Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,309 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 151 327 14 = 313 94% 4.5
Last 6 months 304 663 21 = 642 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 604 1,343 34 = 1,309 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)
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Rating
% Positive Average
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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 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 Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
Fun whale watching time
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 17, 12   12:00 PM debra7446 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
the whale watching tour was fun and informative. we saw a whale and followed throughout the tour. Snacks, food and drinks are available for purchase at a reasonable price. the crew were all very knowledgeable and friendly
Rating: 5
Enjoyable trip seeing whales and sea lions
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 17, 12   12:00 PM ElaineObee Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
It was a very enjoyable trip with an attentive crew.
Rating: 5
Exciting, informative, & a whole lot of fun.
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 17, 12   12:00 PM PaulineYeage Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The captain and staff were excellent. They knew where the whales were and followed them with great precision. It was unbelivealbe to my wife and myself how they could predict where and when they would surface. My wife got a great picture of the whales tail. A unusual and unique experience.
Rating: 5
Best chance to see whales
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 17, 12   12:00 PM coloradodavi Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our captain and his spotter took us to the path of 3 whales migrating to Baja within 20 minutes of the start of the trip. Great job!
Rating: 5
Would go again at twice the price!
Sun, Jan 15, 12   12:00 PM Misty_Rose Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Awe inspiring! Breathtaking! I smiled the whole time. I was happy just seeing all the dolphins play but to actually spot a whale and see it's tail while hearing a live informative narrative was awesome. I was there with my niece because it was on our bucket list but I would highly recommend it for a date. There's food, a bar and even the NFL on the tv during the trip and it's the smoothest ride.
Rating: 5
Try it. You will love it.
Sat, Jan 14, 12   2:00 PM sandc2 Male 70+ Local Family Without Children
In addition to the beauty of the ocean and the ocean mammals, the captain and his commentary were impressive and entertaining. His knowledge of the mammals and the sea is extraordinary. Our little group highly recommends this experience and Dana Wharf Whale Watching.
Rating: 5
Exciting Trip
Sat, Jan 14, 12   10:00 AM jsolson Female 60-69 Combination Family Without Children
We often take visitors to special things in the area, and whale watching is one of the true highlights. This trip we found and followed a grey whale for about 20 minutes, getting his rhythm, seeing the deep dive with tail flop a number of times. Really exciting. I love it because this is where the whales live; it's not SeaWorld. The boat trip up and down the coast is also very beautiful. I'll be back, alone or with visitors, many times again.
Rating: 4
Great trip, crew really knew what they were doing
Fri, Jan 13, 12   2:00 PM MRHoffman Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The crew tried very hard to find whales and did find one. However they found 50 dolphins that wanted to run with the boat. Very cool.
Rating: 5
Fun & informative outing
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 10, 12   12:00 PM carina914 Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
We had a great time, the crew is young and very informative and respectful of the sea-life! As the captain saw the different dolphins (common, bottle nose & rizzos) he told us a lot of information of the different species that was very interesting. We also saw a whale and her calf, we really liked how respectful the crew was of the whale "mom" and calf and kept their distance . Wonderful outing and the crew was great!
Rating: 5
Enjoyable, Affordable Afternoon on the Water
Mon, Jan 9, 12   12:00 PM RobertZabel Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I are spending most of the winter in this area rather than in Kansas City. My cousin and his wife visited us and wanted to see the whales. We found the Dana Point site online and decided it sounded better than the site downtown. We had gone to Catalina before from Dana Point. We enjoyed the trip very much. Got to see Bottle-nosed Dolphins, at least one Gray Whale (on several occasions) and another species of dolphin (can't remember the name) that looked white. Everyone in our group thought the trip was well worth the fee, and we all would do it again.
Rating: 5
A very pleasant experience
Mon, Jan 9, 12   12:00 PM KathyEdwards Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We thoroughly enjoyed the whale watching experience. Of course, it helped that we were able to follow a grey whale for about 1/2 an hour, and observed a school of 60 or more dolphins, finalized by viewing a small group of a larger species of dolpins. The captain of the boat shared knowledge regarding the different sea creatures we observed, which enhanced the experience. All in all, I would reccommend it and would do it again.
Rating: 5
Beautiful day, beautiful boat, beautiful animals!
Thu, Jan 5, 12   12:00 PM mrfysla1 Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Dana Pride is a clean and tidy boat, well taken care of. The unobstructed view from the upper deck, outfitted with tables and benches, was a plus as we did not feel crowded. The pace was easy going and allowed for several nice sequences of photos. Would definitely go again with Dana Wharf on the Dana Pride.
Rating: 5
Killer Whales
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 3, 12   2:00 PM nfred1950 Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Our first whale watching trip and boy did we get lucky. A rare appearance this far south was a family of Orca whales.
Rating: 5
Once in a life time trip Jan 3, 2012
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 3, 12   12:00 PM TDPfost Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The crew was fantastic, informative, professional, experienced, zealous of what they do. They managed the trip exceptionally. We were fortunate to track a whale for an hour, see sea lions, blue shark and best of all, the Dana Point sighting of the Orcas. The crew did a great job in making this a better experience than I ever imagined.
Rating: 5
Amazing experience!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 3, 12   12:00 PM KaeKozaki Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My parents were visiting my house, and I took them to the whale watching trip. Luckily, we could see killer whales, a whale, sea lions, a blue shark, and dolphins. Especially, killer whales are really rare, so we are really lucky.