Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,317 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 179 390 15 = 375 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 318 694 19 = 675 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 604 1,348 31 = 1,317 97% 4.5
All 4,631 9,623 341 = 9,282 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 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 208 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 113 100% 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 Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
You've got to go
Thu, Jan 31, 13   12:00 PM lisastell Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Great trip. The best whale watching boat. If you don't see a whale they will give you A ticket/coupon to go again for free. We saw two whales, a school of dolphins and sea lions.
Rating: 5
Great time, clean ship,great captain and crew
Mon, Jan 28, 13   2:00 PM SuzyBriggs Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Our cruise was a bit rocking due to the wind, but it was so fun and our captain was very knowledgable and clearly enjoys what he does!! We were out for 90 min, saw soo many dolphins, but could not get out pass the point due to the choppy seas. But we got "whale checks" and are going again this weekend. Plus 50% off our next cruise!! You just can't beat that !
Rating: 5
Very sucessful outing!
Sat, Jan 26, 13   10:00 AM PROTTEAU Female 50-59 Local Other
Captain sounded doubtful at first that we would have any whale sightings. We saw some dolphins but the boat was going too slow to really watch them bow ride. We finally saw some whales breaching, which was fantastic. I just wish the captain didn't keep turning the boat to get the whales only on the right side, when we spotted them on the left side of the boat and that's where we were sitting to get pictures. Good trip overall though.
Rating: 4
We are enjoy very much for marine life watching
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 22, 13   12:00 PM cherielin Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
I would like to suggest if you can improve your inside setting bench bit lower will be more safe for elder people. My parent and other couple fall down from bench when they get up from the seat. Also the cushion is slippery not steady. Rest of activity is very good. C Lynn
Rating: 5
great day!
Mon, Jan 21, 13   10:00 AM Carolinesmit Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
very fun day!
Rating: 5
Worth the money and did see whales
Sun, Jan 20, 13   2:00 PM Vance3201 Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Had a wonderful father & son day with my son whale watching and we did get to see whales. It was nice to take the time from working and just do something out of the ordinary. My son enjoyed it that I may consider doing it again in March where we will see tons of whales.
Rating: 4
Fun and exciting!
Sun, Jan 20, 13   12:00 PM TraceyKane Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
The cost for the trip is in line with other whale watching trips I've experienced. We saw two gray whales and were able to follow them for about 30 minutes. We also saw a group of sea lions on one of the buoys a short distance from the harbor. We did not see any dolphins on this trip. The narrator was very informative not only about the gray whales we saw, but also about Dana Point in general. Overall, the ride, by itself, was amazing! I highly recommend the Dana Warf Whale Watching trip.
Rating: 5
Highly recommend
Sat, Jan 19, 13   12:00 PM Ksandusky Female 50-59 Combination Other
All were professional. Nice boat. They all tried very hard to make it a great trip and it was. Saw whales and lots of dolphins .
Rating: 4
Whale watching
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 8, 13   2:00 PM Hdeleeuw Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We were lucky enough to observe a mother and her newborn baby on this whale watching trip. The captain's explanation of the whales we were observing and their migration habits was very helpful. Overall a very enjoyable cruise.
Rating: 5
knowledgeable friendly staff
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 8, 13   12:00 PM dgoldberg624 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
the captain kept up a commentary and seemed to be very knowledgeable about marine life, in particular whales. They have high success rate of finding whales because they track them as they travel down the coast. He found a whale from another boats spotting by going down the coast about thirty miles. H ethen spotted on his own an unreported mother and baby whale on the trip back. Because we were heading back he extended trip about 15 minutes for us to view the mother and baby. Check for internet coupons. Tuesday is usually half price. Buy tickets at least a few hours in advance on weekends and holidays as they do sometimes sell out. They have food, drinks and bathroom on board. Ship is clean. It is small ship so avoid this (and all whale tours) if you get seasick.
Rating: 5
Incredible Experience
Sat, Jan 5, 13   10:00 AM mhureau Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The crew was so knowledgable and fun. The was beautiful - couldn't have asked for a better experience. Saw some gray whales, the crew explained so much - not too crowded - absolutely I would recommend to family and friends.
Rating: 5
Dana Wharf Crews are the best!
Fri, Jan 4, 13   5:30 PM prillrh1 Male 50-59 Local Individual
Dana Wharf Crews are the best!
Rating: 5
Entertaining and Educational, highly reccommended!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 1, 13   12:00 PM Julesrubio Female 50-59 Local Individual
I took my 6 year old nephew on the trip and told him we may not see anything, but thught the boat ride alone would be fun. The crew was engaging for the first hour at which time nothing was sighted. My nephew told me he was haveing a great time. When we did spot a fin whale, my nephew was overjoyed. Heading back to the marina, we saw several dolphns and my nephew informed me that this was the best day of his life!!! I couldn't agree more......
Rating: 5
Professional captain and crew
Fri, Dec 28, 12   10:00 AM flp542 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Excellent trip, Super lively bait, crew were on the spot helpful. Brought a friend from New Jersey we had a blast!!!
Rating: 1
total disaster, not backed by any customer service
Wed, Dec 26, 12   12:00 PM BGLOCKLING Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Went out excited with wife and 3 older teenage children on Christmas vac. It rained iin the morn and cleared by noon, nice and sunny. Captain and crew were friendly. Got out on the water and cap warned it's going to be ruff out there a storm just blew through this morn. Got passed the jetty and it got extremely ruff everyone just held on and didn't move around. 25 min in to trip captain said it's too ruff, and would'nt be able to follow a whale if we found one. Said he would radio office about refunds or some kind of credit . He had to wait for perfect nonwave to turn the boat in a hurry. Got back too dock less than 1 hour out, they gave us our tickets back. Some of us were from out of state and went in to talk to the office. They told us thats all they could do. I asked for manager or owner they said she just left, and wouldn't be back today. So the owner left the help to give us the poor service news, not there fault. My money is waisted and I won't be back to that Dana Point Harbor