Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,319 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
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= Overall
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Last 3 months 185 400 12 = 388 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 369 807 20 = 787 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 600 1,351 32 = 1,319 96% 4.5
All 4,582 9,514 338 = 9,176 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 593 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 225 90% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 158 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 25 100% 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? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 4
Fun Times
Sun, Mar 16  11:30 AM MEOWWWW Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
We were able to see about 5 whales, a few seals, and a nice pod of dolphins. Captain and crew were all great and knowledgeable.
Rating: 5
Whales, whales ~~ everywhere whales!
Wed, Mar 12  12:00 PM JamesPeeler Male 70+ Local Group of Friends
I never saw so many whales in all my life ~~ all at one time. Wow. They were called False Killer Whales and hardly ever seen here at the coastline of Dana Point. Literally hundreds of them.....at least that's what it seemed like. It didn't matter where you looked, there they were, not just one or two, but four, five, eight, ten, swimming together alongside the boat, in front and in back, swimming in unison everywhere! I even saw one "fluke" out of the water. It was fantastic. We had a couple with us from Kitali, Kenya, Africa and they were awe struck. Thank you, Captain Dave.
Rating: 5
Fantastic experience and loads of fun
Sun, Mar 9  1:00 PM Dsmith0049 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
This is my 2nd go with Whale watching. The weather was beautiful, and the reservation was a snap. Parking was a bit challenging but they offered us another time frame if we were not able to park in time to make the trip. Arrive at least 2 hours prior to your departure as this is whale watching season and especially if its on the weekend. The captain was knowledgeable and respectful and we saw whales and lots of dolphins. Fun for any age group. The water was calm and so pretty. You must experience this as it is just unique. Bring your camera! Looking forward to another one soon!
Rating: 5
Best day ever
Sun, Mar 9  12:00 PM krisimike Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Weve gone out with Dana Wharf several times in the past. It's always a good time. The crew and staff are always helpful and informative. This year the weather and nature complied perfectly and it was a stellar day!
Rating: 5
Great Fun!
Sat, Mar 8  3:00 PM jayneashby Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Super fun outing.
Rating: 4
Was very enjoyable
Sat, Mar 8  12:45 PM SUPKAREE Female 70+ Local Group of Friends
was a great trip and experience. Deck Hands were very helpful and right there when you need them. captain made every effort to find fish to catch.
Rating: 5
A GREAT RELAXING EXPERIENCE FOR ADULTS AND CHILDRE
Mon, Feb 17  12:00 PM hapar1111 Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
OUR GROUP HAD A GREAT TIME DURING THE 2 HOURS RIDE.
Rating: 4
wonderfull
Thu, Feb 13  12:00 PM goodsusan Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Hey we all had a wonderfull time. Giy narateing was so good. Explain all well. It was such a perfect day and we did get to see some tails, yea. No dolphins though which would of been nice. The crew was great. Susan
Rating: 5
Awesome!
Tue, Jan 28  2:00 PM omlmk1 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was the best whale watching trip I've been on. We did one last year with this company and enjoyed it so I rebooked with them this year. It was really a great trip. We saw whales and then bottle nosed dolphins. The captain sped up the boat so they would follow and jump in the wake, it was really a good time. They are great!
Rating: 5
Glimpse of an Amazing Journey
Tue, Jan 28  2:00 PM fani1139 Unspecified 70+ Combination Group of Friends
Very pleasant 2-hour trip from Dana Wharf with great Captains who are Marine Biologists, qualified to talk about the sea life for which we search. On a beautiful day, we looked to the horizon and were not disappointed. A pair of whales kept us thrilled with their spouting and a few flukes, but mostly just playing side by side through the swells. Near the end of our time we encountered a large pod of Bottle-nosed Dolphin. They love to play in the wake of the boat, swimming right along side us ~ not unlike some kids when you get out the camera. :-) When our Captain cranked up the engine to return to port, the dolphin did not miss the opportunity to show off and enjoy the large wake. They rode those waves and leaped out of the water ~ high into the air ~ much to the thrill of the passengers. This was a repeat trip for me and two of my three guests. Without a doubt, we'll do it again!
Rating: 5
Captain Todd made it excellent!
Sun, Jan 26  8:00 AM evlyn889 Female 60-69 Unspecified Group of Friends
Last month we were on a 2 hour whale watching cruise, and Captain Todd told us about this one, the first time they were going to offer an 8 hour one. We signed up immediately because he is so knowledgeable & enthusiastic! And we were NOT disappointed. And he found us WHALES.....Mating whales, no less. A very rare occurrence I am told. And I especially love the dolphins, and there were many, many. This 8 hour cruise is not for everyone, and the people on board (just 42 which is a nice number) were real whale lovers, plus research people, and there were more cameras then you would find at a red carpet event in Hollywood. What a great group of people to share the day with. The lunch was better then I expected, very good, THANKS! The only reason I would not go on this cruise again very soon is because I live 6 hours away, and I really don't know how it could top this first amazing experience. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Rating: 5
Enjoyable Afternoon
Sat, Jan 25  2:30 PM lgalloway Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We had a wonderful time. The staff was both knowledgeable and accommodating. The boat was well maintained and comfortable. We followed a grey whale and were able to get some amazing photos. We will definitely do this again.
Rating: 5
Amazing Experience
Fri, Jan 24  12:00 PM dajhm1 Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Great trip with friendly and informative crew
Rating: 4
Meet a whale
Mon, Jan 20  10:00 AM OWXOBJ390 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
It was a great experience to see the whale. It was little far from the boat and I could not see them in big. But there is a rule to be in distance, so it is understandable. It is a disappointment that I did not see even one dolphin this time. I should come back again.
Rating: 5
Beautiful day at sea
Sat, Jan 18  2:30 PM Denese12 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We had such an amazing day. The weather was perfect, we spotted a grey whale with a two day old calf, a pod of dolphin played with the wake of the ship and the crew was informed and nice. I love taking the catamaran. Just wish they did this with small sail boats! It was the perfect day at sea