Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,347 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 97 219 6 = 213 98% 4.5
Last 6 months 289 631 18 = 613 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 620 1,381 34 = 1,347 97% 4.5
All 4,678 9,730 344 = 9,386 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 727 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 320 98% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 203 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 94 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 3 100% 5.0
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: 1
Trip ruined by group of loud, Volgar Drunks
Sun, Jun 22, 08   12:00 PM donpollock Male 60-69 Local Individual
I will never go on a weekend 1/2 day PM trip out of Dana Wharf again. The trip seems to attract both small on large groups of obnoxius drunks, that can;t fish, curse continually and just ruin the day for everyone else. And the worst part is that neither the Captain or Crew do anything at all to even suggest that these folks at least curb their vulgariity.
Rating: 5
Your Fishing Gear
Tue, Jun 10, 08   10:00 AM EdChew Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
You can rent gear that is fine to use with live bait, BUT virtually all the fish (and there were MANY fish) caught were caught with lures and cast out away from the boat. Get a cheeseburger from the galley, very good but messy so towel up. Take: a knife, needle nose pliers, and rags.
Rating: 5
The crew was a great help.
Fri, Jun 6, 08   12:00 PM Carbine Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It was a wonderful afternoon...great fishing, great weather, reasonable cost.
Rating: 3
Barracuda fishing - opening day
Tue, May 27, 08   10:00 AM Richardscott Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My group went out expecting bottom fishing not knowing we we only going for barracuda. It was fast paced and became frustrating to our family group from Colorado. My rented reel did not work well. My recommendation would be for the type of fishing (bottom or other) be given at the time reservations are made. Customers need to check their rented equipment before getting on the boat.
Rating: 5
Great trip!
Mon, May 26, 08   5:00 PM pcpeltonen Male 60-69 Local Other
Shortly after leaving the harbor we entered a "superpod" of common dolphins, estimated at 3,000 to 4,000 strong. We stayed with the pod for the next 45 minutes as they darted and leapt around the boat. It was an amazing sight.
Rating: 4
Loved the dolphins
Mon, May 26, 08   1:00 PM elainemichal Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We were a little disappointed to see zero whales but enjoyed the dophins and enjoyed the overall cruise.
Rating: 5
Fishing trip
Sat, May 24, 08   12:00 PM ErnieHarris Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
My three granddaughters really had a good time. They were also thrilled catching fish .
Rating: 5
Great Trip!!!!
Wed, Apr 23, 08   12:00 PM MarlenMoore Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
We did not see any whales, but the boat trip was well worth every dollar! Did see Sealoins & a huge pod of Dolphins! The crew were great & helpful, they every effort to make the trip worth while. We will return for another trip! We also appreciate the discount on Tuesday/Wednesdays. Thanks for a beautiful day at sea!!
Rating: 5
Recommend highly
Sun, Apr 13, 08   10:00 AM RonaldBeers Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
It was a great day. The crew was friendly and enthusiastic. The boat was clean. We saw a whale and followed it for about 35 minutes. Then took off and found a school of dolphins about 500-600 strong. The crew was very professional. My sister was in from Pennsylvania and enjoyed the cruise thoroughly.
Rating: 5
OUSTANDING TRIP
Sun, Apr 6, 08   11:00 AM NITRAM Male 60-69 Combination Family With Children
This was the best whale watching trip I had ever been on. We saw 2 whales within the first half hour. We played with hundreds of dolphins. The crew was helpful and professional. What made this trip so outstanding was having Morgan, a naturalist on board. She answered all of our questions and gave us so much useful information that we all actually had a much better understanding of what we were seeing in the ocean.
Rating: 5
Great Trip
Sat, Apr 5, 08   6:30 AM calvinburt Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Please let the owners of the Reel Fishing boat know how much we enjoyed the trip. We were very impressed with Zach and the rest of the crew. Their attitudes were great, they were very helpful, and made us feel like they were there to help with whatever our needs might be. I will come back.
Rating: 5
Just Do It!!
Wed, Apr 2, 08   12:00 PM allyn5157 Male 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
If you're a tourist in Southern California and have stood in line for all of your other activities, you'll love this Whale-Watching tour! Dana Point is beautiful and the wharf area is manageable and pleasant - no lines (and if there are lines, they'll be short ones). The tour operators are knowledgeable and very friendly. The tour boat is large and comfortable and, on the day we participated, it just skimmed smoothly on the water. My wife and I had a great time and plan on doing it again. Oh, did I mention we didn't see any whales? It didn't matter to us, it was still a fun day and we understand that whales have a mind of their own and don't always read the script! Just make up your mind that you'll have a great time and you will.
Rating: 4
Fulfilling and Rewarding Cruise for Whales
Sun, Mar 30, 08   2:00 PM davebedell Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Seas were slightly rough though the sun was shining brightly as my wife and her cousin (an L.A. resident) scanned the seas for marine life. We saw several gray whales blowing spouts and arching their backs out of the water near the cruise boat. On a couple occasions, we were able to clearly see the whales' blow holes and the barnacles, crustaceans, and other features of the whales' backs and skin. We also saw whale flukes on two occasions being raised from the sea surface just as or just before the whales dove into the sea. We also saw several dolphins arcing out of the water, three at a time swimming in unison and exposing themselves to our view off the side of the cruise boat. Our guides were quite knowledgeable about the whales and kept us informed about sightings and whale/dolphin locations relative to our boat's position. Our 7x birding binoculars were quite helpful in viewing the whales and dolphins as these mammals kept a bit of distance between themselves and our cruise boat. Our party of three (including my wife and I from out of state) felt this a rewarding and exciting experience, though it was a bit short (a little less than two hours all told considering maneuvering and docking the vessel, exiting and entering the harbor, etc.). My wife's cousin & L.A. resident is looking forward to returning in July for a cruise to view Great Blue Whales, which our guide informed us often frequent these waters at that time of year.
Rating: 5
Took visiting German friends on whale watching
Fri, Mar 28, 08   12:00 PM Jamescrawfo Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
I have always enjoyed your tours, but this time I took some visiting German friends who had a 14 and 16-year old children and we saw 4 whales and numerous dolphins. It was a grand tour and we got some great pictures!
Rating: 5
Was fun and had a great day. Thank You
Tue, Mar 25, 08   12:00 PM browinsky Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
It was something I have never done and always wanted to. We got very lucky that day and saw five whales and probably around 50 Dolphins. It was a very great day and fun. The crew was very nice and the cheese bugers were also very good and of course the beer just another benefit. Well planned out. Thank You for a great day. The two hours went pretty fast and could of been just a little longer.