Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,310 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 147 315 14 = 301 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 300 649 21 = 628 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 605 1,344 34 = 1,310 97% 4.5
All 4,651 9,666 344 = 9,322 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 682 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 316 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 204 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 94 100% 4.8
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 14 100% 4.7
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 Gender Age Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Dolphins were great!
Fri, Jul 4  12:00 PM backraby Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Even though we didn't see any whales the two pods of dolphins we saw were great. We've never seen so many dolphins and the crew seemed very knowledgeable about them. We enjoyed our time on the boat.
Rating: 5
Dana point whale watch tour
Thu, Jul 3  5:00 PM tazzibell Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great time! Saw a lot of baby dolphins playing and entire pods surfing and jumping in our wake.
Rating: 3
Somewhat Disappointing
Thu, Jul 3  2:00 PM Steve7 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We didn't see any whales, which isn't the sole reason for the disappointment (I understand that there has to be luck involved). What I was really disappointed about was the the crew provided no commentary throughout the two hour cruise, except for some comments regarding the sighting of several dolphins towards the end of the excursion. It would have been nice if the crew provided some information on whales in general and perhaps some stories on prior sightings, etc. They all looked bored with their jobs.
Rating: 5
Loved it
Tue, Jul 1  12:00 PM Trixiebrown Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Kids loved the dolphins
Rating: 4
FUN...but disappointing
Sat, Jun 28  12:00 PM PEPPRMNTPATT Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
It was a great two hours for the price however we didn't get to see any whales. We did get to see dolphins. Since it's not guaranteed to see whales I don't think i'd pay again to chance not seeing whales again. Still had a good time on the boat.
Rating: 4
Fun but no whales:-(
Sat, Jun 28  12:00 PM mpetrus Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We enjoyed the boat ride, but unfortunately saw no whales on this trip. Just dolphins.
Rating: 4
No Luck
Tue, Jun 24  2:00 PM mullfsu Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We unfortunately didn't see any whales or dolphins on our trip. The group before us got to see a humpback whale. We used our "whale check" a couple days later, but struck out again. I'll hold on to that "whale check" in case I'm ever in the area again. Captain and crew were friendly and informative.
Rating: 4
Great boat ride but not whales
Tue, Jun 24  2:00 PM Ledwithja30 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The crew were very nice. Unfortunately we did not see any whales during our 2 hour boat ride. Dana Wharf gave us whale passes to sign up for another boat ride. No expiration. We came from NJ and stayed in Carlsbad, CA. The weather was great. We plan to return. When we do we will schedule to go on another boat ride. Whale season is from July to Sept. We went end of June. A bit early. Better luck next time. I still highly recommend going. Go during the season.
Rating: 3
Good time, great weather, not much to see
Tue, Jun 24  2:00 PM clloyd70 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Had a nice boat ride under sunny skies, but did not see any whales or dolphins despite the report of the previous group seeing a humpback. Disappointing to the kids not to witness the sea life but a decent trip nonetheless.
Rating: 5
We saw a whale, were in awe, and loved it!
Tue, Jun 24  12:00 PM henningseven Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were very lucky that we came upon a humpback whale. It was an awesome experience and we would recommend it to anyone. I cannot wait to come back to Orange Co. and I am sure that our family would be up for another trip on the Dana Wharf Whale Watching trip. The only thing I was disappointed in was that because we found a whale, we never got the opportunity to see some dolphins. That is the only thing that would have made the trip a complete success. WE LOVED THE EXPERIENCE!
Rating: 5
So fun. We can't wait to go again.
Sun, Jun 22  12:45 PM Ladyapryl Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I am the mother of a 5 year old boy. My son had never caught a fish before and I hadn't been fishing since I was a child. They crew took excellent care of us and Cameron and Jonathan both took extra time to help my son catch fish. We are excited to go again very soon. I signed my son up to be part of the kid's club as well.
Rating: 5
Great time!
Sat, Jun 21  2:00 PM kelliclarke Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The captain and Steve were great. Very informative and friendly. We had a great time!
Rating: 5
Hoping to eat ocean fish
Fri, Jun 20  5:30 PM ellisfamily Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was a great time for our family! We enjoyed the boat ride, the staff was very kind and helpful with all of our needs. We were able to catch fish and it was fun for our kids to experience ocean fishing. They were a little disappointed that the fish we caught were not big enough to meet the legal catch and keep size. Overall it was a really great time to experience ocean fishing! Thanks Dana Wharf Sportfishing!
Rating: 5
We LOVED it!
Fri, Jun 20  12:00 PM Emerson96 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had an amazing time. We were not expecting to see whales due to the season but a Minske whale surfaced several times, and he came close to the boat even though tour guide warned us they are kind of shy. We then had tons of dolphins sightings, they were speeding along beside and in front of our boat. So much fun! Clean, on time, knowledgeable guide. Recommended!
Rating: 5
EXCELLENT
Wed, Jun 18  2:00 PM SueMuth Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had the best time. My son and I did this same trip last year and it did not disappoint this year.