Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,311 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 176 385 15 = 370 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 316 690 19 = 671 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 602 1,342 31 = 1,311 97% 4.5
All 4,631 9,623 341 = 9,282 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 665 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 311 98% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 208 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 113 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 14 100% 4.7
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 Reviewer Gender Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Pleasant trip
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Thu, Nov 7, 13   12:00 PM jsattig Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Folks need to realize that whales will not be available all the time; they pass through the area at different times depending on the type of whale. We saw none and there hadn't been any recent sightings. We did see many dolphin; some of these played in the wake of the boat and many others were close to the boat. Crew was great and boat was comfortable. Enjoyed the trip. Company gives you ticket for half-off future trip.
Rating: 4
Crew was excellent
Wed, Nov 6, 13   10:00 AM mikestill Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Crew was helpful and professional
Rating: 3
Hidden costs and disrespectful to women
Thu, Oct 31, 13   10:00 AM Patato Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Got our rods and reels, the shop set them up wrong. Once we got underway the crew informed us we would need to by different weights for 5 each. Bags, cleaning of fish everything was a up charge. The worst part was how they treated my wife, she was standing in line to buy a hat. The man behind the counter kept letting guys from his good ol boy network cut in front of her. My recommendation is to bring lots of cash and leave the ladies at home.
Rating: 5
Bad Day for Whales, but still a great day
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Oct 26, 13   2:00 PM richardmurg Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The staff at Dana Wharf is the best. The Captain is a very smart and articulate guy. You get an amusing and informed trip every time. The last time that we went, there was too much cloud cover, so finding the whales was difficult.
Rating: 5
Great Afternoon Cruise
Tue, Oct 22, 13   4:00 PM michaelpeak Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
It was a beautiful trip up the coast of Dana Point. We found ourselves surrounded by over 1,000 dolphins, who stayed with the boat for over an hour. The boat is a large, clean catamaran with a very professional crew. I highly recommend this company.
Rating: 4
Fishing time cut short.
Sun, Oct 13, 13   12:45 PM tahitinui Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Apparently, being a Sunday afternoon, the captain decided to pack it up early (one hour) and head out to sea to view some mythical blue whale that was reported being spotted but never seen by us, and some dolphins. During this time, the crew was washing the deck to save time so they wouldn't have to do it back at the dock. Hmm. Sounds fishy to me. That was a good hour of fishing time.
Rating: 4
great day on the water
Fri, Oct 11, 13   10:00 AM Rod2569 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
my son and i had a great time. the boat and crew were great and the fishing was good also.
Rating: 5
Great Get-A-Way
Wed, Oct 9, 13   10:00 AM Mav1325 Male 40-49 Local Individual
I had a week day off and nothing to do thought I would go fishin. First time on a 1/2 day boat, didn't have to get up in the middle of the night to make the boat launch. Got there, met some friendly fisherman who also had nothing better to do. Went out far enough where you can still see land to a rock bed south of Dana Point and started to fish. Right away we were catching bass, barricuda, perch, and mack. Not to many keepers but the experiance and the fact that we got the Dana Pride (a pretty large fishing boat of the fleet) and only 9 people were on it, made it enjoyable and we didn't have to fight each others rods or line tangles. The crea was awesome and did a great job helping out. I would very much go again. Cons: I lost my best fishing hat to Davy Jones Locker.
Rating: 4
lots of whales in the channel
Tue, Oct 8, 13   12:00 PM martynk Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
whale watching is getting really good off southern california. blue whales are now a common sight. magnificent beasts!
Rating: 4
verry good
Tue, Oct 8, 13   10:00 AM minhha Male 60-69 Local Individual
verry interesting
Rating: 5
Experience of a lifetime
Tue, Oct 8, 13   10:00 AM gregschmitt Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
The captain and crew's experience took us right to where the whales were expected to be, and we were able to see a Blue whale surface and fluke twice. We also saw fin whales, dolphin pods and a thresher shark at the surface. A wonderful experience, with knowledgeable narration from the captain, who has 30+ years experience. He went the extra mile to find the whales, and kept us on the water for a little extra time in order to wait for the whale to surface again. Very pleased
Rating: 5
Excellent experience
Sun, Oct 6, 13   12:00 PM manishg Male 30-39 Combination Family With Children
Had a wonderful time .. Watched many Dolphins .. very up close and a beautiful whale. snorting and sounding :)
Rating: 5
A great morning on the water!
Sat, Oct 5, 13   6:30 AM huntoften Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Fishing was a little slow, but we caught a few. The boat was clean and the bait was great. The crew was very helpful. The captain moved several times to put us on better fishing, but the fish didn't cooperate. 1/2 day was a perfect length...any longer would have been too much. I'd definitely go back again even if the fish didn't bite!
Rating: 5
Whale watch
Tue, Oct 1, 13   12:00 PM liweing Male 70+ Local Couple on a Date
great!
Rating: 4
DOLPHINS!!!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Sep 29, 13   2:00 PM FranklinB5 Male 20-29 Local Family With Children
My family and I had the best time. We got to see seals, a shark, and plenty of dolphins. Unfortunately, we didn't get to see a whale but the staff was very nice and gave us comp tickets to return. The boat ride was extremely smooth. My sister who is eight years old loved every second of it!