Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,456 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 204 447 19 = 428 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 344 791 22 = 769 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 646 1,492 36 = 1,456 97% 4.6
All 5,279 11,121 377 = 10,744 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 835 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 363 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 211 87% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 47 100% 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 Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Fantastic time with Family
Wed, Oct 15, 14   4:00 PM SamPaget Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a great time with the Dolphins and saw a couple of whales too. The skipper did a great job! This was a lot of fun! The Dolphins were swimming right along the boat. As we came back to the marina the sunset was wonderful!
Rating: 5
Wed, Oct 15, 14   4:00 PM Mistyq1 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We did the afternoon tour and it was amazing! So worth the money. Watching the sunset into he ocean was so beautiful . We were not expecting to see any whale and we did! It was very exciting and so much fun! We normally go deep sea fishing so we did not know what to expect. Very happy with our tour and would do it again in a heart beat!
Rating: 5
Awesome trip! Beautiful views! Put us on the fish!
Wed, Oct 15, 14   10:00 AM gailwall Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I was a little skeptical to book a trip on the pacific coast on a bigger boat with 20+ other strangers. Past experiences on other large fishing boats have been very disappointing. After talking to some locals, they assured me this was different and they were so right! The price was extremely reasonable, the captain & mates very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable and everyone caught fish! I highly recommend fishing with them and if I get back to the Orange County area, I will certainly book again!
Rating: 5
Saw whales and an entire pod of dolphins
Tue, Oct 14, 14   2:00 PM Sccook70 Unspecified 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was a great little trip. The crew was friendly and helpful. We saw two types of whales and an entire pod of Dolphins.
Rating: 5
great time
Tue, Oct 14, 14   2:00 PM Bonitaorona Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
It was a beautiful day. The weather couldn't have been better. We saw a humpback and a smaller whale. We also saw common dolphins playing in our wake. I have done this trip before and each time it has been an awesome experience.
Rating: 5
Whale watching at Dana Point Harbor
Tue, Oct 14, 14   12:00 PM jowesenberg Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
Awesome excursion. Saw hump back whale and dolphins.
Rating: 5
Fantastic voyage!
Tue, Oct 14, 14   12:00 PM jeanmccurdy Female 70+ Local Other
The half-priced whale watching trip out of Dana Point was wonderful. Our captain said that we saw things which he had never seen in his 30+ years of doing these cruises. We saw a humpback whale having fun with a pod of dolphins, following them along, perhaps looking for food. Very comfortable boat with an outstanding crew.
Rating: 4
Very Enjoyable
Mon, Oct 13, 14   4:00 PM tiffrobbins Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
It was very enjoyable. We saw a ton of dolphins.
Rating: 3
Nice boat ride but captain/host barely talked
Mon, Oct 13, 14   2:00 PM deblopez Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We've been on this trip before but this time we weren't that satisfied. The captain and spotter didn't really tell us much about the area and the wildlife until we came to a pod of dolphins, then he repeated himself multiple times. We left almost 20 mon late and returned only 5 min late so our trip was shorted.
Rating: 4
Good, if pricey whale/dolphin watching excursion
Sun, Oct 12, 14   2:00 PM sowiusa Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Individual
Decent enough experience - clean boat, good overall service. The boat confidently steams out and finds a group of dolphins just off the coast, stays there for a while (dolphins are fun to watch but very common!) and then goes off for an hour or so searching for whales or anything else interesting. It's nature and of course hit and miss. Going from the observation log on their website they're pretty honest about something like one in four boats seeing any larger mammals than the dolphins. Then at some point they give up and swing about and return to port. You got to see whales - the dolphins - so what's your complaint? At the price paid I would have liked a slightly longer excursion, or some kind of organized spotting effort to increase chance of exotic encounters. But I guess for most passengers the duration is fine.
Rating: 3
Will have to try again
Sat, Oct 11, 14   2:00 PM Pariwhale Unspecified 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Dana Wharf Whale Watching and Adventure Tour was not promising as it sounds like. First, we departed 1/2 hour late, where we had to wait about 40 mins in line for our boat to arrive. I don't believe we went out as far as we should to see whales, and we just circled about a couple of miles from the shore. With no whales in sight for almost hour and half or so, luckily we were able to spot a school of dolphins. We spent about 25 mins circling the dolphins and returned back to the harbor really disappointed. As usual, we were given a free complimentary pass to return on a new adventure. There were no extra ordinary efforts to seek out whales, but I guess all the whales must have been sleeping in since it was Saturday.
Rating: 5
No Whales this time, but worth it anyway
Sat, Oct 11, 14   2:00 PM KellyJColvin Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
The crew was so nice a helpful. We happened to be on trip where there were no whales, but the dolphins made up for that for the adults as well as the child. Because we didn't have any whale sightings, the company gave us all our tickets back so that we could come back for another tour. That is good business and made for a very happy and loyal customer. It is certainly not their fault that the whales swam somewhere else that day. I would recommend the trip to anyone.
Rating: 5
Anniversary vacation to SO Cal
Thu, Oct 9, 14   4:00 PM 20years Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a great time on our whale watching cruise. We were on an anniversary holiday and wanted to keep things low-key. It was super easy to get to the venue and we saw lots of marine life. Literally hundreds of dolphins came over to 'play' with us. Seals joined in... and a whale made a special appearance.

Highly recommend. Even if the whales stay hidden, just seeing the dolphins made it well worth it.
Rating: 4
excellent trip
Mon, Oct 6, 14   4:00 PM rkilsby Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Individual
Saw some 75 sperm whales! Staff very pleasant and professional. All in all a great experience.
Rating: 5
Had a great time.
Sat, Oct 4, 14   6:30 AM penianna Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
My husband and I really enjoyed the whole experience . From start to finish the staff on board and off where so helpfull and kind. It really made the trip wroth taking . I'm sure we will be booking with Dana point Warf again in the near future.