Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,299 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 152 325 17 = 308 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 303 656 21 = 635 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 600 1,333 34 = 1,299 96% 4.5
All 4,645 9,652 344 = 9,308 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
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Rating
% Positive Average
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 676 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 200 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: 4
Nice trip to see marine mammals on the ocean
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Tue, Jul 14, 09   5:00 PM bamurray1950 Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
We didn't see blue whales, but that's really a function of the whales, not of the boat operator. We saw several groups of dolphins. Boat was great and clean, commentary was useful, overall an enjoyable evening.
Rating: 4
Great time!
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Fri, Jul 10, 09   1:00 PM tshadof Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
Although we didn't see any whales, we did see two species of dolphins and some sea lions. It was a great time!
Rating: 5
WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Tue, Jul 7, 09   5:00 PM SMSTEINBE Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The Blue Whale watching cruise far exceeded our expectations. The staff was friendly and knowledgable and imparted just the right info at just the right time. The boat was clean and comfortable, the weather was fantastic, the wildlife cooperated as if trained to do so. The Common Dolphins were there to see in incredible #'s and swam with the boat, performing for us as if trained to do so. Then the HIGHLIGHT of our cruise appeared, A couple of Blue Whales , which we sighted numerous times as they surfaced , swam and dove and reappeared several times to our surprise and enjoyment. THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE WAS PHENOMINAL !! THANK YOU DANA WHARF FOR AN EXPERIENCE MY WIFE AND I WILL NEVER FORGET !! Scott & Danielle Steinberg.
Rating: 4
Very nice and must do thing!!!
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Tue, Jul 7, 09   1:00 PM Meetshems Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
I am local to Dana Point area and have been thinking about visiting the whale watch cruise for quite sometime, until recently. My in-laws were visiting us from abroad and I decided this trip would be cool one. Yes in deed, it turned out to be very nice trip after all. Since we went on weekday, there wasn't much crowd in the boat(at 15-20). The captain took us to the area where whale sightings have been reported that day. On the way there, we saw thousands of dolphins and its really cool to watch them show-off their skills in front of the crusie. Captain was very well knowledgeble on the whale location and was quick in turning the boat around to get closer to the whales. We spotted about 6 whales that dy in a span 0f 45 minutes. Great time and very relaxed atmosphere. Will surely take my brother and family from the east coase, again in August.
Rating: 5
Great time Whale watching.
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Mon, Jul 6, 09   5:00 PM dbart9 Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
The staff was super friendly and knowledgable. The captain gave us a great tour and provided us with grerat info about where we were and what we may see. Although we didn't see any whales, we'd do it again and highly recommend it to others.
Rating: 4
Crew was very helpful.
Mon, Jul 6, 09   10:00 AM fisherwest Male 70+ Local Family Without Children
The crew made the trip an enjoyable fishing experience. They were quickly on the spot to help you bring the fish aboard and take it off your hook.
Rating: 4
Fun Day on the Water
Sat, Jul 4, 09   10:00 AM apeulicke Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
We had a great time on the trip even though we weren't very successful in the catch department. Our crew on the Dana Pride was great. They were fun, friendly, and very helpful. My husband went back for another trip the next day and is taking another friend for a trip in a few days. A fun day!
Rating: 4
Great day just no fish
Tue, Jun 30, 09   10:00 AM fishinfrank Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The weather was great...sunny but not hot. However the fishing was cold. The captain commented early in the trip that the wind had really picked up the night before and had dropped the water temperature. He tried several spots without success. Guess I'll just have to go back when the water heats up.
Rating: 5
Great Trip
Mon, Jun 29, 09   6:30 AM Mjaschek Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
We had a party of seven people for the fishing trip. Getting 7 people ready to go and be on time can be a real challenge. We were late and DanaWharf held the fishing boat for us. The crew on board, Eric, Brian & Ben were terrific. My wife let her reel go a few times and the guys were Johnny on the spot to help her with her tangled mess. My wife son, the birthday boy, had a broken wrist with a cast on. Each time he needed new bait, again the crew was there to help him out. I would highly recommend a fishing trip with this company. Mike
Rating: 4
great service - no fish
Sat, Jun 27, 09   6:30 AM sfa711 Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Enjoyable even without fish
Rating: 4
Great Experience!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Jun 24, 09   5:00 PM tlthorpe Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
I have lived in San Clemente for the last 27 years and have gone fishing out of Dana Point since the mid 70's. I was absolutely surprised to see Whales in Late June in local waters! What a terrific experience, I thought whales were only around in migration season
Rating: 5
A great little get away.
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Jun 24, 09   5:00 PM lyroseberry Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our group had a great time. There were several whale sightings and the captain put a lot of effort into keeping a watch for the whales and directing the boat so we all could have a closer look. We even came up along side a group of sea lions. It was a great little get away.
Rating: 5
fathers day
Wed, Jun 24, 09   6:30 AM clexy323 Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
My husband and I each took our dad's out for fathers day. My dad had never been and had a good time. My husband takes his dad every year. Very fun and exciting!
Rating: 5
Great Day!!
Sat, Jun 20, 09   12:00 PM missty1405 Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
We were on the Reel Fun 1/2 day fishing on Saturday June 20, 2009. We had a great time. The guys on the boat helped all of us that needed help. Very attentive to our needs. We were a family of six. Ages 17 yrs old - 45. Caught several fish. We will be back!! Very fun day!!
Rating: 3
Just okay for our group.
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Fri, Jun 19, 09   1:00 PM conniedow Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We're pretty seasoned whale watchers (B.C., Mass., Alaska . . . ) and didn't have our expectations met. There was no narration at any point on the trip out to see the whales. We did see some blue whales, but went out so far to see them that we had very little time to spend watching them. There was narration during the watch part, but only one little bit on the way back when we came across some sea lions sleeping on a buoy. Would have been nice to know as we went along where we were geographically (Newport Beach, Malibu?).