Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,347 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 102 229 7 = 222 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 293 641 18 = 623 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 620 1,381 34 = 1,347 97% 4.5
All 4,678 9,730 344 = 9,386 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 727 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 320 98% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 203 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 94 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 3 100% 5.0
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
Enjoyed the outing
Tue, Mar 11, 08   12:00 PM porterj1 Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Had a good time. So lots of dolphins and yes we say a whale.
Rating: 5
Wonderful Time Despite the Absence of Whales
Sun, Mar 9, 08   2:15 PM kkw24282 Female 50-59 Combination Family Without Children
This 3 Hour Cruise on board a much newer and very different boat offered a variety of benefits: 1. Longer opportunity to see marine life 2, Large flat screens inside to watch underwater activity in bad weather 3. VERY knowledgable Naturalist with a Master's Degree full of information 4. Although no gray whales were to be found, we were in the middle of a very large group (HUNDREDS) of dolphins who were playful and curious...absolutely amazing! 5. Saw several sunfish for the first time in our lives and great sea lions 6. Bonus of beautiful weather didn't hurt either! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Rating: 4
Great Boat, Great Team
Sun, Mar 9, 08   2:15 PM hcurtinca Female 30-39 Combination Family Without Children
I took my parents for a whale watching trip during their visit from Michigan. Though we didn't see any whales, the team found a HUGE pod of dolphins and we stayed with them for about 30 minutes. The group on board was thrilled and the crew and naturalist were great. Everyone from the phone rep when I made the initial call to the office staff and crew were helpful and very friendly. I'd definitely go again.
Rating: 5
It was fun.
Sun, Mar 9, 08   1:00 PM TomGoenner Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Captain of boat was great and if there was any whales to see it would have been even better.
Rating: 4
No fish
Sun, Mar 9, 08   6:30 AM casey05usc Male 20-29 Local Family Without Children
It was cool and I was glad I went, but the cold water was not conducive to catching fish. I think only 5 fish total were caught on the entire boat and only one in our group of 4 and it was a tree fish, haha. I don't even know what that means.
Rating: 4
A very enjoyable adventure.
Sun, Mar 2, 08   3:00 PM wjmarsden Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Although we didn't see any whales, we saw an enormous pod of common dolphins. There were literally hundreds of dolphins around the boat for nealry an hour and they were very entertaining. The captain provided an adequate, but brief discussion of the common dolphins' range, etc. In light of the fact that we didn't see any whales, it would have been nice if the captain had filled in some of the dead time with more description of the dolphins, the whales that we came to see, and the history of Dana Point and Dana harbor.
Rating: 4
No Whale Sitings But Free Tickets to Go Again
Sat, Mar 1, 08   9:00 AM kenunger Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Unfortunately we did not see any whales on our chilly overcast morning but we were given our tickets back to use any other day we chose. Afterall you cannot control wildlife, it's like going for a hike and hoping to see a large mammal! As long as you look at the activity as a nice boat ride along the scenic coast you will not be disappointed. We will use our tickets and go back again.
Rating: 4
Experienced Crew Leads Succesful Watch
Fri, Feb 29, 08   10:00 AM summermaga Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
My mother, sister and I have been whale watching together before. Although I had seen whales on other trips, we had never seen them together. It was obvious to me that the crew knew what they were doing. They communicated with the passengers effectively and found a grey whale right away. We had a great time!
Rating: 5
Great Activity
Tue, Feb 26, 08   10:00 AM conder Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Highly reccommend the whale watching out of Dana Point. Crew are always professional and helpful, and trips have always found something... whales or dolphins.
Rating: 4
Tue, Feb 26, 08   10:00 AM ptkr004 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
It was a perfect day weather wise and we took the first trip out in the morning so the sea was calm. Although we had been looking forward to seeing the whales and did not, we were fortunate to see a very large pod of Common Dolphin which made the trip worth while. I would recommend the experience.
Rating: 3
Sun, Feb 17, 08   4:00 PM brithartman Male 20-29 Local Family Without Children
disappointed we didn't see whales- but not much you can do about that....
Rating: 5
Wonderful Experience
Tue, Feb 12, 08   10:00 AM JLMATHERLY Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
Three of us went, the sea was calm, the weather was warm & we had a fantastic time. We saw four whales and a multitude of dolphins. Highly recommended for any age group!
Rating: 4
We saw whales and dolphins!
Tue, Feb 5, 08   2:00 PM Lyons13 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We were fortunate to see 2 gray whales and 2 dolphins actively playing, it is not often that this happens, it was fabulous! Smooth transaction of buying e-tickets online, submitted the confirmation and received the tickets.
Rating: 5
Dana Point Whale Watching
Sat, Feb 2, 08   2:00 PM CELINE423 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I went on this excursion with my parents that are seniors. We had a great time and it was everything we expected and more. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone. A great time was had by all.
Rating: 5
Great time with Dana Wharf team
Tue, Jan 29, 08   10:00 AM smarin Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
Even though the rain was threatening the day was beautiful! The Dana Wharf team was able to find a smooth location to fish and we hit a great spot. My group caught the majority of the fish landed on the trip which made for an even better trip.