Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,457 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 108 222 8 = 214 96% 4.4
Last 6 months 322 704 27 = 677 95% 4.5
Last 12 months 657 1,495 38 = 1,457 96% 4.5
All 5,340 11,233 385 = 10,848 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 834 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 350 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 220 86% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 53 100% 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
Family Trip
Sun, Jul 19  5:00 PM Harrisabcdm Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great experience. Was rainy most of the time but not bad. We were lucky enough to see several whales and tons of dolphins.
Rating: 5
awesome experience!
Sat, Jul 18  10:00 AM renayma Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
the kids really enjoyed the trip, and I hope we come back next year.
Rating: 5
Definitely worth the trip!
Sat, Jul 18  10:00 AM kathykramer Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Loved going from Dana Point - easy access and free parking get the adventure off to a great start!
Rating: 5
Thoroughly Enjoyed the Trip
Fri, Jul 17  11:00 AM lindaguetter Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I highly recommend this excursion. The staff worked hard to make this a memorable experience, finding dolphins, sea lions, and even whales. We left promptly from the port, so be sure to arrive early. Seating vs standing - I chose to stand for the entire trip, but comfortable seating inside or outside is an option. Viewing from all sides is possible. I am from the midwest so this was a unique experience! I would do this again.
Rating: 5
Great family trip!
Fri, Jul 17  6:30 AM clorefice Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was a wonderful trip we purchased for my husband for Father's day. Our group of 8 from age nine to 39 had a wonderful time. Great fishing with some wonderful people. The boat staff was amazing as were the employees in the store! Highly recommended.
Rating: 2
Deep sea fishing
Thu, Jul 16  10:00 AM Janetparker Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I didn't realize there would be 100 people on this trip, which made the fishing frustrating and unsuccessful. For the amount of money I spent for 3 of us, next time I would spend a little more to charter a boat.
Rating: 5
Great family excursion!
Tue, Jul 14  2:00 PM snishioka Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
I took my out of town brother and niece on a whale watching excursion recently from Dana Point sport fishing. The outing was hugely successful with 5 blue whale sightings! The captain was informative and provided great info regarding the whales. I would highly recommend Dana point sport fishing to anyone interested.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Trip
Tue, Jul 14  2:00 PM ijthoma Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Boat and crew were great. Captain kept us informed - super excited to see the Whales and Dolphins - this is my second trip - and plan on a few more soon - this tour is absolutely a MUST
Rating: 5
Fabulous OUting!
Tue, Jul 14  2:00 PM kdhanley Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
The boat crew was so personable and helpful. The announcer was exciting! You could tell the crew was really trying to make sure we saw whales and had a memorable experience. :)

Thank you!
Rating: 5
worth the money
Tue, Jul 14  12:00 PM Clapcort Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
worth the money
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!