Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,309 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 151 327 14 = 313 94% 4.5
Last 6 months 304 663 21 = 642 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 604 1,343 34 = 1,309 96% 4.5
All 4,649 9,662 344 = 9,318 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 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 204 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 Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
great
Fri, Jun 8, 12   5:30 PM masonro Male 40-49 Local Unspecified
First time ever going deep sea fishing and had a excellent time
Rating: 4
Nice people and service
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Apr 10, 12   4:00 PM 1722rm Female 40-49 Local Unspecified
We're from OC and it's our first time to go on whale watching at 4pm schedule. I'd say the boat trip alone was refreshing. We spotted group of seals swimming so fast and 1 whale from a far. The whale was from a distance and we're not able to have a closer look. It's no disappoint at all because it's nature you're up against. You cannot tell a whale to swim near the boat. Having said that Dana Wharf was so nice to return our tickets for another chance to see the whale. Ticket can be used again anythime within the year. All in all the experience was awesome!
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: 3
service
Sun, Mar 11, 12   1:00 PM mcdist Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
the guys on the boat were great. the guys in the shop were horrible service (i almost wanted a refund and didnt want to go after bieng blown off for asking questions). dont hire teenagers to run the shop get people who care. i probably wont use this company again. although the guy with long hair working the snack shack on the boat was really nice and worked really hard. captain was informative.
Rating: 5
Great opportunities to see wild whale!
Sun, Mar 11, 12   9:00 AM eyemzhao Female 30-39 Unspecified Unspecified
It is a great opportunity to see wild whale close to home! Very exciting! You have to be there to experience it! However, my kids got sea sickness and couldn't enjoy as much as I do. :(
Rating: 5
Will be back next year!
Sun, Mar 11, 12   8:00 AM angiepants42 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
During Dana Point's Whale Festival, they ran a promotion where you can go whale watching for two hours for just $10!! You can't beat that price! I took my niece and nephew and we had lots of fun! We saw dolphins, some acrobatic seals and two grey whales, what a treat! Bring lots of warm clothes, though, we were freezing!
Rating: 1
so disappointed, horrible expirence, couldn't see
Thu, Mar 8, 12   12:00 PM PMCHAGNON Female 30-39 Unspecified Unspecified
I am sure it was a great show for the side of the boat who got to see the one whale we followed for the entire 1.5 hours. The captin kept the whale positioned on one side of the boat leaveing the rest of us without a chance to see. Even when the whale passed in front and we got so excited we might have the change to see, he announced "I will keep the whale positioned at 3 o'clock" then manuvered the boat to where once again only one side of the boat had a view. Our three boys never could see over the selfish adults crowding the right side and never got to see the whale. The captin never asked for others to take turns, or at the very least, let children up front. We thought well maybe he will turn around and then we can see, but no. Never. They didn't try and explore and find other sea life. It was if they knew where one whale was, went straight there, rode along him the entire time, then took us back. They stated they guarentee you will see a whale, well I didn't and I want my money back. I was just so so sad for my kids who kept repeating we can't see, we can't see. And none of the crew or selfish adults aboard gave a second thought. We were not the only ones who were unable to see the whale. Two other familes eventually gave up and went into the bottom of the boat and ate snacks because they could not see either. I am just so confused as to why they would purposely keep the boat positioned to where you only have a view from one spot, and in that case not ask half way through the journey to rotate so all can see the beauty. We went swimming with dolphins in Hawaii and that company made sure everyone got to expirence the joy. So so so disappointed
Rating: 5
Awesome adventure
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 6, 12   2:00 PM TerryDiver Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Thoroughly enjoyed the whale watching - once in a life time experience.If the opportunity arises, we would do it again. Staff were very knowledgable.
Rating: 3
ok
Sun, Mar 4, 12   12:00 PM dodgese Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
nice trip
Rating: 4
No whales
Sat, Feb 18, 12   2:00 PM tpage1 Male Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Didn't see anything but was grateful for the "refund".
Rating: 4
Service
Sun, Jan 29, 12   2:00 PM lb1lej Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
The service was good. Cruise loaded and left on time and returned on time. Restroom and canteen facilities were provided. Unfortunately, as happens with wild life occasionally, the whales did not show up but a school of dolphins did perform quite a show. The weather was perfect and sea calm. The only thing left to ash for was the whales.
Rating: 3
Sick
Mon, Jan 16, 12   12:00 PM sobczak Male 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
Sorry but We both came down with the Flu and could not make it. We are sure going to try again when We feel better.
Rating: 5
Great
Fri, Dec 30, 11   2:00 PM bandringa Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Wonderful experience
Rating: 5
Great Experience
Fri, Dec 23, 11   2:00 PM jdoyle9999 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We were extremely happy with our whale watching cruise. We saw a whale, and watched it dive and come back up for a long time. We also saw lots of dolphins frolicking. The ride was nice and smooth and not too crowded. I would definitely recommend this cruise.
Rating: 4
Nice afternoon, fun had by all
Tue, Nov 22, 11   12:00 PM agsntate Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Nice boat ride, professional and knowledgeable staff. Saw dolphins before leaving the harbor, then unfortunately not much until the end of the trip. But, we came upon a large pod of rizzos...maybe 50+...it was really amazing. They swam with us for a while - got lots of great pics and video. Kids of all ages enjoyed it - from 5 to 15 - plus the adults. It was a great afternoon. I'd do it again - especially on 1/2 price Tuesdays.