Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,436 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 214 482 19 = 463 94% 4.5
Last 6 months 398 912 25 = 887 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 642 1,475 39 = 1,436 97% 4.6
All 5,232 11,011 377 = 10,634 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 841 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 366 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 182 85% 4.0 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 47 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Crossed Off My Bucket List
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Nov 17, 13   3:00 PM Josiejoon Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
It was a nice November afternoon in Laguna Niguel. We were celebrating my bestfriend's birthday so as a group we went whale/dolphin watching. We got there early since its recommended to do so since the boat leaves promptly when it arrives to board the passengers. We board around 3pm and came back to the harbor a little after 5pm. The experience was wonderful. The scenery and the environment is beautiful. You're on out in the dark blue ocean, with seagulls flying beside the boat, as well as other boats scouting the surface waters as well. Then the moment that you wait for comes....dolphins galore!!! Such a neat sight to see as these are such graceful creatures that glimmer in the sunlight as their bodies are coated with ocean water. We unfortunately did not spot any whales during our adventure. If we had gone weeks earlier I'm sure we would have. There is a season for everything. I definitely recommend going especially if you've never done it before. If you want it romantic, bring a date. If you want to have a little more fun and involvement with more people, bring a group of friends. No matter what, make sure you bring a warm coat and a camera. You don't want to miss out.

P.S. There is an area downstairs of the boat that serves alcohol and snacks as well as hot chocolate and popcorn. That was indeed the icing on the cake.
Rating: 5
Captain Brian and his crew were terrific!
Sun, Nov 17, 13   6:30 AM jcrocker73 Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Great day fishing with my family
Rating: 4
Crew was excellent
Wed, Nov 6, 13   10:00 AM mikestill Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Crew was helpful and professional
Rating: 5
Bad Day for Whales, but still a great day
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Oct 26, 13   2:00 PM richardmurg Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The staff at Dana Wharf is the best. The Captain is a very smart and articulate guy. You get an amusing and informed trip every time. The last time that we went, there was too much cloud cover, so finding the whales was difficult.
Rating: 5
Great Afternoon Cruise
Tue, Oct 22, 13   4:00 PM michaelpeak Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
It was a beautiful trip up the coast of Dana Point. We found ourselves surrounded by over 1,000 dolphins, who stayed with the boat for over an hour. The boat is a large, clean catamaran with a very professional crew. I highly recommend this company.
Rating: 5
Total gratification
Fri, Oct 18, 13   2:00 PM thwilliams5 Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
The crew was fabulous. We saw hundreds if not a couple thousand dolphins and 5 whales. Exciting and cannot wait to take our children. This is a trip for anyone and any kind of event.
Rating: 4
Fishing time cut short.
Sun, Oct 13, 13   12:45 PM tahitinui Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Apparently, being a Sunday afternoon, the captain decided to pack it up early (one hour) and head out to sea to view some mythical blue whale that was reported being spotted but never seen by us, and some dolphins. During this time, the crew was washing the deck to save time so they wouldn't have to do it back at the dock. Hmm. Sounds fishy to me. That was a good hour of fishing time.
Rating: 5
Great Get-A-Way
Wed, Oct 9, 13   10:00 AM Mav1325 Male 40-49 Local Individual
I had a week day off and nothing to do thought I would go fishin. First time on a 1/2 day boat, didn't have to get up in the middle of the night to make the boat launch. Got there, met some friendly fisherman who also had nothing better to do. Went out far enough where you can still see land to a rock bed south of Dana Point and started to fish. Right away we were catching bass, barricuda, perch, and mack. Not to many keepers but the experiance and the fact that we got the Dana Pride (a pretty large fishing boat of the fleet) and only 9 people were on it, made it enjoyable and we didn't have to fight each others rods or line tangles. The crea was awesome and did a great job helping out. I would very much go again. Cons: I lost my best fishing hat to Davy Jones Locker.
Rating: 5
That is great
Tue, Oct 8, 13   2:00 PM wj681218 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We saw the sea lions , dolphin and blue whale. That is fantastic!
Rating: 4
lots of whales in the channel
Tue, Oct 8, 13   12:00 PM martynk Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
whale watching is getting really good off southern california. blue whales are now a common sight. magnificent beasts!
Rating: 4
verry good
Tue, Oct 8, 13   10:00 AM minhha Male 60-69 Local Individual
verry interesting
Rating: 5
Experience of a lifetime
Tue, Oct 8, 13   10:00 AM gregschmitt Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
The captain and crew's experience took us right to where the whales were expected to be, and we were able to see a Blue whale surface and fluke twice. We also saw fin whales, dolphin pods and a thresher shark at the surface. A wonderful experience, with knowledgeable narration from the captain, who has 30+ years experience. He went the extra mile to find the whales, and kept us on the water for a little extra time in order to wait for the whale to surface again. Very pleased
Rating: 5
MARVELOUS!
Sat, Oct 5, 13   12:00 PM HeikecStrand Female 50-59 Local Unspecified
We were totally blown away by how amazing this was! Saw Blue Whale, a ton of dolphin and sea lions! Very professional and friendly guide! Thanks!
Rating: 5
Whale watch
Tue, Oct 1, 13   12:00 PM liweing Male 70+ Local Couple on a Date
great!
Rating: 5
Cat is great
Mon, Sep 30, 13   2:00 PM scapadiver Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Have been whale watching every month or so, this catamaran is the best of the fleet!