Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,305 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 140 303 7 = 296 98% 4.5
Last 6 months 351 783 17 = 766 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 586 1,339 34 = 1,305 97% 4.6
All 4,489 9,314 330 = 8,984 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 493 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 344 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 197 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 Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
My 7 year old loved this activity!!!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, May 24, 11   12:00 PM 1yculp1 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I was initially concerned about a 2-hour catamaran ride. My 7 year old son loved it! I was the one popping pepto pills. The Captain was fantastic - my son followed him around asking questions and getting snacks the entire trip. We spent a week in San Diego - we did the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Legoland, Balboa Park, and the 2 things my son asked to return for were to hang out on the beach and go on the boat again. We didn't get to see any whales, but we saw Bottlenose dolphins, Common dolphins, and Sea Lions. I will definitely be booking again with Dana's Wharf! The Captain and his crewman were enthusiastic, patient, and welcoming!
Rating: 5
Great time
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, May 24, 11   12:00 PM aroundtheweb Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great time will do it again. Boat clean and crew very informative.
Rating: 3
Staff was friendly
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, May 22, 11   5:00 PM samanelson Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
The trip was ok, however I didn't feel that the crew tried too hard to find sea life.
Rating: 4
So much fun, we did it again 2 days later
Sun, May 22, 11   12:00 PM Sugarpeeps Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
While we didn't see any large whales, the crew made sure to find us a great little pod of Rizzo dolphins and a few bottlenoses - it was great fun! We went out again two days later, again no large whales, but common dolphins everywhere - it was a blast to watch those little guys swim along with the boat, so close they actually splashed you when they jumped from the water!
Rating: 5
Excellent staff and a fun time
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, May 21, 11   5:00 PM gjmoreau Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
The staff is friendly and the boat crew were very knowledgable of the area. On our trip out, we were put in the middle of a pod of approximately 500 common bottlenose dolphin and got some great photos. No blue whales, but if you go out expecting to see a blue whale, I think you are setting yourself up for a disappointment. It's a great time, go out and expect to at least see some dolphins and other sea life.
Rating: 3
Great activity, subpar boat crew.
Sat, May 21, 11   10:00 AM jholley12 Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Enjoyed the day fishing, especially since it was a small group. I could imagine it getting too crowded with a full load. Only real complaint was in regards to the crew. A bunch of young kids who seemed more interested in their time joking around with eachother. Even decided they should clean the boat with everyone on board, having us move out of their way. They could use a reminder of where their paychecks come from. If I'm in the area again, I'll shop around. But not a bad outing for the price.
Rating: 4
We had a great time!
Fri, May 20, 11   10:00 AM don22136 Male 70+ Local Other
Took my grandson (19 yrs. of age) and the weather was a bit cloudy at the start, but the sun came out in the early afternoon. Fishing wasn't great, but most everyone caught fish. We met some nice people from Egypt and helped them with their fishing tackle as they had no saltwater fishing experience. The crew were all extremely helpful and patient with everyone. It was an enjoyable day on the water.
Rating: 3
Trip cancelled tickets returned bad weather
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, May 15, 11   5:00 PM kamots Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Went out 40min returned to shore tickets returned
Rating: 5
BEST E TICKET RIDE EVER!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, May 15, 11   5:00 PM JanetHolley Unspecified Unspecified Local Group of Friends
The Captain and C0-Captain know their stuff. The water was rough and they handled it like the "Biggest Catch". They were pleasant, definitely professional and had the knowlege of the water and boat plus the gift of taking control and transmitting to the passengers "you are in good hands". They provided security of mind and body along with some wonderful laughter and fun. We had over rwo dozen in our group all mixed ages . They get an A+ from our group. Janet Holley of Menifee California
Rating: 5
Really excited!
Sun, May 15, 11   12:45 PM Dorislup Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
Very nice fishing trip!Especially for my boys who enjoyed it a lot!Sorry for them that they did not catch any fish.Maybe next time!
Rating: 5
Excellent Trip
Sun, May 15, 11   12:45 PM voodoovo Male 40-49 Local Individual
Trip was pleasant , the crew were extraordinary helpful!!!
Rating: 4
1/2-Day Trips great for the kids
Sun, May 15, 11   12:45 PM signboydan Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Dana Wharf does an excellent job of getting the kids involved on these 12-day trips, especially the 12:45 Sunday trips. If you want more room and less kids, try the morning or twilight trips, or the 3/4 day trips. Tip: Use a 3 to 4 oz. torpedo weight and dropper-loop setup on these trips and you won't get tangled up as much...
Rating: 5
GREAT FISHING TRIP!!
Sun, May 15, 11   6:30 AM voodoovo Male 40-49 Local Individual
The weather was windy and fishing was tough; however, the crew made it a very enjoyable trip! I am looking forward to going out to Dana Point Wharf Sport fishing many more times!!!
Rating: 2
We went to catch fish, and didn't.
Sun, May 15, 11   6:30 AM Ross_Man Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Everything was great but we didn't catch any fish. As a result we will not be returning there.
Rating: 4
Great time with these guys.
Sun, May 15, 11   6:30 AM wleasure Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Always have fun on these charters. I wish their prices were more in the 25-35 dollar range. I would go more often.