Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,344 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 148 353 5 = 348 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 232 532 11 = 521 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 616 1,378 34 = 1,344 97% 4.5
All 4,836 10,102 352 = 9,750 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 755 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 318 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 210 91% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 61 100% 4.8 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: 3
only minimal efforts
Sun, Aug 21, 11   2:00 PM abausch Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
the 2 hour tirp was much more an 1 hour trip!!

the trips are scheduled in such a way, that per default they are always much shorter than promised - the maximal possible time on the sea is 1,5 hours....!!

this is serious cheating, but probable the wording in the web is legally ok....

the captian was nice and fun, the boat was fast and in a good shape, yet the captain did not really go the extra mile to really find whales or any intersting wildlife.... certainly there is luck in it, yet a bit more effort and time would go a long way...
Rating: 5
Best well whale watching experience I have had!
Sat, Aug 20, 11   2:00 PM 123maizie Female 50-59 Local Other
Seeing Great Blue Whales had to be one of the most amazing experiencing I have had. The crew was accomodating, educational and entertaining. What a great day!
Rating: 5
I took my mom, we had a great time!!
Sat, Aug 20, 11   10:00 AM janna6 Female 40-49 Local Other
Since we did not see any whales we get to come back for free, but if that was not available, we'd still do it!!!
Rating: 5
Thoroughly enjoyed this event
Fri, Aug 19, 11   2:00 PM JEANLEBLANC Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
This was a very exiciting expidition. I enjoyed everything about this trip. The boat ride in itself was awesome and then to see all the dolphins; literally hundreds of them swimming right in front of and before the boat. Then we followed a blue whale which surfaced about every 10 minutes, just as the captain said. He was very informative.I got some great photos and video. I loved it and can't wait to do it again.
Rating: 5
Fri, Aug 19, 11   2:00 PM FranBuster Male 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
The whole operation is very professional. Our captain was very knowledgeable and guided us directly to where he knew a whale to be. We watched this whale for at least half an hour. We also "played" with countless dolphins. The only complaint was that the optimal viewing was on the front of the deck, and one had to be a bit aggressive to get there. But overall, the whole experience was most amazing and wonderful. We had one of the most memorable times of our lives! Very highly recommended!
Rating: 4
I dont appreciate having to type
Fri, Aug 19, 11   12:00 PM kagriffen Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
I dont wish to enter this.
Rating: 5
Fantastic trip
Fri, Aug 19, 11   12:00 PM SteveMeta Unspecified 60-69 International Tourist(s) Other
I have been on whale-watching tours in many countries and this was the best. Capt Larry is highly knowledgeable about whales, dolphins, sea birds and the region, and is very enthusisatic. We saw lots of dolphins, a sun-fish and a blue whale. Great! The DVD is well worth buying too! I'll be coming again when I am next in California.
Rating: 5
Had a great time!
Fri, Aug 19, 11   10:00 AM jimeconomos Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
I took my 8 and 5 year old boys on thier first deep sea fishing trip. They caught lots of fish and they loved it. The crew was very helpful and it was a family friendly atmosphere.
Rating: 4
Good trip! Would definitely do again!
Thu, Aug 18, 11   6:30 AM txtchx1999 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I would certainly reccomend this outfit and would definitely do this trip again. The staff was very friendly and accomodating. The boat was clean as well as the bathroom. We did a half day trip that started at 6:30 am and therefore avoided a crowded boat. Fishing conditions that day were not the best, but the captain did manage to put us on some sand bass and calico bass where I was able to land about 5-6 fish and make the trip worthwhile in respect to fishing. The staff serves up an excellent breakfast burrito, breakfast sandwich or a breakfast plate, and is very reasonably priced on all food and beverages on the boat. All in all, good times, I am glad I booked this trip while visiting from Texas and would not hesitate to do so again.
Rating: 5
Wed, Aug 17, 11   2:00 PM justkiki2 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had heard about the whales being sited in and around Dana Point, and had heard good things about Dana Wharf, so we decided to book our trip! I loved the fact that there was a covered/ wind-blocked area to get out of the elements, and a spacious open deck for passengers of all ages! The crew knew exactly where to take us, and were very knowledgeable about the species of marine life around the area. We were not disappointed and had a great time seeing the Blue Whales, several species of dolphin and sea lions basking on a buoy! 2 hours of fun!
Rating: 3
Wed, Aug 17, 11   10:00 AM justinspence Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The fishing was extremely slow. We were given sardines instead of anchovies for bait but I dont feel like the tackle provided with the rental rods was suited for the larger more active bait fish. as a result we had more tangled lines with other fishermen on the boat and therefore less fishing. I had to cut my line re-rig up my pole several times due to tangles. Others in my group had the same propblem.
Rating: 3
Thing to know...
Wed, Aug 17, 11   10:00 AM Michelle0770 Unspecified 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Here are some things I wish I knew before I went on the fishing trip. I wish I would have known to bring needle nose pliers and wire cutters also a knife so I could have taken care of my own re-hooking, detangling and baiting. Also you might want to take into consideration if school’s out, on our boat we had so many kids running around it was really irritating. A lot of people brought food to eat on the boat which if I knew I would have done the same. Make sure you bring a small towel for your hands and don’t forget a jacket.

That’s all 
Rating: 5
Great Trip!!!!!!
Wed, Aug 17, 11   10:00 AM JMatlock Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
I Had A great time, I took my 3 boys that are ages 5, 9 and 11, the crew and captain where great they help me bait the hooks and of course get them HOOKED UP! I would strongly recommend the boat REEL FUN for a day of fun and fishing with your family.
Rating: 2
Tue, Aug 16, 11   5:00 PM angelab4000 Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
This whale watching trip was very dull and boring. In the entire 2 hour trip, all we saw was a whale fin for 2 seconds. It was so far away we could barely even see it. Earlier in the trip, we did see some dolphins, but that was about it. The only good thing about this event was the captain. He was really great at telling us where to look and what to look for. He tried really hard to find us some whales so I appreciated that a lot. Otherwise, it was definitely not worth the money and was overall disappointing.
Rating: 4
Great Trip!
Tue, Aug 16, 11   5:00 PM riebeetee Female 20-29 Combination Group of Friends
The crew is great -- dedicated to trying to get you to see a whale (and dolphins). Our captain even continued on to see the whale surface again, when we was supposed to be heading back to port. Great trip!