Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,175 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 201 456 10 = 446 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 293 665 13 = 652 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 523 1,207 32 = 1,175 96% 4.6
All 4,338 8,984 323 = 8,661 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season 357 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale Watch 328 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 289 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 157 85% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 40 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 4 100% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
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
Great Trip!!!!!!
Wed, Aug 17, 11   10:00 AM JMatlock Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
I Had A great time, I took my 3 boys that are ages 5, 9 and 11, the crew and captain where great they help me bait the hooks and of course get them HOOKED UP! I would strongly recommend the boat REEL FUN for a day of fun and fishing with your family.
Rating: 2
BORING
Tue, Aug 16, 11   5:00 PM angelab4000 Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
This whale watching trip was very dull and boring. In the entire 2 hour trip, all we saw was a whale fin for 2 seconds. It was so far away we could barely even see it. Earlier in the trip, we did see some dolphins, but that was about it. The only good thing about this event was the captain. He was really great at telling us where to look and what to look for. He tried really hard to find us some whales so I appreciated that a lot. Otherwise, it was definitely not worth the money and was overall disappointing.
Rating: 5
Blue whale watch
Mon, Aug 15, 11   12:00 PM Toyookaed Male 70+ Local Unspecified
Got good looks and photos of 3 blue whales feeding on 8/15/2011, 12:00 trip.
Rating: 4
Pelicans, Pelicans everywhere!!
Sun, Aug 14, 11   12:45 PM signboydan Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Beautiful day, nice conditions...with exception of the Pelicans that would not leave us alone! The crew spent much of their time pulling hooks from the annoying pests. The jackpot fish was a small sand bass. The crew did a great job of trying to get us into a better spot, but the birds were relentless. Too bad the Pelicans didn't count towards the jackpot! I like this trip because I can bring my 10-year old son. People should know that the 12:45 boat is full of kids. If they don't like it, then they can book an earlier or later trip. I'll be back for a twilight trip on Labor Day!
Rating: 4
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Sun, Aug 14, 11   12:00 PM danielvillar Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
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Rating: 5
UNBELIEVABLE
Sat, Aug 13, 11   12:00 PM cindyjett Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
CHRIS AND HIS CREW WERE AWESOME..LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF OUR ADVENTURE..I THINK WE HAD ABOUT 15 SIGHTINGS OF BLUE WHALES..ONE SURFACED 5 FEET FROM THE BOAT AND GOT EVERYONE WET... I WILL BE BACK WITH ALL MY FRIENDS .. A MUST SEE IF VISITING DANA POINT CINDY JETT
Rating: 4
Beautiful weather, calm sea, full moon, no wind.
Fri, Aug 12, 11   5:30 PM hbpete Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
It could not have been better with the perfect weather conditions and catching a lot of fish and a crew that was extremely helpfull. We are more than satified with DanaWharf's customer service. I would highly recommend this to eveyone. We'll be back. Thank you to the crew of the FUN SUM. great job, well done.
Rating: 5
Fabulous whales
Fri, Aug 12, 11   12:00 PM pkbauer Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
Excellent Whale watching trip. Encountered a very large blue whale and was able to see him surface 4 times. Was amazing. Captain very knowledgeable and was able to get a close view without disturbing this amazing creature. Also saw a couple of smaller whales and two large pods of dolphin who were feeding. Could not have been a better trip. Impressive
Rating: 4
Great Trip for the Price!
Thu, Aug 11, 11   5:30 PM jpfromoc Unspecified Unspecified Local Other
This trip was a good deal and the crew was fantastic. Just wasn't the night that the fish were biting. Maybe next time.
Rating: 5
Several Blue Whales and Hundreds of Dolphin
Thu, Aug 11, 11   12:00 PM hepnerlaw Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
The boat was roomy. The captain was full of great information. We saw 4 individual blue whales - quite a treat.
Rating: 2
Dana Wharf Sports Fishing
Thu, Aug 11, 11   10:00 AM vsener Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
I'd strongly advise you to ask if the birds are as aggressive (and numerous) as it was when we went! We spent more than half the time on the boat cutting and reconnecting weights and hooks to our lines because the pelicans were either eating the bait while casting out or getting tangled on the line while it was in the water. It was actually a bit miserable. Not to mention we caught very few fish. This was my fathers day present for my dad, and I felt terrible that it didn't have any great memories other than just being able to spend some time together tying knots!
Rating: 3
Just Okay, Not Great
Thu, Aug 11, 11   6:30 AM LEATHERNEK Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
We recently went out for a 1/2, which my family ended up calling the "mackerel" fishing trip, since that's pretty much all we caught. I was a bit disappointed to say the least. The two deck hands were okay, nothing great and the skipper seemed to be more interested in catching his own fish. I realize not every trip is going to be a home run, but I have to wonder about the fish counts they're putting up, as the count on this trip was pretty bad.
Rating: 5
Whales and Dolphins
Wed, Aug 10, 11   5:00 PM mbpeterson Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
We went out a little farther than usual until they spotted a Blue Whale which we watched for about 30 mins. We also saw Sunfish and Dolphins on the way back in so it was well worth the time and money for this activity. The adventure was scheduled for 2 hrs. but we were gone 3 hrs. because they wanted to make sure we saw a whale. We were on the 5 pm cruise and I recommend that you dress for it with a warm jacket and whatever else you need to remain comfortable since it is cooler out on the water. I had guests from out of the area and they loved this adventure and I highly recommend it for locals or tourists.
Rating: 5
Great fun
Wed, Aug 10, 11   5:00 PM sezhan Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We had a friend visiting from out of town and I booked an evening blue whale cruise. I had checked reviews of whale-watching cruises in the area, and this Dana Wharf group was the most recommended. The captain did stay out about an hour longer than planned, so be warned--he is determined to find that whale (shades of Moby Dick). He did locate a blue whale and stayed in the area long enough to give us several views. He also spotted a couple of sunfish and a school of dolphins on the return. Ship was clean, mood was convivial. Highly recommend. I want to go again!
Rating: 5
What fun and excitement .
Wed, Aug 10, 11   5:00 PM patschneider Unspecified Unspecified Local Other
If you are a nature lover, this is for you. To see a blue whale, nature's largest animal ever, swimming and diving in the ocean is a amazing! We also saw the lively common dolphin and the odd sunfish.