Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,307 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 188 414 15 = 399 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 335 738 19 = 719 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 599 1,341 34 = 1,307 96% 4.5
All 4,616 9,595 341 = 9,254 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 645 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 122 100% 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? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 4
Fun
Wed, Dec 26, 07   2:00 PM myo177 Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
The whale watching experience was fun. The crew were very nice and made sure that everyone had a chance to see a whale or dolphin. They also point out things of interest.
Rating: 4
Fun even tho no whales
Sat, Dec 8, 07   2:00 PM ssassen Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
we went out on a cold and windy day. Unfortunately we didn't spot any whales. The trip was fun though - and we got a pass to come back again for free. The boat was nice and well-maintained - and the crew seemed very professional. Our only suggestion is that there could have been more commentary during the trip. No one said anything from when we left until we got back. I'm only assuming they would have said something if we had seen a whale.
Rating: 5
we enjoyed it so much, we are going to do it again
Fri, Nov 23, 07   10:00 AM Galitovskaya Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
well, perfect weather, clean boat... We saw no whales, but plenty of dolphins and sea-lions. Make sure you have enough warm clothes:)
Rating: 4
Great to be at sea!
Wed, Nov 14, 07   3:30 PM graycar2000 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We didn't see any whales. We didn't really know what to watch for really. But we were out there on a beautiful day and had a great time even without the whales. DanaPoint is a very romantic place to visit and the whale watching tour with or without whales is very romantic too. Thanks Dana Wharf!
Rating: 5
Wonderful Time
Sat, Nov 3, 07   4:00 PM KDavidson Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I spent the day in California for our one year anniversary. We wanted to go on a whale watching excursion on our honeymoon but were unable to. We had the best time. The weather was a bit cool so I would highly recommend taking a light jacket but other than the chilly weather it was outstanding. We were able to relax on the boat a bit and get some great pictures of the whales. Seeing the whales was breathtaking. The staff knew what to look for and let the passangers know where to look when they spotted a whale. I would recommend this activity to anyone.
Rating: 5
great
Sat, Oct 20, 07   10:00 AM kuppurao Male 20-29 Local Family Without Children
great
Rating: 3
OK
Sun, Sep 14  2:00 PM marjon97 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was nice we did see 1 blue whale even tho you cannot get very close to even see. All our 2 hours were spent on just seeing the one whale (which we were happy to see), but no time was left to see any dolphins or sea lions. We had 3 grandchildren with us plus our grown children for a birthday celebration day. It could have been made a little more exciting with seeing different things...too much time spent on waiting for the whale to surface again...little children would have enjoyed the dolphins & sea lions too...a little disappointing
Rating: 5
Amazing!
Sun, Sep 14  10:00 AM jenmurphy77 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great experience. Kids loved every minute. Very professional and informative.
Rating: 5
Spectacular
Tue, Sep 2  5:00 PM madihawaris Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
As if bragging rights to seeing the blue whale in all its glory (or at least about 40 percent of it as it submerged and emerged from a deep dive) weren't enough, we were treated to a totally unprompted, enthusiastic show put up by the hundreds of dolphins racing our boat! What a treat for adults and kids alike...and so much better than paying exorbitant Seaworld ticket prices. There is nothing like seeing the animals wild and free, and oh so happy in the deep blue ocean where they belong. Our captain was determined to make the whale watching happen, even after we sighted one very briefly and it dived back in. We kept looking, and patiently waiting (in the meanwhile being treated to the amazing dolphins), and then received the ultimate reward: the blue whale. Absolutely amazing.
Rating: 1
Truly Not What I Thought It Would Be
Sun, Aug 31  5:30 PM Robert00 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
I will start by saying parking was a nightmare. They provide a permit but its only value is IF you can find parking. If you are going to advertise a parking permit, the assumption is that you are reserving a spot for the customer. NOT the case. The people in charge were rude, the young men on the boat were arrogant. The boat was essentially a small shrimp boat and it was packed to the hilt with people. I knew there would be other people, but this was ridiculous. The only guarantee this company can offer is obnoxious employees at the front desk AND on the boat, a crammed experience, and coronary-inducing parking. Sorry guys, but the whole experience was a complete ****-fest.
Rating: 5
Great for both newbie and experiences angler
Sat, Aug 30  5:30 PM amandawilder Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
These guys did an excellent job helping my 8 year old daughter and me. Both of us were first timers. They let us know how to fish each spot and helped us get the bait on and checked on us and gave us useful tips! Couldn't be more pleased!!!
Rating: 4
Great time, fun crew, caught fish
Sat, Aug 30  12:00 PM asnailspace Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Fished with my 13-year old son, Captain explained where we were going, why we were going there, and how much time it would take to get there - all were helpful. Got on to some Calico bass with some larger (presumably Yellowtail) bites but no Yellowtail landed. Good times.
Rating: 5
Just Plain AWESOME
Sat, Aug 30  10:00 AM TSchreiner Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
If you've never gone then what are you waiting for. Beautiful day out on the ocean looking for Dolphin and Whales. Came across hundreds of Dolphin and two blue whales. Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour out of Dana Point is awesome. The crew is very friendly and knowledgable and the catamaran is the way to go. Very comfortable, clean and has a nice kitchen/galley area. Would do this over and over.
Rating: 5
Such a fun adventure!
Sat, Aug 30  10:00 AM jbdlee7 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
We went the first ride out at 10am, and it started out slow, but by the time the sun came out, we were lucky enough to see several sightings of blue whales! Three different tale flicks and all! So cool. My son can't wait to go back again. The crew was very knowledgable and friendly. Be prepared. You might get a bit seasick, but it's worth it if you see those whales! Thank you so much to the captain and everyone on the crew. It was money well spent.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Experience
Wed, Aug 27  12:00 PM Ronald8238 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We saw 2 magnificent blue whales and a huge sunfish that was sunning himself and did not move away. The crew gave us a lot of information about the animals we were looking at. Even though the water had high waves getting out into the ocean, the captain made the ride very smooth until we were in calmer waters. Also, the hot dogs were delicious.