Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,307 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 189 417 15 = 402 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 337 744 19 = 725 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 599 1,341 34 = 1,307 96% 4.5
All 4,615 9,592 341 = 9,251 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 642 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 324 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 125 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 16 100% 4.5
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 Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
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.
Rating: 4
Pleasant ride, great crew
Sat, Oct 4, 08   5:00 PM amysumma Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The trip itself was terrific. The crew took good care of us, and they were very knowledgeable about ocean life. We didn't see any whales or dolphin (maybe those are more difficult to find on the evening sailing), so they gave us all coupons for a future ride. I had been out with this company before when we located and followed a super pod of dolphins; it really depends on luck and timing. The only reason I gave it 4 star instead of 5 was the scheduling difficulties. Our first trip was cancelled because they changed their schedule, then our second trip was cancelled due to weather concerns and not enough spots reserved. They handled it all very professionally, but it made the lack of seeing whales a little more disappointing.
Rating: 4
Fun
Sat, Sep 27, 08   12:00 PM tylerskjerve Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We barley caught anything and it was foggy but were the conditions better it would have been a blast. and the crew was awsome
Rating: 4
First Time Out
Wed, Sep 17, 08   10:00 AM mtnmaw Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was my first time ever at deep sea fishing. The crew where encougaging and reassuring. I caught four fish, threw 3 back and enjoyed one for dinner, with leftovers to freeze. It was a very fun experience and I recommend it.
Rating: 4
great trip all around
Mon, Sep 15, 08   10:00 AM renthelptx Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The wife and I went on the half day trip in the middle of september. The crew was extremely helpful and the trip was a blast. Good fun for everyone involved and un-like everything else in california they did not nickle and dime you to death. Next time we are in the L.A. area we will go out again and maybe an even longer trip. Capt. and crew of the Clemente you guys Rock. Mike W Dallas TX
Rating: 4
Great Adventure
Wed, Sep 3, 08   5:00 PM sidebottom Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
It was a great day at sea! We went on the 5pm trip and saw dolphins and sea lions. We didn't see any blue whales, but the trip was still awesome because it is well worth just the boat ride alone. You can move around the boat at your leisure (we were on the Sum Fun and it was not crowded) and if you stand at the bow you can get splashed with water. I would go back for a gray whale expedition in the winter. I would highly recommend this trip for vacationers and locals alike. We could see Saddleback Mountain. The only area for improvement might be for the Captain and Skipper to give more information on points of interest along the shoreline as the boat heads back to shore.
Rating: 5
A Unique Experience
Mon, Aug 25, 08   1:00 PM jkrueger Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
While we did not see any whales on our trip, the dolphins made the trip worthwhile! Our 8 year old son loved seeing the dolphins swim around us and under us. This trip is something you will never forget.