Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,370 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 179 417 6 = 411 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 329 775 11 = 764 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 616 1,402 32 = 1,370 97% 4.6
All 5,013 10,516 358 = 10,158 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 778 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 318 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 217 92% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 57 100% 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 Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
captain Todd is the best
Tue, Aug 20, 13   12:00 PM joegold Male 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
The Whales didn't get the memo. They were nowhere to be seen. Cpt. Todd made the "hunt" very enjoyable . Looking forward to our next adventure.
Rating: 5
Dana Point Whalewatch Trip
Sun, Aug 18, 13   2:00 PM LIGHTYEAR Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
We had a beautiful day on the Ocean, seeing many dolphins swimming right under our boat.
Rating: 1
Morning and late afternoon, but not night
Sat, Aug 17, 13   5:30 PM daniel2 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Sum Fun was too small a boat and was too crowded. Several people got sick, at night. Then, especially when the boat begins to rock and heave through the swells, sea sickness becomes prevalent since the horizon line is no longer visible. Our last two fishing excursions were on the Dana Pride, a much bigger boat, with half the fishermen. Both of those trips were far more enjoyable.
Rating: 5
Fabulous blue whales and dolphins
Sat, Aug 17, 13   2:00 PM marilynmcd Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We had a wonderful time with dolphins swimming right along the boat, which was roomy and comfortable. The captain did a great job of getting us to the whales and knowing just when they would surface. This trip was exciting and far exceeded our expectations.
Rating: 5
Caught 30" Halibut
Wed, Aug 14, 13   6:30 AM paulkatona Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
I took one of my Grandsons and Granddaughters fishing on the half day boat " Reel Fun".

The crew was a good group of young men that did a great job making sure that everyone on board had a good time. When someone hooked into a larger fish, one of the crew were there to assist if needed.

At two different locations, my Grandson hooked into a couple really large fish. Both times one of the crew made sure he had enough room to fight and enjoy his 5 minute battle. The first escaped, but the second turned out to be a 30", Jack Pot Winning, Halibut.

Over the years, I've used Dana Point Harbor as our "go to" fishing distention.

My Grandson leaves for college today.

The "Reel Fun" crew helped create memories I will always cherish...... Thank you.
Rating: 5
Fantastic! Great whale watching!
Sun, Aug 11, 13   2:00 PM RonZuber Male 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
This was a very special day for us...we got to see at least 6 massive blue whales and we were able to get so close! The pilot of the boat knew when and where to linger for us to have best views and had great commentary! The boat (the Catamaran) was in great shape, spotless and very comfortable. We live here and are just amazed we had not visited this tour before...we will definitely be back with friends and family.
Rating: 4
Good Experience
Sun, Aug 11, 13   10:00 AM c81050 Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
The trip left on time and the boat was clean and wellstocked with items at the snack bar. The captain was knowledgeable and polite, as was the lady in the snack bar. We say one whale dive and surface several times. The weather was great and the trip was nice. We were given a 40% off coupon when we deboarded, which I am going to use in 2 weeks.

We did not see any dolphins, which was disappointing.
Rating: 5
My 3rd time on this trip and I love it every time!
Tue, Aug 6, 13   5:00 PM psbennett5 Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
My husband and I took our twenty nine year old daughter and we all loved the trip. We saw a big pod of dolphins, with mothers and babies, and a beautiful blue whale. The captain got us as close as possible to the whale and even told us what side of the boat to stand on to get the best pictures.
Rating: 5
Great fishing excursion!!!
Fri, Aug 2, 13   12:00 PM gerianderson Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
The weather was perfect, the sea calm and the atmosphere wonderful. The boat extremely clean, great service at the food concession. All the crew were so helpful and informative.

Highly recomennd for a family outing!!!!!!!!
Rating: 5
A great way to spend an afternoon
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Jul 28, 13   12:00 PM dbbahnsen Male 60-69 Local Individual
This was very educational and interesting. Everything was handled in a very professional manner. I will go back.
Rating: 5
Everyone had a great time!
Fri, Jul 26, 13   12:00 PM Larryonan Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
There were four adults and five kids. Some seasickness but everyone really enjoyed the adventure. Some are still talking about this as a highlight of their trip to Southern CA. Thank you!
Rating: 5
Tue, Jul 23, 13   12:00 PM joegold Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Well worth the money at twice the price
Rating: 5
Captain was fabulous
Tue, Jul 16, 13   12:00 PM JanT13 Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
My 7 year old granddaughter and went out on a 12:00 PM sail. The previous sail had seen two blue whales that were familiar to the Captain and crew. The Captain took us to the location where he thought we'd get to see two other whales heading south. They did not show, BUT we got to see a whale new to the area thanks to the Captain's determination. The information about the whale was very informative. Getting to see the largest mammal on earth is something we will never forget!
Rating: 5
Great trip! Great Group!
Thu, Jul 4, 13   12:00 PM igilgoff Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
Dana Wharf is amazing! The captains are so informative. The crew is so friendly. And the whales of Southern California are incredible. Blue whales and dolphins this trip!
Rating: 5
Lots of Dolphins
Fri, Jun 21, 13   2:00 PM dmiller453 Female 60-69 Local Other
I went on this trip wanting to see dolphins, and I did. There were so many playful dolphins around the boat. There was one whale sighting. Highly recommended.