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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great family fishing trip
Sun, Jul 3, 11   12:45 PM CliftonClark Male 40-49 Combination Family With Children
The crew was helpful. The captain helped my 8 year old fly catch a couple of bass and it made his day. We went home with 9 fish and we all had a great time on the Reel Fun! We had seven people aged 8, 11, 23, 25, 27, 47, and 49.
Rating: 5
Smooth ride, great crew
Sun, Jul 3, 11   12:00 PM rohmann Male Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Being from San Diego, we're used to the idea that Southern Cal whale watching was limited to grey whale migration, so were pleasantly surprised to learn of the blue whales off Dana Point in the summer. The price is reasonable for a two hour ride, the crew knowledgable and congenial, and the catamaran fast and smooth. Though whales had been spotted the day before, we didn't encounter any this trip, but did see three species of dolphin and had a great time. Will definitely do this again.
Rating: 5
A great way to showcase SoCal natural wonders!
Fri, Jul 1, 11   5:00 PM JMurphCA Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
My wife, my parents, and I chose a Friday evening trip and couldn't have planned a better activity. We were fortunate enough to see and follow a Blue Whale! My parents were visiting from the midwest and this was a once in a lifetime experience that they will never forget. The crew was great and the boat wasn't too crowded- everyone had a chance to move into position to see the whale. We all highly recommend this experience.
Rating: 4
coupon
Fri, Jul 1, 11   10:00 AM merelsexton Male 70+ Local Family With Children
The coupon was not easy to redeem so the trip cost me an extra $100. plus with lunch.
Rating: 5
excellent group of people at dana wharf
Fri, Jul 1, 11   6:30 AM budbackus Male 60-69 Local Individual
Great day/Great event/Great Fun/Will do again
Rating: 5
Loved it!
Wed, Jun 29, 11   5:30 PM Alik1616 Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
I went on this trip with my wife and we had a great time. Had a great bite and caught some fish. Definitely will go again soon! Great crew, very helpful!
Rating: 4
Good trip for a fishing experience for the value.
Wed, Jun 29, 11   5:30 PM aaparo Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
What was supposed to be a five hour excursion turned into four hours of choppy waters and people getting sick all over the boat. My son caught a good sized barracuda, and was thrilled. Thought it was a good experience for the money. The Dana Wharf shop made it easy to get fishing equipment and license in one convenient place. Would definitely recommend the trip, and would love to do it again!
Rating: 5
Seeing a whale is the icing on the cake!
Tue, Jun 28, 11   5:00 PM sschaney Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We are from the East Coast and simply enjoyed viewing the scenery from the water. The cliffs and the homes were magnificent. The crew was friendly and the boat was perfect for its purpose. Passing the pelicans and having a couple fly along side was cool to witness. Seeing the sealions on the buoy was entertaining as well. Spotting the spray of the blue whale off in the distance was awesome. Getting closer and closer to it was exhilerating. We did not see a Pacific Life commercial, but it was spectacular nonetheless.
Rating: 4
We had a great time!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jun 28, 11   2:00 PM steveluci Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I went with my wife and two boys, ages 9 and 12. We found the boat clean, on time and the crew very helpful. we went on a Tuesday afternoon 1/2 priced whale watching tour, but did not see any whales, but were not disappointed. We saw plenty of dolphins which were very cool to experience. They seemed to want to entertain us and did a great job. The boat was out to sea for about 2 hours which seemed to be the right amount of time to spend on the water.
Rating: 5
Better than I thought it would be
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jun 28, 11   2:00 PM parkersteel Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
I am a local and have seen thousands of dolphins in my lifetime, so I figured that the trip would be fairly disappointing if we didn't see any whales - I was wrong! We saw hundreds of dolphins, and they really put a show on for us. The boat itself was quite nice; clean, large enough to easily accommodate the entire passenger load, and with a decent snack bar. 2-hours was long enough to get well outside the harbor and enjoy the sites. Everyone in my group had a great time, and I would highly recommend this activity! Especially on Tuesdays, when it is half priced :)
Rating: 5
Great Fun
Mon, Jun 27, 11   2:00 PM cdvaughan Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The crew were as excited as we were at the whale sighting.
Rating: 3
Twilight 1/2 day fishing trip on the Clemente
Sat, Jun 25, 11   5:30 PM EDurand Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
The fishing was relatively slow, and the fish stopped biting once the sun went down, so there was a wasted hour and a half. The fishing was so slow that the boat actually came in about 35 minutes early. I highly suggest the morning fishing trip when the fish are actually feeding.
Rating: 5
slow bite but great day
Fri, Jun 24, 11   6:30 AM joeloan45 Male 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
probably should have waited another week or two so water would get a few degrees warmer. but the captain and crew were very helpful and deligent in trying to get the right spot. unlike some boats that only try 1 or 2 spots, we tried several which you must do to find that right temperture level for a good bite. bait was very lively and food was very good. i plan on going in 2 or 3 weeks on same boat. by the way this was my first time at dana point. i usually fish closer to home but this was well worth the extra drive. sincerely, dennis mukai
Rating: 4
One Great Day on the Water!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jun 21, 11   12:00 PM jimmyholden Male 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
Excellent experience.We did not see any whales on this trip. We found a pod of several hundred dolphins and it was fantanstic! We spent a good hour with the dolphins as they do like to play by the boat. We also a rare sun fish near the surface. This was worth everything and was a wonderful day on the water. Boat and crew were wonderful.
Rating: 5
Great crew and lots of fun!
Mon, Jun 20, 11   12:00 PM Ronlives13 Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
We had a great time. Thx