Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,626 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 291 709 9 = 700 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 379 913 12 = 901 99% 4.7
Last 12 months 725 1,668 42 = 1,626 97% 4.6
All 5,708 12,122 397 = 11,725 96% 4.5
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 886 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 407 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 228 88% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 105 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 3
didn't get to c any whales
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 18, 11   12:00 PM heather6576 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
but we got to c a lot of dolphins :-)
Rating: 5
Outstanding!!
Fri, Jan 7, 11   12:00 PM mcquilter Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
Two gray whales and a pod of 1,000 common dolphin...even a few stay sea lions swimming with the pod.

Outstanding wildlife viewing!!
Rating: 5
Best christmas gift ever
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 4, 11   2:00 PM krescott73 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
I gave this to my mom as a christmas present and even before we saw the two whales she told me this was the best present she had ever received. We are already planning our next trip. We saw whales and dolphins. Also the crew was great and the captain very entertaining. You won't regret your purchase.
Rating: 4
Saw what we went to see
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 4, 11   2:00 PM sgibson35 Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We saw two Grey whales and thousands of dolphins. The crew stayed out an additional 15 min. for us to get good photos. The trip was well worth the money. My grand daughter was thrilled.
Rating: 4
good experience, despite other boats disturbing
Sat, Jan 1, 11   2:00 PM enzoellina Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
our experience was very good, but I strongly recommend you to avoid having private boats between yours and the whales. It was very disappointing.

Regards,

Enzo
Rating: 5
Fabulous trip!!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Dec 28, 10   12:00 PM jstaley4 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were staying at a beach house in Oceanside for the holidays and decided to take the Whale and Dolphin Watching trip on the Half-price Tuesday. We have been to Dana Point several times over the years and have always wanted to participate in this activity. It was a great activity for all of our family. We had 10 people in our party ranging from 7 to 64 in age. The kids loved seeing all the dolphins!!! We did not see any whales but lots of rare dolphins!!! Thanks for making this a memorable vacation!!!
Rating: 5
Very interesting and fun
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Dec 28, 10   10:00 AM toddhavens Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The boat ride was nice with many dolphin (1000's, literally), sea lions and 3 grey whales.
Rating: 5
Marvelous Experience
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Dec 28, 10   10:00 AM VandeVoort Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We found this activity on the web and decided to give it a try. We loved it from beginning to end!!! It was one of the most enjoyable experiences we have had as a extended family. It's not easy to find mutually enjoyable time for 14 people between the ages of 5 years to 65 years. This was it. The crew was kind and informative. The boat clean and comfortable. The price was fabulous. We will do it agin when we are in town.
Rating: 4
Well-led, informative, whale-watching
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Dec 28, 10   10:00 AM stevenoxley Male 20-29 Local Family With Children
My family (my sister, brother-in-law and their kids, my brother, and my mom and dad) all enjoyed this great whale-watching expedition. We got to see a bunch of dolphins and a couple of gray whales. The tour guide was very entertaining and informative.
Rating: 5
Enjoyable whale and dolphin watching experience
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Dec 28, 10   10:00 AM satishrao Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We took the 10 AM trip on a good weather day. The crew was very prompt in boarding and departing. They were very polite and friendly. They also seemed very experienced and knowledgeable, and gave us a lot of tidbits of information. We were lucky enough to spot 3 gray whales that day. We also saw hundreds of dolphins which came right next to the boat. Overall, it was a great experience and I would highly recommend this trip
Rating: 5
Fun!
Fri, Dec 24, 10   10:00 AM Balekjia Male Unspecified Local Family With Children
Crew was awesome, we had a great time!The trip was after the storm, we didn't catch anything.I'm definitley coming back!!!!!
Rating: 4
A Very Fun Trip but Potentially Disappointing
Thu, Dec 23, 10   12:00 PM trmmhwrd Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Obviously, when a person chooses to go out on the vast ocean and look for whales, there is a very good chance they won't find anything. We almost didn't. However, near the end of our tour, our tour boat discovered a pod of nearly a thousand dolphins. Even for someone like me who gets very seasick - the opportunity to be that close to a vast group of marine mammals was absolutely breath-taking and worth the misery.

Despite the risks, Dana Wharf Sportsfishing and Whale Watching is a top-rate business. We changed our tour due to rain and they made it a painless transition. Their desire to please the customer and provide them with a memorable experience is evident in the way their employees treat their clients.

It was a wonderful experience. If we had gone the entire tour without seeing something, we would have had an opportunity to reschedule. However, rescheduling isn't always an option for people. So before you spend the money, take into consideration the amount you are spending and your tolerance for the gamble. We bought our tickets on a half-price Tuesday tour which made the gamble a worh while risk to us.
Rating: 4
Made the best of a day of rough water.
Thu, Dec 23, 10   12:00 PM lambfam8 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were originally scheduled to do our tour on Tuesday, when it was pouring sheets of rain, but rescheduled it for Thursday, the first clear day in a week. Unfortunately, the ocean still had lots of waves, and everyone's stomachs were pretty queasy. Two younger members of our party "lost their lunches." Of course, the crew was doing its best to make it a good ride, but it seemed their efforts were thwarted. We couldn't find the grey whale we were seeking. In the end, they were able to redeem the trip by spotting a large pod of common dolphins. By then, all of us were feeling better physically, too, and it was a delight to see hundreds of dolphins swimming right along with the boat. All's well that ends well!
Rating: 5
Very informative and a fantastic experience.
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Dec 14, 10   2:00 PM BarbaraC7 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren (ages 8 & 10) were here in CA visiting from KY and I thought this would be a good experience for them. We happened to see the mega pod of common dolphins. The experience was beyond what words can express. The kids as well as the adults will never forget it. It happened to be a very cold day and it was overcast, but that did not put a damper on the cruise. The captain was very knowledgeable and friendly and the crew was helpful and friendly. It could not have been better! We didn't see a whale that day but it didn't matter! I would definately do this again.
Rating: 5
great family day
Sat, Nov 27, 10   12:00 PM graffeoc Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
Returning passenger, enjoyed the trip with family.