Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,440 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 212 479 19 = 460 94% 4.5
Last 6 months 396 909 25 = 884 96% 4.6
Last 12 months 643 1,479 39 = 1,440 97% 4.6
All 5,230 11,008 377 = 10,631 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 845 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 182 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 Reviewer Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
A cool evening
Tue, Aug 12, 14   5:00 PM RichardEveri Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our group was from AZ so anything out on the ocean was wonderful.The cool breeze, the chance to see whales, or sharks, or dolphins was enough to please us. It was a beautiful two hours out on the ocean.
Rating: 5
Non Stop Fun!
Fri, Aug 8, 14   5:30 PM roffill Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Really friendly, helpful crew and a great fry cook in the galley!
Rating: 2
My booking got changed half an hour befor depart.
Mon, Aug 4, 14   6:30 AM alsally419 Male 70+ Unspecified Unspecified
I booked for a 3/4 day trip, 1/2 hour before departure an E-mail was send, the boat was full.

Given a choise to go on a 1/2 day boat was taken,

Boat left 15 minutes late and returned 1/2 an hour early. boat stayed at a place no action too long.

Hardly any fish of legal size. It was a lousy bad exsperience

I am never go on another 1/2 day boat out of Dana Point again.
Rating: 5
Good cruise, great crew
Wed, Jul 30, 14   12:00 PM kaywhite Male 70+ Unspecified Unspecified
The crew did a great job of locating whales and dolphins. They did their best to give us a good ride and great whale watching. The whole experience was very good and the company employees did a great job of customer service. I highly recommend this cruise.
Rating: 5
Great time - lots of fun
Sun, Jun 15, 14   12:45 PM RonBriles Male 70+ Local Family With Children
A perfect Father's Day outing with 2 sons and 1 grandson. We had a really fun time and are planning another fishing trip in the near future.
Rating: 5
Perfect place to take our Grand Kids 11 & 13
Fri, Jun 13, 14   12:00 PM iambubba Male 70+ Local Other
We had a great time, saw many dolphins and the service was excellent and professional. Our grandkids from the East Coast got a really thrill out of seeing dolphins, sea lions and birds. Took many pictures and will remember our trip for a long time.

Thanks for the trip.
Rating: 4
Small group on boat made it very enjoyable
Thu, May 22, 14   12:00 PM Forester9848 Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Boat pilot a very knowledgeable naturalist. Didn't talk too much.
Rating: 4
Fri, May 9, 14   2:00 PM eindustry Male 70+ Local Family Without Children
Beautiful day! Wonderfyl dolphin watching but no whales. We will use our free passes in the future.
Rating: 4
Plenty of dolphins!
Thu, May 8, 14   2:00 PM rdurofchalk Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Plenty of dolphins.... but no whales! However, we were offered a ticket for another try, but unfortunately, couldn't make that date. We thought that was very fair!
Rating: 4
Good Senior Citizen outing
Tue, Apr 29, 14   2:30 PM mikeyspapa Male 70+ Local Family Without Children
Nice tour and friendly crew. PA system didn't work well so we couldn't hear much narrative. No whales this trip but Captain did find nice pod of dolphins and extended trip to view. I think average tourist would enjoy more narrative including coastline points of interest when things are slow.
Rating: 5
Fun and Informative!
Tue, Apr 15, 14   12:00 PM carolance Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a wonderful time on our tour. We saw one whale and many dolphin. The tour guides were very informative and friendly. We'll do it again and again.
Rating: 3
Nice trip without sightings.
Tue, Apr 8, 14   10:00 AM howiee9 Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Ticketing was easy, the boat was comfortable, the crew courteous and professional. We did not, however see anything but birds and other boats during the entire trip. Therefore everyone received their ticket back for use at another time, anytime. We plan to try again next year.
Rating: 5
Whales & dolphins! You've got to see them!
Tue, Apr 1, 14   10:00 AM KathyRyan Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our family has been vacationing at the beach for many years but this was the first time during the whale migration. Our group of 7, ages 13 to 70 all had special moments on this trip. We saw several whales and experienced one breaching. An unexpected highlight was traveling with a large dolphin pod which appeared to be feeding. Our captain had observed the pod on our way to view the whales and made sure we got up close and saw them on the way back.

Every member of the crew that we met wished us a good morning and made us feel very welcome; smiles all around. The captain and crew were very professional and the boat was very clean and well maintained. As we were first in line we got to go to the bow of the boat which was one of the best places to watch the sea life. Also it was one of the more windy places to be so we were happy to have brought hooded sweatshirts and jackets.

On another note, parking was very close and convienent and we were taken care of very well at the ticket desk.

I would have no reservation about recommending Dana Wharf for a whale watching tour.
Rating: 5
Good infomation about whales
Mon, Mar 31, 14   2:30 PM Huberttempli Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The captain told us this was not like going to Seaworld so we may or may no see a whale. We eere lucky because we saw 5 whales and followed them at a respectable distance so as not to scare them. The captain also gave us information as to the life of whales.
Rating: 5
False Killer Whales!!!!!!
Tue, Mar 25, 14   2:30 PM pjbryant Male 70+ Local Family With Children
Nothing "false" about these whales! We were surrounded by dozens of Pseudorcas - the first time I have seen them and I have been a keen whalewatcher for over 40 years! The boat captain realized what an amazing opportunity this was, and he stayed with these animals for a good long time.