Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,179 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 205 465 10 = 455 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 297 674 13 = 661 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 524 1,211 32 = 1,179 96% 4.6
All 4,343 8,996 323 = 8,673 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season 359 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale Watch 334 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 289 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 153 85% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 40 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 4 100% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
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
Great for the money
Tue, Jul 15, 08   10:00 AM dragoness Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
If your looking for some fun that's under $100 per person. This is a great event. I had never been ocean fishing and wanted to try it, my frieands also. We had a great time caught a couple of fish, tried something new. The people and crew were wonderful. The boat was full, but still comfortable space for every one. I would not take my ACTIVE 12yr old on this adventure she would be bored. I'll do this again. Hopefully on a long run next time.
Rating: 4
Great Day, crew was really good
Sun, Jul 13, 08   12:00 PM lana0056 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The fish were delicious. Only thing we could think to improve the trip would be some benchs around to sit on. Long day to just stand. All in all GREAT DAY
Rating: 5
great day!
Sun, Jul 13, 08   10:00 AM rjcallau Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
the crew was nice and my whole group had a great time with all of us catching plenty of fish... we would def. do this trip again soon. Moved around to a few different spots and the captain made up for it by extending the time out there with no pressure on time.... great day on the water.
Rating: 5
I am hooked!
Sun, Jul 13, 08   6:30 AM leenas Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
What a fantastic time we had! I was a little nervous to go after I read some reviews but let me tell you, it was awesome! The staff (especially Dan) was attentive and always around. The fish were biting and I think everyone caught something. The food smelled delicious and the beer was ice cold. The weather was perfect and I couldn't be more impressed. In fact, we're going again on Sunday!!
Rating: 5
Fun fun fun!
Sun, Jul 6, 08   12:00 PM toothmcme Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
The 1/2 day fishing trip is in my opinion is the best way to spend an afternoon. Myself and my group of friends plan on making it a once a week thing if possible. The crew is awesome and the burgers are even better. I will recommend this to all my friends.
Rating: 2
Inattentive Deck Hands
Sat, Jul 5, 08   10:00 AM gdgauss Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The deck hands were not attentative to all fishermen. Stayed primarily at rear of the boat and were not available to assist all passengers,
Rating: 5
Great times!
Tue, Jul 1, 08   10:00 AM smarin Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Another great time had talking, listing and fishing onboard Dana Wharf vessel!
Rating: 4
Decent Fishing Trip
Thu, Jun 26, 08   6:30 AM DSimmons Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
All in all it was a good trip. The deck hands were good and the captain was enthusiastic. One of the things I would recommend would be to have the boat loaded with bait before patrons get on the boat. I was told the boat left at 6:30am and we didn't really leave until about 7am. Then we spent another 15 minutes plus to load the boat with bait. I just think people prefer the time fishing rather than watching the bait get loaded onto the boat. But all in all a good trip. Thanks, Donnie
Rating: 4
Good Fun, first timers beware
Tue, Jun 17, 08   10:00 AM lhasney Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Although I've lived in Dana Point most of my life, I had never gone fishing before. Since we had some friends in from out of town, we thought it might be fun to go fishing. Positive: - Alcohol and food served in the galley - Clean boat - Boat goes to where the fish are biting - Fun times with so many people on the boat (lots going on) Negative: -Absolutely NO instruction for first timers -Lots of people on the boat (100) -Can't sit while fishing -1st 40 mins of trip is spent getting bait -Hard to maneuver around boat - especially with so many people on boat
Rating: 5
pleasant fishing trip
Fri, Jun 13, 08   6:30 AM erocabla Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
guys on this boat worked extra hard to make your trip pleasant as possible. fun trip. Thanks. Charles
Rating: 5
Great Boat and Crew
Thu, Jun 12, 08   6:30 AM randwalker Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The Captain kept us on the fish, with the right bait and the right instruction to catch the most fish. A Great experience.
Rating: 5
Once in a lifetime experience!
Wed, Jun 11, 08   5:00 PM AmyEggart Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We saw an amazing pod of killer whales on the voyage! The crew was so excited and truly related this excitement to the whale watchers. We "played" with the whales for over an hour. We also saw sea lions, dolphins, and a large yellow sun fish. The boat was large, clean and had plenty of seating or standing room for all. The rate for this activity is bargain basement low! Don't be fooled by the reasonable rates- this whale watching voyage could prove to be the adventure of a lifetime! I would reccomend this for familes with small children, business groups and seniors. Very landlubber friendly! Thanks to Capt. Tom and his crew!
Rating: 4
Great Time
Sat, Jun 7, 08   12:00 PM stephaniel Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
We went out on the 12 pm boat and we had a blast.....the fish werent biting much but the crew did a great job and we all had fun. They tried several different spots to find fish but unfortunately it was a bit too windy so the fish were not easy to come by. Despite the lack of fish we had a great time out on the boat and I would definately do it again.
Rating: 5
The crew was a great help.
Fri, Jun 6, 08   12:00 PM Carbine Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It was a wonderful afternoon...great fishing, great weather, reasonable cost.
Rating: 5
Everyone had a great time!
Tue, Jun 3, 08   10:00 AM SarahEJordan Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
We had a great time, and caught some fish. The crew was nice and helpful, very much appreciated. Only recommendations-bring your sunscreen, sweatshirt, and leave squeamish friends home.