Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,347 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 99 222 7 = 215 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 291 637 18 = 619 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 620 1,381 34 = 1,347 97% 4.5
All 4,678 9,730 344 = 9,386 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 727 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 320 98% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 203 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 94 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 3 100% 5.0
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: 4
A good day
Sat, Apr 4, 09   12:00 PM tomjef Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The weather was good and the accomodations were good also. The staff was helpful in setting up the proper gear and bait. Although the catch of fish was minimal, there was a grey whale pup that was seen, dolphins, and an awnry sea lion (I expect he was catching fish), All in all a good trip and reasonably priced. I expect to go on another sea fishing adventure this summer when the fish are a little more plentiful.
Rating: 4
Great guys on the boat
Sun, Nov 11, 07   10:00 AM tomhall4255 Male Under 20 Local Group of Friends
My son and his friend went out fishing and enjoyed themselves. Caught alot of fish early, then nothing the last couple hours, but that's fishing (otherwise they'd call it catching!) I've been out many times with these folks and they're always friendly and helpful. A fun time!
Rating: 5
It was fun.
Sun, Mar 9, 08   1:00 PM TomGoenner Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Captain of boat was great and if there was any whales to see it would have been even better.
Rating: 4
MY SON HAD FUN ANC CAUGHT HIS FIRST BARRACUDA
Sun, Jul 17, 11   12:45 PM TomEhinger23 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
WE HAD A GOOD TIME. WISH WE CAUGHT MORE FISH. THE DECKHANDS WERE A GREAT HELP. THE ONLY NEGATIVE THING I CAN SAY IS THE TRIP ENDED EARLY. WE LEFT THE DOCK AT 12;45 PM AND BACK AT THE DOCK AT 5;00 PM. I THOUGHT THE TRIP WAS FROM 12;30 TO 5;45 PM. OTHERWISE IT WAS A FUN EXPERIENCE FOR MY SON. WE WILL PROBABLY GO AGAIN.
Rating: 5
Great Time
Sun, Aug 18, 13   12:00 PM tome2tone Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Took my 12 year old stepdaughter and my 4 year old daughter for this trip. They both loved it dolphins everywhere, 2 blue whales. The Captain did everything possilbe for us to see more whales. He was extremely knowlagable and gave great info on the trip. We will be going back soon.
Rating: 4
Bad fishing day
Fri, Mar 23, 12   10:00 AM TomAgcaoili Male 50-59 Local Individual
Great Crew & Captain
Rating: 5
The crew was very engaged and helpful
Fri, Oct 31  10:00 AM ToddVoss Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
The crew was very attentive to everyone on the boat and excursion. They were very accessible and helpful with repairing broken lines to helping all with catching fish. I highly recommend this charter service.
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
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
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!