Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,315 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 181 393 10 = 383 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 365 806 18 = 788 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 596 1,345 30 = 1,315 97% 4.5
All 4,566 9,482 336 = 9,146 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 573 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 318 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 231 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 168 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 25 100% 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 Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 4
Great show anytime
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, May 24, 11   2:00 PM CRITTENDON Male 70+ Local Family Without Children
The cruise was very pleasant. Although it was near the end of the season and we saw only porpoises (not whales), it was a fun adventure and the cruise and fresh air were worth the trip. We also received free passes to take the cruise again (since we didn't see whales). It was a very smooth ride, and the crew were helpful and informative. We will definitely do this again, and bring more family along.
Rating: 5
Had a great time!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, May 24, 11   2:00 PM lindalee49 Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Didn't see any whales this trip, but did see some dolphins toward the end of the trip. Because we didn't see much, we got our tickets back to go another time. Thought it was great that they were that concerned that we saw more than a few dolphins! The boat is roomy with lots of opportunities to see what's out there. All in all, can't wait to go again!
Rating: 3
Staff was friendly
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, May 22, 11   5:00 PM samanelson Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
The trip was ok, however I didn't feel that the crew tried too hard to find sea life.
Rating: 5
Excellent staff and a fun time
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, May 21, 11   5:00 PM gjmoreau Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
The staff is friendly and the boat crew were very knowledgable of the area. On our trip out, we were put in the middle of a pod of approximately 500 common bottlenose dolphin and got some great photos. No blue whales, but if you go out expecting to see a blue whale, I think you are setting yourself up for a disappointment. It's a great time, go out and expect to at least see some dolphins and other sea life.
Rating: 4
We had a great time!
Fri, May 20, 11   10:00 AM don22136 Male 70+ Local Other
Took my grandson (19 yrs. of age) and the weather was a bit cloudy at the start, but the sun came out in the early afternoon. Fishing wasn't great, but most everyone caught fish. We met some nice people from Egypt and helped them with their fishing tackle as they had no saltwater fishing experience. The crew were all extremely helpful and patient with everyone. It was an enjoyable day on the water.
Rating: 5
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, May 15, 11   5:00 PM JanetHolley Unspecified Unspecified Local Group of Friends
The Captain and C0-Captain know their stuff. The water was rough and they handled it like the "Biggest Catch". They were pleasant, definitely professional and had the knowlege of the water and boat plus the gift of taking control and transmitting to the passengers "you are in good hands". They provided security of mind and body along with some wonderful laughter and fun. We had over rwo dozen in our group all mixed ages . They get an A+ from our group. Janet Holley of Menifee California
Rating: 5
Really excited!
Sun, May 15, 11   12:45 PM Dorislup Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
Very nice fishing trip!Especially for my boys who enjoyed it a lot!Sorry for them that they did not catch any fish.Maybe next time!
Rating: 5
Excellent Trip
Sun, May 15, 11   12:45 PM voodoovo Male 40-49 Local Individual
Trip was pleasant , the crew were extraordinary helpful!!!
Rating: 4
1/2-Day Trips great for the kids
Sun, May 15, 11   12:45 PM signboydan Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Dana Wharf does an excellent job of getting the kids involved on these 12-day trips, especially the 12:45 Sunday trips. If you want more room and less kids, try the morning or twilight trips, or the 3/4 day trips. Tip: Use a 3 to 4 oz. torpedo weight and dropper-loop setup on these trips and you won't get tangled up as much...
Rating: 5
Sun, May 15, 11   6:30 AM voodoovo Male 40-49 Local Individual
The weather was windy and fishing was tough; however, the crew made it a very enjoyable trip! I am looking forward to going out to Dana Point Wharf Sport fishing many more times!!!
Rating: 2
We went to catch fish, and didn't.
Sun, May 15, 11   6:30 AM Ross_Man Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Everything was great but we didn't catch any fish. As a result we will not be returning there.
Rating: 4
Great time with these guys.
Sun, May 15, 11   6:30 AM wleasure Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Always have fun on these charters. I wish their prices were more in the 25-35 dollar range. I would go more often.
Rating: 5
I love Dana's Warf!!!
Sun, May 15, 11   6:30 AM casurfchic Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
The fees from Zerve to actually get your tickets I find a little ridiculous! But Danas Warf is awesome!!! Great time every time ive been.
Rating: 5
Simply Amazing
Sun, May 15, 11   6:30 AM adamcripps Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
Here we have a boat and a crew to which they do not hold anything back. My trip was Sunday May 15, 2011 and we had some beautiful sunny Southern Califonia weather just up until the weekend of my trip. I have an understanding of fish, and fishing so I was aware the sudden change would cause the fish to calm down and not be the wide open bite the fish counts were previously indicating. Before we arrived to our first fishing hole there was a demonstration for the boat, kind of like a fishing 101 for those were were not familiar with what to do. I see this as a great addition to the trip and commend the crew for even putting on the display. The fish were simply not in a mood to bite, but I cannot blame Captain, or crew for any of this as they were all over the place making sure everyones line was in the water at a spot that would normally provide. So even though our fish did not cooperate the crew did what was needed to keep spirits up, and the morale high even for the youngsters who more than likely though they would be catching fish the whole time. For all of the above mentioned I would recommend this boat/trip to anyone looking to get out on the water and have a good time doing it, no matter what the circumstance.
Rating: 2
Bad Night of Fishing
Fri, May 13, 11   5:30 PM scworx Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
My son and I go out a lot on the 1/2 day boats. Dana Wharf sent out a email $20 off coupon for twilight fishing for Friday night. Since the fish count was up the night before, I thought it would be a good night to go out with my son. I was bummed when I saw that it was on the Reel Fun. They have no galley for guests to escape the weather or cold or to take a break. It was a very slow night. Hardly any hits at all and then it got cold and windy. I caught one short Calico and no other bites the whole night. There were 2 or 3 keepers the whole night. Just the wrong night to go. It can only get better from here. However, I'll stick to day boats if twilight is on the Reel Fun.