Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  885 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 168 411 9 = 402 98% 4.7
Last 6 months 211 509 9 = 500 99% 4.7
Last 12 months 377 897 12 = 885 99% 4.6
All 2,237 4,755 106 = 4,649 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
Excellent Trip
Wed, Jul 8, 15   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, 15   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, 15   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, 15   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, 15   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, 15   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, 15   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!
Rating: 5
Very Enjoyable
Sun, May 24, 15   12:00 PM kitsune2 Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
They do their best to locate and bring you up close to the sea animals. The boat has lots of seating, and the people at Dana Wharf are friendly.
Rating: 3
Mommy n calf.
Sat, May 16, 15   2:00 PM vancarmean Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The boat was large with plenty of room for many people, nice seats n indoor accommodations with refreshments n snacks. We quickly found a mother grey whale with calf. We followed them for 40 minutes. Good video n pics. After that we did not find any more whales or dolphin. Fortunately the weather was beautiful so we enjoyed the rest of the ride. Very important to review on-line how whales recent trips are seeing before going. Do your homework or you could be disappointed.
Rating: 4
Wed, May 6, 15   12:00 PM Antantantant Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
1. Excited by dolphins


3. Tired with too many dolphins

4. Captain was really enthusiastic