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
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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
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
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
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  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  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.
Rating: 5
Beautiful day, helpful crew, multiple sightings...
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 8, 11   12:00 PM stumpshot76 Male 50-59 Combination Family Without Children
This was the second Dana Wharf outing by family members in the past year, and we were again pleased by the service, scenery and pleasant and helpful crew. We will be back again..!!
Rating: 5
Great Daytrip!!
Mon, Oct 19, 09   10:00 AM stumpshot76 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The crew on this boat were great! We will definitely fish with them again.
Rating: 5
Amazing adventure!
Sun, Sep 20  10:00 AM student1 Female 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
I booked some tickets for my daughters and me because my friend recommended me this trip. I thought it was going to be okay this trip. But it was not okay, it was really fantastic!. One of the main reasons was because I took a SPF umbrella that let me stay in the front. In that place I remained the whole trip. It was an unforgettable experience! I highly recommend anyone to book a trip like this. The captain and his assistant were very kind and professional. Please don't forget to take your favorite snack to complement this amazing adventure.
Rating: 4
Good time
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Tue, Jul 28, 09   5:00 PM stubb00 Male 20-29 Combination Group of Friends
We had a good time. Saw a lot of dolphins which was cool but no whales, but overall had a good time.
Rating: 5
Wonderful Excursion
Tue, Jul 29, 14   5:00 PM StuartPowell Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We thoroughly enjoyed our sunset whale watching cruise. The ship was comfortable and well maintained. The captain was extremely knowledgeable about whales and it added a tremendous amount of depth of understanding to the experience. A great vacation experience and value!
Rating: 5
Great time
Sun, Mar 16, 14   12:00 PM striptza Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Lucky to find grey whales quickly and spent time following them which was awesome. Them got in the middle of. Dolphin pod....what a wonderful experience!
Rating: 4
No whale sighting, but still fun!
Sun, Mar 7, 10   12:00 PM striptza Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Although we did not spot any whales on our trip, my daughter and I still had lots of fun just being out on the water! The best part is that the DanaWharf provides you with a free return ticket because we did not see a whale, so we get to go back whenever we would like. It does not even have to be this season! That definitely made it worth our while. The staff of the Dana Pride were also very friendly. I would recommend this for a fun activity for the family