Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  824 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 95 247 0 = 247 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 207 497 5 = 492 99% 4.7
Last 12 months 350 831 7 = 824 99% 4.6
All 1,982 4,157 97 = 4,060 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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Crew really trying to find whales and Dolphins
Sun, Dec 1, 13   2:00 PM darikiryat Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Really good
Rating: 5
Awesome experience
Sun, Dec 1, 13   12:00 PM juliecd Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
The Captain was awesome and full of great facts. We saw several dolphin and sea lions (it was day 1 of whale season), I will definitely go again!
Rating: 4
Whale and Dolphin Watching
Sun, Dec 1, 13   12:00 PM CarynSlack Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
No whales sighted but Captain Jack was great commentary.
Rating: 5
Whale watching at Dana Point
Sun, Apr 28, 13   10:00 AM ekrli2005 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We borded the boat Dana Pride on time. Left harbor on time. Saw three types of dolfins. In the past with this company I did see whales. This time unfortunately we did not, so they gave us back our tickets to use another time. Wonderful.
Rating: 4
Hard to see whales
Thu, Apr 25, 13   12:00 PM DonHolmes Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We saw 6 whales, 3 females and 3 babies but they were so far off that we didn't really "see" them. Better than not seeing anything at all, but it was a little disappointing. Nice to be out on the boat, beautiful, sunny day and the sea was calm. Informative Captain, nice crew. Lots of Dolphins and saw a few Seals. I think I would do this again if we have out-of-town company that do not live close to an ocean.
Rating: 4
Barely out of harbor and sightings begin
Mon, Apr 22, 13   12:00 PM MaryAnnFlatt Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
We had family in from out of the country and they had been wanting to do this for some time. We had checked out many different companies before we settled on Dana Wharf. The reviews we read sold us on them. We had a doubter amongst our group that had already prepared himself to not seeing anything that day. As the boat exited the harbor on it's last turn passing the sea lions, a shout was heard of a sighting at 10 o'clock (meaning direction it was seen). We all turned in that direction to see a second sighting. The captain announced it was a mother and her young calf. We followed her a bit but gave her plenty of room so as not to scare or annoy them. We later came across another mother and her calf not too far away. The crew was friendly and the boat clean.

We definitely will be recommending Dana Wharf Whale Watching cruises. My husband and I are already looking forward to our next cruise later this summer to see the blue whales migration.
Rating: 5
Loved it, Could of stayed out there all day!!!!
Sat, Apr 20, 13   12:00 PM JILLAARTS Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Loved the whole experience!! the captain was cool and informative!!
Rating: 4
Sun, Apr 14, 13   10:00 AM gregmitchell Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I really enjoyed this trip. Even though we didn't see any whales, it was still fun. Since we didn't see any whales, they gave our ticket back to come another time. I would do it again in a heart beat. Very exciting
Rating: 5
Fri, Apr 12, 13   12:00 PM susanschloss Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
This by far was the best Whale watching experience ever!! The crew was outstanding, very informative while continually searching for whales and dolphins. Captain Jack and crew found a mother and calf, lots of dolphins played close to the boat while another Gray Whale decided to come play with the dolphins.

A MUST if you are in the area!!
Rating: 5
Sat, Apr 6, 13   2:00 PM bbossenmeyer Female Unspecified Local Family With Children
I went with my two grown nieces and my two little nieces. The best part of the excursion for all us was when we came upon a megapod of dolphins. I love dolphins and to see them swimming on every side of the boat for as far as my eyes could see was spectacular.