Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,371 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 232 488 19 = 469 96% 4.4
Last 12 months 625 1,412 41 = 1,371 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 753 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 Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 3
Great times with your grandson
Mon, Aug 10, 15   6:30 AM JuanParga Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Great to see how your grandchild experiences how to fish. Most people refer to it as, on the job training. The deck help were quick to help in setting up your reel and helping in anyway they could and were polite.
Rating: 4
Good time
Sat, Aug 8, 15   6:30 AM JGoodreau Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
Crew was very helpful especially detangling us! A little hard to cast with so many people for an inexperienced fisherman. Wish we had caught something but one guy on the boat caught a 20-25 lb yellowfin. It was beautiful to see up close. Will go again but try the 3/4 day for better odds at catching something to bring home.
Rating: 5
Best 2 hours
Thu, Aug 6, 15   5:00 PM pascaleinusa Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
Whales and dolphins... It was great to see them jumping in front of us.
Rating: 5
Awesome Family Adventure
Thu, Aug 6, 15   10:00 AM momobeagle Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This trip is a great family activity not only did we see tons of dolphins we even spotted a hammerhead shark!

The crew is super friendly and made the trip so enjoyable. Even though we didn't see a whale (off season) it was a great boat ride along the coast and totally kept my kids (12&5) entertained. We will definitely do this again next time we are in Dana Point.
Rating: 3
Beautiful view of the ocean, friendly helpful crew
Wed, Aug 5, 15   5:30 PM JohnSchuh Female 50-59 Unspecified Family With Children
We'd been deep sea fishing with two other company's prior to this trip with "Dana Wharf Sportsfishing. This experience was frustrating because the kelp, seals, or birds were stripping us from our bait, or catch or fishing time. The rotation so all on-board had a fair oppportunity to fish from multiple positions, which was great. Time taken to filet fish dragged out the adventure, and we returned to shore much later than the web sight stated. We and others commented that there should be more than one crew member filleting fish to expedite this process. This would eliminate the return of your customers. We will probably fish elswhere in the future.
Rating: 4
Had a great family experience
Wed, Aug 5, 15   10:00 AM rlhughes29 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We brought our kids out from Colorado for their first trip to the ocean. They had a great time on the boat and loved seeing the dolphins. We all had a wonderful time and will always have fond memories of their first experience on the ocean. We would definitely come back if we are ever in the area again.
Rating: 5
Excellent experience
Wed, Aug 5, 15   10:00 AM mrs0618 Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
We went out August 5th, and Whales were not found, but we were informed before departing on a notice board that the Blue Whales were maybe not in the area. We saw dolphins and had great fun and all went well, and dolphins were abundant and close. The boat & crew were excellent, and I imagine they couldn't have done more for the guests on board.
Rating: 5
What an amazing time!
Wed, Aug 5, 15   10:00 AM KerriBarry Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
We saw tons of dolphins! My son absolutely loved it! The staff was friendly and it was a great experience.
Rating: 2
boat full
Wed, Aug 5, 15   6:30 AM mtossetti Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Typical So.Cal cattle boat experience. Took my grandson for his first time at 12, sorry I did. The people were all very polite and the deckhands helpfull. Not more than han 10 fish landed on the 6.30 AM half day charter. Exactly why I don't go ocean fishing in California..
Rating: 5
Captain Dolphins
Tue, Aug 4, 15   5:00 PM mspatty11 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Thank you for a great afternoon run to see the wild life at play.
Rating: 4
fun fun fun
Tue, Aug 4, 15   2:00 PM Chouquette Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Didn't see any whales but loved seeing dolphins swimming right next to the boat
Rating: 5
Fun day whale hunting
Tue, Aug 4, 15   12:00 PM PJM123 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great fun, relaxed crew. Good food and loved that you could have a beer on deck. Looking forward to next summer
Rating: 4
Good Experience. Friendly and helpful crew.
Mon, Aug 3, 15   5:30 PM bobsheridan Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Good experience. Friendly & helpful crew.
Rating: 4
Good experience, probably too crowded
Sat, Aug 1, 15   5:30 PM suzannahidal Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
This was our first time fishing and was a lot of fun. However it would have been more enjoyable if there were fewer people on board. Fishing lines were constantly getting tangled.
Rating: 5
Excellent viewing from DW catamaran
Sat, Aug 1, 15   2:00 PM GaryGrigg Male 70+ Local Family With Children
Great day on the water. Excellent viewing from DW catamaran. Saw two whales and big dolphin pod. The adults and kids had a fun time and first time experience