Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,322 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 149 329 4 = 325 99% 4.5
Last 6 months 354 785 17 = 768 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 591 1,353 31 = 1,322 97% 4.6
All 4,508 9,358 330 = 9,028 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 512 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 344 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 210 89% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 28 100% 4.7
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 3
Nowhere to sit or get out of the sun...
Sun, Jan 15, 12   10:00 AM vibesguy Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Crew was great, had a good time, but the boat has no seats to rest on and its a long trip... Also, there is no indoor galley so you can't get out of the sun on a hot day.
Rating: 5
Don't miss this great adventure!
Thu, Jan 12, 12   12:00 PM linda1101 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
This excursion was WONDERFUL! The captain of the boat worked hard to find us Whales and was very knowledgeable and educational. He maintained a respectable, yet close, distance to the animals. The trip was 2 hours and we were all really sorry to see it end. This is an inexpensive and wonderful way to spend an afternoon and is definitely something I will do again.
Rating: 5
Great trip.
Mon, Jan 9, 12   10:00 AM suearchbold Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
The whole trip was great. Weather was great, fishing was even better. Lots of keepers and just as many fun to reel in throw-backs. Captain and deck hand were really terrific as always.
Rating: 5
Whale Watching
Sat, Jan 7, 12   10:00 AM karenmiller1 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Although we didn't see any whales I was not disappointed. I saw dolphins playing and jumping in the water. I had never seen them other than Sea World before. They were very close to the boat and I could see the different types of dolphins. It was very exciting. I also saw many sea lions floating in the ocean with their flippers pointed towards the sun. The two hours was the perfect amount of time. It was a wonderful experience I plan on enjoying again.
Rating: 5
OMG - Orcas
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 3, 12   12:00 PM tpwest Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
My two friends from Texas and I had the privilege and honor to be on the Dana Wharf whale watching trip that got to experience the pod of Orcas off the coast of Dana Point on January 3, 2012. It is definitely an event that goes in all of our Top Ten Most Exciting Events of our lives. The Captain and staff were outstanding. I wish future watchers the luck that we had to be part of a rare event such as this.
Rating: 2
Very poor try for fishing N
Wed, Dec 28, 11   10:00 AM BTYACKE Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Poor fishing atempt Last spring it was the sanomie excuse for no fish this year it was w inter. Season. I felt the made a very poor atempt. . Had great boat ride
Rating: 3
No whale seen ...
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Dec 27, 11   12:00 PM marcdacier Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The tour is not very long and, therefore, the chances of seeing a whale really are a function of whether whales are in the direct neighborhood or not. They should provide more info up front (I'm sure they knew we would not see anything that day since they do the same ride 3 times a day). It is nice to see dolphins and sealions though but ...
Rating: 5
Winter Solstice trip on Catamaran was spectacular
Thu, Dec 22, 11   2:00 PM mzbadger Female 70+ Local Group of Friends
I go out with a group of 25 to 40 people every few months . on both the Catamaran and regular boat. Every trip is a little different like the moods of the sea. We almost always have lots of dolphins come to play, sometimes small pods and sometimes the ocean bubbles with 1000's of dolphins leaping and playing. The common dolphins always want to hang out with the boat. on the Solstice we saw two whales blow like Old Faithful and surface like islands rising out of the sea. Then we got "tailed". A bunch of porpoises showed up like they came for a play date. The captains are all terrific, keeping you well informed and going the extra mile to make sure you have the best experience possible. It's a great way to spend a few hours on the sea with our ocean dwelling friends and seeing our beautiful coastline.
Rating: 5
Excellent trip!
Sat, Dec 10, 11   2:00 PM jhoffmann Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We really enjoyed this activity. While we didn't see any whales, we were thrilled to see a huge pod of dolphins- some of which swam in the wake of the boat. We also saw some sea lions. The crew was very knowledgeable about marine animals and provided very helpful information. It was a beautiful trip and just the right length. Since we didn't see any whales they also provided a 50% off coupon for our next trip if we were able to return. While we were perfectly happy with our trip, this coupon was a nice bonus!
Rating: 3
good dolpins not enough whales
Thu, Nov 3, 11   12:00 PM cherieincm Female 70+ Local Group of Friends
was hoping to see a blue whale. fin whales only showed backs no flukes. did have a great experiance with a large pod of dolphins and got great pics.
Rating: 5
We saw whales, that's what we came for!
Fri, Oct 28, 11   2:00 PM mdhammer Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
It was an awesome day out on the water, lots of dolphins at first then we spotted several fin whales. Then the big blue whale showed up and was playing all around the boat along with a seal lion. Great fun was had by all!
Rating: 5
Great experience-saw more whales than could count
Mon, Oct 24, 11   12:00 PM shamanbob Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Great experience-saw more whales than could count: blue, fin and humpback whales and dolphins too. Crew was courteous, friendly and helpful.
Rating: 5
Smooth ride, plus lots of animals!
Thu, Oct 20, 11   12:00 PM cakaras Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We were warned that at season end, there might not be whales; and, although we did not see blue whales, we found 2 small minkies which was fantastic. Also there were many herds of dolphins who swam up close/under our boat and demonstrated their perfect synchronized leaping, including mothers and babies. I had been out of Dana Point 2 other times on regular vessels (ie Dana Pride), but this catamaran trip is superior with less people and a smoother ride. You can talk with the crew, see more and it's worth the extra $10 per ticket.
Rating: 3
Bad weather and fog
Mon, Oct 17, 11   12:00 PM DebraKmak Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It is hard to give any kind of a review since the fog and the weather didn't allow us to see any whales. At least we were able to see some dolphins and sea lions which helped. The cruise lines can't be blamed for the weather.
Rating: 5
Great trip
Sun, Sep 25, 11   12:00 PM Debn99 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We saw a whale. We followed it for about 3 dives. We also saw california black and white dolphins as well as the normal dolphin. The captain was very knowledgable and was enjoyable. The only down side was the know it all next to me that would not shut up and let me enjoy the ocean.