Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,306 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 144 313 7 = 306 98% 4.5
Last 6 months 355 793 17 = 776 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 587 1,340 34 = 1,306 97% 4.6
All 4,493 9,324 330 = 8,994 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 500 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 335 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 240 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 200 88% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 31 100% 4.7
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 4
it was worth the $
Fri, Apr 26, 13   10:00 AM sladewilson Male 20-29 Local Family Without Children
Took my dad and my brother on a fishin trip.the skipper got us on The fish the crew was great. Well be back.
Rating: 4
Hard to see whales
Thu, Apr 25, 13   12:00 PM DonHolmes Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We saw 6 whales, 3 females and 3 babies but they were so far off that we didn't really "see" them. Better than not seeing anything at all, but it was a little disappointing. Nice to be out on the boat, beautiful, sunny day and the sea was calm. Informative Captain, nice crew. Lots of Dolphins and saw a few Seals. I think I would do this again if we have out-of-town company that do not live close to an ocean.
Rating: 4
Barely out of harbor and sightings begin
Mon, Apr 22, 13   12:00 PM MaryAnnFlatt Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
We had family in from out of the country and they had been wanting to do this for some time. We had checked out many different companies before we settled on Dana Wharf. The reviews we read sold us on them. We had a doubter amongst our group that had already prepared himself to not seeing anything that day. As the boat exited the harbor on it's last turn passing the sea lions, a shout was heard of a sighting at 10 o'clock (meaning direction it was seen). We all turned in that direction to see a second sighting. The captain announced it was a mother and her young calf. We followed her a bit but gave her plenty of room so as not to scare or annoy them. We later came across another mother and her calf not too far away. The crew was friendly and the boat clean. We definitely will be recommending Dana Wharf Whale Watching cruises. My husband and I are already looking forward to our next cruise later this summer to see the blue whales migration.
Rating: 4
Fun
Sun, Apr 21, 13   6:30 AM virtuoso Male 20-29 Local Family Without Children
A very fun trip. Not many caught on the boat, but the few that did got some good sea bass. Make sure to bring cash on the boat with you. There are some extra stuff that you will need to buy once on the boat. Example: If you want to keep your catch you need to rent a fish bag for a buck. If you want to enter the daily boat derby $12. If you want your fish cleaned at the end of the trip is a buck per fish. Even with the few extras, it's more than worth it! Fun day out on the water even if you don't catch anything like me.
Rating: 5
Great Fun!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Apr 17, 13   12:00 PM blaustin Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The crew was awesome, although the water was choppy the day we went, the crew made the best of it and we did see a mother fin whale and her calf!
Rating: 5
Cruise was great
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Apr 17, 13   12:00 PM rekearns Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The captain did a great job of trying to keep the boat from washing as much as possible on a very windy day.
Rating: 1
Fishing sucked.
Fri, Apr 5, 13   10:00 AM ORVILLE97 Male 40-49 Unspecified Family Without Children
There were four people in our group and two of us caught fish, 1 each both small mackerel. According to the fish counts that we could see online it looked like they were averaging 384 fish per day for the prior 5 days and on 4/5 38 fish and then a full boat load of people we couldn't have been more then 4 miles at the most from the port and we don't even catch an average of 1 fish per person. I realized that is why it's called fishing and not catching but to only catch 10 percent of what they had been averaging the prior 5 days.
Rating: 5
fantastic
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Apr 3, 13   12:00 PM jonpetry Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We had a great time we saw a lot of dolphins and some whales, the captain was great, he would tell us where to look for the whales and he made sure both sides of the boat could get a good look at the whales
Rating: 5
Enjoyed the whole trip.
Fri, Mar 29, 13   10:00 AM Jayne509 Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Not only did we have a great time seeing all the dolphins and the fin whale, but the captain of the boat was very knowledgeable about all the sea life and provided and detailed explanation of what we were seeing. All of us had a great time.
Rating: 4
had a great time. need more whales
Fri, Mar 29, 13   10:00 AM gtsbiker Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
had fun. crew very informative and friendly
Rating: 5
Whale Watching
Thu, Mar 28, 13   10:00 AM robertfishn Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I would highly recommend this company to others for whale watching. The guide was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about the whales. It certainly helped that we saw whales within 20' of the boat but beyond that I felt it was a great crew that would make the most of every trip out.
Rating: 5
Was a great time, crew was very friendly.
Sat, Mar 9, 13   1:00 PM gdackerm Unspecified Unspecified Local Family Without Children
We went out after the rain showers the day before, ocean was a bit choppy but we like those conditions. Within a few minutes we came right up to a killer whale, Shamu in her natural habitat! The boat followed her along for several minutes and we got very close. My daughter is taking Marine Science in college so it was very lucky for her to see the Orca on her frist whale watching trip
Rating: 4
Whale Festival Dana Point
Sun, Mar 3, 13   8:00 AM neilwesley Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
I saw the Ad on an EMail from Fast Trax. Loked like a good activity. I bought (2) tickets on line. Nice and Easy. It turned out to be a beautiful day. We saw the first grey whale for the festival thi syear as well as many many dolphins, seals and more. The (2) hour ride was almost too fast. As we were on the 8:00 A.M. tour, afterwards we spent the rest of the day enjoying the activities in the area and then taking a romantic trip up the coast to Laguna Beach. We will do again!
Rating: 5
Incredible commentary from the head guide.
Sun, Mar 3, 13   8:00 AM NCarpenter Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
He was informative and entertaining - a tough combination.
Rating: 3
pricy and little to no fish
Sun, Mar 3, 13   6:30 AM ANNA92688 Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
We love fishing. We fish almost every weekend. We fish on a boat with the Dana Warf Sportfishing, about 1 to 3 times a year. We don't go that often with them because the total price is too much and fishing has been slow. The crew members are really nice and helpful. They taught us how to tie the hook on better with an easy, but strong knot. Some people catch big ones and even interesting ones. On these trips I have seen moray eels caught and even a large shovel nose guitar fish. We almost always see dolphins and sea lions. It's nice to be out there, but you may not get you money's worth. Some days of fishing are great, while other are not. I would suggest to just fish off of a pier you like best, you might have a better chance. We fish at San Clemente pier a lot. We hope fishing will be good for all people, so fishing on the boat might be worth it. Good luck fishing everyone, no matter where you fish, how you fish, or who your with.