Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,326 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 206 482 7 = 475 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 275 633 13 = 620 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 608 1,358 32 = 1,326 97% 4.5
All 4,905 10,255 354 = 9,901 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 759 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 311 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 205 90% 4.3 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
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
Rating: 5
The crew was very engaged and helpful
Fri, Oct 31, 14   10:00 AM ToddVoss Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
The crew was very attentive to everyone on the boat and excursion. They were very accessible and helpful with repairing broken lines to helping all with catching fish. I highly recommend this charter service.
Rating: 5
Great Whale and Dolphin Watching Trip
Mon, Oct 27, 14   2:00 PM tpmpres Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Our trip was exciting as we saw both a humpback whale and a blue whale. The Captain spent extra time following the blue whale and id a great job of telling us about the characteristics of the different whales we were seeing.
Rating: 5
Well worth your time!!
Sun, Oct 26, 14   12:00 PM kellycompton Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had such a great time on our tour. It was a lot of fun and look forward to doing this again. We will be visiting the Southern California area again in the Spring with our children and grandchildren, we will be booking this tour again, I know the kids will love it. Even though we did not see any whales on our tour, we did see plenty of dolphins and sea lions. It was great to be out on the ocean on such a beautiful day. I can't say enough good about our experience.
Rating: 4
Enjoyable boat trip
Sat, Oct 25, 14   2:00 PM MikeCW Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
The kids enjoyed seeing the dolphins and searching for the young whale which we saw, sadly, right at the end. The crew were great though, and ran over time to get us a sighting. If we were staying in CA longer we'd have rebooked for the 50% off offer in the hope of seeing whales another day.
Rating: 5
Great day, informative captain
Fri, Oct 24, 14   2:00 PM DHJacobson Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Mission accomplished, saw two whales. Crew was fun and professional, and captain was informative
Rating: 5
A great policy
Tue, Oct 21, 14   4:00 PM ronegilbert Male 70+ Unspecified Unspecified
We were not fortunate enough to see a whale but Dana Wharf has a great policy of issuing a free return visit at your convenience, doesn't expire. Can't do better than that... The boat was clean and comfortable and the crew did everything they could to get us a whale. We would recommend this tour to anyone.
Rating: 4
Fantastic time with Family
Wed, Oct 15, 14   4:00 PM SamPaget Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a great time with the Dolphins and saw a couple of whales too. The skipper did a great job! This was a lot of fun! The Dolphins were swimming right along the boat. As we came back to the marina the sunset was wonderful!
Rating: 4
Good, if pricey whale/dolphin watching excursion
Sun, Oct 12, 14   2:00 PM sowiusa Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Individual
Decent enough experience - clean boat, good overall service. The boat confidently steams out and finds a group of dolphins just off the coast, stays there for a while (dolphins are fun to watch but very common!) and then goes off for an hour or so searching for whales or anything else interesting. It's nature and of course hit and miss. Going from the observation log on their website they're pretty honest about something like one in four boats seeing any larger mammals than the dolphins. Then at some point they give up and swing about and return to port. You got to see whales - the dolphins - so what's your complaint? At the price paid I would have liked a slightly longer excursion, or some kind of organized spotting effort to increase chance of exotic encounters. But I guess for most passengers the duration is fine.
Rating: 4
excellent trip
Mon, Oct 6, 14   4:00 PM rkilsby Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Individual
Saw some 75 sperm whales! Staff very pleasant and professional. All in all a great experience.
Rating: 1
bad spot
Sat, Oct 4, 14   6:30 AM aksenzhd Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
We were on half day trip. For the whole 5 hours all you hear is other people complaining why we werent going further out. Only fiah that was caught in a boat was like a feet long bass. Captai. Couldve drove out for 1.30hour and let us enjoy catching bigger fish but he styck close to the shore. Only 40ft. My friends and I will never go again
Rating: 5
excellent trip, well run, good subject knowledge,
Thu, Oct 2, 14   11:00 AM fhquinn Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
excellent trip. Will take again in the future