Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,175 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 211 475 11 = 464 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 294 668 13 = 655 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 524 1,207 32 = 1,175 96% 4.6
All 4,336 8,978 323 = 8,655 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season 360 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale Watch 325 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 289 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 157 85% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 40 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 4 100% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
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: 5
Bad Day for Whales, but still a great day
Sat, Oct 26, 13   2:00 PM richardmurg Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The staff at Dana Wharf is the best. The Captain is a very smart and articulate guy. You get an amusing and informed trip every time. The last time that we went, there was too much cloud cover, so finding the whales was difficult.
Rating: 5
Great Afternoon Cruise
Tue, Oct 22, 13   4:00 PM michaelpeak Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
It was a beautiful trip up the coast of Dana Point. We found ourselves surrounded by over 1,000 dolphins, who stayed with the boat for over an hour. The boat is a large, clean catamaran with a very professional crew. I highly recommend this company.
Rating: 4
Fishing time cut short.
Sun, Oct 13, 13   12:45 PM tahitinui Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Apparently, being a Sunday afternoon, the captain decided to pack it up early (one hour) and head out to sea to view some mythical blue whale that was reported being spotted but never seen by us, and some dolphins. During this time, the crew was washing the deck to save time so they wouldn't have to do it back at the dock. Hmm. Sounds fishy to me. That was a good hour of fishing time.
Rating: 4
great day on the water
Fri, Oct 11, 13   10:00 AM Rod2569 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
my son and i had a great time. the boat and crew were great and the fishing was good also.
Rating: 5
Great Get-A-Way
Wed, Oct 9, 13   10:00 AM Mav1325 Male 40-49 Local Individual
I had a week day off and nothing to do thought I would go fishin. First time on a 1/2 day boat, didn't have to get up in the middle of the night to make the boat launch. Got there, met some friendly fisherman who also had nothing better to do. Went out far enough where you can still see land to a rock bed south of Dana Point and started to fish. Right away we were catching bass, barricuda, perch, and mack. Not to many keepers but the experiance and the fact that we got the Dana Pride (a pretty large fishing boat of the fleet) and only 9 people were on it, made it enjoyable and we didn't have to fight each others rods or line tangles. The crea was awesome and did a great job helping out. I would very much go again. Cons: I lost my best fishing hat to Davy Jones Locker.
Rating: 4
lots of whales in the channel
Tue, Oct 8, 13   12:00 PM martynk Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
whale watching is getting really good off southern california. blue whales are now a common sight. magnificent beasts!
Rating: 4
verry good
Tue, Oct 8, 13   10:00 AM minhha Male 60-69 Local Individual
verry interesting
Rating: 5
Experience of a lifetime
Tue, Oct 8, 13   10:00 AM gregschmitt Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
The captain and crew's experience took us right to where the whales were expected to be, and we were able to see a Blue whale surface and fluke twice. We also saw fin whales, dolphin pods and a thresher shark at the surface. A wonderful experience, with knowledgeable narration from the captain, who has 30+ years experience. He went the extra mile to find the whales, and kept us on the water for a little extra time in order to wait for the whale to surface again. Very pleased
Rating: 5
Excellent experience
Sun, Oct 6, 13   12:00 PM manishg Male 30-39 Combination Family With Children
Had a wonderful time .. Watched many Dolphins .. very up close and a beautiful whale. snorting and sounding :)
Rating: 5
A great morning on the water!
Sat, Oct 5, 13   6:30 AM huntoften Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Fishing was a little slow, but we caught a few. The boat was clean and the bait was great. The crew was very helpful. The captain moved several times to put us on better fishing, but the fish didn't cooperate. 1/2 day was a perfect length...any longer would have been too much. I'd definitely go back again even if the fish didn't bite!
Rating: 5
Whale watch
Tue, Oct 1, 13   12:00 PM liweing Male 70+ Local Couple on a Date
great!
Rating: 4
DOLPHINS!!!
Sun, Sep 29, 13   2:00 PM FranklinB5 Male 20-29 Local Family With Children
My family and I had the best time. We got to see seals, a shark, and plenty of dolphins. Unfortunately, we didn't get to see a whale but the staff was very nice and gave us comp tickets to return. The boat ride was extremely smooth. My sister who is eight years old loved every second of it!
Rating: 5
Amazing, exceptional sport
Tue, Sep 24, 13   12:00 PM shamsisolis Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Amazing to see these beautiful blue whales it was so exiting. We are so great full for this Tripp. It worth a million dollars. To see the power if nature is the most joyful thing.
Rating: 5
A great day to see Whales.
Tue, Sep 24, 13   10:00 AM chuckhargis Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We went out at 10:00 am water was smooth and sun was out, the boat captain said it was a great day to see something. We first spotted some dolphins, than way out in the water we spotted whales. He drove out to them and figured there could of been 5 or 6. They kept coming up and down. Got some great tail pictures from a whale they call Hook. Over all it was a great experience.
Rating: 5
Great whale tour
Sat, Sep 21, 13   2:00 PM msusicky Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We saw 6 whales, it was amazing.