Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,176 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 204 462 10 = 452 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 296 671 13 = 658 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 523 1,208 32 = 1,176 96% 4.6
All 4,342 8,993 323 = 8,670 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 331 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 153 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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Sun, Aug 2, 09   5:00 PM brentdarnell Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We saw two whales that surfaced six times, hundreds of dolphins,and a sea lion. It was an incredible trip.
Rating: 5
close encounter with dolphins and whales!
Sat, Aug 1, 09   11:00 AM timandsyl Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great boat, great crew, great sights.
Rating: 5
Whale Watchers
Fri, Jul 31, 09   5:00 PM conradhoppe Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
What a redeeming oceanic experience! I was hesitant at first because my wife and I got ripped off at the Long Beach Aquarium. Despite having 2 for 1 tickets, all we got to see were bus loads of school children, stroller brigades, and obnoxious parents. Gawd, I had obnoxious parents! This spur of the moment mid week pseudo date adventure extravaganza was worth it after 3/4 into the trip we found pods of dolphins (watching birds flocking for the anchovies being push up in the water). As we headed back to the shore, we FINALLY saw what we came / paid for, BLUE WHALES (AND ONE WITH A BABY). This is the kind of parent i actually enjoy seeing! Too bad, but my camera just died after getting a little bit of footage (. Anyhow, the captain and crew were cool, and the OCEAN ADVENTURES is NOT MONEY HUNGRY....THEY DON'T OVERCROWD THEIR BOATS! KUDOS TO A GREAT EVENING (5pm trip). EARLY DATE. AWESOME ADVENTURE.!!!
Rating: 5
Couldn't Have Asked For a Better Time
Fri, Jul 31, 09   1:00 PM chuckmartine Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
My wife and I went on a three day mini vacation to Laguna for our ten year anniversary. We scheduled the Whale watching for our last day. This two hour trip ended our vacation as it started {Completely Awesome}. We were fortunate to have a great Captain and extremely fortunate to see 4 blues and 2 Fin whales, not to mention the huge school of common Dolphin that were very playful. We spoke with others on board and found out that some had ventured out numerous times but never saw any whales, which is why we considered ourselves extremely fortunate to witness these gigantic mammals. It was the perfect whale watching trip to end a perfect 3 day vacation. Thank you Dana Wharf.
Rating: 5
Wale watching
Thu, Jul 30, 09   5:30 PM martkit1 Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Though we didn't see any whales we ran into hundreds of dolphins which were quite amusing to ride along side of. Weather and the sunset were awesome, and boat provided everything we needed with plenty of space to walk around. Quite a wonderful late afternoon journey. Great way to get away. Kids (and infant) loved it.
Rating: 5
Great fishing
Thu, Jul 30, 09   10:00 AM Leonard3 Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
My group from Utah had a wonderful time and made some great memories. The fishing was great and the only negative comment was that the kids didn't see any dolphins. Otherwise everyone was very satisfied!!
Rating: 5
Good trip
Thu, Jul 30, 09   6:30 AM dpavoni5278 Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
We had a great time-- caught lots of bass. One sheephead and a couple of rockfish to keep. I highly recommend.
Rating: 4
good day of fishing
Thu, Jul 30, 09   6:30 AM mtossetti Male 50-59 Local Other
Met my youngest son, three of this friends at Dana Point went on a 1/2 day boat. Everyone on the boat caught sand, calico bass, short barracuda and one nice halibut. The captain and boat hands were extremely courteous and helpful in assisting the fishermen in retying hooks, removing fish, bagging them, untangling line snags and cleaning the fish. Great 1/2 day boat for all.
Rating: 4
1/2 day trip
Wed, Jul 29, 09   10:00 AM klangwasser Male 40-49 Local Individual
good trip, not too crowded. crew was great and the fish were biting... can't complain about a day like that!
Rating: 4
Fun trip
Tue, Jul 28, 09   5:30 PM BobHoward Male 70+ Local Group of Friends
Well organized, enjoyable venture. Fishing slow (that's fishing), but weather outstanding. Deck hands good. Captain worked to find fish. Take pleanty of sinkers and hooks. I took my grandson (13). He caught one fish and had fun. On 1/2 price night, get there early as it gets busy if you need to rent rods. Zerve people very friendly and helpful.
Rating: 5
Tue, Jul 28, 09   5:30 PM beachcad Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Just do it
Rating: 4
Good time
Tue, Jul 28, 09   5:00 PM stubb00 Male 20-29 Combination Group of Friends
We had a good time. Saw a lot of dolphins which was cool but no whales, but overall had a good time.
Rating: 5
Blue Whales are amazing!
Tue, Jul 28, 09   1:00 PM pelzfamily Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were fortunate to spot not one but two blue whales. We were able to see them many times and they are massive. This excusion is perfect for the afternoon. We had a great time and the crew was friendly and helpful
Rating: 4
Tue, Jul 28, 09   12:00 PM jihara Male 40-49 Unspecified Unspecified
Rating: 5
A perfect trip to see marine mammals!
Tue, Jul 28, 09   11:00 AM andydale Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
We took my wife's sister and three kids who were visiting from Phoenix. They had never seen dolphins in their natural habitat before. We went on a Tuesday and the tickets were half price. This was an outstanding bargain. Although we saw no whales, the dolphins were just awesome. We were able to get up close to these wonderful creatures by leaning over the bow rail of the boat as they rode along with the wake. The catamaran is great, very smooth and stable, the crew is friendly and professional. Everything about experience was first class and I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to spend a couple of hours in the Pacific off beautiful Dana Point! We had such a good time my wife took another niece on the trip the following week.