Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,319 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 178 389 15 = 374 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 321 700 19 = 681 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 604 1,350 31 = 1,319 97% 4.5
All 4,630 9,622 341 = 9,281 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
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Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 665 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 317 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 207 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 116 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
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: 5
Fantastic
Sat, Jan 31, 09   10:00 AM jharries Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
The whale watching was a great experience, the Dolphins were an additional bonus and were out of this world to watch. Thanks to the crew, they were very helpful.
Rating: 4
Nice boat trip
Fri, Jan 30, 09   12:00 PM GeraldMonk Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We did not see any whales, but did see dolphins and sea lions. The day was beautiful and the trip was a fun two hours in spite of the lack of whales.
Rating: 5
Thrilling!
Sun, Jan 25, 09   10:00 AM utepopp Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Although we didn't see any whales, the dolphins made up for it. There were hundreds of them. What a great experience. The marine biologist provided indept information on the various types whales and dolphins, the sea lions and the birds. The rest of the crew was very professional, friendly and helpful. We are looking forward to another tour with you and will recommend you to our friends. Thanks for a grand time! Ute PS. It might not be a bad idea to remind your prospective clients of the possibility of sea sickness.
Rating: 4
enjoying retirement
Tue, Jan 20, 09   2:00 PM maryallsup Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We took advantage of the Tuesday offer and had a fun day together. The tour was well run, clean and not overly crowded.
Rating: 4
Great fun. Recommended
Sat, Jan 17, 09   12:00 PM Brittmiller Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
The crew was very friendly. The boat was large and clean with plenty of places to sit and view the water. I would have hoped for a little more information on the marine life via the man on the PA but the relative quiet was nice too. If the boat were smaller, I think it would have been possible to get a little closer to the whales and not disturb them. It was a nice couple hours on the water and the bloody mary was great.
Rating: 4
Whale Watching
Tue, Jan 13, 09   12:00 PM tclarkca Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We tracked one whale and the crew did a great job at explaining the tendencies of the whale and got us in good position to see it.
Rating: 4
Recommended
Sun, Jan 11, 09   12:00 PM Susanbrambil Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Well, it was a nice boat ride - and narration. Got pretty close to seals and saw dolphins. The captain persisted in looking for whales, but we never saw any - but I liked the fact that he tried.
Rating: 5
Great Trip (Second Time)
Tue, Jan 6, 09   10:00 AM PKalczynski Unspecified 30-39 Local Family Without Children
This is the second time we chose Dana Wharf and, again, we had a great time. Apart from the sea lions and hundreds of common dolphins, we observed a pair of California gray whales swimming South. The crew is very knowledgeable and they are working really diligently to find whales. We went on this trip last January (with kids) and found whales, too. Highly recommended. BTW If you are going on an early (10am) trip bring your coffee. Most coffee shops are closed and the one that is open charges almost $4 for a cup of so-so coffee.
Rating: 5
whales in dana point
Mon, Dec 29, 08   2:00 PM nansandle Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
a beautiful experience - a must do for all visitors
Rating: 4
Just didn't see any whales! Saw dolphins.
Sun, Dec 28, 08   12:00 PM StephenPetro Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The organization and process of ticketing, boarding, and disembarking was great. The crew was nice and they tried hard to find some whales in the two hour cruise. We spotted some riso dolphins near the end of the cruise and got up close for some good pictures of them. The ship was clean and comfortable. They did give us a $5 discount on fishing or whale watching later on.
Rating: 4
Enjoyed it!
Sun, Dec 28, 08   10:00 AM espriteve Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
Eventhough we didn't get to see any whale, but the experience was great! We saw lots of dolphines, and it was fun to see how the dolphines interacted with us (/the boat). Just out-there in the ocean, was relaxing and enjoyable.
Rating: 3
Didn't see any whales
Sat, Dec 27, 08   2:00 PM LorMichC Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I thought when I booked the tickets, if we didn't see any whales, we would get a raincheck for another day. We did not see any. I was disappointed, and so was my family from out of town.
Rating: 5
A great place to take an out of town visitor
Sun, Dec 21, 08   2:00 PM msheperd Male 20-29 Combination Family Without Children
This is a gem of a place to take an out of town visitor. On our trip, we were able to see a whale (a part of it at least), and many many dolphins. The ship was nice, the crew were laid back, and they were eager to find the whales---and get us close to view them. The experience was amazing---and we'll definitely be back when other people come visit us.
Rating: 4
it was fantastic
Sun, Dec 21, 08   2:00 PM pastorstan Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
We saw a whale, the same whale four times as it came up for air. There were many dolfin swiming and jumping along side the boat. We had a great time. Of course, a whale sighting is not for certain, but our outing was great.
Rating: 3
no sightings
Fri, Nov 7, 08   3:30 PM edgewood Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
you should be a little more honest about the chances of seeing either dolfins or whales.