Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,310 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 145 309 14 = 295 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 298 646 21 = 625 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 Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 4
second time around
Tue, Jun 10  5:00 PM sug123 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
experienced this adventure several years ago. came back with new family members. sadly no whales on this day, but still plenty to see.
Rating: 4
Fun Afternoon Cruise
Sun, Jun 8  12:00 PM rfrericks Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Saw a big pod of dolphins, it was a fun day trip.
Rating: 5
Great!
Sat, Jun 7  12:00 PM Huskerfan Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The guys on the boat were very helpful and very friendly to my son and helped us every step of the way. We really had an enjoyable time.
Rating: 3
Timing
Sat, Jun 7  6:30 AM Slujan319 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
We were on the boat and ready to go at the departure time. We didn't leave for the bait barge until 6:55 and didn't leave the harbor until 7:15. So didn't actually start fishing until 7:35. We have been on these 1/2 day boats for years and usually 5-6 time per year. Not the only time this has happened, but it is convenient, local and my son really enjoys it. Also gets annoying when the deck has fish during the trip in the popular area (stern) and I've had my spot taken by a deck hand. Not a huge deal, but annoying. Overall the deck hands are great. Done some fishing in San Diego which is fun as well, but still a longer drive. Food for thought.
Rating: 5
Hard Work turns out great results!
Fri, Jun 6  10:00 AM gibbsj0704 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The staff was excellent! Our first two stops didn't go so well. The crew didn't give up though. Our 3rd stop had everyone on the boat catching fish. I had kids with me ranging from 12 - 16 and they all had a great time! In addition, the food was excellent!
Rating: 5
awesome trip
Tue, Jun 3  2:00 PM Texast68 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was a great adventure. We saw a cow and calf fin whale. Captain and crew were very Informative. My niece had the best time.
Rating: 5
Fun for all!
Sun, Jun 1  12:45 PM thrash1 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Took my 5yr old grandson out on the Sum Fun for some FUN! That is exactly what we got!! so much fun! Great boat to introduce the kids to sportfishing! The kid was a natural and brought up the first fish on the boat, and could not stop smiling the rest of the day as we caught fish for the next few hours. Great personable captain and the crew was awsome!
Rating: 5
Great Experience and Professional Boat Crew
Sat, May 31  2:00 PM DrewJackson Unspecified 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were on a family vacation and wanted to have a unique outing. Our children are teenagers and felt they would enjoy this adventure. Boy did we score! Everyone loved it. We did not see whales but did see A LOT of dolphins and some sea lions. The boat crew was very friendly and informative. They went out of there way to make sure everyone was having a great time. Thank you!
Rating: 5
Great time with the Dolphins!
Sat, May 24  12:00 PM as052170 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Unfortunately, we didn't see any whales, but we did find a pod of hundreds of dolphins! It was quite amazing, and we spent a lot of time out there watching them swim on all sides of the boat. Occasionally, we'd get a little show from a few of them doing some fancy jumps! It was great, we loved it!
Rating: 4
Small group on boat made it very enjoyable
Thu, May 22  12:00 PM Forester9848 Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Boat pilot a very knowledgeable naturalist. Didn't talk too much.
Rating: 5
Dana Wharf DANA Point
Sat, May 17  2:00 PM lucindan Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
The boat was clean, the captain navigated comfortably the open sea, with good narrative. There was even a skipper whom came around often to ask how all were doing and if any questions. Very personable and friendly. The children enjoying the cabin had a table with all sorts of plastic fish with tags on each to play with and learn from during the trip, thank you!
Rating: 5
Absolutely Loved the tour!!!
Mon, May 12  2:00 PM KalaniRobb Female 20-29 Local Family With Children
My daughter and I had the Best time!!!! We saw lots of whales and dolphins and seals! My baby is 2 years old so I was worried if she'd have fun or be scared and she loved it and was so relaxed she fell asleep towards the end. The crew was amazing , so knowledgable and so sweet and helpful with us. We will be back to see the blue whales for sure and definitely recommend this ! Kortney and Kealani Robb
Rating: 4
Poor sea conditions; choppy; no wildlife seen
Sun, May 11  2:00 PM gmsoccerfam Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
It was a windy day at sea. No whales or dolphins were seen.
Rating: 4
great family adventure
Fri, May 9  5:30 PM voodoo55 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great value, outdoor, educational, challenge and friendly family competition. We had a good trip, bait was too small, deck hands were preoccupied with their own fishing, but it was. A twilight trip. 5 hrs total time on the boat. If you have some experience you can have a good time, but don't expect too much help if you do not. You will catch fish, and it is quite satisfying to have done it on your own.
Rating: 4
Beautiful day on the water
Tue, Apr 29  10:00 AM AnitaFleming Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
I took 3 family members on this whale watching charter. This is probably my 3rd or 4th time out of Dana Point. We did not see whales but had a lovely time with dolphins and a warm sunny morning. This trip never disappoints. I have taken the whale watching charter out of Newport Beach twice and though it is quite a bit cheaper, then Dana Point I don't enjoy the harbor and boat out of Newport as much. For the extra money and if you can go on 1/2 price Tuesday this is a much more beautiful scenic ride. The boats have been clean and well operated.