Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,335 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 140 338 4 = 334 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 239 558 13 = 545 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 609 1,368 33 = 1,335 97% 4.5
All 4,822 10,075 351 = 9,724 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 749 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 315 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 Reviewer Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Invisible whales but a nice crew.
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 13, 10   2:00 PM AJHayes Male 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
The wind was blowing hard and as a result the blues and dolphins followed the food farther north or south than we could. Critters. What are ya gonna do? The crew couldn't have been more friendly. The boat was neat and clean. We got our tickets back to use another day. I'd recommend this outing for anyone. Excellent service.
Rating: 4
We all enjoyed it!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 13, 10   10:00 AM 4graham12 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a group of 17 from little kids to grandparents and we all enjoyed the boat trip. The boat was roomy and not packed and we could move around. We did not see whales, but there were many, many dolphins and we got to see two different kinds.
Rating: 4
Enjoyable 2 hours
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 13, 10   10:00 AM scblum Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a wonderful trip. We went on a 2 hr whale watching tour. Unfortunately we didn't see any whales, but did see a couple types of dolphins and some sea lions. Regardless, the day was lovely and the boat operators were professional, informative and very nice.
Rating: 3
A different experience
Sat, Jul 10, 10   6:30 AM Jarvisboys Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Dana Wharf fishing has always provided my two young boys and I with the great experiences. That is, up until now. We have been on 4 different trips.

Clemente Awesome!

Our first three excursions were on the "Clemente." The captain of the Clemente will not hesitate to trolley around to find the best area if one location isn't getting anything. With his recommendations on bait for the best bite, to how deep to drop your line, you are constantly being assisted either by the Captain himself or his crew.

Sum Fun....Not so fun!

On my last outing, I put together a 12 person party on the "Sum Fun." We got to our first location, and that's where we stayed the whole day. We were accompanied by 3 or 4 sea lions that continuously robbed us of bait and catch. Also the fish were not really biting in that location. I was expecting the captain to pull up anchor and get us to a better local, but it never happened. It's a good thing I had bought Hot Dogs and Hamburgers for our Bar-B-Que after. I completely understand that you don't always catch the fish you want, however, it would have nice if they could have at least looked for a bettter local.

Bottom line, if you get on the Clemente you'll surely enjoy it. If you end up on the "Sum Fun," You could be headed for disappointment.
Rating: 5
Excellent service
Thu, Jul 8, 10   5:30 PM rosspurdy Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
We had a terrific time on our family fishing trip and always choose to go through Dana Point fishing because of its excellent services and convenience.
Rating: 4
The kids loved it!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 6, 10   10:00 AM Deannealder Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The kids had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the huge pod of dolphins. They were somewhat disappointed not to see whales, but we knew that was a strong possibility. A little chilly for july, but overall a nice day.
Rating: 5
Good fishing for kids
Mon, Jul 5, 10   12:00 PM PTraynor Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Well, this is the second time within a month my son and his friend went. My son invited another friend as well. Although we did not catch as many mackeral as we did before, the red tide was gone and we caught a croker, a big sheephead, and a couple of calico bass. We caught about 5 mackeral and two smelt we thought were big enough to keep. This time, I think the crew was heavier. They had one new guy who I thought was more into work than ensuring the beginner to more advanced fisherman had a good experience. For example, he was a bit rude when he knew we were going to keep our mackeral and smelt. He could have been nicer. The other two young crew members though were equally as hard working and as friendly and helpful as they were the time before. The captain was great as well as he was last time. He seemed interested in the customers having a good time by catching fish with as much help from their crew as possible.

I will try to get my own equipment next time as renting for four people at $12 each gets expensive.

I will definitely keep this adventure on my list of things to do and I will recommend our scout troop go on this soon.
Rating: 5
excellent whale aventure
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Jul 4, 10   4:00 PM christine168 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
It was a great opportunity to see the Blue Whale in this ocean adventure; however, we didn't see the Humback Whale during this trip. It was a great exlperience with our family and the kids even my 7 years old boy was having a seasickness, but he enjoyed it so much!! You will like this aventure.
Rating: 4
Half day fishing trip
Fri, Jul 2, 10   10:00 AM Walter_Wyman Male 40-49 Local Individual
The boat was clean and in good order. I haven't been aboard a Dana boat for some time and was less then thrilled to see the Capt. But I was thrilled to see that there has been some changes in the way boats are run and the crew were really helpful. Had a great time caught a load of fish!! The only problem was that the regulars on the boat seemed a little rude, and it seemed that they we catered to just a tad! but all in all great time and good fishing!! Thanks for the trip I should be back again.....
Rating: 3
June Whale Watching
Tue, Jun 29, 10   5:00 PM koswalt Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The crew was extremely nice and helpful. I didn't know there were no seats on the main level and my husband was in a wheelchair so we couldn't go above or below where the seats were which meant standing for 2 hours solid. Not easy with a bad back. We only saw a few dolphins which was nobody's fault. I doubt I will do it again.
Rating: 5
Great Entertainment
Sat, Jun 26, 10   5:30 PM briansaben Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
An extremely memorable night. The crew were super friendly and most helpful. My son and I caught fish and just had a great time. I would reccomend all dads to spend some time fishing and bonding with their kid. A night to remember. Cant wait to do it again. - Brian from Irvine
Rating: 5
Fri, Jun 25, 10   12:00 PM 1969maria Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We had so much fun we went twice! We didn't see any whales but we saw so many dolphins it was worth every penny and every second. The crew is so nice too. We will definitely go again!
Rating: 4
fun 1/2 day trip with kids - different/exciting
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jun 22, 10   12:00 PM Dwesting Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
graeat fun for all

- wonderful mix of the ocean's beauty, knowledge from the crew, and pleasant day in the wonderful sun
Rating: 5
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Mon, Jun 21, 10   5:00 PM terryhudecek Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had an awesome trip! We were hoping to see a blue whale, but instead saw a pod of orcas which included a baby!! We took this trip last June and saw a blue whale!! Two great experiences!!
Rating: 5
What a Blast!!!
Sun, Jun 20, 10   12:45 PM marlau Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
This fishing trip was a Father's Day gift for my husband. We had an absolute blast! Our son caught his first fish, a Calico Bass, which was filleted on the boat by the wonderful crew! We took it home, cooked it and it was delicious! Although that was our only keeper, we thoruoughly enjoyed the weather, the time out on the ocean and the professionalism of the crew! My husband told me later that this was the best gift I have ever given him. Time with his children doing one of his favorite things! Thank you so much for a wonderful time!