Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,311 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 176 385 15 = 370 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 316 690 19 = 671 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 602 1,342 31 = 1,311 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 311 98% 4.5 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: 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!
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.
Rating: 3
great day for a boat ride on 1/2 price day
Tue, Sep 4, 12   12:00 PM markcorente Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
it was a nice day for a nice, kind of short, boat ride, but fun times always seem that way, seating is limited but there were no complaints any where unfortunately we didn't see any whales and just a few dolphins, but it was a great day for a boat ride on the ocean, snacks and drinks are ready available, both soft and alcholic as you wish, o yea they did offer a1/2 off return trip for not seeing whales but it dosen't apply ot 1/2 off days so no benefit there over all very pleasent boat ride for a day on the ocean for both of us
Rating: 5
AMAZING and UNFORGETABLE!!!!
Sun, Sep 2, 12   4:00 PM CathyGronau Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
I highly recommend this whale watching adventure. We saw about a dozen whales up close and personal. The staff are extremely helpful, knowledgable and pleasant. It was SO much fun that I purchased their CD "7 Miles from Dana Point" (although the whales are SO close we only had to go 3 miles out) to support their efforts. Everyone on board had a jaw-dropping wonderful time! The catamaran was very comfortable, low to the water with higher standing platforms. It was just perfect! I plan on going again very soon! What an amazing and unforgetable trip of a lifetime!
Rating: 5
A great trip
Sun, Sep 2, 12   12:00 PM jimsuemeg Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
It was a great trip! Plenty to see. Blue whales, hammerhead sharks, sunfish, pelicans and finn whales. This 2 hour trip is the perfect amount of time to see everything. Just 4 miles off the coast. The boat was very roomy and comfortable. Defineltly woth every dime!
Rating: 5
Enjoyed the R and R
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Sep 2, 12   10:00 AM carolebarlow Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
We went out to find blue whales and found 3 of them with full view of them up close. Loved it. The boat and crew were super nice too. Just being out on the water on a comfortable boat made for a beautifully relaxing day.
Rating: 4
pleasant
Fri, Aug 31, 12   5:30 PM runaround Male 50-59 Local Individual
Went ocean fishing for the first time, enjoyed it very much had a great time.
Rating: 5
Exactly as advertised with lots of whale sightings
Wed, Aug 29, 12   12:00 PM phreddy25 Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
An enjoyable two hours spent watching wales - lots of them!
Rating: 5
We has a blast!
Tue, Aug 28, 12   5:00 PM tlmood56 Female 50-59 Local Other
We had a wonderful time and highly recomend it!
Rating: 5
crew informative and friendly, ship clean
Tue, Aug 28, 12   2:00 PM isabelsfun Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
we saw at least 15 whales from a distance and 5 up close, within 10 feet of the boat. Crew was friendly and informative giving information about whales and their food source krill. Boat was clean and on time leaving and returning to port. I will go again every chance I get, especially on 1/2 price Tuesdays.
Rating: 5
Great day!
Tue, Aug 28, 12   2:00 PM nlynn4 Female 50-59 Local Individual
Had a great day on the two hour whale watching cruise. We saw eight blue whales!
Rating: 5
Crew was really helpful on the boat Sum Fun!
Sun, Aug 26, 12   5:30 PM dannycheng Male 50-59 Local Individual
The size of the fish caught were barely legal. More encouragement by all to conserve and let our sportfish grow larger and more abundant would keep this wonderful sport ongoing.