Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,339 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 94 205 9 = 196 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 285 623 21 = 602 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 620 1,376 37 = 1,339 96% 4.5
All 4,682 9,737 347 = 9,390 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 727 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 320 98% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 198 89% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 94 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Pleasant trip
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Thu, Nov 7, 13   12:00 PM jsattig Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Folks need to realize that whales will not be available all the time; they pass through the area at different times depending on the type of whale. We saw none and there hadn't been any recent sightings. We did see many dolphin; some of these played in the wake of the boat and many others were close to the boat. Crew was great and boat was comfortable. Enjoyed the trip. Company gives you ticket for half-off future trip.
Rating: 4
Crew was excellent
Wed, Nov 6, 13   10:00 AM mikestill Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Crew was helpful and professional
Rating: 5
Captain found a huge pod of dolphins
Tue, Nov 5, 13   2:00 PM MBrothers50 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Boat is very nice and comfortable. Staff is friendly and informative. The captain spent extra time finding the dolphins for us. It was a pod of over 500 dolphins he thought. They jumped and swam all around us. It made the trip.
Rating: 3
Hidden costs and disrespectful to women
Thu, Oct 31, 13   10:00 AM Patato Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Got our rods and reels, the shop set them up wrong. Once we got underway the crew informed us we would need to by different weights for 5 each. Bags, cleaning of fish everything was a up charge. The worst part was how they treated my wife, she was standing in line to buy a hat. The man behind the counter kept letting guys from his good ol boy network cut in front of her. My recommendation is to bring lots of cash and leave the ladies at home.
Rating: 5
Awesome, highly recommended experience
Tue, Oct 29, 13   12:00 PM Therese7215 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The captain was very knowledgable about the ocean and marine life. He showed us a few dolphins and then found us a mega pod of dolphins. He gave us info about dolphins and other marine life. He also showed us a group of CA sea lions and told us about them. We had a nice, relaxing time out on the ocean. The crew was also very nice.
Rating: 5
Bad Day for Whales, but still a great day
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Oct 26, 13   2:00 PM richardmurg Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The staff at Dana Wharf is the best. The Captain is a very smart and articulate guy. You get an amusing and informed trip every time. The last time that we went, there was too much cloud cover, so finding the whales was difficult.
Rating: 5
Great Afternoon Cruise
Tue, Oct 22, 13   4:00 PM michaelpeak Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
It was a beautiful trip up the coast of Dana Point. We found ourselves surrounded by over 1,000 dolphins, who stayed with the boat for over an hour. The boat is a large, clean catamaran with a very professional crew. I highly recommend this company.
Rating: 5
Great Trip with Helpful Crew
Sat, Oct 19, 13   12:00 PM 15beats Unspecified 30-39 Unspecified Unspecified
After reading reviews for some other outfitters in the Newport Beach area, we decided to drive south a little bit and give this operation a try. They were fantastic! The crew were enthusiastic about their jobs and genuinely nice, helpful people. My son and I had a great time and I can recommend this outfitter without hesitation!
Rating: 5
Total gratification
Fri, Oct 18, 13   2:00 PM thwilliams5 Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
The crew was fabulous. We saw hundreds if not a couple thousand dolphins and 5 whales. Exciting and cannot wait to take our children. This is a trip for anyone and any kind of event.
Rating: 5
UNBELIEVABLE EXPERIENCE
Fri, Oct 18, 13   2:00 PM chughett Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Words can not express how pleased we were with this tour! From the accommodations, hospitality, value, the entire package was exceptional. The catamaran was first class, the crew were the best, and the BAR --- well stocked!! :) We saw literally 100's of dolphin, 3 blue whale, and many sea lions. The experience will be remembered for a long time. Next time travel takes us to LA, we will definitely book another tour with Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching. Thank you so much.....The Hughett Family from Cincinnati, Ohio
Rating: 4
Fishing time cut short.
Sun, Oct 13, 13   12:45 PM tahitinui Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Apparently, being a Sunday afternoon, the captain decided to pack it up early (one hour) and head out to sea to view some mythical blue whale that was reported being spotted but never seen by us, and some dolphins. During this time, the crew was washing the deck to save time so they wouldn't have to do it back at the dock. Hmm. Sounds fishy to me. That was a good hour of fishing time.
Rating: 5
Whale Watching
Fri, Oct 11, 13   10:30 AM koach47 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My husband & I have been on 5 whale watching excursions this time we actually saw a blue whale it was AMAZING!!!!
Rating: 4
great day on the water
Fri, Oct 11, 13   10:00 AM Rod2569 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
my son and i had a great time. the boat and crew were great and the fishing was good also.
Rating: 4
5 stars
Thu, Oct 10, 13   12:00 PM PamSteinman Unspecified Unspecified Combination Family Without Children
I have been on two whale watching tours with Dana Point Whale Watching tours. I saw whales and many other kinds of mammals and fish both times. The crews were very knowledgeable about the animal and the area. The boat was clean and looked well maintained. I had a wonderful times on each tour. I have already recommend DPWW to my friends.
Rating: 5
Great Get-A-Way
Wed, Oct 9, 13   10:00 AM Mav1325 Male 40-49 Local Individual
I had a week day off and nothing to do thought I would go fishin. First time on a 1/2 day boat, didn't have to get up in the middle of the night to make the boat launch. Got there, met some friendly fisherman who also had nothing better to do. Went out far enough where you can still see land to a rock bed south of Dana Point and started to fish. Right away we were catching bass, barricuda, perch, and mack. Not to many keepers but the experiance and the fact that we got the Dana Pride (a pretty large fishing boat of the fleet) and only 9 people were on it, made it enjoyable and we didn't have to fight each others rods or line tangles. The crea was awesome and did a great job helping out. I would very much go again. Cons: I lost my best fishing hat to Davy Jones Locker.