Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,368 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 178 411 7 = 404 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 323 756 14 = 742 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 617 1,400 32 = 1,368 97% 4.6
All 5,002 10,489 358 = 10,131 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 773 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 319 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 219 92% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 57 100% 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 Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 4
Fishing trip with son
Sat, Jun 13, 09   6:30 AM jcfirer Unspecified 40-49 Local Family With Children
Nice boat, service, help was all great

Fishing was very slow... will come back for more fishing adventures
Rating: 5
1/2 Day Fishing Trip with my son
Tue, Jun 9, 09   10:00 AM jwmadrid06 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We took the later 1/2 day trip, which left at 10:00 am. We got there early and were the first in line, therefore we got the first choice of fishing spots on the boat. We enjoyed the fishing trip, because it was a beautiful day and we were catching fish. The crew was good, because as soon as fishing died at 1 location we quickly moved to the next spot. We were not disappointed at the catch, although we would have been happier with more fish. The highlite of the trip was when one of the passengers caught a Halibut that weighed in at 27 lbs (biggest I've seen). The 1/2 day trip was just long enough time for me to fish and enjoy the scenery. I would recommend this trip.
Rating: 5
Great Time!
Sun, Jun 7, 09   12:30 PM toolboarder Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
Even though we didnt see any whales, this tour is still a great time. Great onboard crew, informative and accommodating. The boat is brand new too!
Rating: 3
Poor fishing
Fri, Jun 5, 09   10:00 AM Lukharsch Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
The 1/2 day trip included a good number of locals or regulars who the deck hands seemed to enjoy chatting with and the deck hands spent a lot of time fishing themselves. I dont really care if they do fish, but when one of the passengers catches a fish they should be available to assist with taking the fish off the hook and putting in their bags. The fishing was poor and it would be recommended to rotate the fishing times at the back of the boat so that all would get equal time at the best fishing spot from the boat while backed into the kelp beds. The boat was clean and the galley provided good food and service. In summary the 1/2 day experience would be graded Average at best.
Rating: 4
It was a positive experience
Fri, Jun 5, 09   10:00 AM pauljolley Male 40-49 Combination Family With Children
We would have liked to go farther out to find more fishing potential. Didn't catch much worth keeping. Maybe the boat needs a Fishfinder.
Rating: 4
Great Fishing Trip
Tue, Jun 2, 09   10:00 AM akhamil Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was my first fishing trip (but my son's 3rd) and we thought it was a good trip. The price was great, the food on the boat was great, and we met some nice people. I liked the way they rotated the fishers so that you got to fish from different parts of the boat. Also, liked that they went to different locations for more opportunities to catch something. (My son caught 5 fish!) If I would change anything it would be to start and end the trip earlier in the day. Although it says it's a half-day trip, it's from 10-3 so your day is pretty much tied up considering that you need to get there by 9 and may not get back to your destination until 4. And I would probably lessen the # of people that go on a single trip. Lines were getting tangled and there was little more than elbow room so not much room to really cast. Nevertheless, I would definitely recommend it.
Rating: 4
Very comforable . Very nice Day
Tue, Jun 2, 09   10:00 AM JoeBoland Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Trip left on time and the crew was very helpfull. It was a great day for my son and me.
Rating: 5
Family Friendly
Sun, May 31, 09   12:45 PM kylebeatty Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The Dana Wharf crew treats all passengers like a guest at a 5-star resort. They are patient with the children and helpful to everyone on their boats, regardless of their level of experience. And the Galley food is always great!
Rating: 2
It was too cold.
Sat, May 30, 09   5:30 PM crab_lover Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
May 30th was a pretty cold day. And we dont know that c that was first time for us to go fishing. I dont recommend this to family with younger kid like us.
Rating: 5
So much fun!
Wed, May 27, 09   1:00 PM dawniebelle Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My main goal in taking the cruise was to get out in the water. Unfortunately, we didn't see much in the way of marine animals (we saw 3 dolphins and a handful of sea lions), but that was fine with me since that was not our group's main goal. It was a lot of fun and I would definitely go again. The crew was great too.
Rating: 5
Fantastic, we had a great time!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Tue, May 26, 09   5:00 PM earlrussell Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were nervous at first, Dana Point was one of the cheapest charters in the area. The experiance was definitly more than we expected. Thanks to a great crew and the help and attitude they gave. When we return I won't even bother looking for another deal, I'm headed for Dana Point!
Rating: 5
Wow! What an experiace, Thank you!
Tue, May 26, 09   10:00 AM earlrussell Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The boat crew was fantastic, both in attitude and help. My son and I learn more about fishing in this one charter than over the last ten years. We caught 10 fish between us including, (2) Barracuda's!, Calico Bass, Sand Bass, Rock Fish and a Scorpion Fish! We were a little worried with the low price but I will no longer look any where else, when we come back we're headed for Dana Point!
Rating: 3
It was nice
Mon, May 25, 09   1:00 PM Butch123 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I have no comment.
Rating: 5
What a blast
Sun, May 24, 09   12:45 PM dsprague Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
This is a definite fun time. Fish were biting, crew was fantastic, cheeseburgers with onions were amazing! Dana Pride, George and crew thank you for a great trip!
Rating: 5
excellent except for parking
Sun, May 24, 09   12:45 PM phamdzung Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Is there anyway that we can park first at the designated parking lot then came into the tackle shop to get the actual parking permit then return to the car with the displayed parking permit?