Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,351 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 144 349 4 = 345 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 232 536 13 = 523 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 616 1,384 33 = 1,351 97% 4.5
All 4,829 10,091 351 = 9,740 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 755 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 325 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 210 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 61 100% 4.8 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great experience!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Apr 27, 11   2:00 PM spiritjoy Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Well, we had an amazing but maybe not typical experience. The trip we were on wasn't too crowded which was really nice. Then we got to follow a mama gray whale with her baby. The baby actually breached, and I caught it on video. We really enjoyed our trip. I got some food from the galley, too. The grilled cheese was delicious.
Rating: 5
Great adventure!
Tue, Jun 23, 09   1:00 PM spinion Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
Although I live locally my dad and his wife were in town from Wisconsin. It was a great activity both for them being out of town and for my 3 year old daughter. We saw a ton of dolphins, 2 whales (which I wasn't anticipating) as well as the seals, not to mention the beautiful landscape. I would recommend the cruise for both locals and out of towners!
Rating: 4
FUN TRIP. WISH WE COULD HAVE FISHED FOR LONGER
Mon, Jul 22, 13   6:30 AM spiel33 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
WOULD RECOMMEND FISHING FROM DANA POINT. ALWAYS FUN !
Rating: 5
Lots of fun even tho whales were shy
Fri, Mar 21, 14   2:30 PM sphealey Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Enjoyed the ride and observing sealife. Captain seemed very knowledgeable and the crew was professional and friendly. Unfortunately the whales didn't want to come up much above the surface that day but we did see them!
Rating: 5
Great Experience
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Oct 10, 10   4:00 PM spetersen3 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
The captain was great, knew a lot about the animals we saw. It was educational and perfect for my 6 year old and I. The captain made sure we had plenty of time with the dolphins, awesome experience.
Rating: 5
We saw whales
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Aug 3, 11   5:00 PM spenser1 Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The captain did find whales and stayed on them/it. Unfortunately the whales kept diving and staying under for 10 minutes at a time. We did get fairly close to the whale. Which was difficult for the captain as the whale only took up to 5 breaths before diving down again.
Rating: 5
Fun time had by all! Can't wait to go again!
Wed, Jan 9, 13   5:30 PM SpencerSteel Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
It was a great time and we definitely want to go again. Thanks! .......Except for one of us who needed some sea sick meds! hahaha!
Rating: 5
Excellent time and had a wonderful evening
Sat, Apr 21, 12   4:00 PM spencerhardy Male 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
We received the ticket quickly and had a wonderful time on our whale-watching trip. The captain went above and beyond making it an enjoyable trip.
Rating: 4
A Whale of a Time.
Sat, Feb 16, 08   10:00 AM Speechguy Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was great to be out in the ocean, enjoying just that was great. We saw several whales, seal lions, and dolphins. The boat was great as were the crew. We had a wonderful time.
Rating: 4
Great outing, no whales
Sat, Mar 13, 10   8:00 AM spedly1 Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
Dana Wharf was very professional and courteous throughout the trip. The boat was clean, they serve food and drinks on the boat which was great for the 8am trip. We unfortunately did not see any whales or dolphins, but they made sure to give each passenger a coupon that is good forever, for any time of day (upon making reservations). I look forward to the next trip out and hope we will see whales when we do.
Rating: 4
It was a beautiful day regardless of the fish!
Thu, Apr 8, 10   10:00 AM spcgriffith Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
My husband and 12 year old had never been ocean fishing before and even though the fish "were'nt biting", we had a great time. The captain did his best moving the boat to where the fish were but I was the only one who had a bite. My daughter enjoyed the ocean view and learned how to bait, cast and reel a fishing line. The burgers from the galley were actually really good and we will be back later in the season and hopefully encounter some hungry fish! The boats crewman were very helpful and attentive.

A great family excursion I would recommend.
Rating: 4
No Whales
Sat, Mar 19, 11   2:00 PM sparocai Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We did not see any whales which was disappointing but lots of dolphins and sea lions. It was rough waters but fun. Next time we will bring blankets - the four year old with us did enjoy it but said it was too long. I guess two hours can be long for a little guy. We all had fun and the crew was great. Departures and arrivals were timely.
Rating: 4
Great Time
Sun, Sep 20, 09   10:00 AM Spadini Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
I took my 8-year old out for some Ocean fishing. We have taken this once before. Dana Point Sportfishing does a fantastic job with organization and ensuring everyone is taken care of. The captain does a great job making sure there is bite action with his knowledge of the area and what equiptment to use. I recommend this for anyone looking for Family fin!
Rating: 5
Magical
Mon, Sep 1, 14   5:00 PM SpaceRun Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Enjoyed the tour and the information shared by the captain.
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.