Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,376 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 217 511 8 = 503 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 316 748 11 = 737 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 621 1,408 32 = 1,376 97% 4.6
All 4,972 10,425 355 = 10,070 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 788 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 312 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 213 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 63 100% 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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
lots of sightings
Tue, Feb 24  10:00 AM BldrGo Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was a great trip! We saw lots of whales and they were close to the boat. Also saw a few dolphins. The captain, Todd was super informative with just the right amount of detail and talking. We were on a regular style boat (not catamaran)m and it was very comfortable, lot of areas to sit and stand inside and out.
Rating: 5
Awesome Trip!
Sun, Feb 22  12:00 PM ghemingway Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We enjoyed our whale and dolphin watching trip! We saw a gray whale and followed it for quite a while, then we saw many common dolphins and near the end one (possibly) bottle nosed dolphin. We also saw sea lions.

It would have been more fun to see more whales. The one we followed stayed under for a long time. It would ale one nice if travel time from the dock to the first sight wasn't included in the 2 hours. Same for the return trip. It would be great to actually have two hours of "watching" time. Staff are very knowledgable, friendly, and helpful!

We would do this again!
Rating: 5
great fun!
Sat, Feb 21  4:00 PM KategSmith Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We saw whales and appreciated the captain's sharing of his knowledge about their behavior and their presence just off the Dana Point headlands. It was a lovely experience and I look forward to doing it again.
Rating: 5
Great fun
Sat, Feb 21  10:00 AM jlarkins Female 70+ Local Family With Children
the kids were eager and enthused. The crew were very good and accommodating. They took their time and no one felt rushed. A fun trip
Rating: 5
Lots of Whales, no Dolphins
Thu, Feb 19  2:00 PM Idefourny Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a great time and starting seeing whales within 10 min of the cruise. We had altogether 4 sightings of different whales, which was great.

We did not get to see any dolphins which could have been nice as well, but whales were a big success
Rating: 5
It was amazing. The crew was fun. Had a wonderful
Tue, Feb 17  2:00 PM JulieMalino Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
The crew took time locating whales and dolphins for us. They wanted us to have the best experience possible. They believe in what they do and it shows. It was a treat for us to share their enthusiasm.
Rating: 5
Senior Trip
Tue, Feb 17  12:00 PM FHaggard Female 30-39 Local Other
This is the third time we have attended this event. Our seniors from the community center here in Joshua Tree very much enjoyed their experience this time. The captain and staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. We will return again.
Rating: 5
Tue, Feb 17  12:00 PM Joelswife200 Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Everyone in our group, from my 5 year old to myself loved the tour. My 10 year old, who received the tour for her birthday, still talks about it to anyone who will listen. I believe she rated it right up there with her days at Disneyland. The captain was very interesting to listen to as he talked about the whales, dolphins and sea lions.
Rating: 2
Didn't see any whales!!
Sun, Feb 15  2:30 PM irina86 Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Unspecified
We booked this tour in the hopes of seeing whales. However, going into the sea, there was so much fog and it was so windy and cold that it was impossible to see something. If you are standing in the back of the boat, you can barely hear anything the tour guide was saying.

On the way back we saw some dolphins which was nice. The tour organization gave us free passes for next time, since we didn't see any whales. However, we wont be coming back again.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Experience For Anyone
Sun, Feb 15  12:00 PM oleenep Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
I've brought exs whale watching with me here annually because I can't get enough and it's so relaxing. That's in large part due to the boat. I've been whale watching elsewhere and get incredibly seasick but on the Dana Pride I have no such issue so she's the only boat I watch on now. The crew is immensely knowledgeable and warm. I bought Valentine's cruise tickets for my date and I but unfortunately traffic ruined our plans. Dana Wharf was gracious in transferring us to a boat ride the following day and we got lucky - double whale tail fin display and several sightings in bright sunlight. That along with a few beers and we weren't hurting about missing the champagne and chocolate ride. Thanks again and we'll be back every year, possibly several times during the season.
Rating: 5
Well organized tour especially on super nice day
Sun, Feb 15  12:00 PM momokataoka Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
It was such a nice day - little crowded because of that but my mother and I had a great time. Dana Wharf is so organized and explain well on the boat. Very educational for kids and adults. We will be back! Thank you.
Rating: 5
Such a wonderful way to spend the morning!
Sun, Feb 15  10:00 AM juliecd Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
The weather was perfect, the ocean was beautiful and still and we saw whales and dolphins, what more could you ask for?! it was awesome!
Rating: 5
I am already planning the next trip!
Sun, Feb 15  6:30 AM keelimepye1 Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
First of all, I want to say.....I'M A GIRL!!! But I LOVED THIS TRIP! I was the only girl on the boat and everybody included me which made me feel comfortable.I had a blast! Yes, your going to get a little wet and will probably smell like a fish when your done but it was so much fun!!! The crew was amazing! They have many years of experience. We went for Valentine's Day, we were trying to think outside of the box and do something exciting and it was! I did extensive research for a couple weeks on different fishing companies, and chose DANA WHARF. From the moment we checked in until we left we were extremely satisfied. Their customer service is superior! We left a big fat tip simply because they earned it! Can't wait to go back!
Rating: 5
Sat, Feb 14  12:00 PM MonicaMoore Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
It was an amazing experience. A much needed break from two weeks of work without a day off. Everything was perfect.
Rating: 5
Well with the money and time.
Sat, Feb 14  12:00 PM Marshataylor Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The captain made sure our group had a whale sighting even though few whales were out that day. Also ge took extra time to let us enjoy the whales. He was very knowledgeable and the staff was very professional.