Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,453 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 105 213 8 = 205 96% 4.4
Last 6 months 322 704 27 = 677 95% 4.5
Last 12 months 655 1,491 38 = 1,453 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 830 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great Time
Fri, Sep 3, 10   10:00 AM susanlamb Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
My husband and myself try to go ocean fishing atleast one time a month. Our favorite boat is Sum Fun. We usually catch some fish and the captain and crew is great. Very polite and knowledgeable. I would recommend Dana Wharf Fishing to anyone.
Rating: 5
A lovely day
Sun, Mar 2, 08   10:00 AM SusanKMcE Female 50-59 Local Other
We didn't see whales on this trip but we saw a pod of dolphins that were very entertaining. I got a lot of good photos. The weather was perfect but DO follow the recommendations to wear several layers of clothing. It was cold enough to need two jackets and a hood but we were in our tee shirts later that day. Also, consider taking Dramamine before you go. The up and down of the boat is just enough to make you a little queasy.
Rating: 5
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 16, 10   2:00 PM susanjensen Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
It was a beautiful day and the boat was full but we had plenty of room. The crew were great and we saw sea lions, whales, and dolphins. Great day Thanks
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
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
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.