Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,179 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
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= Overall
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Last 3 months 206 465 10 = 455 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 298 674 13 = 661 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 525 1,211 32 = 1,179 96% 4.6
All 4,344 8,996 323 = 8,673 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
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Rating
% Positive Average
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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 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 Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
An amazing whale watching excursion!
Sat, Feb 12, 11   4:00 PM MATTBARR2011 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Let me start out by saying that this is our family's 5th whale watching experience with Dana Wharf. The fact that we come back yearly should speak volumes alone. We have been fortunate enough to see not only dolphins and seals, but a whale or two every time we've gone. Is this typical? Probably not. But, if you don't go, you will never see a whale! :) It's kinda like the lottery, you have to play to win!. So, expect to be thrilled by the experience, At the very least, It's always a good day for a boat ride in beautiful Orange County. Bring plenty of cash for drinks and snacks, (a large bloody marry is $10). Dress appropriately, wear layers of clothing and a hat. Wear shoes that make sense. You can wear your heels ladies, but if you do, then you deserve to fall in! Expect to be standing most of the time. The boat can get crowded and seating is limited and availability depends on the vessel. Have a good attitude. Be nice to strangers and the staff. Side note, we always go on the last cruise of the day. The sunsets are breathtaking and the captain tends to take his time getting back.
Rating: 5
Great afternoon on the water
Sat, Feb 12, 11   2:00 PM kyzcno Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Even though the grey whale eluded us, we were honored with the playful antics of a HUGE group of Common Dolphin! We had a wonderful time!
Rating: 5
Unbelievable Experience
Sat, Feb 12, 11   12:00 PM Gruenewald Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
My husband and I took relatives and friends who were visiting us from VA, CT and KS. We had the most exciting ride ever. The day was perfect. We saw whales going south and whales going north which is quite unusual we found out. Some of the whales showed off their tails while other jumped clear out of the water. We saw about 8-10 whale jumps. Then as we were returning, a group (there were so many we could not count them) came along side our boat and put on a show for us . They were swimming with us and jumping up and out of the water. It was more that we ever exxpected and the Captain said it was the best trip of the season. I highly reccomend this trip to everyone of all ages.
Rating: 5
Saw several whales, scores of dolphins
Sat, Feb 12, 11   12:00 PM jbduncan68 Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Good staff!
Rating: 5
The Catamaran Whale Watch is the only way to go!
Sat, Feb 12, 11   11:30 AM smccowan Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
The crew was fantastic. The boat was clean and comfortable. The number of passengers was very manageable. The dolphins were playful and the whales were very accommodating! A wonderful adventure all around!
Rating: 5
Great adventure!
Sat, Feb 12, 11   11:30 AM salvngs Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
I took my wife on this tour and while we only caught brief views of the whales just interacting with the dolphins was worth it. Chad and Zack were very friendly and very helpful. Chad knows how to get the dolphins excited which makes for great action photos. They tried so hard to give us a better look at the gray whales and we appreciate it.
Rating: 2
Captain couldn't get us on the fish
Sat, Feb 12, 11   10:00 AM byucoug29 Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
I am VERY disappointed with this trip. I took my eight year old son out deep sea fishing for the first time and we didn't catch a single fish. In fact to boat of 40 plus people only caught 7 total. It was sad to see this little boy wishing so desperately to catch something and the captain couldn't get us on the fish. He moved the boat six different times, we left the dock late and we returned late making me late for a very important appointment I had. I will be going fishing again but with another company that can get my son on the fish. I won't be recommending this
Rating: 5
great for all ages
Fri, Feb 11, 11   12:00 PM mrslaurapark Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
We had grandma/grandpa with us, as well as children (under 1 up to 5 yrs) and it was a wonderful experience. The crew seemed very knowledgeable, and we were able to see these amazing creatures. I highly recommend this trip and Dana Wharf.
Rating: 3
Short But Bitter Sweet
Sun, Feb 6, 11   12:45 PM maleika Unspecified 30-39 Local Family Without Children
The trip was reasonably priced. The staff were helpful and pleasant to fish with. We had a nice time, but unfortunately we went on a slow day and were unable to take any fish home. We will go again after March 1st.
Rating: 5
Great 89th birthday gift
Sat, Feb 5, 11   2:00 PM irmalanglois Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
It was my father's 89th birthday, he had never been on the ocean and eager to see Whales and Dolphins. While we did not see a whale, we had the adventure of our lifetime as the captain spotted a large group of dolphin of all ages. They stayed close to our boat for what seemed like and hour. It was an incredible experience for my father as well as my 19th year old son. We had an amazing time!
Rating: 5
Very cool way to spend a few hours on a Saturday!
Sat, Feb 5, 11   12:00 PM cameronfam Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Even though we didn't see any whales, we did see a very large pod of dolphins out and about.....seemed like thousands of them! It felt great being out on the water and the captain gave a nice narration of all that was going on around us, especially of the type of dolphins we were seeing. We had a great time and it was very relaxing!
Rating: 5
It was a great experience
Sat, Feb 5, 11   12:00 PM cisi1119 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
I took my 7 year old twins and they loved it!
Rating: 3
Didn't catch anything but a buzz...
Sat, Feb 5, 11   10:00 AM jisaac1 Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
It was fun for the most part. The crew was cool; however, it would have been nice to real something in.
Rating: 4
loads of fun
Fri, Feb 4, 11   10:00 AM markhall Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
fun to get out on the ocean and hope for fish. The crew was very friendly and help full. Would recomend this for any group of friends for a fun day away from the office.
Rating: 2
The fishing was terrible
Fri, Feb 4, 11   10:00 AM Jstenger Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
The fishing was terrible they should have tried to move to different locations