Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,454 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 107 219 8 = 211 96% 4.4
Last 6 months 322 704 27 = 677 95% 4.5
Last 12 months 656 1,492 38 = 1,454 96% 4.5
All 5,340 11,233 385 = 10,848 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 350 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 220 86% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 53 100% 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
Sun, Apr 22, 12   2:30 PM LJames537 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
This was by far the best whale watching trip I have ever been on. The captain, Todd, was excellent with tons of information. My son had a blast, and we saw 5 whales. I highly recommend this trip!
Rating: 5
First time but not my last time
Sun, Apr 22, 12   12:45 PM erinfrog Female 40-49 Local Individual
We didn't catch much fish but the crew was awesome. We got to see a gray whale breach!
Rating: 5
Thank you
Sun, Apr 22, 12   12:00 PM Westphalen Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Very enjoyable!

Thank you!
Rating: 5
Tons of fun
Sun, Apr 22, 12   10:00 AM ccariaga Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
The crew were very involved and made the trip very fun. Would definitely go on another trip again!
Rating: 3
not much activity
Sat, Apr 21, 12   4:00 PM nancemercado Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Not much activity
Rating: 4
Good value for the money
Sat, Apr 21, 12   4:00 PM dishankaran Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Very good experience. Used OCNET as code during checkout for 15% off. Though there is no guarantee we were able to see a total of 4 gray whales, 2 bluefin whales and maybe a hundred dolphins !! Kids are your best judge and ours enjoyed every bit. Very polite and knowledgeable captain helped matters more. I would definitely recommend this tour which is much cheaper than the other one at Dana Point.
Rating: 5
Excellent time and had a wonderful evening
Sat, Apr 21, 12   4:00 PM spencerhardy Male 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
We received the ticket quickly and had a wonderful time on our whale-watching trip. The captain went above and beyond making it an enjoyable trip.
Rating: 5
Highly reccomend it!!!!!
Sat, Apr 21, 12   4:00 PM MaryHGarcia Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
loved it!!! we got to see many whales and dolphins. The ship was immaculate and the crew was awesome....they even kept us out longer because the captain was determined for us to see another group of a different type of whale they saw in the distance!! We are looking forward to doing it again real soon :)
Rating: 5
Saw whales, as promised, as well as dolphins.
Sat, Apr 21, 12   12:00 PM jeaniem Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
The skipper and crew were awesome. There was a marine expert on board who narrated and explained behaviors. They let all the kids on board go into the wheel house and "drive" the boat. Although I had no children with me I thought this was a very wonderful thing. We saw whales, they explained how to spot them and track them. We saw so many dolphins it was like being in a Jacque Cousteau show. The dolphins were worth the price of the ticket!
Rating: 5
We can't wait to go again!
Sat, Apr 21, 12   10:00 AM bobbimiesen Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
This was our families first Whale Watching Trip and we're ready to go again. We saw over 9 whales which I'm told is rare to see that many at one outing, lots of seals ( which swam up to the boat and were so darn cute) and dolphins. The Guide and Crew were funny and friendly and narrated the trip all the way through with interesting facts about everything we saw. Wish we could have stayed out another 2 hours!
Rating: 4
Excellent crew
Fri, Apr 20, 12   10:00 AM BIGHIRT Male 40-49 Combination Individual
I didn't catch a fish, but I did get a couple bites but it was just fun being on the water in this area for the first time. Will definitely go again soon now that I've got a little local seasoning. Other folks on the boat did catch fish I would like to add.
Rating: 5
Got some great pictures!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Apr 18, 12   2:00 PM SandraKolo Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had visited Southern California before and never spotted any whales. We decided to take the Dana Wharf Whale Watching tour. The Captain and crew were very informed about whales and dolphins and not only gave tips on spotting whales and dolphins but also shared factual information in an interesting way. On the trip we saw several Grey Whales, Sea Lions, and a large group of Common Dolphins. The Captain cruised slowly and turned the boat frequently allowing all passengers to get a good view and take photographs. We took the 2 p.m. cruise after the morning fog lifted. That worked well for visibility. After the cruise, I was able to spot more whales from the shore using the tips I had learned on the cruise. We would definitely go again.
Rating: 5
No Whales but Who Cares
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Apr 18, 12   12:00 PM MYOWNIGLOO Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
It was great being out on the ocean, and we "parked" in a pod of dolphins and had a great time watching them frolic. I swear they planned their jumps to void the cameras! And they seemed genuinely happy to see us and genuinely reluctant for us to leave when we did.

Oh, and we saw a sea lion. (I called it a seal and one of the crew corrected me with a good natured chuckle.)

The crew was friendly and professional and quite knowledgeable about where we were going and what we were seeing.

The trip was so enjoyable, I didn't even regret the prescription glasses I managed to drop overboard on the way out of the harbor. Really!
Rating: 5
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Apr 18, 12   10:00 AM TOMMYBLAIR Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Rating: 5
Whale Watching with Dana Wharf Sportsfishing
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Apr 18, 12   10:00 AM charlotte43 Female 70+ Local Group of Friends
The boat, The Dana Pride, was clean and safe and our skipper was educated and very knowledgeable about the mammals we hoped to see, from whales to different dolphins etc. He did not dumb-down his narration and I liked that. As it happened the fog rolled in and we didn't see any whales so we got a whale-rain-check - much appreciated. Boat crew were friendly and very agreeable. We shall be back soon. Thanks.