Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,330 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 136 285 14 = 271 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 304 663 18 = 645 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 614 1,364 34 = 1,330 97% 4.5
All 4,663 9,692 344 = 9,348 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 703 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 204 90% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 94 100% 4.8
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 11 100% 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: 5
Beautiful day, helpful crew, multiple sightings...
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 8, 11   12:00 PM stumpshot76 Male 50-59 Combination Family Without Children
This was the second Dana Wharf outing by family members in the past year, and we were again pleased by the service, scenery and pleasant and helpful crew. We will be back again..!!
Rating: 4
great dolphins...no whales
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Sun, Mar 6, 11   11:30 AM mcbrady11 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Pod of dolphins was fantastic. Unfortunately no whales which I know cannot be guaranteed. However to bill it as a whale watch leaves the customer a little disappointed when non are viewed. Suggest...maybe 25% refund if no whales. Some offer free ticket to see them on another trip but seeing the dolphins was generally worth the trip and 25% is a nice gesture.
Rating: 5
500+ dolphins warmed my heart...
Sat, Mar 5, 11   2:00 PM poophead123 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My significant other and I wanted to experience the ocean. During whale weekend, we didn't see any whales but sure enjoyed the dolphins and the show they put on. It was great, the service down below for drinks and food was amazing. The captain informed us of many pieces of information we never ever would've know about! LOVED IT! ps my s.o. is a smart bumm, with the name of poophead... lol
Rating: 5
We were much more than satisfied.
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Sat, Mar 5, 11   11:30 AM JOANNERHART Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We have been on 5 cruise ships and a lot of adventures. This was by far the best one we have taken, We look forward to returning every year to enjoy this adventure. We were excited about the trip but seeing a whale within 15 minutes a large male and following it for an hour plus end up in the middle of over 100 dolphins all around us. We took plenty of great pictures. We also were up close to a number of sea lions. An unforgettable adventure!
Rating: 5
8am trip is GREAT VALUE!
Sat, Mar 5, 11   8:00 AM BMathias Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Best deal in Southern OC. 2 hour boat ride with numerous dolphins (don't expect to see a whale).
Rating: 5
No Whales, but an excellent activity.
Wed, Mar 2, 11   12:00 PM fulnez Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We didn't see any whales, but the views, dolphins, and crew were great!! We will go again in hopes of a whale of a good time. I don't know why we waited so many years to go. Remember, it is about 10% cooler on the ocean.
Rating: 2
Did not look for whales!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Feb 22, 11   4:00 PM gibsonpc Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Although advertised as a whale tour, the captain went after dolphins near shore and made no attempt to look for whales. VERY disappointing.
Rating: 4
Very good time. Well worth the price.
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Feb 22, 11   12:00 PM johnb1 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We saw two grey whales and a few dolphins. Even without that, however, the boat ride itself was worth the price. The day was beautiful, the scenery from the boat was great, and the crew was very good. My wife and I really enjoyed it.
Rating: 5
Even Without Whales, it was great! Go Dolphins!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Feb 15, 11   10:00 AM ericajackson Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I can't say enough about how much fun we had on this trip. It was an opportunity to really put my DSLR Nikon to the test. I got some amazing shots of dolphins swimming next to the boat, body surfing and flying in midair. We went on a Tuesday, for half price, can't beat that deal! Our relatives from Indiana really enjoyed it, but so did we.
Rating: 5
Saw several whales, scores of dolphins
Sat, Feb 12, 11   12:00 PM jbduncan68 Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Good staff!
Rating: 3
Short But Bitter Sweet
Sun, Feb 6, 11   12:45 PM maleika Unspecified 30-39 Local Family Without Children
The trip was reasonably priced. The staff were helpful and pleasant to fish with. We had a nice time, but unfortunately we went on a slow day and were unable to take any fish home. We will go again after March 1st.
Rating: 5
Great 89th birthday gift
Sat, Feb 5, 11   2:00 PM irmalanglois Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
It was my father's 89th birthday, he had never been on the ocean and eager to see Whales and Dolphins. While we did not see a whale, we had the adventure of our lifetime as the captain spotted a large group of dolphin of all ages. They stayed close to our boat for what seemed like and hour. It was an incredible experience for my father as well as my 19th year old son. We had an amazing time!
Rating: 4
Wonderful tour
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 25, 11   2:00 PM JanetKolker Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We really enjoyed this tour. Although we did not see any whales, we saw lots of dolphins. The crew was friendly and informative. Would highly recommend this tour to others.
Rating: 4
Good time, two dolphin pods, knowledgable staff
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 25, 11   2:00 PM dvarey Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We didn't see any whales but we did see two different dolphin pods (common and Rizzo). Staff were extremely knowledgable about marine life which made the trip very enjoyable and interesting. We ended up staying out nearly 30 minutes longer as we found the pod of Rizzo's later in the trip which was very much appreciated. Beautiful day to be out on the ocean!!!
Rating: 5
Fantastic trip and great value for money
Mon, Jan 24, 11   2:00 PM matthird Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I took this trip during our vacation from the UK on January 24th . We saw 2 grey whales on their migration, but this was not the highlight for us as we have seen whales up much closer in Newfoundland, Canada. The best part for us was the large pod of, according to our guide 1000+ common dolphins. They were all around the boat, in front, behind, to the sides. This was fantastic. If you want to see dolphins and whales don't go to Sea World, take this tour! Brilliant, and with very knowledgeable guides!