Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,306 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 144 313 7 = 306 98% 4.5
Last 6 months 355 793 17 = 776 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 587 1,340 34 = 1,306 97% 4.6
All 4,493 9,324 330 = 8,994 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 500 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 335 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 240 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 200 88% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 31 100% 4.7
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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
exciting!
Wed, Feb 29, 12   12:00 PM rochafam4 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was something we've never done before so it was really exciting. Being up close to the dolphins was amazing and something that my family and i will never forget. thanks to the captain and crew for a smooth boat ride and all the information about the area and animals. will definitely be back again!!
Rating: 5
WHAT A GREAT IDEA!!
Tue, Mar 4, 08   12:00 PM robyn_lynnea Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My son and I visited some family and friends in California. We had a very full schedule with very few off days. We had planned on going to an old gold mine, but it was out of season, so I got on the internet and found this whale watching cruise. What a great idea that was! The staff on the cruise was so polite and friendly! We didn't find any whales that day, but we did see some spectacular dolphins! They were so close to the boat, that when they splashed along the side, some ocean water hit us both! (not much, just a splash) We really enjoyed the 2 hours out on the ocean. . . Next time we get out towards California, we will DEFINATELY go again!
Rating: 3
Pretty good time, but had it's irritations....
Sat, Apr 5  2:30 PM robynlieb Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Internet booked Catamaran whale watch for $35/person (3 seniors). They called & cancelled morning of cruise - re-booked us on the cheaper, "big" boat a half hour later than original schedule. Said we were due a refund for the cost difference - get it at check in. Guess not enough Cat people - 'cause weather perfect. Got to desk for check in, they refused to give refund. Said rate for seniors the same on both cruises. That was incorrect - explained we had a coupon, quoted coupon code, and clearly explained cost was $7/person less on the big boat. They asked us to produce the coupon (an internet-offer coupon?). They know darn well there's 4 - 5 such coupons all over the place on the internet. RIPPED OFF for $21. Why? No one manages seating when on boat...two people claiming the 6-person tables on top, people laying down across 3-4 seating spots, people standing & holding on to poles & things as a result. Crew didn't care. stupid. Saw two grey whales breaching in the distance - boat never moved closer to see them. Why? Other boats did... good commentary while cruising. pretty good drinks - great drink prices. Not bad. not great.
Rating: 5
Great time
Tue, May 5, 09   1:00 PM robo8121 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I had a really good time. We didn't see any whales but it was past the time of migration so to be expected. We saw sea lions up close, and tons of common dolphins, some bottle nose dolphins, and a lot of birds diving into the water. It was more than I expected, the dolphins were swimming so close to the boat and jumping out of the water. It was a lot of fun and worth the price (a lot cheaper than other places in the area).
Rating: 5
We had a fabulous time!!
Fri, Dec 28, 12   10:00 AM RobKelly Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
The crew was fantastic at helping us get started fishing since we hadn't fished in many years! They were fabulous and helped make this a very fun event! The boat was wonderful and had great food aboard! It was a fabulous experience that we will be sure to do again!
Rating: 5
Amazing
Tue, Apr 29, 08   12:00 PM RobinSmith Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
I took my elderly Aunt on the two hour whate watching trip and had a great time. I went aboard thinking I would probably see one dolphin being it was at the end of whale season, but immediately we spotted some seals. An hour into our journey we got notice there was a pod of dolphins up ahead and we headed right towards them. Soon we spotted the dolphins and the sight was amazing because this was a whole heard of dolphins and we were right in the middle of them. The dolphins were all around us as far as the eye could see in every direction. Though we never saw a whale the trip was worth every penny and I would highly reccommend the adventure. The captian and staff on the vessel were very informative telling us all about these dolphins. It was clear they were just as amazed as the passengers saying they have never encountered so many dolphins in all the years they have been doin this trip. It was estimated there were at least 7 thousand dolphins. I took video and am going to put it on youtube. search Dana Point Dolphins on youtube and you can view the footage.
Rating: 5
Enjoyable, Affordable Afternoon on the Water
Mon, Jan 9, 12   12:00 PM RobertZabel Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I are spending most of the winter in this area rather than in Kansas City. My cousin and his wife visited us and wanted to see the whales. We found the Dana Point site online and decided it sounded better than the site downtown. We had gone to Catalina before from Dana Point. We enjoyed the trip very much. Got to see Bottle-nosed Dolphins, at least one Gray Whale (on several occasions) and another species of dolphin (can't remember the name) that looked white. Everyone in our group thought the trip was well worth the fee, and we all would do it again.
Rating: 5
Dana Wharf Whale Watching
Fri, May 2  12:00 PM RobertsC Female 40-49 Local Individual
This was my second whale watching trip with Dana Wharf and once again it was an enjoyable afternoon. The knowledgeable captain narrated much of the trip teaching us about the marine life we saw.
Rating: 5
EXCELLENT
Fri, Jul 27, 12   2:00 PM Robertsaitta Male 70+ Combination Family With Children
Lucky to have really closeup views of whale thanks to knowledge and persistance of crew excellent running commentary
Rating: 5
A Fun Afternoon
Tue, Aug 14, 12   6:00 PM RobertSadler Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My wife and I had a great time seeing two blue whales up close for the first time. We were as close to them we really wanted to be considering the size of the whales and the size of the boat. The captain followed the whales the whole time we were on at the limits of the cruise.
Rating: 5
What a great day fishing with my son
Sun, Aug 10, 08   12:00 PM RobertRivera Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Can hardly wait till next time.
Rating: 5
Great Whale Watching Experience
Fri, Mar 14  12:00 PM RobertHettic Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The boat,crew and captain were good and knowledgeable. Weather was great ,we followed 3 grey whales northbound for about 45 minutes.
Rating: 5
Whale Watching
Thu, Mar 28, 13   10:00 AM robertfishn Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I would highly recommend this company to others for whale watching. The guide was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about the whales. It certainly helped that we saw whales within 20' of the boat but beyond that I felt it was a great crew that would make the most of every trip out.
Rating: 5
Great Trip
Wed, Aug 20, 08   4:30 PM robertepoe Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We all had a wonderful time . Everyone was really friendly and answered all our questions. The boat was super clean . I would recommend this trip to anyone.
Rating: 4
Great day
Sun, Jun 28, 09   6:30 AM RobertDippel Male 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
While the fishing was not good the crew, boat and day were great. We are already trying to schedule another trip.