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
The Crew on the ship was awesome.
Sun, Jan 6, 13   12:45 PM fsavinda Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
We did not catch a ton keeper fish, but we had a great time nevertheless, it was so much fun. I would recomend.
Rating: 5
Great first-time whale watching experience!
Sat, Jan 5, 13   12:00 PM Wilms2010 Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
We were very fortunate to have good weather and we were able to observe two grey whales. Crew was friendly and very informative and our guide made sure that we had the chance to watch these whales do what whales do :) Definitely plan to take this tour again to observe blue whales in the spring!
Rating: 5
Incredible Experience
Sat, Jan 5, 13   10:00 AM mhureau Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The crew was so knowledgable and fun. The was beautiful - couldn't have asked for a better experience. Saw some gray whales, the crew explained so much - not too crowded - absolutely I would recommend to family and friends.
Rating: 5
Dana Wharf Crews are the best!
Fri, Jan 4, 13   5:30 PM prillrh1 Male 50-59 Local Individual
Dana Wharf Crews are the best!
Rating: 4
Worth it!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 1, 13   12:00 PM atoves33 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Excellent tour, saw whales and dolphins, friendly and knowledgeable staff along with extra guides on board that walk around answering questions, engaging children and sharing knowledge and laughs. It is COLD outside of the harbor, even in good weather, and the potential to get wet can come if the water is choppy, reccommend water proof jackets and hats, especially for kids!! Not a lot of places to sit unless you go downstairs, so be prepared to stand for the entire 2 hours or snag someone elses spot when they go to the bathroom ;0
Rating: 4
Fin-again, and again
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 1, 13   12:00 PM Davanna Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Whale watching is unpredictable, so don't expect to see the same show as the previous tour group - these whales are on the move - and fast! I was disappointed to only see 1 fin whale, but that's nature! There is great information about whales from the tour guide while waiting for "fin-again" (fin whale) to surface. I learned quite a bit, eventhough there wasn't much to see. We were lucky, however, to ride up on a huge pod of dolphins. It was just like DiCaprio in"Titanic", but much better!
Rating: 5
Entertaining and Educational, highly reccommended!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 1, 13   12:00 PM Julesrubio Female 50-59 Local Individual
I took my 6 year old nephew on the trip and told him we may not see anything, but thught the boat ride alone would be fun. The crew was engaging for the first hour at which time nothing was sighted. My nephew told me he was haveing a great time. When we did spot a fin whale, my nephew was overjoyed. Heading back to the marina, we saw several dolphns and my nephew informed me that this was the best day of his life!!! I couldn't agree more......
Rating: 5
Fun day!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 1, 13   12:00 PM LauraHamm Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Great day. Saw one whale but was even more excited about the dolphins. :) guide was extremely knowledgeable and crew was friendly.
Rating: 5
Big bang for your buck
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 1, 13   12:00 PM grandootie Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
We go whale watching several times a year and always out of Dana Point. The tours are enjoyable and educational as the crew is very knowledgeable about the local marine life. Every possible effort is made to view a whale but of course, that is not always going to happen so the captain is always on the lookout for dolphins, sea lions, etc. No matter what you see, a day spent on the water is a good day.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Trip!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 1, 13   10:00 AM hfatzer Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We were able to follow a female Gray Whale for quite some time, and she kept fluking every few minutes. We also saw a pod of several hundred common dolphins with babies. This was our first time ever seeing whales and dolphins in the wild, and we were very pleased with the trip and the crew. Thank you!
Rating: 5
Loved this Excursion!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 1, 13   10:00 AM CarolKSoCal Female 70+ Local Family Without Children
My husband & I are locals who never took advantage of this wonderful resource right on our own backyard until this past week. We had a wonderful time on the whale watching tour and found our captain to be so interesting and very knowledgeable about the sea life in the area. The boat ride was great and the crew were friendly & helpful. We plan to come back again as soon as possible to see more whales and dolphins!
Rating: 5
Professional captain and crew
Fri, Dec 28, 12   10:00 AM flp542 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Excellent trip, Super lively bait, crew were on the spot helpful. Brought a friend from New Jersey we had a blast!!!
Rating: 5
We had a fabulous time!!
Fri, Dec 28, 12   10:00 AM RobKelly Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
The crew was fantastic at helping us get started fishing since we hadn't fished in many years! They were fabulous and helped make this a very fun event! The boat was wonderful and had great food aboard! It was a fabulous experience that we will be sure to do again!
Rating: 4
Enjoyable trip.
Thu, Dec 27, 12   12:00 PM finchy3 Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Nice couple of hours led by an enthusiastic crew!

We saw one Grey Whale and plenty of Dolphins that played alongside the boat, which was awesome.

Well worth the money!

The Thompson family (England)
Rating: 1
total disaster, not backed by any customer service
Wed, Dec 26, 12   12:00 PM BGLOCKLING Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Went out excited with wife and 3 older teenage children on Christmas vac. It rained iin the morn and cleared by noon, nice and sunny. Captain and crew were friendly. Got out on the water and cap warned it's going to be ruff out there a storm just blew through this morn. Got passed the jetty and it got extremely ruff everyone just held on and didn't move around. 25 min in to trip captain said it's too ruff, and would'nt be able to follow a whale if we found one. Said he would radio office about refunds or some kind of credit . He had to wait for perfect nonwave to turn the boat in a hurry. Got back too dock less than 1 hour out, they gave us our tickets back. Some of us were from out of state and went in to talk to the office. They told us thats all they could do. I asked for manager or owner they said she just left, and wouldn't be back today. So the owner left the help to give us the poor service news, not there fault. My money is waisted and I won't be back to that Dana Point Harbor