Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,412 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 173 407 10 = 397 96% 4.6
Last 6 months 372 882 18 = 864 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 626 1,447 35 = 1,412 97% 4.6
All 5,153 10,854 365 = 10,489 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 819 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 358 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 188 87% 4.2 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 Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Whale Watching
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Feb 22, 11   2:00 PM Strindberg Female 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
We enjoyed a beautiful two hour trip and followed two California Gray Whales at a respectful distance on their trip down the coast. The narration provided by the captain and others was both educational and enthusiastic. The crew was as delighted as the passengers in observing these beautiful animals. Really enjoyed our outting!
Rating: 4
Good times had by all.
Sat, Jan 29, 11   2:00 PM gett0029 Female 20-29 Combination Group of Friends
The boat ride was excellent. Not too choppy. I have been on smaller boats and felt nautilus. They did everything in their power to find whales, and provided us with info on the species. We saw two whales and some other sea life. Very fun, especially, for the reasonable price. Our group consisted of graduate students from across the country that are currently going to school in California. We found Dana Point to be a beautiful area worth visiting as well.
Rating: 4
Saw dolphins, but no whales
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 25, 11   2:00 PM smiles56 Female 50-59 Combination Family With Children
We saw lots of dolphins, but no whales. however, at half price, and 78 degrees and sunny, what's not to like? We enjoyed it even if we didn't see whales!
Rating: 5
Fun experience!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Dec 28, 10   10:00 AM sentprak5 Male 20-29 Combination Family Without Children
We were lucky in spotting three gray whales and a pod of thousand dolphins. The captain was very knowledgeable and he took every possible effort to make sure we experienced a fun whale watching trip. The trip was totally awesome and my family enjoyed it. We are planning to come back for the summer season!
Rating: 5
Great crew running the boat
Thu, Dec 9, 10   10:00 AM lymanjason Male 20-29 Combination Family Without Children
Fun times! Great boat crew, always providing a hand to keep us fishing.
Rating: 4
Dana Sport Fishing Whale Watching Trip
Sun, Nov 28, 10   12:00 PM CRParker Female 60-69 Combination Other
Since it was early in the season and it was very cold and the water was very rough we didn't see any whales or dolphins. Even the sea lions were few and far between. It was a very nice boat and the crew seemed very knowledgeable and friendly. Some people couldn't handle the rough ride and got seasick. If my friend had been staying longer we might have waited for more favorable conditions, but since she was leaving the next day we didn't have much of a choice. I strongly recommend that people dress WARMLY if they are going to take this trip in the winter months. By warmly, I mean winter coats or jackets because it was COLD. Fortunately, we were dressed accordingly so we were relatively comfortable. Since we didn't see any whales or dolphins we received a voucher for another trip at some point in the future. Hopefully, we will have better luck then, but we felt that it was an enjoyable experience nonetheless. I have been on these trips before and got to see many dolphins as well as the occasional Grey Whale. This time of year however, it is a crap-shoot as they say with regard to the weather and/or the likelihood of seeing marine life. It's still worth the trip in my opinion as it is generally an enjoyable two hour cruise if nothing else.
Rating: 5
Fri, Nov 12, 10   11:00 AM koach47 Unspecified Unspecified Combination Other
This was our second time on the whale watching excursion. Fantastic we saw a large pod of dolphiins well over 1000. We visit our daughter and son in-law and make a yearly trip. We definitely will be back!!!

Robin & Leonard Koci

Topeka, KS
Rating: 5
A Lot of Fun !!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Nov 2, 10   12:00 PM CherylLougen Female 50-59 Combination Group of Friends
We went out on the half priced Tuesday catamaran trip. Weather and conditions were perfect. The captain and crew seemed very knowledgable about where to find marine life and provided a very informative narration on the way out. Their concern for the ocean was evident.

We did not see any whales as we were really not at the right time of year for it but we did see a lot of dolphins and seals. The staff approaches the animals with respect and at the same time are able to optimize your experience by getting the dolphins to surf in the boats wake and manuever the boat to ensure everyone on board gets up close views. They explain the animals behavior in detail. We were also lucky to get an unexpected viewing of seals on some of the local rocks.

I would really recommend this trip to anyone considering a whale or dolphin cruise. The price is great for the duration of the trip (2 hours). The boat is clean and well maintained.

I plan on going out again when the grey whales are here and would also take any out of town visitors out for an enjoyable day on the ocean. There are nice little restaurants right by the docks too ...so if your cruise is one that does not include a meal it is nice to be able to have lunch or dinner right there on the water before or after the cruise. Little shops in the area as well ..nice for sourvniers for out of town guests. Dana Point is a pretty area so you can easily make a day of it. You will definitely get some great photographs !
Rating: 3
Good trip and crew!
Sat, Oct 2, 10   6:30 AM froadinfan Male 30-39 Combination Group of Friends
We took the half day on the Clemente. Great captain and crew. They were very courteous and informative. The whole process was easy and enjoyable! We all had a good time!
Rating: 3
huge fish
Sat, Aug 21, 10   6:30 AM noltedumas Male 20-29 Combination Group of Friends
It started out slow but they found the fish . every body caought fish . I caught a monster!
Rating: 5
Best Fun Ever and We Saw Some Whales
Tue, Aug 17, 10   5:00 PM samanthafitt Female 30-39 Combination Group of Friends
We booked very last minute after seeing four dolphins at the beach on the Monday. I googled Dana Wharf whilst at the beach and found this website. Found the price absolutely fantastic and worth the risk of not seeing any whales.

The group consisted of two families with children, one local, the other family from England. We found a pod of 50-60 common dolphins which were absolutely out of this world, the boat followed the pod for about 20 mins so lots of photo opportunities.

We then sailed on and found approx 4-5 whales, one really up close and the others good photo opportunities.

We had a great time and made memories that will last forever.

Highly recommended
Rating: 5
Saw a blue whale
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Mon, Jul 26, 10   5:00 PM KTrejo Female 20-29 Combination Family With Children
The crew went the extra mile (and extra distance) to ensure we got to see a blue whale. They went farther than they normally go whcih meant they would be getting back to dock late and off of work late. We appreciated the extra effort. My little family traveled from Utah so we were very glad to be able to see a whale on our trip. My girl still talks about the whale--telling all her friends. Thank you.
Rating: 5
Take this trip!
Mon, Jul 19, 10   5:30 PM papdfns Male 50-59 Combination Group of Friends
We have not done the twilight trip in years. However, because of time constraints, we reluctantly booked the twilight trip instead of a morning or afternoon trip. It was one of the best trips I have ever taken. The boat was uncrowded, the crew was helpful, and we caught fish from almost immediately and kept on catching until it was time to leave. Highly recommended.
Rating: 4
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 13, 10   12:00 PM Leonard3 Female 60-69 Combination Family Without Children
THe weather was beautiful and the boat was comfortable. We were slightly dissapointed we did not see any whales and only 1 pod of dolphins. I kept bragging about seeing whales in March when we came and our honeymooners were looking forward to seeing some. I realize you can't predict where they are, but more sea life would have made the memories sweeter.
Rating: 4
Love the new catamaran!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 6, 10   10:00 AM millertami Female 30-39 Combination Family With Children
We have been on another whale watching trip with this company before (and saw a whale) and this trip was even better! We loved the new catamaran; very smooth ride and it was great to have a somewhat closed area to hide from the chill and misty rain that was happening that morning! Great trip; saw a huge pod of dolphins; the kids loved it! Lots of placed to sit and just enjoy the ride; the staff was very friendly too!