Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,339 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 94 205 9 = 196 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 285 623 21 = 602 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 620 1,376 37 = 1,339 96% 4.5
All 4,682 9,737 347 = 9,390 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
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 198 89% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 94 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
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.
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!
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
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
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.
Rating: 5
Awesome fun!
Sat, Jul 2, 11   6:30 AM swimrchk00 Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
This was my first time ever deep-sea fishing, though my husband had gone before. I had a blast! I would have liked the boat to move one more time, since everything that was being caught for the first hour had to be thrown back. Getting up at 3am to make it to the pier was totally worth it. I can't wait to go buy my own reel & rod and do this again! Our deckhand Marcus and the captain (aboard Sum Fun) were awesome and very knowledgeable and helpful. I was finally starting to get the hang of it when we had to sail back in... next time I'm going for a 3/4 day! :)
Rating: 5
A great way to showcase SoCal natural wonders!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, Jul 1, 11   5:00 PM JMurphCA Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
My wife, my parents, and I chose a Friday evening trip and couldn't have planned a better activity. We were fortunate enough to see and follow a Blue Whale! My parents were visiting from the midwest and this was a once in a lifetime experience that they will never forget. The crew was great and the boat wasn't too crowded- everyone had a chance to move into position to see the whale. We all highly recommend this experience.
Rating: 4
Fri, Jul 1, 11   10:00 AM merelsexton Male 70+ Local Family With Children
The coupon was not easy to redeem so the trip cost me an extra $100. plus with lunch.
Rating: 5
excellent group of people at dana wharf
Fri, Jul 1, 11   6:30 AM budbackus Male 60-69 Local Individual
Great day/Great event/Great Fun/Will do again
Rating: 5
Loved it!
Wed, Jun 29, 11   5:30 PM Alik1616 Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
I went on this trip with my wife and we had a great time. Had a great bite and caught some fish. Definitely will go again soon! Great crew, very helpful!
Rating: 4
Good trip for a fishing experience for the value.
Wed, Jun 29, 11   5:30 PM aaparo Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
What was supposed to be a five hour excursion turned into four hours of choppy waters and people getting sick all over the boat. My son caught a good sized barracuda, and was thrilled. Thought it was a good experience for the money. The Dana Wharf shop made it easy to get fishing equipment and license in one convenient place. Would definitely recommend the trip, and would love to do it again!
Rating: 4
Nice evening out on the ocean
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Jun 29, 11   5:00 PM deepakbhat Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
No blue whale, but got to see a whole school of dolphins.