Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,429 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 214 479 19 = 460 94% 4.5
Last 6 months 400 915 25 = 890 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 640 1,468 39 = 1,429 97% 4.6
All 5,234 11,014 377 = 10,637 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 835 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 181 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: 4
Pleasant trip
Sat, Mar 10, 12   10:00 AM antonioz Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
It was a pleasant trip with good weather. Unfortunately we did not see any whales, only a dolphin pod. They did give us tickets without expiration for another trip out.
Rating: 5
Family Fun
Sat, Mar 10, 12   9:00 AM luchocamino Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
My family recently went whale watching in Dana Point and had a wonderful day. The captain was informative and did all he could to find some whales. The boat was clean, well maintained with a full supply of food. The trip went exactly as scheduled - leaving and arriving on time. We saw sea lions and dolphins, and overall had a great trip.
Rating: 3
Good Trip but did not see any whales, lots of dolh
Sat, Mar 10, 12   9:00 AM EKJOMAR2012 Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Trip was good and crew were both helpful and profesisonal.
Rating: 5
Excellent customer service
Sat, Mar 10, 12   9:00 AM cajunlady831 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Crew was Very friendly. We only seen dolphins for about 10 minutes, they were swimming along with the boat, got some great video. We did not see any whales and was a little disappointed, but did not blame this on the company , it was a beautiful way to start the morning with the boat ride and as we were getting off the boat the crew members gave everyone a free pass to come back again. Made my day as they did not have to do this. Will definetly be back again and will bring some more friends with us. Excellent customer service. Would recommend for everyone.
Rating: 5
great ride with lots of dolphins
Sat, Mar 10, 12   9:00 AM jgrover11 Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Interesting and fun facts about the dolphins. We didn't see whales so they gave us a "whale check" for another trip anytime. Can't wait till we can go again.
Rating: 4
nice
Sat, Mar 10, 12   9:00 AM sgtpapasmurf Male 20-29 Local Family With Children
Good day! nice day for an outtingon the water, friendly humorous staff,incredibly knowlegdeable. My daughters loved wacthing the dolphins swim right nex to the boat. They also enjoyed watching the seabirds dive into the water as the staff explained what the birds and dolphins were doing. Had a quesadilla from the lil "galley"aka kitchen it was good not too much and not too lil cheese, just right. Good time overall and recived a voucher for another trip at no expense due to not seeing any whales. I rate it a 9 out of 10. I'm not sure if I missed the instructions on where the restroom was located but there is one aboard the boat.
Rating: 4
An enjoyable day
Sat, Mar 10, 12   8:00 AM Bradyaf Female 70+ Local Family Without Children
We enjoyed our trip very much. The skipper was quite informive, discribing the differant sea life that we encountered along the way, and also, some that normally are in our coatal waters but did not appear. Unfortunately, the Whales were among those that did not appear. We will use Dana Point' Wharf's Whale Watching Tour again; maybe we will have better luck next time.
Rating: 5
What's not to like!
Fri, Mar 9, 12   4:00 PM edithwhite Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Individual
Great big ocean, fab weather, plenty of dolphins, food and drink if wanted, charming crew. Sighting a whale would have been the only improvement really!
Rating: 3
Lots of dolphins, no whales.
Fri, Mar 9, 12   12:00 PM ThomasBohan Male 70+ Local Family Without Children
Saw several hundred dolphins which was fascinating. Did not see any whales, so the crew issued "whale checks" (good for future trip) which is great for us locals. Captain was informative. Long boarding line formed early with no place to sit, and the boat was quite full, thus many of us had to stand throughout the whole experience which was not good for this senior with back problems. Women's restroom was foul smelling and the toilet was clogged; unacceptable!
Rating: 1
so disappointed, horrible expirence, couldn't see
Thu, Mar 8, 12   12:00 PM PMCHAGNON Female 30-39 Unspecified Unspecified
I am sure it was a great show for the side of the boat who got to see the one whale we followed for the entire 1.5 hours. The captin kept the whale positioned on one side of the boat leaveing the rest of us without a chance to see. Even when the whale passed in front and we got so excited we might have the change to see, he announced "I will keep the whale positioned at 3 o'clock" then manuvered the boat to where once again only one side of the boat had a view. Our three boys never could see over the selfish adults crowding the right side and never got to see the whale. The captin never asked for others to take turns, or at the very least, let children up front. We thought well maybe he will turn around and then we can see, but no. Never. They didn't try and explore and find other sea life. It was if they knew where one whale was, went straight there, rode along him the entire time, then took us back. They stated they guarentee you will see a whale, well I didn't and I want my money back. I was just so so sad for my kids who kept repeating we can't see, we can't see. And none of the crew or selfish adults aboard gave a second thought. We were not the only ones who were unable to see the whale. Two other familes eventually gave up and went into the bottom of the boat and ate snacks because they could not see either. I am just so confused as to why they would purposely keep the boat positioned to where you only have a view from one spot, and in that case not ask half way through the journey to rotate so all can see the beauty. We went swimming with dolphins in Hawaii and that company made sure everyone got to expirence the joy. So so so disappointed
Rating: 5
Awesome adventure
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 6, 12   2:00 PM TerryDiver Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Thoroughly enjoyed the whale watching - once in a life time experience.If the opportunity arises, we would do it again. Staff were very knowledgable.
Rating: 4
great views despite not seeing many whales
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 6, 12   12:00 PM scilla12 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
staff seemed okay; would have appreciated more commentary on the environs. enjoyed being in the boat and seeing the views of the coast. only 2 grey whales seen, and it was difficult seeing much as too far away and not much of the whale body out of the water. knew this might happen; did see a large pod of dolphins that followed our boat for awhile which was very enjoyable. the trip was worth taking as it was 1/2 price. did get a return coupon for 50% off up to 4 people that doesn't expire. since we are from Illinois, don't know that we will use it.
Rating: 5
We had a great time on the boat and love the water
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 6, 12   12:00 PM TMLieurance Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Other
This was a cold/dreary day w/limited sunshine and we stayed outside the entire time. Take gloves and scarf and dress warm and enjoy every minute. We did see whales and have pictures. Dolphins are the most fun! We love the water and this was a fun experience!
Rating: 5
Something fun for the the family!!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 6, 12   12:00 PM cbrickner81 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
Great price for a great trip! I have highly recommended this trip to a bunch of freinds and family already and cant wait to go again!! My 8 year old loved it since she is studying Marine life at school.... Created some great memories!
Rating: 5
Great Day
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 6, 12   12:00 PM ebs777777 Female 70+ Local Couple on a Date
We did see a whale....and we did see him lift his tail.....it was awesome....and we did see hundreds of dolphin....it was great fun....and would recommentd it very much to others.....