Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,318 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 209 484 8 = 476 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 285 654 14 = 640 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 605 1,351 33 = 1,318 97% 4.5
All 4,916 10,277 355 = 9,922 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 743 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 322 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 202 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 51 100% 4.8 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 Reviewer Gender Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 3
marginal day fishing
Sun, Dec 21, 14   6:30 AM danielwolff Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The fish weren't biting much. The deck hands could have been more help to the novce fisher man. Not sure I will return.
Rating: 5
Whale watching at its best
Thu, Dec 18, 14   2:00 PM zeusstrike Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Had a great day whale watching with Dana Wharf as our guide. It was a fun day with the crew working hard to give us all a great experience. We saw two grey whale a ton of dolphin and a couple seals. Dana Wharf went out of there way to make sure we every opportunity to see all we could. Definetly will take this cruise on our next trip.
Rating: 5
Well worth the time and money.
Tue, Dec 9, 14   12:00 PM RonChain Male Unspecified Local Unspecified
This was a great experience and we highly recommend it. In fact we are planning to go again next month. Our captain was extremely knowledgeable of all the species of whales that migrate past Dana Point. On this particular trip we were shadowing a female gray whale. The captain was very respectful of her space, never crowded her and we got some great photos of her spouting and flukeing prior to diving. Very nice. We also saw quite a number of 'common' dolphins and numerous sea lions, some with calves. A great afternoon!
Rating: 4
Ease of purchasing tickets
Thu, Dec 4, 14   2:00 PM philco240 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
easy experience with not problems.
Rating: 5
Great time, great people.
Mon, Dec 1, 14   12:00 PM mfilios1000 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was a lovely trip. Unfortunately we did not see any whales. However the captain and crew were very informative and showed us a number of other ocean inhabitants. Also because we did not see any whales, we received credit to do another trip any time in the future. Just a great group to work with!
Rating: 4
Good experience
Sat, Nov 29, 14   2:00 PM benzhou Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Little hard to find a good observation spot due to crowds. It's a fair deal for another free adventure as no whale was observed. Will come with children again.
Rating: 5
GREAT EXPERIENCE
Fri, Nov 28, 14   10:00 AM rowlkr Male 50-59 Unspecified Family With Children
Boarded the DANA PRIDE for a two-hour whale-watching excursion. The Captain was informative and friendly as we pulled out of the marina and headed in the general direction of Catalina. He mentioned the locations of the previous three or four days' of whale sightings up and down the coast and that it would take some good luck for us to spot some on our trip; the whales had passed through a couple days before and were moving away. However we spotted two pods of dolphins, one of which was utterly amazing, playing, jumping, "escorting" our vessel. Ooh's and aah's from everyone.
Rating: 4
Safe & reliable
Wed, Nov 26, 14   10:00 AM Portiva Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a good standard experience with Dana Wharf San Clemente. Crew looked professional enough and knowledgeable although it seemed that they are doing the job by the book and obvious lack of enthusiasm and excitement or any encouraging were easy to sense. They had more their energy focused on selling food and drinks. Boat was half full and no extra happy ordinary mood had been practiced by the crew in order to make a nice weather day fabulous. Perhaps we will go next time with them, as far as location and price but we will be more self independent this time. Boat cleaning had been performed while heading back to the dock and this was totally inconvenient and uncomfortable for the passengers. They should clean their boat afterwards or adopt a better system. Generally I would say Staff were not an issue, lack of quality management made them to be like that.
Rating: 1
Newcomers run away.
Sun, Nov 23, 14   12:45 PM Talhaimam Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Kids education before the 1/2 day noon trip was a farce. Not oriented towards totally first timers.

The bathroom were dirtiest possible with no running water.

The crew was busy amongst themselves, even fising themselves, smoking, joking. They did their basic job but not much more. Not guiding novice adults or kids. With so many options in SoCal why try this company again.
Rating: 5
Dont miss this
Tue, Nov 18, 14   2:00 PM ErlingVivi Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
It was a fantastic time om sea, saw vhales and dolphins and a very informative and helpfull Crew. Will surely be om the chedule for ny next trip to the States.
Rating: 5
Enjoyable experience
Tue, Nov 18, 14   10:00 AM Jameshepker Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We enjoyed our whale watching adventure. The weather was delightful and the crew knew where to find an abundance of dolphins and whales for us to observe.
Rating: 3
staff is extremely friendly and helpful
Sat, Nov 15, 14   12:00 PM lochnesssea Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
plenty of baits
Rating: 5
Boat trip on Dana Point
Fri, Nov 14, 14   10:00 AM Pearlferret Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was quite an adventure. There was so much to see, where to begin? Best of all we spotted a humpback whale which was remarkable since it was in November! Another wonderful part of the tour was the large pod of dolphins that were swimming along side the boat. Then another type of dolphin species also joined in the act, swimming out a little farther. The captain of the boat was very informative on the different types of marine life we encountered. We also went by a large buoy that had 6 seals perched on top, & were able to get very close for perfect photo opportunities. I would love to do this again if in the area again.
Rating: 5
AMAZING
Wed, Nov 5, 14   12:00 PM vschwoerer Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
HUNDRED OF DOLHINS AND A HUGE WHALE, GREAT!
Rating: 5
Awesome
Tue, Nov 4, 14   12:00 PM dolancr Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Must admit, went on the tour not expecting to see much. First thing was a humpback whale, close up to the boat showing his fluke. The staff were great in explaining the different creatures as we landed on loads of dolphins and seals. They kept circling with the whale, he was there for the duration on and off. Brilliant. Wanted to go again but holiday time is against us. Will go again with these guys in the future for sure. A great day.

Craig