Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,389 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 132 333 3 = 330 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 355 855 11 = 844 98% 4.7
Last 12 months 612 1,421 32 = 1,389 97% 4.6
All 5,064 10,654 358 = 10,296 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 803 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 328 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 214 91% 4.4 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 44 100% 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 Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
father and son and cousin outing a success
Sun, Sep 25, 11   6:30 AM peterbrignon Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
from getting tickets online to the service at the boat house everyone was nice and helpfull.Then getting on the boat the captain and deck hands were helpful and patient. we had a great time thanks!
Rating: 5
Squid fishing
Sat, Sep 24, 11   5:30 PM buzzzz Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Squid fishing was a blast. My 8 old son keeps asking me when were going again.The bite was wide open. We must of landed 30 squid.
Rating: 4
Good Boat, Good Captain, Good Crew, Enjoyed it.
Sat, Sep 24, 11   5:30 PM mark8140 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Went Squid fishing. The Captain moved around to put us on them. Crew was nice in spite of the boat being crowded. Good Boat.
Rating: 4
Had a great time
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Sep 24, 11   5:00 PM cldaughtry Male 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
I was with my fiancee' on a date and we both love the water. We were definitely hoping to see some whales, but we didn't. We did, however, see dozens and dozens of dolphins that were very active and fun to photograph and watch play. We would definitely do this again and recommmend this to anyone.
Rating: 4
We had quite the experience
Sat, Sep 24, 11   6:30 AM Brandtbray Male 40-49 Unspecified Family Without Children
We went out hoping to find yellow tail, bass and others. The first thing we ran into were squid, not just squid but tens of thousands of them. None of us had caught squid prior to this trip, it turn out to be hilarious, fun, wild and then some. The first thing they do is blast you with their propelled ocean water, then ink the heck out of you next...it went flying right into our unsuspecting fishing cohorts. We laughed so hard at the expression of our unsuspecting family member who got it full boar into his face. We were covered with ocean water and ink from head to toe. The boat was great! Food good. Only wish we could have caught more.. meaning yellow tail, etc. We did get a couple small bass. One member packed up thirty pounds of squid to bring home.. caught far more but one can only take so much on a plane. The crew work their rears off, excellent crew on board.. clean boat can't ask for more. We plan to go out of Dana Point Wharf again.. it's the best. Really a great ride, and experience. The sea life alone can keep you more then entertained. Spectacular!
Rating: 5
Fri, Sep 23, 11   2:00 PM jasonhenson Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
We had the most magical time. I took my 5 year old and he and I had the best time sharing in the beauty of being around the pod of Dolphins and the Blue Whale. We had the pleasure of being with a select group of friends that chartered the boat for ourselves. I HIGHLY reccomend this experience! I can now check that off my "bucket list"!
Rating: 5
Dolphin Dan was awesome!!
Fri, Sep 23, 11   2:00 PM Heather6 Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Great time out on the water.... Highly Recommend!!
Rating: 4
Nice but could have been awesome.
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Mon, Sep 19, 11   5:00 PM KarenModeski Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Yes, we saw whales, but only when the boat turned on its own or the whale popped up beside the boat. The boat is not big enough for all to be on the bow so many of us were on its side. The captain was so worried about taking photos himself that he would constantly turn the boat to face the whales. This left some of us behind the crowd, unable to see anything. Thank goodness whales are unpredictable and they showed up out to the side once in awhile or we wouldn't have seen much at all. No tip for that cappy!
Rating: 5
It was a first father and son fishing trip.
Sun, Sep 18, 11   12:45 PM gramos6791 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The boat was nice and the crew was excellent. We did not catch many fish(3) but it was worth the money. We will be going again. We went on the Sunday afternoon 1/2 day as one child is free with each adult paying.
Rating: 5
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, Sep 16, 11   5:00 PM bplayhouse19 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My daughter and I went hoping to see a whale, but saw so many that I lost count. And at least a hundred dolphin swimming right next to the boat. It was an amazing experience! One that I will never forget and she is 16 and hopefully will never forget it either. It was well worth the money! I would definitley recommend doing this if your at Dana Point.
Rating: 5
Beautiful day on the water!
Thu, Sep 15, 11   2:00 PM nettebini Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
As a certified "whale geek," I've been on a lot of whale watching cruises with a variety of companies. My afternoon on the water with Dana Wharf Whale Watching definitely ranks near the top of all my experiences. The crew was helpful, informative and courteous. We learned about the area, the animals and more. The boat was fantastic. Clean, stable, well appointed. There was plenty of room for everyone to have a great view. Oh, and the view? We were treated to great looks at blue whales, common dolphins and California sea lions. Not to mention the beauty of the California coastline.

We had a fantastic time. We'd recommend Dana Wharf Whale Watching to anyone looking for a good, safe wildlife viewing adventure. We'll definitely be back next time we're in Southern California!
Rating: 4
Twilight Fishing Was a BLAST!
Wed, Aug 31, 11   5:30 PM eacrawfo Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
We enjoyed the twilight fishing with the gang at the Dana Warf Sport Fishing! We had a great time. The crew did a great job of helping us out with the "fish on" and addressing the needs with our tackle. We will be back!
Rating: 5
Great Experience
Tue, Aug 30, 11   5:00 PM Kohlers Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Saw 300+ dolphines and 2 blue whales - many flukes - Great!
Rating: 5
Amazing, highlight of the holiday!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 30, 11   2:00 PM Debbie01 Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Never thought we'd see a whale, let alone 2 blue whales! Multiple sightings and the iconic tail fin, also loads of dolphins. Didn't bother doing Seaworld after this, much better to see the animals in their natural environment.

Had a brilliant time, would and have recommended it to others.
Rating: 4
Well organized, good time.
Mon, Aug 29, 11   10:00 AM dfickes Unspecified 40-49 Local Family With Children
The trip was nice (although you can never guarantee catching a big fish), but the only thing I would comment is that some of the crew members (and a few guests) smoked while on board. While I assume this is "legal", it is certainly something that can make the trip unpleasant -- especially for those that may be still finding their sea-legs. Gag.