Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,302 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 142 310 7 = 303 98% 4.5
Last 6 months 352 786 17 = 769 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 585 1,336 34 = 1,302 97% 4.6
All 4,495 9,330 330 = 9,000 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 500 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 338 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 231 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 202 88% 4.2 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 Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience
Tue, Apr 21, 09   12:00 PM Susicarb Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
My husband and I went for a short getaway and we were not disappointed. It was a beautiful day
Rating: 4
Fun trip!
Tue, Apr 21, 09   10:00 AM mtnhop Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was a fun tour even though we didn't see any whales. We did see a few different species of dolphin as well as sea lions!
Rating: 3
Nice boat ride
Sun, Apr 19, 09   12:00 PM ahallgren Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed the boat ride. The staff was great, attentive. We thought the cost of the activity was reasonable but were dissapointed that we didn't see any whales or dolphins. So it was basically just a ride out on the ocean. We did get rain check or "whale" check tickets to use at another time but that's hard when you have guests visiting from out of town. We will try using the tickets next year and maybe try to go out in March instead of April.
Rating: 5
Great Crew
Sat, Apr 18, 09   6:30 AM asakai Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
My son was celebrating his 12th b-day and as a tradition he chooses what he would like to do on his b-day with me (dad). He always chooses fishing. The weather was wonderful, but the fish weren't biting but the crew and captain were excellent and my son and I had a great time. It's all about building memories and our experience with Dana Sportfishing has always given us good ones even when the fish don't bite.
Rating: 5
Beautiful experience!
Fri, Apr 17, 09   12:00 PM trishkeenan Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We really had a great time! The ocean was calm and the sky was blue. Since we only got to see just a few dolphins, seal and otters (and unfortunately no whales), the crew extended their 'whale check' so all of us received a return trip..... we would be back regardless. The crew was great (and provided a lot of interesting fish facts to the guests) .... the boat was pristine (even the bathrooms). Thank you for a wonderful afternoon!
Rating: 4
A fun day trip
Tue, Apr 14, 09   10:00 AM jillbarrera Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We took our three children, ages 14, 12, and 10 on the 1/2 day fishing trip. We went on 1/2 day Tuesday to save a little money ($19.95 each), also had to pay about $13 each for rod & reel, and anyone over 16 needs a fishing license for about $14. The weather was chilly, so glad that we wore long pants and had sweatshirts on. The boat was a little rough, and our youngest got sick. Should have taken dramamine. The crew was very friendly and helpful and gave us simple lessons, helped us bait our hooks in the beginning, and took our fish off the hook. For those who wanted to take their fish home, the crew also filleted the fish. It seemed as though most people caught at least one fish. There was quite a variety - one man even caught a small octopus. Our family caught a total of 7 fish, but threw them all back. They had food available in the galley - breakfast burritos in the a.m., and burgers at lunchtime. I thought it was reasonably priced. We all had a burger, and they were great! You can also bring your own food on the boat, but no alcohol. They do sell beer on the boat. We all had a fun time, and were happy that we caught some fish. glad that we only did the half day trip, as it was even a little long for the kids.
Rating: 5
Great activity - worth the money.
Tue, Apr 14, 09   10:00 AM allanalexand Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Trustworthy business offering great value for the money. We did not see Whales, but the migration was pretty much finished by the time we took the trip. It was not the fault of the tour. Otherwise, the trip was fantastic, and they did a good job getting us the pass which converts to tickets at the Dana Point activity (whale watching). Have fun!
Rating: 5
just GO!!!!
Sun, Apr 12, 09   12:00 PM marylinedd Female 40-49 Combination Family With Children
very pleasant time aboard although we didn't see any whale....we enjoyed the dolphins and sunfish!!!
Rating: 5
Fantastic Experience
Sun, Apr 12, 09   10:00 AM CecileKay Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My family had the most wonderful time on this cruise. The boat is spacious, clean, and beautiful. It has ample seating with large tables to relax both inside and outside. There are three levels to it, making it interesting to move about the boat and experience the cruise from different perspectives. They have a very nice food service on board at reasonable prices in case you didn't bring your own. The three men in the crew are friendly, informative, and delightful. We saw sea lions and a huge pod of dolphins which were thrilling to watch as they swam and jumped all around us. We didn't see any whales but honestly it didn't matter because the whole experience was marvelous with the dolphins and everything else I mentioned. Apparently dolphins are part of the whale family, so technically we got what we paid for. The best money we spent on our California vacation!!!!
Rating: 5
Oustanding Adventure!
Sat, Apr 11, 09   1:00 PM GlendaKay Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The catamaran is an neat boat ride if you have never experienced one. We saw a pod of dolphins,and sea lions. The captian of the boat did an outstand job looking for sea life. He found a "sun fish" the marine biologist was extremely helpful in tell about everything. There was also a marine biologist who had been following the whales from up north down south and was head back up north with them. She was recording the sounds they make. We were fornuate for her to share them with us.
Rating: 4
Peaceful Journey
Tue, Apr 7, 09   12:00 PM lkmchugh Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I suggest going on this cruise during the morning hours. We went at 12:00 noon and most of the 2 hours were spent sailing along the sea looking at birds. We did finally spot a grey whale on our way back to shore. It was an awesome sight, as he surfaced several times. We would have liked to see dolphins too, but we didn't. Having gone on a morning cruise in Dana Pt. before, I know the dolphins are more abundant during the morning hours. The nice thing about this cruise line is that if you don't see any dolphins or whales on your cruise, they will issue you a ticket to come again.
Rating: 5
Great staff
Tue, Apr 7, 09   12:00 PM bmwlaguna Male 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
Great polite staff
Rating: 5
Tue, Apr 7, 09   12:00 PM hecrod Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
We had a great time, and we had a once in life time experience when a grey whale jumped out of the water, IT TRUELY WAS AMAZING, and with the pictures to prove it.
Rating: 5
great time at sea
Tue, Apr 7, 09   10:00 AM melnbri Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
nice smooth ride. no whales but sea lions and large pod of dolphins swimming and jumping alongside the boat - quite amazing. food and drink also served - good and reasonably priced.
Rating: 5
Very exciting trip!
Mon, Apr 6, 09   2:00 PM makraft Female 40-49 Combination Family With Children
We had first time visitors with us to Ca. and they loved the trip. We saw dolphins and a grey whale, that fluked several times. Our captain was a great narrator with some interesting facts. We really enjoyed ourselves!