Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,424 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 212 474 19 = 455 94% 4.5
Last 6 months 403 925 25 = 900 96% 4.6
Last 12 months 636 1,460 36 = 1,424 97% 4.6
All 5,239 11,027 377 = 10,650 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 824 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 363 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 190 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Awesome!
Tue, Jul 30, 13   12:00 PM tmos22002 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Truly enjoyed the excursion! We saw dozens (maybe hundreds) of dolphins and about 5 blue whales. I don't remember the Captain/Guide's name but he was very knowledgeable and informative. Cheeseburgers from the galley not bad either. 1/2 price Tuesdays are a great deal!
Rating: 5
A Fun Time!!!
Mon, Mar 16, 09   2:00 PM tmos22002 Male 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
The only down side was that we did not find any whales on our excursion (the cruise just before ours had found one). However, it was more than made up for by the "jackpot" of dolphins we found. There were literally hundreds in a massive pod. They put on quite a show for us. Weather was beautiful and cruise employees were excellent.
Rating: 4
Great experience, great crew and captain
Thu, Jul 16  10:00 AM tmonee Unspecified 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Was a little concerned because of some recent yelp reviews about the sum fun 3/4 day. I ended up doing the 1/2 day trip just to avoid that crew and ended up on a very packed boat with 90 people. I was leery from the beginning with that many people but as it turned out the crew managed it very well. One thing they did was hold people to their fishing spots and rotate them every so often. I have been on a bunch of open boats and they never actually do that, so it was refreshing. Sure you get a bad spot some of the time, but so does everyone else and you also get a really good spot you wouldn't have otherwise had. Our boat didn't catch a ton of fish but the crew was great, the captain did a great job. Highlight was that I caught a 30lb yellowtail and the deckhand coached me through it. Excellent job all around. I was with my father in law and little brother and they all said they would come back, and they didn't catch hardly anything, so there you have it.
Rating: 5
We had a great time on the boat and love the water
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 6, 12   12:00 PM TMLieurance Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Other
This was a cold/dreary day w/limited sunshine and we stayed outside the entire time. Take gloves and scarf and dress warm and enjoy every minute. We did see whales and have pictures. Dolphins are the most fun! We love the water and this was a fun experience!
Rating: 5
A lot of fun
Thu, Feb 24, 11   12:00 PM tmihalko Female 40-49 Local Other
Although we didnt see any whales, we saw a LOT of dolphin. The boat was nice, the bathrooms were clean and the crew seemed knowledgeable and fun. We truly had an enjoyable time.
Rating: 5
A great experience
Sat, Apr 18  12:00 PM tmarkes Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Had a great day with my husband. Got to follow around a fin whale, and hung out with hundreds of common Dolphins. The staff was professional, friendly and informative. We will definitely do this again with our kids.

Thank you
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