Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,322 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 132 277 14 = 263 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 300 655 18 = 637 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 611 1,356 34 = 1,322 97% 4.5
All 4,659 9,684 344 = 9,340 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 697 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 316 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 204 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 94 100% 4.8
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 11 100% 4.6
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 Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Great Excursion
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Jul 9, 11   5:00 PM bethmarin Female 30-39 Combination Family Without Children
We went on the evening cruise between 5 and 7 PM - there had been whale sitings reported throughout the day, so we were taken out to an area where they had been feeding. We followed the activity of one whale for much of our trip until the whale's surfacings became too erratic. Noting that it was most the likely the end of a feeding cycle for "our whale", the captain quickly changed course to view another whale in the area. The crew was helpful and provided informative commentary about the whales and their feeding and migration patterns. And the sightings were breathtaking and worth the wait. We enjoyed our trip and would recommend it to anyone who is willing to be flexible, as there is no guarantee that you will get to see the whales during your trip.
Rating: 5
Amazing Anniversary Trip!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Jul 9, 11   5:00 PM sukabear Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My husband and I took this cruise for our 3rd wedding anniversary. It was absolutely amazing! I know a lot of it is circumstancial, but we saw 2 blue whales on our trip!!!!! One of them was almost right next to boat. One of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. The crew was also very nice and informative and we learned a lot about the whales. It was also nice that the crew was very strict about some small children that were being loud and obnoxious. They quieted them down so everyone else could enjoy the trip. It was much appreciated :)
Rating: 5
Never a disappointing experience!
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Sat, Jul 9, 11   2:00 PM sjtracey Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We've been out whale watching with Dana Wharf many times, and have never been disappointed. Even on cruises when we haven't seen any whales, the crew does its very best to make it an enjoyable trip, and will seek out (enormous!) pods of dolphin or other sea life to share with the visitors. On our most recent trip this weekend, though, we saw more blue whales than we could keep track of. Through the entire two hours, Captain Larry shared all kinds of interesting facts and information about them as well. It was a trip that we'll never forget!
Rating: 5
Great Experiance!
Sat, Jul 9, 11   12:00 PM kostia26 Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Friendly crew! Will defiantly go again!
Rating: 5
A great experience. Would do this again.
Thu, Jul 7, 11   5:30 PM jeqberry Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Enjoyed it, but was too short, will do a 3/4 boat nxt time.
Rating: 3
Just okay
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Thu, Jul 7, 11   2:00 PM jt8869 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Did not see any whales or dolphins so a little disappointed.
Rating: 5
Epic Adventure!
Wed, Jul 6, 11   5:30 PM Kasondra Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I would highly recommend the evening cruise. There is nothing like it! The crew was amazing, they were all very respectful and knowledgeable. Watch the sun go down as you fish for sea bass...who could ask for more? Definitely going to do this again!
Rating: 4
Enjoy the Boat Ride
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Jul 6, 11   5:00 PM MaryFWong Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
The evening we went whale watching was perfect.. calm sea's, warm weather, boat not crowded.. so it was an enjoyable outing for us and my brother and his family visiting from the East Coast. I will say the captain and crew knew where to look and we hung out with the fin whale that was around....saw a pod of dolphins WAY OUT in the distance which were closer to shore and on the way back in - stopped to visit a couple of sea lions hanging out on the buoy. Pretty much that was it... If I did it again, I would definitely do it on 1/2 price Tuesday or wait until Whale Season Migration. The boat was clean, but I don't think the experience was above and beyond, captain and crew had very little interaction with the passengers but didn't hesitate to direct passengers to the tip jar at the end of the 2 hours.
Rating: 4
Nice, roomy boat with accommodating crew.
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Wed, Jul 6, 11   12:00 PM Meyersdg Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Nice, short trip, just enough for small kids, especially if there are not many whales to find. A little expensive for what you get, however. Coupons don't save much.
Rating: 3
Just OK
Tue, Jul 5, 11   5:00 PM craigwilsey Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
It was very boring. The boat was crowded and there was no place to sit. Brought along 2 elderly family and was told they could go down below and sit inside where you could not see anything. The crew gave very little narration over the 2 hrs. Saw no whales or any sea life whatsoever. Crew gave very little narration. Since they found no whales on the tour they did hand out free ticket to come again but most people commented they probably wouldn't use it. For 1/2 price it is an ok value for someone who wants to get out on the water on a slow moving vessel but I would not pay full price.
Rating: 5
Great trip!
Mon, Jul 4, 11   5:30 PM mikejones Male 20-29 Local Family With Children
Crew is great, captain found good spots where fish were biting.. Took 10lbs of bass with us! Highly reccomend the wharf... Go on a longer trip!
Rating: 5
Great Wonderful!
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Mon, Jul 4, 11   12:00 PM patfin64 Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We had friends that wanted to see dolphins and we did so! No whales this trip but maybe next time,.
Rating: 5
Awesome
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Jul 3, 11   5:00 PM Kconverse Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Although we did not see any whales, we saw dolphins and other marine wildlife. The crew were very courteous and enthusiastic. I would recommend this tour with friends and family.
Rating: 5
Great family fishing trip
Sun, Jul 3, 11   12:45 PM CliftonClark Male 40-49 Combination Family With Children
The crew was helpful. The captain helped my 8 year old fly catch a couple of bass and it made his day. We went home with 9 fish and we all had a great time on the Reel Fun! We had seven people aged 8, 11, 23, 25, 27, 47, and 49.
Rating: 5
Smooth ride, great crew
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Sun, Jul 3, 11   12:00 PM rohmann Male Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Being from San Diego, we're used to the idea that Southern Cal whale watching was limited to grey whale migration, so were pleasantly surprised to learn of the blue whales off Dana Point in the summer. The price is reasonable for a two hour ride, the crew knowledgable and congenial, and the catamaran fast and smooth. Though whales had been spotted the day before, we didn't encounter any this trip, but did see three species of dolphin and had a great time. Will definitely do this again.