Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,385 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 135 331 3 = 328 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 359 859 11 = 848 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 612 1,417 32 = 1,385 97% 4.6
All 5,070 10,661 358 = 10,303 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 800 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 326 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 215 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 44 100% 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 Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 3
Good time, great weather, not much to see
Tue, Jun 24, 14   2:00 PM clloyd70 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Had a nice boat ride under sunny skies, but did not see any whales or dolphins despite the report of the previous group seeing a humpback. Disappointing to the kids not to witness the sea life but a decent trip nonetheless.
Rating: 5
We saw a whale, were in awe, and loved it!
Tue, Jun 24, 14   12:00 PM henningseven Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were very lucky that we came upon a humpback whale. It was an awesome experience and we would recommend it to anyone. I cannot wait to come back to Orange Co. and I am sure that our family would be up for another trip on the Dana Wharf Whale Watching trip.

The only thing I was disappointed in was that because we found a whale, we never got the opportunity to see some dolphins. That is the only thing that would have made the trip a complete success. WE LOVED THE EXPERIENCE!
Rating: 5
Happy With Our Adventure
Tue, Jun 24, 14   12:00 PM tamarapug Female 50-59 Combination Family With Children
We had a great time. We saw a humpback whale that surfaced a number of times near the boat. The Captain was knowledgeable and informative, and the deckhands were polite and helpful. The boat was nice and clean. The weather was perfect. Our six year old did get bored and whiny. We would be open to doing another trip with the hopes of seeing dolphins.
Rating: 5
Great crew and great fishing
Mon, Jun 23, 14   5:30 PM bcross1990 Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
The crew was very nice and helpful. Food was good and the fishing was ok. Had a group of 7 and we each caught 3-5 fish. Sadly out of all the catches we only got to keep a few. It was really fun and a big step up from daveys locker in newport
Rating: 3
Inexpensive but no Whale sighted!
Sun, Jun 22, 14   2:00 PM BoryChhe Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
The staffs were nice and the ship came on time. It was not very crowded which was nice but we didn't get to see any dolphines are whales. They gave us back our tickets to book another date without extra charge.

In summary, although we didn't see any sightings, we did get our tickets back and plus it was a free harbor cruise.
Rating: 5
A nice dolphin trip!
Sun, Jun 22, 14   2:00 PM muramatsu1 Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
I enjoyed the ride w/reasonable price ^^ Thank you!
Rating: 5
So fun. We can't wait to go again.
Sun, Jun 22, 14   12:45 PM Ladyapryl Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I am the mother of a 5 year old boy. My son had never caught a fish before and I hadn't been fishing since I was a child. They crew took excellent care of us and Cameron and Jonathan both took extra time to help my son catch fish. We are excited to go again very soon. I signed my son up to be part of the kid's club as well.
Rating: 5
Great trip even without any whales!
Sun, Jun 22, 14   12:00 PM LizBenz Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The boat left right on time, was very clean and the crew very friendly and informative. Since we didn't see any whales, we got a whale watch ticket for another trip for free anytime. Also, the food from the grille is fantastic - all freshly made!! There is plenty of seating and/or places to stand along the railing, so it didn't feel too crowded.
Rating: 5
absolutely fantastic!
Sun, Jun 22, 14   6:30 AM yudiiwasaki Female 60-69 Local Other
First time for my husband & son; only second time on ocean fishing trip for me. First time at age 12 was sea sick whole trip. So this trip was wonderful. Husband & I prepared with dramamine. Son got seasick but crew was very helpful. Fishing was a blast...Captain & Crew were great! Food from the galley was reasonable in price & taste good!Only down side was not many "keepers". Will definitely go back!
Rating: 5
Great time!
Sat, Jun 21, 14   2:00 PM kelliclarke Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The captain and Steve were great. Very informative and friendly. We had a great time!
Rating: 5
Well run operation. Saw hundreds of dolphins!
Sat, Jun 21, 14   10:00 AM griffindad Unspecified Unspecified Local Family Without Children
Rating: 5
Hoping to eat ocean fish
Fri, Jun 20, 14   5:30 PM ellisfamily Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was a great time for our family! We enjoyed the boat ride, the staff was very kind and helpful with all of our needs. We were able to catch fish and it was fun for our kids to experience ocean fishing. They were a little disappointed that the fish we caught were not big enough to meet the legal catch and keep size. Overall it was a really great time to experience ocean fishing! Thanks Dana Wharf Sportfishing!
Rating: 5
We LOVED it!
Fri, Jun 20, 14   12:00 PM Emerson96 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had an amazing time. We were not expecting to see whales due to the season but a Minske whale surfaced several times, and he came close to the boat even though tour guide warned us they are kind of shy. We then had tons of dolphins sightings, they were speeding along beside and in front of our boat. So much fun! Clean, on time, knowledgeable guide. Recommended!
Rating: 5
Awesome trip
Thu, Jun 19, 14   5:30 PM robert92027 Male 30-39 Local Individual
Fishing was great. Crew was great and the price was great.
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.