Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,628 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 293 715 9 = 706 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 385 925 12 = 913 99% 4.7
Last 12 months 727 1,670 42 = 1,628 97% 4.6
All 5,706 12,116 397 = 11,719 96% 4.5
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 885 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 407 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 231 88% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 105 100% 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: 5
Worth the money and did see whales
Sun, Jan 20, 13   2:00 PM Vance3201 Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Had a wonderful father & son day with my son whale watching and we did get to see whales. It was nice to take the time from working and just do something out of the ordinary. My son enjoyed it that I may consider doing it again in March where we will see tons of whales.
Rating: 4
Fun and exciting!
Sun, Jan 20, 13   12:00 PM TraceyKane Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
The cost for the trip is in line with other whale watching trips I've experienced. We saw two gray whales and were able to follow them for about 30 minutes. We also saw a group of sea lions on one of the buoys a short distance from the harbor. We did not see any dolphins on this trip. The narrator was very informative not only about the gray whales we saw, but also about Dana Point in general. Overall, the ride, by itself, was amazing! I highly recommend the Dana Warf Whale Watching trip.
Rating: 2
Not long enough for money paid
Sun, Jan 20, 13   12:00 PM Ctano88 Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
Two hours of dealing with private boaters, saw two whales from a distance and nothing else. Wasn't worth the money paid.
Rating: 5
A wonderful experience with a great crew
Sun, Jan 20, 13   12:00 PM Dane_Schuck Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
We all had a great time. The skipper and crew were very efficient, knowledgable and accomodating.

We plan to go again in a few weeks.
Rating: 5
Lots of fun.
Sat, Jan 19, 13   2:00 PM poohbear1321 Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
Saw a whale,Dolphins and Harbor Seals and a Angel Fish.
Rating: 3
Disappointing.
Sat, Jan 19, 13   2:00 PM edrisley Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was 2nd time we went. This boat had less outside seating and less interior space as well. We saw 1 whale, at a distance - disappointing.
Rating: 5
great
Sat, Jan 19, 13   12:00 PM pburman01 Female 60-69 Local Unspecified
Great guide.
Rating: 4
Awesome crew, bad time to fish
Sat, Jan 19, 13   12:00 PM ifoundnemo Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
girlfriend caught a red snapper, i didn't catch anything. Got over 3 hours of fishing time in.

Rest of the boat there were 2 keeper fish, one guy caught the same exact fish 3 times. Other than that, maybe 5-6 poisonous fish were caught?

I'd wait until it gets a little warmer out and the fish start biting.
Rating: 5
Highly recommend
Sat, Jan 19, 13   12:00 PM Ksandusky Female 50-59 Combination Other
All were professional. Nice boat. They all tried very hard to make it a great trip and it was. Saw whales and lots of dolphins .
Rating: 4
It was ok.
Fri, Jan 18, 13   2:00 PM 123Kerry Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Whales were disappointing. Dolphins were great. Not worth the full price. Try to get 40% or 50% discounted tickets.
Rating: 5
Great way to spend an afternoon
Fri, Jan 18, 13   12:00 PM lucysky Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The boat ride in and of itself is a simple pleasure. The crew is very friendly and kind. I brought my Mom and her girlfriends from back east. We had purfect weather and we did see a whale. There were tons of dolphins that were just adorable. Second year in a row we had a great time. We were able to but the tickets in advance and saved a bundle. That was an added perk.

When you arrive in Dana Point to check in for the boat ride, there is kind of an ordeal to have to call and give them a 3 digit number. If we did not arrive early, that could of been very stressful.

All in all it was a great day and thank you.
Rating: 5
Wonderful, informative experience
Fri, Jan 18, 13   12:00 PM RubyFerm Female 30-39 Local Individual
The whale watch was a real delight - Captain Jack was a well of information, full of fascinating bits of information the wildlife we saw. The ride was smooth and the staff was great!
Rating: 1
Held captive while crew gets rich cleaning squid
Sun, Jan 13, 13   5:30 PM RJaquette Male 40-49 Local Individual
You are not allowed to take your squid off the boat until the crew has charged you $3 each to do a half-hearted cleaning job on them. You can't even clean your own!?! We waited for 3.5 hours while just 2 crew members slowly cleaned the boats catch. We didn't get back until 2am. It was ridiculous. A responsible charter operation would let fishermen clean their own or put more cleaning crew on the boat. $1 is the standard cleaning fee elsewhere. We froze while they got rich. Not worth it.
Rating: 5
Great lot of fun
Sun, Jan 13, 13   2:00 PM mzupanc Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Dana Point is a beautiful area, the wharf is interesting and fun, and the Wind and Sea restaurant on the wharf had yummy soup and fresh calamari to warm us up after the trip. We had a great time and will certainly do it again, and recommend it to friends and out-of-town visitors.
Rating: 4
Enjoyable cruise
Sun, Jan 13, 13   12:00 PM alanknutson Male Unspecified Local Couple on a Date
We watched about 100 dolphins swim in and out of our wake. Crew was friendly and kept the passengers informed with interesting information. It was a very cool day on the water and since we were unable to spot any whales, the crew gave us free tickets to come back out again, which was respectable. I would recommend the trip to anyone, it was definitely worth it.