Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,311 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 182 397 15 = 382 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 330 721 19 = 702 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 599 1,342 31 = 1,311 97% 4.5
All 4,618 9,599 341 = 9,258 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 645 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 325 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 206 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 119 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 16 100% 4.5
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 Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
whale watching
Sun, Mar 8, 09   9:00 AM myfishto Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
the boat trip was alot of fun but no whales on our trip very disapointed but had fun anyway.
Rating: 5
Great Fun
Sat, Mar 7, 09   1:00 PM bfoster Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Part of the activities for the Dana Point Festival of Whales. Did it for my wife's 60th Birthday celebration. Great fun for everyone involved. Did not hear any comments that were negative. Everyone had a great time. Lots of whale sightings, dolphin encounters and sea lion viewing.
Rating: 5
Strategic boat position to facilitate whale watchg
Sat, Mar 7, 09   12:00 PM RandStolp Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
The crew members presented a very informative dialogue on whale history. The captain always had a good view of the whales as the boat was always pointed toward whale location. Guests gravitated to side where whales were sighted. It was not always possible for all guests to have a look at the whales. If the boat had been strategically positioned, everyone could have had a better view.
Rating: 5
Wow! What a Show!
Sat, Mar 7, 09   10:00 AM geraldkatz Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
I received this trip as a birthday gift. I had been whale watching in different places 3 times before, and had never seen a whale, so I was hoping to see one this time. The captain, crew and naturalist were fabulous, very interested in our comfort and questions. They had charts and books onboard to further educate us. We had plenty of room to sit and see. All at once, there was a Gray Whale, a juvenile male, going the wrong direction! He was friendly to us and let us get closer, showed us his fluke and flipper and he lounged in the sea. He stayed near the boat for quite awhile. "Happy Birthday!" the naturalist said to me. On the way back dolphins played in the wake of the boat, we saw a Sun fish, and two other whales. Also sea lions, pelicans and all kinds of other birds. One lady took beautiful pictures and emailed them to us. This is a birthday I'll never forget!
Rating: 5
A Whale, Sea Lions, Dolphins and Great Food
Sun, Mar 1, 09   10:00 AM Croemmer Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
Another boat let our captain know the siting of a whale and he was able to go full speed ahead and found the whale in question. We followed it for some time. We also saw sea lions and dolphins. In addition, the food was great along with a cocktail bar. It was a beautiful sunny California day. What more can anyone ask for!
Rating: 4
Very enjoyable
Sat, Feb 28, 09   12:00 PM WayneTaylor Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
We enjoyed the whale watching. The boat was professionally maintained and run. The only reason that I didn't give it 5 stars is that it was too crowded. Very difficult to move around on deck.
Rating: 4
We'd do it again!
Tue, Feb 24, 09   12:00 PM pricedogs2 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was our first time whalewatching with Dana Wharf. It was a smaller boat than on previous trips and that was a plus. The boat was clean, the crew was friendly and informative. We didn't have to go to far out before we began to follow a whale. On the return trip we spotted 4-5 more. We all had a good time.
Rating: 5
Whale watching in Dana Point
Thu, Feb 19, 09   2:00 PM JOSIEPUGH Female 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
My friends came from Chicago and were staying in San Diego when they decided to go whale watching. I told them to come up here since it was more convenient to get tickets, get on the ship, and more pleasant surroundings. We went whale watching, and although we didn't see any whales(can't predict), we did see hundreds of dolphins, non stop. The ship was beatiful(Dana Pride), plenty of room to walk around or sit, inside or out. It was a beautiful day, the coastline was fabulous, and we got great pictures. My friends said it was an E ticket, can't get better than that.
Rating: 4
good day on the water
Wed, Feb 18, 09   10:00 AM stanmcmullin Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Friendly, helpful crew made the fishing enjoyable. We caught enough fish for dinner without landing anything very large. It was winter fishing and we were satisfied with the day. Equipment rented was fine and bait supplied did the tick.
Rating: 5
Captain made sure the trip was thrilling
Sat, Feb 14, 09   3:30 PM wburry Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
Hard to see the whales, but when we hit a very large pod of dolphins, it was thrilling to all 6 of us from the 1 and 3 year old, to the parents and grandparents alike.
Rating: 4
Worth the trip
Sun, Feb 8, 09   2:00 PM pete4376 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I've been on other whale watching cruises and saw only dolphins and sea lions. This cruise was great as two whales were sighted and surfaced several times. I would recommend anyone wishing to take pictures to have a high speed camera as you will have only seconds to point and shoot. The other option is to have a camcorder where you can catch the whale as it surfaces and clip photos from there. An overall GREAT trip!
Rating: 4
God provided another wonderful day
Tue, Feb 3, 09   2:00 PM mwalker500 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
It was my first time out for the whale watching and it was GREAT. I saw the whale, so exciting and amazing. Plan to reture soon, especially on a tue. at 1/2 the regular price The crew and captain were very kind.
Rating: 5
Our First Time Whale Watching!
Tue, Feb 3, 09   12:00 PM CQuemada Female 60-69 Local Other
It was a nice day for a boat ride , the ocean was as smooth as glass, and we did see a whale. We also saw dolphins so close to the boat! THE DANA PRIDE boat was very nice and the galley had an array of snacks and goodies. The crew was knowledgeable and helpful. We had a very nice time!
Rating: 5
Delightful day out
Tue, Feb 3, 09   12:00 PM dubowy Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We appreciated the Tuesday half-price tickets, the on-time departure and return, the enthusiastic welcome, the many dolphins and the lone whale we saw. It was a beautiful sunny day and it was a stable boat with a happy crowd. We didn't eat on board, but others seemed to like their food. Would recommend this to all ages.
Rating: 5
Crew: EXCELLENT
Mon, Feb 2, 09   10:00 AM LindaZaccaro Female 60-69 Local Other
Fortunately we went out the day after the Superbowl and there were only nine anglers with two crewmen. Had lots of space to fish, the crew were the best, and the fishing was excellent. Had a great time. Didn't waste time where there were few fish and they found good spots. Thanks for a wonderful day.....