Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,636 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 298 724 9 = 715 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 386 929 12 = 917 99% 4.7
Last 12 months 729 1,678 42 = 1,636 97% 4.6
All 5,716 12,138 397 = 11,741 96% 4.5
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 890 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 407 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 228 88% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 111 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Very fun and informative
Sat, Mar 26  10:00 AM Hbatter Female 50-59 Combination Group of Friends
We are from Laguna, but decided to try to see the whales/dolphins a bit closer when family visited. The trip was great, we did see a number of whales, and then had a wonderful time with the Dolphins. I would highly recommend, where comfy shoes as you will be standing for the nearly 2 hours.
Rating: 5
Wonderful!
Wed, Mar 23  12:00 PM Susanjayne48 Female 60-69 Combination Family With Children
We spent two wonderful hours on the beautiful coast of Dana Point! We watched whales on their migration, and saw many dolphins playing and jumping next to our boat. Highly recommend this tour!
Rating: 5
Rough weather but they made it fun and enjoyable.
Tue, Mar 22  2:00 PM lsnmartin Female 50-59 Combination Group of Friends
We had rough windy weather (no one's fault) but what an amazing day. Lots of fun and we saw 5-6 whales from a distance. The crew shared lots of information and the time passed so quickly. Very professional crew and great facilities on the boat (Dana Pride) with lots of viewing areas. Very pleased with our day!
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
Thanks for the great review!
Rating: 5
Excellent Trip
Wed, Mar 16  12:00 PM SusanHD Female Unspecified Combination Family Without Children
We law lots of dolphins and one humpback whale, but we saw her 4 times. The crew is very knowledgeable and knows where to go to find the animals. They shared lots of good information during the trip. Nice boat as well.
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
Thanks for the awesome review!!
Rating: 4
awesome experience for any age
Sun, Mar 13  8:00 AM AngelaONeal Female 40-49 Combination Group of Friends
We lived in dana point years ago and come home every year to go whale watching with dana wharf. Some of our family and friends join us. I like that a party of 10 can easily be accommodated. There is food and drink avaliable on the boat. Knowledgeable crew and captains make it educational as well as fun. I would recommend dana wharf for whale and dolphin watching.
Rating: 5
Always a great ride
Sat, Mar 5  11:30 AM DianeCullins Female 60-69 Combination Other
The catamaran whale watch at Dana Wharf never disappoints! Try it out! Smooth ride and excellent crew.
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
We are happy to hear you had a great time. Thank you for the great review!
Rating: 5
Awesome!
Tue, Mar 1  2:00 PM Malena0202 Female 60-69 Combination Family Without Children
Perfect day. Saw many gray whales and dolphins. Captain was knowledgeable and did a terrific job. Loved it.
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
Thank you for the great review!
Rating: 5
2 whales, lots of fun
Mon, Feb 15  12:00 PM sharon_condo Female 70+ Combination Group of Friends
We had a delightful day, crew was helpful and informative. We saw whales and lots of porpoise. It's a great way to entertain guests.
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
Thanks for the great review. Hope to see you again soon!
Rating: 5
Great Day To Get on Ocean
Tue, Jan 19  2:00 PM Gil854 Female 40-49 Combination Family With Children
I was so happy we went on the whale watching. It was nice to see the coast. Very relaxing. The Ship Crew were a awesome . group. We had a member of crew sing and play his little guitar. That was nice. He can sing. Thank you for a great boat ride.
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
We are glad to hear you had a nice time on our trip. Thanks for the great review and we hope to see you again soon!
Rating: 5
Great experience and excellent service
Sat, Jan 16  8:00 AM marcvilla Male 20-29 Combination Couple on a Date
It was a bit cloudy but the experience was worth it anyways since the ocean was calm and we got some sun at some points. We saw a lot of dolphins several times and grey whales in more than 5 different ocasions. We personally enjoyed a lot. We did the 4h tour with the catamaran and I would recommend it rather to the 2h standard trip. You have more chances to see different animals and if the weahter is good you enjoy double.
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
We are happy to hear you had a great time on our 4 hour trip. Thank you for the great review. Hope to see you back again soon!
Rating: 5
Great fun for the entire family!
Mon, Dec 28, 15   10:00 AM wmackey Male 40-49 Combination Family With Children
The crew and staff of the reel fun are super cool, go during the week when the boat is not so full. The deck hands were attentive and really helped out. They really know how to treat their customers unlike Davies Locker in Newport. We're going again!
Rating: 5
Whale watching tour
Sun, Nov 22, 15   10:00 AM visitoc Female 30-39 Combination Family Without Children
The boat was large & clean! I usually get sea sick but this was a very smooth ride, even when moving at higher speeds. Polite staff - but they mostly kept to themselves. Announcements were continually made as to where & what to look for. They were able to direct the boat to areas with MANY dolphins, & even though the time of the trip was running out, they carefully followed a young whale so we could all see it before heading back. I got many pictures of dolphins and once home & viewing pics on the computer - I believe I got a whale pic too!
Rating: 3
didnt see any whales just dolphins
Sat, Oct 10, 15   5:00 PM Monarch2 Male 30-39 Combination Other
We gone out 6 times this summer on this whale watching expedition and whe havent seen one whale yet just a bunch of dolphins. The scenery is very relaxing and theraputic.
Rating: 4
Enthusiastic Staff
Sun, Sep 20, 15   10:00 AM MAREBE Female 30-39 Combination Family With Children
The staff was knowledgable and passionate about their work. Snack onboard were reasonable priced.
Rating: 5
Just perfect
Fri, Aug 21, 15   12:00 PM Liseci Female 60-69 Combination Family With Children
I was visiting from Seattle and invited my family to join me on the tour. It was a clean, new catamaran and the staff made sure we saw whales. There was a friendly naturalist on board who gave us educational details. And we had the thrill of seeing Blue Whales. The captain was really persistent in making sure we saw all we could. I would certainly do this again and hope others get to experience this thrill.