Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,182 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 207 468 10 = 458 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 299 677 13 = 664 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 526 1,214 32 = 1,182 96% 4.6
All 4,345 8,999 323 = 8,676 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 334 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 156 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 Reviewer Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 2
Too crowded and with few small bites
Tue, Nov 11, 08   10:00 AM waiche Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
There were too many anglers on board. Lines got tango up all the times. The rental equipements were poorly maintain and didn't work. People just grab others rental rod at the end of the trip made me had to find one rented by another person. There weren't big fish for that trip. It's very disappointing trip.
Rating: 5
Great Day
Sat, Nov 1, 08   12:00 PM KevinDaily Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Was very enjoyable.
Rating: 4
Sum Fun
Sun, Oct 12, 08   6:30 AM edwardono Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
It was ok for taking friends that have never been deep sea fishing. However, the Captain kept moving around and picking "not so great areas" I felt we moved around too much wasting valuable fishing time.
Rating: 1
THE BAIT WAS TOOOOO BIG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tue, Oct 7, 08   10:00 AM ErnestoB Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We were given bait that was almost as big as the fish we were trying to catch!!!! I know this because I have taken this tour before. I really feel ripped off this time!!!! We would have had a better time fishing in a bathtub, than trying to catch fish with the huge bait we were given!!!!!!!! Very, very, very disappointing!!!!!!!! We will probably not book with them again!!!!!!
Rating: 4
Positive Experience
Tue, Sep 30, 08   10:00 AM jonothan78 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Weather was great! Crew was helpful and curtious. Fishing was slow but I would recomend the outing to everyone.
Rating: 5
Dana Wharf rocks
Sun, Sep 28, 08   12:00 PM steve6847 Male 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
Dana Wharf Sportfishing is a great landing for fishing. It's easy to get to, close parking, no long walks on the dock when you are carrying your gear and a great staff. Every person in the shop and on the boat was friendly and helpful. The boat captain worked hard to put us on the fish. I've never had a fishing trip go this smoothly. We completely enjoyed our trip and will be back again real soon.
Rating: 5
The trip was awesome
Sat, Sep 27, 08   5:30 PM vokuma Female 40-49 Local Other
This was my first time out fishing in the ocean. My son and I had a lot of fun and we caught a few fish. The crew was wonderful and so helpful with getting the fish off the hooks and dealing with tangled lines!!! The service was excellent!
Rating: 4
great trip all around
Mon, Sep 15, 08   10:00 AM renthelptx Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The wife and I went on the half day trip in the middle of september. The crew was extremely helpful and the trip was a blast. Good fun for everyone involved and un-like everything else in california they did not nickle and dime you to death. Next time we are in the L.A. area we will go out again and maybe an even longer trip. Capt. and crew of the Clemente you guys Rock. Mike W Dallas TX
Rating: 5
Highly Recommend
Fri, Aug 29, 08   1:00 PM mbmjr48 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The crew was great. The catamaran cruise had just the right number of people. Not too crowded. While we did not get to actually see any large whales, we did get to see a large school of offshore bottlenose porpoise. Very exciting watching how close they came to the boat. Highly recommend for anyone local or visiting the area for the first time.
Rating: 4
Tue, Aug 26, 08   10:00 AM bandeg Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The bait was great......was hoping to spend more time fishing, but it took quite quite a while to load the bait. Other than that, it was a great experience.
Rating: 5
A Unique Experience
Mon, Aug 25, 08   1:00 PM jkrueger Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
While we did not see any whales on our trip, the dolphins made the trip worthwhile! Our 8 year old son loved seeing the dolphins swim around us and under us. This trip is something you will never forget.
Rating: 5
Excellent fun outing with your family
Thu, Aug 21, 08   12:00 PM kotimothy Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Kids had a blast, highly recommended for family outing.
Rating: 1
smallest boat in the fleet
Thu, Aug 21, 08   6:30 AM eddyberry Male 40-49 Local Individual
over crowded conditions made day with 9 year old son hard, i couldnt even fish next to him so i didnt fish at all the whole day i will not be returning to dana point any more!
Rating: 5
Dolphins galore!
Wed, Aug 20, 08   4:30 PM ljtart Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We didn't see any whales but we saw a pod of dolphins that were very playful and interactive with the boat. It was quite a sight! The ride was very smooth, no one in our party got sea sick :) The crew was very informative and made me feel quite safe. We would take this adventure again someday.
Rating: 3
Mixed thoughts on the sportfishing
Tue, Aug 19, 08   12:00 PM dstringham Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Two 48 year old women and a 15 year old teenage girl. The teenage girl got very seasick despite taking bromine beforehand. That's just her... A 5 hour time gets tiring to have to stand the entire time. Great bait, good fishing spots and some good fish for all. I caught and released. The crew were very helpful for those who had never sea fished before.