Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,433 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 213 479 19 = 460 94% 4.5
Last 6 months 397 909 25 = 884 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 641 1,472 39 = 1,433 97% 4.6
All 5,231 11,008 377 = 10,631 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 838 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 366 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 182 85% 4.0 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 47 100% 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
Always worth it!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 13, 12   12:00 PM dmsphotos1 Female 50-59 Local Individual
Had another great trip! The Grays are out and plentiful! Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Good for the soul!!!
Rating: 5
Great afternoon cruise
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 13, 12   12:00 PM lanssens Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Enjoyed our trip and saw a grey whale, dolphins and sea lions!
Rating: 5
Good Choice
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 13, 12   10:00 AM lorenharper Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a great time! We didn't see whales but lots of Porpus. They gave us 1/2 off for a future event.
Rating: 5
Clean, friendly and professional.
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 13, 12   10:00 AM vspieper Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
My husband and I enjoyed the activity. It was a very relaxing and beautiful ride. The boat was clean and well maintained. It was not overcrowded and the crew was friendly and professional. In my opinion, this trip will be enjoyed most by children 7 and up. The younger children were a little bored and were slightly confused as to where to look, as the dolphins move quickly and are hard to see. I would love to take the trip again at another time of year, as it is well worth the price and I have recommended it to my daughter as a fun place for a date.
Rating: 5
I was disappointed that we didn't see any whales.
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 13, 12   10:00 AM vandergiesse Male 40-49 Local Unspecified
I know there isn't a guarantee to see whales, but Dana Point is supposed to be the best at finding whales. Maybe they aren't???

I went on a date & thought it would be perfect. It still was a good date, but would have been much better had we seen whales!
Rating: 4
Fun adventure
Mon, Mar 12, 12   12:00 PM moonlightguy Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Everything about the staff and boat was great! A fun trip, and there is a little thrill not knowing what you will see. They do announce immediately that if no whales or dolphins are seen, that they give a voucher for another free trip. Fun two hours and would recommend.
Rating: 5
Cruise was definitely "A" rated!!
Mon, Mar 12, 12   12:00 PM Capaci Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
The cruise boat was very clean and orderly. Crew was A+. The only thing our group would have recommended would be for the captain to announce a tad more about the grey whales (ie: since Newport Coast is such a fashion hub, it would be interesting to note a fun fact such as "ambergris". It comes from the whales and is historical in the use of a fixative in the perfume industry. The captain was wonderful in announcing whale info, but possibly add 5% of fun details such as this. All in all GREAT EXPERIENCE and would do it again.
Rating: 5
Great Activity
Mon, Mar 12, 12   12:00 PM pdiddy222 Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We had a great time. The Dana Wharf facility has ample parking, friendly staff and clean boats. The captain's running narrative while we were out in the ocean was entertaining, educational and high energy. We saw at least four whales. Bonus round: a dozen dolphins followed the boat and played in the boat's wake for awhile. The captain glided by the harbour bouy on the return trip and gave us a close look and quick lesson about the seals/sea lion piled up in the float. I would highly recommend Dana Wharf Whale Watching trip.
Rating: 2
Fun boat ride but no whales.
Sun, Mar 11, 12   3:00 PM sroberts3063 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was a nice day for a boat ride and saw lots of dolphins but no whales. The boat was nice but no whales. They gave us a ticket to come back but seeing as how they are not seeing whales and I live 2,000 miles away it doesn't seem like a free ticket is all that valuable.
Rating: 4
Looking forward to doing it again
Sun, Mar 11, 12   2:00 PM MONICASMS3 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our experience was very nice. We unfortunatley did not see any whales this time but we were issued a voucher for another try at it at our convienience. We did see sea lions and a pod of common dolphins.
Rating: 5
Great experience.
Sun, Mar 11, 12   1:30 PM PeterBond Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We didn't see a whale, but lots of dolphin. Overall a great day out on the water. We will do it again.
Rating: 3
service
Sun, Mar 11, 12   1:00 PM mcdist Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
the guys on the boat were great. the guys in the shop were horrible service (i almost wanted a refund and didnt want to go after bieng blown off for asking questions). dont hire teenagers to run the shop get people who care. i probably wont use this company again. although the guy with long hair working the snack shack on the boat was really nice and worked really hard. captain was informative.
Rating: 4
A Nice Activity
Sun, Mar 11, 12   1:00 PM Markeaston27 Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
This was a nice event. We did not see any whales. We did not see many dolphins either. Make sure it is sunny and warm outside.
Rating: 5
Fishing trip
Sun, Mar 11, 12   12:45 PM seinfeld1 Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Crew was fantastic
Rating: 5
We saw a whale
Sun, Mar 11, 12   12:00 PM thinkkanen Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
It is amazing that the migration of the grey whale is taking place in front of our very eyes. The whale watching cruise is a wonderful opportunity to observe the migration of this magnificent animal.