Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,363 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 211 493 8 = 485 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 310 730 11 = 719 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 617 1,395 32 = 1,363 97% 4.6
All 4,961 10,394 355 = 10,039 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 778 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 321 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 204 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 60 100% 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
Fun experience
Sat, Sep 24, 11   12:00 PM kcampmail Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We saw two different types of dolphins and a blue whale. The captain was very knowledgeable and gave us great information about each type of animal that we encountered (habits, natural predators, size, diet, travel range, etc). The boat is very clean and the crew was friendly. Parking appeared to be plentiful and was free.

We had a fun trip!
Rating: 5
Fantastic fishing and nature experiense
Sat, Sep 24, 11   6:30 AM MarieAsker Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Individual
Had an magnificient early morning trip. Went out with Dana Wharf sportsfishing & Whale watching last summer also, so I knew that it would be good . Catching squid was real fun and exiting as I've never done that before, they tasted really good also. The crew members are very nice & helpfull. It's also a great way to see wildlife at sea & you are really in it, even to see land from the water is amazing. As fishing is one of my great hobbies I wanted to do it even if I this year was on my own & I had no problems at all taking part of this trip as a lonely female & it felt as we all were a group of freinds out fishing. I highly recomend this activity.
Rating: 4
Good Trip
Sat, Sep 24, 11   6:30 AM seinfeld1 Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
fishing trip from Dana Point
Rating: 4
We had quite the experience
Sat, Sep 24, 11   6:30 AM Brandtbray Male 40-49 Unspecified Family Without Children
We went out hoping to find yellow tail, bass and others. The first thing we ran into were squid, not just squid but tens of thousands of them. None of us had caught squid prior to this trip, it turn out to be hilarious, fun, wild and then some. The first thing they do is blast you with their propelled ocean water, then ink the heck out of you next...it went flying right into our unsuspecting fishing cohorts. We laughed so hard at the expression of our unsuspecting family member who got it full boar into his face. We were covered with ocean water and ink from head to toe. The boat was great! Food good. Only wish we could have caught more.. meaning yellow tail, etc. We did get a couple small bass. One member packed up thirty pounds of squid to bring home.. caught far more but one can only take so much on a plane. The crew work their rears off, excellent crew on board.. clean boat can't ask for more. We plan to go out of Dana Point Wharf again.. it's the best. Really a great ride, and experience. The sea life alone can keep you more then entertained. Spectacular!
Rating: 5
Magical!!
Fri, Sep 23, 11   2:00 PM jasonhenson Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
We had the most magical time. I took my 5 year old and he and I had the best time sharing in the beauty of being around the pod of Dolphins and the Blue Whale. We had the pleasure of being with a select group of friends that chartered the boat for ourselves. I HIGHLY reccomend this experience! I can now check that off my "bucket list"!
Rating: 5
Really fantastic 2 hours!
Fri, Sep 23, 11   2:00 PM kathyshannon Female 50-59 Local Other
The boat was great and the Captain seemed very nice. Michelle Anderson and her group made this an unforgettable journey. Dolphins stayed with us all day and we saw two blue whales. The only thing I would have wished is for the Captain to have been able to shut off the engine when we were so close to the whales. But, no complaints. I look forward to going again!
Rating: 5
Spiritual Celebration
Fri, Sep 23, 11   2:00 PM LeslieMurray Female 50-59 Local Other
I loved going with Michelle Anderson's group to celebrate the Equinox.

Our trip was so beautiful and gentle and joy filled watching all the dolphins and whales.

It was quite a gift! The captain was wonderful and sensitive to our group.
Rating: 5
Dolphin Dan was awesome!!
Fri, Sep 23, 11   2:00 PM Heather6 Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Great time out on the water.... Highly Recommend!!
Rating: 5
for people who love nature
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, Sep 23, 11   12:00 PM Raquele Unspecified 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My 16 year old daughter recommended this tour.She has a great love for Blue Whales,but had only seen them on television and magazines.It was everything we expected.The crew made sure to point out the whales and we were right up close to the.Also got to see lots of dolphins.It was the highlight of our trip!
Rating: 5
Had a good time
Wed, Sep 21, 11   2:00 PM pat169401 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife didn't think we'd be lucky and see any whales. She was very impressed when we tracked next to two pair of blue whales. The crew was very informative and professional. We saw several groups of dolphins and some squid also. We would do the trip again and highly recommend it.
Rating: 4
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Tue, Sep 20, 11   5:00 PM rberlemont Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
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Rating: 5
Wonderful experience with great whale sightings.
Tue, Sep 20, 11   2:00 PM barnor Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our grandchildren (age 10 and 12) enjoyed seeing the dolphins swimming along the boat and leaping out of the water, and we were all thrilled with the sightings of three blue whales. The captain did a great job of maneuvering the boat to maximize our view of the whales as they displayed their tails just prior to their deep dives. The boat was not crowded and we had plenty of room to move about from one end/side of the boat to the other. The trip was definitely well worth the money and we will go again when in the area!
Rating: 5
Great Whale Watching Experience
Tue, Sep 20, 11   12:00 PM artmal1x Male 60-69 Local Unspecified
This was by far the best trip of whale watching I had been on. We spotted three whales that gave us a great show and the boat Captain & Crew were outstanding in spooting and information.
Rating: 5
Something for Everyone--Great Experience
Tue, Sep 20, 11   12:00 PM Revenant222 Male 20-29 Local Family With Children
My wife and I, along with our 18 month old son went blue whale watching last week. Overall we were extremely impressed.

We went on a Tuesday, on one of the half-price tours. We were happy with the accessibility of the location. Specifically it was easy to locate off the freeway, free parking was available right near the check-in location, and the relevant dock was within 100 ft. of check-in. Very low stress, which made it easier to manage our very active son.

The crew was helpful and the captain's instructions informative as the boat headed out (about 5 minutes after the hour--we had some late arrivals who held things up). As we left the harbor we ran through a (in my opinion) fairly large group of dolphins, which surrounded the boat and were very visually entertaining. My son particularly liked this portion of the experience, as the dolphins were close enough that he could get a good look at them. He called out ever time he saw them for the rest of the two hours, which was fairly often.

We saw 3-4 blue whales, which seemed to be taking turns coming up and showing off for the boat. Had a number of good fluke (tail) shots as they dove down, and once the whale surfaced quite close to the boat--it was amazing!

Overall a fun experience. Two hours was a bit long for our son, but he did quite well and enjoyed the dolphins immensely, and my wife and I had fun watching the whales as well.

Highly recommended.
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience from start to finish!
Tue, Sep 20, 11   12:00 PM SMHatch Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The crew and captain were polite and professional and the whales were amazing!! Understanding that the captain cannot produce the whales, what he can do is maneuver the boat so that everyone on board gets an excellent view of the animal without getting too close and disturbing the creatures!!! It was wonderful. We saw 11 blue whales and three HUGE pods of dolphins. Everyone on board was knowledgeable and friendly. And the boat was large enough that even this prone to seasickness passenger had a great time.