Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,308 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 150 326 14 = 312 94% 4.5
Last 6 months 303 662 21 = 641 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 603 1,342 34 = 1,308 96% 4.5
All 4,648 9,661 344 = 9,317 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 682 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 312 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 203 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 97 100% 4.8
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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great time on the ocean
Sat, Feb 22  2:30 PM jeanilaw Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
went with 8 family members and everyone enjoyed being out on the ocean. at first all we saw was lots of dolphin but toward the end of our tour the Captain spotted some gray whales and followed them north along the coastline. we were late getting back but nobody cared because we were enjoying the whales and dolphins. the Captain was very informative. Loved it!
Rating: 5
Saw whales, as promised, as well as dolphins.
Sat, Apr 21, 12   12:00 PM jeaniem Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
The skipper and crew were awesome. There was a marine expert on board who narrated and explained behaviors. They let all the kids on board go into the wheel house and "drive" the boat. Although I had no children with me I thought this was a very wonderful thing. We saw whales, they explained how to spot them and track them. We saw so many dolphins it was like being in a Jacque Cousteau show. The dolphins were worth the price of the ticket!
Rating: 5
Captain made sure we saw whales
Tue, Aug 21, 12   10:00 AM JeanBrown Male 70+ Local Family With Children
Will do it again. Great trip
Rating: 3
Where's the fish
Thu, Aug 25, 11   10:00 AM jdurandesign Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Crew and day were great, but no fish. This is my second trip out of Dana Point and we only caught two. Out of a group of 40, the boat was lucky to catch 15
Rating: 5
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Sat, Mar 13, 10   12:00 PM jdsmommy05 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
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Rating: 5
Great Experience
Fri, Dec 23, 11   2:00 PM jdoyle9999 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We were extremely happy with our whale watching cruise. We saw a whale, and watched it dive and come back up for a long time. We also saw lots of dolphins frolicking. The ride was nice and smooth and not too crowded. I would definitely recommend this cruise.
Rating: 4
Really cool
Tue, Mar 25  4:30 PM Jdomenico Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It was awesome to see gray whales up close in their natural habitat
Rating: 5
Great time!!
Sun, May 20, 12   6:30 AM jdny01 Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
My 7 yr old son and I had a fantastic time on the 6:30 am fishing trip. We enjoyed a great breakfast sandwich from the galley and had some great catches through out the day. Crew was extremely friendly and helpful. Highly recommend anyone to take one of their fishing trips. We are going back as a family with my other son and wife in 2 weeks and are we are all looking forward to it!
Rating: 5
Great time, great crew!!!
Sat, Apr 18, 09   6:30 AM jdny01 Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
Dana Wharf Sportfishing has great boats, great crews and they take you where the fish are!!! Highly recommend these guys..I go there everytime I want to fish!!!
Rating: 5
BEAUTIFUL DAY
Sat, Dec 6, 08   10:00 AM JDMUNGLE Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
WE HAD A BEAUTIFUL DAY OUT ON THE WATER. THE ONLY THING THAT COULD HAVE MADE IT BETTER IS IF WE WOULD HAVE SEEN SOME ''WHALE'S'' ALL WE SAW WERE COMMON DOLPHINS, SEA LIONS, SOME OTHER KIND OF DOLPHINS AND LOTS OF BIRDS. BUT NO WHALES. THEY SAY THEY DON'T LIKE THE SUN, THEY COME OUT BETTER ON CLOUDY DAYS. SO THE NEXT TIME WE WILL TRY IT ON A CLOUDY DAY.
Rating: 4
Lots of fun!!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Tue, Aug 11, 09   5:00 PM Jdavy86 Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
We didnt see any whales but tons of dolphins.. The boat ride was nice and the weather was perfect... We would love to come back again
Rating: 2
Don't call it a "whale watching" cruise
Sat, Aug 16, 08   4:30 PM jcvsfilms Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
It was supposed to be a "whale watching" cruise, but we didn't see any whales. We saw dolphins, but they don't justify the $30 price tag. We should have gotten a refund, in my opinion.
Rating: 4
Good time, no whales
Sat, Feb 4, 12   10:00 AM JCTucker Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We saw two types of dolphins, which would be especially cool for those who have never seen dolphins, but we were really hoping for whales. Since we didn't see any, we got a voucher for half off if we go again. Was there in mid-Feb, and it was a nice time out on the ocean. Boat was nice and clean, and the crew seemed to be searching pretty hard. We'll give it another shot.
Rating: 4
Fun but no whales....again!
Sat, Apr 5, 08   10:00 AM jcstonger Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
This is now our 3rd time whale watching here out of Dana Point, and the 3rd time seeing no whales. For the first 45 minutes we saw nothing, but then came across a very large pod of playful dolphins. This is in no way the fault of the guides, but still dissapointing. The kids ages 3 and 6 loved it regardles. We will probably give it one more shot next year, and then we will be done with it!
Rating: 5
Captain Brian and his crew were terrific!
Sun, Nov 17, 13   6:30 AM jcrocker73 Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Great day fishing with my family