Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,175 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 201 456 10 = 446 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 293 665 13 = 652 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 523 1,207 32 = 1,175 96% 4.6
All 4,338 8,984 323 = 8,661 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season 357 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale Watch 328 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 289 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 157 85% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 40 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 4 100% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
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
Magical!!
Fri, Sep 23, 11   2:00 PM jasonhenson Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
We had the most magical time. I took my 5 year old and he and I had the best time sharing in the beauty of being around the pod of Dolphins and the Blue Whale. We had the pleasure of being with a select group of friends that chartered the boat for ourselves. I HIGHLY reccomend this experience! I can now check that off my "bucket list"!
Rating: 5
Dolphin Dan was awesome!!
Fri, Sep 23, 11   2:00 PM Heather6 Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Great time out on the water.... Highly Recommend!!
Rating: 5
Well narrated successful whale search
Mon, Sep 5, 11   5:00 PM AMBUFFINGTON Female 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
This was my fourth whale watch outing in a month. It was just as good as the others (with a different company) and the narration was perhaps even better in the way the naturalist explained the 2 pods of dolphins and the blue whale that the captain found for us.
Rating: 2
Bad luck? or Bad Service?
Sun, Sep 4, 11   5:30 PM jcrangel087 Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
I usually fish at Pierlanding in Long Beach. Ready to try something new at Dana. We were told the water temperature had gone down and that fish weren't biting. They were right! However, we my group noticed that the squid had "run-out" really fast. We then began fishing with half-dead anchovies. I also noticed that the person next to me had landed a rare Swell Shark. He was calling for the net and the deckhand said it wasn't necessary. He lost the shark and missed a great picture opportunity. The shark stayed around and was eventually caught by another fisherperson. Deckhand folks quickly went for the net and the shark was carefully caught and released. Probably not going back.
Rating: 5
Highly recommended
Wed, Aug 31, 11   10:00 AM smadere Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Crew nd staff extremely helpful,great time.
Rating: 5
Great Whale Trip for the money!
Tue, Aug 30, 11   5:00 PM Joycehultin Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We had a wonderful experience.The captain did a great job of geting our boat close to the whales.It was fun and for the money a great experience!
Rating: 4
Great Adventure!
Sat, Aug 27, 11   12:00 PM msluciak Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I really enjoyed the boat ride and getting to see all the Wild Life. The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. I would highly recommended this activity!
Rating: 3
Where's the fish
Thu, Aug 25, 11   10:00 AM jdurandesign Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Crew and day were great, but no fish. This is my second trip out of Dana Point and we only caught two. Out of a group of 40, the boat was lucky to catch 15
Rating: 5
The trip was extremely enjoyable
Tue, Aug 23, 11   5:00 PM pchrystal Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The trip was handled with professionalism and enthusiasm. We actally had the opportunity to see two whales and the captain tried very hard to posiiton the vessel so we had photo opportuntiies. I was able to get some excellent photos of the whale and very much enjoyed seeing the dolphins and sea lion.
Rating: 5
Awesome whale watching experience
Tue, Aug 23, 11   5:00 PM kmstride Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The crew did a wonderful job of getting you off on time and checking on the safety of the passengers. Seeing the whales and dolphins was spectacular. The crew was very informative about marine life and the ocean. Definitely will recommend this adventure.
Rating: 5
Other than choppy waters, had a good time
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 23, 11   2:00 PM HarrietIL Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
There used to be a sign on 5 Frwy south showing Street of the Golden Lantern. Was looking for it, got lost, 'cause the sign is gone. We were told to be there by 1:30 for a 2 sail and catamaran didn't show up until 2. A waste of 30 minutes standing around
Rating: 5
A not-to-be-missed whale watching experience!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 23, 11   12:00 PM kimdeborah Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a fabulous time on this trip! We were fortunate enough to enjoy watching a pod of about 20 dolphins (including young ones) as they swam both sides of the catamaran as well as underneath us! We then discovered two blue whales and loved going between the two as each of them surfaced. It was a magical day and would highly recommend this amazing experience.
Rating: 5
Excellent Cruise
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 23, 11   12:00 PM SusanDodge Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
A great time was had by 4 senior citizens. The captain and crew were wonderful.
Rating: 5
Funtastic Day!
Sun, Aug 21, 11   4:00 PM BLimbocker Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
I really had my heart on seeing whales that day but I didn't. It was breath taking watching the two different types of dolphins playing. The weather was great and the captain was very informative with information he was sharing.
Rating: 5
FANTASTIC VOYAGE!
Wed, Aug 17, 11   2:00 PM justkiki2 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had heard about the whales being sited in and around Dana Point, and had heard good things about Dana Wharf, so we decided to book our trip! I loved the fact that there was a covered/ wind-blocked area to get out of the elements, and a spacious open deck for passengers of all ages! The crew knew exactly where to take us, and were very knowledgeable about the species of marine life around the area. We were not disappointed and had a great time seeing the Blue Whales, several species of dolphin and sea lions basking on a buoy! 2 hours of fun!