Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,176 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 203 462 10 = 452 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 295 671 13 = 658 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 522 1,208 32 = 1,176 96% 4.6
All 4,341 8,993 323 = 8,670 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season 359 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale Watch 331 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 153 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) 4 100% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
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
Experience of a lifetime
Sat, Sep 5, 09   11:00 AM ToddThomas Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My 12 year old son and I went out at 11:00 a.m. on 9/5/09. We would have enjoyed our excursion even if we had not seen a single whale. The crew was friendly and did a great job explaining the marine life that is found in that area. The boat was perfect with plenty of room to move around. The sandwiches that we purchased from the galley were outstanding. To top it off, not only did we see 2 huge blue whales up close but the crew put us in the middle of a pod of 800 to 1000 dolphin. I want to thank everyone at the Dana Wharf for an experience of a lifetime.
Rating: 2
Captain not very smart.
Mon, Jun 25, 12   5:30 PM ToddSwans Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
Captain stopped at location with seals swimming under the boat. He had us fish there for an hour and ten minutes before it dawned on him that no fish would bite with seals in the area.
Rating: 4
Fun Trip, Good Weather, OK fish
Tue, Jun 3, 08   10:00 AM toddroberts Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Everything was great. boat was on time and the fishing was fun. The guys that operate the boat were really helpful. It was a fun day!
Rating: 5
Very interesting and fun
Tue, Dec 28, 10   10:00 AM toddhavens Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The boat ride was nice with many dolphin (1000's, literally), sea lions and 3 grey whales.
Rating: 4
Very exciting seeing a finback whale! Coming back!
Mon, Apr 2, 12   2:00 PM tngo56 Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
It was a great experience. The captain really wanted us to see something cool and didn't mind being a little late back to the dock so we could see the second largest whale.
Rating: 5
Great trip
Tue, Mar 3, 09   10:00 AM tnevohacohen Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
We tracked one whale for most of the trip, seeing him spout and fluke several times. The boat's crew was very helpful throughout - guiding us where to look and explaining what we were going to see and did see. The team was very professional and made the trip enjoyable and educational. I would recommend this to friends and visitors.
Rating: 5
Awesome adventure and well worth the money!
Mon, Feb 11, 13   12:00 PM tneameyer Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This is a 2 hour boat tour in the beautiful Dana Point harbor and the opportunity to see many schools of dolphins swimming and playing in the ocean as well as seeing a whale. Our tour was guided by a very knowledgeable and passionate individual who truly enjoyed speaking and educating us about aquatic living, eating habits of the animals, migration of the whales and the every day life of the dolphins, whales, sea lions and other animals seen during our venture. His passion and excitement for leading these tours made it very educational and enjoyable for everyone on the venture. Great job and highly recommended to everyone considering this awesome adventure and we will definitely do it again next time in the area!
Rating: 5
highly recommend
Sat, Feb 16, 08   10:00 AM tmulford Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
We had a great time! We didn't even have to go far off shore before we spotted the first whale. The dolphins were the most exciting part of the trip. I plan to go again when the blue whales are here!
Rating: 5
Awesome!
Tue, Jul 30, 13   12:00 PM tmos22002 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Truly enjoyed the excursion! We saw dozens (maybe hundreds) of dolphins and about 5 blue whales. I don't remember the Captain/Guide's name but he was very knowledgeable and informative. Cheeseburgers from the galley not bad either. 1/2 price Tuesdays are a great deal!
Rating: 5
A Fun Time!!!
Mon, Mar 16, 09   2:00 PM tmos22002 Male 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
The only down side was that we did not find any whales on our excursion (the cruise just before ours had found one). However, it was more than made up for by the "jackpot" of dolphins we found. There were literally hundreds in a massive pod. They put on quite a show for us. Weather was beautiful and cruise employees were excellent.
Rating: 5
We had a great time on the boat and love the water
Tue, Mar 6, 12   12:00 PM TMLieurance Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Other
This was a cold/dreary day w/limited sunshine and we stayed outside the entire time. Take gloves and scarf and dress warm and enjoy every minute. We did see whales and have pictures. Dolphins are the most fun! We love the water and this was a fun experience!
Rating: 5
A lot of fun
Thu, Feb 24, 11   12:00 PM tmihalko Female 40-49 Local Other
Although we didnt see any whales, we saw a LOT of dolphin. The boat was nice, the bathrooms were clean and the crew seemed knowledgeable and fun. We truly had an enjoyable time.
Rating: 5
Great time.
Sun, May 16, 10   12:00 PM tmalaw Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Crew professional and knowledgeable. Would definitely do again.
Rating: 5
A GREAT 2 HOUR TOUR
Sat, Apr 16, 11   12:00 PM tlynch41 Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Although we did not see any whales, we did see 100's of dolphins, running, jumping, swimming. The captain was well informed about the ways of the dolphins. I will definitely go again...next time earlier in the year.
Rating: 4
Great Experience!
Wed, Jun 24, 09   5:00 PM tlthorpe Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
I have lived in San Clemente for the last 27 years and have gone fishing out of Dana Point since the mid 70's. I was absolutely surprised to see Whales in Late June in local waters! What a terrific experience, I thought whales were only around in migration season