Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,456 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 204 447 19 = 428 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 344 791 22 = 769 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 646 1,492 36 = 1,456 97% 4.6
All 5,279 11,121 377 = 10,744 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 835 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 363 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 211 87% 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great Wonderful!
Mon, Jul 4, 11   12:00 PM patfin64 Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We had friends that wanted to see dolphins and we did so! No whales this trip but maybe next time,.
Rating: 5
great service/great experience
Fri, Mar 7, 08   12:00 PM patelliot Female 60-69 Local Individual
It was a beautiful day to be on the ocean. Despite seeing no whales, we thoroughly enjoyed the dolphins, the ride and the crew.
Rating: 5
Fantastic outing
Fri, Jul 24  2:00 PM patcefalu Female 60-69 Combination Family With Children
This trip was amazing and well worth the money. Although, it is not "whale season" we were lucky to have two humpback whales playing alongside our boat......and then there were the dolphins! First we saw a small school of them and then a much larger school that were frolicking and showing off right next to our boat. Great crew .... great couple of hours out on the water! Loved the entire experience. Our group was 4 1/2 months, 2 1/2 years and 4 adults 30-72....everyone loved it! The baby took an extra long nap since he was rocked to sleep!! Thank you for a perfect afternoon!
Rating: 5
celebrated my sons 11th birthday with 20 people
Sun, Aug 10, 14   12:45 PM patcarro77 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
we travel to Dana Warf and fish a couple of times a month Great experience for children of all ages and I have not met one employee yet who has not been great with kids
Rating: 5
kids catch fish
Sun, Nov 18, 12   12:45 PM patcarro77 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Crew did a great job of helping several first time fishers Kids all caught a fish and the captain even caught a fish and handed the pole to one of the kids who had not aught anything. This was our 6th trip out this year and we will be back
Rating: 3
Hidden costs and disrespectful to women
Thu, Oct 31, 13   10:00 AM Patato Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Got our rods and reels, the shop set them up wrong. Once we got underway the crew informed us we would need to by different weights for 5 each. Bags, cleaning of fish everything was a up charge. The worst part was how they treated my wife, she was standing in line to buy a hat. The man behind the counter kept letting guys from his good ol boy network cut in front of her. My recommendation is to bring lots of cash and leave the ladies at home.
Rating: 5
Whales & Dolphins!!
Fri, Aug 21  5:00 PM PatandRick Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
I purchased the Whale Watching tour for my boyfriends birthday because he had never been. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and our captain took extras measures to make sure we all had a great time! I totally recommend Dana Wharf Whale Watching!!!
Rating: 5
Had a good time
Wed, Sep 21, 11   2:00 PM pat169401 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife didn't think we'd be lucky and see any whales. She was very impressed when we tracked next to two pair of blue whales. The crew was very informative and professional. We saw several groups of dolphins and some squid also. We would do the trip again and highly recommend it.
Rating: 4
it was fantastic
Sun, Dec 21, 08   2:00 PM pastorstan Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
We saw a whale, the same whale four times as it came up for air. There were many dolfin swiming and jumping along side the boat. We had a great time. Of course, a whale sighting is not for certain, but our outing was great.
Rating: 5
Fri, Sep 18  3:00 PM paste1978 Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
very nice !children very happy!
Rating: 5
Best 2 hours
Thu, Aug 6  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
Great trip for your buck
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Apr 27, 11   12:00 PM parsonsjr Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My family & I had a wonderful time, lot's of fun. Very knowable crew with a great atsmostphere. Would highly recommend this trip for everyone that likes great outdoor fun. We'll be coming back asap.

Loved it!!!!!!!
Rating: 5
Tue, Apr 8, 08   12:00 PM parkjohn Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We couldn't believe the amazing two for one deal offered by Dana Wharf . A two hour cruise out of Dana Point on a lovely April afternoon would have satisfied. It being so late in the whale watching season, we were optimistic, but not resolute. Soon out of port, the ship was surrounded by pods of playful dolphins, riding the wake, jumping and frolicking all around. The captain had to circle and speed so we could leave the dolphins to their feeding, but they kept following! When the cruise seemed to be winding to an end without sight of whale, one very determined passenger at the bow of the ship spotted a breach in the water surface on the distant horizon. The captain immediately stopped the engine and all aboard waited eagerly staring transfixed at the "footprint" left on the water. Soon emerged a nursing mother gray whale and her calf. She was returning back north with her newborn by her side, surfacing often with a spray. While the ship was drifting with no propulsion the whales swam ridiculously close by and seemed almost interested in the vessel full of curious stares floating in their pathway. It was a wonderful and memorable once-in-a-lifetime experience, even the crew was genuinely excited.
Rating: 5
Better than I thought it would be
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jun 28, 11   2:00 PM parkersteel Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
I am a local and have seen thousands of dolphins in my lifetime, so I figured that the trip would be fairly disappointing if we didn't see any whales - I was wrong! We saw hundreds of dolphins, and they really put a show on for us. The boat itself was quite nice; clean, large enough to easily accommodate the entire passenger load, and with a decent snack bar. 2-hours was long enough to get well outside the harbor and enjoy the sites. Everyone in my group had a great time, and I would highly recommend this activity! Especially on Tuesdays, when it is half priced :)
Rating: 4
Great morning of fishing
Sun, Jul 27, 14   6:30 AM parkcliff Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
We went out on a Sunday morning on a full boat. The deck crew were very helpful with advice and service in general.