Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,376 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 202 478 8 = 470 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 311 735 11 = 724 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 618 1,405 29 = 1,376 97% 4.6
All 4,974 10,431 355 = 10,076 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 788 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 312 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 216 92% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 60 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Had a great time
Tue, Jun 14, 11   5:00 PM alaska23 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We loved everything about the trip. I have been out whale watching before and have never seen a whale. I hope that a large percentage of the time people see whales and I am just not lucky. Or maybe we should name the trip dolphin watching.
Rating: 4
Lots of dolphins, no whales (past season?)
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jun 14, 11   11:00 AM jackmom1112 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The experience on the boat was great, and we saw a huge (super pod?) of dolphins, which was wonderful. We did not know that we were actually really past the blue whale season, or we might not have booked the cruise. Not a big deal, but probably would have factored into our choice of this as a family activity. Overall, we had a good time.
Rating: 5
Enjoyed Whale Watching Adventure
Sat, Jun 11, 11   12:00 PM MarcRayC Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
Even though we didn't see any whales, I still thoroughly enjoyed ALL the dolphins we were able to see. I can't remember his name, but the gentleman who told us all about what we were seeing was very nice and engaging. Would do it again
Rating: 4
Clean boat and nice staff
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jun 7, 11   12:00 PM pablopep Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
This trip was the perfect amount of time - 2 hours. Although we didn't see a whale, it was nice to be out on the ocean on a nice boat on a warm sunny day. We saw lots of dolphins and the captain was very informative about the sea life that we encountered. Overall it was a pleasant day.
Rating: 5
Great Trip and Great Experience!!!
Thu, Jun 2, 11   10:00 AM CPalacio Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My girlfriend and I were visiting from Oklahoma. We both love to fish and this was no exception. The service we received while on the boat was great. Everyone was quick to help and they moved around for better chances at catching fish. We joined the jackpot and came close to winning. It was a great experience and we would do it again. We would also recommend this experience to anyone coming to the area. A really great time!!!
Rating: 4
Keep their promise
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Mon, May 30, 11   12:00 PM KatjaHaus Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Due to the weather , our trip had to be rescheduled and we received a phone message and e-mail. Unfortunately we did not see dolphins or whales on our trip this time, but did receive our "whale checks" to come back for another try. The crew was very nice and we still enjoyed our trip out to sea.
Rating: 5
Excellent Trip
Sun, May 15, 11   12:45 PM voodoovo Male 40-49 Local Individual
Trip was pleasant , the crew were extraordinary helpful!!!
Rating: 4
1/2-Day Trips great for the kids
Sun, May 15, 11   12:45 PM signboydan Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Dana Wharf does an excellent job of getting the kids involved on these 12-day trips, especially the 12:45 Sunday trips. If you want more room and less kids, try the morning or twilight trips, or the 3/4 day trips.

Tip: Use a 3 to 4 oz. torpedo weight and dropper-loop setup on these trips and you won't get tangled up as much...
Rating: 5
Sun, May 15, 11   6:30 AM voodoovo Male 40-49 Local Individual
The weather was windy and fishing was tough; however, the crew made it a very enjoyable trip! I am looking forward to going out to Dana Point Wharf Sport fishing many more times!!!
Rating: 2
Bad Night of Fishing
Fri, May 13, 11   5:30 PM scworx Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
My son and I go out a lot on the 1/2 day boats. Dana Wharf sent out a email $20 off coupon for twilight fishing for Friday night. Since the fish count was up the night before, I thought it would be a good night to go out with my son. I was bummed when I saw that it was on the Reel Fun. They have no galley for guests to escape the weather or cold or to take a break. It was a very slow night. Hardly any hits at all and then it got cold and windy. I caught one short Calico and no other bites the whole night. There were 2 or 3 keepers the whole night. Just the wrong night to go. It can only get better from here. However, I'll stick to day boats if twilight is on the Reel Fun.
Rating: 5
Best value in California
Mon, May 2, 11   2:00 PM nolamay Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I loved this activity from start to finish. Even without seeing any whales as this was off season and I was warned of that, the boat ride up the coast was so enjoyable. We did end up tracking into several PODS of dolphins. Being from Florida and an avid boater- Still that was the most dolphins I have ever seen in my life. What FUN! Crew and office folks were very knowledgable and helpful. The boat ride alone was worth the money at a very reasonable price. THANKS !
Rating: 5
Great trip for your buck
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Apr 27, 11   12:00 PM parsonsjr Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My family & I had a wonderful time, lot's of fun. Very knowable crew with a great atsmostphere. Would highly recommend this trip for everyone that likes great outdoor fun. We'll be coming back asap.

Loved it!!!!!!!
Rating: 3
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Apr 26, 11   10:00 AM ADILIAC43 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Rating: 5
Great Experience; Highly recommended
Fri, Apr 22, 11   12:00 PM mkairis Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
My husband and I had our 2 nephews in town from Chicago (ages 14 & 17); since it was too cold for the beach, yet we wanted to get them near the ocean, we thought this would be a great way - affordable and on the water. We didn't know what to expect as far as the wildlife, but we hit the jackpot - whale, pod of 100's of dolphins, sea lions and then a mother whale w/calf - the experience was amazing and the pictures incredible - they look like something you'd see on TV. On the flip side, my sister was in with her family (3 boys, ages 8-11) a month ago, and they did this. Unfortunately, they didn't see any marine life. However, they did get 2 hours out on the ocean and got their money back (just as it was promised ). While the experiences were on the both ends of the spectrum in regards to the marine life seen, the experiences were both great. I have already recommended it to some friends @ work and I will be doing this again!
Rating: 5
Two great experiences!
Thu, Apr 21, 11   2:00 PM BLecuona Unspecified 40-49 Combination Group of Friends
We recently brought friends visiting from Pittsburgh on a whale watching trip. The adults and kids enjoyed it completely. We were lucky enough to follow a mother whale with her baby for a long time, and to top it off, they were joined by several bottle nose dolphin! I could not have been happier to share the experience with my good friends! A once in a lifetime experience for many!