Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,319 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 185 400 12 = 388 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 369 807 20 = 787 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 600 1,351 32 = 1,319 96% 4.5
All 4,582 9,514 338 = 9,176 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 593 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 318 98% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 225 90% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 158 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 25 100% 4.6
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 Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
An Amazing Experience
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, Aug 10, 12   2:00 PM sandiruggles Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was a fantastic experience. The boat ride was comfortable and relaxing. We saw dolphins, sun fish and a Blue Whale and her baby! It was amazing to see.
Rating: 5
Very enthusuatic crew!
Tue, Aug 7, 12   5:00 PM RickVogel Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The crew was very knowledgeable and worked hard to make the cruise enjoyable for all.
Rating: 3
Disappointing
Tue, Aug 7, 12   2:00 PM KarensChamp Unspecified 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We didn't see any sea life. Very disappointing. Of course you cannot control the ocean but it would have been a better trip if you had a captain that talked to us, educated better. It was just a boat ride on the ocean -- not bad but not memorable. We were just glad we are local so we do have the ability to go again.
Rating: 5
Awesome way to end our vacation!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Mon, Aug 6, 12   5:00 PM texasguy13 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We weren't sure what to expect and thought maybe we were just going to be seeing the coastline. Boy did you surprise us! We were blown away when we were able to see the whales several times as they resurfaced. It was jaw dropping and exciting. What amazing creatures! The staff made it truly special with their interesting facts and knowledge base. The crew was extremely knowledgable about the sealife in the area and really great with the guests. You can tell that the crew respects the whales and are just as fascinated by them as we were. Thank you for making our voyage an event to remember!
Rating: 5
Awesome
Fri, Aug 3, 12   2:00 PM Ellenholley Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a fabulous time. the Catamaran was a smooth ride. we saw schools of dolphin and some sealions, and saw a blue whale. It was so cool. The captain did a great trip. He went out farther to make sure we saw a whale. Fun was had by all. I would do this trip again.
Rating: 5
A tradition every time we are in Southern CA
Fri, Aug 3, 12   10:00 AM Eileen4 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My son and I have had the tradition of taking a fishing trip with Dana Pt Sportfishing ever since he was a little boy and he is now 24! We enjoyed yet another trip this year in spite of not catching any fish this time. The boat burgers are the highlights of the day!
Rating: 5
Knowledgeable staff - great trip!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Aug 1, 12   5:00 PM jth90c Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Since we're from out of state, we wanted to make sure that we saw some whales on our only whale watching tour. After looking at reviews on the net, we decided to make the drive from San Pedro to Dana Point - the tour said you would see whales, guaranteed. They were not making an empty boast! The captain and crew went out of their way to point out the pods of dolphins and spent quite a bit of time with them to the delight of everyone on board, then told us that the whales were frequently seen in the dolphins proximity. Soon after that we spotted not one but two blue whales spouting in the distance and set a course for them. He gave a great talk about how they show their fluke and dive deep, staying down for about nine minutes. Sure enough, they came up in different areas and we saw both of them - they remained in the area of the boat and came up a few times for us. Other tour boats must know that this tour finds the whales because they seemed to congregate around us. A great time was had by all!
Rating: 5
Very fun day on a calm sea
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Aug 1, 12   12:00 PM miketeague Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
I took my cousins from TN on their first whale watching trip (mine too) and we were delighted to see a large group of common dolphin and a Blue Whale. The ocean was calm and the weather was perfect. The boat was comfortable and the crew was very pleasant. Dana Point is a beautiful place to go. We topped off the day with a great lunch overlooking the harbor at one of the local restaurants.
Rating: 5
Beautiful day on the water!
Tue, Jul 31, 12   2:00 PM snebh4 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Another wonderful afternoon spent with the knowledgeable folks of Dana Wharf Whale Watching. Although the "Blues" were napping, we were fortunate to see quite a few Bottlenose Dolphins and a variety of birds.
Rating: 5
Took my breath away!
Tue, Jul 31, 12   12:00 PM DeMarco Female 50-59 Local Individual
Seeing the blue whales that close was breathtaking. I liked that the crew put us at ease right away, telling us that if we did not see whales we would get a ticket to take the trip again anytime. We did see whales, and I am going again next week for more! I am hooked.
Rating: 5
Great value
Tue, Jul 31, 12   10:00 AM captainphilx Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Well organised trip. Plenty of room on the boat with a big effort made to track whales. We saw two or three blues surface a couple of times. Kids will love it. Many thanks for a great trip.
Rating: 5
SO worth it!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Mon, Jul 30, 12   5:00 PM katrinkakat Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Such a great trip. Love boat rides anyway. Saw dolfins, seals and 3 blue whales. They are unforgettable and magnificent! We got to be part of the 18% who have ever seen whales in their natural habitat! Would go again in a heartbeat! My daughters are still talking about it!
Rating: 5
FUN ACTIVITY FOR THE FAMILY
Sat, Jul 28, 12   12:00 PM mikereed9703 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Even though we know late July is not an ideal whale watching time of the year, but we thought a nice day out on the water would be nice. Our captain went out of his way looking for whales and with his electronic fish finder or sonar he eventually found one. He also found a very entertaining pod of dolphins and they made the trip worthwhile so the whale was actually a bonus. We will do this again at a more appropriate time of year for whale migration.
Rating: 5
VERY MUCH WORTH IT
Sat, Jul 28, 12   12:00 PM STEVEBLACKER Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
The crew made every effort to make sure it was an experience you would remember and I do!
Rating: 4
Pleasant whale watching
Sat, Jul 28, 12   10:00 AM cagney73 Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Boat was very good and Captain was entertaining as well as good