Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,319 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 185 400 12 = 388 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 369 807 20 = 787 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 600 1,351 32 = 1,319 96% 4.5
All 4,582 9,514 338 = 9,176 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 593 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 318 98% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 225 90% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 158 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 25 100% 4.6
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: 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!
Rating: 5
A Whale of a Time
Sun, Mar 11, 12   11:00 AM ShelbyLeigh Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
My mother, best friend, and myself had a great time on this whale watching excursion. We saw two grey whales, a pod of dolphins, and some adorable seals. Thankfully the crew also handed out 50% off coupons for the next time and I can't wait to use them! Thanks for a great tiem!
Rating: 5
A great way to spend brunch without brunch
Sun, Mar 11, 12   9:00 AM Lawmouth Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
We were lucky to track a mom and baby with some other critters, it was a great time, my only complaint was that the captain kept the animals continually to the right of the boat where all the tall men gathered so women and children were forced to look and take pictures under arm pits, maybe you could try to move back and forth
Rating: 5
Highly Recommended
Sun, Mar 11, 12   8:00 AM candigir11 Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Such a great experience! The day started off slow with just a few dolphins but the trip ended with TWO Gray Whales! We got to hang around for about 20 min and got some good pictures! I whale watch through Dana Wharf often and will definitely be back!!
Rating: 5
Enjoyed very much!
Sun, Mar 11, 12   8:00 AM EmmieColvin Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
First ever whale watching tour and enjoyed it very much. Everything from checking in to disembarking went smoothly. Friendly, knowledgable staff. Recommend some kind of motion sickness aid as it gets choppy on the water. Saw many dolphins and towards the end of the 2 hours finally came up on 2 gray whales. Much appreciation to the boat operator for letting us stay well over our alotted time which enabled us to see the whale's tail! We came back to the dock 6 minutes after the next departure time. Thank you! Plan to do again next year!
Rating: 4
Fun family outing
Sun, Mar 11, 12   8:00 AM dawnscm Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Boat trip was relaxing. We only saw a few dolphins on the trip and we were on our way back to the dock when they saw a few whales in another direction and turned the boat around. We were a bit late getting back, but appreciated their effort to get us to see some whale activity. Kids ages 9 and 12 were thrilled to see the dolphins along side of the boat. The whales weren't as close as we would've liked, but could see the difficulty in getting closer.
Rating: 5
We saw a Whale Tale!
Sun, Mar 11, 12   8:00 AM eecwrite Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
My kids loved this trip, saw many dolphins close to the boat, two whales who gave us the shot we were looking for tale and all. They were friendly, informative and had snack bar with hot breakfast sandwhichs, bloody marys and baileys and coffee for mom and Dad!