Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,302 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 149 323 14 = 309 94% 4.5
Last 6 months 302 656 21 = 635 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 601 1,336 34 = 1,302 96% 4.5
All 4,646 9,655 344 = 9,311 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 679 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 Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Annual Boy Scout fishing trip
Sat, Dec 10, 11   10:00 AM brendapatino Female 30-39 Local Other
This is my son's yearly Boy Scout fishing trip, we had such a great time. We had 12 boys and 5 adults on this trip. The weather was beautiful and the food is super yummy. The staff members on the boat are very helpful. We will be back again next year.
Rating: 5
Best Whale Watching in OC
Fri, Dec 9, 11   12:00 PM ckstock Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Although we didn't see any whales, the trip out was great! Smooth seas a few dolphins, some sea lions and lots of blue sky. This is my fourth trip with this company and they are always friendly, the boats are clean and it is a great experience.
Rating: 5
Fun Afternoon Adventure
Mon, Dec 5, 11   12:00 PM krismeyer57 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Our whale watching venture did not produce any whales, but we were lucky enough to spot a sea otter, sea lions & hundreds of dolphin up close & personal. The boat was very nice providing indoor & outdoor seating. The staff was helpful, knowledgeable & well qualified.
Rating: 5
Good for out of town guests and locals!
Sat, Nov 26, 11   2:00 PM moonmarshall Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
The boat (Dana Pride) was clean and big. There were plenty of seats in the galley. There are seats on the upper deck but it's limited and you need to get in line early to snag one of those. We preferred to stand in the front of the boat anyway so it didn't matter to us. We didn't see any whales the day we went but we saw a large pod of dolphins and several sea lions. The captain rode along with the dolphins for a long time which was nice, everyone had plenty of time to shoot video and take pictures. We have more family coming next month and we are going to do it again. Even if we hadn't seen a thing, it was a nice way to spend a couple hours out on the water. It was a beautiful warm day but still chilly on the boat. We definitely needed a couple layers (as their website suggests). Grab a drink at Turk's afterward. It's a great day out!
Rating: 5
Best Whale watching in So Cal!!!
Sat, Nov 26, 11   10:00 AM lkearney Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I live in Carlsbad and usually take visitors on whale watching out of San Diego. They were not offering whale watching on Saturday 11/26, so I found one in Dana Point. It was AWESOME! The harbor is much smaller, so parking is easier, We were on the open ocean in 5 minutes and spotted a grey whale 10 minutes after leaving the dock! They later brought the boat right in the middle of a school of about 20 dolphins with babies! The guides were extremely knowledgable about the whales, dolphins and local birds. HIGHLY recommend Dana Wharf tour!!
Rating: 5
fun fun fun
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Nov 23, 11   3:30 PM nancyjrow Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
My 7 year old granddaughter said it was best week of her life (then she added - "in November') We saw thousands of dolphins. Very exciting - no whales but no complaints!
Rating: 5
Worth the Money
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Fri, Nov 11, 11   12:00 PM Andiefandie Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Purchase of tickets was quick and simple. Location was easy to find, clean, neat docks. Boarding was quick and easy. Blue Whales spotted within ten minutes of heading out to open water. Three quarters of cruise was spent whale watching and managed to see a pod of Risso dolphins too. A clear beautiful day. Informative staff, and most importantly...not too crowded. Plenty of room to move about and get those saught after pictures. The catamaran is a smoother ride however, if you are prone to motion sickness think about taking some Dramamine an hour prior to departure. We had a fabulous time and have already recommended this trip to others.
Rating: 5
Fun and Educational
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Fri, Nov 11, 11   12:00 PM grandootie Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
We were very fortunate to see two blue whales almost immediately after clearing the jetties. The captain tagged along with them for over an hour, allowing for many sitings. On the way back to the harbor, we came across some Risso's dolphins...a first for me. The crew did a wonderful job making sure everyone knew where to look and when as well as provide lots of interesting facts on what we were seeing. My grandchildren and I had a wonderful time.
Rating: 5
This was a great and exciting experience.
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Nov 8, 11   12:00 PM Myeisha Female 40-49 Local Individual
I enjoyed the professionalism of the staff. The captain (driver) was very informative about the sea life and narrated this during our travel. There were numerous dolphins sitings...dolphins diving in sequence, often 3 to four at a time and as many as a group of about 10 or more. There were even baby dolphins. The dolphins came alongside the boat and even had fun chasing the boat as we sped off. It was charming and entertaining. I saw flying fish and toward the end a blue whale. What an amazing day.
Rating: 5
Cant get any better !
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Nov 8, 11   12:00 PM kbreeck Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Individual
Hmmm... easy and free parking... a two hour cruise along the southern california shore... a nice boat with clean bathrooms and full bar/food capability, inside and outside sitting/standing options.. nice crew AND we saw 100s of dolphins and AND a BLUE WHALE ... all that for 1/2 price (because I went on a Tuesday) on an already lower then other companies cost... oh and a guarantee of a free ticket for another cruise if you dont see anything... not sure how you can really beat that value for your money...... I enjoyed it so much I came off the 12-2 cruise and rebought another ticket for another trip out that same day !
Rating: 5
Fun experience
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Nov 8, 11   12:00 PM JamieJohnson Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
This was a wonderful way for my husband and I to spend our day off. We really enjoyed the experience and were fortunate to see both dolphins and whales.
Rating: 4
Good trip
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Nov 5, 11   4:30 PM ycanmeier Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
First time out for some in group, enjoyed it very much
Rating: 4
Had a great time
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Nov 5, 11   4:30 PM Maltese Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
N/A
Rating: 5
Saw qdolphins and Blue Whales
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Nov 5, 11   4:30 PM ROROCAT Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Easy check in,fun trip with a great crew
Rating: 4
Fun outing with the dolphins
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Nov 5, 11   10:00 AM RandRT Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We went on the $32 whale watching 2-hour tour. While we didn't spy any whales, we enjoyed playing with the dolphins on a fairly calm sea under sunny skies. The captain gave a nice commentary as we left the harbor and we enjoyed learning from him about sites on shores as well as the (unseen) sealife under us. He seemed genuinely disappointed that he couldn't make the whales appear. But we had a nice time and recommend this family friendly cruise. Some on our outing were rather seasick. Take Bonine or Dramamine even if you think you will not need it. Also sucking on mints while on the waves is helpful. You will need a hat or visor to enjoy the fresh air seating. Binoculars were very helpful.