Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,317 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 179 390 15 = 375 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 318 694 19 = 675 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 604 1,348 31 = 1,317 97% 4.5
All 4,631 9,623 341 = 9,282 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 665 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 317 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 208 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 113 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
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 Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
We saw two blue whales and a pod of dolphin
Sun, Sep 4, 11   2:00 PM bradhalderma Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
We had a brisk boat ride out as the captain wanted to catch up to the two whales seen earlier headed up the coast. Ocean swells of about 6 feet and 20 mph made for a fun ride for all as we bounced over the waves at the bow of the boat. What a thrill to see those two enormously beatiful creatures gliding accross the surface. Four or five breaths and a deep dive of approximately nine minutes each. We stayed with the whales for about five cycles. The footprint left on the surface demonstated the power these mamals possess. Rizo dolphins rarely allow boats to approach but they did not seem to mind us as we were able to stay with the pod on the surface during the nine minute intervals. So our trip was not dull waiting for the whales to surface and put on their short but spectacular show. We loved it.
Rating: 4
Entertaining two hours
Sun, Sep 4, 11   12:00 PM oconnortrip Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We enjoyed the Noon Whale Watching tour on the catamaran. The boat was clean and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The captain worked diligently to find whales. We had several great whale sightings that were quite impressive. We also really enjoyed the dolphin pod that we encountered. It was helpful that we did not have a full cruise. It would have been pretty crowded with a full boat. The view from the front of the boat was great and we all enjoyed ourselves. Our trip was pretty choppy, so if you have any problems with motion sickness, you need to prepare for that. The parking lot has a four hour maximum and they do have attendants patrolling the lot, so plan your trip so you fit into that time frame. The company doesn't provide permits for the two hour tours. We almost ran out of time because we had brunch before the tour.
Rating: 5
Great intro. to deep sea fishing!
Sat, Sep 3, 11   10:00 AM maldwir Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
I like the fact that there are experienced fishermen on board to help people out. Ducks kept getting my bait and the deck hands came to untangle them. They also helped out if someone's line got caught or tangled with someone else's line.They even fillet your fish for you for $1!
Rating: 3
Good trip
Sat, Sep 3, 11   6:30 AM MikeZenns Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
The overall trip was good. The Hands where helpful. Trip was smooth and eventful. Come time to leave I ask the deck hand where are the numbers on the sacks. He said I took them off. I asked him how am I suppose to find these 3 bags. Number 10,20 and,39. He replied oh I know where they are. So I said can you get them for me, and he said sure. Then he says I can't find them how many fish are you missing? To which I replied 3. He said someone must have taken them. No kidding I replied. I have been on trips in Oceanside, San Diego and other places too. And they all make sure this doesn't happen. So good trip poor deck hand. I will probably stick to what I am use to in the future. It's ok for catch and release but that wasn't want I was looking for in this trip. Also the other two guys that I was picking up the fish for were not to happy either. I still tipped him 5 dollars.
Rating: 4
Tue, Aug 30, 11   5:00 PM GAELPARENT Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Hundreds of dolphins and several blue whales. I have probably been on 50 or more whale watches and had a great time. Only complaint is not enough seating if you must sit get onboard early. happy watching enjoy
Rating: 5
Wonderful Catamaran Adventure!
Fri, Aug 26, 11   12:00 PM Tabbbey73 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The guide and crew of the catamaran were great and within about 20 minutes of the trip two Blue whales were spotted along with hundreds of Common dolphins. Our guide was very knowledgable giving us information about the blue whales and the Common dolphins. This was truly a wonderful experience and I would reccomend this two hour trip to anyone who enjoys the outdoors.
Rating: 5
a great event
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Thu, Aug 25, 11   2:00 PM doug2006 Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
had a great time - would recommend
Rating: 5
The trip was extremely enjoyable
Tue, Aug 23, 11   5:00 PM pchrystal Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The trip was handled with professionalism and enthusiasm. We actally had the opportunity to see two whales and the captain tried very hard to posiiton the vessel so we had photo opportuntiies. I was able to get some excellent photos of the whale and very much enjoyed seeing the dolphins and sea lion.
Rating: 5
A not-to-be-missed whale watching experience!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 23, 11   12:00 PM kimdeborah Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a fabulous time on this trip! We were fortunate enough to enjoy watching a pod of about 20 dolphins (including young ones) as they swam both sides of the catamaran as well as underneath us! We then discovered two blue whales and loved going between the two as each of them surfaced. It was a magical day and would highly recommend this amazing experience.
Rating: 5
Best well whale watching experience I have had!
Sat, Aug 20, 11   2:00 PM 123maizie Female 50-59 Local Other
Seeing Great Blue Whales had to be one of the most amazing experiencing I have had. The crew was accomodating, educational and entertaining. What a great day!
Rating: 5
Thoroughly enjoyed this event
Fri, Aug 19, 11   2:00 PM JEANLEBLANC Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
This was a very exiciting expidition. I enjoyed everything about this trip. The boat ride in itself was awesome and then to see all the dolphins; literally hundreds of them swimming right in front of and before the boat. Then we followed a blue whale which surfaced about every 10 minutes, just as the captain said. He was very informative.I got some great photos and video. I loved it and can't wait to do it again.
Rating: 4
I dont appreciate having to type
Fri, Aug 19, 11   12:00 PM kagriffen Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
I dont wish to enter this.
Rating: 5
Had a great time!
Fri, Aug 19, 11   10:00 AM jimeconomos Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
I took my 8 and 5 year old boys on thier first deep sea fishing trip. They caught lots of fish and they loved it. The crew was very helpful and it was a family friendly atmosphere.
Rating: 5
Wed, Aug 17, 11   2:00 PM justkiki2 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had heard about the whales being sited in and around Dana Point, and had heard good things about Dana Wharf, so we decided to book our trip! I loved the fact that there was a covered/ wind-blocked area to get out of the elements, and a spacious open deck for passengers of all ages! The crew knew exactly where to take us, and were very knowledgeable about the species of marine life around the area. We were not disappointed and had a great time seeing the Blue Whales, several species of dolphin and sea lions basking on a buoy! 2 hours of fun!
Rating: 5
It was a fun experience and I would do it again!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 16, 11   12:00 PM cynmiller Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We had a great day with many friends as there was a lot of relatives and friends together for an upcoming wedding. A great way to get to know each other.