Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,318 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 189 412 12 = 400 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 376 826 20 = 806 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 599 1,349 31 = 1,318 97% 4.5
All 4,591 9,537 338 = 9,199 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 603 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 327 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 217 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 152 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 19 100% 4.6
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
First class - knowledgeable, entertaining and fun!
Sun, Mar 3, 13   8:00 AM hankandpam Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Did you ever sit on a boat for 2 hours and think it was 10 hours? NOT going to happen here! The captain gave a informative spiel with a mix of whale hunting, whale watching and dolphin fun. A great trip even if you see no whales. Great day on the seas~!
Rating: 3
pricy and little to no fish
Sun, Mar 3, 13   6:30 AM ANNA92688 Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
We love fishing. We fish almost every weekend. We fish on a boat with the Dana Warf Sportfishing, about 1 to 3 times a year. We don't go that often with them because the total price is too much and fishing has been slow. The crew members are really nice and helpful. They taught us how to tie the hook on better with an easy, but strong knot. Some people catch big ones and even interesting ones. On these trips I have seen moray eels caught and even a large shovel nose guitar fish. We almost always see dolphins and sea lions. It's nice to be out there, but you may not get you money's worth. Some days of fishing are great, while other are not. I would suggest to just fish off of a pier you like best, you might have a better chance. We fish at San Clemente pier a lot. We hope fishing will be good for all people, so fishing on the boat might be worth it. Good luck fishing everyone, no matter where you fish, how you fish, or who your with.
Rating: 5
Awesome, as usual
Sun, Mar 3, 13   6:30 AM shagwa3048 Unspecified 40-49 Local Family With Children
Zerve is easy to use and no mistakes, as usual. Dana Wharf is friendly and helpful and speed, as usual. Sum Fun capt and crew are friendly, approachable and available for help, as usual. We fished 3 spots, but it was slow, but, hey, that's fishing!
Rating: 5
Awesome!!
Sat, Mar 2, 13   12:00 PM donbrown12 Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We saw a fin whale and hundreds of dolphins. The boat ride alone was worth it.
Rating: 5
Whale and dolphin watch
Sat, Mar 2, 13   11:30 AM nancydameron Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
The whale watch trip was incredible. The catamaran was the perfect size boat and was so comfortable. Our captain knew exactly where to take us and we saw whales and a huge pod of dolphins! It was a great trip and I am definitely going again.
Rating: 5
Had a great time!
Sat, Mar 2, 13   11:30 AM rallen8 Male 20-29 Local Other
This trip was required for marine science class, but I enjoyed it more than I expected and will definitely go again just for fun!
Rating: 5
Great family activity close to nature & wild life
Sat, Mar 2, 13   11:00 AM AMROCO Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Great for kids and older to keep close to the natural & wailed life in our coast. Enjoyable for all ages.
Rating: 4
Great boat, crew and customer service.
Sat, Mar 2, 13   8:00 AM WadeShepherd Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
Everything was great. Crew was very courteous, boat was very clean. Captain had a great sense of humor. Just disappointed to not see any whales - just dolphins.
Rating: 5
Best south county fishing!
Fri, Mar 1, 13   10:00 AM Tacklebox Male 20-29 Local Individual
Dana wharf is one of the best places to fish in my opinion. They put you on the fish and help you out with gear, rigging, info and great food. There burgers are second to none. The crew is always polite and friendly and always willing to help. I will be coming back again and again.
Rating: 4
Whale of a Good Time
Thu, Feb 28, 13   12:00 PM donnawanato Female 70+ Local Couple on a Date
Who new the big whales got so close to shore! What a fun trip. The captain was full of interesting info and facts regarding the 7 mile area off Dana Point. We saw about 6 whales and lots of dolphin. Would recommend to anyone.
Rating: 5
awesome afternoon activity!!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Feb 26, 13   2:00 PM carolemetz Female 70+ Local Family Without Children
refreshing, informative,spirit lifting and lots of fun!
Rating: 5
extremely knowledgeable commentary
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Feb 26, 13   10:00 AM mynard Female 70+ Local Other
Person giving commentary throughout the two hours was very knowledgeable about all aspects of the dolphins and whales. Liked seating arrangement at tables. Sat across from a delightful family from CT. Took Captain Dave safari last year - liked this much better - really liked friendly seating arrangements and just overall character of boat and captain. I live in Dana Point and take friends/relatives on these safaris. From now on I would only use this particular boat/service.
Rating: 4
Very informative
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Feb 26, 13   10:00 AM KarenPTerry Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
The crew was really informative about the animals we were seeing. The boat was clean and very comfortable. We saw 1 grey whale, quite a few common dolphins as well as sea lions.
Rating: 5
Awesome Whale Watching Experience!
Sun, Feb 24, 13   12:00 PM JasonBickley Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
We had such a great time whale watching with the crew from Dana Wharf Sportfishing! The captain made sure he did his part in making our whale watching experience great. We were able to see a couple fin whales. The captain had spent as much time as he possibly could have with the whales before we had to turn around and head back to the Harbor. Time was very limited, however on the way back to the harbor a couple more whales were spotted and the captain proceeded to change course from the harbor to see the new whales. Time had to be made up to get back to the harbor in time for the next group to get on the boat. The capt could have not stopped for the second pod of whales and kept heading to the harbor, but instead he stopped for us then made up the time by going full speed back to the harbor. This cost the boat and crew more money in gas which is a big factor in a boat that size. We were all very happy that he made the business decision to show us more whales! Thanks guys!!!!!
Rating: 4
The Whales Were Hiding
Sat, Feb 23, 13   2:00 PM karenrweber Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
We were disappointed that we did not see any whales, but we saw sea lions and bottlenose dolphins. The dolphins put on a real show for us, leaping out of the water and swimming close to the boat.