Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,437 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 213 479 19 = 460 94% 4.5
Last 6 months 397 909 25 = 884 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 643 1,476 39 = 1,437 97% 4.6
All 5,231 11,008 377 = 10,631 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 842 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 182 85% 4.0 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: 4
Boat ride was good - Zerve e ticket a little odd
Thu, Jan 22  2:00 PM Parcival Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
The whale watch tour was good. The ticket experience with Zerve was a little weird. Not sure why they can't put the barcode/ticket confirmation within the email and not as a separate web page that needs to be printed out. Should be more like groupon where you show the code from your phone.
Rating: 5
It was good!
Tue, Apr 8, 08   12:00 PM ParadisPD Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
We saw a big nursery pod of dolphins which was great. My girlfriend and other friends loved them. We saw a grey whale with a calf and they liked them too but when we watched them surface for about 5-10 seconds every few minutes for a half hour it was a bit repetitive. It was good, we came to see whale and we saw them. Thanks a lot!
Rating: 5
Crew makes it happen.
Mon, Jun 24, 13   10:00 AM papdfns Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The only complaint I have about my trip on 6/24/2013 is that they did not rotate fishermen back to the stern. Since most of the fish were caught back at the stern, rotating would have been good. nevertheless, the two largest bass landed were caught on the port side. Fish volume however, was at the stern. This crew was light years ahead of the crew we had last year at Davey's Locker in Newport Beach. Go with Dana Wharf if you have a choice. It does not matter how many fish you catch if the crew is great. And the crew is great at Dana Wharf.
Rating: 5
Take this trip!
Mon, Jul 19, 10   5:30 PM papdfns Male 50-59 Combination Group of Friends
We have not done the twilight trip in years. However, because of time constraints, we reluctantly booked the twilight trip instead of a morning or afternoon trip. It was one of the best trips I have ever taken. The boat was uncrowded, the crew was helpful, and we caught fish from almost immediately and kept on catching until it was time to leave. Highly recommended.
Rating: 5
This is a must do experience
Mon, Jun 29, 09   10:00 AM papdfns Male 50-59 Combination Family With Children
If you have ever had the urge to ocean fish, but are intimidated because you have never done it before or have only had a couple of experiences, or are afraid of the cost, this is the trip for you. The crew is patient, not arrogant, and very knowledgeable. They will help you, the kids, the wife, etc. rig your line, provide the right bait, unhook your fish, clean and filet it, all for under $40.00 per person, not including tip. The boats are clean, the food is good and the bathrooms are also clean. The half day boat only is out 5 hours, about the attention span of young children. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the least crowded usually. Go and have a ball.
Rating: 2
Not Impressed
Tue, Feb 26, 08   2:00 PM papathack Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
After the trip was over and we had not seen whales, I felt that I had been had. We were told that we would get a free trip if no whales or dolphins were seen. The first thing the ship did was head out and show us dolphins, which was nice, but not what we had come to see. Then the next hour was spent cruising around supposedly looking for whales. I think they knew there weren't any whales in the area at that time and rather than be truthful up front and since they obviously sell tickets each day whales or no whales, it is a bit of a hustle.
Rating: 3
missed the opportunity
Sat, Apr 10, 10   4:00 PM Papabear7 Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
UNfortunately my fiancee became ill that morning so we did not go... we were told that there were no refunds or opportunities to re-book... which would be my only complaint.
Rating: 4
Nice fishing day!
Thu, Aug 4, 11   10:00 AM pap1673 Male 40-49 Local Other
The crew was very helpful to my 14 year old daughter and I. The fish werent going crazy due to water temps but everyone on the boat caught some so the day wasnt a zero. We will go back later in the season when the water is warmer.
Rating: 5
awesome!
Tue, Jul 16, 13   12:00 PM paolarichard Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Other
awesome!
Rating: 5
Exciting
Fri, Aug 23, 13   5:30 PM panocha3 Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Family had a great time. Will do it again.
Rating: 5
Awesome Experience
Thu, Jul 9  10:00 AM pangelo Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The tour exceeded our expectations. In fact, the whales and dolphins were so numerous, I almost took seeing them for granted by the end of the tour. Beyond this, the guides did a tremendous job of keeping us informed on what we were seeing, and they were incredibly helpful with any questions. Highly recommended.
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
Thanks for your review! We are so happy to hear you had a wonderful time!
Rating: 5
Awesome Trip!
Sun, Feb 14, 10   12:00 PM panda2646 Female 60-69 Local Other
Although we didn't see any whales, we saw hundreds of dolphin ~ what a treat!
Rating: 4
Comfortable ride that met expectations
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Dec 29, 09   12:00 PM pancho1 Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Despite the whales being shy on the day we went, we felt the trip was great and well worth it. However, it should be noted that we went on a Tuesday 1/2 day, and I don't think it would have been worth it to us if we had to pay full price.
Rating: 4
5 stars
Thu, Oct 10, 13   12:00 PM PamSteinman Unspecified Unspecified Combination Family Without Children
I have been on two whale watching tours with Dana Point Whale Watching tours. I saw whales and many other kinds of mammals and fish both times. The crews were very knowledgeable about the animal and the area. The boat was clean and looked well maintained. I had a wonderful times on each tour. I have already recommend DPWW to my friends.
Rating: 5
Love Whales
Fri, Mar 12, 10   12:00 PM PamPetramala Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The 10:00 tour was not crowded so allowed easy viewing. We saw several whales. I love whale watching so can never have a bad time.