Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,427 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 215 483 19 = 464 94% 4.5
Last 6 months 402 922 25 = 897 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 637 1,463 36 = 1,427 97% 4.6
All 5,238 11,024 377 = 10,647 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 824 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 369 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 187 86% 4.1 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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Mixed thoughts
Tue, Jul 14  10:00 AM LouiseGirls Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We saw a huge pod of dolphins and a blue whale - unfortunately the captain kept steering the boat in such a way that if say on the left of the boat it was very hard to catch a glimpse of the what - which we stayed with and watched for about an hour. That said the captain was very knowledgeable
Rating: 5
Very enjoyable
Sat, Jul 11  12:00 PM LeeSharp Female 60-69 Local Other
Friendly crew that made you feel welcome. Boat was big enough for the size of the crowd. The captain kept us informed of where we could expect to see some marine life. It didn't hurt that it was a beautiful day and a boat ride was going to be enjoyable even if we saw nothing, but we saw a blue whale with baby!
Rating: 5
Amazing trip!
Sat, Jul 11  10:00 AM chrisfleming Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We got to see dolphin pods and blue whales! It was a magnificent experience and the staff was informative, accommodating, and friendly. Highly recommended!
Rating: 5
First whale watching tour!
Fri, Jul 10  5:00 PM HollyLee9 Female 30-39 Local Other
Took a trip to Dana Pt. from LA to celebrate our wedding anniversary. This tour was a nice addition to our weekend and minutes from the b&b we stayed at. We saw several whales and hundreds of dolphins that seemed to be putting on a show just for us! Enjoyed our Captain's commentary too - made it a fun experience! The only thing that would have made it better is if we were able to get a little closer to these amazing animals.
Rating: 5
Excellent Trip
Wed, Jul 8  12:00 PM Lorijeanwagn Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had an amazing experience. Multiple dolphin and whales!
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
We are so glad you had such a great experience! Thank you for the review!
Rating: 5
Tue, Jul 7  2:00 PM Skweiher Female 30-39 Combination Family With Children
It was a great trip we had a group of 11, 4 of which were kids. We saw a blue whale about 30 ft out from the boat. We saw a bunch of spouts from multiple whales, we boated through a TON of dolphins a lot were mom & calf combos, & on the way in saw a maulki whale right next to the boat also. The staff was incredibly nice & courteous. One of the staff guys played a ukelale as entertainment which was so fun. We had a few get sea sick even after taking the pills purchased in the gift shop. Over all we had a great trip, awesome memories and pictures. Next trip out we want to try a fishing trip with them.
Rating: 5
Great Fun!
Tue, Jul 7  12:00 PM NancyMelende Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Loved this adventure! You could say we were whale chasing as we waited for the sighting of a water spout, heard the "thar she blows" cry and zoomed in that direction to see the beautiful blue whale! Would do this again at the drop of a hat!
Rating: 5
Always a great time
Sun, Jul 5  2:00 PM aspcanimals Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
You'll always see something on these tours. Very knowledgeable staff who respect the wildlife in their natural habitat. Every time I go, I learn and see something new!
Rating: 5
Sun, Jul 5  10:00 AM michcote Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We spent 7 days in the area visiting family and feel this was the highlight of the trip. The crew was super attentive and encouraging. The option to get food and drink on board was very much appreciated (the burger was really good), and the captain brought us to a great fishing spot where everyone was catching. Incredible experience.
Rating: 5
Well organised trip
Wed, Jul 1  12:00 PM jt2710 Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Other
Had a trip cancelled in Monterey due to bad weather so booked this as an alternative during our holiday. Trip was well organised and the captain tried hard to find whales on the trip. We saw lots of Dolphins, seals and a glimpse of a fin whale so we were satisfied.
Rating: 3
No whales, only dolphins but pleasant excursion.
Tue, Jun 30  2:00 PM Dgmattson Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Weather became overcast, windy, light rain so no whales. Disappointed but not company' s fault. Thought we would be on catamaran but we're on a large boat also used for fishing.
Rating: 5
Excellent Adventure
Sun, Jun 28  10:00 AM JMCline62 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The staff at Dana Point Whale Watching were on schedule, knowledgable, and always eager to answer questions and assist their passengers. Did not see the sea life we wanted, but that is just a chance you take on these type of adventures. Dana Point Whale Watching staff are mindful of their guests desire to experience the sea life and offer return excursion tickets absolutely free with no expiration. KUDOS!
Rating: 5
Very unique experience. Loved the Dolphins!
Sat, Jun 27  2:00 PM Beckywallin Female 40-49 Unspecified Unspecified
the Dolphins were fantastic! Beautiful views of the Southern California coastline!
Rating: 5
Great experience on the water.
Fri, Jun 26  8:00 AM orcageary Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Really made an effort to view all different cetaceans. We saw blue whales, Risso's dolphin and common dolphin. We stayed with each for an extended period of time so we could really watch and photography their behaviors. It was very enjoyable.
Rating: 5
Enjoyed the trip
Thu, Jun 25  2:00 PM MaryHedstrom Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
It was very enjoyable. The only thing that would have made it more so would have been if we saw more whales. We were able to see the humpback whale. It surfaced many times. It was majestic. The sheer number of dolphins was mind boggling.