Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,182 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 206 465 10 = 455 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 299 677 13 = 664 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 526 1,214 32 = 1,182 96% 4.6
All 4,345 8,999 323 = 8,676 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season 359 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale Watch 334 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 156 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 Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
The most amazing day for our family...
Sun, Mar 13, 11   8:00 AM lesalynn25 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My family and I went to Dana Point just to take a day on the ocean. We had such a great time looking for dolphins and whales. The pods of dolphins were wonderful,jumping right next to the boat all around each side. There were babies to adult dolphins. The childrens smiles of delight were the best, enjoying every moment...It made the family trip priceless with many memories to share...We will return again,and tell all our friends...The Haggstrom Family.
Rating: 5
Great idea for a family vacation
Sun, Mar 13, 11   8:00 AM diazk302 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
My family was in from out of town, and wanted to go whale watching. I found this boating service and I must say it was great! The price was fantastic, and the crew was very friendly and actually stopped the boat when my mother saw a whale. We were able to see a gray whale, and dolphins. The dolphins were the highlight of the trip for the small kids we had with us, they loved that they were swimming right next to the boat.
Rating: 5
Great Family Activity
Sun, Mar 13, 11   8:00 AM chainley Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We took our 6 year old and 9 year old out on the 8:00 boat ride having just arrived from Texas the night before (experiencing a 2 hour time differential and the morning daylight savings took effect)... obviously we did not take that into account when booking! However, despite the very early rise, we loved every second of it. We live on the coast of Texas, but have never had the opportunity to see whales. It was fantastic! The kids loved it and so did we. The boat was spacious, and the staff was great. I would strongly recommend dressing in layers and taking a high speed camera.
Rating: 4
very fun but extremely cold!
Sun, Mar 13, 11   8:00 AM rnovelli0 Female Under 20 Local Couple on a Date
It was very fun, we saw a gray whale and a ton of dolphins, but we went on the 8:00 - 10:00 am tour and it was absolutely freezing, so make sure you dress warm.
Rating: 5
Fun Time
Sun, Mar 13, 11   8:00 AM stephjost Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
It was super fun and would do it again.
Rating: 4
Very Nice!
Sat, Mar 12, 11   4:00 PM Mia6000 Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
I enjoyed it - nice people, nice boat, and saw some beautiful dolphins
Rating: 1
dont even have courtesy half price next time
Sat, Mar 12, 11   3:00 PM Yadeedya Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I book especially at this dana wharf where festival of whales is happening.My friend came all the way from texas. We never saw a whale. We didnt even get any courtesy half price next time coupons. Other locations like in balboa beach whale watching gave us coupons if we didnt see any whale. any ways they didnt even ask if were happy with the trip.
Rating: 4
fun
Sat, Mar 12, 11   3:00 PM DavidWangLA Male 30-39 Local Other
it was fun
Rating: 4
Recommended tour
Sat, Mar 12, 11   3:00 PM susancheung Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
We saw alot of dolphins and some whales. It definitely worth the ticket.
Rating: 5
Our Trip
Sat, Mar 12, 11   2:00 PM Erikarl Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
My husband & I took our boys (ages 12 & 15). We all had a wonderful time. Saw lots of common dolphin & Seal Lions. Unfortunatley we didn't see any grey whales. We were a little sad but we still had a wonderful time & would recommend going.
Rating: 2
Mid day whale watching a disappointment.
Sat, Mar 12, 11   2:00 PM RichardMalo Male 70+ Local Couple on a Date
Did not see any whales.
Rating: 3
Not Very Impressed
Sat, Mar 12, 11   1:00 PM syryn7 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
Saw a few dolphin in the beginning of the tour, other than that we were just taken aimlessly for over an hour around in hopes of catching a whale sighting. Not offered the guarentee of getting a 2nd ride free if no whale sighting. Animals are unpredictable but it seems it would be a better idea for this company to be constantly monitoring so when a tour goes out they head to where "the action is" instead of randomly driving around. (The tour who was right before us had 3 sightings so it's a wonder why we didn't just go straight towards that area).
Rating: 4
Day of Fun!
Sat, Mar 12, 11   1:00 PM Meowary Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Went on excursion in hopes of seeing whales - there were absolutely NO whales in sight. We did stumble upon a pod of dolphins which were pretty amazing and quite playful.
Rating: 5
Great way to start the day
Sat, Mar 12, 11   11:30 AM Lennig100 Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Although other providers are a little less dollars, yours is a better value when it includes a pre-lecture of the events and a continental breakfast for the morning trip. Great way to start the day.
Rating: 4
Very enjoyable trip guided by professionals .
Sat, Mar 12, 11   11:00 AM KenDopson Male 70+ International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My companion and I enjoyed the experience very much and our guides found a whale and gave us the opportunity of viewing it for several minutes before encountering a large pod of dolphins . The crew of the vessel were very professional and were very conversant in the habits and behaviour of the animals which made our experience more enjoyable . We highly recommend the Dana Wharf organization to others who want to enjoy the experience we had .