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 336 741 19 = 722 96% 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)
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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 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
LOVED IT!!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Feb 7, 12   12:00 PM cwangsgard Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We wanted to take our children out to see whales and dolphins. We saw dolphins and whales and my children we so excited. The staff was great to explain different things and very helpful. It was such a learning experience for my kids. We would highly recommend this company to anyone. We wanted to stay another day so we could see more but we had to come home.
Rating: 5
Great 2 hour excursion, and we saw whales!
Mon, Feb 6, 12   12:00 PM TWillumson Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a group of 10 people from age 12 to 90 and we all had a fantastic time. Mom (90) was completely safe with her walker and had no trouble boarding or boating, which was my concern. We all got to see the grey whales, the sun was out, the ocean was quite calm, and it was a great day! An.d they gave us 50% coupons off the next time if we choose to come back again, which I think I will! Big thumbs up and you'd better make those reservations and GO
Rating: 4
A thoroughly relaxing and delightful time
Sat, Feb 4, 12   12:00 PM keithb11 Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
If you can enjoy 2 hours on the open sea, then you can't go wrong on this trip. We did see dolphins, and even a grey whale, but we delighted in the journey. They are honest about what you might see that day, so ask.
Rating: 4
Good time, no whales
Sat, Feb 4, 12   10:00 AM JCTucker Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We saw two types of dolphins, which would be especially cool for those who have never seen dolphins, but we were really hoping for whales. Since we didn't see any, we got a voucher for half off if we go again. Was there in mid-Feb, and it was a nice time out on the ocean. Boat was nice and clean, and the crew seemed to be searching pretty hard. We'll give it another shot.
Rating: 5
Very nice two hour trip. Loved the dolphin's
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 31, 12   12:00 PM marileekrehm Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I would recommend this two hour outing to anyone. It was very interesting and the tour guide was very knowlegable on the subject of dolphins and whales and the area in general. Thanks for a wonderful trip.
Rating: 5
No whale but wonderful trip!
Thu, Jan 26, 12   12:00 PM Debralocke Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We saw three species of dolphin and sea lion! It was great!
Rating: 5
Absolutely perfect!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 24, 12   12:00 PM dkmeuchel Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a spectacular show from the whales, dolphins and sea lions. The boat crew were all very professional and provided wonderful information that allowed us to understand the behaviors of the sea life we were viewing. Worth every cent!
Rating: 5
Fun whale watching time
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 17, 12   12:00 PM debra7446 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
the whale watching tour was fun and informative. we saw a whale and followed throughout the tour. Snacks, food and drinks are available for purchase at a reasonable price. the crew were all very knowledgeable and friendly
Rating: 5
Exciting, informative, & a whole lot of fun.
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 17, 12   12:00 PM PaulineYeage Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The captain and staff were excellent. They knew where the whales were and followed them with great precision. It was unbelivealbe to my wife and myself how they could predict where and when they would surface. My wife got a great picture of the whales tail. A unusual and unique experience.
Rating: 5
Best chance to see whales
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 17, 12   12:00 PM coloradodavi Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our captain and his spotter took us to the path of 3 whales migrating to Baja within 20 minutes of the start of the trip. Great job!
Rating: 5
So glad we went with Dana Wharf!
Mon, Jan 16, 12   12:00 PM bbarmore Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My two sons and I live in in Carlsbad and were hosting relatives from Texas. We picked Dana Wharf for a whale watching trip even though we could have gone to Oceanside Harbor or San Diego. It was a great choice. The boat was clean, the crew friendly and knowledgable, and best of all we not only saw whales, but hundreds of dolphins swimming with the boat. I don't know how rare that is, but it was magical. Didn't know if we could match the experience my relatives had when they were in Hawaii, but they were all smiles. Great day and a great family memory.
Rating: 3
good time
Sun, Jan 15, 12   2:00 PM lexkears Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
we had a nice time but didn't see any whales... lots of dolphins though.
Rating: 4
Great trip, crew really knew what they were doing
Fri, Jan 13, 12   2:00 PM MRHoffman Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The crew tried very hard to find whales and did find one. However they found 50 dolphins that wanted to run with the boat. Very cool.
Rating: 4
Lovely afternoon off Dana Point, CA
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 10, 12   12:00 PM llp342003 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We took part in the Whale Watching expedition (Dana Wharf Sportfishing) last week. Though it was January, Southern California's weather was beautiful. Our boat was clean, tidy, and the crew was very helpful. My parents, in their 80's, were able to sit comfortably in the galley, and watch the cruise from inside. Our captain was very informative, and we saw a "pod" of a type of whale I'd never heard of, a few schools of dolphins (they loved playing in the wake of the boat!), and two grey whales (a mother and her calf.) The trip was just the right length and was very pleasant. Though we did not eat, the cooking coming from the galley smelled great!
Rating: 5
Enjoyable, Affordable Afternoon on the Water
Mon, Jan 9, 12   12:00 PM RobertZabel Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I are spending most of the winter in this area rather than in Kansas City. My cousin and his wife visited us and wanted to see the whales. We found the Dana Point site online and decided it sounded better than the site downtown. We had gone to Catalina before from Dana Point. We enjoyed the trip very much. Got to see Bottle-nosed Dolphins, at least one Gray Whale (on several occasions) and another species of dolphin (can't remember the name) that looked white. Everyone in our group thought the trip was well worth the fee, and we all would do it again.