Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,627 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
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= Overall
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% Positive Average
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Last 3 months 292 712 9 = 703 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 382 918 12 = 906 99% 4.7
Last 12 months 726 1,669 42 = 1,627 97% 4.6
All 5,706 12,116 397 = 11,719 96% 4.5
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 884 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 407 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 231 88% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 105 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
What's not to like!
Fri, Mar 9, 12   4:00 PM edithwhite Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Individual
Great big ocean, fab weather, plenty of dolphins, food and drink if wanted, charming crew. Sighting a whale would have been the only improvement really!
Rating: 1
shorter than 2h, no effort to find whales
Sun, Mar 4, 12   2:00 PM visiva Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I found a coupon at UCLA that advertised this company for whale watching. I went there (90 minutes driving from Los Angeles) on march 4 2012 and it was ridiculous. I wasted money and a sunny sunday. We were supposed to leave at 2pm for a 2 hour long trip. The boat departed at about 2.15. Pretty soon we found some common dolphins, nothing special. Initially I could not understand why the boat was stopping so long in that place, but then I realized why. They don't care about finding whales, just they want to show you a dolphin so that you can not be reimbursed for the trip. So the boat stopped for long time in that area with dolphins, and then basically it went very slowly back reaching Dana point at 3.50 going very slowly. It was much less than 2hours. Absolutely no effort to find whales. There is something very bad that I noticed. Very close to Dana point there was 1 single dolphin. I suspect it's there so that when the boat does not find any dolphin during the cruise, it can always find that dolphin when it is close to dana point, and no ticket can be reimbursed. This is indeed the last bad thing that happened. Since I booked a ticket after having read some advertising about whale watching, their policy instead is that 1 single dolphin is enough not to reimburse the ticket. This is ridiculous, even more in light of the fact that there is a dolphin just close to Dana point. Summing up, don't waste your money and your time with them.
Rating: 5
Exciting and Fun
Wed, Feb 22, 12   2:00 PM thecha Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a great time, enjoying the fantastic weather and scenery. We saw sealions and dolphins and finally some whales. The crew went out of their way to try to ensure we saw some whales and actually over ran the sailing time to do so. Very friendly and informative staff.
Rating: 5
Fantastic
Sat, Feb 4, 12   10:00 AM TAFFY52 Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Was a glorious sunny day, all the crew were very helpful and the boat was able to supply plenty of food and drink for us weary fishermen.Good day was had by all
Rating: 5
Simply Awesome
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 24, 12   12:00 PM Miltond Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We went on the tour on Jan-24-2012. The price was $18.00 per person (includes a $2.00 booking fee). My wife and I are from Montreal, Canada. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We saw whales and dolphins and the Captain of the boat went out of his way to give us the maximum time. Of course we were fortunate to see two whales and we followed them for a while. The thrill of looking out to spot these mammoth beauties was fantastic.The dolphins swam along side the boat and gave us all a real treat. I would reccomend this tour to anyone, especially folks here in Montreal. THANK YOU for a great time. Milton- Montreal
Rating: 5
Best $ spent on our trip!!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 24, 12   12:00 PM Sal665 Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I live in a beautiful Victoria, BC which has it's own fleet of whale watching boats/etc. -- but to be out on the sunny coast of southern California in a lovely boat with a great crew was fantastic. I, my sister, niece and two cousins from the East Coast had a fabulous time as we watched two greys and tons of dolphins play and feed in the blue water during the very relaxing 2 hours on the Dana Wharf boat. The crew is well informed, friendly and reliable -- very organized and professional. If you don't take the time to go out with the Dana Wharf crew, you've missed a wonderful time!
Rating: 5
Awesome tour guide
Wed, Jan 18, 12   2:00 PM gsweitzer Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Was soo cool to see all the dolphins, jumping. Was impressed that we saw 4 whales, even though they didn't give us the tail! It was a great time for a great price!
Rating: 5
Enjoyable trip seeing whales and sea lions
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 17, 12   12:00 PM ElaineObee Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
It was a very enjoyable trip with an attentive crew.
Rating: 4
Surely get fish. It was delicious.
Sun, Jan 15, 12   10:00 AM Mitsunori Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Individual
Scenery is good. And fish we could get. Very enjoyable. Beautiful birds are waiting. Thank you very much!
Rating: 5
Amazing experience!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 3, 12   12:00 PM KaeKozaki Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My parents were visiting my house, and I took them to the whale watching trip. Luckily, we could see killer whales, a whale, sea lions, a blue shark, and dolphins. Especially, killer whales are really rare, so we are really lucky.
Rating: 5
WE SAW KILLER WHALES!!!!!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 3, 12   12:00 PM drewpost Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Other
WOW - This was incredible. We saw a grey whale, a shark, sea lions, AND A POD OF KILLER WHALES! Apaprently the captain has been doing this for 20 years and this was the 3rd time he's seen this. What a trip. Well worth it!
Rating: 2
Very poor try for fishing N
Wed, Dec 28, 11   10:00 AM BTYACKE Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Poor fishing atempt Last spring it was the sanomie excuse for no fish this year it was w inter. Season. I felt the made a very poor atempt. . Had great boat ride
Rating: 3
No whale seen ...
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Dec 27, 11   12:00 PM marcdacier Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The tour is not very long and, therefore, the chances of seeing a whale really are a function of whether whales are in the direct neighborhood or not. They should provide more info up front (I'm sure they knew we would not see anything that day since they do the same ride 3 times a day). It is nice to see dolphins and sealions though but ...
Rating: 5
Cant get any better !
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Nov 8, 11   12:00 PM kbreeck Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Individual
Hmmm... easy and free parking... a two hour cruise along the southern california shore... a nice boat with clean bathrooms and full bar/food capability, inside and outside sitting/standing options.. nice crew AND we saw 100s of dolphins and AND a BLUE WHALE ... all that for 1/2 price (because I went on a Tuesday) on an already lower then other companies cost... oh and a guarantee of a free ticket for another cruise if you dont see anything... not sure how you can really beat that value for your money...... I enjoyed it so much I came off the 12-2 cruise and rebought another ticket for another trip out that same day !
Rating: 5
fantastic value for money
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Nov 1, 11   12:00 PM nigelwharton Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
we saw 4 whales , we never dreamed we would see 4 . the crew were really good , made us all feel special