Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,314 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 147 324 4 = 320 99% 4.5
Last 6 months 350 780 17 = 763 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 586 1,345 31 = 1,314 97% 4.6
All 4,503 9,350 330 = 9,020 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 512 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 340 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 228 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 206 89% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 28 100% 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
It was a delightful experience for all six of us..
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 15, 11   2:00 PM MLBurgoyne Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Six of us, three generations -- ranging in age from 79 to 22 took the tour, and everyone of us enjoyed it very much. This is the third time we have taken this tour, and each one seems to be more fun than the last. The weather was perfect, the tour guides very knowledgeable and helpful, and we saw lots of activity in the water. I didn't see a whale myself, but we saw several the last two years we were here. More fun than the whales are the hundreds of dolphin that we saw this time. They chase the wake, and surround the boat. We also saw hundreds of pelican feeding and diving for fish. It was just a very enjoyable, fun and delightful experience for all six of us.
Rating: 5
12:00 cruise--March 15, 2011
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 15, 11   12:00 PM jandersen Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
On board staff very friendly and was impressed with their knowledge and dedication to their job and for the sea life. Enjoyed the cruise even though we did not see any whales. Many dolphins. We would do it again.
Rating: 5
whale watching cruise out of Dana Point
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 15, 11   12:00 PM Christaretz Female 70+ International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
was very enjoyable, however, we saw no whales. Unfortunate!
Rating: 4
Mon, Mar 14, 11   12:00 PM kpurrington Male 70+ Local Family With Children
Rating: 2
Mid day whale watching a disappointment.
Sat, Mar 12, 11   2:00 PM RichardMalo Male 70+ Local Couple on a Date
Did not see any whales.
Rating: 4
Very enjoyable trip guided by professionals .
Sat, Mar 12, 11   11:00 AM KenDopson Male 70+ International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My companion and I enjoyed the experience very much and our guides found a whale and gave us the opportunity of viewing it for several minutes before encountering a large pod of dolphins . The crew of the vessel were very professional and were very conversant in the habits and behaviour of the animals which made our experience more enjoyable . We highly recommend the Dana Wharf organization to others who want to enjoy the experience we had .
Rating: 5
Great Trip!
Sat, Mar 5, 11   11:00 AM DIANABUDY Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I enjoyed a very entertaining trip with three exciting views of whale tail(s) and some dolphins right next to the boat. Interesting commentary made it even better!
Rating: 5
Dana Wharf
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Feb 22, 11   12:00 PM jfenton365 Male 70+ Local Individual
Had a very exciting trip aboard the "Dana Pride" Was happy with the knowledgeable crew and their ability to place us in a position for photographs and general viewing of the Whales.
Rating: 5
Great experience
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 11, 11   2:00 PM mzbadger Female 70+ Local Group of Friends
I've been on the boat many times. People who run it are knowledgeable, good communicators, know where to go to play with our whale and dolsphine friends. They love their work and I never tire of the joy of being out on the water, experiencing the peace and connection with all the elements and the sentient Beings of the sea. Last trip was a rare day when we didn't see any, and it was a great day anyway......and we get a rain check. How good is that!. MzB.
Rating: 5
It's interesting and worth seeing
Sat, Jan 8, 11   12:00 PM markwarrick Male 70+ Local Family Without Children
I am a grandfather 75 years old. I went with my wife who is 66 years old. We moved around the boat with little trouble, even though it was rocky at times. We went in early January. There was a little wind, but that was expected. We knew it would be a little cold, so we dressed appropriately. The inside of the boat has snacks and drinks for sale. The boat has a very heavy zippered plastic covering on the sides of the boat that completely cover the inside of the boat. You could see out. It was warm in there. We stayed outside at times on the front of the boat and saw the whales as they swam around and made themselves visible to us. We also saw lots of dolphins, and some seals. For the money it is a wonderful trip. Took lots of photos to show our kids. Would recommend this to anyone young or old. Bud from Orange County, California.
Rating: 4
Well done
Sat, Sep 25, 10   12:00 PM joanhg1 Female 70+ Local Family With Children
Boat was clean Commentary excellent and stated honestly that the whales had taken off Family enjoyed the trip. Gave good help getting on and off the boat for seniors
Rating: 5
A great activity for my 13 year old grandson
Sun, Aug 29, 10   2:00 PM nhguthrie Female 70+ Local Family With Children
When looking for this type of activity for my grandson, I went to the internet to chose the cruise that I thought would work for us. Had we not seen dolphins and a blue whale, I thought it very good customer relations that those of us onboard would receive a "rain check". The crew was very efficient, personable and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this activity.
Rating: 3
Skipper favors starboard side.
Tue, Aug 24, 10   5:00 PM 3fishermen Male 70+ Local Family With Children
The skipper always positioned the boat for starboard side viewing from 2:00 o'clock position relative to the bow. We were on the 10:00 o'clock position on the bow and were only able to get a little view through the people standing against the starboard bow rail. It would be nice if he could bring the boat about so the entire length of the boat could get a view of the whale. I don't think many people on the boat even saw it.
Rating: 4
Bad count
Thu, Aug 19, 10   10:00 AM chmieljan Male 70+ Local Individual
No baiting
Rating: 4
ok boat ride ...
Sun, Aug 15, 10   10:00 AM jimslivka47 Male 70+ Unspecified Unspecified
not really a whale watch.....good dolphin adventure.....good narration for them..I..would have like to know the frequency of a chance to see a whale or whales instead of " the capt worked real hard to find one yesterday".......or as we turned for port we were told " now we will go back and see the whale the capt spotted "..........which was really never brought up again as we returned to port with no further mention of any whale s.........i realize these sittings are hit and miss from other whale watch trips i have been on. clean boat,really courteous crew.