Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,314 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 187 408 12 = 396 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 374 822 20 = 802 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 597 1,345 31 = 1,314 97% 4.5
All 4,589 9,533 338 = 9,195 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 603 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 327 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 213 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 152 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 19 100% 4.6
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
Twilight fishing
Fri, Aug 17, 12   5:30 PM DLedyard Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Fun trip will do it again
Rating: 5
Highly recommend this activity.
Thu, Aug 16, 12   12:00 PM eliaseel Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
It was loads of great fun. Learned a lot about marine wildlife too. Very informative guide. Worth the ticket price. We plan to do it again. Seeing the dolphins, and the Blue whale out at sea was simply breath taking, and the catamaran ride out on the point of the bow was an adrenaline rush for me!
Rating: 5
Will do this again!
Tue, Aug 14, 12   6:00 PM smiles56 Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
This is actually the second time I have gone on one of these cruises. The first time, a couple of years ago (in the middle of winter), we did not see whales, but we saw dolphins, and we still enjoyed the cruise immensely! The second time, we saw whales, too! I especially enjoyed the evening cruise, where we could watch the sunset as well. I look forward to doing this again!
Rating: 5
Fun, Exciting and very Informational!!!
Mon, Aug 13, 12   2:00 PM ellyntalan Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
LOVED THE WHALEWATCHING TRIP!! Even through we only saw one whale(!!!), it was still exciting and fun!! Crew was helpful and did a great job navigating to enable us to see what was available!! This was my second time on this tour as my husband was unable to make it the first time!! Fortunately, he was able to go this time and my daughter and husband both LOVED IT and want to return again and again!! We'll be back...for sure on our next trip to Laguna Beach!!
Rating: 4
Boat ride boring for kids when no fish to be seen
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Aug 11, 12   6:00 PM GwenGlaz Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I enjoyed the ride but the children got bored when there were no more fish to be seen. If I go back to Calif. next year I will definitely use my free ticket and do the ride again. Hopefully we will find whales to see. Crew was nice and friendly.
Rating: 4
Wonderful amount of dolphins!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, Aug 10, 12   6:00 PM heavystarch Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We witnessed the most dolphins we have ever seen on an excursion like this. We've been to Hawaii and numerous other whale watching locations. Unfortunately we didn't get to see any blue whales on the trip but we were offered a free return pass and 50% off another trip so that more than makes up for it.
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.