Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,176 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 204 462 10 = 452 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 296 671 13 = 658 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 523 1,208 32 = 1,176 96% 4.6
All 4,342 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: 2
Not so good
Fri, Mar 21, 08   10:00 AM stelzdagrk Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
I went on the fishing boat thinking I was going to catch a lot of fish and big ones but I ended up wasting my time and money. I didn't catch anything. I don't recommend fishing with Dana Wharf.
Rating: 5
Didn't have to wait long to see Whales
Sat, Jul 28, 12   6:00 PM Stei0420 Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
As soon as we left the harbor, we headed straight for a whale sighting, it was amazing, I would definitely recommend this to anyone
Rating: 4
FISH CLEANING FEE
Sat, Sep 24, 11   5:30 PM stefos Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Surprise $2 fee to clean each squid. Couldn't take home whole. Didn't find out about fee until near end of trip with 16 squid in sack. Great trip otherwise.
Rating: 4
Good Ride, Good Crew
Tue, Jan 1, 08   12:00 PM stefanhajek Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The boat was great and we saw a whale, some seals, and some dolphins, so really got all we wanted out of it. The main complaint was the crowd which was full of rude people (no fault of the tour) and the galley had a football game on full blast in surround, which didn't lend itself to the experience at all. The crew is great and knowledgeable. Overall, definitely recommended.
Rating: 5
Awesome experience crew was very friendly
Sat, Sep 24, 11   5:30 PM steeltech760 Male 20-29 Local Family With Children
Took my Nephew out to a squid trip both of us had a great time and I loved the fact that they had blue moon beer on the boat.
Rating: 5
WHAT A TIME!! WHAT A TIME!!
Mon, Jul 20, 09   5:00 PM stavonnie Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
ANYONE CONSIDERING THE OCEAN ADVENTURES TOURS FROM MORNING OR EVENING DEPARTATIONS, ARE SPECTACULAR. I JUST WENT ON MY ADVENTURE CRUISE WITH MY FAMILY 7-20-09 AND SAW A BLUE WHALE!! IT WAS DEFINATELY WONDERFUL TO ENJOY ALONG WITH THE FAMILY, WE ALSO SAW MANY OF THE RISSO DOLPHINS AND JUST GORGEOUS PODS OF OTHER DOLPHINS. VERY INFORMATIONAL ALSO, YOU ARE EDUCATED EVERY STEP OF THE WAY WITH THE CAPTAIN IN CHARGE OF SPEAKING, AND A NICE CREW TO SERVE YOU. VERY EXCITING BEING SO CLOSE TO THE SIGHTS OF ACTION OFF THE BOAT, WHICH WAS ALSO BEAUTIFUL I MIGHT ADD. EVERY ONE ON THE BOAT HAD PLENTY OF ROOM TO WATCH AND ENJOY IN THEIR OWN SPACE ON ALL SIDES OF THE BOAT WHETHER YOU CHOOSE WHALE WATCHING, FISHING OR EVENING OCEAN ADVENTURES YOU WILL SURELY ENJOY YOURSELF WITH FAMILY OR ON A ROMANTIC CRUISE, AND EVEN ALONE, WE MET VERY NICE STRANGERS
Rating: 4
Beautiful!
Tue, Oct 12, 10   4:00 PM starstuff Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The trip was fantastic! We actually didn't see any whales, but saw a huge pod of probably 500 dolphin which was just as good if not better. The dolphin stayed with the boat for ages. We saw them up close and even got splashed as they leapt into the air, showing off for us. There were alot of moms with babies at their sides which was amazing. At one point the dolphin came across a huge school of sardine and began feeding. Suddenly the air and the water were filled with huge majestic Pelicans and squawking seagulls trying to get in on the action. It made me wish I could go out there every single day. The crew were polite although not too attentive. We were surprised to find out after we departed that the blue whale season was long over, which is not what the web site said. It would have been nice to know that. The captain shared some interesting facts about the animals but I wished he had shared more. The crew seemed busy watching a baseball game on t.v. instead. But all in all it was a wonderful day and for the price you can't beat it. For me it beats a cheeseburger and a movie anyday! I will go again... soon!
Rating: 5
Awsome experience seeing the Blue whales!
Fri, Jul 27, 12   12:00 PM StanWoodward Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Awsome experience seeing the Blue whales!
Rating: 4
good day on the water
Wed, Feb 18, 09   10:00 AM stanmcmullin Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Friendly, helpful crew made the fishing enjoyable. We caught enough fish for dinner without landing anything very large. It was winter fishing and we were satisfied with the day. Equipment rented was fine and bait supplied did the tick.
Rating: 4
had alot of fun
Sun, Aug 7, 11   6:30 AM stanleyho2 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
my group had a great time with the half day trip. we would like to go again during the week for the tuesday discount.
Rating: 5
Fishing Day Success!!!
Mon, May 27, 13   10:00 AM StacyMohler Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The experience we had on our fishing day in Dana Point was awesome!!! The boat was super clean and accomidating! The crew was so great and helpful! Super nice guys! We had the best time fishing for my hubby's birthday! He loved it....guess it didn't hurt that he caught the biggest fish on the boat and won the jackpot!! Everyone from the check-in counter at Dana Wharf to the Captain on the Reel Fun was amazingly friendly and we would love a repeat of this day soon!! Cheers!!!
Rating: 5
An amazing adventure.
Tue, Jul 26, 11   5:00 PM staceyrw81 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The boat was clean. The crew was very nice and very knowledgeable. We saw 2 different groups of blue whales, a great white shark, and sea lions. We looked for dolphins, but did not find them. The great white shark was playing with the boat. At one point he came straight at us. It was amazing. I brought my parents (both 74) and they were in awe. Was a wonderful experience for them. My mom's only regret was that my sister was not with us to enjoy the experience. I would highly recommend this adventure as well as this crew to everyone I know.
Rating: 4
Amazing Adventure
Sat, May 15, 10   5:00 PM staceyrw81 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was the best money I spent on the entire trip. Was a wonderful experience enjoyed by everyone on board. The crew of the cruise were great...very friendly...interacting with all and very helpful.
Rating: 4
Fun Trip!
Sat, Mar 6, 10   8:00 AM SSproule1964 Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
We enjoyed the 8am outing and saw dolphins, sea lions, and whales!
Rating: 4
Excellent experience; we'll never forget it
Tue, Jul 22, 08   5:00 PM sshreeve Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Fantastic experience - my 15-year son was thrilled and enthralled...a major highlight to our vacation.