Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,302 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 139 305 4 = 301 98% 4.5
Last 6 months 347 776 14 = 762 98% 4.5
Last 12 months 583 1,333 31 = 1,302 97% 4.6
All 4,484 9,304 327 = 8,977 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 487 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 344 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 243 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 197 89% 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Best Whale Watching tour ever!
Thu, Oct 27, 11   12:00 PM Trathjen Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We saw 2 blue whales, multiple fin whales, 2 humpback whales, and 2 huge pods of dolphins... Couldn't have been better!
Rating: 4
Great date event
Sat, May 30, 09   12:00 PM tranfour2000 Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
The captain and crew were very friendly and helpful with our fishing lines whenever we caught a fish or the lines got tangled. The food on board was great as well. If you take a date she has no where to go for 5 hours...she's stuck on the boat. :) J/k...it was a fun trip for us.
Rating: 4
Dont be turned off by the rude girl in the office
Sun, Jun 17, 12   2:00 PM TRadek Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We almost didnt book the tour because of the rude woman in the office that we talked to in person when we stopped by to find out about the tour. But instead, did not book tour then, cause she was so short with us and made us feel like "who cares if you book with us or not, but make a decision, cause I have better things to do than talk to you tourists", We live in a VERY touristy area in the rocky mountains, so I know how employees and "owners" can be, and how it doesnt always mean you will be treated badly on your tour just because the person you book it through is rude..so instead, I went back to our condo, looked on line and booked it, being optimistic, and we were SO glad! We went for the tour, and the crew was great, we had a great time, and even though we did not spot whales, it was still a blast, we saw LOTS of dolphins, the crew had lots of great knowledge, we got out on the ocean, and when we got off the boat they gave us a coupon to come free another time, being true to their word that if you dont spot whales you can go free again! Impressed They stood behind their guarantee to see whales! We went the next day, had JUST as great a time, and got to see some whales! we enjoyed the cataraman boat more than the other boat (we did one one day, and the other the next), it just seemed smoother. But either was great and I would do it again. My only suggestion, book online, avoid the office lady so you wont be turned off by the office lady experience, and have a great time! Also, dont book at the end of your trip in case you get to go out again for free!! Cudos to the crew for a job well done, and prayers for the others who have to work in the office with her, i hope you are paid well!!
Rating: 5
Fantastic!
Tue, Apr 1, 08   10:00 AM TracyUnger Female 50-59 Combination Family With Children
Crew was great. Saw several whale flukes. Saw Gray whale mom and calf along with several schools of playful bottlenose dolphins. One dolphin even performed a great flip out of the water! Learned what a "footprint" was and will continue to look for that.
Rating: 5
Whale Watching was wonderful
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Sep 1, 12   12:00 PM tracykl94 Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We lucked out and seen alot of whales and on out tour date and had fun.
Rating: 4
Fun and exciting!
Sun, Jan 20, 13   12:00 PM TraceyKane Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
The cost for the trip is in line with other whale watching trips I've experienced. We saw two gray whales and were able to follow them for about 30 minutes. We also saw a group of sea lions on one of the buoys a short distance from the harbor. We did not see any dolphins on this trip. The narrator was very informative not only about the gray whales we saw, but also about Dana Point in general. Overall, the ride, by itself, was amazing! I highly recommend the Dana Warf Whale Watching trip.
Rating: 4
Friendly and helpful guides!
Wed, Jan 16, 08   10:00 AM tracer112569 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Would have preferred to have caught larger fish, however, I understand that seasonal fishing has been poor recently. The trip was fun and educational. Had a great time! This was my first ocean fishing trip and because it was such a positive experience, I will do it again!
Rating: 4
Great time
Wed, Jan 16, 08   10:00 AM tracer112569 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We all had a great time and found the guides very educated regarding the dolphins and sea lions we saw. We did not see a whale which was disappointing. Maybe the activity should be called "Ocean adventure" instead of a Whale Watch because there is no guarantee a whale will be seen, yet that's what you're selling.
Rating: 5
OMG - Orcas
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 3, 12   12:00 PM tpwest Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
My two friends from Texas and I had the privilege and honor to be on the Dana Wharf whale watching trip that got to experience the pod of Orcas off the coast of Dana Point on January 3, 2012. It is definitely an event that goes in all of our Top Ten Most Exciting Events of our lives. The Captain and staff were outstanding. I wish future watchers the luck that we had to be part of a rare event such as this.
Rating: 4
No whales
Sat, Feb 18, 12   2:00 PM tpage1 Male Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Didn't see anything but was grateful for the "refund".
Rating: 5
Amazing
Sun, Feb 14, 10   4:00 PM tpage1 Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
My wife and I took the trip as part of Valentine's Day and were both pleasantly suprised. We got to see several fin whales up close and had a blast. The crew was great.
Rating: 3
Glimpses of a few fin whales
Fri, Nov 4, 11   11:00 AM Toyookaed Male Unspecified Local Unspecified
This was the 11:00 am whale watch on the Dana Pride, instead of the catamaran. We had brief glimpses of several fin whales. The watch was hampered by rain and windy weather. Overall, it was not a good whale watch.
Rating: 5
A good watch with unsual feeding behavior
Sat, Oct 22, 11   12:00 PM Toyookaed Male 70+ Local Other
This the first time I have observed surface feeding behavior with the blue whale. The whale displayed its ventral pleats usually with one pectoral fin up and half of its fluke out of water . The blue whale we observed did this repeatedly as the krill must have been near the surface which attracted the attention of the birds and the dolphins. This was an exceptional whale watch.
Rating: 5
Danapoint whale watch 10/2011
Mon, Oct 10, 11   12:00 PM Toyookaed Male 70+ Local Unspecified
I was expecting great weather but the fog rolled in early in the watch. We saw and got good looks of 3 blue whales and one fin whale. The visibility was somewhat diminished by the fog. The captain did an excellent job of getting great looks.
Rating: 5
Outstanding blue whale watch
Mon, Sep 19, 11   12:00 PM Toyookaed Male 70+ Local Unspecified
This trip encountered more blue whales, at least 12 different whales, close to shore than I have ever witnessed The captain did a particulary good job of getting close good looks of several selected whales. One whale showed us a fluke up dive every time it went on a deep dive. I saw more blues in Santa Barbara Channel about 4 years ago but that was much further out from shore and a much longer whale watch.