Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,715 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 296 719 9 = 710 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 430 1,037 12 = 1,025 99% 4.7
Last 12 months 757 1,754 39 = 1,715 97% 4.6
All 5,771 12,273 397 = 11,876 96% 4.5
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 928 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 421 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 237 88% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 129 100% 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
First timer and a Field trip :D
Sun, Mar 3, 13   11:30 AM FAMOUSCHICK Female 20-29 Local Other
I went on a field trip with my Marine Mammals class from OCC. It was my first time whale watching and I had no idea what to expect. I had a great time! The crew and captain were very friendly, informative and willing to answer any questions anyone aboard might have had. Even though we did not see any whales the day my class and I went out we were all given a non expirering voucher to come back another day in hopes of seeing one. I thought that was very generous of them :) We were lucky enough to see hundreds of common dolphins and then the sea lions as they were in their natural surroundings. I thought it was awesome how the captain explained characteristics of the marine animals and their traits they distinguish. I do plan on going back and bringing friends/family to experience the fun time I had.
Rating: 4
Whale Watching Trip
Sun, Mar 3, 13   11:00 AM schoolmarm14 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Overall, trip was good. It was pretty hard to hear information from boat captain. It was fun seeing the dolphins.
Rating: 5
Great experience- 8 AM best time
Sun, Mar 3, 13   8:00 AM aecarls Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
We attended the 3/3/13 tour at 8 AM so were part of the first group on the boat for the day; this meant parking was easy and the boat was clean, which is key (restrooms can get nasty). The tour guide/ boat captain whom we heard over the loudspeaker was excellent; we really appreciated his descriptions and facts of whale and dolphin behaviour, as well as Dana Point geography; it truly enhanced the experience; disappointed we didn't catch his name and didn't see him to thank him upon departure. LOTS of kids but we expected that. 2 hours is perfect- much longer would be too long.
Rating: 4
Whale Festival Dana Point
Sun, Mar 3, 13   8:00 AM neilwesley Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
I saw the Ad on an EMail from Fast Trax. Loked like a good activity. I bought (2) tickets on line. Nice and Easy. It turned out to be a beautiful day. We saw the first grey whale for the festival thi syear as well as many many dolphins, seals and more. The (2) hour ride was almost too fast. As we were on the 8:00 A.M. tour, afterwards we spent the rest of the day enjoying the activities in the area and then taking a romantic trip up the coast to Laguna Beach. We will do again!
Rating: 5
Incredible commentary from the head guide.
Sun, Mar 3, 13   8:00 AM NCarpenter Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
He was informative and entertaining - a tough combination.
Rating: 5
great experience
Sun, Mar 3, 13   8:00 AM kpt1978 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
We had a great all around experience, the staff was great and helpful. We got to see whales wich was amazing
Rating: 5
First class - knowledgeable, entertaining and fun!
Sun, Mar 3, 13   8:00 AM hankandpam Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Did you ever sit on a boat for 2 hours and think it was 10 hours? NOT going to happen here!

The captain gave a informative spiel with a mix of whale hunting, whale watching and dolphin fun. A great trip even if you see no whales. Great day on the seas~!
Rating: 3
pricy and little to no fish
Sun, Mar 3, 13   6:30 AM ANNA92688 Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
We love fishing. We fish almost every weekend. We fish on a boat with the Dana Warf Sportfishing, about 1 to 3 times a year. We don't go that often with them because the total price is too much and fishing has been slow. The crew members are really nice and helpful. They taught us how to tie the hook on better with an easy, but strong knot. Some people catch big ones and even interesting ones. On these trips I have seen moray eels caught and even a large shovel nose guitar fish. We almost always see dolphins and sea lions. It's nice to be out there, but you may not get you money's worth. Some days of fishing are great, while other are not. I would suggest to just fish off of a pier you like best, you might have a better chance. We fish at San Clemente pier a lot. We hope fishing will be good for all people, so fishing on the boat might be worth it. Good luck fishing everyone, no matter where you fish, how you fish, or who your with.
Rating: 5
Awesome, as usual
Sun, Mar 3, 13   6:30 AM shagwa3048 Unspecified 40-49 Local Family With Children
Zerve is easy to use and no mistakes, as usual. Dana Wharf is friendly and helpful and speed, as usual. Sum Fun capt and crew are friendly, approachable and available for help, as usual. We fished 3 spots, but it was slow, but, hey, that's fishing!
Rating: 4
Very Nice Time
Sat, Mar 2, 13   1:30 PM cjwhale1 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We were a group of 6, and went on the Catamaran during the Whale Festival. While we didn't spot any whales, we saw a megapod of dolphin, which was pretty remarkable. The people on the ship are very friendly and informative. The ocean was calm the day we went making it even more enjoyable to be on the water. If you go, keep in mind that regardless of temperature on shore, it's always chilly and windy on the water.
Rating: 5
Sat, Mar 2, 13   12:00 PM donbrown12 Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We saw a fin whale and hundreds of dolphins. The boat ride alone was worth it.
Rating: 5
Whale and dolphin watch
Sat, Mar 2, 13   11:30 AM nancydameron Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
The whale watch trip was incredible. The catamaran was the perfect size boat and was so comfortable. Our captain knew exactly where to take us and we saw whales and a huge pod of dolphins! It was a great trip and I am definitely going again.
Rating: 4
It's like sex, everyone should do it at least once
Sat, Mar 2, 13   11:30 AM Hikepollem Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It was great. We were showing a relative from Germany the California coast and decided to see some whales and we did. Also, hundreds maybe even thousands of dolphins. Neat stuff. The crew was great and informative. Very enjoyable experience!!
Rating: 5
Had a great time!
Sat, Mar 2, 13   11:30 AM rallen8 Male 20-29 Local Other
This trip was required for marine science class, but I enjoyed it more than I expected and will definitely go again just for fun!
Rating: 5
Great family activity close to nature & wild life
Sat, Mar 2, 13   11:00 AM AMROCO Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Great for kids and older to keep close to the natural & wailed life in our coast. Enjoyable for all ages.