Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,628 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
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)
% Positive Average
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: 4
Enjoyable! Definitely will go again!!
Tue, Sep 11, 12   12:00 PM ginger75 Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a good time. Did not see whales, but did see a lot of dolphins. Unfortunately the weather was not good - raining lightly - but we enjoyed our trip anyway. Everyone was pleasant and boat was right on time!!
Rating: 3
The birds ruin the experience.
Sun, Sep 9, 12   12:45 PM candykrause Female 50-59 Combination Family Without Children
Three of us did this same activity a couple years ago & it was wonderful. There were so many pelicans etc this time that it wasn't nearly as much fun. We probably won't go again because of this.
Rating: 5
An Amazing Company and Experience
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Sep 8, 12   5:00 PM whittaker422 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
My husband and I bought tickets for us and my folks when they came down to visit. We didn't happen to see any whales, but the company stands behind the experiences they provide and gave us a "whale check" to come back again for free to board another excursion of our choice.

We saw a ton of beautiful dolphins and it was still a great experience! I highly recommend this whale watching experience!
Rating: 5
Great time!
Sat, Sep 8, 12   2:00 PM gailteacher Unspecified 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
We always enjoy our boat ride through Dana Harbor. The captain and the skipper are entertaining. The boat is comfortable and they make sure it doesn't get too crowded.
Rating: 4
Enjoyable afternoon on the water
Fri, Sep 7, 12   12:00 PM catlover01 Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
Southern California summertime, on the ocean, beautfiul day, who could ask for more? Even though we didn't see any whales (spent quite a while trailing a pod of dolphins and we did get a "whale check" for another trip, it was a great excursion.

The glass of wine at Wind and Sea capped off an enjoyable afternoon
Rating: 5
Fantastic cruise
Wed, Sep 5, 12   12:00 PM jyBishop Female 70+ Local Family With Children
Wonderful, informative cruise. Watching the blue whales was well worth the cost of the cruise. The Captain's running comnmentary on the lives and activities of the blue whales made the whales even more impressive. Would take the cruise again anytime.
Rating: 4
Great experience.
Tue, Sep 4, 12   5:00 PM JohnFKohl Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Our kids loved it but unfortunately, we only saw dolphins on our outing. The captain was knowledgeable and entertaining. We hope to go again.
Rating: 5
Great Day Great Fun
Tue, Sep 4, 12   5:00 PM fredgardner Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The trip was great and the weather was perfect. Saw whale spouts and a family of seals. Just really enjoyed ourselves.
Rating: 3
Buyer Beware
Tue, Sep 4, 12   5:00 PM roxh59 Female 50-59 Local Other
We purchased whale watching tix as the company guarantees whale sightings or a return ticket free of charge. Most whale watchers are from out-of-town but we're local so we thought we'd take a chance. Of course, the animals are wild and we weren't able to find any even though the crew tried diligently. We ended up seeing only one pod of dolphins so, when we returned, we requested the return tix. We were told no way, because we saw dolphins, and dolphins are whales! Did you know that? If you don't, you're probably smart enough not to be lulled into the gamble in the first place!

As a side note, Zerve couldn't be nicer. I had a problem with the order and they cheerfully fixed it right away.
Rating: 5
An A+ Adventure on the High Seas at Dana Point
Tue, Sep 4, 12   2:00 PM Martim1 Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
Permission to come aboard was granted and as Captain and crew greeted their eager passengers, no one anticipated what would happen next. Indeed, the Dana Wharf Whale Watching activity proved more than all aboard expected. Greeted soon after departure with sightings of two Blue Whales and a hammerhead shark, this activity is definitely well worth the time and investment for those looking to see these beautiful creatures in their native environment. As an author who writes fiction based on sea adventure, I was delighted to be treated to such an amazing experience - witnessing the rare Blue Whale at such close proximity.

This is definitely a "must" for those visiting Dana Point with Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching as the host company to provide the experience. Fair Winds ~

Marti Melville
Rating: 5
Wonderful time
Tue, Sep 4, 12   2:00 PM Naturenut Female 60-69 Local Individual
We saw 3 blue whales on our trip.
Rating: 5
We were very excited about seeing bluewhales
Tue, Sep 4, 12   2:00 PM Schwolv Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was our last day on vecation before we had to return at home and we were very nervous, if we would really see whales, but we did. It was great and we were really excited about it. The captain gave detailes informations about all the sea animals, we saw and could see. He always told us, when he discorved something and described exactly where we could see this animal. So we saw two bluewhales and a hammer shark!
Rating: 5
It was fantastic
Tue, Sep 4, 12   2:00 PM dsinger303 Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
It was a very memorible experience,. The crew was great, the boat smooth and we got to see whales. Had a wonderful time and I would recommend to all my friends.
Rating: 3
great day for a boat ride on 1/2 price day
Tue, Sep 4, 12   12:00 PM markcorente Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
it was a nice day for a nice, kind of short, boat ride, but fun times always seem that way, seating is limited but there were no complaints any where unfortunately we didn't see any whales and just a few dolphins, but it was a great day for a boat ride on the ocean, snacks and drinks are ready available, both soft and alcholic as you wish, o yea they did offer a1/2 off return trip for not seeing whales but it dosen't apply ot 1/2 off days so no benefit there over all very pleasent boat ride for a day on the ocean for both of us
Rating: 4
Recommendable on Tuesdays ;-)
Tue, Sep 4, 12   12:00 PM battenhollow Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
While the header may be a bit sarcastical, we enjoyed a trip on Tuesday first week of September at "half" price. As we didn't encounter any whales and even the dolphins probably had had enough tourists during labour day and the extended weekend, our trip was pretty (yet boring) for the first 75 minutes as there was NOTHING to see. Not the crew's fault, of course. Then we got two to three dolphin schools around the boat but all in all a long trip for a few minutes of fun. At half price, okay. And - the boat was clean, neat, functional with very decently priced and yummy food on board. Catamaran was out of service, which suited us fine as the team informed us via phone about it upfront. Dana Pride was just as good and I think with better space to move around on the boat. A little more opportunities to sit instead of stand would be appreciated. Dana point is a gorgious location and everything was well organized and professional. Depending on the whales and dolphins, I would highly recommend a trip with Dana Wharf. Just pick the right day ;-)