Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,309 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 145 316 7 = 309 98% 4.5
Last 6 months 356 796 17 = 779 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 588 1,343 34 = 1,309 97% 4.6
All 4,494 9,327 330 = 8,997 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 500 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 335 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 240 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 203 89% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 31 100% 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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Good policy
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Mon, May 30, 11   12:00 PM cinemaridden Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Well, my trip was one of those unfortunate outings where we didn't see any dolphins or whales. A rarity to be sure. Thankfully the crew was very good about pointing out other things of interest to make the outing enjoyable. And, because we didn't see any dolphins or whales we were given a whale check which is good until the end of time. All we have to do is come back and we get another outing FOR FREE. So yeah, I think while the trip was a bit disappointing the company is very good in making sure that their customers are happy. Oh, and the food on the ship is actually VERY TASTY. Did not expect that. Good job!
Rating: 2
Not Worth it.. Over Hyped
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, May 28, 11   5:00 PM Debdatta Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
We thought that it would be lots of fun. First the boat/vessel kept changing and they did not know which one was going. Very simple objective - You see even a few dolphins you are done. I am not sure what additional they show you other than being on the boat for two hours. It is over priced for sure, just to be on the boat and see some dolphins...
Rating: 4
Good times
Tue, May 24, 11   5:00 PM rob58ert Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Had a good time viewing dolphins...beautiful day, smooth water just no large whales (dolphins are small whales)
Rating: 4
Great show anytime
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, May 24, 11   2:00 PM CRITTENDON Male 70+ Local Family Without Children
The cruise was very pleasant. Although it was near the end of the season and we saw only porpoises (not whales), it was a fun adventure and the cruise and fresh air were worth the trip. We also received free passes to take the cruise again (since we didn't see whales). It was a very smooth ride, and the crew were helpful and informative. We will definitely do this again, and bring more family along.
Rating: 5
Great time
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, May 24, 11   12:00 PM aroundtheweb Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great time will do it again. Boat clean and crew very informative.
Rating: 5
Excellent staff and a fun time
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, May 21, 11   5:00 PM gjmoreau Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
The staff is friendly and the boat crew were very knowledgable of the area. On our trip out, we were put in the middle of a pod of approximately 500 common bottlenose dolphin and got some great photos. No blue whales, but if you go out expecting to see a blue whale, I think you are setting yourself up for a disappointment. It's a great time, go out and expect to at least see some dolphins and other sea life.
Rating: 3
Great activity, subpar boat crew.
Sat, May 21, 11   10:00 AM jholley12 Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Enjoyed the day fishing, especially since it was a small group. I could imagine it getting too crowded with a full load. Only real complaint was in regards to the crew. A bunch of young kids who seemed more interested in their time joking around with eachother. Even decided they should clean the boat with everyone on board, having us move out of their way. They could use a reminder of where their paychecks come from. If I'm in the area again, I'll shop around. But not a bad outing for the price.
Rating: 4
We had a great time!
Fri, May 20, 11   10:00 AM don22136 Male 70+ Local Other
Took my grandson (19 yrs. of age) and the weather was a bit cloudy at the start, but the sun came out in the early afternoon. Fishing wasn't great, but most everyone caught fish. We met some nice people from Egypt and helped them with their fishing tackle as they had no saltwater fishing experience. The crew were all extremely helpful and patient with everyone. It was an enjoyable day on the water.
Rating: 5
Excellent Trip
Sun, May 15, 11   12:45 PM voodoovo Male 40-49 Local Individual
Trip was pleasant , the crew were extraordinary helpful!!!
Rating: 4
1/2-Day Trips great for the kids
Sun, May 15, 11   12:45 PM signboydan Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Dana Wharf does an excellent job of getting the kids involved on these 12-day trips, especially the 12:45 Sunday trips. If you want more room and less kids, try the morning or twilight trips, or the 3/4 day trips. Tip: Use a 3 to 4 oz. torpedo weight and dropper-loop setup on these trips and you won't get tangled up as much...
Rating: 5
Sun, May 15, 11   6:30 AM voodoovo Male 40-49 Local Individual
The weather was windy and fishing was tough; however, the crew made it a very enjoyable trip! I am looking forward to going out to Dana Point Wharf Sport fishing many more times!!!
Rating: 2
We went to catch fish, and didn't.
Sun, May 15, 11   6:30 AM Ross_Man Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Everything was great but we didn't catch any fish. As a result we will not be returning there.
Rating: 4
Great time with these guys.
Sun, May 15, 11   6:30 AM wleasure Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Always have fun on these charters. I wish their prices were more in the 25-35 dollar range. I would go more often.
Rating: 5
Simply Amazing
Sun, May 15, 11   6:30 AM adamcripps Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
Here we have a boat and a crew to which they do not hold anything back. My trip was Sunday May 15, 2011 and we had some beautiful sunny Southern Califonia weather just up until the weekend of my trip. I have an understanding of fish, and fishing so I was aware the sudden change would cause the fish to calm down and not be the wide open bite the fish counts were previously indicating. Before we arrived to our first fishing hole there was a demonstration for the boat, kind of like a fishing 101 for those were were not familiar with what to do. I see this as a great addition to the trip and commend the crew for even putting on the display. The fish were simply not in a mood to bite, but I cannot blame Captain, or crew for any of this as they were all over the place making sure everyones line was in the water at a spot that would normally provide. So even though our fish did not cooperate the crew did what was needed to keep spirits up, and the morale high even for the youngsters who more than likely though they would be catching fish the whole time. For all of the above mentioned I would recommend this boat/trip to anyone looking to get out on the water and have a good time doing it, no matter what the circumstance.
Rating: 5
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, May 14, 11   5:00 PM jsalman93 Male Under 20 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Tons of fun. The captain and crew were really cool to talk to. The whales were HUGE, and basically everything about the whole event was great. Perfect place to take a date or to just go with family for something new and enjoyable