Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,326 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 134 281 14 = 267 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 302 659 18 = 641 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 613 1,360 34 = 1,326 97% 4.5
All 4,661 9,688 344 = 9,344 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 700 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 317 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 204 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 94 100% 4.8
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 11 100% 4.6
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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 3
Fri, Apr 25  12:00 PM jtoderan Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Had bad weather, choppy water and didn't see any whales or dolphins. But on the plus side, we can return free of charge if ever back in the area. I'd prefer a discount on tickets purchased as we may never be back, but at least it's something.
Rating: 5
Wonderful Experience!
Thu, Apr 24  12:00 PM jmdrmd33 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Great time! Saw lots of whales and dolphins. Crew was great and Captan was very informative. Would recommend to everyone. Very well priced for what you get!
Rating: 5
The most beautiful experience I've ever had.
Tue, Apr 22  4:30 PM waalajr Female 20-29 Combination Group of Friends
This whale/dolphin watching experience was one of the most incredible experiences I've ever had. Nothing compares to being able to see these beautiful animals out in the wild. Seeing a dolphin stampede out in the Pacific Ocean brought tears to my eyes. It was breathtaking. I also learned so much about dolphins, whales, seals, and sea lions during this trip. The captain was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about all different types of marine life and taught us so much. He shared so many amazing experiences he has had, the history of different animals, and what he and others are doing to protect marine life. This experience is a MUST for everyone. It just reminds you how beautiful Mother Nature is. I will be taking all of my friends and family who visit the area!
Rating: 5
Tue, Apr 22  12:00 PM PollyZ Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
My sister is visiting from Toronto, Canada and whale watching is always on her "must do" list. We had a terrific afternoon; followed a grey whale mother and calf at a safe distance so as not to spook them. The mother breached four or five times, coming straight up out of the water and the youngster copied her To round it off the mother flipped her tail out of the water (fluted?) three or four times. We were both thrilled to see it AND it was half-price Tuesday! Thank you!!
Rating: 5
Fish bite at night!
Sat, Apr 19  5:30 PM ANNA92688 Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
The fish really bite at night! Huge sand bass were caught! I caught two and my mom caught one. I also caught two treefish. Really good eaten. That day there were 20 sand bass caught, some rockfish, and a few calico bass. Check it out and give it a try! Good bites on squid. Fish on this trip or the 3/4 day trip, because the regular 1/2 day trips are not catching anything. Twilight at 5:30pm( this trip) is a good one to go onto. Good luck catching fish, and have fun fishing!
Rating: 5
Beautiful expirience had fun watching whales
Sat, Apr 19  10:00 AM Tonya12345 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My children and I went whale watching for the first time. Very happy got to see a whale mom with a baby, my children loved it. Made great memories and would love to go again in the future
Rating: 5
whale watch tour
Tue, Apr 15  2:30 PM cnelson72ia Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
while we didn't see anything except 1 whale and a calf, on our way back into dock, we were still given whale cards for a free return excursion which was extremely nice and there is no expiration for them which apparently is what they offer and I didn't know that - awesome customer service. Also bought some hoodies from their store. Can't wait to use them!!! Captain was very knowledgeable and told us many facts throughout the cruise.
Rating: 5
Fun and Informative!
Tue, Apr 15  12:00 PM carolance Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a wonderful time on our tour. We saw one whale and many dolphin. The tour guides were very informative and friendly. We'll do it again and again.
Rating: 5
Great Whale Watching Tour
Mon, Apr 14  2:30 PM Kristine127 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The staff was courteous and full of information. Knowledgeable about the sea life around the Dana Point and San Clemente area. We spotted five Gray Whales on the tour and enjoyed the tour very much.
Rating: 5
Fri, Apr 11  2:30 PM DaynaKinkade Female 50-59 Local Other
I took my elderly parents out and we had a great experience with dolphins and saw whales. Just the view of the coastline from the water was appreciated by my 90+ year old step-dad from Iowa. Thanks,
Rating: 2
Fri, Apr 11  12:00 PM donnatruong Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Mt family can't wait to go on the boat to watch whale but we disappointed that we didn't see any whale , my little son was so sad that he didn't see any whale :) it was not that we were thinking
Rating: 4
A wonderful experience!
Wed, Apr 9  10:00 AM riozwart Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were very lucky to cone into a large pod of Dolphins, despite heading out in fog. We were totally surrounded by hundreds of swimming jumping dolphins - truly an experience of a lifetime. The boat was immaculate. Overall great, but I did find the one staff member was rather curt for no reason. He no longer seemed to be enjoying his job. Overall it was more than we hoped for.
Rating: 5
Tue, Apr 8  4:30 PM christhiel Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Was a lovely trip with our kids. Would go again for sure.
Rating: 5
Tue, Apr 8  2:30 PM noelle80 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was our second time visiting the Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching. It is a family favorite. We saw lots of whales this trip and lots of dolphins on the last trip. We always enjoy being out on the boat as well. The prices are so reasonable and the schedule is very accommodating. We love this excursion. Thank you!
Rating: 5
there she blows
Tue, Apr 8  2:30 PM jackb3 Female 50-59 Unspecified Other
took a 2 hour whale watch in mid afternoon. was not too crowded, great day! saw a gray whale with pup, a second gray whale, a number of sea lions out in the ocean and some fin whales! One of the fin whales liked us and played around the boat for some time giving us all a thrill! only suggestion i would make is for them to improve their audio, most of the time we could not hear what they were saying,,,, but that didn't impact what we saw!!