Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,343 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 144 346 5 = 341 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 228 527 11 = 516 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 614 1,377 34 = 1,343 97% 4.5
All 4,831 10,094 352 = 9,742 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 747 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 325 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 210 91% 4.3 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 Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 3
AMOUNT OF TIME
Wed, Aug 11, 10   5:30 PM carrier13 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
THE FISHING TRIP WAS ADVERTISED TO BE FROM 5 :30 TO 10:30 BUT WE WERE BACK AT THE DOCK AT 9:30 ONE HOUR SHORT OTHER WISE IT WAS OK
Rating: 4
Easy and fun way to spend an evening
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Aug 11, 10   5:00 PM anabamba Female 20-29 Local Family With Children
I went with my mother, my 6 year old brother and my 76 year old grandfather. We all had a great time. Although we did not see a whale, we did see many dolphins.

I loved the evening cruis at from 5pm-7pm. It was just long enough. The people on board are nice and friendly.
Rating: 5
Pure Surgar Loves Dana Wharf Sportfishing
Wed, Aug 11, 10   12:00 PM karenkyle22 Male Under 20 Local Group of Friends
I am in the Pure surgar fishing crew i know all four of us love Dana Wharf Sportfishing, the deckhands are helpful, the fishing is usely good, and the boats are keep in good condition
Rating: 4
Fun trip!!
Wed, Aug 11, 10   10:00 AM chlorine53 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
We had such a fun time on this fishing trip. 5 hours is plenty when you have a child under 5! Only drawback was that it was a little crowded. We had this group with lots of kids all around us, almost getting us with their hooks because they weren't paying attention. Granted this isn't the fishing boat's problem, but never heard anyone warning them to be careful. Only reason for 4 stars. But other than that, the staff was great. Just wish we caught more fish! =)
Rating: 4
Phenomenal whale watching!
Tue, Aug 10, 10   5:00 PM Jper8541 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
This was our second trip on the Dana Pride for whale watching and we had a great time. Great views of a BLUE WHALE and some dolphins. We loved the trip....
Rating: 5
Once in a lifetimet
Tue, Aug 10, 10   5:00 PM cande24 Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
The whalewatching trip was amazing. We got to see a bluewhale the entire trip. We also saw dolphins up close. The captain was great. He made sure we liked the experience and knew a lot about whales. I would definitely go back! Loved the experience!
Rating: 5
Catermaran Adventure
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 10, 10   2:00 PM xtexgran6 Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This was one of the better Whale Watching tours we have been on. We saw Blue Whales, Dolphins & Sea Lions. Crew quite nice.
Rating: 5
Wonderful Experience!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 10, 10   2:00 PM carinh Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had an absolutely wonderful experience on the Catamaran Whale Watch trip. The boat was comfortable and clean, the crew were awesome and very knowledgable. We spent about 45 minutes viewing the blue whale - with our guide giving us great info about the whale. Then on the way back to the harbor, we encountered a pod of common dolphins that swan right under the catamaran and out in front of us - it was exciting to see them skim along right under the water, and leaping out of the water in front of us. Exciting and exhilerating! We would definetly do this trip again.
Rating: 5
AWESOME!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 10, 10   12:00 PM froglady Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a wonderful trip in "natures" aquarium. An experience we will never forget. The beauty of the animals in their natural habitat was a site to see. We saw bottle nose dolphins, a blue whale and sea lions. My kids wanted to go again the next day that is how impressed they were at ages 6,9 and 10. Didn't care for the hefty price on food items, but that is not why we went!
Rating: 5
One of the Highlights of our Trip
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 10, 10   10:00 AM dennispyle Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were on a trip with two of our grandsons (13 and 14). I had read the reviews and scheduled us for Tuesday morning. This tour more than met every expectation I had hoped. We saw dolphins, bottle nose porpoises leaping out of the wake 5-6 ft. into the air, and 3 grey whales. The last whale was massive making me a bit nervous, since we were quite close. This whale ended his show by diving and exposing his entire tail. I felt this show was better than what I had experienced in Glacier Bay, Alaska.

Thanks for a great time and also for the opportunity to take advantage of a great savings program.
Rating: 4
Great experience
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Mon, Aug 9, 10   5:00 PM gnucci Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Family With Children
Gotta go, gotta see. Have fun!
Rating: 5
Great!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Aug 8, 10   5:00 PM dawnjdarnall Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
let me get this out of the way: when my fiance exited the boat, the plate connecting the boat to the ramp kept lifting. One of the tour operators would step on the plate as each passenger exited instead of steadily standing on the thing. But his timing was less than perfect and my fiance's big toe got under the business end of this plate. Not broken it seems, but quite painful for a couple of days. If it had been a child's toe, the result would have been worse. Please fix this before someone truly gets hurt!

As for the tour itself: wonderful!

I'd like to say that it was a little kid who had the thrill of a lifetime seeing the blue whale surface 5 times.... but it was my fiance who had always wanted to see a blue whale and talked of little else every weekend after the recent local articles. Every year when the blue whales came to dana point, he'd want to see one. For years. This year... finally! The tour guide said it was one of the best sightings ever. I'd have been happy just with the dolphins! This weekend, our 7 year old niece wants to go. Thanks for a great tour!
Rating: 4
Great experience
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Aug 8, 10   5:00 PM mpeoples Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
This was a very pleasant experience and having tried to book a trip at Newport Beach with all the hassles of parking and crowds - the experience at Dana Point was SO MUCH BETTER. Will not hesitate to recommend this experience to others!!
Rating: 4
Def worth da $
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Aug 8, 10   5:00 PM Pauly723 Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
We saw several whales n lots of dolphins n it was awesome weather. The guides were chill, couldn't really ask for more.
Rating: 5
A lot of fun
Sun, Aug 8, 10   12:00 PM donlee Male 30-39 Local Individual
I didn't know what to expect but I was very surprised by the trip. Even though there is no guarantee that you'll find a blue whale, the boat captains did a wonderful job scouring every part of the sea to find one.

We ended up finding a lot of common dolphins, a sunfish and a blue whale. It was an informative, fun cruise that I would highly recommend. You come away with a greater sense of sea life and how close they are to Orange County. I'm glad I went on the trip because I came away with some awesome photos and video footage that I will always treasure.