Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,426 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 213 479 19 = 460 94% 4.5
Last 6 months 401 921 25 = 896 96% 4.6
Last 12 months 639 1,465 39 = 1,426 97% 4.6
All 5,236 11,020 377 = 10,643 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 829 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 366 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 184 85% 4.0 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 47 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Amazing to see magnificent grey whales live!
Sun, Feb 17, 08   2:00 PM roowohoo Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The captain of our Whale Watching trip has been doing this since 1989. He is extremely knowledgeable and I felt he still was in awe after seeing these magnificent creatures so many times. He know where to go and how to approach the whales. The crowd was wonderful and they don't overcrowd the boat. I thoroughly enjoyed the views of Dana Point and San Clemente as well. I came away with new wonder and appreciation for God's amazing creatures. Worth it!
Rating: 5
Terrific even when the whales don't show up
Sat, Feb 16, 08   4:00 PM Jomastew Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We are always happy to travel with the folks from the Dana Wharf Whale Watching excursions. This was probably about our 6th trip and our first sunset cruise. The crew is friendly and knowledgeable. The ship is clean and enjoyable. This cruise was not too crowded, so there were plenty of seats below and above (I do wish they had a few more seats on the boat).

We did come upon a large pod of bottle nose dolphin -- this was our first encounter with them, as we usually have seen the common dolphin. We were given much time to enjoy them, photograph them and watch them play with the ship. There was no mention from the PA about not being able to find a whale -- I wish they had clarified that. But we also know that whale sightings are down this season.

Last stop was to visit the sea lions that take refuge on a red buoy in the water, and they always delight the kids. This was a birthday gift for our daughter, and her request to take out the cruise again. We will be back as many times as our schedule allows and highly recommend it to all.
Rating: 5
Sat, Feb 16, 08   12:00 PM lanalana Female 40-49 Combination Family With Children
We had a great time and I already recommended your web sit to others I know.



Rating: 5
Great! Would do it again.
Sat, Feb 16, 08   12:00 PM pattichad12 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Rating: 5
Very enjoyable
Sat, Feb 16, 08   12:00 PM BelindaG Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Crew was nice, curteous and informative. We are planning to return during the summer to hopefully see Blue Whales.
Rating: 5
Always awesome in Dana Point
Sat, Feb 16, 08   12:00 PM sharonfry Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Great adventure. Great day. Beautiful. Save the Oceans. Don't pollute.
Rating: 5
highly recommend
Sat, Feb 16, 08   10:00 AM tmulford Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
We had a great time! We didn't even have to go far off shore before we spotted the first whale. The dolphins were the most exciting part of the trip. I plan to go again when the blue whales are here!
Rating: 4
Good experience
Fri, Feb 15, 08   12:00 PM Reksb12 Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
This was a fun event. We didn't see any whales or dolphins, but the whale check with a promise for a future ride softened the blow of that. :) We came in the middle of the day on a weekday, so it was comfortable and not crowded on the boat. Good crew, fun little event for out-of-towners.
Rating: 5
Had a great time.
Fri, Feb 15, 08   12:00 PM CathyDecker Female 50-59 Local Unspecified
On our first trip out it was very windy and we saw absolutely nothing. But Dana Wharf whale watching gave us vouchers good for a year. We returned the next day to beautiful weather and we saw two whales and watched them for about 30 minutes. On our way back we found a huge pod of dolphins (over 100) and they were spectacular.

Great trip and very informative.
Rating: 2
Not Worth It
Fri, Feb 15, 08   10:00 AM krdolkas Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
We spent two hours on a boat to see barley anything. I understand that they cannot do anything about how many whales you see or where the whales will be, but all we saw was the top of a whale and then turned around and went home. It was not even close to worth the amount we paid. I'm surprised we didn't get a free voucher after we wasted two hours to see nothing. I definitely would not do that again.
Rating: 5
Loved it!
Fri, Feb 15, 08   10:00 AM abbyskye Female Under 20 Combination Couple on a Date
I was super excited It was my first time fishing in the ocean and it was pretty cold, I would suggest waiting until it's a little warmer outside before heading out, but other than that it was a lot of fun! We caught about 7 fish, two of which we were able to take home and I left with a nice sun burn, don't forget to wear sunscreen!!
Rating: 4
fun time!
Fri, Feb 15, 08   10:00 AM deedaday Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
Great day, had fun. Saw 2 whales, wish they were a bit closer but had a good time.
Rating: 4
Looking forward to going again!
Thu, Feb 14, 08   4:00 PM tawnyamahre Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
I planned for my boyfriend and I to go on the Valentine's day sunset tour. While we didn't see any whales, we did see sealions and seals and had a great time. The staff was great from checking in to seeing us off the boat. We are looking forward to going again!
Rating: 4
Good experience
Thu, Feb 14, 08   2:00 PM KarenHend Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a good time. We didn't get to see any whales but saw plenty of dolphins and the crew made sure we had plenty of opportunities to take photographs. The crew also had cookies downstairs for Valentine's Day for free! Our day was windy, rainy and rough water but we enjoyed ourselves.
Rating: 5
Wonderful Experience
Thu, Feb 14, 08   12:00 PM lilacelena Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
The crew was very friendly and knowledgeable, the boat was clean and well maintained (especially the bathrooms which were spotless), and the experience was a total pleasure. We didn't see any whales, just a few dolphins and sea lions so everyone on the boat was given passes to come back for a free cruise. I would recommend this company to everybody I know.