Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,412 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 174 410 10 = 400 96% 4.6
Last 6 months 372 882 18 = 864 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 624 1,447 35 = 1,412 96% 4.6
All 5,155 10,860 365 = 10,495 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 820 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 184 87% 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
Whales and Dolphins Hurrah!
Thu, Jan 29  12:00 PM SusanHD Female 60-69 Combination Other
Saw lots of whales and playful dolphins. Captain knows just where to go and what to do to get as close as possible. Crew very friendly and helpful.
Rating: 5
Exciting Afternoon
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Aug 13, 11   10:00 AM susanekholm Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Making this excursion by boat made for a different experience. We saw several whales from a distance and were able to approach closely enough to see them blow and dive. Really topnotch adventure.
Rating: 5
Luck and Preparation
Fri, Aug 12, 11   12:00 PM susanekholm Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We were lucky to see blue whales at very close range. The catamaran was easily manueuvered into range; the ocean was exceptionally clear (and apparently tasty, judging by the number of whales feeding in the area). The catamaran was not crowded, so we could see from every angle. The naturalist was helpful, but I did not like the rock music playing onboard throughout the visit.
Rating: 5
Excellent Cruise
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 23, 11   12:00 PM SusanDodge Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
A great time was had by 4 senior citizens. The captain and crew were wonderful.
Rating: 4
Recommended tour
Sat, Mar 12, 11   3:00 PM susancheung Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
We saw alot of dolphins and some whales. It definitely worth the ticket.
Rating: 4
Recommended
Sun, Jan 11, 09   12:00 PM Susanbrambil Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Well, it was a nice boat ride - and narration. Got pretty close to seals and saw dolphins. The captain persisted in looking for whales, but we never saw any - but I liked the fact that he tried.
Rating: 5
Amazing!
Tue, Jul 28  10:00 AM susanalm Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
Took a whale watching trip with family and small children. This trip was really enjoyable. Not crowded and even though we did not see whales, we saw lots of Dolphins. The crew was very knowledgable and was ready to answer questions and provided great service! Really enjoyed when the staff provided live music by singing and playing the ukulele! The kids were dancing and singing along while watching the Dolphins riding the bow. The whole family had lots of fun! I would highly recommend taking a whale watching trip with Dana Wharf! It was an incredible experience!
Rating: 4
If only the whales had cooperated.
Sun, Dec 20, 09   12:00 PM susan25 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The boat trip alone is great, but it would have helped if the whales had cooperated and been present. We did see some California sea lions and the discussion about them and how they are different from seals was informative. We didn't see any other marine life except for sea birds until the very end when the boat ran thru some bait fish being chased by some dolphins. There was a potential sighting of a whale, but it was already too far behind us as we entered the harbor and we couldn't take the time to verify what it was. The captain made sure that we had the opportunity to go out again free of charge, which he really didn't have to do.
Rating: 5
Always a blast
Sat, Feb 14  4:00 PM surfingolas Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
My wife and I have done the Valentines Whale watching tour every year for the past 5 years and have always had a blast. The staff is super knowledgeable and friendly. The view is so spectacular that even if we don't see a whale we always feel like we got our money's worth. We live in Long Beach and there is another whale watching cruise within walking distance of our house but we drive all the way down to Dana Point for this one because we love it so much. Definitely recommended
Rating: 5
Fun and Romance in Dana Point
Mon, Feb 14, 11   4:00 PM surfingolas Male 30-39 Unspecified Couple on a Date
We have done this trip every valentines day for the last few years and have never been dissapointed. We have only been on one trip where we didn't see a whale and on that trip we still saw a tightly grouped pod of dolphins that were very entertaining. The crew on the boats are always invormative and personable and we always make at least one new friend. We look forward to it every year and will be going again next year. Cheaper than a french restaurant and twice as romantic
Rating: 4
Great Trip
Sat, Jun 14, 08   6:30 AM SURF2DY Male 20-29 Local Family Without Children
We went for Fathers Day and had a great trip
Rating: 4
Was very enjoyable
Sat, Mar 8, 14   12:45 PM SUPKAREE Female 70+ Local Group of Friends
was a great trip and experience. Deck Hands were very helpful and right there when you need them.

captain made every effort to find fish to catch.
Rating: 2
Disappointed
Sat, Feb 15, 14   2:30 PM sunsets1 Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
We didn't see any whales on the 2 hour cruise, just dolphins which I see from our shore in San Clemente year around. No mention was made of a free ticket to return if no whales had been sighted and I had been told that was part of the deal.
Rating: 4
Fun Trip
Sat, Mar 13, 10   8:00 AM sunnychic86 Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
This was a very fun two-hour cruise, although we didn't see any whales or dolphins. The crew gave us passes to come back ANYTIME as promised and we will defintely be back! The boat was great and not too full, the only time someone in our group felt sea sick was when they stopped for a few minutes to see if the whale would surface. Great trip for a group of friends- definitely recommended!
Rating: 4
No whales sighting but definitely trying again
Sat, May 10, 08   5:00 PM SUNNYCALGIRL Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
This was my mom's Mother's Day gift. We enjoyed ourselves on the excursion even though we didn't get to see any whales. We did see California sea lions and dolphins, which was great. Luckily there weren't that many people on the boat, so it was nice to be able to move around whenever and wherever we wanted. We are planning on coming back during a different whale season and hopefully we will have better luck then. The staff was helpful when needed.