Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,330 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 136 285 14 = 271 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 304 663 18 = 645 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 614 1,364 34 = 1,330 97% 4.5
All 4,663 9,692 344 = 9,348 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 703 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 318 98% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 204 90% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 94 100% 4.8
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 11 100% 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 Gender Age Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
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.
Rating: 5
Whales & dolphins! You've got to see them!
Tue, Apr 1  10:00 AM KathyRyan Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our family has been vacationing at the beach for many years but this was the first time during the whale migration. Our group of 7, ages 13 to 70 all had special moments on this trip. We saw several whales and experienced one breaching. An unexpected highlight was traveling with a large dolphin pod which appeared to be feeding. Our captain had observed the pod on our way to view the whales and made sure we got up close and saw them on the way back. Every member of the crew that we met wished us a good morning and made us feel very welcome; smiles all around. The captain and crew were very professional and the boat was very clean and well maintained. As we were first in line we got to go to the bow of the boat which was one of the best places to watch the sea life. Also it was one of the more windy places to be so we were happy to have brought hooded sweatshirts and jackets. On another note, parking was very close and convienent and we were taken care of very well at the ticket desk. I would have no reservation about recommending Dana Wharf for a whale watching tour.
Rating: 4
Fun
Tue, Apr 1  10:00 AM JeremyOlson Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We followed a couple whales down the coast. There was pretty strong wind, so the water was pretty choppy. The whales would come up for air every once in a while, but we could hardly see them. One of the whales jumped out of the water 4 times and that was fun. On the way back we came upon a pod of dolphins. There were at least 50 of them jumping along side the boat. It was awesome!
Rating: 5
Good infomation about whales
Mon, Mar 31  2:30 PM Huberttempli Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The captain told us this was not like going to Seaworld so we may or may no see a whale. We eere lucky because we saw 5 whales and followed them at a respectable distance so as not to scare them. The captain also gave us information as to the life of whales.
Rating: 4
Always a good event
Sun, Mar 30  10:00 AM dickschroede Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Had planned on the catamarand, but wind prohibited it. We went out on the Dana Pride. The people in the office more than accommodated the change. We always love to go with this group. Thank you.