Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,308 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 150 326 14 = 312 94% 4.5
Last 6 months 303 662 21 = 641 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 603 1,342 34 = 1,308 96% 4.5
All 4,648 9,661 344 = 9,317 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 682 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 312 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 203 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 97 100% 4.8
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 14 100% 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: 4
very fun but extremely cold!
Sun, Mar 13, 11   8:00 AM rnovelli0 Female Under 20 Local Couple on a Date
It was very fun, we saw a gray whale and a ton of dolphins, but we went on the 8:00 - 10:00 am tour and it was absolutely freezing, so make sure you dress warm.
Rating: 5
Very enjoyable outing
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 19, 11   2:00 PM rnmrocky Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The caption and his crew were those kind of people who love doing their jobs. They were just as excited as we were to see the animals. I would do this again if it weren't for the fact I got seasick.
Rating: 5
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Thu, Aug 1, 13   2:00 PM rmritchie Male Unspecified Local Family With Children
Great weather, informative captain and crew.
Rating: 4
great trail run for the kids
Thu, Jan 5, 12   10:00 AM rmclane Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
the crew was very helpful the fish just was not biting we tried sevral locations even stayed out a little longer than scheduled the food was very good and this was my sons first time out so it was good for them and they had a blast we will use them again for me i like to charter the boat and go for big game fish like marlin or sword fish ect so if this is wa=hat u want i suggest look into something else but if u have young kids and never been before then this is a good one to do cheap and fun for a family
Rating: 5
Awesome fishing trip
Wed, Oct 1  10:00 AM rmattimoe Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
My nephew and I took the half day boat and it was great! The crew was so nice and helpful. No matter what you needed they were right there with it. Great food and fishing!
Rating: 4
Sat, Mar 28, 09   2:00 PM rmarc004 Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
A pesar de que no observamos ballenas, el viaje valio la pena. Observamos muchos delfines, algunos leones marinos y focas. Sin embargo hay que decir que tienen mucho por mejorar en el servicio, ya que no parecia que hicieran esfuerzos por ubicar ballenas. Tal parecia que esperaban que alguna se cruzara en su camino, mas que buscarlas.
Rating: 2
long day
Fri, May 28, 10   10:00 AM RLTraister Male 30-39 Local Other
Ordering tickets was the easiest part of the trip. The boat left late and the deck hands seemed to be uninterested in fishing. I wont be going back. One other thing everyone is casting so be sure to wear glasses so you wont get your eye ripped out.
Rating: 3
Great Boat - But No Whales!
Thu, Jan 1, 09   12:00 PM rlovejoy Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The boat was great, very clean and the crew was nice. Unfortunately due to the dense fog, even at noon-time, no whales or dolphins were seen. The group is honoring their guarantee and as long as we don't lose our ticket we can try again in the same season with no expiration date.
Rating: 4
Whale encounter
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Feb 22, 11   2:00 PM rlnadler Male 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
Being that it was mid-February, we didn't really think we'd be as fortunate as se were to see and follow two "greys" for an hour or more. Unfortunately Federal laws prohibit you from getting too close, but the trip was well worthwhile in finding them and being able to photograph them. They, the two grey whales, weren't very showy.....but it was truly a wonderful experience to see whales in the wild. Highly recommend this Dana Wharf 2-hour trip on a 2-for-Tuesday cruise.
Rating: 5
Excellent Experience
Sat, Mar 7, 09   9:00 AM rlmelendez Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
this was everything the web site promised and more. I especially liked that the boat was not overbooked (in peak season) and therefore not overcrowded. There was plenty of room for my 8 year old daughter to be able to see. Wonderful activity for children, very educational and exciting.
Rating: 5
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Feb 16, 10   10:00 AM rlfisch Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
The half-price Tuesdays is an awesome marketing move! Great value!!! I would book a fishing trip on a Tuesday as well. Great trip and great price!
Rating: 5
A really nice time
Fri, Mar 23, 12   12:00 PM Rkulinski Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was our second time at Dana Wharf and even though we didn't see any whales this time, it was our first time seeing dolphins in the wild. We got great photos, videos, and purchased a very fairly priced stuffed dolphin toy on board. Our family enjoyed the snacks and the cocktails, too! It was a great day and the staff was very kind. Since we didn't see any whales, and to their standards the dolphins weren't enough, we got a "whale check" for another cruise for free in the future, which we will certainly use on our next trip!
Rating: 3
This is the Family & Friends Time Slot
Sun, Apr 28, 13   12:45 PM rkrugel Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
While I have gone out with Dana Wharf before, and will continue to do so, as well as recommend them, I will not go out on this time slot again. The boat was packed, with a large number of kids. If you did not want to fish while dodging small children, or patiently untangle lines, the this specific package is NOT for you. I look forward to going out on a 6am or twilight trip soon!
Rating: 5
Unlucky but Awesome!
Mon, Jun 4, 12   5:30 PM rkrugel Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Although the weather did not cooperate, and the fish were not quite biting, the crew was amazing, and we all managed to have a great time. Can't wait to go back!
Rating: 1
don't purchase the ticket
Sat, Feb 14, 09   2:00 PM rkrchen Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
don't purchase the ticket unless you're absolutely sure that you will make it on the boat. their ridiculous no refund/no exchange/no reschedule policy is completely unreasonable. my date and i purchased tickets and as we arrived at dana point she began to not feel well. even so, we could not even get a refund...we didn't even go on the boat!!