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)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
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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 Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
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
Rating: 5
Amazing adventure
Sat, Dec 22, 12   12:00 PM rover2vette Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
It was an amazing time! We were on vacation and decided at the last moment to go out whale watching, the sea was calm and the temps no too cold so we booked the noon trip. Boat was clean and well stocked with snacks and refreshments at quite reasonable prices. The crew friendly and knowledgeable. We saw hundreds of dolphins and got up and close to sea lions as well. Unfortunately, we didn't see any greys during the trip, but the captain had received info that there were some headed towards us from up north, but our time had run out. He didn't have to do this, but he told everyone on board that if we had the time he would take us back out, for free, on the 2pm trip and we'd try to get to the group of whales headed our direction. We did get a glimpse of the amazing animals, but were't able to get very close as it was a mother and her calf. She did everything possible to keep us at a good distance from her baby, but was fun and interesting just the same. The captain manuvered the boat to entice the dolphins to play with us and what a show we got! Many of them chased the boat and would leap 15 feet or so out of the water jumping our wake. I would recommend this to everyone!!
Rating: 5
excellent trip
Thu, Dec 6, 12   2:00 PM uvstgal Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was an excellent way to spend a few hours. There is not a guarantee that you will actually see whales on the day you go. We did get to see 2 fin whales and literally 100's of dolphins on the day we went out. The crew tries to make sure you will see something on your excursion and our crew were friendly and very helpful. will probably do this again if we are in the area again.
Rating: 5
Best Day Ever
Wed, Nov 28, 12   10:00 AM gr89506 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I had the best day ever fishing, 11 people on the boat we fished 1/2 day I took my Dad and he caught more fish than me. The boat was very clean and the 2 hands on the boat we very helpful they both helped us from setting up our rigs too getting your fish off the hook and in to your bag.
Rating: 5
Nice Boat , good size (not to big ) great crew
Mon, Oct 29, 12   4:00 PM tablerock Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Lots of Dolphins ,,,, sea lions ...
Rating: 4
Wonderful
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Oct 28, 12   2:00 PM karen1986 Female 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
While we diid not see any whales we did see hundreds of dolpins. The crew was very informative annd the weather was beautiful. We will plan another trip again.
Rating: 4
Good value if you bring children 14 and under
Sun, Oct 14, 12   12:45 PM fcline Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We didn't catch much in the way of fish (about 3 ounces of rock cod filet after the fish was cleaned!) but it was a fun day nonetheless. The entire haul for the boat was skimpy as well. Bass, Sheephead, Rock Cod. The best part of the trip was that each child under 14 years of age (with paid adult) gets free boat ticket, free rod/reel rental, and that child does not need a fishing license! This was an afternoon 1/2 day trip. I would recommend an early morning trip and possibly a 3/4 day trip if you are serious about catching something a little bigger than I did. I brought my own food, so I don't know how good the food was from the boat galley - but it was less expensive than I thought it would be - meals less than $10.00.
Rating: 3
disappointed at not seeing whales
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Oct 9, 12   12:00 PM bonnieelaine Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We spent too long looking at the common dolphins. I felt like we should have moved on to find the whales.
Rating: 5
Great time
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, Oct 5, 12   4:00 PM Ckaras5732 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a great time did not see any whales but we saw quite a few dolphins. My seven year old grandson really enjoyed it.