Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,328 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 158 354 4 = 350 99% 4.6
Last 6 months 361 808 17 = 791 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 593 1,359 31 = 1,328 97% 4.6
All 4,517 9,383 330 = 9,053 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 524 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 337 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 222 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 217 90% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 28 100% 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
great day!
Mon, Jan 21, 13   10:00 AM Carolinesmit Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
very fun day!
Rating: 4
Positive
Sun, Jan 20, 13   2:00 PM mtk746 Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
We didn't see any whales for almost 1.5 hours. At that point we saw many, and so they actually extended the tour so we could view them longer. That was unexpected and appreciated. The lower area of the boat where the snack bar is could be upgraded a little. It's not a very nice area. I'm sure most people stand outside, but if you want a place to sit for a while it should be a little nicer.
Rating: 5
Worth the money and did see whales
Sun, Jan 20, 13   2:00 PM Vance3201 Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Had a wonderful father & son day with my son whale watching and we did get to see whales. It was nice to take the time from working and just do something out of the ordinary. My son enjoyed it that I may consider doing it again in March where we will see tons of whales.
Rating: 2
Not long enough for money paid
Sun, Jan 20, 13   12:00 PM Ctano88 Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
Two hours of dealing with private boaters, saw two whales from a distance and nothing else. Wasn't worth the money paid.
Rating: 5
A wonderful experience with a great crew
Sun, Jan 20, 13   12:00 PM Dane_Schuck Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
We all had a great time. The skipper and crew were very efficient, knowledgable and accomodating. We plan to go again in a few weeks.
Rating: 5
Lots of fun.
Sat, Jan 19, 13   2:00 PM poohbear1321 Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
Saw a whale,Dolphins and Harbor Seals and a Angel Fish.
Rating: 5
great
Sat, Jan 19, 13   12:00 PM pburman01 Female 60-69 Local Unspecified
Great guide.
Rating: 5
Great way to spend an afternoon
Fri, Jan 18, 13   12:00 PM lucysky Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The boat ride in and of itself is a simple pleasure. The crew is very friendly and kind. I brought my Mom and her girlfriends from back east. We had purfect weather and we did see a whale. There were tons of dolphins that were just adorable. Second year in a row we had a great time. We were able to but the tickets in advance and saved a bundle. That was an added perk. When you arrive in Dana Point to check in for the boat ride, there is kind of an ordeal to have to call and give them a 3 digit number. If we did not arrive early, that could of been very stressful. All in all it was a great day and thank you.
Rating: 5
Wonderful, informative experience
Fri, Jan 18, 13   12:00 PM RubyFerm Female 30-39 Local Individual
The whale watch was a real delight - Captain Jack was a well of information, full of fascinating bits of information the wildlife we saw. The ride was smooth and the staff was great!
Rating: 1
Held captive while crew gets rich cleaning squid
Sun, Jan 13, 13   5:30 PM RJaquette Male 40-49 Local Individual
You are not allowed to take your squid off the boat until the crew has charged you $3 each to do a half-hearted cleaning job on them. You can't even clean your own!?! We waited for 3.5 hours while just 2 crew members slowly cleaned the boats catch. We didn't get back until 2am. It was ridiculous. A responsible charter operation would let fishermen clean their own or put more cleaning crew on the boat. $1 is the standard cleaning fee elsewhere. We froze while they got rich. Not worth it.
Rating: 5
Great lot of fun
Sun, Jan 13, 13   2:00 PM mzupanc Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Dana Point is a beautiful area, the wharf is interesting and fun, and the Wind and Sea restaurant on the wharf had yummy soup and fresh calamari to warm us up after the trip. We had a great time and will certainly do it again, and recommend it to friends and out-of-town visitors.
Rating: 4
Enjoyable cruise
Sun, Jan 13, 13   12:00 PM alanknutson Male Unspecified Local Couple on a Date
We watched about 100 dolphins swim in and out of our wake. Crew was friendly and kept the passengers informed with interesting information. It was a very cool day on the water and since we were unable to spot any whales, the crew gave us free tickets to come back out again, which was respectable. I would recommend the trip to anyone, it was definitely worth it.
Rating: 5
Incredibly Fun Evening
Sat, Jan 12, 13   5:30 PM Kelleyr527 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
I got this trip as a gift from my sons for Christmas and we decided to use it for a Twilight Giant Squid fishing trip. We had an incredible time!! The Dana Warf staff, boat captain & deckhands all were top-notch and I would HIGHLY reccommend this trip AND location!
Rating: 5
Experience of a lifetime
Fri, Jan 11, 13   5:30 PM noeljwells45 Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Took our 8 year old grand daughter and her dad out (curious to see what a "giant squid" was all about). Sea was rough. It was windy and cold. Everything was against our adventure, but it was a resounding success. Captain and crew were gracious hosts. People were friendly and helpful (we obviously were new to squid fishing). We had a wonderful time despite all that was working against us. Planning on taking other grand kids out as opportunities arise from year to year. Enjoyed the squid fillets the next night for dinner. Affordable family experience.
Rating: 5
Great Time!
Fri, Jan 11, 13   5:30 PM Bennychuck Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Took my 15 year old son to fish for giant squid as he'd seen an article on a yahoo news page. It was freezing and windy, several people threw up, but we had a wonderful time!! Can't say enough nice things about the crew. All guys were patient with our inexperience, very helpful and enthusiastic. Definitely recommend.