Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,302 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 149 323 14 = 309 94% 4.5
Last 6 months 302 656 21 = 635 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 601 1,336 34 = 1,302 96% 4.5
All 4,646 9,655 344 = 9,311 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 679 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 200 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 97 100% 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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Enjoyable! Definitely will go again!!
Tue, Sep 11, 12   12:00 PM ginger75 Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a good time. Did not see whales, but did see a lot of dolphins. Unfortunately the weather was not good - raining lightly - but we enjoyed our trip anyway. Everyone was pleasant and boat was right on time!!
Rating: 3
The birds ruin the experience.
Sun, Sep 9, 12   12:45 PM candykrause Female 50-59 Combination Family Without Children
Three of us did this same activity a couple years ago & it was wonderful. There were so many pelicans etc this time that it wasn't nearly as much fun. We probably won't go again because of this.
Rating: 4
Enjoyable afternoon on the water
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
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
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
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: 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
We were very excited about seeing bluewhales
Tue, Sep 4, 12   2:00 PM Schwolv Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was our last day on vecation before we had to return at home and we were very nervous, if we would really see whales, but we did. It was great and we were really excited about it. The captain gave detailes informations about all the sea animals, we saw and could see. He always told us, when he discorved something and described exactly where we could see this animal. So we saw two bluewhales and a hammer shark!
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: 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
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
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
AMAZING and UNFORGETABLE!!!!
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
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!
Rating: 4
So much fun!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Sep 2, 12   2:00 PM maryktran Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
Not too long, not too short - perfect for young children. You might want bring a strong lens if you plan to take good pictures. It was in the middle of summer which was great because it tends to be about 15 degrees cooler on the water. Get your cameras ready because there were quite a few that made appearances.
Rating: 4
Just okay
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Sep 2, 12   2:00 PM KRALICH Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
The captain only knew the basics about the whales we were out to find. When we got to a location, he said there were 3 whales in the area but we only followed one that could be identified -- Lefty. It would have been nice to have a naturalist or someone more in the know there to answer questions.