Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,306 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 147 317 14 = 303 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 300 651 21 = 630 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 603 1,340 34 = 1,306 96% 4.5
All 4,649 9,662 344 = 9,318 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 682 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 312 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 14 100% 4.7
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
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: 3
Great activity, subpar boat crew.
Sat, May 21, 11   10:00 AM jholley12 Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Enjoyed the day fishing, especially since it was a small group. I could imagine it getting too crowded with a full load. Only real complaint was in regards to the crew. A bunch of young kids who seemed more interested in their time joking around with eachother. Even decided they should clean the boat with everyone on board, having us move out of their way. They could use a reminder of where their paychecks come from. If I'm in the area again, I'll shop around. But not a bad outing for the price.
Rating: 4
We had a great time!
Fri, May 20, 11   10:00 AM don22136 Male 70+ Local Other
Took my grandson (19 yrs. of age) and the weather was a bit cloudy at the start, but the sun came out in the early afternoon. Fishing wasn't great, but most everyone caught fish. We met some nice people from Egypt and helped them with their fishing tackle as they had no saltwater fishing experience. The crew were all extremely helpful and patient with everyone. It was an enjoyable day on the water.
Rating: 3
Trip cancelled tickets returned bad weather
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, May 15, 11   5:00 PM kamots Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Went out 40min returned to shore tickets returned
Rating: 5
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, May 15, 11   5:00 PM JanetHolley Unspecified Unspecified Local Group of Friends
The Captain and C0-Captain know their stuff. The water was rough and they handled it like the "Biggest Catch". They were pleasant, definitely professional and had the knowlege of the water and boat plus the gift of taking control and transmitting to the passengers "you are in good hands". They provided security of mind and body along with some wonderful laughter and fun. We had over rwo dozen in our group all mixed ages . They get an A+ from our group. Janet Holley of Menifee California
Rating: 5
Really excited!
Sun, May 15, 11   12:45 PM Dorislup Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
Very nice fishing trip!Especially for my boys who enjoyed it a lot!Sorry for them that they did not catch any fish.Maybe next time!
Rating: 5
Excellent Trip
Sun, May 15, 11   12:45 PM voodoovo Male 40-49 Local Individual
Trip was pleasant , the crew were extraordinary helpful!!!
Rating: 4
1/2-Day Trips great for the kids
Sun, May 15, 11   12:45 PM signboydan Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Dana Wharf does an excellent job of getting the kids involved on these 12-day trips, especially the 12:45 Sunday trips. If you want more room and less kids, try the morning or twilight trips, or the 3/4 day trips. Tip: Use a 3 to 4 oz. torpedo weight and dropper-loop setup on these trips and you won't get tangled up as much...
Rating: 5
Sun, May 15, 11   6:30 AM voodoovo Male 40-49 Local Individual
The weather was windy and fishing was tough; however, the crew made it a very enjoyable trip! I am looking forward to going out to Dana Point Wharf Sport fishing many more times!!!
Rating: 2
We went to catch fish, and didn't.
Sun, May 15, 11   6:30 AM Ross_Man Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Everything was great but we didn't catch any fish. As a result we will not be returning there.
Rating: 4
Great time with these guys.
Sun, May 15, 11   6:30 AM wleasure Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Always have fun on these charters. I wish their prices were more in the 25-35 dollar range. I would go more often.
Rating: 5
I love Dana's Warf!!!
Sun, May 15, 11   6:30 AM casurfchic Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
The fees from Zerve to actually get your tickets I find a little ridiculous! But Danas Warf is awesome!!! Great time every time ive been.
Rating: 5
Simply Amazing
Sun, May 15, 11   6:30 AM adamcripps Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
Here we have a boat and a crew to which they do not hold anything back. My trip was Sunday May 15, 2011 and we had some beautiful sunny Southern Califonia weather just up until the weekend of my trip. I have an understanding of fish, and fishing so I was aware the sudden change would cause the fish to calm down and not be the wide open bite the fish counts were previously indicating. Before we arrived to our first fishing hole there was a demonstration for the boat, kind of like a fishing 101 for those were were not familiar with what to do. I see this as a great addition to the trip and commend the crew for even putting on the display. The fish were simply not in a mood to bite, but I cannot blame Captain, or crew for any of this as they were all over the place making sure everyones line was in the water at a spot that would normally provide. So even though our fish did not cooperate the crew did what was needed to keep spirits up, and the morale high even for the youngsters who more than likely though they would be catching fish the whole time. For all of the above mentioned I would recommend this boat/trip to anyone looking to get out on the water and have a good time doing it, no matter what the circumstance.
Rating: 5
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, May 14, 11   5:00 PM jsalman93 Male Under 20 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Tons of fun. The captain and crew were really cool to talk to. The whales were HUGE, and basically everything about the whole event was great. Perfect place to take a date or to just go with family for something new and enjoyable
Rating: 2
Bad Night of Fishing
Fri, May 13, 11   5:30 PM scworx Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
My son and I go out a lot on the 1/2 day boats. Dana Wharf sent out a email $20 off coupon for twilight fishing for Friday night. Since the fish count was up the night before, I thought it would be a good night to go out with my son. I was bummed when I saw that it was on the Reel Fun. They have no galley for guests to escape the weather or cold or to take a break. It was a very slow night. Hardly any hits at all and then it got cold and windy. I caught one short Calico and no other bites the whole night. There were 2 or 3 keepers the whole night. Just the wrong night to go. It can only get better from here. However, I'll stick to day boats if twilight is on the Reel Fun.
Rating: 5
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, May 13, 11   5:00 PM amyladora Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I took my family on this whale watching cruise not really knowing what to expect. The crew was very nice and accommodating. The boat was clean and nice. The captain and crew knew exactly where to go to find dolphins and boy did we see dolphins. The boat went right through a school of over a thousand dolphins. They were amazing to watch and unexpectedly quiet. While we were out we spotted a Fin Whale and later followed a California Grey Whale and her baby. My kids thought it was awesome. I was amazed. I would defiantly do this again!