Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,344 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 103 230 7 = 223 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 294 644 18 = 626 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 619 1,378 34 = 1,344 97% 4.5
All 4,677 9,727 344 = 9,383 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 727 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 317 98% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 203 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 94 100% 4.8
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 3 100% 5.0
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
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: 1
too many people
Thu, Jul 15, 10   10:00 AM jaksiemash Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
they had over 50 people on the boat, there was not enough room to fish, the lines were constantly tangleing, shoulders bumping, waiting for bait, etc they also catered to the people who they knew, at the expense of the people who, just wanted to have a good time with their families.
Rating: 5
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Wed, Jul 14, 10   12:00 PM khenager Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a great time. It was cool just being on the boat. Our children enjoyed seeing the coastline from a different perspective. Then when we got into the middle of a pod of dolphin, our children went nuts. They loved it! It was an experience they will never forget.
Rating: 4
A lot of fun!
Tue, Jul 13, 10   5:00 PM khyll71 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a great time on our whale watching expedition. We didn't see any whales, but we saw a small group of bottle nose dolphins, and a really large (100 ?) group of common dolphins. Our tour guide tried his best to find the whales, but it was really windy and choppy and tough to spot anything.
Rating: 5
Fun and excitement
Tue, Jul 13, 10   5:00 PM MarleneKande Female 70+ Local Family With Children
The water was very choppy, so, as the tour guide explained, we didn't see any whales, but we did see lots of dolphins which played around the boat. My teenage granddaughter and 21 year old grandson loved it. I did too. They said it was like being on a rollercoaster at times. We were splashed a little, but it felt good having a spray of saltwater on your face. You could sit or stand, and you could be outside or inside. There were restrooms. It was a comfortable and very interesting trip. Don't forget your jackets, sunscreen, sunglasses, and Dramamine.
Rating: 5
Invisible whales but a nice crew.
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 13, 10   2:00 PM AJHayes Male 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
The wind was blowing hard and as a result the blues and dolphins followed the food farther north or south than we could. Critters. What are ya gonna do? The crew couldn't have been more friendly. The boat was neat and clean. We got our tickets back to use another day. I'd recommend this outing for anyone. Excellent service.
Rating: 4
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 13, 10   12:00 PM Leonard3 Female 60-69 Combination Family Without Children
THe weather was beautiful and the boat was comfortable. We were slightly dissapointed we did not see any whales and only 1 pod of dolphins. I kept bragging about seeing whales in March when we came and our honeymooners were looking forward to seeing some. I realize you can't predict where they are, but more sea life would have made the memories sweeter.
Rating: 4
We all enjoyed it!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 13, 10   10:00 AM 4graham12 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a group of 17 from little kids to grandparents and we all enjoyed the boat trip. The boat was roomy and not packed and we could move around. We did not see whales, but there were many, many dolphins and we got to see two different kinds.
Rating: 4
Enjoyable 2 hours
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 13, 10   10:00 AM scblum Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a wonderful trip. We went on a 2 hr whale watching tour. Unfortunately we didn't see any whales, but did see a couple types of dolphins and some sea lions. Regardless, the day was lovely and the boat operators were professional, informative and very nice.
Rating: 5
lots of calicos on light gear
Sun, Jul 11, 10   10:00 AM yellowcurry Male Under 20 Local Group of Friends
I went out on the Reel Fun 1/2 day boat. I caught about 45 calico bass and 10 mackeral. My friend also caught about 25 fish. we caught all our fish by just flylining an anchovie in front of the kelp and getting bit every 5 sec. Id reccomend a pole with a spinning reel with 15 lb test. dont fish bottom cuz u will be doing a lot of waiting. also i dont reccommend renting poles cuz everybody who did was a newbie and didnt catch anything but mackeral and an occasional sand bass. Definetely reccomend 1/2 day boat.
Rating: 4
Very good
Sun, Jul 11, 10   10:00 AM buscemic Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
The crew was great and so was the fishing.
Rating: 4
Whale watching Experience
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Sat, Jul 10, 10   12:00 PM Rshreeves Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Hadn't been out on the ocean on a boat in along time. Thought it would be fun. Saw in The OC Register paper about the the sightings of Blue Whales, and pictures. Thought I would take my husband for his birthday out to see if we could see any. None on our trip however, it was enjoyable and saw hundreds of little black and white dolphins, a sunfish, and seal lions. Crew was great. We'll probably go again.
Rating: 3
A different experience
Sat, Jul 10, 10   6:30 AM Jarvisboys Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Dana Wharf fishing has always provided my two young boys and I with the great experiences. That is, up until now. We have been on 4 different trips. Clemente Awesome! Our first three excursions were on the "Clemente." The captain of the Clemente will not hesitate to trolley around to find the best area if one location isn't getting anything. With his recommendations on bait for the best bite, to how deep to drop your line, you are constantly being assisted either by the Captain himself or his crew. Sum Fun....Not so fun! On my last outing, I put together a 12 person party on the "Sum Fun." We got to our first location, and that's where we stayed the whole day. We were accompanied by 3 or 4 sea lions that continuously robbed us of bait and catch. Also the fish were not really biting in that location. I was expecting the captain to pull up anchor and get us to a better local, but it never happened. It's a good thing I had bought Hot Dogs and Hamburgers for our Bar-B-Que after. I completely understand that you don't always catch the fish you want, however, it would have nice if they could have at least looked for a bettter local. Bottom line, if you get on the Clemente you'll surely enjoy it. If you end up on the "Sum Fun," You could be headed for disappointment.
Rating: 5
Excellent service
Thu, Jul 8, 10   5:30 PM rosspurdy Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
We had a terrific time on our family fishing trip and always choose to go through Dana Point fishing because of its excellent services and convenience.
Rating: 4
Enjoyable experience,fun to be with three friends,
Thu, Jul 8, 10   10:00 AM Nishimura Male Under 20 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We are four friends from Boston. All of us are 15. My grandmother dropped us off and picked us up. We didn't need licenses. We all caught something. The boat crew treated us well and we all had a good time.
Rating: 2
no fish available
Wed, Jul 7, 10   5:30 PM tomschmeltze Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
I was looking forward to going ocean fishing off the california coast, since I have done so many times off the oregon coast. I went on the twilight trip, thinking that would be a good time to go. WRong! we went out for about an hour to what was supposed to be a good spot, nothing there, moved to another spot, 2 fish caught, for the whole boat, 12 fishermen, moved to another spot nothing , moved to another spot 2 more fish caught,.By then it was time to go back in.I was very disappointed, to say the least. When you concider they had boats going out all day, they should have known that the spots we were going to were fished out. needless to say, I will not be going back. If you are going ,be sure to ask when you book if any fish are being caught or not. It's up to you if you want to waste your your money on a boat ride.