Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,323 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 186 403 12 = 391 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 370 810 20 = 790 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 600 1,354 31 = 1,323 97% 4.5
All 4,583 9,517 338 = 9,179 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 321 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 226 91% 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? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 3
Where's the fish
Thu, Aug 25, 11   10:00 AM jdurandesign Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Crew and day were great, but no fish. This is my second trip out of Dana Point and we only caught two. Out of a group of 40, the boat was lucky to catch 15
Rating: 5
The trip was extremely enjoyable
Tue, Aug 23, 11   5:00 PM pchrystal Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The trip was handled with professionalism and enthusiasm. We actally had the opportunity to see two whales and the captain tried very hard to posiiton the vessel so we had photo opportuntiies. I was able to get some excellent photos of the whale and very much enjoyed seeing the dolphins and sea lion.
Rating: 5
Awesome whale watching experience
Tue, Aug 23, 11   5:00 PM kmstride Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The crew did a wonderful job of getting you off on time and checking on the safety of the passengers. Seeing the whales and dolphins was spectacular. The crew was very informative about marine life and the ocean. Definitely will recommend this adventure.
Rating: 5
Other than choppy waters, had a good time
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 23, 11   2:00 PM HarrietIL Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
There used to be a sign on 5 Frwy south showing Street of the Golden Lantern. Was looking for it, got lost, 'cause the sign is gone. We were told to be there by 1:30 for a 2 sail and catamaran didn't show up until 2. A waste of 30 minutes standing around
Rating: 5
A not-to-be-missed whale watching experience!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 23, 11   12:00 PM kimdeborah Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a fabulous time on this trip! We were fortunate enough to enjoy watching a pod of about 20 dolphins (including young ones) as they swam both sides of the catamaran as well as underneath us! We then discovered two blue whales and loved going between the two as each of them surfaced. It was a magical day and would highly recommend this amazing experience.
Rating: 5
Excellent Cruise
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 23, 11   12:00 PM SusanDodge Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
A great time was had by 4 senior citizens. The captain and crew were wonderful.
Rating: 5
Funtastic Day!
Sun, Aug 21, 11   4:00 PM BLimbocker Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
I really had my heart on seeing whales that day but I didn't. It was breath taking watching the two different types of dolphins playing. The weather was great and the captain was very informative with information he was sharing.
Rating: 5
FANTASTIC VOYAGE!
Wed, Aug 17, 11   2:00 PM justkiki2 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had heard about the whales being sited in and around Dana Point, and had heard good things about Dana Wharf, so we decided to book our trip! I loved the fact that there was a covered/ wind-blocked area to get out of the elements, and a spacious open deck for passengers of all ages! The crew knew exactly where to take us, and were very knowledgeable about the species of marine life around the area. We were not disappointed and had a great time seeing the Blue Whales, several species of dolphin and sea lions basking on a buoy! 2 hours of fun!
Rating: 2
BORING
Tue, Aug 16, 11   5:00 PM angelab4000 Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
This whale watching trip was very dull and boring. In the entire 2 hour trip, all we saw was a whale fin for 2 seconds. It was so far away we could barely even see it. Earlier in the trip, we did see some dolphins, but that was about it. The only good thing about this event was the captain. He was really great at telling us where to look and what to look for. He tried really hard to find us some whales so I appreciated that a lot. Otherwise, it was definitely not worth the money and was overall disappointing.
Rating: 4
Great Trip!
Tue, Aug 16, 11   5:00 PM riebeetee Female 20-29 Combination Group of Friends
The crew is great -- dedicated to trying to get you to see a whale (and dolphins). Our captain even continued on to see the whale surface again, when we was supposed to be heading back to port. Great trip!
Rating: 5
Perfect!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Mon, Aug 15, 11   5:00 PM Susanvonnied Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The staff was great, The boat was great. The dolphins and whales were so beautiful, it almost made me cry.We had a really good time.
Rating: 4
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Sun, Aug 14, 11   12:00 PM danielvillar Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
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Rating: 5
Great fun
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Aug 10, 11   5:00 PM sezhan Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We had a friend visiting from out of town and I booked an evening blue whale cruise. I had checked reviews of whale-watching cruises in the area, and this Dana Wharf group was the most recommended. The captain did stay out about an hour longer than planned, so be warned--he is determined to find that whale (shades of Moby Dick). He did locate a blue whale and stayed in the area long enough to give us several views. He also spotted a couple of sunfish and a school of dolphins on the return. Ship was clean, mood was convivial. Highly recommend. I want to go again!
Rating: 5
Great Evening Activity for a group
Sun, Aug 7, 11   5:30 PM kevinsfinger Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
This trip was organized for a buddy's birthday. We met up earlier for a quick lunch and then hit the dock to board. We enjoyed some adult beverages aboard and were helped by the crew when needed to bait our hooks or toss a sculpin back without getting shanked. Would recommend and will do again.
Rating: 4
had alot of fun
Sun, Aug 7, 11   6:30 AM stanleyho2 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
my group had a great time with the half day trip. we would like to go again during the week for the tuesday discount.