Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,412 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 173 407 10 = 397 96% 4.6
Last 6 months 372 882 18 = 864 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 626 1,447 35 = 1,412 97% 4.6
All 5,153 10,854 365 = 10,489 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 819 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 358 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 188 87% 4.2 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 Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Bad fishing day
Fri, Mar 23, 12   10:00 AM TomAgcaoili Male 50-59 Local Individual
Great Crew & Captain
Rating: 5
What a great experience!
Thu, Mar 22, 12   2:00 PM lurain7 Female 40-49 Local Other
What a great experience, our captain and crew were very knowledgeable. We were lucky enough to see quite a few pods of dolphins (right next to our boat) and we saw 3 grey whales. The captain slowed the boat so we could get a better view, and even stayed out a little longer so we could enjoy our whale sighting. Other perks were the snackies, restrooms and inside viewing available down below. What a thrill to enjoy nature in their natural habitat.
Rating: 4
Entertaining trip
Thu, Mar 22, 12   2:00 PM jgdonaldson Male 60-69 Local Other
This was a very entertaining trip. We saw lots of dolphins and enjoyed the trip. We also saw a couple of whales on are trip. This was well worth the time.
Rating: 3
Was pleasant
Thu, Mar 22, 12   12:00 PM Krystle02 Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
Couldn't keep up with the whales but saw some dolphin which was cool
Rating: 5
Unforgetable experience
Wed, Mar 21, 12   2:00 PM Heroabrian Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I found this trip online when I was searching for activities to do in orange county, CA. To my surprise it was shown on the orange county's website but was not even advertised on the flyers at the hotel. I was immediately interested to do the whale watching trip and was happy that the trip provider, Danawharf, give a 40% discount!

On the trip day, I was glad that the cruise boat was a big (and very clean ) catamaran which provides an outdoor seating and indoor seating area (with a bar!) as well as plenty of walkabouts around the boat as you need to walk around in case the whale shows up around the boat.

In addition to that, the trip guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the whale that we were about to watch. To my surprise, the whale showed up several times, and it was an amazing view, considering that this is an open sea and that we are dealing with a wild animal. As a bonus after trailing the whale for an hour the boat took us to dolphin enclaves around the area, which is another amazing experience.

All things said, I really like to recommend to do this this activity with danawharf whenever you're in OC between Nov-April as that is the best time to catch a glimpse of migrating whales. Five out of Five.
Rating: 4
We saw whales, schools of dolphins and sea lions..
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 20, 12   4:00 PM lindashaub Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We saw just what we went to see. Nice tour
Rating: 4
Fun for 2 Grandma's and their grandson!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 20, 12   2:00 PM msistek Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
Didn't see many sea creatures, but it was a fun adventure.
Rating: 5
Will worth it.
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 20, 12   12:00 PM rhinofox Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Best whale watching trip ever.
Rating: 5
This was a bucket list item for me!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 20, 12   12:00 PM AMYDPRICE Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Amazing! Couldn't have been a better experience! The whales played as close as 20 feet from the back of our boat! So incredible, it brought me to tears! Crew member said it was one of the best tours/show in his 24 years of doing this!
Rating: 5
This trip was great
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 20, 12   12:00 PM charoates Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
What a wonderful experience this was. Our group was lucky enough to see four whales!!! I managed to get some amazing photos.

The crew was very informative about the whales and their life cycles.

I am already recommending this excursion to friends.
Rating: 5
fun trip
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 20, 12   12:00 PM nomeowstop Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
fun ride saw a pod of whales really close nice time the ships staff were really friendly
Rating: 5
Lots of whales
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 20, 12   12:00 PM wjjump Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
We loved the trip. Saw four whales. Tour was very informative and we learned a lot from the crew about the local area and the migrating whales. Half price Tuesday just made it that much better!
Rating: 5
Terrific
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 20, 12   12:00 PM dmhorowitz Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Taken the tour twice in summer for blue whales and spring for grays. Great both times, polite and knowledgeable staff and saw many whales
Rating: 5
WOW
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 20, 12   10:00 AM chadlroth Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Totally amazing. The crew was great very friendly, and full of information. We would have loved to spend all day with them. We will go again when we get back in to the area for sure. Thanks again for a great experience.
Rating: 5
A wonderful experience!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 20, 12   10:00 AM eldbike99 Unspecified 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We were so delighted and fortunate to have spotted 5 whales on our trip. Our crew was SO great, informative and polite. I would definitely recommend this company.