Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,456 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 107 221 8 = 213 96% 4.4
Last 6 months 321 703 27 = 676 95% 4.5
Last 12 months 656 1,494 38 = 1,456 96% 4.5
All 5,339 11,232 385 = 10,847 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 834 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 349 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 220 86% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 53 100% 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 Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Fabulous and Insprirational Family Outing
Fri, Aug 24, 12   10:00 AM sdachgruber7 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We scored! I took my mom and my 4-year old on the whale-watching trip and it was magical. Captain Todd and his crew were informative and enthusiastic and couldn't have been better hosts. We saw approximately 10 whales multiple times which include 4 blue whales and there is nothing more inspiring than seeing such incredible animals in their natural habitats. Thank you for an unforgettable time - we'll be back soon.
Rating: 5
Had a Whale of a time!!!
Fri, Aug 24, 12   10:00 AM vpfishman Male 40-49 Local Other
Best whale watching in years! 15 minutes out of habor and non stop action for an hour and a half.
Rating: 4
The Sum Fun Half Day
Fri, Aug 24, 12   6:30 AM MBYosh Male 40-49 Local Other
The captain and crew worked very hard to help the customers catch fish. I thought they did a great job

of helping everyone. The boat caught a good amount of fish for only a half day excursion. would go again.
Rating: 5
Excellent Service!
Wed, Aug 22, 12   12:00 PM kewlteacher Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had an amazing day whale watching! We saw about 6-10 whales (never know which are the same!) It was beautiful! We also had some playful dolphins swimming with our boat. And speaking of boat, it was smooth, clean and not crowded. The 2 captains were full of information about what we were seeing and gave us an amazing day. Getting the tickets online using Zerve was easy! Would highly recommend this company!
Rating: 3
Long boat ride with 2 stops for fishing.
Mon, Aug 20, 12   6:30 AM markseymour4 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
We stopped only 2 times to fish & caught more birds than fish on 1st stop. Pretty much the same on the 2nd but had to deal with 2 seals also.
Rating: 5
A perfect Sunday morning!
Sun, Aug 19, 12   10:00 AM damoknight Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We sailed at 10 on the Ocean Adventure. After hearing tales of the 20 whales that had been spotted the previous day we hoped we would be lucky. And lucky we were!

After travelling for approximately 30 minutes the action began. Firstly a few juvenile sun fish, followed by a hammer head shark and then the main event. The captain had spotted 2 blue whales and while they submerged he gave a brief introduction to what we were about to see. Once they re-surfaced the engines were stopped and we spent 15 minutes with one of the whales as she circled and went below us. Amazing! We had a quick look at the other whale and then started our return. On our return we saw plenty of dolphins and an adult sun fish.

The boat was clean and a perfect size for the amount of people in the group. The crew was knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the wildlife. A perfect way to spend a Sunday morning!
Rating: 5
Half price Tuesday is very good value for money
Tue, Aug 14, 12   2:00 PM vrstedman Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Unspecified
My family with three children (10, 8, 7) joined a half price Tuesday trip

We found and followed a juvenile blue whale for about 30 minutes with lots of sightings from about 40m away

The view was good and it was a great experience

Thoroughly rexcomended

The children loved it
Rating: 5
Awesome Activity!
Tue, Aug 14, 12   12:00 PM JenJensen Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our party of 5 enjoyed a 2 hr whale watching tour out of the Dana Point Harbor... it was awesome! My college age daughter asked if we were doing this just to kill time, and as it turns out this was one of her favorite activities of our entire trip! We saw dolphins w/their babies, grey whales and a seal or sea lion. The 12pm cruise wasn't crowded, the crew were friendly and we took lunch aboard with us. I highly recommend the 2hrs trip for families w/kids (along with some meclazine... non-drowsy medication for motion sickness). Everyone did great!

Ordering tickets online for half price Tuesday was a bonus! We will definitely do this again.
Rating: 5
A great day with the Family!
Tue, Aug 14, 12   10:00 AM Esmalte3 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
If you want to spend some quality educational time with your family, you must go on this adventure! The people were friendly and knowledgeable. We saw dolphins, sea lions, and 4 whales! And best of all, if by chance you don't see any whales or dolphins, you had a great day out on the water and are invited back for the next venture at half price to get to do it again! This is the third event that we have sailed with Dana Wharf SportsFishing and Whale Watching and we have been happy with their service every time!
Rating: 5
Great way to build Memories and fun with the kids
Sun, Aug 12, 12   12:45 PM KAHFETKA Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Perfect getaway for kids and adults, lots of fun , many pictures and our share of discovery time. The crew were helpful , polite and charismatic. Great Trip...:))) Thank you very much and see you soon
Rating: 4
pretty good gtaff great job
Sat, Aug 11, 12   12:00 PM tsl123 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
wish we stay out longeer
Rating: 4
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, Aug 10, 12   10:00 AM Wwinters Male 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
We saw whale's and the boat operator even stayed a little longer then the tour was scheduled for so we could watch them!
Rating: 5
wonderful experience
Tue, Aug 7, 12   5:00 PM mbentson Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We saw a Blue Whale, many Dolphin and stayed out a bit longer as we were the last boat of the day. Captain explains marine life and thier habits etc.. Kids loved it. Could use more seating (for me being a bit older) but overall a good experience.
Rating: 4
That was exactly fun.
Tue, Aug 7, 12   10:00 AM syamaguchi Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We enjoyed the whale watching and it was very close to whale than expected. So it was very exiting and fun.

Actually this entertainment seems much depend on how long we can watch whale and dolphin, and on weather so we were quite lucky.
Rating: 5
Very fun. Saw several blue whales
Tue, Aug 7, 12   10:00 AM uclalittler Male 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
Good quality Captain explained a lot about the whales. He also took us by some common dolphins which was a lot of fun.