquility there...Captain Jack was very informative and I learned quite a bit about those magnificent creatures! We found a whale that we were able to follow for 45 minutes and it was awe-inspiring. I wish I could go every week...I truly believe the whales and dolphins are magical creatures! I would recommend this cruise to all! THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL BEGINNING TO MY WEEKEND!
Rating: 4
Beautiful day whale watching...minus the whales
Sat, Mar 13, 10   8:00 AM Thawley Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
The 2 hours spent on the whale watching boat were very fun! The ocean was calm, the crew experienced, friendly and professional. Though we ultimately did not see any whales, we did receive a coupon to go back out again! I would recommend this activity to my friends!
Rating: 3
Fun but no whales
Sat, Mar 13, 10   8:00 AM acolburn Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was a great experience... being out on the ocean was a blast. Would have been better but we did not see any whales... maybe next time!
Rating: 5
fun date
Sat, Mar 13, 10   8:00 AM LaurCal02 Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
even though we didn't see any whales, it was a really fun experience and would recommend this as a good weekend date!
Rating: 4
We will go again!
Sat, Mar 13, 10   8:00 AM moreyteach Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
Friendly staff. We didn't see whales but they offered a whale check for another time.
Rating: 5
Great deal
Sat, Mar 13, 10   8:00 AM testank Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
On our first day of whale watching we didn't see anything. It was disappointing, but we were surprised with free tickets to come back whenever we could. No expiration date!!! We ended up returning a few days later and saw a whale and a huge pod of dolphin. It was so exciting!!!! I will return whenever I am in the area. This was a great deal for the money, especially because they stand by their ride!!!!
Rating: 5
Whale Watching
Sat, Mar 13, 10   8:00 AM mrdenny Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Early morning adventure at sea was refreshing and fun. Clean air, great coastal views on a wonderful boat ride. Captain and coriders were friendly and as unbeatable as the $8.00 ticket price. Missed the whales and were given free return trip tickets to go again, outstanding outing!!!
Rating: 4
Fun Trip
Sat, Mar 13, 10   8:00 AM sunnychic86 Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
This was a very fun two-hour cruise, although we didn't see any whales or dolphins. The crew gave us passes to come back ANYTIME as promised and we will defintely be back! The boat was great and not too full, the only time someone in our group felt sea sick was when they stopped for a few minutes to see if the whale would surface. Great trip for a group of friends- definitely recommended!
Rating: 4
Great outing, no whales
Sat, Mar 13, 10   8:00 AM spedly1 Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
Dana Wharf was very professional and courteous throughout the trip. The boat was clean, they serve food and drinks on the boat which was great for the 8am trip. We unfortunately did not see any whales or dolphins, but they made sure to give each passenger a coupon that is good forever, for any time of day (upon making reservations). I look forward to the next trip out and hope we will see whales when we do.
Rating: 3
Sat, Mar 13, 10   8:00 AM Lilly12555 Female 20-29 Local Family With Children
The ride was nice, unfortunately we did not see any whales or dolphins, but we did get our tickets back to come another day! We went on the 8 a.m. trip I think next time we will try for a later time.
Rating: 3
I was a little upset that we didn't catch fish.
Sat, Mar 13, 10   6:30 AM gaguilar Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
The spots where we were was hardly any fish to catch. My kid was very sad because he didn't catch anything.
Rating: 5
What an experience!
Fri, Mar 12, 10   4:00 PM jmbullis Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We arrived in Dana Point early and really enjoyed the area. We waited in anticipation for the boat to dock and were excited when it came around the corner. This was the first time any of us had been in a boat in the ocean and we were thrilled. The boat was clean, the staff was wonderful, and the experience was amazing. We didn't get to see a whole lot of whales but just being out on the water was amazing. During our trip we encountered a small amount of bottle-nose dolphins and a few Fin whales. It was really cool. The captain wasn't satisfied with the amount of time we had with actual animal experience and offered us all $10 off our next trip. Next time we are in town we will definitely take him up on this offer. Taking the evening trip was memorable as we were able to watch the sun set behind Catalina island. This experience will be one that our whole family remembers forever.