Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,347 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 99 222 7 = 215 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 291 637 18 = 619 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 620 1,381 34 = 1,347 97% 4.5
All 4,678 9,730 344 = 9,386 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 320 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 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: 3
Good service and operation, lousy fishing day.
Sat, Jul 16, 11   6:30 AM johnmcgaffey Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Enjoyable day and company did their best to find the fish. Fish just did not bite today.
Rating: 2
You are on your own
Fri, Jul 15, 11   12:00 PM bruce9432 Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Lack of seating. The captain didn't rotate positions on the rail so we were stuck at the front of the boat for the entire trip. This was burdensom since the bait was in the back of the boat. This is my chief complaint about Dana Wharf, they don't see to it that the 'meek' get a fair share of fishing near the back of the boat. I've been out of Dana Wharf about 40 times and have only fished the back of the boat 6 times. The captains cater to regulars (intimidators) and don't see to it that "we" all paid money and would like the benefit of being near the bait and expanse of the rear of the boat. Never had that problem when I go to San Diego, it is worth it to me to make the hour drive
Rating: 2
Reel Fun should be retired
Fri, Jul 15, 11   12:00 PM sujohn Male 50-59 Combination Family With Children
There is no place to sit on this boat, we will fish again but never on the Reel Fun..
Rating: 5
Amazing experience!
Thu, Jul 14, 11   2:00 PM jmbanares Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I took my boyfriend out on this trip for his birthday. I've never been on a small boat before. I didn't know I would get so sea sick. However, even though I was dizzy for most of the trip, I don't blame it on the boat or the workers. Even though my head hurt for most of it, this trip was an awesome experience! Many of the reviews I read about this cruise said that they didn't see any whales. But we saw two huge blue whales! We saw a mom and a baby whale swimming next to each other! We even saw one of the whales FLUKE! We also saw a BUNCH of common dolphins! They played with our boat and swam with us. We even saw a tiny, baby dolphin! Seeing the magnificence of God's aquatic creations made the entire trip worth it, even though I got sick! There were only a handful of people on the boat, so it was very comfortable and friendly! I would recommend this to everyone. I would love to go on a trip like this again, but hopefully, I'll find a way to not get sick. :P
Rating: 5
Great fun, caught fish and we were treated well
Wed, Jul 13, 11   5:30 PM scshaws Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
The twilight trip was a nice evening and well worth the trip
Rating: 5
Amazing whale and dolphins
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Jul 13, 11   5:00 PM hunsukim Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
My daughter and I enjoyed a late afternoon on the Dana Pride (great boat, plenty of room). The captain spotted a Fin Whale even before we exited the harbor. We watched this whale as it made repeated dives after what the captaint described as a massive school of krill about 300 feet below. The water was 70 degrees and amazing green-purple color (wish I had my fishing pole). After hour and a half of admiring the whale, the captain turned the boat toward a school of 'common' dolphins. My daughter and I love the common dolphins. They are the smallest of the dolphin species but we think they are the prettiest. There were plenty of room at the front of the boat and we enjoyed watching the dolphins as they took turns 'riding' the wave in the front of the boat. In fact, one of the dolphin turned over to take a better look at us. What an amazing trip. This was the second time we took this trip and we will definitely be back again.
Rating: 5
great day
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Jul 13, 11   5:00 PM TyrusConner Male Unspecified Local Couple on a Date
The whole day was amazing, a good size boat with little rocking with the waves. We spotted a Fin back whale with in the first two minutes, and group of dolphins that played very close to the close for a good amount of time and made for some great pictures.
Rating: 5
the staff was great.
Wed, Jul 13, 11   2:00 PM dlouis Female 50-59 Combination Family With Children
our excursion was so much fun. actually saw a blue whale and loved the dolphins. would recommend this to anyone visiting dana point.
Rating: 5
Very good experience
Tue, Jul 12, 11   5:00 PM hakusho Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Had a good time, even we did not see the whale, the Dolphin really made this trip. well go again for sure. will recommend to friends
Rating: 5
Worth every penny and then some!
Tue, Jul 12, 11   5:00 PM LisaMalmquis Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We looked at numerous tour options and by luck found the Tuesday night 1/2 price option. We went and although we did not see any whales, we did see bottlenose and common dolphins and had a delightful boat ride. Would attend again in a heartbeat.
Rating: 4
Whale Watching
Tue, Jul 12, 11   5:00 PM MauriceR Male 70+ Combination Family With Children
My wife and I and our 2 granddaughters went on the whale watching cruise this week. We took advantage of the half price Tuesday evening cruise. The weather was perfect, sunny, smooth, and the boat was very clean and comfortable. Thought we did not see a whale, we were most fortunate to see a school of bottlenosed Dolphins. The captain explained that this was a rare sight, as most Dolphins around Dana Point are know as common Dolphins. They are smaller the the bottlenose. It was very exciting to see all those huge bottlenosed Dolphins swimming along the boat with us, Many of them had baby dolpins with them. We highly recommend this whale watching excursion.
Rating: 5
Great cruise with great company
Tue, Jul 12, 11   5:00 PM llwalters Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Even though the boat was fully booked it seemed like everyone had space to move. The crew was good to point out animals to see and give as much detail as possible. The crew was super friendly and helpful. The boat was clean and worked well. Could not have asked for a better experience.
Rating: 5
FUN!
Tue, Jul 12, 11   5:00 PM lorihuhn Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a very nice time. We saw many dolphins. I wish we could have seen a blue whale that would have been amazing..
Rating: 5
We've gone on this excursion on multiple occasions
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 12, 11   2:00 PM SAMHARLEY Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
Always worth the trip. 1/2 price Tues is a great deal.
Rating: 5
great two hours on the water
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 12, 11   10:00 AM evansvstar Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We saw three differant species. Common dolphin, bottlenose dolphin and blue whale.