Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,350 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 98 222 6 = 216 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 290 634 18 = 616 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 621 1,384 34 = 1,350 97% 4.5
All 4,679 9,733 344 = 9,389 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 323 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 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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Didn't take too many fish home, but we had fun
Fri, Jul 4  5:30 PM Daogier Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We haven't ever taken as many fish home lately as we did off San Diego about 15 years ago, less fish in OC or overfishing? I don't know, but still nothing beats an afternoon on the ocean, followed by fireworks! And the grill on the boat was surprisingly good. If you want a day on the water, I recommend!!
Rating: 5
Dolphins were great!
Fri, Jul 4  12:00 PM backraby Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Even though we didn't see any whales the two pods of dolphins we saw were great. We've never seen so many dolphins and the crew seemed very knowledgeable about them. We enjoyed our time on the boat.
Rating: 5
Dana point whale watch tour
Thu, Jul 3  5:00 PM tazzibell Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great time! Saw a lot of baby dolphins playing and entire pods surfing and jumping in our wake.
Rating: 5
Wed, Jul 2  12:00 PM judynrick Female 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
Even though we didn't see anything, we had fun just going out on the ocean. We will be back for more...hope we see some whales next time though.
Rating: 5
Loved it
Tue, Jul 1  12:00 PM Trixiebrown Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Kids loved the dolphins
Rating: 4
FUN...but disappointing
Sat, Jun 28  12:00 PM PEPPRMNTPATT Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
It was a great two hours for the price however we didn't get to see any whales. We did get to see dolphins. Since it's not guaranteed to see whales I don't think i'd pay again to chance not seeing whales again. Still had a good time on the boat.
Rating: 4
Fun !!
Sat, Jun 28  6:30 AM bgonz002 Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
I had a great time caught one fish my dad caught two. The crew was very professional and helpful. Wish I would have brought more cash to give them a nicer tip.
Rating: 5
An awesome expience! Can't wait for the next one!!
Fri, Jun 27  8:00 AM CrisBibler Female 40-49 Local Individual
Thanks so much! I had an amazing time and I met many wonderful people! I'm inspired to become a volunteer Naturalist!
Rating: 5
Dana Wharf never fails to deliver a great trip!!
Fri, Jun 27  8:00 AM Hayvin Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Captain Todd and his crew did a fantastic job on this 8-hr adventure despite the choppy swell and "between whale season" conditions! They know their local waters and are informed about the animals that live in them or migrate through. They always find something, and I would recommend using them for whale and dolphin watching unreservedly.
Rating: 4
OK enjoyed the Dolphins
Thu, Jun 26  12:00 PM mogcki Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Rating: 5
We saw a whale, were in awe, and loved it!
Tue, Jun 24  12:00 PM henningseven Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were very lucky that we came upon a humpback whale. It was an awesome experience and we would recommend it to anyone. I cannot wait to come back to Orange Co. and I am sure that our family would be up for another trip on the Dana Wharf Whale Watching trip. The only thing I was disappointed in was that because we found a whale, we never got the opportunity to see some dolphins. That is the only thing that would have made the trip a complete success. WE LOVED THE EXPERIENCE!
Rating: 5
Happy With Our Adventure
Tue, Jun 24  12:00 PM tamarapug Female 50-59 Combination Family With Children
We had a great time. We saw a humpback whale that surfaced a number of times near the boat. The Captain was knowledgeable and informative, and the deckhands were polite and helpful. The boat was nice and clean. The weather was perfect. Our six year old did get bored and whiny. We would be open to doing another trip with the hopes of seeing dolphins.
Rating: 5
A nice dolphin trip!
Sun, Jun 22  2:00 PM muramatsu1 Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
I enjoyed the ride w/reasonable price ^^ Thank you!
Rating: 5
So fun. We can't wait to go again.
Sun, Jun 22  12:45 PM Ladyapryl Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I am the mother of a 5 year old boy. My son had never caught a fish before and I hadn't been fishing since I was a child. They crew took excellent care of us and Cameron and Jonathan both took extra time to help my son catch fish. We are excited to go again very soon. I signed my son up to be part of the kid's club as well.
Rating: 5
Great trip even without any whales!
Sun, Jun 22  12:00 PM LizBenz Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The boat left right on time, was very clean and the crew very friendly and informative. Since we didn't see any whales, we got a whale watch ticket for another trip for free anytime. Also, the food from the grille is fantastic - all freshly made!! There is plenty of seating and/or places to stand along the railing, so it didn't feel too crowded.