Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,305 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 150 326 14 = 312 94% 4.5
Last 6 months 303 659 21 = 638 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 602 1,339 34 = 1,305 96% 4.5
All 4,647 9,658 344 = 9,314 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 679 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 203 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 97 100% 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 Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 4
Dana Sport Fishing Whale Watching Trip
Sun, Nov 28, 10   12:00 PM CRParker Female 60-69 Combination Other
Since it was early in the season and it was very cold and the water was very rough we didn't see any whales or dolphins. Even the sea lions were few and far between. It was a very nice boat and the crew seemed very knowledgeable and friendly. Some people couldn't handle the rough ride and got seasick. If my friend had been staying longer we might have waited for more favorable conditions, but since she was leaving the next day we didn't have much of a choice. I strongly recommend that people dress WARMLY if they are going to take this trip in the winter months. By warmly, I mean winter coats or jackets because it was COLD. Fortunately, we were dressed accordingly so we were relatively comfortable. Since we didn't see any whales or dolphins we received a voucher for another trip at some point in the future. Hopefully, we will have better luck then, but we felt that it was an enjoyable experience nonetheless. I have been on these trips before and got to see many dolphins as well as the occasional Grey Whale. This time of year however, it is a crap-shoot as they say with regard to the weather and/or the likelihood of seeing marine life. It's still worth the trip in my opinion as it is generally an enjoyable two hour cruise if nothing else.
Rating: 5
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Fri, Nov 12, 10   11:00 AM koach47 Unspecified Unspecified Combination Other
This was our second time on the whale watching excursion. Fantastic we saw a large pod of dolphiins well over 1000. We visit our daughter and son in-law and make a yearly trip. We definitely will be back!!! Robin & Leonard Koci Topeka, KS
Rating: 5
A Lot of Fun !!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Nov 2, 10   12:00 PM CherylLougen Female 50-59 Combination Group of Friends
We went out on the half priced Tuesday catamaran trip. Weather and conditions were perfect. The captain and crew seemed very knowledgable about where to find marine life and provided a very informative narration on the way out. Their concern for the ocean was evident. We did not see any whales as we were really not at the right time of year for it but we did see a lot of dolphins and seals. The staff approaches the animals with respect and at the same time are able to optimize your experience by getting the dolphins to surf in the boats wake and manuever the boat to ensure everyone on board gets up close views. They explain the animals behavior in detail. We were also lucky to get an unexpected viewing of seals on some of the local rocks. I would really recommend this trip to anyone considering a whale or dolphin cruise. The price is great for the duration of the trip (2 hours). The boat is clean and well maintained. I plan on going out again when the grey whales are here and would also take any out of town visitors out for an enjoyable day on the ocean. There are nice little restaurants right by the docks too ...so if your cruise is one that does not include a meal it is nice to be able to have lunch or dinner right there on the water before or after the cruise. Little shops in the area as well ..nice for sourvniers for out of town guests. Dana Point is a pretty area so you can easily make a day of it. You will definitely get some great photographs !
Rating: 3
Good trip and crew!
Sat, Oct 2, 10   6:30 AM froadinfan Male 30-39 Combination Group of Friends
We took the half day on the Clemente. Great captain and crew. They were very courteous and informative. The whole process was easy and enjoyable! We all had a good time!
Rating: 3
huge fish
Sat, Aug 21, 10   6:30 AM noltedumas Male 20-29 Combination Group of Friends
It started out slow but they found the fish . every body caought fish . I caught a monster!
