Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  890 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 172 420 9 = 411 98% 4.7
Last 6 months 212 516 9 = 507 99% 4.7
Last 12 months 377 902 12 = 890 99% 4.6
All 2,243 4,768 106 = 4,662 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? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Family Trip
Sun, Jul 19, 15   5:00 PM Harrisabcdm Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great experience. Was rainy most of the time but not bad. We were lucky enough to see several whales and tons of dolphins.
Rating: 5
awesome experience!
Sat, Jul 18, 15   10:00 AM renayma Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
the kids really enjoyed the trip, and I hope we come back next year.
Rating: 5
Definitely worth the trip!
Sat, Jul 18, 15   10:00 AM kathykramer Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Loved going from Dana Point - easy access and free parking get the adventure off to a great start!
Rating: 5
Thoroughly Enjoyed the Trip
Fri, Jul 17, 15   11:00 AM lindaguetter Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I highly recommend this excursion. The staff worked hard to make this a memorable experience, finding dolphins, sea lions, and even whales. We left promptly from the port, so be sure to arrive early. Seating vs standing - I chose to stand for the entire trip, but comfortable seating inside or outside is an option. Viewing from all sides is possible. I am from the midwest so this was a unique experience! I would do this again.
Rating: 5
Great time with whales, dolphins and sea lions!
Wed, Jul 15, 15   5:00 PM graycar2000 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We considered going to a park with sea animals then decided to try and see the animals in their natural habitat instead. My wife and i loved it! Our kids ages 2 to 12 loved it as well. It was the highlight of our trip to California! We saw a good size pod of dolphins and a blue whale! I would recommend this to anybody who asks what there is to do in SOCAL outside of parks and beaches. Its a peaceful calm and fun experience! The captain of the boat was informative and this was great to learn about the animals that we were seeing. Don't pass up the chance to see the whales at Dana Point! Dana Wharf is great! AFter the 2 hours cruise we got some ice cream for the family. Well worth every penny!
Rating: 4
Enjoyable Day Whale and Dolphin Watching
Sat, Jul 11, 15   2:00 PM Langholz Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The boat was clean and the crew was very nice. We did see some whales and dolphins on the trip. This outfit was about $20 less than the others. I can't rate the others since I went on this one but I would certainly use this outfit again.
Rating: 5
Amazing trip!
Sat, Jul 11, 15   10:00 AM chrisfleming Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We got to see dolphin pods and blue whales! It was a magnificent experience and the staff was informative, accommodating, and friendly. Highly recommended!
Rating: 5
Awesome Experience
Thu, Jul 9, 15   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, 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: 4
Fun, fair viewing policy
Fri, Jul 3, 15   5:00 PM jeffguy Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The cruise was fun. Dolphins seen clearly, a couple of whale blowhole spouts, and the rare glimpse of a Minke whale breaching a few times. The cruise has a policy of a good viewing or you ride again for free. THIS constituted as not a good viewing, so I can only imagine what a good day is like! We took the evening cruise, maybe better during the day? Was a good time regardless