Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,311 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 145 318 4 = 314 99% 4.5
Last 6 months 352 784 17 = 767 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 585 1,342 31 = 1,311 97% 4.6
All 4,501 9,344 330 = 9,014 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 509 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 340 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 228 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 203 89% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 31 100% 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: 5
Recording-breaking, once in a lifetime experience!
Fri, Mar 16, 12   2:00 PM kimmee09 Female 50-59 Local Other
On March 16, we were honored to be a part of an extraordinary cruise. The captain and crew members repeated over and over again that in 40 years of being in this business they had never seen anything like it. Two 35-foot gray whales put on a show for us that lasted well over an hour. They played and showed off right alongside the boat, treating us to a fantastic, rarely seen experience. The crew was so excited and animated and they shared their enthusiasm and expertise with us, making this rewarding excursion even more interesting and delightful. It was absolutely remarkable. A big thanks to the captain and crew...
Rating: 5
Two Hours Well Spent!
Thu, Mar 15, 12   2:00 PM K2797c Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was a wonderful tour! The crew was knowledgeable and informative about the area marine life. We spotted two grey whales that we followed for a time, a school of dolphin swam with our boat and we got to see sea lions basking on a bouy. We are ready to do it again!
Rating: 4
great experience
Thu, Mar 15, 12   12:00 PM satokosiegel Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
we could see 4 grey whales, a few dolphines and some sea liones. But you need to remember it is totally up to mother nature whether or not we can see those animals. (We saw much more dolphines on our different trip before.) They were very professional - on time and everything.
Rating: 5
fun afternoon family outing!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 13, 12   4:00 PM sforbes1 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
great inexpensive activity for my out-of-town visiting family! a group of us ages 2-40+ went and all had a great experience on the ocean. we went on half of day, cuz were thrifty like that:) and also its nice that dana point harbor has free parking! cant find that at the other wharfs... Trip is just long enough and of course we saw a whale and many dolphins. also a few sea lions on the buoy. the boat was not overcrowded and plenty of room to see. and its nice that theres an inside area for those who may need a break from the wind, etc. Just go!
Rating: 5
Great activity for families!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 13, 12   2:00 PM Orona2012 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We weren't sure what to expect because we were not familiar with the area but were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. Dana Point is beautiful, the boat was very nice and the crew was very friendly. We were a little disappointed that we only saw one gray whale and no other mammals but the crew was very diligent in tracking the whale and directing our attention so that we wouldn't miss seeing it surface. It was an amazing experience being out on the ocean. The captain was very informative and the trip was very enjoyable. We are looking forward to returning for a blue whale watching tour. I highly recommend this!!
Rating: 4
Great for the whole family
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 13, 12   12:00 PM Livewithit2 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a verly large group with young children, teenagers, young adults, and older adults. None of us had ever been on a boat on the ocean before, so that was an adventure in its self. Seeing the wildlife was just an addition to our adventure. It was warmer then we anticipated and enjoyed by every member of the group.
Rating: 4
Trip was as promised
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 13, 12   12:00 PM BetsGr Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
I would recommend this to others, especially at the half-off price ($16 per person).
Rating: 5
Always worth it!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 13, 12   12:00 PM dmsphotos1 Female 50-59 Local Individual
Had another great trip! The Grays are out and plentiful! Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Good for the soul!!!
Rating: 5
Great afternoon cruise
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 13, 12   12:00 PM lanssens Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Enjoyed our trip and saw a grey whale, dolphins and sea lions!
Rating: 5
Clean, friendly and professional.
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 13, 12   10:00 AM vspieper Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
My husband and I enjoyed the activity. It was a very relaxing and beautiful ride. The boat was clean and well maintained. It was not overcrowded and the crew was friendly and professional. In my opinion, this trip will be enjoyed most by children 7 and up. The younger children were a little bored and were slightly confused as to where to look, as the dolphins move quickly and are hard to see. I would love to take the trip again at another time of year, as it is well worth the price and I have recommended it to my daughter as a fun place for a date.
Rating: 5
Cruise was definitely "A" rated!!
Mon, Mar 12, 12   12:00 PM Capaci Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
The cruise boat was very clean and orderly. Crew was A+. The only thing our group would have recommended would be for the captain to announce a tad more about the grey whales (ie: since Newport Coast is such a fashion hub, it would be interesting to note a fun fact such as "ambergris". It comes from the whales and is historical in the use of a fixative in the perfume industry. The captain was wonderful in announcing whale info, but possibly add 5% of fun details such as this. All in all GREAT EXPERIENCE and would do it again.
Rating: 5
Great Activity
Mon, Mar 12, 12   12:00 PM pdiddy222 Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We had a great time. The Dana Wharf facility has ample parking, friendly staff and clean boats. The captain's running narrative while we were out in the ocean was entertaining, educational and high energy. We saw at least four whales. Bonus round: a dozen dolphins followed the boat and played in the boat's wake for awhile. The captain glided by the harbour bouy on the return trip and gave us a close look and quick lesson about the seals/sea lion piled up in the float. I would highly recommend Dana Wharf Whale Watching trip.
Rating: 4
Looking forward to doing it again
Sun, Mar 11, 12   2:00 PM MONICASMS3 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our experience was very nice. We unfortunatley did not see any whales this time but we were issued a voucher for another try at it at our convienience. We did see sea lions and a pod of common dolphins.
Rating: 4
This was a pleasant and well-run activity.
Sun, Mar 11, 12   12:00 PM skroeger Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
All of our experience was very positive except that it was sometimes difficult to hear and/or understand what was being said over the speakers depending upon where we were located. Safety information at the beginning was almost unintelligible. Perhaps it could be given before the boat is underway. Crew members answered questions in a professional and friendly way when asked. This was a very enjoyable experience!
Rating: 5
First time and would do it again.
Sun, Mar 11, 12   11:00 AM BCorrales_45 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Very friendly and informatative crew. Had such a great time. I will be back to bring my grandsons!