Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,305 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 143 312 7 = 305 98% 4.5
Last 6 months 354 792 17 = 775 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 586 1,339 34 = 1,305 97% 4.6
All 4,492 9,323 330 = 8,993 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 499 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 335 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 240 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 200 88% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 31 100% 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 Reviewer Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Whale Watching with Dana Wharf Sportsfishing
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Apr 18, 12   10:00 AM charlotte43 Female 70+ Local Group of Friends
The boat, The Dana Pride, was clean and safe and our skipper was educated and very knowledgeable about the mammals we hoped to see, from whales to different dolphins etc. He did not dumb-down his narration and I liked that. As it happened the fog rolled in and we didn't see any whales so we got a whale-rain-check - much appreciated. Boat crew were friendly and very agreeable. We shall be back soon. Thanks.
Rating: 4
Sighting of a fin whale at close quarters - great.
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 27, 12   4:00 PM KUECHMEISTER Male 70+ International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Staff was helpful and commentary was authoritative and informative. Background material responded to questions and encouraged future inquiry. Suggest supporting video material for long periods of little or no contact with whales i.e. what to look for. Suggest as well that the ordering-printing of tickets be simplified. Something like that used for obtaining boarding passes on flights should do the trick. Not all of us have printers readily available and have to resort to hotel facilities.
Rating: 5
great ride with lots of dolphins
Sat, Mar 10, 12   9:00 AM jgrover11 Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Interesting and fun facts about the dolphins. We didn't see whales so they gave us a "whale check" for another trip anytime. Can't wait till we can go again.
Rating: 4
An enjoyable day
Sat, Mar 10, 12   8:00 AM Bradyaf Female 70+ Local Family Without Children
We enjoyed our trip very much. The skipper was quite informive, discribing the differant sea life that we encountered along the way, and also, some that normally are in our coatal waters but did not appear. Unfortunately, the Whales were among those that did not appear. We will use Dana Point' Wharf's Whale Watching Tour again; maybe we will have better luck next time.
Rating: 3
Lots of dolphins, no whales.
Fri, Mar 9, 12   12:00 PM ThomasBohan Male 70+ Local Family Without Children
Saw several hundred dolphins which was fascinating. Did not see any whales, so the crew issued "whale checks" (good for future trip) which is great for us locals. Captain was informative. Long boarding line formed early with no place to sit, and the boat was quite full, thus many of us had to stand throughout the whole experience which was not good for this senior with back problems. Women's restroom was foul smelling and the toilet was clogged; unacceptable!
Rating: 5
We had a great time on the boat and love the water
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 6, 12   12:00 PM TMLieurance Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Other
This was a cold/dreary day w/limited sunshine and we stayed outside the entire time. Take gloves and scarf and dress warm and enjoy every minute. We did see whales and have pictures. Dolphins are the most fun! We love the water and this was a fun experience!
Rating: 5
Great Day
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 6, 12   12:00 PM ebs777777 Female 70+ Local Couple on a Date
We did see a whale....and we did see him lift his tail.....it was awesome....and we did see hundreds of dolphin....it was great fun....and would recommentd it very much to others.....
Rating: 4
Disappointed that we didn't see any whales
Sat, Mar 3, 12   8:00 AM lindakallen Female 70+ Local Couple on a Date
We went whale watching on a beautiful Sat. morning at 8:00. It was nippy, but clear as a bell. The man that narrarated the trip on the loud speaker was quite informative. We saw several pods of dophins going through the water which was fun to see. However, the closest we came to seeing a whale was a few bubbles on the surface of the water. I guess a whale was swimming in the area, but too lazy to surface, so we could see him. Since we got a discounted price on the trip, we definitely felt it was worth the money.
Rating: 5
You will not be disappointed with your experience.
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Feb 21, 12   12:00 PM STEVERISTAGN Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Had a great time, crew is very accommodating and knowledgeable. Would have been a great experience even if we had not seen any marine life (but we did) and the crew was very informative as to what we were seeing ,why and also a little marine biology lesson thrown in. I do not hesitate to recommend this trip to any and all. Enjoy!
Rating: 5
wonderful day
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Feb 21, 12   12:00 PM karolynmarr Female 70+ Local Other
Beautiful day, calm seas, and we even saw a whale which was very entertaining.
Rating: 5
We had a great time
Fri, Feb 10, 12   2:00 PM LindaMc7 Female 70+ Local Family Without Children
We saw dolphin and whales and most appreciated both the information from the crew and the one crew member who came around to answer questions.
Rating: 4
Great family fun!
Sun, Jan 29, 12   2:00 PM Nancysulliva Female 70+ Local Family With Children
Great family fun but we didn't see a whale! But we saw many playful dolphins and sea lions. The staff is very knowledgeable about sea life.
Rating: 5
Always enjoy the whale-watching trip
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 24, 12   12:00 PM joeldonnelly Male 70+ Local Family Without Children
We usually try to take a whale-watching trip whenever we visit the area, usually once or twice a year. We don't always see whales, but are never disappointed. We saw gray whales this trip. The dolphins are always around and very entertaining. Also, if the weather is good (and it usually is) the trip on the water and the fabulous view of the coastline make the trip worthwhile. The crew is always friendly and very informative.
Rating: 5
Exciting, informative, & a whole lot of fun.
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 17, 12   12:00 PM PaulineYeage Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The captain and staff were excellent. They knew where the whales were and followed them with great precision. It was unbelivealbe to my wife and myself how they could predict where and when they would surface. My wife got a great picture of the whales tail. A unusual and unique experience.
Rating: 5
Try it. You will love it.
Sat, Jan 14, 12   2:00 PM sandc2 Male 70+ Local Family Without Children
In addition to the beauty of the ocean and the ocean mammals, the captain and his commentary were impressive and entertaining. His knowledge of the mammals and the sea is extraordinary. Our little group highly recommends this experience and Dana Wharf Whale Watching.