Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,174 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 210 474 11 = 463 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 291 661 13 = 648 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 523 1,206 32 = 1,174 96% 4.6
All 4,333 8,971 323 = 8,648 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 357 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Perfect!
Mon, Aug 15, 11   5:00 PM Susanvonnied Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The staff was great, The boat was great. The dolphins and whales were so beautiful, it almost made me cry.We had a really good time.
Rating: 5
BEST TRIP EVER!!!
Fri, Apr 12, 13   12:00 PM susanschloss Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
This by far was the best Whale watching experience ever!! The crew was outstanding, very informative while continually searching for whales and dolphins. Captain Jack and crew found a mother and calf, lots of dolphins played close to the boat while another Gray Whale decided to come play with the dolphins. A MUST if you are in the area!!
Rating: 5
Excellent experience. Wonderful Crew!
Sat, Feb 16, 08   12:00 PM susanmurnane Unspecified 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We want to thank you all for the wonderful experience. The crew was tierless in their patience of our novice abilities. I know it is always hard to controll a large group but a reminder to the guests about families with children may help keep some of the language in a more appropriate zone for kids. Thanks again! John B. Murnane
Rating: 5
Excellent
Sat, Aug 2, 08   1:00 PM susanmcnally Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Boat was clean, comfortable. Boat staff were very pleasant, friendly and very informed!!! They were great to spend the afternoon with. We really enjoyed the trip. My group consisted of my husband and I, our 21 year old son and our 28 year old niece. This was a fun way to spend an afternoon and next time we are in California I would like to do this again or try the sportsfishing. The one thing that I do think could have been better would be the staff at the ticket counter. They oould have been friendlier.
Rating: 5
We had a great family reunion on this fishing trip
Sat, Sep 19, 09   12:00 PM susanmadison Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The staff on the boat were very friendly and helpful. When my fishing pole broke, one of the crew let me use his. My family had a great time.
Rating: 5
Great Time
Fri, Sep 3, 10   10:00 AM susanlamb Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
My husband and myself try to go ocean fishing atleast one time a month. Our favorite boat is Sum Fun. We usually catch some fish and the captain and crew is great. Very polite and knowledgeable. I would recommend Dana Wharf Fishing to anyone.
Rating: 5
A lovely day
Sun, Mar 2, 08   10:00 AM SusanKMcE Female 50-59 Local Other
We didn't see whales on this trip but we saw a pod of dolphins that were very entertaining. I got a lot of good photos. The weather was perfect but DO follow the recommendations to wear several layers of clothing. It was cold enough to need two jackets and a hood but we were in our tee shirts later that day. Also, consider taking Dramamine before you go. The up and down of the boat is just enough to make you a little queasy.
Rating: 5
Excellent
Tue, Mar 16, 10   2:00 PM susanjensen Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
It was a beautiful day and the boat was full but we had plenty of room. The crew were great and we saw sea lions, whales, and dolphins. Great day Thanks
Rating: 5
Exciting Afternoon
Sat, Aug 13, 11   10:00 AM susanekholm Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Making this excursion by boat made for a different experience. We saw several whales from a distance and were able to approach closely enough to see them blow and dive. Really topnotch adventure.
Rating: 5
Luck and Preparation
Fri, Aug 12, 11   12:00 PM susanekholm Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We were lucky to see blue whales at very close range. The catamaran was easily manueuvered into range; the ocean was exceptionally clear (and apparently tasty, judging by the number of whales feeding in the area). The catamaran was not crowded, so we could see from every angle. The naturalist was helpful, but I did not like the rock music playing onboard throughout the visit.
Rating: 5
Excellent Cruise
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 23, 11   12:00 PM SusanDodge Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
A great time was had by 4 senior citizens. The captain and crew were wonderful.
Rating: 4
Recommended tour
Sat, Mar 12, 11   3:00 PM susancheung Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
We saw alot of dolphins and some whales. It definitely worth the ticket.
Rating: 4
Recommended
Sun, Jan 11, 09   12:00 PM Susanbrambil Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Well, it was a nice boat ride - and narration. Got pretty close to seals and saw dolphins. The captain persisted in looking for whales, but we never saw any - but I liked the fact that he tried.
Rating: 4
If only the whales had cooperated.
Sun, Dec 20, 09   12:00 PM susan25 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The boat trip alone is great, but it would have helped if the whales had cooperated and been present. We did see some California sea lions and the discussion about them and how they are different from seals was informative. We didn't see any other marine life except for sea birds until the very end when the boat ran thru some bait fish being chased by some dolphins. There was a potential sighting of a whale, but it was already too far behind us as we entered the harbor and we couldn't take the time to verify what it was. The captain made sure that we had the opportunity to go out again free of charge, which he really didn't have to do.
Rating: 5
Fun and Romance in Dana Point
Mon, Feb 14, 11   4:00 PM surfingolas Male 30-39 Unspecified Couple on a Date
We have done this trip every valentines day for the last few years and have never been dissapointed. We have only been on one trip where we didn't see a whale and on that trip we still saw a tightly grouped pod of dolphins that were very entertaining. The crew on the boats are always invormative and personable and we always make at least one new friend. We look forward to it every year and will be going again next year. Cheaper than a french restaurant and twice as romantic