Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,314 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 147 324 4 = 320 99% 4.5
Last 6 months 350 780 17 = 763 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 586 1,345 31 = 1,314 97% 4.6
All 4,503 9,350 330 = 9,020 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 512 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 340 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 228 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 206 89% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 28 100% 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: 4
Sat, Mar 12, 11   3:00 PM DavidWangLA Male 30-39 Local Other
it was fun
Rating: 4
Recommended tour
Sat, Mar 12, 11   3:00 PM susancheung Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
We saw alot of dolphins and some whales. It definitely worth the ticket.
Rating: 5
Our Trip
Sat, Mar 12, 11   2:00 PM Erikarl Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
My husband & I took our boys (ages 12 & 15). We all had a wonderful time. Saw lots of common dolphin & Seal Lions. Unfortunatley we didn't see any grey whales. We were a little sad but we still had a wonderful time & would recommend going.
Rating: 2
Mid day whale watching a disappointment.
Sat, Mar 12, 11   2:00 PM RichardMalo Male 70+ Local Couple on a Date
Did not see any whales.
Rating: 3
Not Very Impressed
Sat, Mar 12, 11   1:00 PM syryn7 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
Saw a few dolphin in the beginning of the tour, other than that we were just taken aimlessly for over an hour around in hopes of catching a whale sighting. Not offered the guarentee of getting a 2nd ride free if no whale sighting. Animals are unpredictable but it seems it would be a better idea for this company to be constantly monitoring so when a tour goes out they head to where "the action is" instead of randomly driving around. (The tour who was right before us had 3 sightings so it's a wonder why we didn't just go straight towards that area).
Rating: 4
Day of Fun!
Sat, Mar 12, 11   1:00 PM Meowary Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Went on excursion in hopes of seeing whales - there were absolutely NO whales in sight. We did stumble upon a pod of dolphins which were pretty amazing and quite playful.
Rating: 5
Great way to start the day
Sat, Mar 12, 11   11:30 AM Lennig100 Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Although other providers are a little less dollars, yours is a better value when it includes a pre-lecture of the events and a continental breakfast for the morning trip. Great way to start the day.
Rating: 4
Very enjoyable trip guided by professionals .
Sat, Mar 12, 11   11:00 AM KenDopson Male 70+ International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My companion and I enjoyed the experience very much and our guides found a whale and gave us the opportunity of viewing it for several minutes before encountering a large pod of dolphins . The crew of the vessel were very professional and were very conversant in the habits and behaviour of the animals which made our experience more enjoyable . We highly recommend the Dana Wharf organization to others who want to enjoy the experience we had .
Rating: 4
One whale, lots of dolphins!
Sat, Mar 12, 11   11:00 AM lyzurdia Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
We only saw one whale, but there were dozens upon dozens of dolphins. Some were even jumping out of the water. I recommend the 2 hour tour; we were getting hungry by the end and I don't think we would have made it through 4 hours!
Rating: 5
Had a blast!!!
Sat, Mar 12, 11   11:00 AM amyehrke Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My kids thought this was amazing!! The whale sighting was great!!
Rating: 5
A very fun trip
Sat, Mar 12, 11   10:00 AM dharangozo Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
We were able to see whales, sea lions and many dolphins. The crew was knowledgeable, so we learned quite a bit about all the animals. It was a fun, and educational experience for the whole family.
Rating: 5
will definitely recommend dana point
Sat, Mar 12, 11   9:00 AM abpeckich Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Captain Corey was wonderful. Taught us all about the whales. Where they come from and where they go. the difference between the hieight of the fluke and how long they can stay under water. it was great. i felt very safe. all workers on board were kind to guide us carefulle while we went in and as we came off the boat, making sure we did not slip or fall. we didnt see any whales and we were pleasantly surprised to receive a whale ticket. we did not know that we had a cook on the boat, but the bacon sure smelled good... will absolutely recommend dana point whale watching
Rating: 4
The store staff was rude. The boat staff was great
Sat, Mar 12, 11   9:00 AM ndrwtr Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Went to get our tickets and the cashier was shoving food in his mouth and said,"What do you want" as half his breakfast hit the counter. He found our tickets and we asked "okay where do we go?" A female barked out, "where do you think" and pointed around the corner to several boats in the dock. How about,"I'll be with you in a second?" Or it's the boat with the name of ...on the back. very UNPROFESSIONAL. On the other hand, the boat staff was awesome! They narrated the whole trip and apologized several times because we saw something but lost it. It wasn't their fault but they felt like it was. They really offered a lot of info and even gave us a refund to come back again! That is the ONLY reason I'd come back; definitely not for the sale people. They (cashier) treated us and others like we were interfering wiith their day by showing up.
Rating: 3
Good service, no sights
Sat, Mar 12, 11   9:00 AM arschmidt Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
As we were advised on the way out of the harbor, whales and dolphins don't always cooperate and that was the case for our trip. Although a sister ship reported some whales "showing well" and we could see some spouting in the distance, by the time we got out there, the whales had obviously decided to go elsewhere. There were no other sightings of anything. The staff and crew were helpful and the captain was informative. We were given "whale checks" to come back another day and will certainly do so and hope for better luck.
Rating: 4
Sat, Mar 12, 11   8:00 AM Jess903 Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
So much fun - love the captain and crew, all so friendly and very funny! Glad we got to see whales since we heard the last 5 trips before us they didn't get to see anything! I guess we really got lucky! =)