Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,302 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 139 305 4 = 301 98% 4.5
Last 6 months 347 776 14 = 762 98% 4.5
Last 12 months 583 1,333 31 = 1,302 97% 4.6
All 4,484 9,304 327 = 8,977 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 487 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 344 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 243 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 197 89% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 31 100% 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 Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
We loved this trip!
Thu, Aug 14, 08   1:00 PM 1hawkeyes Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
The boat is spacious and comfortable with plenty of room for everyone to see. We loved the mega pod of common dolphins, an unbelievable sight.
Rating: 3
Good times
Fri, Aug 8, 08   5:30 PM KababaK Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
We had a great time. I would love to go again.
Rating: 3
Fri, Aug 8, 08   12:00 PM rsmelcer Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Dear Dana Wharf Sportfishing, I missed that the 12am i thought is was booking was actually 12pm. So I showed up at midnight and nobody was there. It was totally my mistake but I think it would be appropriate for Dana Wharf Sportfishing to give a small discount on another trip when it is missed by a passenger. I know there are costs for fuel and labor that must be accounted for but there is also a profit on services not rendered. This would allow Dana Wharf Sportfishing to offer a small discount to encourage patrons like me to go on another trip and not just leave disappointed after having to incur the expense of the trip (even though it was my fault) its just good business to have happy customers. I drove all the way from Moreno Valley before I realized the mistake. It would be great if you could send an email a couple hours before departure so this would not happen. Thank You. Rodger Smelcer
Rating: 4
Nice short day fishing trip
Tue, Aug 5, 08   12:00 PM mikeb642 Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
I recommend this trip for a good day of non serious fishing persons and children. Nice trip to take you kids out on.
Rating: 5
We Had A GREAT Time!!
Sat, Aug 2, 08   6:30 AM MARCYFALLER Female Unspecified Local Group of Friends
I have been fishing out of Dana Point before; it was my friends (co-worker) first time fishing any where!! The boat was a bit crowded, but there is no way to control that, it turned out to be fine!!! The Captain and Crew were very helpful and took care of everyone on board, that's very important!! The day was really nice, however we didn't catch hardly a thing, I only caught a few fish and all were too small and had to be tossed back into the ocean. The jack pot winner was a very small fish!! I believe there were 55 people on board and all put their $5.00 in the jack pot, so the guy received a huge amount for a very small fish, nice going who ever that was!! Fishing for me is just Fun!! I have been fishing out of other docks and some places the Captain and crew have not been very friendly I do love being out at sea and just the whole idea of fishing!! I believe that if the Captain and Crew don't project that feeling of fun and friendliness it just isn't worth it at all. However on this day it was the contrary and the Captain and Crew made it fun so not catching any fish made it ok - Thank You So Very Much!!! I've been fishing other times when I have caught nothing so it was fine for me, I just felt bad for my friend!! However, she said she had a Great time, only because of the Captain and Crew and would go again (Me Too) even though she didn't catch anything!! After all that's why they call it fishing instead of catching!!!!
Rating: 4
great time
Sat, Aug 2, 08   6:30 AM aycock Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
We had a good day of fishing but the 1/2 day trip seemed a little to quick. Next time I will go on the 3/4 trip. Tons of fun even if you dont catch much. Think of it this way, some people pay $35 just to go on a whale watching trip and then dont see anything. At least you get to see a sealion or two.
Rating: 3
Boat too Crowded but activity really good
Sat, Aug 2, 08   6:30 AM anmarmahdi Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Well organized, interesting but for absolute beginners I dont think it is really good value for money as you dont get much instruction or guidance as there were 3 people trying to supervise 53
Rating: 3
Slow Day for Fishing
Tue, Jul 29, 08   10:00 AM fruitlupes25 Male Under 20 Local Group of Friends
Unfortunately, the fish weren't biting this day. I would take this trip again, but not on a Tuesday. There were 100 anglers, most inexperienced, that caused tangled lines. The full boat was way too crowded.
Rating: 4
Tue, Jul 29, 08   6:30 AM mohameda Male Under 20 Local Group of Friends
Rating: 5
Still hooked!
Sun, Jul 27, 08   10:00 AM leenas Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
This was my second time and it was just as wonderful as the first time! Dan was there again and he took great care of us. The rest of the guys were always around and were very helpful. The only sucky part is the newbies who got tangled up with us constantly......aarrgh! Highly recommend the 6:30 am boat as opposed to later in the day!
Rating: 5
Everyone should have this experience at least once
Fri, Jul 25, 08   1:00 PM dkdurian Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Cruising up Dana Point and Laguna Beach to track a wonder of nature, a Blue Whale in all its magnificent "gentle" glory, was just spectacular. A few dolphins raced along side of the catamaran as the captain brought us about as close as you can get to the biggest creature in the history of the world...
Rating: 4
Great for the money
Tue, Jul 15, 08   10:00 AM dragoness Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
If your looking for some fun that's under $100 per person. This is a great event. I had never been ocean fishing and wanted to try it, my frieands also. We had a great time caught a couple of fish, tried something new. The people and crew were wonderful. The boat was full, but still comfortable space for every one. I would not take my ACTIVE 12yr old on this adventure she would be bored. I'll do this again. Hopefully on a long run next time.
Rating: 4
Great Day, crew was really good
Sun, Jul 13, 08   12:00 PM lana0056 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The fish were delicious. Only thing we could think to improve the trip would be some benchs around to sit on. Long day to just stand. All in all GREAT DAY
Rating: 5
great day!
Sun, Jul 13, 08   10:00 AM rjcallau Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
the crew was nice and my whole group had a great time with all of us catching plenty of fish... we would def. do this trip again soon. Moved around to a few different spots and the captain made up for it by extending the time out there with no pressure on time.... great day on the water.
Rating: 5
I am hooked!
Sun, Jul 13, 08   6:30 AM leenas Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
What a fantastic time we had! I was a little nervous to go after I read some reviews but let me tell you, it was awesome! The staff (especially Dan) was attentive and always around. The fish were biting and I think everyone caught something. The food smelled delicious and the beer was ice cold. The weather was perfect and I couldn't be more impressed. In fact, we're going again on Sunday!!