Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,424 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 214 480 19 = 461 94% 4.5
Last 6 months 401 919 25 = 894 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 636 1,460 36 = 1,424 97% 4.6
All 5,237 11,021 377 = 10,644 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 824 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 187 86% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 47 100% 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
Lots of blue whale viewing, great narrator!
Sat, Aug 31, 13   2:00 PM RELAMPAGO22 Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
We saw a blue whale repeatedly, who kept resurfacing every 3-5"! The last time the female (per the person guiding the tour) surfaced, she was within 100' of the boat-great photo opportunities!! Also the person running the tour did a great job at narrating and anticipating where the whale would surface next. Great job!
Rating: 5
Great experience. Crew helpful and good natured.
Fri, Aug 30, 13   10:00 AM Fseveren Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
Every year my sons and go out with Dana Wharf Sportsfishing and we are never disappointed. It's always a good time and the crew is always helpful and knowledgeable.
Rating: 4
too late in the season
Thu, Aug 29, 13   10:00 AM dkachelski Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
it's unfortunate that the pelicans, diving birds, and seals makes you rethink your strategy to fish and to virtually only bottom fish. Catching fish was very limited but the captain tried hard and moved the boat more than he probably wanted. Still any day fishing was better than the best day of work.
Rating: 5
Great place to take the kids
Thu, Aug 29, 13   10:00 AM dennismct Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
I took my 5 year old grandson and couldn't have been happier with the boat and crew. The fishing was slow but the crew was enthusiastic and did their best to put us on a bite.
Rating: 5
Enjoyable two hour adventure
Tue, Aug 27, 13   2:00 PM nostrove Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Dana Wharf whale watching lives up to its name. We spotted a mother and calf blue whale in addition to dolphins. The captain provided interesting background on blue whales including why they can now be spotted off Dana Point. An educational and fun day for the entire family.
Rating: 5
Great deal!
Tue, Aug 27, 13   12:00 PM Kaschmer Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We had the best time! Saw a blue whale with her calf!
Rating: 5
great whale watch trip
Tue, Aug 27, 13   10:00 AM bobnelson1 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
captain and crew good naturalists, good knowledge of the local conditions shared in a way that all ages could enjoy and understand. interesting, informative, fun.
Rating: 5
Beautiful day on the sea.
Mon, Aug 26, 13   6:30 AM morriscro Male 50-59 Local Individual
Safe ship. Good Captain. Very helpful crew.
Rating: 4
Excellent tour.
Thu, Aug 22, 13   2:00 PM claudealarie Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
We saw plenty of whales. The captain extended the tour to allow us a fantastic final look at a blue whale that just surfaced within 50 yards of the boat on the way back. That was great.
Rating: 5
A great way to spend 2 hours
Tue, Aug 20, 13   10:00 AM CathyNP Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Although we didn't see any whales, we were rewarded with seeing pods of dolphins with infants! The Captain was very well informed and gave a great tour.
Rating: 5
We Had A Great Time!!
Sun, Aug 18, 13   12:00 PM Halfdome4 Male 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
We had a great time, the boat was extremely clean and well maintained, the crew was awesome, the captain did his best to make sure we saw at least one whale. It's a great local thing to do. Have fun!
Rating: 3
Sat, Aug 17, 13   5:30 PM karenschwimm Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Crew was very nice and helpful. Fishing was very poor. Only 3 real (keeper) fish caught by entire group of 50-60 people, and they were small. My son did catch 3 mackerels that we threw back. Since it was his first fishing trip, he thought it was pretty cool. I'm not a fisherman and thought the trip got to be a little long. Boat moved quite a bit to find fish, but there wasn't much out there. Food on board was decent and inexpensive.
Rating: 4
nice time
Sat, Aug 17, 13   12:00 PM mrpatton Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
we enjoyed the whale watching trip, nice boat, good time
Rating: 5
Blue Whale mother and calf sighted immediately
Tue, Aug 13, 13   5:00 PM doncomm Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
This was a great trip and the Captain was fantastic! We saw dolphins and a sun fish in addition to the whales. The mother and calf dove and resurfaced repeatedly for an hour. The Captain was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We learned a lot while having a great time. Buy the dvd that they offer. Save the whales...
Rating: 5
Wow awesome
Tue, Aug 13, 13   12:00 PM Kpanzl Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Lived here for 20 years and always thought this would be a tourist trap. Saw an incredible show. 9 blue whales ... The biggest on earth. Then. School of hundreds of dolphins we played with. Truly amazing. The boat captain was great and extremely knowledgeable. It was amazing.