Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,310 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 147 315 14 = 301 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 300 649 21 = 628 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 605 1,344 34 = 1,310 97% 4.5
All 4,651 9,666 344 = 9,322 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 682 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 316 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 204 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 94 100% 4.8
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: 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.
Rating: 5
Wonderful Adventure!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Oct 2, 12   2:00 PM Scrivner Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Catamaran Adventures tour was excellent! The crew were very informative. We stood at the bow of the boat marvellng at all the dolphins swimming and jumping just below our feet. Amazing!
Rating: 4
The captain of the boat is soooooooo knowledgeable
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Mon, Oct 1, 12   2:00 PM lmiskovic Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
The captain was a wealth of information! Personally, i enjoyed learning about the dolphins and whales. I would certainly take this trip again someday....
Rating: 4
Great fun even though we did not see a whale.
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Sep 29, 12   5:00 PM wmayesiii Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Really enjoyed the outing. It was at the end of the whale season and we did not see a whale but we were very pleased with the cruise. We did see many many dolphins and the kids loved seeing them jump out of the water.
Rating: 4
Gorgeous
Tue, Sep 25, 12   5:00 PM anniemac93 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Beautiful and relaxing. Only thing that would have made it better was a whale! Saw literally a hundred dolphins.
Rating: 4
Great Trip
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Sep 19, 12   5:00 PM thepup3 Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The trip was fantastic. Although we didn't get to see any whales we were able to seals and several dolphins. It was a lot of fun and a great experience.
Rating: 4
Great fishing trip, not so good catching trip.
Wed, Sep 19, 12   10:00 AM davefillhart Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Great day out on the water. Clean boat, professional crew . All Good! Oh, the fish, they were out of town that day.
Rating: 5
Great trip
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, Sep 14, 12   5:00 PM mikelindholm Female 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
Lots of fun on the water
Rating: 3
The birds ruin the experience.
Sun, Sep 9, 12   12:45 PM candykrause Female 50-59 Combination Family Without Children
Three of us did this same activity a couple years ago & it was wonderful. There were so many pelicans etc this time that it wasn't nearly as much fun. We probably won't go again because of this.
Rating: 5
Great time!
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Sat, Sep 8, 12   2:00 PM gailteacher Unspecified 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
We always enjoy our boat ride through Dana Harbor. The captain and the skipper are entertaining. The boat is comfortable and they make sure it doesn't get too crowded.
Rating: 3
Buyer Beware
Tue, Sep 4, 12   5:00 PM roxh59 Female 50-59 Local Other
We purchased whale watching tix as the company guarantees whale sightings or a return ticket free of charge. Most whale watchers are from out-of-town but we're local so we thought we'd take a chance. Of course, the animals are wild and we weren't able to find any even though the crew tried diligently. We ended up seeing only one pod of dolphins so, when we returned, we requested the return tix. We were told no way, because we saw dolphins, and dolphins are whales! Did you know that? If you don't, you're probably smart enough not to be lulled into the gamble in the first place! As a side note, Zerve couldn't be nicer. I had a problem with the order and they cheerfully fixed it right away.
Rating: 5
An A+ Adventure on the High Seas at Dana Point
Tue, Sep 4, 12   2:00 PM Martim1 Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
Permission to come aboard was granted and as Captain and crew greeted their eager passengers, no one anticipated what would happen next. Indeed, the Dana Wharf Whale Watching activity proved more than all aboard expected. Greeted soon after departure with sightings of two Blue Whales and a hammerhead shark, this activity is definitely well worth the time and investment for those looking to see these beautiful creatures in their native environment. As an author who writes fiction based on sea adventure, I was delighted to be treated to such an amazing experience - witnessing the rare Blue Whale at such close proximity. This is definitely a "must" for those visiting Dana Point with Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching as the host company to provide the experience. Fair Winds ~ Marti Melville
Rating: 5
It was fantastic
Tue, Sep 4, 12   2:00 PM dsinger303 Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
It was a very memorible experience,. The crew was great, the boat smooth and we got to see whales. Had a wonderful time and I would recommend to all my friends.