Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,308 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 141 306 7 = 299 98% 4.5
Last 6 months 352 786 17 = 769 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 587 1,342 34 = 1,308 97% 4.6
All 4,490 9,317 330 = 8,987 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 496 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 344 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 240 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 197 88% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 31 100% 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: 4
Enjoyable afternoon on the water
Fri, Sep 7, 12   12:00 PM catlover01 Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
Southern California summertime, on the ocean, beautfiul day, who could ask for more? Even though we didn't see any whales (spent quite a while trailing a pod of dolphins and we did get a "whale check" for another trip, it was a great excursion. The glass of wine at Wind and Sea capped off an enjoyable afternoon
Rating: 5
Fantastic cruise
Wed, Sep 5, 12   12:00 PM jyBishop Female 70+ Local Family With Children
Wonderful, informative cruise. Watching the blue whales was well worth the cost of the cruise. The Captain's running comnmentary on the lives and activities of the blue whales made the whales even more impressive. Would take the cruise again anytime.
Rating: 4
Great experience.
Tue, Sep 4, 12   5:00 PM JohnFKohl Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Our kids loved it but unfortunately, we only saw dolphins on our outing. The captain was knowledgeable and entertaining. We hope to go again.
Rating: 5
Great Day Great Fun
Tue, Sep 4, 12   5:00 PM fredgardner Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The trip was great and the weather was perfect. Saw whale spouts and a family of seals. Just really enjoyed ourselves.
Rating: 3
Buyer Beware
Tue, Sep 4, 12   5:00 PM roxh59 Female 50-59 Local Other
We purchased whale watching tix as the company guarantees whale sightings or a return ticket free of charge. Most whale watchers are from out-of-town but we're local so we thought we'd take a chance. Of course, the animals are wild and we weren't able to find any even though the crew tried diligently. We ended up seeing only one pod of dolphins so, when we returned, we requested the return tix. We were told no way, because we saw dolphins, and dolphins are whales! Did you know that? If you don't, you're probably smart enough not to be lulled into the gamble in the first place! As a side note, Zerve couldn't be nicer. I had a problem with the order and they cheerfully fixed it right away.
Rating: 5
An A+ Adventure on the High Seas at Dana Point
Tue, Sep 4, 12   2:00 PM Martim1 Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
Permission to come aboard was granted and as Captain and crew greeted their eager passengers, no one anticipated what would happen next. Indeed, the Dana Wharf Whale Watching activity proved more than all aboard expected. Greeted soon after departure with sightings of two Blue Whales and a hammerhead shark, this activity is definitely well worth the time and investment for those looking to see these beautiful creatures in their native environment. As an author who writes fiction based on sea adventure, I was delighted to be treated to such an amazing experience - witnessing the rare Blue Whale at such close proximity. This is definitely a "must" for those visiting Dana Point with Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching as the host company to provide the experience. Fair Winds ~ Marti Melville
Rating: 5
Wonderful time
Tue, Sep 4, 12   2:00 PM Naturenut Female 60-69 Local Individual
We saw 3 blue whales on our trip.
Rating: 5
It was fantastic
Tue, Sep 4, 12   2:00 PM dsinger303 Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
It was a very memorible experience,. The crew was great, the boat smooth and we got to see whales. Had a wonderful time and I would recommend to all my friends.
Rating: 3
great day for a boat ride on 1/2 price day
Tue, Sep 4, 12   12:00 PM markcorente Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
it was a nice day for a nice, kind of short, boat ride, but fun times always seem that way, seating is limited but there were no complaints any where unfortunately we didn't see any whales and just a few dolphins, but it was a great day for a boat ride on the ocean, snacks and drinks are ready available, both soft and alcholic as you wish, o yea they did offer a1/2 off return trip for not seeing whales but it dosen't apply ot 1/2 off days so no benefit there over all very pleasent boat ride for a day on the ocean for both of us
Rating: 5
Loved it. Got lots of info too
Tue, Sep 4, 12   10:00 AM maybeb Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Great trip. Can't wait to go again
Rating: 5
First time, amazing experience!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Mon, Sep 3, 12   5:00 PM mbruning123 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
The catamaran was the best. Not crowded, everyone had same excellent view.
Rating: 4
great whales, good view only for some
Mon, Sep 3, 12   12:00 PM JPinOC Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
saw some great whales, information was great ! If you did not get a spot in front it was very difficult to see the whales and take pictures. I unfortunately did not get a good view. I did manage to get a couple of pictures but missed most because the front was PaCKED!!! it would be nice if the captain would turn the boat a bit so people on the side could see too! Overall a great time.
Rating: 5
Mon, Sep 3, 12   12:00 PM jokester Male 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
This was a magical trip, to be able to see such huge whales, is an experience everybody should have in their life, my girl is already asking me when are we going again, I recommended this trip for everybody, next time I have to take my whole family, is awesome.
Rating: 5
Mon, Sep 3, 12   12:00 PM Jac106 Unspecified Unspecified Local Couple on a Date
We particullarly appreciated all the information about the whales that was given during our excursion. It was very informative and fascinating. We did see at least 4 blue whales that day. The marine specialists who were also on board could have mingled and been available for questions. J and E
Rating: 5
Sun, Sep 2, 12   4:00 PM CathyGronau Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
I highly recommend this whale watching adventure. We saw about a dozen whales up close and personal. The staff are extremely helpful, knowledgable and pleasant. It was SO much fun that I purchased their CD "7 Miles from Dana Point" (although the whales are SO close we only had to go 3 miles out) to support their efforts. Everyone on board had a jaw-dropping wonderful time! The catamaran was very comfortable, low to the water with higher standing platforms. It was just perfect! I plan on going again very soon! What an amazing and unforgetable trip of a lifetime!