Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,177 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 210 474 11 = 463 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 292 664 13 = 651 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 524 1,209 32 = 1,177 96% 4.6
All 4,334 8,974 323 = 8,651 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season 360 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale Watch 321 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) 10 100% 4.8 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: 1
Morning and late afternoon, but not night
Sat, Aug 17, 13   5:30 PM daniel2 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Sum Fun was too small a boat and was too crowded. Several people got sick, at night. Then, especially when the boat begins to rock and heave through the swells, sea sickness becomes prevalent since the horizon line is no longer visible. Our last two fishing excursions were on the Dana Pride, a much bigger boat, with half the fishermen. Both of those trips were far more enjoyable.
Rating: 4
nice time
Sat, Aug 17, 13   12:00 PM mrpatton Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
we enjoyed the whale watching trip, nice boat, good time
Rating: 5
A great adventure
Thu, Aug 15, 13   2:00 PM jselecky Male 70+ Local Family With Children
We often go out in January to see the Gray whales but this was the first time to go out in August to see the Blue whales. The captain took us to the right spot to observe some Blue whales and provided a lot of interesting information. We will certainly do it again. It was a great ride.
Rating: 5
Great time to see Marine life
Wed, Aug 14, 13   12:00 PM theohiogirls Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Now is the perfect time to see whales, dolphin, and sea lions off the California coast. The Dana Wharf Catamaran Whale Watching Cruise truly exceeded our expectations of providing a spacious boat, a friendly crew, and numerous encounters with marine life. The 2 hour cruise was sufficient to see everything we wanted, plus some we hadn't expected. I'd recommend the excursion to any age group.
Rating: 5
Caught 30" Halibut
Wed, Aug 14, 13   6:30 AM paulkatona Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
I took one of my Grandsons and Granddaughters fishing on the half day boat " Reel Fun". The crew was a good group of young men that did a great job making sure that everyone on board had a good time. When someone hooked into a larger fish, one of the crew were there to assist if needed. At two different locations, my Grandson hooked into a couple really large fish. Both times one of the crew made sure he had enough room to fight and enjoy his 5 minute battle. The first escaped, but the second turned out to be a 30", Jack Pot Winning, Halibut. Over the years, I've used Dana Point Harbor as our "go to" fishing distention. My Grandson leaves for college today. The "Reel Fun" crew helped create memories I will always cherish...... Thank you.
Rating: 5
Amazing experience
Tue, Aug 13, 13   5:00 PM Martale Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was a last minute event we decided to take on our vacation and we are extremely happy we did so. Blue whales, dolphins, pelicans, sea lions and more. It was amazing
Rating: 5
Blue Whale mother and calf sighted immediately
Tue, Aug 13, 13   5:00 PM doncomm Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
This was a great trip and the Captain was fantastic! We saw dolphins and a sun fish in addition to the whales. The mother and calf dove and resurfaced repeatedly for an hour. The Captain was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We learned a lot while having a great time. Buy the dvd that they offer. Save the whales...
Rating: 5
Awesome Blue Whale sightings
Mon, Aug 12, 13   12:00 PM rswoan Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
We saw 6 whales and had common dolphins ride the bow. Just awesome!
Rating: 5
Fantastic! Great whale watching!
Sun, Aug 11, 13   2:00 PM RonZuber Male 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
This was a very special day for us...we got to see at least 6 massive blue whales and we were able to get so close! The pilot of the boat knew when and where to linger for us to have best views and had great commentary! The boat (the Catamaran) was in great shape, spotless and very comfortable. We live here and are just amazed we had not visited this tour before...we will definitely be back with friends and family.
Rating: 5
Family fun in the sun
Sun, Aug 11, 13   12:45 PM dencontreras Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
My son and nephew loved the fishing trip. They were so excited helping their uncle bring in a 35lb halibut.
Rating: 5
Wonderful Adventure
Sun, Aug 11, 13   12:00 PM lee1216 Male 50-59 Combination Group of Friends
We had a group of friends from Palms Springs visiting our Dana Point home (We split time between DP and PS). Everyone anticipated the whale watching experience and they were not disappointed. There were 7 whale sightings. Of course, the weather was perfect, which helped make the day perfect. This was our 2nd exceptional whale watching experience. The captain and crew were friendly and extremely knowledgeable about whales and sea life in general.. Overall the experience was outstanding and we will be recommending the trip to friends. Thank you.
Rating: 5
Really Nice Time
Sun, Aug 11, 13   10:00 AM kochfam Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I love boats, so we booked a Whale Watching tour. For the money, this is a great deal. Two full hours on a really nice and big boat, full cash bar and enough rail room for everyone. Saw one (maybe two, not sure if the second one was the same) blue whale(s), a seal, and a school of white Risso dolphins. Captain Frank was very knowledgable and entertaining. I would highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 2
There must not be a fish finder on the boat...
Sat, Aug 10, 13   10:00 AM Tuckerdoo Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The staff was nice, and helpful. I have to believe that there was no fish finding equipment installed on the boat, and the captain sure didn't know where to look. However, he captain did mention, repeatedly, how good the fishing was the day before. That was fun to hear. The boat stayed roughly 800 yards from shore, must be the gas prices? I really expected to go much deeper. The food and beverages where very resonable, I had a great meal and one hell of a bloody mary. That's one for the galley. At this point, I cannot recommend a fishing trip, but if you are going for the view, food and drink, it's a fun adventure along the coast.
Rating: 5
Great way to spend the evening
Fri, Aug 9, 13   5:30 PM Kevin180 Male 50-59 Local Unspecified
4 hours is plenty of fishing for me. Boat caught a lot of fish. Crew was very good and took care of everyone very quickly when they brought a fish on board.
Rating: 4
Whale watching
Fri, Aug 9, 13   2:00 PM Jrobe90488 Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Enjoyable trip to see blue whales, dolphins and sealions - very comfortable and spacious boat with good viewing opportunities. Got extremely close to one diving blue whale as it kindly swam across our bow as it went under.