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: 4
Great two hour sail
Tue, Mar 30, 10   12:00 PM suluhu24 Female 40-49 Local Individual
I had a good time on my whale watching trip - the day was beautiful and we saw dolphins. Unfortunately, we didn't see any whales. But true to their promise, the Dana Wharf company gave everyone on board a free ticket for a future trip. The boat was a bit crowded (it was Spring Break) so I would recommend getting in line early to guarantee yourself a good spot on the boat. (Seating is very limited unless you don't mind being inside.) The crew was knowledable, but unfortunately they did not give a lot of information over the loudspeaker. If you got lucky and were close to the crew on deck they did have a lot of information to share.
Rating: 4
whale watching in dana point
Mon, Feb 15, 10   2:00 PM sukchoi Female 50-59 Local Individual
when i went whale watching, i saw some sea lions hanging out and basking in the sun. i took some pictures and we went deeper into the water. Later, we saw some common dolphins playing in the water. i tried to take some pictures, but they were too fast. i managed to take some pictures of them jumping. we didnt see a whale though, so we headed back to the docks. on our way back, we saw more dolphins. we got to the docks.
Rating: 5
Amazing Anniversary Trip!
Sat, Jul 9, 11   5:00 PM sukabear Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My husband and I took this cruise for our 3rd wedding anniversary. It was absolutely amazing! I know a lot of it is circumstancial, but we saw 2 blue whales on our trip!!!!! One of them was almost right next to boat. One of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. The crew was also very nice and informative and we learned a lot about the whales. It was also nice that the crew was very strict about some small children that were being loud and obnoxious. They quieted them down so everyone else could enjoy the trip. It was much appreciated :)
Rating: 2
Reel Fun should be retired
Fri, Jul 15, 11   12:00 PM sujohn Male 50-59 Combination Family With Children
There is no place to sit on this boat, we will fish again but never on the Reel Fun..
Rating: 5
Amazing!
Wed, Jun 24, 09   5:00 PM suhankup Female Under 20 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
This was an amazing whale watching trip! We saw at least two fin whales and some local sea lions. Can't wait to go again!
Rating: 4
So much fun, we did it again 2 days later
Sun, May 22, 11   12:00 PM Sugarpeeps Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
While we didn't see any large whales, the crew made sure to find us a great little pod of Rizzo dolphins and a few bottlenoses - it was great fun! We went out again two days later, again no large whales, but common dolphins everywhere - it was a blast to watch those little guys swim along with the boat, so close they actually splashed you when they jumped from the water!
Rating: 4
LOVED THE DOLPHINS
Sun, Mar 13, 11   11:00 AM suenj1023 Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
I was blown away by all the dolphins we saw and a bit dissappointed we didnt see any whales.
Rating: 5
A Pleasant Nature Jaunt
Wed, Jan 22  12:00 PM Suegrim Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
An enjoyable afternoon perusing Dana Point's Harbor for wildlife is a must. We viewed and followed 2 gray whales, watching them fluke and dive. In addition the dolphins seemed to frolic as they jumped on the boat's wake following us as we heads to shore. Sea lions rested on buoys in the harbors and played in the marina. Gulls and pelicans abounded as we boated, making the mellow afternoon complete. After the cruise, we wander shop, ate some smoked fish, and had a delicious dinner. There's lots to see in Dana Point.
Rating: 5
Great trip.
Mon, Jan 9, 12   10:00 AM suearchbold Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
The whole trip was great. Weather was great, fishing was even better. Lots of keepers and just as many fun to reel in throw-backs. Captain and deck hand were really terrific as always.
Rating: 5
Beautiful day, helpful crew, multiple sightings...
Tue, Mar 8, 11   12:00 PM stumpshot76 Male 50-59 Combination Family Without Children
This was the second Dana Wharf outing by family members in the past year, and we were again pleased by the service, scenery and pleasant and helpful crew. We will be back again..!!
Rating: 5
Great Daytrip!!
Mon, Oct 19, 09   10:00 AM stumpshot76 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The crew on this boat were great! We will definitely fish with them again.
Rating: 4
Good time
Tue, Jul 28, 09   5:00 PM stubb00 Male 20-29 Combination Group of Friends
We had a good time. Saw a lot of dolphins which was cool but no whales, but overall had a good time.
Rating: 5
Great time
Sun, Mar 16  12:00 PM striptza Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Lucky to find grey whales quickly and spent time following them which was awesome. Them got in the middle of. Dolphin pod....what a wonderful experience!
Rating: 4
No whale sighting, but still fun!
Sun, Mar 7, 10   12:00 PM striptza Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Although we did not spot any whales on our trip, my daughter and I still had lots of fun just being out on the water! The best part is that the DanaWharf provides you with a free return ticket because we did not see a whale, so we get to go back whenever we would like. It does not even have to be this season! That definitely made it worth our while. The staff of the Dana Pride were also very friendly. I would recommend this for a fun activity for the family
Rating: 5
Whale Watching
Tue, Feb 22, 11   2:00 PM Strindberg Female 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
We enjoyed a beautiful two hour trip and followed two California Gray Whales at a respectful distance on their trip down the coast. The narration provided by the captain and others was both educational and enthusiastic. The crew was as delighted as the passengers in observing these beautiful animals. Really enjoyed our outting!