Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,429 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 171 404 9 = 395 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 378 897 17 = 880 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 631 1,463 34 = 1,429 97% 4.6
All 5,150 10,850 364 = 10,486 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 828 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 361 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 193 88% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 47 100% 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great time.
Sun, May 16, 10   12:00 PM tmalaw Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Crew professional and knowledgeable. Would definitely do again.
Rating: 5
A GREAT 2 HOUR TOUR
Sat, Apr 16, 11   12:00 PM tlynch41 Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Although we did not see any whales, we did see 100's of dolphins, running, jumping, swimming. The captain was well informed about the ways of the dolphins.

I will definitely go again...next time earlier in the year.
Rating: 4
Great Experience!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Jun 24, 09   5:00 PM tlthorpe Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
I have lived in San Clemente for the last 27 years and have gone fishing out of Dana Point since the mid 70's. I was absolutely surprised to see Whales in Late June in local waters! What a terrific experience, I thought whales were only around in migration season
Rating: 5
We has a blast!
Tue, Aug 28, 12   5:00 PM tlmood56 Female 50-59 Local Other
We had a wonderful time and highly recomend it!
Rating: 3
Nice Day and Ride...but no whales / dolphins.
Tue, Jan 27, 09   12:00 PM tljohnst Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It was a beautiful day, nice people...but we didn't see any whales or dolphins.
Rating: 5
Awesome/unforgettable experience
Sun, Jan 19, 14   2:30 PM tlarabee Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
We saw so much on our whale catamaran. So worth the money! We saw sea lions, two different types of dolphins (each pod was 60 or more dolphins together) including babies, and pregnant female gray whale! Plus an amazing and gorgeous sunset. So much fun! My kids loved it too!
Rating: 4
Very Relaxing
Tue, Jul 28, 09   1:00 PM tlange Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
The ride was calming and very smooth. We saw two blue whales and tracked their activity for about one hour. The guides were full of knowledge and did their best to ensure that the whales could be seen from different angles. We were able to capture great pictures.
Rating: 4
'thar she blows!'
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Aug 30, 09   5:30 PM tkulupka Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a good time during this short cruise. I didn't expect to see any whales as it's not the high season for whale watching. We were able to follow two blue whales and enjoyed the captain's exclamations of 'thar she blows!'. we also so 10+ dolphins and were delighted when they would ride up along side the boat.

Overall a good trip.
Rating: 4
awesome customer service in lue of bad weather.
Wed, Dec 23, 09   10:00 AM TKRiexinger Female 40-49 Unspecified Family Without Children
Our trip was postponed 1 day due to bad weather. Gale force winds etc. (thank you for not taking a chance on the ocean with our life's :) ).

The next morning we went out but it was still a rough ocean and we saw only sea lions around a bouy but enjoyed a beautiful view of the coast. We received a voucher to return any time for another 2 hour whale watch excursion. I asked when it expired and the reply was NEVER. That is rare and we appreciate it especially because DanaWharf has no control over the weather!

Great customer service and damage control in the face of bad weather.

We are from NIagara Falls NY and may never make it back to beautiful California but if we can, we'll be back to Dana Wharf!

Thank you

K & T Riexinger
Rating: 5
A MUST HAVE
Tue, Aug 7, 12   10:00 AM tk0001 Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Klasse Sache! Es ging pünktlich los und pünktlich zurück. Getränke an Bord zu fairen Preisen. Die Crew war hilfsbereit und stets zu Scherzen aufgelegt. Wo auch immer die Chance auf einen Wal oder Deplphin war - wir fuhren hin und wurden belohnt. Würde ich wieder machen und daher auch weiterempfehlen.
Rating: 5
We had a wonderful time
Tue, Aug 19, 14   10:00 AM tjellis20 Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
We saw a blue whale and our captain keep going out to find the whale. We saw him 3 times. he did a great job and keep us entertained about facts and good information. We had an amazing time and our grandchildren are still talking about it
Rating: 5
purchased whale watching tickets and saw whale....
Sat, Feb 14, 09   2:00 PM titanium3974 Male 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
What a nice 'value' experience, the boat hands were decent, the guy working the grill on-board 'yes' grill (really decent food) was friendly, and congenial. The captain, knew what he was talking about with regards to whales but didn't talk too much....all in all well worth the $29 per person.
Rating: 5
A great deal for a wonderful experience!
Tue, Sep 27, 11   12:00 PM tirzah78 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We all loved watching the beautiful & playful dolphins. It was a fun & memorable experience for a family on a budget!
Rating: 5
great time...highly recommend
Sat, Feb 15, 14   10:00 AM tinytammy25 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
We had a great time. It was so neat to see all the sea lions, dolphins, and whales. The crew was so nice and very knowledgeable. Worth every penny and made lifetime memories.
Rating: 5
the Great Blue Yonder
Sun, Mar 16, 08   12:00 PM tintiger Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
We love the whale watching experience and try to book a sea venture out at least once a month during the whale watching season. This last trip I was lucky enough to get a wonderful whale-tail shot and numerous shots of dancing dolphins. It was magnificient!