Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,386 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 140 353 3 = 350 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 358 864 11 = 853 98% 4.7
Last 12 months 611 1,418 32 = 1,386 97% 4.6
All 5,061 10,645 358 = 10,287 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 797 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 328 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 217 91% 4.4 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 44 100% 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
Winter Solstice trip on Catamaran was spectacular
Thu, Dec 22, 11   2:00 PM mzbadger Female 70+ Local Group of Friends
I go out with a group of 25 to 40 people every few months . on both the Catamaran and regular boat. Every trip

is a little different like the moods of the sea. We almost always have lots of dolphins come to play, sometimes

small pods and sometimes the ocean bubbles with 1000's of dolphins leaping and playing. The common

dolphins always want to hang out with the boat. on the Solstice we saw two whales blow like Old Faithful

and surface like islands rising out of the sea. Then we got "tailed". A bunch of porpoises showed up like they came

for a play date. The captains are all terrific, keeping you well informed and going the extra mile to make sure

you have the best experience possible. It's a great way to spend a few hours on the sea with our ocean

dwelling friends and seeing our beautiful coastline.
Rating: 4
Fun and exhilarating
Thu, Dec 22, 11   12:00 PM remyboy Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Enjoyed the trip.
Rating: 3
Always good to be on a boat
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Dec 20, 11   12:00 PM steve19zerve Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Did not see any Whales or Dolphins. Still good to get on boat. They did give a voucher for future boat trip.
Rating: 5
AMAZING
Sat, Dec 17, 11   12:00 PM RaNayNay Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
A very friendly group of guides. Very knowledgeable of all sea life and their habits and patterns. Went way out of the way to find a gray whale and found him and cruised with him for a while. Cruised for quite some time with the dolphin as well. They made you very comfortable and walked around making sure that all questions were answered and nobody was unsatisfied. This was for my daughters birthday and we did an early afternoon cruise, it was perfect and a perfect fun beginning to her day!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! They were too cool and it was way fun!!!
Rating: 5
What a fun trip!! Very knowledgeable guides!
Sat, Dec 17, 11   10:00 AM karishall Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a fantastic time. We got to see a bunch of common dolphins then they found a migrating grey whale. The guides not only made sure you found these majestic animals but also taught you about them and the different species you could encounter. I would recommend this trip for anyone!!
Rating: 5
Cold....but fun!
Sun, Dec 11, 11   2:00 PM marileeslade Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was a cold December afternoon, but we braved the weather as we stood at the front of the boat. Thank goodness there was coffee, hot chocolate, and cervesa to keep us warm. Although we didn't see any whales, we did see a few dolphins at the very last moment- which was fun, and we received a coupon to come try it again- we will be back for sure!
Rating: 5
Excellent trip!
Sat, Dec 10, 11   2:00 PM jhoffmann Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We really enjoyed this activity. While we didn't see any whales, we were thrilled to see a huge pod of dolphins- some of which swam in the wake of the boat. We also saw some sea lions. The crew was very knowledgeable about marine animals and provided very helpful information. It was a beautiful trip and just the right length. Since we didn't see any whales they also provided a 50% off coupon for our next trip if we were able to return. While we were perfectly happy with our trip, this coupon was a nice bonus!
Rating: 5
Annual Boy Scout fishing trip
Sat, Dec 10, 11   10:00 AM brendapatino Female 30-39 Local Other
This is my son's yearly Boy Scout fishing trip, we had such a great time. We had 12 boys and 5 adults on this trip. The weather was beautiful and the food is super yummy. The staff members on the boat are very helpful. We will be back again next year.
Rating: 5
Best Whale Watching in OC
Fri, Dec 9, 11   12:00 PM ckstock Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Although we didn't see any whales, the trip out was great! Smooth seas a few dolphins, some sea lions and lots of blue sky. This is my fourth trip with this company and they are always friendly, the boats are clean and it is a great experience.
Rating: 5
Fun Afternoon Adventure
Mon, Dec 5, 11   12:00 PM krismeyer57 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Our whale watching venture did not produce any whales, but we were lucky enough to spot a sea otter, sea lions & hundreds of dolphin up close & personal. The boat was very nice providing indoor & outdoor seating. The staff was helpful, knowledgeable & well qualified.
Rating: 4
not many fish
Sun, Dec 4, 11   10:00 AM davidwill Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
zerve worked well
Rating: 5
Good for out of town guests and locals!
Sat, Nov 26, 11   2:00 PM moonmarshall Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
The boat (Dana Pride) was clean and big. There were plenty of seats in the galley. There are seats on the upper deck but it's limited and you need to get in line early to snag one of those. We preferred to stand in the front of the boat anyway so it didn't matter to us. We didn't see any whales the day we went but we saw a large pod of dolphins and several sea lions. The captain rode along with the dolphins for a long time which was nice, everyone had plenty of time to shoot video and take pictures. We have more family coming next month and we are going to do it again. Even if we hadn't seen a thing, it was a nice way to spend a couple hours out on the water. It was a beautiful warm day but still chilly on the boat. We definitely needed a couple layers (as their website suggests). Grab a drink at Turk's afterward. It's a great day out!
Rating: 4
Good experience
Sat, Nov 26, 11   2:00 PM HIDETO Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We're satisfied with the activity because we watched lots of dolphins.

However we couldn't see whales at all.

If we had seen whales,I would have given five stars on this review.
Rating: 5
Best Whale watching in So Cal!!!
Sat, Nov 26, 11   10:00 AM lkearney Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I live in Carlsbad and usually take visitors on whale watching out of San Diego. They were not offering whale watching on Saturday 11/26, so I found one in Dana Point. It was AWESOME! The harbor is much smaller, so parking is easier, We were on the open ocean in 5 minutes and spotted a grey whale 10 minutes after leaving the dock! They later brought the boat right in the middle of a school of about 20 dolphins with babies! The guides were extremely knowledgable about the whales, dolphins and local birds. HIGHLY recommend Dana Wharf tour!!
Rating: 4
Between whale watching season......
Fri, Nov 25, 11   2:00 PM ReggieF Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Went whale watching between seasons so expectations for seeing a whale were not high so of course did not see a whale. The captain of the boat spotted a large pod of dolphins and did a good job keeping the group entertained by traveling with the pod for about 45 minutes. Captain provided good commentary as we "mingled" with the dolphins. Will go back during season to see whales.