Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,325 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 155 345 4 = 341 99% 4.6
Last 6 months 360 801 17 = 784 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 592 1,356 31 = 1,325 97% 4.6
All 4,514 9,374 330 = 9,044 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 521 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 331 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 228 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 217 90% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 28 100% 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? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great Time
Mon, Jun 4, 12   6:30 AM MoisesLarios Male 40-49 Local Individual
This is the best time I have ever had fishing and I am a beginner. I even won the jack pot for the biggest fish with a rented fishing rod. The scenery, the crew, the boat, the fishing the hole package was awsome and I will go fishing at least twice a month.
Rating: 4
very nice
Sun, Jun 3, 12   2:00 PM mickeyiq Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
we only saw sea lions and dolphins and NO WHALES. It was nice since we did see yje dolphins but diappointed that we did not see whales
Rating: 5
Dana Wharf is awesome!!
Sun, Jun 3, 12   10:00 AM ayala83 Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
I have been fishing out of Dana wharf for a very long time and will continue to do so since they provide us with a pleasant environment. They've made me feel welcome, my family and are more that willing to go out of their way for us.
Rating: 5
we didnt go "fishing" we went "catching" lol
Sun, Jun 3, 12   6:30 AM wesdogg227 Male 20-29 Local Family Without Children
awesome deckhands, nice gear to rent, skipper obvioulsy knew where the fish were, everyone on the boat was catching, deckhands would take care of everything, measure and toss back if it was under size, cool lil contest at the end, for the largest fish, and they will clean your catch for a dollar a fish. great day on a great boat with great people, and damn the fish were TASTY!
Rating: 5
Great trip!
Sat, Jun 2, 12   5:30 PM jeepluv97 Male 20-29 Local Family With Children
went out on the twilight trip on the clemente on 6/2/12 and had a great trip. It was a trip sponsored by friends of rollo (thanks guys!!) so kids were free. Took the nieces (5 and 7 yrs) and was kind of worried about it but it turned out to be an awesome trip. The crew was awesome and super helpful with everything and great with the kids. The crew tried really hard to get us on some fish but the conditions weren't that great so the fish seemed to be layin low. We still managed to get some fish to the boat tho, including a huge bat ray that all the kids got a huge kick out of watching the fight go around and around the boat. The nieces spent most of the time playing in the bait tanks (which i was worried about) but the crew was super cool about it and didn't mind at all. There was a full load of adults and a ton of kids but the deckhands and cook kept up with everything.. and the food was great. The captain was way cool too and spent a lot of time on deck with everyone and even let my niece sit in the wheelhouse and showed her all the fishfinders and whatnot when she started feelin a little sick on the way home. It was an awesome trip especially considering the conditions and a boat literally full of kids. Now everyday Im trying to find a reason to get off early so I can go back and fish with them again!! oh yeah and only 25 bucks right now for the twilight trip.?!?.. the boat ride alone is worth more than that... the great experience was a bonus!
Rating: 3
Drunk people on boat using foul language
Sat, Jun 2, 12   5:30 PM funkydoc Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
I has hesitant when I learned the AM trips were no longer available and I had no choice but to buy 10 tickets for my two sons and their families (including 5 grandkids, 5 years through 12 years old) for this fishing trip which was a family gathering. We went on this trip June 2, 2012 5:30 through 9 pm. Three guys from the armed forces (Pendelton) came to the boat already pretty drunk. The staff continued to sell them alcoholic beverages. Their language was very offensive. At one time they called my son (who was battling a large fish, and is also a career Navy officer) "a son of a b****". That should not be allowed, and it really spoiled our trip. I will not return with my family in those circumstances, which is a shame, because I have really enjoyed other trips.
Rating: 4
Had a great time
Sat, Jun 2, 12   2:00 PM dsiglar Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The group on the boat was small enough that there was no problem seeing the sea life. We saw whales even though both the grey and blue whales were not running. We saw "minkey" whales. We will return when the blue whales are running.
Rating: 4
Fun with my son
Sat, Jun 2, 12   12:00 PM scottarmstro Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
My Indian Guide Tribe put together a father son fishing trip to spend some time with our boys and had a fantastic time. The crew was very helpful with baiting hooks for the boys, fixing broken lines and helping the boys understand what fishing was all about. My son caught a variety of fish, learned how to actually bait the hook, how to get his line in the water without spooling the reel, how to reel in the fish and get it over the side of the boat and where the best places to fish on the boat are. Thanks for a fun trip.
Rating: 4
Great Crew
Sat, Jun 2, 12   6:30 AM OliverChang Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The friendly crew members on the Reel Fun were always present and ready to help. The boat is smaller and low to the water which makes for a good trip for kids. Capt was willing to move around to look for fish. brkfst burrito was well cooked and flavorful. If they rotated the anglers so everyone gets a chance at the stern life would be perfect. :-)
Rating: 4
Fri, Jun 1, 12   6:30 AM gcowles Male 50-59 Local Individual
Had the pleasure recently of going out on the Sum Fun 1/2 day 6:30am - 11:30am on Friday, 6/1/12. Don't remember the name of the Captain or the Deckhands..... but they sure made the trip fun and took good care of everyone on the boat. Very helpful and were dedicated to make sure everyone caught fish. Thank you for a memorable trip with my son-in-law.
Rating: 5
Mon, May 28, 12   6:30 AM michael1015 Male 20-29 Local Individual
Rating: 5
2 Groups of Dolphins - No Whales
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, May 27, 12   5:00 PM kritchie Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The kids (ages 11, 9 ,3) all loved their first Ocean Adventures whale-watching trip in Dana Point, CA. We saw 2 large pods of dolphins (50+ dolphins in each group), however, there was only 1 reported sighting of a whale in the far distance. We understand that these are wild animals and that there is no guarantee of what wildlife you will see. The captain brought us down south to Black Rock to see the Sea Lions sunbathing on the rocks. The kids couldn't stop talking about the dolphin sightings on the ride home and we hope next time to see some whales. All-in-all the experience was a real hit.
Rating: 5
Great overall experience!!
Tue, May 22, 12   2:00 PM Compadrito Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
We had never been whale watchng before and I heard that it was pretty fun so I decided to take my wife and my son on a little trip. The trip was nice and the cptain was very knowlegable about the sea animals we encountered. Even though we did not see any whales on the trip we did see two different types of dolphins. Had a very fun time and it was cool that we went on a tuesday and got 1/2 off on the tickets.
Rating: 4
Great service, but ...
Tue, May 22, 12   12:00 PM danayhoang Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
We had a great time on the whale watch and were impressed that Dana Wharf returned our tickets after we didn't see any whales. However, I repeatedly told the ticket agent the ages of our 4 children and she still charged us the adult rate for each of them. When we got to Dana Wharf, the children's ticket prices were clearly posted. It was irritating to know that we could have saved about $20, but we had a great day!
Rating: 5
Great time!!
Sun, May 20, 12   6:30 AM jdny01 Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
My 7 yr old son and I had a fantastic time on the 6:30 am fishing trip. We enjoyed a great breakfast sandwich from the galley and had some great catches through out the day. Crew was extremely friendly and helpful. Highly recommend anyone to take one of their fishing trips. We are going back as a family with my other son and wife in 2 weeks and are we are all looking forward to it!