Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,719 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 300 729 9 = 720 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 435 1,051 12 = 1,039 99% 4.7
Last 12 months 759 1,758 39 = 1,719 97% 4.6
All 5,777 12,287 397 = 11,890 96% 4.5
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 931 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 418 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 241 89% 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
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.
Rating: 4
Great boat, crew and customer service.
Sat, Mar 2, 13   8:00 AM WadeShepherd Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
Everything was great. Crew was very courteous, boat was very clean. Captain had a great sense of humor. Just disappointed to not see any whales - just dolphins.
Rating: 4
We had a good time, we missed the whales
Sat, Mar 2, 13   8:00 AM DennisSal Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a good time, we missed the whales. We will try next year early in the season. Very informative.
Rating: 5
Best south county fishing!
Fri, Mar 1, 13   10:00 AM Tacklebox Male 20-29 Local Individual
Dana wharf is one of the best places to fish in my opinion. They put you on the fish and help you out with gear, rigging, info and great food. There burgers are second to none. The crew is always polite and friendly and always willing to help. I will be coming back again and again.
Rating: 4
Whale of a Good Time
Thu, Feb 28, 13   12:00 PM donnawanato Female 70+ Local Couple on a Date
Who new the big whales got so close to shore! What a fun trip. The captain was full of interesting info and facts regarding the 7 mile area off Dana Point. We saw about 6 whales and lots of dolphin. Would recommend to anyone.
Rating: 4
Search for a Blue Whale
Thu, Feb 28, 13   12:00 PM ChrisClawson Male 70+ Combination Individual
A most enjoyable two, plus hours cruising and searching rewarded all aboard to witness two pods and Gray going North and a single Gray heading south. I saw in the papers that a Blue Whale was spotted several days before and was in hohpes to get a rare sight. Regardless, It was a most enjoyable day.

There was a long wait before the boat returned from an earlier trip and it wold have been kind if someone would keep the passengers informed as to the arrival time expected. We assumed boadring at 11:30, but the ship did not arrive in port until noon.
Rating: 5
Fabulous Trip from Start to Finish!
Thu, Feb 28, 13   12:00 PM gaicha Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Visiting my daughter college, we went on this whale watching tour hoping to see some blue whales, gray whales and dolphins. We are used to seeing the humpbacks in Maui in the winter. We were rewarded with some fantastic gray whales frolicking close to the boat. The captains narrative was informational and very thoughtful. You could tell he loved his job and the whales. We saw lots of dolphins too. This boat was nice and clean and the crew was very polite. Loved it and would go again.
Rating: 5
awesome afternoon activity!!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Feb 26, 13   2:00 PM carolemetz Female 70+ Local Family Without Children
refreshing, informative,spirit lifting and lots of fun!
Rating: 5
extremely knowledgeable commentary
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Feb 26, 13   10:00 AM mynard Female 70+ Local Other
Person giving commentary throughout the two hours was very knowledgeable about all aspects of the dolphins and whales. Liked seating arrangement at tables. Sat across from a delightful family from CT. Took Captain Dave safari last year - liked this much better - really liked friendly seating arrangements and just overall character of boat and captain. I live in Dana Point and take friends/relatives on these safaris. From now on I would only use this particular boat/service.
Rating: 4
Very informative
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Feb 26, 13   10:00 AM KarenPTerry Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
The crew was really informative about the animals we were seeing. The boat was clean and very comfortable. We saw 1 grey whale, quite a few common dolphins as well as sea lions.