Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,316 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 187 408 12 = 396 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 373 819 20 = 799 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 597 1,347 31 = 1,316 97% 4.5
All 4,586 9,526 338 = 9,188 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
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Rating
% Positive Average
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 596 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 327 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 216 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 152 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 25 100% 4.6
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 Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Awesome !
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Sep 22, 09   1:00 PM sandykracht Unspecified 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We saw blue whales - it was great! We enjoyed the time on the ocean and were thrilled to get to see whales. We really were empressed - when we learned from a friend at the Catalina Island Marine Institute that many of the instructors there had never seen a blue whale - much less three in one day. They were empressed. Just a day on the ocean enjoying the sun is worth it!
Rating: 5
Highly Recommend!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Sep 22, 09   1:00 PM luannb Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The sun was shining, the ocean was fairly smooth and it was such a magically time, as we saw and experienced 5 beautiful Blue Whales and a couple of friendly dolphins along side our our catamaran. The crew was friendly and shared wonderful information about the whales and dolphins. Besides being with a great group of friends. Thank you for the experience. It was grand and I would highly recommend. LuAnn Budiselic
Rating: 5
It was a great time for me and my child
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Sep 20, 09   5:00 PM MichaelXYu Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
We saw four whales during the 2 hour trip, each time we were so excited when we spotted them. Oh, bring your best camera, as I regret I only had my phone camera with me. Still, the photos are great and beautiful. Crew members are very nice and friendly. A galley with snacks and drinks (yes, including alcohol) are very nice features for me, since I got there hungry. When the trip was about over, we saw dolphins in the hundreds, jumping and swimming, which was a great view and brought a lot of excitements as well. The boat was comfortable. I think it well worth the time and $$.
Rating: 4
Great Time
Sun, Sep 20, 09   10:00 AM Spadini Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
I took my 8-year old out for some Ocean fishing. We have taken this once before. Dana Point Sportfishing does a fantastic job with organization and ensuring everyone is taken care of. The captain does a great job making sure there is bite action with his knowledge of the area and what equiptment to use. I recommend this for anyone looking for Family fin!
Rating: 5
We had a great family reunion on this fishing trip
Sat, Sep 19, 09   12:00 PM susanmadison Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The staff on the boat were very friendly and helpful. When my fishing pole broke, one of the crew let me use his. My family had a great time.
Rating: 4
Fun and Relaxing
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Tue, Sep 15, 09   5:00 PM cathydelgado Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
When I first decided to go Whale Watching, I really didn't expect much. I thought that it would be something to do. I found that it was very relaxing on the boat as we headed out to see in search of whales and dolphins. As it turns out, we did see a whale. He was a 100 foot blue whale. He would go down for about 8 minutes and then surface again. Each time that he did this, the captain would let us know that he should be coming back up and to start looking for him. It was fun when he came back up since you never knew if he would be closer or would have traveled alittle farther along. It became a game of Find the Whale. It was quite enjoyable and I would definitely do it again.
Rating: 5
Everyone LOVED it!
Tue, Sep 15, 09   11:00 AM blittle Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My 65 year old dad said it was one of the coolest experiences of his life! His wife agreed. Warning: several of the people in our group who waited til they were on board to take motion sickness medicine were miserably queasy the whole time. The one lady who usually has motion sickness took her medicine an hour before boarding as the directions state & she was fine. So take some over-the-counter motion sickness medicine and you'll be in for the experience of a lifetime. Think you can do without it, and you are gonna ruin a great experience. Sighted: whales, dolphins, sea otters and everyone loved it!
Rating: 4
alot of fun
Tue, Sep 15, 09   6:30 AM scupet23 Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
we fished at about 3 sites and caught alot of fish for a half day trip it was really fun and the crew was really helpful especially when getting me a beer i would recommend it to all
Rating: 3
Gear the trip for rookies
Tue, Sep 8, 09   10:00 AM dgeiger Male 40-49 Combination Family With Children
Two things: We spent about a fourth of the trip in a rough patch of water. Myself and few others got sick. Once we moved to smoother waters, I had a great time. The experienced fisherman were allowed to hog the back of the boat. I felt that it was a good old boys' club with these guys and the crew. That's why I rated the experience a neutral. Thanks, Randy
Rating: 4
An excellent high seas adventure...
Mon, Sep 7, 09   1:00 PM msummers Male 40-49 Combination Couple on a Date
This is a really great trip. I would have given 5 stars but it was lacking in the Marine Expert department but otherwise a great trip. As advertised we were supposed to get a 20 minute presentation and video on Blue Whale research as well as have a marine biologist on board to educate on Blue Whales and marine life as well as interact with our guests. They had some information boards present and a friendly bartender / crew but no presentation and no interaction. At least not for us and we didn't seek it out. The highlights...other than the beautiful weather we had. This is NOT a fishing charter boat used for whale watching durring its off time, it was a VERY VERY clean boat, comfortable galley, nice wide open bow, smooth ride, and very stable when stopped to watch the whales. The boat was not crowded. We had a small group of no more than 20 people on board so everyone had a good view. Once we spotted a whale we got a bit of interesting information about the whales and then the chase began. The whale would surface off in the distance and we woulld give chase. We did this about 4 or 5 times before our time was up and we had to return to port. All in all, we had a great time and would definatly do it again. I would recommend this trip to anyone.
Rating: 5
Great
Sun, Sep 6, 09   12:45 PM felipev1968 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
It was my son birthday gift. He wanted to go fishing we had a great time. Will return again.
Rating: 5
Experience of a lifetime
Sat, Sep 5, 09   11:00 AM ToddThomas Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My 12 year old son and I went out at 11:00 a.m. on 9/5/09. We would have enjoyed our excursion even if we had not seen a single whale. The crew was friendly and did a great job explaining the marine life that is found in that area. The boat was perfect with plenty of room to move around. The sandwiches that we purchased from the galley were outstanding. To top it off, not only did we see 2 huge blue whales up close but the crew put us in the middle of a pod of 800 to 1000 dolphin. I want to thank everyone at the Dana Wharf for an experience of a lifetime.
Rating: 5
Good Time
Fri, Sep 4, 09   12:00 PM Ogdough Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Crew is hard working and helpful
Rating: 2
wrong rental equipment
Thu, Sep 3, 09   10:00 AM kotimothy Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
I would suggest that if the boat will be fishing from the top, the rod rental should suggest casting type of rod. It's frustrating when everyone is catching fish by casting and we only have bottom fishing rod rentals.
Rating: 5
Blue Whale and dolphins sighted!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Tue, Sep 1, 09   5:00 PM ctudor Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Very well organised trip, spacious boat with plenty of seating. 10 dolphins were swimming very close to the boat and we saw a blue whale swimming with its calf .We then sighted another very large blue whale and several sealions. The whole family had a great time and there was sufficient space on the boat for everybody to have a good view.