Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,177 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 210 474 11 = 463 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 292 664 13 = 651 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 524 1,209 32 = 1,177 96% 4.6
All 4,334 8,974 323 = 8,651 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season 360 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale Watch 321 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 157 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) 10 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
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: 5
Absolutely perfect!
Tue, Jan 24, 12   12:00 PM dkmeuchel Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a spectacular show from the whales, dolphins and sea lions. The boat crew were all very professional and provided wonderful information that allowed us to understand the behaviors of the sea life we were viewing. Worth every cent!
Rating: 5
Simply Awesome
Tue, Jan 24, 12   12:00 PM Miltond Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We went on the tour on Jan-24-2012. The price was $18.00 per person (includes a $2.00 booking fee). My wife and I are from Montreal, Canada. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We saw whales and dolphins and the Captain of the boat went out of his way to give us the maximum time. Of course we were fortunate to see two whales and we followed them for a while. The thrill of looking out to spot these mammoth beauties was fantastic.The dolphins swam along side the boat and gave us all a real treat. I would reccomend this tour to anyone, especially folks here in Montreal. THANK YOU for a great time. Milton- Montreal
Rating: 5
Worth it
Tue, Jan 24, 12   12:00 PM ForestDuncan Male 50-59 Combination Family Without Children
Fortunately I was able find the right motion sickness med. Sunny day, 2 spy hops, couple of flukes, lots of dolphins close to the boat. Captain had hick-ups the whole time. Quality entertainment. Nothin' bad to say!
Rating: 5
Fun whale watching time
Tue, Jan 17, 12   12:00 PM debra7446 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
the whale watching tour was fun and informative. we saw a whale and followed throughout the tour. Snacks, food and drinks are available for purchase at a reasonable price. the crew were all very knowledgeable and friendly
Rating: 5
Best chance to see whales
Tue, Jan 17, 12   12:00 PM coloradodavi Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our captain and his spotter took us to the path of 3 whales migrating to Baja within 20 minutes of the start of the trip. Great job!
Rating: 5
So glad we went with Dana Wharf!
Mon, Jan 16, 12   12:00 PM bbarmore Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My two sons and I live in in Carlsbad and were hosting relatives from Texas. We picked Dana Wharf for a whale watching trip even though we could have gone to Oceanside Harbor or San Diego. It was a great choice. The boat was clean, the crew friendly and knowledgable, and best of all we not only saw whales, but hundreds of dolphins swimming with the boat. I don't know how rare that is, but it was magical. Didn't know if we could match the experience my relatives had when they were in Hawaii, but they were all smiles. Great day and a great family memory.
Rating: 5
Would go again at twice the price!
Sun, Jan 15, 12   12:00 PM Misty_Rose Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Awe inspiring! Breathtaking! I smiled the whole time. I was happy just seeing all the dolphins play but to actually spot a whale and see it's tail while hearing a live informative narrative was awesome. I was there with my niece because it was on our bucket list but I would highly recommend it for a date. There's food, a bar and even the NFL on the tv during the trip and it's the smoothest ride.
Rating: 4
Surely get fish. It was delicious.
Sun, Jan 15, 12   10:00 AM Mitsunori Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Individual
Scenery is good. And fish we could get. Very enjoyable. Beautiful birds are waiting. Thank you very much!
Rating: 5
Don't miss this great adventure!
Thu, Jan 12, 12   12:00 PM linda1101 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
This excursion was WONDERFUL! The captain of the boat worked hard to find us Whales and was very knowledgeable and educational. He maintained a respectable, yet close, distance to the animals. The trip was 2 hours and we were all really sorry to see it end. This is an inexpensive and wonderful way to spend an afternoon and is definitely something I will do again.
Rating: 4
Lovely afternoon off Dana Point, CA
Tue, Jan 10, 12   12:00 PM llp342003 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We took part in the Whale Watching expedition (Dana Wharf Sportfishing) last week. Though it was January, Southern California's weather was beautiful. Our boat was clean, tidy, and the crew was very helpful. My parents, in their 80's, were able to sit comfortably in the galley, and watch the cruise from inside. Our captain was very informative, and we saw a "pod" of a type of whale I'd never heard of, a few schools of dolphins (they loved playing in the wake of the boat!), and two grey whales (a mother and her calf.) The trip was just the right length and was very pleasant. Though we did not eat, the cooking coming from the galley smelled great!
Rating: 5
Great trip.
Mon, Jan 9, 12   10:00 AM suearchbold Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
The whole trip was great. Weather was great, fishing was even better. Lots of keepers and just as many fun to reel in throw-backs. Captain and deck hand were really terrific as always.
Rating: 5
Whale Watching
Sat, Jan 7, 12   10:00 AM karenmiller1 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Although we didn't see any whales I was not disappointed. I saw dolphins playing and jumping in the water. I had never seen them other than Sea World before. They were very close to the boat and I could see the different types of dolphins. It was very exciting. I also saw many sea lions floating in the ocean with their flippers pointed towards the sun. The two hours was the perfect amount of time. It was a wonderful experience I plan on enjoying again.
Rating: 5
Beautiful day, beautiful boat, beautiful animals!
Thu, Jan 5, 12   12:00 PM mrfysla1 Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Dana Pride is a clean and tidy boat, well taken care of. The unobstructed view from the upper deck, outfitted with tables and benches, was a plus as we did not feel crowded. The pace was easy going and allowed for several nice sequences of photos. Would definitely go again with Dana Wharf on the Dana Pride.
Rating: 4
Whales ok, dolphins great
Wed, Jan 4, 12   2:00 PM gregduffner Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We went for the whales. We saw whales, but we weren't lucky enought to see a big breach or a tail. But the dolphins were fantastic. We saw hundreds of dolphins. They were swimming along with our boat, surfing in front of the bow. That and the many dolphin breaches was the best part of the trip.
Rating: 5
The perfect date...
Wed, Jan 4, 12   2:00 PM PhilImmel Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
We hit the perfect day...weather was 75 on the water in January...boat not too crowed...saw Whales, 1000 dolphins and birds chasing the boat...We live in Dana Point and it was still a very special, unique experience...give it a try... Phil & Valerie Immel