Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,306 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 147 317 14 = 303 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 300 651 21 = 630 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 603 1,340 34 = 1,306 96% 4.5
All 4,649 9,662 344 = 9,318 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 682 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 312 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 204 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 94 100% 4.8
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 14 100% 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
Wonderful experience with passionate crew
Tue, Apr 22  12:00 PM thefoxes Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
You could tell that the captain was a little concerned whether or not we'd find some whales at the beginning of our trip. It was getting towards the end whale migration. The crew was glued to their binoculars. When we stumbled upon a mother and her calf the crew was thrilled and high fiving each other. The whales put on quite a show for us. The mother breached twice, including once simultaneously with her calf. While other boats in the area pulled in for a few minutes, our captain stayed with the whales for a long time, keeping a respectful distance. He was clearly passionate about these animals, providing lots of information about them with no script. It was a highly memorable trip.
Rating: 5
Beautiful expirience had fun watching whales
Sat, Apr 19  10:00 AM Tonya12345 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My children and I went whale watching for the first time. Very happy got to see a whale mom with a baby, my children loved it. Made great memories and would love to go again in the future
Rating: 5
Great trip
Wed, Apr 16  10:00 AM twitherell1 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We saw hundreds of dophins and even 2 gray whale.
Rating: 5
whale watch tour
Tue, Apr 15  2:30 PM cnelson72ia Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
while we didn't see anything except 1 whale and a calf, on our way back into dock, we were still given whale cards for a free return excursion which was extremely nice and there is no expiration for them which apparently is what they offer and I didn't know that - awesome customer service. Also bought some hoodies from their store. Can't wait to use them!!! Captain was very knowledgeable and told us many facts throughout the cruise.
Rating: 5
Fun and Informative!
Tue, Apr 15  12:00 PM carolance Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a wonderful time on our tour. We saw one whale and many dolphin. The tour guides were very informative and friendly. We'll do it again and again.
Rating: 4
Good crew
Tue, Apr 15  12:00 PM smerritt39 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The captain was very knowledgeable. Took time to be sure we saw whales.
Rating: 5
Lots of dolphins!
Tue, Apr 15  10:00 AM GalvanFamily Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was a fun way to spend our morning. Although no whales were seen on our adventure, we did get to see a large grouping of dolphins up close. And of course sea lions. A little disappointed about no whales but we understand that sometimes that happens. Still it was very fun and do recommend this trip.
Rating: 5
Great Whale Watching Tour
Mon, Apr 14  2:30 PM Kristine127 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The staff was courteous and full of information. Knowledgeable about the sea life around the Dana Point and San Clemente area. We spotted five Gray Whales on the tour and enjoyed the tour very much.
Rating: 5
Really enjoyed seeing the trip
Wed, Apr 9  12:00 PM DAVIDA892 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We followed a whale for awhile then was in the middle of about 700 Dolphins it was awesome!
Rating: 5
great!
Tue, Apr 8  4:30 PM christhiel Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Was a lovely trip with our kids. Would go again for sure.
Rating: 5
Fun
Tue, Apr 8  2:30 PM noelle80 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was our second time visiting the Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching. It is a family favorite. We saw lots of whales this trip and lots of dolphins on the last trip. We always enjoy being out on the boat as well. The prices are so reasonable and the schedule is very accommodating. We love this excursion. Thank you!
Rating: 5
Awesome!!!
Tue, Apr 8  12:00 PM AmberMA Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
If you don't take this tour you are missing out on something wonderful. It was peaceful and really beautiful on the water. To top it off we saw lots of dophins and momand baby whale. Fantastic!!!!
Rating: 3
Nice trip without sightings.
Tue, Apr 8  10:00 AM howiee9 Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Ticketing was easy, the boat was comfortable, the crew courteous and professional. We did not, however see anything but birds and other boats during the entire trip. Therefore everyone received their ticket back for use at another time, anytime. We plan to try again next year.
Rating: 3
Pretty good time, but had it's irritations....
Sat, Apr 5  2:30 PM robynlieb Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Internet booked Catamaran whale watch for $35/person (3 seniors). They called & cancelled morning of cruise - re-booked us on the cheaper, "big" boat a half hour later than original schedule. Said we were due a refund for the cost difference - get it at check in. Guess not enough Cat people - 'cause weather perfect. Got to desk for check in, they refused to give refund. Said rate for seniors the same on both cruises. That was incorrect - explained we had a coupon, quoted coupon code, and clearly explained cost was $7/person less on the big boat. They asked us to produce the coupon (an internet-offer coupon?). They know darn well there's 4 - 5 such coupons all over the place on the internet. RIPPED OFF for $21. Why? No one manages seating when on boat...two people claiming the 6-person tables on top, people laying down across 3-4 seating spots, people standing & holding on to poles & things as a result. Crew didn't care. stupid. Saw two grey whales breaching in the distance - boat never moved closer to see them. Why? Other boats did... good commentary while cruising. pretty good drinks - great drink prices. Not bad. not great.
Rating: 3
Whale watching
Sat, Apr 5  2:30 PM kakainaaq13 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I went on this trip with my son and my niece, both 7 yrs old. We did see a lot of dolphins swimming, not jumping so much and we saw one whale. It is something to do if you enjoy relaxing on a boat for a ride, nothing too exciting.