Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,306 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 144 313 7 = 306 98% 4.5
Last 6 months 355 793 17 = 776 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 587 1,340 34 = 1,306 97% 4.6
All 4,493 9,324 330 = 8,994 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 500 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 335 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 200 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? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 2
No Whales...
Sat, Nov 29, 08   10:00 AM mholopirek Male 20-29 Local Individual
We didn't see any whales and very dolphins. A little disappointing.
Rating: 5
Outstanding Trip
Wed, Nov 12, 08   3:30 PM efkelley461 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I have been on whale /dolphin watches all over the world. I have NEVER seen so many dolphins. There were hundreds of them frolicking all around the boat. Skilled captain knew just where to go.
Rating: 4
A beautiful outing and very helpful crew.
Tue, Nov 11, 08   10:00 AM CarlaInCalli Female 50-59 Local Individual
This trip was alot of fun, very relaxing. I enjoyed that the boat took a slower pace traveling out to the fishing site, instead of zipping through the waves to get there. Lots of folks were drinking and I thought beer flowed too easily. Also, there were really too many people for one trip, lines kept getting tangled and there was not enough room to spread out a little, very cramped. I would recommend this company, they were helpful, pleasant and over all-very nice trip.
Rating: 4
great crew
Tue, Sep 23, 08   12:00 PM ppierce Male 60-69 Local Individual
bad fishing can't make the fish bite, maybe next time
Rating: 4
Sat, Sep 13, 08   6:30 AM juisheng Male 20-29 Local Individual
Rating: 5
accurate and pain free
Sun, Aug 24, 08   6:30 AM shagwa3048 Male 30-39 Local Individual
the reservation popped up on dana wharf's screen when i told him my name. he asked for the confirmation number and we went fishing! completely accurate and pain free
Rating: 1
smallest boat in the fleet
Thu, Aug 21, 08   6:30 AM eddyberry Male 40-49 Local Individual
over crowded conditions made day with 9 year old son hard, i couldnt even fish next to him so i didnt fish at all the whole day i will not be returning to dana point any more!
Rating: 4
Had a great trip!
Tue, Aug 19, 08   5:30 PM patleeusa Female Under 20 Local Individual
Did not catch any fish, but, had good time.
Rating: 2
Too Crowded on Tuesdays
Tue, Aug 19, 08   6:30 AM RalphRoybal Male 60-69 Local Individual
The price was great. The fishing wasn't good on the day I went. I only caught two tiny Sculpin. The boat was way too crowded. I would not suggest going on 1/2 price Tuesdays.
Rating: 5
Sun, Aug 17, 08   5:00 PM Lucycomstock Female 40-49 Local Individual
I was on the Clemente. The boat left promptly. The captain was very informative, humerous and obviuosly likes what he does. He took us out 8 miles and we saw the most amazing whale! He gave us a lot of knowledge of whales and I learned so much. Then he extended our trip so we could see a pod of dolphins. He really went out of his way to show us a really good time. I highly recommend Ocean Adventure Cruises, provided by DanaWharf.
Rating: 4
Slow Fishing, but Good Times
Sun, Aug 17, 08   12:00 PM mrhippo Male 20-29 Combination Individual
I went out on the slowest day I've ever seen, but I still had a good time. Dana Wharf generously gave 10% off people's next trip due to the slow fishing, which they didn't need to do, but was definitely appreciated. The deck hands were friendly, knowledgeable, and patient.
Rating: 5
Great Cruise
Fri, Jul 25, 08   5:00 PM Misona Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Individual
It was a great experience ! I enjoyed every minute of it :)....I'll return for sure ! Thanks !
Rating: 5
Great Fishing Adventure
Tue, Jul 22, 08   10:00 AM cmullvain Female 50-59 Local Individual
I always like fishing with the crew from Dana Sports Fishing! They do an excellent job and are the best in the area.....I could easily go north and use a different charter company but the crew on the Dana Wharf boats are much more helpful.....so I make a longer drive to fish with them. The only drawback on this recent trip is a packed boat....don't like it when it is full and only have two crew to help.
Rating: 5
great trip!
Thu, Jul 10, 08   12:00 PM shajah Male 30-39 Local Individual
very easy, entertaining and fun. helpful staff. great that there's food on board.
Rating: 5
A Great Day Fishing
Thu, Jul 10, 08   6:30 AM FredtheGent Male 60-69 Local Individual
Never been out of Dana Point before, but will highly recommend using them again. Checked in with out any problems and waited in line to board. Once aboard the crew was extreamly helpful and polite. Once we arrived at the spot the captain decided we should fish from. We droped anchor and imediately brgan to catch fish. Even when I brought the fish aboard the crew was quick to remove the hook and get me back in the water. He also placed my fish in the gunny shack provided by the boat. The gunny sack was only 1 dollar, but the best dollar I'll ever spend, as amatter of fact the price of the 1/2 day boat was the best fishing for the price you will ever receive. Everybody on the trip was pleasent and fun to be around Thank's Fred E Stepp Surfside Ca