Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,301 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 141 308 4 = 304 98% 4.5
Last 6 months 348 774 17 = 757 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 581 1,332 31 = 1,301 97% 4.6
All 4,497 9,334 330 = 9,004 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 503 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 339 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 200 89% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 31 100% 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
Part of the 1%
Mon, Aug 13, 12   2:00 PM KimGudykunst Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We were able to see two blue whales and a sea lion and even ride with the dolphins!! It was amazing, we are so glad we went and are planning a whole or half day trip next time we are in town.
Rating: 1
Awful time, terrible service, overcrowded, no fish
Fri, Aug 10, 12   5:30 PM BryceLatimer Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was one of the worst experiences I have ever had. They allowed way too many people onto the boat and lines were getting crossed left and right. We spent more time untangling lines than fishing. It was clear they are more concerned with making money that allowing the customer to have an enjoyable time. If you want to fish and enjoy yourself DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY!
Rating: 1
Awful, Awful deep sea fishing
Fri, Aug 10, 12   5:30 PM clintob1 Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
A group of friends and I went out on a Friday night twilight trip. That was a mistake because the boat was way too crowded. Of the 60 spots available for fishing 59 were taking up. Lines were getting crossed all the time, and the fanfare on the boat was a sight. Of the five of us in our group, we only caught two fish between us. I've been deep sea fishing many times before and never had such a horrible experience. Between the non-existing fish, the unfriendly crew, and the revelry on the overcrowded boat, I will never, ever return or recommend this trip.
Rating: 5
Great Experience, Very Enjoyable
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, Aug 10, 12   10:00 AM c81050 Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
It was very nice. We saw lots of dolphins and at the very end of the outward trip, 2 blue whales. We only saw the backs of them and their water spouts, not all the way up out of the water, but it was still good. The captain actually stayed out a few minutes longer waiting for them to resurface so that we could see them. This was much appreciated. Boat was clean and comfortable. The only bad thing was when the skipper played music loud (he said his boss made him). It was much nicer when he turned it way down and even off.
Rating: 3
Disappointing
Tue, Aug 7, 12   2:00 PM KarensChamp Unspecified 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We didn't see any sea life. Very disappointing. Of course you cannot control the ocean but it would have been a better trip if you had a captain that talked to us, educated better. It was just a boat ride on the ocean -- not bad but not memorable. We were just glad we are local so we do have the ability to go again.
Rating: 5
Awesome
Fri, Aug 3, 12   2:00 PM Ellenholley Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a fabulous time. the Catamaran was a smooth ride. we saw schools of dolphin and some sealions, and saw a blue whale. It was so cool. The captain did a great trip. He went out farther to make sure we saw a whale. Fun was had by all. I would do this trip again.
Rating: 5
Very fun day on a calm sea
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Aug 1, 12   12:00 PM miketeague Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
I took my cousins from TN on their first whale watching trip (mine too) and we were delighted to see a large group of common dolphin and a Blue Whale. The ocean was calm and the weather was perfect. The boat was comfortable and the crew was very pleasant. Dana Point is a beautiful place to go. We topped off the day with a great lunch overlooking the harbor at one of the local restaurants.
Rating: 5
Beautiful day on the water!
Tue, Jul 31, 12   2:00 PM snebh4 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Another wonderful afternoon spent with the knowledgeable folks of Dana Wharf Whale Watching. Although the "Blues" were napping, we were fortunate to see quite a few Bottlenose Dolphins and a variety of birds.
Rating: 5
This was an awesome experience!!!!!!!!!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 24, 12   4:00 PM BobDietz Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
I'd gone Whale-watching about a month ago, out of Newport. It was awful. Wet, smelly boat. No whales sighted... not one! A few dolphins, some sea lions... no biggie. So when my friends suggested we try it again, I was less than enthusiastic. But they said they'd heard that Dana Point was having sightings, so I agreed. Lemme tell ya folks, I was NOT disappointed!!!!! We saw bunches of whales... Blue whales!!! A truly fascinating experience, loved every minute of it!!! I would HIGHLY recommend the Dana Point whale-watching to ANYONE!!! The Catamaran was especially nice, not too crowded... allowed everyone a great view of these magnificent creatures!!! The crew was nice, and very informative... unlike the experience at Newport. I can't wait to go again, and my friends all feel the same!!! FIVE stars... without hesitation!!!
Rating: 5
Lovely!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 24, 12   2:00 PM sandrablair Female 70+ Local Group of Friends
A beautiful day of blue whales close by and dophins swimming under and around the boat. Friendly and helpful crew. The large catamarian much more fun than a big boat.
Rating: 4
Not many fish boat wide
Sat, Jul 21, 12   5:30 PM COLEMANFUEL Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
It was the fishes fault. Captain got us to the fish and detailed them underneath. Fish just weren't biting that night
Rating: 5
Great trip! Saw lots of whales!
Sat, Jul 21, 12   12:00 PM Pwhitehouse Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Terrific trip--would recommend it
Rating: 1
1/2 Day on Sum Fun
Sat, Jul 21, 12   12:00 PM sbay0307 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
This was my second trip on Sum Fun, and each time with limited results - in fact, we only caught one fish between 3 of us. Both times the boat did not have anchovies for bait. Other boats that I've taken out had anchovies, and we were successful. The boat was overcrowded - 56 anglers. Not only was the boat overcrowded for fishing, there was a sign on the boat that read "27 adult life vests". Interesting. I will never take Sum Fun out again.
Rating: 5
Incredible
Tue, Jul 17, 12   12:00 PM mcquilter Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
8 blue whales, 2 humpback whales, and a small pod of common dolphin...WOW...one of the best days on the water I've evr experienced!
Rating: 5
Dolphin Mega Pod
Sun, Jul 1, 12   2:00 PM snebh4 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We were in the midst of a wonderful dolphin mega pod of 5000 to 6000! You never know what you will see in nature: we hoped to see a blue whale but instead were entertained by this amazing group!