Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,454 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 107 219 8 = 211 96% 4.4
Last 6 months 322 704 27 = 677 95% 4.5
Last 12 months 656 1,492 38 = 1,454 96% 4.5
All 5,340 11,233 385 = 10,848 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 831 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 350 100% 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 Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
W e had a great time.
Tue, Nov 24  2:00 PM avjabarr2 Unspecified 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
We have live in Dana Point for over 30 years. This was our first time and we enjoyed it very much. It was a beautiful day. We will do it again. The price was right.
Rating: 5
Sun, Nov 22  2:00 PM 4PPGESH Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
A whale watching trip with Dana Wharf is always wonderful. Friendly, professional, helpful staff and always a great experience, regardless of what we see - or don't. We have been many times over many years. We recently went with another firm as Dana Wharf had no availability and it was a huge disappointment - we barely left the coastline.

I couldn't recommend Dana Wharf more highly.
Rating: 4
Close to home, limited bite
Sat, Nov 21  6:30 AM RSHuffman Male 50-59 Local Individual
Well, half day trips stay pretty close in to keep costs down, but it also means the local pads get fished hard. Had a decent day overall, but very few keepers. Personally, I pulled up about 7 kelp bass, but none were keepers. Nice thing was very limited group of only about 10 anglers. Also, had seals by us all the time which probably affected the fishing.
Rating: 5
Fri, Nov 20  10:00 AM Alangraff Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Rating: 5
Great trip with amazing views
Thu, Nov 19  12:00 PM Tysmink Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We followed a humpback whale and then found a couple large groups of dolphins. The staff were friendly and the on-board food/drink made the trip perfect.
Rating: 5
an unforgettable experience
Tue, Nov 17  12:00 PM PeterV1955 Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This is something not to be missed on a trip to California. Although we did not get to see any whales it has whetted our appetites to come back again in the hope that we see some next time. The boat trip was first class and very informative. I would thoroughly recommend.
Rating: 5
Beautiful vistas, knowledgeable crew
Sat, Nov 14  12:00 PM blue48pw Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Perhaps random luck, but it was a picture perfect, 70 degree day with calm seas. The whales apparently had other things to do, but we were quite happy to enjoy the common dolphins and the seals.
Rating: 5
Great Boat Ride with Dolphins!
Wed, Nov 11  12:00 PM Maddiem1997 Female Under 20 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We got to see the Dolphins and a few seals. The boat ride itself was amazing; the animals were a bonus! The wind made it pretty cold, but it wasn't too bad if you have a jacket. I will definitely be returning to Whale and Dolphin watching in Dana Wharf the next time I am visiting the Southern California Coastal area.
Rating: 5
It was wonderful!
Mon, Nov 9  2:00 PM CASEYHOL Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We saw sea lions & a humpback whale. The captain & Jason were both very knowledgeable & fun. I would highly recommend this to anyone.
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
Thanks for the great review!! We are happy you had a good time.
Rating: 4
Enjoyed the beautiful day with my grandson
Sat, Nov 7  12:00 PM GEFERRARO Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Fishing slow. The water was calm . The day was warm and the other passengers cordial. Very nice experience. Will be going again.
Rating: 3
Wed, Nov 4  12:00 PM MaryG56 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were the unfortunate ones that left with vouchers because we didn't

see a whale or any Dolphins. Visiting from Northern Nevada we gave

our vouchers to our Nephew and his family as they live locally. It was

our Grandsons first ocean experience and we so hope to see something

Rating: 4
Comfortable, interesting observation of the ocean
Mon, Nov 2  12:00 PM Donwilkin53 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Although we didn't see whales, we did see a Hammerhead shark and plenty of Dolphin. I was pleased with the trip and the crew.
Rating: 4
Fun boat ride
Mon, Nov 2  12:00 PM johnwilkin Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Hard to get excited when we didn't see any whales.
Rating: 5
Mon, Nov 2  10:00 AM wfdwfd1 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
A well run operation and lots of fish made for a great fishing trip.
Rating: 5
Great Great ship and crew
Sun, Nov 1  8:00 AM Buddy59 Female 50-59 Local Unspecified
Wonderful weather...

Beautiful dolphins!