Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,412 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 172 410 10 = 400 96% 4.6
Last 6 months 372 882 18 = 864 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 619 1,443 31 = 1,412 97% 4.6
All 5,159 10,870 365 = 10,505 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 817 98% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 361 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 187 87% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 47 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
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.
Rating: 5
Great Trip!
Mon, Mar 19, 12   2:00 PM jamstark Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The trip was a lot of fun! We saw 5 grey whales and also sea lions. The captain kept manuevering the boat so we could get great views of the whales, always telling us ahead of time where to look for the whales to surface. The crew was friendly and informative and made the experience very enjoyable. Thanks for a great trip!
Rating: 1
Trip canceled by Dana Wharf due to weather.
Sat, Mar 17, 12   6:30 AM willcboyd Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I can certainly understand the cancellation due to the weather. Unfortunately I flew in from Arizona, was only there for the fishing trip and now I can't get a refund. In my opinion Dana Wharf and Zerve are both a bunch of crooks.
Rating: 5
Recording-breaking, once in a lifetime experience!
Fri, Mar 16, 12   2:00 PM kimmee09 Female 50-59 Local Other
On March 16, we were honored to be a part of an extraordinary cruise. The captain and crew members repeated over and over again that in 40 years of being in this business they had never seen anything like it. Two 35-foot gray whales put on a show for us that lasted well over an hour. They played and showed off right alongside the boat, treating us to a fantastic, rarely seen experience. The crew was so excited and animated and they shared their enthusiasm and expertise with us, making this rewarding excursion even more interesting and delightful. It was absolutely remarkable. A big thanks to the captain and crew...
Rating: 5
Two Hours Well Spent!
Thu, Mar 15, 12   2:00 PM K2797c Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was a wonderful tour! The crew was knowledgeable and informative about the area marine life. We spotted two grey whales that we followed for a time, a school of dolphin swam with our boat and we got to see sea lions basking on a bouy. We are ready to do it again!
Rating: 4
great experience
Thu, Mar 15, 12   12:00 PM satokosiegel Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
we could see 4 grey whales, a few dolphines and some sea liones. But you need to remember it is totally up to mother nature whether or not we can see those animals. (We saw much more dolphines on our different trip before.) They were very professional - on time and everything.
Rating: 4
A beautiful day on the water.
Wed, Mar 14, 12   12:00 PM thomasmize Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The boat company was organized and did a great job. During the trip the boat guide provided lots

of information about the marine life. We saw hundreds of dolphins and some seals. It was a good experience.
Rating: 4
we fished
Wed, Mar 14, 12   10:00 AM swannyatc Male Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
didnt catch much that day, was a fun trip for the money.
Rating: 5
fun afternoon family outing!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 13, 12   4:00 PM sforbes1 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
great inexpensive activity for my out-of-town visiting family! a group of us ages 2-40+ went and all had a great experience on the ocean. we went on half of day, cuz were thrifty like that:) and also its nice that dana point harbor has free parking! cant find that at the other wharfs... Trip is just long enough and of course we saw a whale and many dolphins. also a few sea lions on the buoy. the boat was not overcrowded and plenty of room to see. and its nice that theres an inside area for those who may need a break from the wind, etc. Just go!
Rating: 5
Great activity for families!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 13, 12   2:00 PM Orona2012 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We weren't sure what to expect because we were not familiar with the area but were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. Dana Point is beautiful, the boat was very nice and the crew was very friendly. We were a little disappointed that we only saw one gray whale and no other mammals but the crew was very diligent in tracking the whale and directing our attention so that we wouldn't miss seeing it surface. It was an amazing experience being out on the ocean. The captain was very informative and the trip was very enjoyable. We are looking forward to returning for a blue whale watching tour. I highly recommend this!!