Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,456 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 107 221 8 = 213 96% 4.4
Last 6 months 321 703 27 = 676 95% 4.5
Last 12 months 656 1,494 38 = 1,456 96% 4.5
All 5,339 11,232 385 = 10,847 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 834 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 349 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 220 86% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 53 100% 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 Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Felt like I was on vacation.
Sat, Mar 15, 14   11:30 AM sly4usc Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Just a wonderful experience. Only a mile from home and we felt like we were on vacation.
Rating: 5
Whales, whales ~~ everywhere whales!
Wed, Mar 12, 14   12:00 PM JamesPeeler Male 70+ Local Group of Friends
I never saw so many whales in all my life ~~ all at one time. Wow. They were called False Killer Whales and hardly ever seen here at the coastline of Dana Point. Literally hundreds of them.....at least that's what it seemed like. It didn't matter where you looked, there they were, not just one or two, but four, five, eight, ten, swimming together alongside the boat, in front and in back, swimming in unison everywhere! I even saw one "fluke" out of the water. It was fantastic. We had a couple with us from Kitali, Kenya, Africa and they were awe struck. Thank you, Captain Dave.
Rating: 5
Family Fun Day at Dana Point Harbor
Mon, Mar 10, 14   12:00 PM rcreps Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
Had a great time on the boat with my husband children. Unfortunately we didn't see any whales or dolphins, but they were so kind enough to give us a raincheck to come back! Will definately be going back and telling my family and friends about it!!
Rating: 5
Great Experience for your children
Sun, Mar 9, 14   2:30 PM psiebert Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Good boat, Good Capt and crew. Made sure we found whales.
Rating: 5
Great event...many dolphins, fin and gray whales
Sun, Mar 9, 14   2:00 PM vcleveland Male 70+ Local Family With Children
Crew was informative, our grandson loved it.
Rating: 5
Fantastic experience and loads of fun
Sun, Mar 9, 14   1:00 PM Dsmith0049 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
This is my 2nd go with Whale watching. The weather was beautiful, and the reservation was a snap. Parking was a bit challenging but they offered us another time frame if we were not able to park in time to make the trip. Arrive at least 2 hours prior to your departure as this is whale watching season and especially if its on the weekend. The captain was knowledgeable and respectful and we saw whales and lots of dolphins. Fun for any age group. The water was calm and so pretty. You must experience this as it is just unique. Bring your camera!

Looking forward to another one soon!
Rating: 5
Best day ever
Sun, Mar 9, 14   12:00 PM krisimike Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Weve gone out with Dana Wharf several times in the past. It's always a good time. The crew and staff are always helpful and informative. This year the weather and nature complied perfectly and it was a stellar day!
Rating: 5
Relaxing day in the ocean w/ whales
Sun, Mar 9, 14   8:00 AM Berrylopez Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
Went on the 8 am boat ride. Within 10 min on the boat I spotted the first whale on our left hand side. It was fun and great. Did not get sea sick. The kids had a good time. The weather was perfect. The only downfall is that the boat kept turning to the other side every time we saw a whale so if you find a whale on the left side it would turn to the right. All whales I saw ended up on our left side but was unable to see because the boat would turn. Other than that great experience.
Rating: 2
Sun, Mar 9, 14   8:00 AM PAMELACOUCH Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Not because we did not see any whales, but because there were too many people and even if the whales did come by not everyone could visualize them. Unless you are standing at the "exact" spot or you have a bench up on top. I would have paid extra to sit on top if offered instead of "first come, first serve" . But the weather was beautiful and so I enjoyed the beautiful ocean and land views...
Rating: 5
Fabulous excursion!
Sun, Mar 9, 14   8:00 AM MarthaParga Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
We had a fabulous time on the boat. The waters were calm and the surroundings breathtaking...so beautiful. We did not know what to expect, but, we had a great time. We did not get to see a full whale, we only saw the blowhole, a fin and a tale...but, that didn't matter the experience was fantastic. We will recommend this event to our friends and family and we will definitely take another tour. Thank you!
Rating: 5
Fish are biting! Plus we saw a few dolphines!
Sun, Mar 9, 14   6:30 AM ANNA92688 Female 20-29 Local Individual
The fish are biting. I didn't catch any only because I was trying for halibut. Otherwise I did have some good fish bites. There was some decent bass caught, as well with a very nice sculpin. A guy right next to me also caught a short halibut that was a very close one, it was about one inch off or so and it was a chubby one. How funny too, that the guy next to me caught the short halibut when he was not even trying for it. Oh well, this Sunday I am doing the halibut derby, so hopefully I catch a keeper halibut!!! Have fun everyone! The fish are biting, you just have to try it! It's fun even just watching others catch fish. Plus we usually see dolphins and/or whales, but this time we only saw a few dolphins, but still you get to see these beauties and fish at the same time! The weather was also nice for fishing. Good luck fisher people!
Rating: 4
Great Trip
Sun, Mar 9, 14   6:30 AM jvwhelan Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
I went on this trip with my 12 year old son and had a great time. The crew was excellent and even though the fishing was a little slow they tried to put us on the fish and were great with all the passengers. I would highly recommend this trip for anyone who wants to learn how to fish or have children learning to fish, the crew was very helpful and patient with anyone who needed help. Thanks to the Captain and crew of the Reel Fun; we will definitely be back
Rating: 4
Nice trip, but wish we saw whales.
Sat, Mar 8, 14   4:30 PM klgabay51 Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
It was great seeing the dolphins, but sure wish we saw whales. Everytime we go, we never see whales, although it is very nice being out on the water on a boat.
Rating: 5
Great Fun!
Sat, Mar 8, 14   3:00 PM jayneashby Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Super fun outing.
Rating: 4
a great family day
Sat, Mar 8, 14   2:00 PM edrutz Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
really like going well watching from Dana Point crew is very professional ships are always nice and clean my favorite is the catamaran my children love standing on the on the bow and looking at the difference in sea life and animals