Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  830 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 54 108 0 = 108 100% 4.4
Last 6 months 152 363 0 = 363 100% 4.7
Last 12 months 359 837 7 = 830 99% 4.6
All 2,036 4,267 97 = 4,170 97% 4.5
Rating and reviews for:

Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour

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Majestic whales, playful dolphins, and other wildlife make this narrated cruise an exciting and awe-inspiring trip.

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
Very Professional and Fun Experience
Sat, Jul 25  10:00 AM jacampora Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
We got to see quite a few pods of common dolphins and they put on quite a show for us. Of course, the boat captain cannot control what animals what we see, but he did a fantastic job of finding the dolphins and getting us close. The crew was very professional and knowledgeable about the animals. We learned a ton and had a great day. The boat is also very smooth and roomy. Thanks!
Rating: 5
Sunny day on the water
Sat, Jul 11  12:00 PM allnite Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Sunny day on the water, adult refreshments, looking for whales. Great day.
Rating: 5
Awesome Experience
Thu, Jul 9  10:00 AM pangelo Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The tour exceeded our expectations. In fact, the whales and dolphins were so numerous, I almost took seeing them for granted by the end of the tour. Beyond this, the guides did a tremendous job of keeping us informed on what we were seeing, and they were incredibly helpful with any questions. Highly recommended.
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
Thanks for your review! We are so happy to hear you had a wonderful time!
Rating: 5
Excellent Trip
Wed, Jul 8  12:00 PM Lorijeanwagn Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had an amazing experience. Multiple dolphin and whales!
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
We are so glad you had such a great experience! Thank you for the review!
Rating: 5
Always a great time
Sun, Jul 5  2:00 PM aspcanimals Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
You'll always see something on these tours. Very knowledgeable staff who respect the wildlife in their natural habitat. Every time I go, I learn and see something new!
Rating: 5
Excellent Adventure
Sun, Jun 28  10:00 AM JMCline62 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The staff at Dana Point Whale Watching were on schedule, knowledgable, and always eager to answer questions and assist their passengers. Did not see the sea life we wanted, but that is just a chance you take on these type of adventures. Dana Point Whale Watching staff are mindful of their guests desire to experience the sea life and offer return excursion tickets absolutely free with no expiration. KUDOS!
Rating: 5
Enjoyed the trip
Thu, Jun 25  2:00 PM MaryHedstrom Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
It was very enjoyable. The only thing that would have made it more so would have been if we saw more whales. We were able to see the humpback whale. It surfaced many times. It was majestic. The sheer number of dolphins was mind boggling.
Rating: 5
A Great Trip!
Fri, Jun 5  12:00 PM Stevetugwell Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
we had a wonderful trip, at first it seemed the whales would not play, but after about an hour we saw Dolphins swimming between the hulls and a Hump Back close by. In the next hour we saw more Dolphins, 2 more Whales and Sea Lions jumping in front of the boat!

My only complaint was that the pa system was not at all clear.
Rating: 4
Too early for whales
Thu, Jun 4  12:00 PM marthajohn Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Lots of dolphin seen but we were too early in the year to see any whales. Wish we knew this first but still enjoyed the trip. Very informative.
Rating: 5
Awesome experience
Sun, May 31  12:00 PM MarkAngleton Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
I went out with my Parents that are both 82 years young! We totally enjoyed the boat ride! We didn't see any whales, but, we did encounter a huge pod of Common Dolphins! When we arrived at the pier afterwards, we were given a Whale Check ticket so that we can try to see whales again!