Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,378 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 85 198 3 = 195 99% 4.6
Last 6 months 231 488 18 = 470 96% 4.4
Last 12 months 626 1,416 38 = 1,378 96% 4.5
All 5,416 11,408 388 = 11,020 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 757 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 309 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 228 87% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 84 100% 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: 4
Experienced Crew Leads Succesful Watch
Fri, Feb 29, 08   10:00 AM summermaga Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
My mother, sister and I have been whale watching together before. Although I had seen whales on other trips, we had never seen them together. It was obvious to me that the crew knew what they were doing. They communicated with the passengers effectively and found a grey whale right away. We had a great time!
Rating: 5
Had a great time!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Sep 22, 09   1:00 PM sumbaker Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Saw 4 whales! Crew was great and informative.
Rating: 4
Great two hour sail
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 30, 10   12:00 PM suluhu24 Female 40-49 Local Individual
I had a good time on my whale watching trip - the day was beautiful and we saw dolphins. Unfortunately, we didn't see any whales. But true to their promise, the Dana Wharf company gave everyone on board a free ticket for a future trip. The boat was a bit crowded (it was Spring Break) so I would recommend getting in line early to guarantee yourself a good spot on the boat. (Seating is very limited unless you don't mind being inside.) The crew was knowledable, but unfortunately they did not give a lot of information over the loudspeaker. If you got lucky and were close to the crew on deck they did have a lot of information to share.
Rating: 4
whale watching in dana point
Mon, Feb 15, 10   2:00 PM sukchoi Female 50-59 Local Individual
when i went whale watching, i saw some sea lions hanging out and basking in the sun. i took some pictures and we went deeper into the water. Later, we saw some common dolphins playing in the water. i tried to take some pictures, but they were too fast. i managed to take some pictures of them jumping. we didnt see a whale though, so we headed back to the docks. on our way back, we saw more dolphins. we got to the docks.
Rating: 5
Amazing Anniversary Trip!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Jul 9, 11   5:00 PM sukabear Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My husband and I took this cruise for our 3rd wedding anniversary. It was absolutely amazing! I know a lot of it is circumstancial, but we saw 2 blue whales on our trip!!!!! One of them was almost right next to boat. One of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. The crew was also very nice and informative and we learned a lot about the whales. It was also nice that the crew was very strict about some small children that were being loud and obnoxious. They quieted them down so everyone else could enjoy the trip. It was much appreciated :)
Rating: 2
Reel Fun should be retired
Fri, Jul 15, 11   12:00 PM sujohn Male 50-59 Combination Family With Children
There is no place to sit on this boat, we will fish again but never on the Reel Fun..
Rating: 5
Amazing!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Jun 24, 09   5:00 PM suhankup Female Under 20 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
This was an amazing whale watching trip! We saw at least two fin whales and some local sea lions. Can't wait to go again!
Rating: 4
So much fun, we did it again 2 days later
Sun, May 22, 11   12:00 PM Sugarpeeps Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
While we didn't see any large whales, the crew made sure to find us a great little pod of Rizzo dolphins and a few bottlenoses - it was great fun! We went out again two days later, again no large whales, but common dolphins everywhere - it was a blast to watch those little guys swim along with the boat, so close they actually splashed you when they jumped from the water!
Rating: 4
second time around
Tue, Jun 10, 14   5:00 PM sug123 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
experienced this adventure several years ago.

came back with new family members.

sadly no whales on this day, but still plenty to see.
Rating: 4
LOVED THE DOLPHINS
Sun, Mar 13, 11   11:00 AM suenj1023 Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
I was blown away by all the dolphins we saw and a bit dissappointed we didnt see any whales.
Rating: 5
EXCELLENT
Wed, Jun 18, 14   2:00 PM SueMuth Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had the best time. My son and I did this same trip last year and it did not disappoint this year.
Rating: 5
A Pleasant Nature Jaunt
Wed, Jan 22, 14   12:00 PM Suegrim Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
An enjoyable afternoon perusing Dana Point's Harbor for wildlife is a must. We viewed and followed 2 gray whales, watching them fluke and dive. In addition the dolphins seemed to frolic as they jumped on the boat's wake following us as we heads to shore. Sea lions rested on buoys in the harbors and played in the marina. Gulls and pelicans abounded as we boated, making the mellow afternoon complete. After the cruise, we wander shop, ate some smoked fish, and had a delicious dinner. There's lots to see in Dana Point.
Rating: 5
Great trip.
Mon, Jan 9, 12   10:00 AM suearchbold Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
The whole trip was great. Weather was great, fishing was even better. Lots of keepers and just as many fun to reel in throw-backs. Captain and deck hand were really terrific as always.
Rating: 4
Splendid life time experience
Sun, May 24, 15   2:00 PM SUBHANGSHU Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The whale & Dolphin watching was once upon a lifetime experience and the children really enjoyed the dolphins in the ocean. Never had such experience before.
Rating: 3
Briefly saw a whale
Mon, Sep 7, 15   2:00 PM styfle Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
Whale watching is kind of hit-or-miss. Obviously the tour guides can't control the whales. The staff was very friendly and the weather was great. I just wish we saw more than a fin for that price.

You gotta go at least once for the experience but I probably won't go again.