Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,375 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 84 195 3 = 192 99% 4.6
Last 6 months 235 494 19 = 475 96% 4.4
Last 12 months 627 1,416 41 = 1,375 96% 4.5
All 5,414 11,404 388 = 11,016 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 757 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 309 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 225 86% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 84 100% 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 Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Nice Boat and Pleasant Trip
Tue, Feb 2  3:00 PM michaelpeak Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
I have gone whale watching many places around the world. This was one of the most comfortable boats I've been on. Very nice and fast compared with boats of the same size. Also, it's a catamaran, so it was a smooth ride. We saw two gray whales and a handful of common dolphins on a pleasant 2 hour trip.
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
So happy to hear you enjoyed your trip. Thank you for the positive review. We hope to see you back again soon!
Rating: 5
We had the most wonderful whale and dolphin tour !
Tue, Feb 2  10:00 AM Thierine Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were Lucky with the weather (sunny and almost no Wind) and with three grey whales, one of which was breaching 20 times and we had three dolphins swimming alongside our boat for while. It was a great experience for all of us. We highly recommend this tour.
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
Thank you for the great review. Hope to see you again soon!
Rating: 4
Luck of the Draw
Wed, Jan 27  12:00 PM bodeks Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We hop aboard the Dana Pride and head out into the pacific, for a 2-hour tour (a 2-hour tour), where we spot 374 whales. Actually, no, we spot the same 2 whales 187 times. That'd be more accurate. They're no less spectacular, and the full-on Pacific Life breach by a grey whale is itself worth the price of admission. As a bonus, we also get to see bounding dolphins and sporting seals. We also sea wild pelicans (never seen one!) gracefully gliding over the waves. They look like Pterodactyls to me.
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
Happy to hear you were able to see some whales on your trip. Thank you for the great review. Hope to see you again soon!
Rating: 5
Wonderfull event
Tue, Jan 26  2:00 PM Canuckfour Male 70+ International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We experienced great weather, knowledgable crew, calm sea, dolphins and whales. Well worth the cost.
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
Happy to hear you had a great time! Thanks for the great review!
Rating: 4
Great whale watching tour
Tue, Jan 26  2:00 PM Ehdbl1 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
A perfect day on Dana Point. The guys took us right to the spot where we were able to see whales and some dolphins as well. Crew was friendly enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Would recommend them.
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
Thanks for the positive review!
Rating: 4
Fun morning activity
Tue, Jan 26  10:00 AM brignwl Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Didn't get any spectacular whale sightings, but weather was great, ocean was calm and captain was very informative. For the money a fun way to spend Tuesday morning.
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
Thank you for the great review! Hope to see you again soon!
Rating: 5
Great experience & crew.
Mon, Jan 25  12:00 PM ahill537 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a wonderful time. We were able to watch 8 different whales during our journey. The crew was very friendly and knowledgeable. We would highly recommend this trip.
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
Thanks for the positive review. Happy to hear you had a great time!
Rating: 5
A wonderfully exciting and informative experience!
Mon, Jan 25  12:00 PM Madtown Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Each and every step of our whale watching experience was very easy and accommodating. While so often these types of ventures are disappointing, this one lived up to everything we had hoped for. Throughout our viewing of many gray whales, the crew was diligent in communicating with many other vessels to continue to follow and find them. As a bonus, the captain was very informative in providing constant information about the many species of sea life. Truly a wonderful experience!
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
Thank you for the great review!
Rating: 5
Whale Geek
Sun, Jan 24  8:00 AM Anyone417 Male 40-49 Local Individual
Had an amazing time
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
Thanks for the positive review! Hope to see you back again soon!
Rating: 5
Fun day on the water
Sun, Jan 24  8:00 AM orcageary Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
The weather was sunny and beautiful and the dolphins were playful and fun. The Captain was very enthusiastic about providing us with a wonderful experience and showing us as much wildlife as possible. We saw three species of dolphins and several migrating gray whales. The boat allows a lot of room for viewing and it was a great way to spend a Sunday.
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
Happy to hear you had a nice time. Thanks for the positive review
Rating: 5
Great day on the water
Sun, Jan 24  8:00 AM judypeacock1 Female 70+ Local Group of Friends
It is always a treat to go out for an 8-hr. adventure with Dana Wharf.....we saw many marine mammals that day and covered lots of territory in the time we were out there....thanks again for a "great day on the water"
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
Thank you for your positive review!
Rating: 5
Best part of our vacation
Sat, Jan 23  2:00 PM heatherw4 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were thinking it would be fun to take a boat ride and "maybe" see a dolphin or whale. We saw dozens!!! Within the first 5 minutes of driving out into the sea we spotted first whale. We saw them as well as dozens of dolphins thru out the entire tour. Amazing.
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
Glad to hear you had a great experience on our trip. Thanks for the great review!
Rating: 5
Whaley Great!
Sat, Jan 23  8:00 AM DeanaG73 Female 40-49 Unspecified Group of Friends
A bunch of whale geeks got together for an all day trip. We had a wonderful time! The crew was knowledgeable and friendly. I didn't know what to expect as it was my first time whale watching in So Cal, but I was not disappointed. Captain Todd was diligent in his search and narration as to where we were headed and what he was looking for. Carla was great. She was also whale spotting as well as ensuring that the passengers were having a good time. Jason kept the crowds pleased. He also spent time explaining the quadcopters, and even played some ukulele. Over all, the staff was friendly and knowledgeable! I look forward to doing another trip!
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
So glad you had a great time on your first trip with us! Thank you for the great review! We cant wait to see you again!
Rating: 5
Always an adventure
Sat, Jan 23  8:00 AM DianeCullins Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The 8-hour whale watches are always exciting and this company goes the extra mile to make sure everyone has a good time. Their shorter cruises are always fun as well. Cetaceans normally aren't far from shore in the Dana Point area, so if you're in the area, I would strongly recommend going out with this company!
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
Thank you for the great review!
Rating: 5
Best Whale Watching Group Ever!
Sat, Jan 23  8:00 AM igilgoff Female 70+ Local Individual
I highly recommend Dana Wharf Whale Watching! I have been on many of their whale watches. They excel in all ways. The staff is friendly and extremely well educated. The captains have a vast knowledge of the ocean and the animals that you see, and they love to share their knowledge and their love of the ocean with everyone on board. They are very eco-friendly, picking up stray balloons as you travel through your adventure, never polluting the environment, and whale friendly - keeping a safe distance yet not minimizing the experience for the whale watchers. Add to that an amazing coastline with a wealth of marine life. You could not get a better experience anywhere!
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
Thank you for the great review! Cant wait to see you again soon! We are

Thrilled and thank you for these wonderful words , our customers are what truly make us better , and we do try to make every trip a memorable one .thanks again for spreading the word about Danawharf.com