Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,428 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 213 477 19 = 458 94% 4.5
Last 6 months 403 923 25 = 898 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 638 1,464 36 = 1,428 97% 4.6
All 5,241 11,031 377 = 10,654 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 824 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 363 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 194 86% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 47 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? 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: 5
My 7 year old loved this activity!!!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, May 24, 11   12:00 PM 1yculp1 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I was initially concerned about a 2-hour catamaran ride. My 7 year old son loved it! I was the one popping pepto pills. The Captain was fantastic - my son followed him around asking questions and getting snacks the entire trip. We spent a week in San Diego - we did the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Legoland, Balboa Park, and the 2 things my son asked to return for were to hang out on the beach and go on the boat again. We didn't get to see any whales, but we saw Bottlenose dolphins, Common dolphins, and Sea Lions. I will definitely be booking again with Dana's Wharf! The Captain and his crewman were enthusiastic, patient, and welcoming!
Rating: 5
Great time
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, May 24, 11   12:00 PM aroundtheweb Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great time will do it again. Boat clean and crew very informative.
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: 4
So much fun, we did it again 2 days later
Sun, May 22, 11   12:00 PM Sugarpeeps Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
While we didn't see any large whales, the crew made sure to find us a great little pod of Rizzo dolphins and a few bottlenoses - it was great fun! We went out again two days later, again no large whales, but common dolphins everywhere - it was a blast to watch those little guys swim along with the boat, so close they actually splashed you when they jumped from the water!
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: 3
Great activity, subpar boat crew.
Sat, May 21, 11   10:00 AM jholley12 Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Enjoyed the day fishing, especially since it was a small group. I could imagine it getting too crowded with a full load. Only real complaint was in regards to the crew. A bunch of young kids who seemed more interested in their time joking around with eachother. Even decided they should clean the boat with everyone on board, having us move out of their way. They could use a reminder of where their paychecks come from. If I'm in the area again, I'll shop around. But not a bad outing for the price.
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: 3
Trip cancelled tickets returned bad weather
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, May 15, 11   5:00 PM kamots Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Went out 40min returned to shore tickets returned
Rating: 5
BEST E TICKET RIDE EVER!
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
GREAT FISHING TRIP!!
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!!!