Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,182 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 207 468 10 = 458 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 299 677 13 = 664 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 526 1,214 32 = 1,182 96% 4.6
All 4,345 8,999 323 = 8,676 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 359 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale Watch 334 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 156 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
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!
Rating: 2
BORING
Tue, Aug 16, 11   5:00 PM angelab4000 Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
This whale watching trip was very dull and boring. In the entire 2 hour trip, all we saw was a whale fin for 2 seconds. It was so far away we could barely even see it. Earlier in the trip, we did see some dolphins, but that was about it. The only good thing about this event was the captain. He was really great at telling us where to look and what to look for. He tried really hard to find us some whales so I appreciated that a lot. Otherwise, it was definitely not worth the money and was overall disappointing.
Rating: 4
Great Trip!
Tue, Aug 16, 11   5:00 PM riebeetee Female 20-29 Combination Group of Friends
The crew is great -- dedicated to trying to get you to see a whale (and dolphins). Our captain even continued on to see the whale surface again, when we was supposed to be heading back to port. Great trip!
Rating: 5
Perfect!
Mon, Aug 15, 11   5:00 PM Susanvonnied Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The staff was great, The boat was great. The dolphins and whales were so beautiful, it almost made me cry.We had a really good time.
Rating: 4
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Sun, Aug 14, 11   12:00 PM danielvillar Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
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Rating: 5
Great fun
Wed, Aug 10, 11   5:00 PM sezhan Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We had a friend visiting from out of town and I booked an evening blue whale cruise. I had checked reviews of whale-watching cruises in the area, and this Dana Wharf group was the most recommended. The captain did stay out about an hour longer than planned, so be warned--he is determined to find that whale (shades of Moby Dick). He did locate a blue whale and stayed in the area long enough to give us several views. He also spotted a couple of sunfish and a school of dolphins on the return. Ship was clean, mood was convivial. Highly recommend. I want to go again!
Rating: 5
Great Evening Activity for a group
Sun, Aug 7, 11   5:30 PM kevinsfinger Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
This trip was organized for a buddy's birthday. We met up earlier for a quick lunch and then hit the dock to board. We enjoyed some adult beverages aboard and were helped by the crew when needed to bait our hooks or toss a sculpin back without getting shanked. Would recommend and will do again.
Rating: 4
had alot of fun
Sun, Aug 7, 11   6:30 AM stanleyho2 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
my group had a great time with the half day trip. we would like to go again during the week for the tuesday discount.
Rating: 5
Slayin the bass....
Thu, Jul 28, 11   5:30 PM wleasure Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Great time. Friends and I brought home 12 fish (shared). Captain and crew were great, although VERY busy. Love the new pricing.
Rating: 4
Great Trip for the money
Wed, Jul 27, 11   5:30 PM mattheilgeis Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Had fun ....
Rating: 5
Excellent adventure
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 26, 11   12:00 PM caroladams Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Amazing whale watching adventure. Blue whales, dolphins and the sea lions were easily viewed and enjoyed by those on board the catamaran. Everyone had a good view and watched the sea life in their natural environment. Thanks so much for a great day!
Rating: 5
Awesome Boat . . . Awesome Crew . . . Awesome Time
Sun, Jul 24, 11   10:00 AM datkins23 Male Under 20 Local Group of Friends
Great day!! My friend and I cought 7 fish. Fish tacos are GOOD!!!!
Rating: 5
Dana Point Whale Watching
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 19, 11   12:00 PM lamerio Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Larry and the other captain, sorry don't recall his name, were absolutely FANTASTIC!!! What a wonderful adventure! We saw whales, dolphins and sea lions. Great time!!
Rating: 5
Worth the money and time
Sun, Jul 17, 11   2:00 PM ktdone Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I was nervous going on the cruise in July when the whales aren't migrating, but we still saw 4 different whales several times and that was plenty to make me happy. We saw dolphins and seals too. Well worth the money, and if you have the time I would recommend going on the longer tour. The two hour tour went by really fast, but was still worth the trip down to Dana Point.
Rating: 5
Great fun, caught fish and we were treated well
Wed, Jul 13, 11   5:30 PM scshaws Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
The twilight trip was a nice evening and well worth the trip