Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,322 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 155 345 4 = 341 99% 4.6
Last 6 months 360 801 17 = 784 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 591 1,353 31 = 1,322 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)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
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 225 100% 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: 4
A beautiful day on the water.
Wed, Mar 14, 12   12:00 PM thomasmize Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The boat company was organized and did a great job. During the trip the boat guide provided lots of information about the marine life. We saw hundreds of dolphins and some seals. It was a good experience.
Rating: 5
fun afternoon family outing!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 13, 12   4:00 PM sforbes1 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
great inexpensive activity for my out-of-town visiting family! a group of us ages 2-40+ went and all had a great experience on the ocean. we went on half of day, cuz were thrifty like that:) and also its nice that dana point harbor has free parking! cant find that at the other wharfs... Trip is just long enough and of course we saw a whale and many dolphins. also a few sea lions on the buoy. the boat was not overcrowded and plenty of room to see. and its nice that theres an inside area for those who may need a break from the wind, etc. Just go!
Rating: 4
Nice day out on the ocean
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 13, 12   12:00 PM thedaker Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
We did see a gray whale and watched it emerge several times over 30-40 minutes. Good value for 1/2 price.
Rating: 4
Trip was as promised
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 13, 12   12:00 PM BetsGr Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
I would recommend this to others, especially at the half-off price ($16 per person).
Rating: 5
Always worth it!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 13, 12   12:00 PM dmsphotos1 Female 50-59 Local Individual
Had another great trip! The Grays are out and plentiful! Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Good for the soul!!!
Rating: 5
Great afternoon cruise
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 13, 12   12:00 PM lanssens Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Enjoyed our trip and saw a grey whale, dolphins and sea lions!
Rating: 5
Clean, friendly and professional.
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 13, 12   10:00 AM vspieper Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
My husband and I enjoyed the activity. It was a very relaxing and beautiful ride. The boat was clean and well maintained. It was not overcrowded and the crew was friendly and professional. In my opinion, this trip will be enjoyed most by children 7 and up. The younger children were a little bored and were slightly confused as to where to look, as the dolphins move quickly and are hard to see. I would love to take the trip again at another time of year, as it is well worth the price and I have recommended it to my daughter as a fun place for a date.
Rating: 5
I was disappointed that we didn't see any whales.
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 13, 12   10:00 AM vandergiesse Male 40-49 Local Unspecified
I know there isn't a guarantee to see whales, but Dana Point is supposed to be the best at finding whales. Maybe they aren't??? I went on a date & thought it would be perfect. It still was a good date, but would have been much better had we seen whales!
Rating: 5
Cruise was definitely "A" rated!!
Mon, Mar 12, 12   12:00 PM Capaci Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
The cruise boat was very clean and orderly. Crew was A+. The only thing our group would have recommended would be for the captain to announce a tad more about the grey whales (ie: since Newport Coast is such a fashion hub, it would be interesting to note a fun fact such as "ambergris". It comes from the whales and is historical in the use of a fixative in the perfume industry. The captain was wonderful in announcing whale info, but possibly add 5% of fun details such as this. All in all GREAT EXPERIENCE and would do it again.
Rating: 5
Great Activity
Mon, Mar 12, 12   12:00 PM pdiddy222 Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We had a great time. The Dana Wharf facility has ample parking, friendly staff and clean boats. The captain's running narrative while we were out in the ocean was entertaining, educational and high energy. We saw at least four whales. Bonus round: a dozen dolphins followed the boat and played in the boat's wake for awhile. The captain glided by the harbour bouy on the return trip and gave us a close look and quick lesson about the seals/sea lion piled up in the float. I would highly recommend Dana Wharf Whale Watching trip.
Rating: 4
A Nice Activity
Sun, Mar 11, 12   1:00 PM Markeaston27 Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
This was a nice event. We did not see any whales. We did not see many dolphins either. Make sure it is sunny and warm outside.
Rating: 5
Fishing trip
Sun, Mar 11, 12   12:45 PM seinfeld1 Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Crew was fantastic
Rating: 4
This was a pleasant and well-run activity.
Sun, Mar 11, 12   12:00 PM skroeger Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
All of our experience was very positive except that it was sometimes difficult to hear and/or understand what was being said over the speakers depending upon where we were located. Safety information at the beginning was almost unintelligible. Perhaps it could be given before the boat is underway. Crew members answered questions in a professional and friendly way when asked. This was a very enjoyable experience!
Rating: 4
Fun Day
Sun, Mar 11, 12   11:00 AM buckjo Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
Saw dolphins, seals, and 2 Grey Whales.
Rating: 5
First time and would do it again.
Sun, Mar 11, 12   11:00 AM BCorrales_45 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Very friendly and informatative crew. Had such a great time. I will be back to bring my grandsons!