Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,306 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 147 317 14 = 303 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 300 651 21 = 630 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 603 1,340 34 = 1,306 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 94 100% 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? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
WOW
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 20, 12   10:00 AM chadlroth Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Totally amazing. The crew was great very friendly, and full of information. We would have loved to spend all day with them. We will go again when we get back in to the area for sure. Thanks again for a great experience.
Rating: 5
A wonderful experience!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 20, 12   10:00 AM eldbike99 Unspecified 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We were so delighted and fortunate to have spotted 5 whales on our trip. Our crew was SO great, informative and polite. I would definitely recommend this company.
Rating: 5
Great Trip!
Mon, Mar 19, 12   2:00 PM jamstark Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The trip was a lot of fun! We saw 5 grey whales and also sea lions. The captain kept manuevering the boat so we could get great views of the whales, always telling us ahead of time where to look for the whales to surface. The crew was friendly and informative and made the experience very enjoyable. Thanks for a great trip!
Rating: 1
Trip canceled by Dana Wharf due to weather.
Sat, Mar 17, 12   6:30 AM willcboyd Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I can certainly understand the cancellation due to the weather. Unfortunately I flew in from Arizona, was only there for the fishing trip and now I can't get a refund. In my opinion Dana Wharf and Zerve are both a bunch of crooks.
Rating: 5
Two Hours Well Spent!
Thu, Mar 15, 12   2:00 PM K2797c Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was a wonderful tour! The crew was knowledgeable and informative about the area marine life. We spotted two grey whales that we followed for a time, a school of dolphin swam with our boat and we got to see sea lions basking on a bouy. We are ready to do it again!
Rating: 4
we fished
Wed, Mar 14, 12   10:00 AM swannyatc Male Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
didnt catch much that day, was a fun trip for the money.
Rating: 5
Great activity for families!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 13, 12   2:00 PM Orona2012 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We weren't sure what to expect because we were not familiar with the area but were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. Dana Point is beautiful, the boat was very nice and the crew was very friendly. We were a little disappointed that we only saw one gray whale and no other mammals but the crew was very diligent in tracking the whale and directing our attention so that we wouldn't miss seeing it surface. It was an amazing experience being out on the ocean. The captain was very informative and the trip was very enjoyable. We are looking forward to returning for a blue whale watching tour. I highly recommend this!!
Rating: 4
Great for the whole family
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 13, 12   12:00 PM Livewithit2 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a verly large group with young children, teenagers, young adults, and older adults. None of us had ever been on a boat on the ocean before, so that was an adventure in its self. Seeing the wildlife was just an addition to our adventure. It was warmer then we anticipated and enjoyed by every member of the group.
Rating: 5
Good Choice
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 13, 12   10:00 AM lorenharper Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a great time! We didn't see whales but lots of Porpus. They gave us 1/2 off for a future event.
Rating: 4
Fun adventure
Mon, Mar 12, 12   12:00 PM moonlightguy Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Everything about the staff and boat was great! A fun trip, and there is a little thrill not knowing what you will see. They do announce immediately that if no whales or dolphins are seen, that they give a voucher for another free trip. Fun two hours and would recommend.
Rating: 2
Fun boat ride but no whales.
Sun, Mar 11, 12   3:00 PM sroberts3063 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was a nice day for a boat ride and saw lots of dolphins but no whales. The boat was nice but no whales. They gave us a ticket to come back but seeing as how they are not seeing whales and I live 2,000 miles away it doesn't seem like a free ticket is all that valuable.
Rating: 4
Looking forward to doing it again
Sun, Mar 11, 12   2:00 PM MONICASMS3 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our experience was very nice. We unfortunatley did not see any whales this time but we were issued a voucher for another try at it at our convienience. We did see sea lions and a pod of common dolphins.
Rating: 5
Great experience.
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Sun, Mar 11, 12   1:30 PM PeterBond Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We didn't see a whale, but lots of dolphin. Overall a great day out on the water. We will do it again.
Rating: 5
We saw a whale
Sun, Mar 11, 12   12:00 PM thinkkanen Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
It is amazing that the migration of the grey whale is taking place in front of our very eyes. The whale watching cruise is a wonderful opportunity to observe the migration of this magnificent animal.
Rating: 5
Fantastic trip!!!
Sun, Mar 11, 12   8:00 AM bluesun1984 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The morning was very cold, but fortunately we bundled up well. We got a great spot on the upper deck to sit and watch for whales. The boat was very clean and the captain friendly. It was an overcast and gray morning. We saw sea lions playing across from the boat while still at the dock. I was able to get pictures of them. The trip out was great. The sun was peeking through the clouds causing sun rays to shine down on the ocean - it was beautiful. We saw occasional dolphins, but no great group of them. It didn't matter. Where else can you take a boat ride out and see such spectacular scenery. Then, as we were heading back, it happened: two gray whales had been spotted. Our boat rushed to bring us a little closer to watch them. It was more than I could have imagined. This was something that was on my "bucket list." They were so big and majestic as they rose and moved through the water. The plume of their spray was very easy to see. Then it happened - one of the whales went into a deep dive and we saw the fluke - its tail up as if motionless in the water. It was so exciting. Even the crew were impressed. It was the Gray Whale Festival and it was the first fluke they had seen. We stayed out past our allotted time to watch these whales. For that, I am grateful. It was a wonderful trip that I would recommend to anyone visiting the area - you will not forget it!