Rating: 5
Best Fun Ever and We Saw Some Whales
Tue, Aug 17, 10   5:00 PM samanthafitt Female 30-39 Combination Group of Friends
We booked very last minute after seeing four dolphins at the beach on the Monday. I googled Dana Wharf whilst at the beach and found this website. Found the price absolutely fantastic and worth the risk of not seeing any whales. The group consisted of two families with children, one local, the other family from England. We found a pod of 50-60 common dolphins which were absolutely out of this world, the boat followed the pod for about 20 mins so lots of photo opportunities. We then sailed on and found approx 4-5 whales, one really up close and the others good photo opportunities. We had a great time and made memories that will last forever. Highly recommended
Rating: 5
Saw a blue whale
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Mon, Jul 26, 10   5:00 PM KTrejo Female 20-29 Combination Family With Children
The crew went the extra mile (and extra distance) to ensure we got to see a blue whale. They went farther than they normally go whcih meant they would be getting back to dock late and off of work late. We appreciated the extra effort. My little family traveled from Utah so we were very glad to be able to see a whale on our trip. My girl still talks about the whale--telling all her friends. Thank you.
Rating: 5
Take this trip!
Mon, Jul 19, 10   5:30 PM papdfns Male 50-59 Combination Group of Friends
We have not done the twilight trip in years. However, because of time constraints, we reluctantly booked the twilight trip instead of a morning or afternoon trip. It was one of the best trips I have ever taken. The boat was uncrowded, the crew was helpful, and we caught fish from almost immediately and kept on catching until it was time to leave. Highly recommended.
Rating: 4
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 13, 10   12:00 PM Leonard3 Female 60-69 Combination Family Without Children
THe weather was beautiful and the boat was comfortable. We were slightly dissapointed we did not see any whales and only 1 pod of dolphins. I kept bragging about seeing whales in March when we came and our honeymooners were looking forward to seeing some. I realize you can't predict where they are, but more sea life would have made the memories sweeter.
Rating: 4
Love the new catamaran!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 6, 10   10:00 AM millertami Female 30-39 Combination Family With Children
We have been on another whale watching trip with this company before (and saw a whale) and this trip was even better! We loved the new catamaran; very smooth ride and it was great to have a somewhat closed area to hide from the chill and misty rain that was happening that morning! Great trip; saw a huge pod of dolphins; the kids loved it! Lots of placed to sit and just enjoy the ride; the staff was very friendly too!
Rating: 5
Tue, Jun 29, 10   5:00 PM rascalflatts Female 20-29 Combination Other
This is the second time we've gone Whale Watching with Dana Wharf. The first time was absolutely fabulous and we saw so many different kinds of marine mammals, two kinds of dolphins, two kinds of whales, and other marine mammals. The most recent was not as active but we did see dolphins which was worth the trip itself and we were compensated for not seeing any whales which very nice. It is a fun thing to do and well worth the money!
Rating: 5
great fun!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jun 22, 10   10:00 AM MarthaJo Female 50-59 Combination Other
Although we didn't see any whales, we did see dophins, a huge sunfish and sea lions. The boat was clean and the crew very nice and informative. It was a beautiful Southern California day.
Rating: 5
Wonderful boat ride!
Tue, Jun 15, 10   5:00 PM ShawnnaGee Female 30-39 Combination Family With Children
We did the two hour whale watching trip with Dana Wharf Sprotfishing and Whale Watching. Even though we did not see any whales that day we did get to see a lot of playful dolphin jumping out of the water and playing next to our boat. The boat ride itself was very enjoyable as well. As we searched for whales we rode along the beautiful California coastline. We had a group of 5 including an out of state visitor who had never been on a boat before! This was the highlight of his vacation. I will bring my family on this trip again and I would recommend it to friends.
Rating: 5
Highly recommened!
Tue, Jun 8, 10   5:00 PM PBARTUSH Female 40-49 Combination Family With Children
We saw 3 Blue Whales, lots of dolfins, seal lions and seals. The crew was wonderful and informative. The boat was really nice and clean. I'm a native Californian and have been coming to Dana Point since I was 2 months old and never knew that whale watching was available out of Dana Point. Moved to Colorado 3 years ago and came to visit California with the kids and signed us up for whale watching! It's wonderful - do it!
Rating: 5
Loved it!
Tue, Jun 8, 10   5:00 PM sedefodemis Female 30-39 Combination Family With Children
We absolutely recommend it to everyone! I told everybody that I know! It was like entering a new world and gave us an awareness of the world. Thank you very much.