Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,454 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 107 221 8 = 213 96% 4.4
Last 6 months 323 707 27 = 680 95% 4.5
Last 12 months 656 1,492 38 = 1,454 96% 4.5
All 5,337 11,226 385 = 10,841 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 831 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 349 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 221 86% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 53 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great experience as always, just NO FISH that day
Wed, Jun 27, 12   6:30 AM WCTasher Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Always a great time, very nice people and great crew! We did, however, catch NO FISH, I think the 1/2 boat cleaned about 10 fish end of the day We'll be back, thanks
Rating: 3
Wed, Jun 27, 12   6:30 AM RafaelGonzal Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Spend the first hour just going around in a circle. Very irritating !!!
Rating: 5
Blue Whale Sighting!
Tue, Jun 26, 12   5:00 PM CarrieKeithR Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
This was a fabulous trip. We saw a blue whale and a megapod of common dolphins. It was an amazing experience. I highly recommend this!
Rating: 4
Great crew
Tue, Jun 26, 12   12:00 PM Brucebrown Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Excellent trip. Good presentation. You can't

control the fishing, the weather or the whale watching.
Rating: 5
Could not have been better!
Tue, Jun 26, 12   12:00 PM MBZLADE Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
My family & I went on this excursion on a beautiful day in Dana Point. I read the reviews before booking this - they were all positive so I knew we would have a great time and we did. Boat was on time, captain informative, We spotted a blue whale (as well as many dolphins) and the captain pursued the blue whale for a long time to make sure we all had a good chance to see it. I would do this excursion again during whale season.
Rating: 5
We saw whales!
Tue, Jun 26, 12   12:00 PM MaggieLBC Female 20-29 Combination Family Without Children
My mother, who was in town visiting for the week, and I decided to try whale watching since neither of us ever had. I wasn't sure how good the chances of actually seeing whales was, so when I found the half price Tuesday deal it seemed like no question! To us it would have been worth the 22 bucks just to be out on the ocean for two hours. But we started out visiting a family of dolphins who were extremely playful and swam after the waves of the boat and jumped out of the water right next to us. After, we visited a large blue whale who had been feeding in the area all morning! Our boat was 95 feet long and held probably 50-75 people and blue whales are the largest in the world! When they told us this whale was almost as long as our boat we were in awe! Of course we could not get extremely close to the whale, and we were ony able to catch its back arching out of the water. It spouts some air and arches for a few breaths before spending about 10 minutes at a time underwater, so it can be tricky getting close to them long enough. But they said they hadn't seen whales previously this season yet, so it would be worth it to go now if there's a chance!! Even to see the top of this animal and imagine its actual size is pretty unreal! It got a little crowded at the nose of the boat when trying to get a perfect view of the whale, but overall there was PLENTY of room for everyone to get a view as it was a large boat. I would suggest binoculars if you have them! All in all, a wonderful experience!
Rating: 4
Great Trip
Tue, Jun 26, 12   10:00 AM JosephCyr Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
It was a quiet day but still saw a Blue Whale. What a fantastic site. The captain did his best for us to have a chance to see some sea life.
Rating: 2
Captain not very smart.
Mon, Jun 25, 12   5:30 PM ToddSwans Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
Captain stopped at location with seals swimming under the boat. He had us fish there for an hour and ten minutes before it dawned on him that no fish would bite with seals in the area.
Rating: 5
Excellent family activity
Sun, Jun 24, 12   2:00 PM msimental1 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Kids will love seeing the dolphins.
Rating: 4
No fish
Sun, Jun 24, 12   12:45 PM Ronnie995 Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
First, I could not buy a ticket with my PC because, as always, the display indicated that the trip was sold out. How ever, I had no trouble using my IPhone to get tickets.

Parking was difficult.

The trip and crew were friendly and helpful, but they could 't find fish that would bite.

My daughter had a great time.
Rating: 3
Sun, Jun 24, 12   12:45 PM seanharp Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
I was not told that the 4 ticket i bought for the trip with my wife, son and his girlfriend were going to be on a boat that was designed for kids. If you go out of Dana Point do NOT go on a Sunday unless you want to spend your trip fixing your lines that will be crossed the whole trip. Felt i should have been informed before i went! BTW, Captain did not find the fish!
Rating: 4
Fun and exciting trip...
Sun, Jun 24, 12   12:45 PM Abstract99 Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
Although we didn't catch anything, my son (10 years) had a good time on the boat. He hooked a nice barracuda but lost it during the retrieve. The deck hands were a lot of help for everyone, and the hamburgers are to die for. I recommend Dana Wharf Sport fishing to everyone, especially those with children.
Rating: 4
we enjoyed our fishing
Sun, Jun 24, 12   6:30 AM omphalos10 Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
I am a beginner for fishing, but I could enjoy the fishing
Rating: 1
Bad Weather - Bad Experience
Sat, Jun 23, 12   5:30 PM bgsync Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The weather for the trip became unpleasant, in particular the winds and high swells. Caused significant swaying of the boat, even to the point where the water level came up to the side of the deck on several occasions as the boat swayed from side to side. The crew tried several locations, but were unsuccessful in making he experience more pleasant. While I don't expect to catch fish, I would hope the Dana Warf would use its judgement in possible postposing or rescheduling trips when it is certain to be a bad experience for its customers.
Rating: 5
Great Day
Fri, Jun 22, 12   10:00 AM MarvAshton Male 40-49 Local Other
My Daughter and I had a fantastic day fishing. Everything was provided for us, staff were awesome. Will be back for sure..THANKS :)