Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,175 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 209 473 11 = 462 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 293 665 13 = 652 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 524 1,207 32 = 1,175 96% 4.6
All 4,337 8,981 323 = 8,658 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season 360 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale Watch 325 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 289 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 157 85% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 40 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 4 100% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
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
Tue, Aug 7, 12   5:00 PM mbentson Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We saw a Blue Whale, many Dolphin and stayed out a bit longer as we were the last boat of the day. Captain explains marine life and thier habits etc.. Kids loved it. Could use more seating (for me being a bit older) but overall a good experience.
Rating: 3
Tue, Aug 7, 12   2:00 PM KarensChamp Unspecified 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We didn't see any sea life. Very disappointing. Of course you cannot control the ocean but it would have been a better trip if you had a captain that talked to us, educated better. It was just a boat ride on the ocean -- not bad but not memorable. We were just glad we are local so we do have the ability to go again.
Rating: 4
Very Informative
Tue, Aug 7, 12   12:00 PM MauriceR Male 70+ Local Other
This is the second time we take the Whale watching cruise and this time we did see 2 blue whales that made the trip very worthwhile. It was a hot summer afternoon and a respite from the heat. The crew was very helpful.
Rating: 5
Very fun. Saw several blue whales
Tue, Aug 7, 12   10:00 AM uclalittler Male 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
Good quality Captain explained a lot about the whales. He also took us by some common dolphins which was a lot of fun.
Rating: 4
Enjoyable trip!!
Sun, Aug 5, 12   5:30 PM BrandiHale Female 20-29 Local Family With Children
My family & I enjoyed the fishing trip very much. My only complaint is that several geriatric males on the trip were extremely rude to my children.
Rating: 4
Great Crew
Sat, Aug 4, 12   5:30 PM sherryplant Female 30-39 Local Other
My family went deep sea fishing together for the 1st time. My boys 10 and 13 had a great time. Even though the fish weren't biting that night. The crew was very helpful. Especially when my boys and husband all got there lines tangled together. One crew member came and had it untangled in a matter of minutes. $25 for twilight fishing 4hrs, you can't beat it
Rating: 5
Thu, Aug 2, 12   2:00 PM GARSHER Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
It was fun and exciting. Great job of showing us points of interest and chasing the whale. Awesome
Rating: 4
Great first trip for Grandson.
Thu, Aug 2, 12   10:00 AM tunabob Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
This was the first ocean fishing trip for my 9 yr. old Grandson and he was boiling over with excitement by the time we arrived at the warf. I had decided to book the 1/2 day boat since it was his first time, just to get a feel as to how he would handle this type of fishing among a group of people. He landed one of, if not, the first calico bass that day as well as a couple others. The crew was very helpful, polite and one crewmember gave my Grandson cuddos for his fishing skills, which made him feel pretty good. Fishing was a little slow that day but our Captain kept us on the kelp where the boat still managed to land over 50 bass and a few other species as well.That turned out to be more than the full day and 3/4 day boats combined. It was a fun day on the water and I don't believe we had even left the boat before my Grandson asked when our next trip was.
Rating: 5
Very fun day on a calm sea
Wed, Aug 1, 12   12:00 PM miketeague Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
I took my cousins from TN on their first whale watching trip (mine too) and we were delighted to see a large group of common dolphin and a Blue Whale. The ocean was calm and the weather was perfect. The boat was comfortable and the crew was very pleasant. Dana Point is a beautiful place to go. We topped off the day with a great lunch overlooking the harbor at one of the local restaurants.
Rating: 2
Were those blobs in the distance whales?
Tue, Jul 31, 12   5:00 PM LeslieBerkma Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Although the tour guides were very enthusiastic about sighting two whales, my husband and I could barely see anything. That was the case although we had the best vantage point at the bow of the boat.. Other passengers had the same problem. They tried to take pictures of the whales spouting but the images were so small they looked like dots or were totally invisible.
Rating: 5
Beautiful day on the water!
Tue, Jul 31, 12   2:00 PM snebh4 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Another wonderful afternoon spent with the knowledgeable folks of Dana Wharf Whale Watching. Although the "Blues" were napping, we were fortunate to see quite a few Bottlenose Dolphins and a variety of birds.
Rating: 5
Relaxing and beautiful.
Tue, Jul 31, 12   12:00 PM kathywetzel Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We will definitely do this again soon.
Rating: 5
Took my breath away!
Tue, Jul 31, 12   12:00 PM DeMarco Female 50-59 Local Individual
Seeing the blue whales that close was breathtaking. I liked that the crew put us at ease right away, telling us that if we did not see whales we would get a ticket to take the trip again anytime. We did see whales, and I am going again next week for more! I am hooked.
Rating: 5
Enjoyed seeing the whales very much.
Tue, Jul 31, 12   10:00 AM DarJeanne Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
My family was very pleased with the Whale Watching tour. The staff and captain were very nice and knowledgable about the whales and other sealife. We had a great time. Would recommend it to anyone who enjoys being on the water and learning about whales, dolphins and other sea creatures.
Rating: 5
Awesome! Would go again.
Sun, Jul 29, 12   5:00 PM Jman36x Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
It was a nice boat ride, we saw dolphins, Sea Lions, and like 2-3 different whales. Apparently that doesn't always happen but we got lucky and if you don't see whales it's free next time.