Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,315 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 181 393 10 = 383 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 368 813 18 = 795 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 596 1,345 30 = 1,315 97% 4.5
All 4,565 9,479 336 = 9,143 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 570 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 318 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 231 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 171 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 25 100% 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great adventure!
Tue, Jun 23, 09   1:00 PM spinion Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
Although I live locally my dad and his wife were in town from Wisconsin. It was a great activity both for them being out of town and for my 3 year old daughter. We saw a ton of dolphins, 2 whales (which I wasn't anticipating) as well as the seals, not to mention the beautiful landscape. I would recommend the cruise for both locals and out of towners!
Rating: 4
FUN TRIP. WISH WE COULD HAVE FISHED FOR LONGER
Mon, Jul 22, 13   6:30 AM spiel33 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
WOULD RECOMMEND FISHING FROM DANA POINT. ALWAYS FUN !
Rating: 5
Lots of fun even tho whales were shy
Fri, Mar 21  2:30 PM sphealey Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Enjoyed the ride and observing sealife. Captain seemed very knowledgeable and the crew was professional and friendly. Unfortunately the whales didn't want to come up much above the surface that day but we did see them!
Rating: 5
Great Experience
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Oct 10, 10   4:00 PM spetersen3 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
The captain was great, knew a lot about the animals we saw. It was educational and perfect for my 6 year old and I. The captain made sure we had plenty of time with the dolphins, awesome experience.
Rating: 5
We saw whales
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Aug 3, 11   5:00 PM spenser1 Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The captain did find whales and stayed on them/it. Unfortunately the whales kept diving and staying under for 10 minutes at a time. We did get fairly close to the whale. Which was difficult for the captain as the whale only took up to 5 breaths before diving down again.
Rating: 5
Fun time had by all! Can't wait to go again!
Wed, Jan 9, 13   5:30 PM SpencerSteel Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
It was a great time and we definitely want to go again. Thanks! .......Except for one of us who needed some sea sick meds! hahaha!
Rating: 5
Excellent time and had a wonderful evening
Sat, Apr 21, 12   4:00 PM spencerhardy Male 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
We received the ticket quickly and had a wonderful time on our whale-watching trip. The captain went above and beyond making it an enjoyable trip.
Rating: 4
A Whale of a Time.
Sat, Feb 16, 08   10:00 AM Speechguy Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was great to be out in the ocean, enjoying just that was great. We saw several whales, seal lions, and dolphins. The boat was great as were the crew. We had a wonderful time.
Rating: 4
Great outing, no whales
Sat, Mar 13, 10   8:00 AM spedly1 Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
Dana Wharf was very professional and courteous throughout the trip. The boat was clean, they serve food and drinks on the boat which was great for the 8am trip. We unfortunately did not see any whales or dolphins, but they made sure to give each passenger a coupon that is good forever, for any time of day (upon making reservations). I look forward to the next trip out and hope we will see whales when we do.
Rating: 4
It was a beautiful day regardless of the fish!
Thu, Apr 8, 10   10:00 AM spcgriffith Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
My husband and 12 year old had never been ocean fishing before and even though the fish "were'nt biting", we had a great time. The captain did his best moving the boat to where the fish were but I was the only one who had a bite. My daughter enjoyed the ocean view and learned how to bait, cast and reel a fishing line. The burgers from the galley were actually really good and we will be back later in the season and hopefully encounter some hungry fish! The boats crewman were very helpful and attentive. A great family excursion I would recommend.
Rating: 4
No Whales
Sat, Mar 19, 11   2:00 PM sparocai Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We did not see any whales which was disappointing but lots of dolphins and sea lions. It was rough waters but fun. Next time we will bring blankets - the four year old with us did enjoy it but said it was too long. I guess two hours can be long for a little guy. We all had fun and the crew was great. Departures and arrivals were timely.
Rating: 4
Great Time
Sun, Sep 20, 09   10:00 AM Spadini Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
I took my 8-year old out for some Ocean fishing. We have taken this once before. Dana Point Sportfishing does a fantastic job with organization and ensuring everyone is taken care of. The captain does a great job making sure there is bite action with his knowledge of the area and what equiptment to use. I recommend this for anyone looking for Family fin!
Rating: 3
Very Crowded no enough help
Tue, Jun 17, 08   10:00 AM Sorcha1 Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
I have been taking these trips for several years and I do have to say that is was not one of my favorites. The boat was too crowded so crowded that people had no spots to fish and the deckhands had to make people move to allow others to fish. On many trips the captain has the people on the boat move around so everyone can fish in different parts of the boat this did not happen until two of us were overheard talking about it and then it was only one movement. Then one of the deckhands stood over the bait tank constantly chumming the water and hitting me in the head with fish! My son helped several people with their fish because he did not get down and help them with tangled lines and bringing in fish. I am careful what I bring on the boat because I know the rules, however there were people that brought coolers with beer in them and the people that were smoking was awful. It seemed like there were not enough deck hands to handle the numbers. I am not sure that I want to try this again anytime soon unless I go on a different day.
Rating: 5
Recommended
Sun, Apr 6, 08   4:00 PM Sophia99 Female 30-39 Local Other
Although my niece & I did not see any whales or dolphins (which is unusual), we did see sea lions, have a great boat ride, & witness stunning views of our local coastline. And in the end, because our excursion did not see whales or dolphins, we did receive free whale-watching tickets that don't expire & can be used anytime.
Rating: 4
recommeded
Sun, Mar 2, 08   3:00 PM Sophia99 Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
we didnt see any whales - such is nature - but, there were hundreds & hundreds of dolphins that was of course exciting to see!