Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,341 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 148 353 5 = 348 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 231 529 11 = 518 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 615 1,375 34 = 1,341 97% 4.5
All 4,836 10,102 352 = 9,750 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 755 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 318 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 207 91% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 61 100% 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: 4
Fri, Aug 1, 14   5:30 PM chadcross Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Good experience and the staff was very professional...but the areas we went to were very overfished, and though we caught some fish, we actually faired better simply fishing from the pier
Rating: 4
Fri, Aug 1, 14   2:00 PM Klingsor Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Other
Rating: 4
Full boat, good half day trip
Fri, Aug 1, 14   6:30 AM Markbromley Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Pluses: Efficient crew, plenty of fish. adequate space, fair pricing.

The rental gear was fine and there was plenty of parking.

Minuses: Guys who got on the boat first dominated the stern and there was no rotation to move anglers around the boat.

Two teenagers who dominated the stern also appeared to be employees of some sort. They had access to the captain's space and helped clean the boat on the way in. If they were employees, they should not have competed with the paying customers for fishing space.
Rating: 5
Fri, Aug 1, 14   6:30 AM dvsaputo Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Took my daughter on a half and as always ,,, had a gear time! Captain and his staff are always there to help when you need it! My goal is to teach my daughter so that when she is ready we can go out on a tuna trip. Dana Wharfs makes it easy!
Rating: 5
Good cruise, great crew
Wed, Jul 30, 14   12:00 PM kaywhite Male 70+ Unspecified Unspecified
The crew did a great job of locating whales and dolphins. They did their best to give us a good ride and great whale watching. The whole experience was very good and the company employees did a great job of customer service. I highly recommend this cruise.
Rating: 4
Nice 1/2 day on the boat
Wed, Jul 30, 14   12:00 PM joeligori Male 60-69 Local Individual
Had a nice 1/2 day on the boat out of Dana Point. It was a little crowded, no place to sit and no shade, but somewhat expected. Crew was helpful and it was fun watching other people fish as well. I only caught 4 small fish. Most were small and many thrown back. Only 2 or 3 good catches for the day.
Rating: 5
Wonderful Excursion
Tue, Jul 29, 14   5:00 PM StuartPowell Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We thoroughly enjoyed our sunset whale watching cruise. The ship was comfortable and well maintained. The captain was extremely knowledgeable about whales and it added a tremendous amount of depth of understanding to the experience. A great vacation experience and value!
Rating: 5
Whale watching 22nd July 2014
Tue, Jul 29, 14   2:00 PM Woolfie43 Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
This was the 2nd trip with Dana Wharf whalewatching and we were not disappointed.We saw a Blue whale, Humback whale and calf,Minke whale which was breeching,bottlenosed dolphin ,common dolphin and a sun fish.

The Captain is so knowledgeable and enthusiastic resulting in an outstanding experience and value for money,we will be back!
Rating: 5
Dana Wharf provided a great experience.
Mon, Jul 28, 14   5:30 PM williamhamme Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
The crew on the Clemente was great and treated everyone on the boat with great customer service. Will do it again.
Rating: 5
Sun, Jul 27, 14   5:00 PM Cliffbailey Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
would recommend. friendly crew. saw a blue whale, several other whales and dolphins.
Rating: 5
Excellent Family Outing
Sun, Jul 27, 14   12:45 PM SMendelsohn Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
My son quickly picked it up, even for a first timer, he caught a barracuda and bass. He is asking to go out again. Staff was patient and supportive - overall great day out at sea.
Rating: 4
Great morning of fishing
Sun, Jul 27, 14   6:30 AM parkcliff Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
We went out on a Sunday morning on a full boat. The deck crew were very helpful with advice and service in general.
Rating: 4
Twilight fishing was a treat!
Sat, Jul 26, 14   5:30 PM Ryanthomas Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Twilight fishing was a enjoyable experience for my family. Weather was perfect, sunset was great, and watching the dolphins and coastline was impressive. Fishing was not that hot but we had a great time anyway!
Rating: 4
family summertime fishing
Sat, Jul 26, 14   6:30 AM Ronparedes Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
the captain was very nice and interacted with all of us customers, but the deckhand Justin was not so nice, was not happy, I noticed when customers needed help Justin would help as if he was mad unhook their fish turn and walk back to his buddies and talk about how stupid some customer are!! When Justin unhooked customers fish he dropped it back in the ocean and walk away with out explaining why to the customers and kids .SAD ! when you take your family out and spend 245.00 dollars you expect some friendly help and understanding. w my family and I like Dana wharf but will try to avoid y boat with the deck hand JUSTIN aboard. thank you the Paredes family.
Rating: 5
Fun on the ocean
Sat, Jul 26, 14   6:30 AM colienuts Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
The boat was full but everything went according to plan. The crew was extremely helpful and wanted you to succeed. Lot of fun. Would recommend it.