Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,372 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 85 198 3 = 195 99% 4.6
Last 6 months 226 483 15 = 468 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 624 1,410 38 = 1,372 96% 4.5
All 5,416 11,408 388 = 11,020 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
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Rating
% Positive Average
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 751 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 309 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 228 87% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 84 100% 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Really fantastic 2 hours!
Fri, Sep 23, 11   2:00 PM kathyshannon Female 50-59 Local Other
The boat was great and the Captain seemed very nice. Michelle Anderson and her group made this an unforgettable journey. Dolphins stayed with us all day and we saw two blue whales. The only thing I would have wished is for the Captain to have been able to shut off the engine when we were so close to the whales. But, no complaints. I look forward to going again!
Rating: 5
Whales & dolphins! You've got to see them!
Tue, Apr 1, 14   10:00 AM KathyRyan Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our family has been vacationing at the beach for many years but this was the first time during the whale migration. Our group of 7, ages 13 to 70 all had special moments on this trip. We saw several whales and experienced one breaching. An unexpected highlight was traveling with a large dolphin pod which appeared to be feeding. Our captain had observed the pod on our way to view the whales and made sure we got up close and saw them on the way back.

Every member of the crew that we met wished us a good morning and made us feel very welcome; smiles all around. The captain and crew were very professional and the boat was very clean and well maintained. As we were first in line we got to go to the bow of the boat which was one of the best places to watch the sea life. Also it was one of the more windy places to be so we were happy to have brought hooded sweatshirts and jackets.

On another note, parking was very close and convienent and we were taken care of very well at the ticket desk.

I would have no reservation about recommending Dana Wharf for a whale watching tour.
Rating: 5
Definitely worth the trip!
Sat, Jul 18, 15   10:00 AM kathykramer Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Loved going from Dana Point - easy access and free parking get the adventure off to a great start!
Rating: 5
Absolutely wonderful experience.
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, May 30, 12   2:00 PM kathykramer Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I had family visiting so it was a spur of the moment decision to go. Everyone had a great time - so relaxing - We enjoyed the dolphins - this is a great memory maker!
Rating: 3
very rough waters
Sat, Jun 7, 08   1:00 PM kathyguest Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I think it might have been too rough to go out the day I went out. I threw up twice as did a couple of other people, this is AFTER taking dramamine, so it was really rough - several people fell down because the water was so choppy. I saw several dolphin, but not what I was expecting exactly. No whales in sight. The staff was extremely nice and friendly though and I enjoyed talking with them.
Rating: 5
A very pleasant experience
Mon, Jan 9, 12   12:00 PM KathyEdwards Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We thoroughly enjoyed the whale watching experience. Of course, it helped that we were able to follow a grey whale for about 1/2 an hour, and observed a school of 60 or more dolphins, finalized by viewing a small group of a larger species of dolpins. The captain of the boat shared knowledge regarding the different sea creatures we observed, which enhanced the experience. All in all, I would reccommend it and would do it again.
Rating: 5
awesome
Sat, Mar 1, 14   8:00 AM KathrynVCoop Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Saw whales!!
Rating: 5
Fantastic Trip!!
Sat, Mar 22, 14   11:30 AM KathrynHope Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
We saw 4 gray whales and hundreds of dolphin, the whales and dolphin were jumping around together. Way cool. Captain was great, so was his crew. Great hospitality. Well worth the extra money, the other boats looked overcrowded.
Rating: 5
Wonderful!!!!
Sun, Mar 14, 10   12:00 PM KathrynG Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
My husband and myself were very much thrilled with whole experience. We had previously gone out of San Pedro and Newport Beach. Although the drive from Placentia was farther the overall experience was super!!! We found that the boat was clean and maintained, the staff friendly and very informative when it came to the whole experience. We did not feel crowded into a small space to observe the whales and dolphins. I would actually recommend this Whale Watching Cruise to all my friends. Thanks for the wonderful time on the sea!!!!
Rating: 5
Great Day on the Water
Sun, Feb 10, 13   12:00 PM kathleenroot Female 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
We had a very nice day....checked in with the staff...very freiendly...the captain of the boat took a great effort to find whales for us to observe..we would definately use this company again
Rating: 5
A great couple of hours out at sea.
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Dec 28, 10   2:00 PM kathleenayr Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Although we didn't spot any whales, the crew made sure that we spent plenty of time with the dolphins. A great deal on half price Tuesday. Captain pushed/advertised his DVD a bit too much though. Definately worth the 2 hours time and money spent for this trip :)
Rating: 3
No whales
Wed, Dec 23, 09   10:00 AM KatharinaE Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We are from New England and I've never seen a whale on the MANY trips I've been on...I was pumped to finally HOPEFULLY see one but we didn't, oh well! Maybe next time!
Rating: 5
I loved this boat trip.
Sat, Sep 22, 12   9:00 AM Katerinam Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
I loved this boat trip. It was a very nice celebration of the equinox with the dolphins, great people, friends and music. The captain took us straight to the dolphins and made our experience very magical.
Rating: 5
great fun!
Sat, Feb 21, 15   4:00 PM KategSmith Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We saw whales and appreciated the captain's sharing of his knowledge about their behavior and their presence just off the Dana Point headlands. It was a lovely experience and I look forward to doing it again.
Rating: 5
These guys know what they're doing!
Wed, Nov 5, 14   2:00 PM kat92115 Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our trip was wonderful - easy to book and we left on time. The boat had more than enough room on it for everyone to sit comfortably and see everything that was to be seen. My husband and I took our daughter and her fiancee' and we all had a wonderful time. The captain knew exactly where to go to find marine life. We saw a humpback whale and several hundred common dolphin. The trip would have been relaxing and worthwhile on its own, nut seeing such amazing creatures up close was incredible. Our daughter is a professional photographer and she captured some fabulous shots that will help us to always remember this adventure. WE would most certainly do this again.