Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,350 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 97 219 6 = 213 98% 4.5
Last 6 months 287 627 18 = 609 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 621 1,384 34 = 1,350 97% 4.5
All 4,679 9,733 344 = 9,389 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 727 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 323 98% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 203 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 94 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 3 100% 5.0
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 Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Blue whale watch
Mon, Aug 15, 11   12:00 PM Toyookaed Male 70+ Local Unspecified
Got good looks and photos of 3 blue whales feeding on 8/15/2011, 12:00 trip.
Rating: 5
Fantastic time. Great crew.
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Aug 14, 11   5:00 PM airics Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This is the first time for whale watching for my wife and I. I really did not know what to expect since it was out of whale migration season. This was definitely the best part of our vacation. Expecting only 1 or 2 whale sighting, the crew explained how unusual our trip was. We saw 10 or more whales and some very playful dolphins. I have the pictures to prove. A great experience!
Rating: 4
Pelicans, Pelicans everywhere!!
Sun, Aug 14, 11   12:45 PM signboydan Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Beautiful day, nice conditions...with exception of the Pelicans that would not leave us alone! The crew spent much of their time pulling hooks from the annoying pests. The jackpot fish was a small sand bass. The crew did a great job of trying to get us into a better spot, but the birds were relentless. Too bad the Pelicans didn't count towards the jackpot! I like this trip because I can bring my 10-year old son. People should know that the 12:45 boat is full of kids. If they don't like it, then they can book an earlier or later trip. I'll be back for a twilight trip on Labor Day!
Rating: 4
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Sun, Aug 14, 11   12:00 PM danielvillar Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
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Rating: 5
Excellent!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Aug 13, 11   5:00 PM skusheryan Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The captain was great at finding whales and informing us about them. We saw 6 or 7 blue whales!
Rating: 5
UNBELIEVABLE
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Aug 13, 11   12:00 PM cindyjett Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
CHRIS AND HIS CREW WERE AWESOME..LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF OUR ADVENTURE..I THINK WE HAD ABOUT 15 SIGHTINGS OF BLUE WHALES..ONE SURFACED 5 FEET FROM THE BOAT AND GOT EVERYONE WET... I WILL BE BACK WITH ALL MY FRIENDS .. A MUST SEE IF VISITING DANA POINT CINDY JETT
Rating: 5
Exciting Afternoon
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Aug 13, 11   10:00 AM susanekholm Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Making this excursion by boat made for a different experience. We saw several whales from a distance and were able to approach closely enough to see them blow and dive. Really topnotch adventure.
Rating: 4
Beautiful weather, calm sea, full moon, no wind.
Fri, Aug 12, 11   5:30 PM hbpete Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
It could not have been better with the perfect weather conditions and catching a lot of fish and a crew that was extremely helpfull. We are more than satified with DanaWharf's customer service. I would highly recommend this to eveyone. We'll be back. Thank you to the crew of the FUN SUM. great job, well done.
Rating: 5
ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR WEEK IN SOCAL
Fri, Aug 12, 11   12:00 PM scharpnick Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This cruise was a lot of fun. We saw dolphins and whales, and we were more than close enough for great photos and videos. Crew was knowledgeable and friendly.
Rating: 5
Fabulous whales
Fri, Aug 12, 11   12:00 PM pkbauer Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
Excellent Whale watching trip. Encountered a very large blue whale and was able to see him surface 4 times. Was amazing. Captain very knowledgeable and was able to get a close view without disturbing this amazing creature. Also saw a couple of smaller whales and two large pods of dolphin who were feeding. Could not have been a better trip. Impressive
Rating: 5
Luck and Preparation
Fri, Aug 12, 11   12:00 PM susanekholm Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We were lucky to see blue whales at very close range. The catamaran was easily manueuvered into range; the ocean was exceptionally clear (and apparently tasty, judging by the number of whales feeding in the area). The catamaran was not crowded, so we could see from every angle. The naturalist was helpful, but I did not like the rock music playing onboard throughout the visit.
Rating: 4
Great Trip for the Price!
Thu, Aug 11, 11   5:30 PM jpfromoc Unspecified Unspecified Local Other
This trip was a good deal and the crew was fantastic. Just wasn't the night that the fish were biting. Maybe next time.
Rating: 5
Several Blue Whales and Hundreds of Dolphin
Thu, Aug 11, 11   12:00 PM hepnerlaw Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
The boat was roomy. The captain was full of great information. We saw 4 individual blue whales - quite a treat.
Rating: 2
Dana Wharf Sports Fishing
Thu, Aug 11, 11   10:00 AM vsener Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
I'd strongly advise you to ask if the birds are as aggressive (and numerous) as it was when we went! We spent more than half the time on the boat cutting and reconnecting weights and hooks to our lines because the pelicans were either eating the bait while casting out or getting tangled on the line while it was in the water. It was actually a bit miserable. Not to mention we caught very few fish. This was my fathers day present for my dad, and I felt terrible that it didn't have any great memories other than just being able to spend some time together tying knots!
Rating: 3
Just Okay, Not Great
Thu, Aug 11, 11   6:30 AM LEATHERNEK Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
We recently went out for a 1/2, which my family ended up calling the "mackerel" fishing trip, since that's pretty much all we caught. I was a bit disappointed to say the least. The two deck hands were okay, nothing great and the skipper seemed to be more interested in catching his own fish. I realize not every trip is going to be a home run, but I have to wonder about the fish counts they're putting up, as the count on this trip was pretty bad.