Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,440 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 212 479 19 = 460 94% 4.5
Last 6 months 396 909 25 = 884 96% 4.6
Last 12 months 643 1,479 39 = 1,440 97% 4.6
All 5,230 11,008 377 = 10,631 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 845 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 366 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 182 85% 4.0 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 47 100% 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 Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Sat, Jul 25  12:00 PM nperel Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
We highly recommend this excursion to anyone that wants to experience dolphin and other sea life up close. Thanks to the entire crew for their efforts!
Rating: 4
Good trip
Sat, Jul 25  10:00 AM johnwalko Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Good saw Dolphins. No whales
Rating: 5
Fun watching porpoises
Sat, Jul 25  10:00 AM cegustof Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Saw many pods, so enjoyable.
Rating: 5
Fri, Jul 24  10:00 AM Joepav5 Unspecified 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Professionals throughout the trip..family friendly and a bit of adventure all rolled into one..We saw incredible whales and a massive dolphin pod..we received some educational info about the whales and dolphins while we watched and took pictures..The boat looked brand new and plenty of spirits and snacks on the boat..can't wait to go back again!!!
Rating: 2
Felt short-changed. Buyer beware.
Wed, Jul 22  6:30 AM rfoliente Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
My group purchased a 3/4 day fishing trip and we were confirmed for this trip a week prior. Travel plans were made. Two days before the trip, I receive an e-mail indicating our trip has been canceled with no explanation provided. Upon further investigation, it turns out they chartered our boat to a group that would pay them more. No apology was provided. Interestingly, if we somehow decided to change our mind and choose to cancel last minute, we would receive no refund. Its funny how this is a one way arrangement in favor of the merchant. Buyer beware.
Rating: 4
Very professional crew and always helpful
Wed, Jul 22  6:30 AM Ccmays4 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The crew was great, friendly and knowledgable. Most everyone caught fish the day we went out and there were a few who landed 30+lb Yellow Tail. Of course fishing would be better with less people but with the large number of fisherman on the Dana Pride, everyone worked together and helped each other out and made it a pleasurable experience for us first timers.
Rating: 5
Very exciting!
Tue, Jul 21  5:00 PM ShelliHester Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I took my son on this and we ended up doing 2 in the same day. We saw thousands of dolpins, some whales and even a great white shark. AWESOME!!!
Rating: 5
Really enjoyed this tour. Would do it again.
Tue, Jul 21  12:00 PM TomFigliolin Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Really enjoyed this trip out whale watching. Had a whale come within a few feet of the boat and was able to get great pictures of it. The captain of the boat was really knowledgeable. I will do this again the next time I am in Dana Point.
Rating: 5
Awesome tour!
Tue, Jul 21  12:00 PM ssilva219 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great for families. Very informative and fun!

Whales and dolphin sightings were breath taking!

Highly recommend!
Rating: 5
Dana Wharf Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour - GREAT
Tue, Jul 21  12:00 PM PSCortis Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
A thoroughly enjoyable and educational experience, we will go again.

The tour operators know their stuff, we viewed three whales, two Humpbacks and one Blue as well as innumerable Common Dolphins. The boat was clean and left and returned promptly on time. The excellent commentary by the Captain made for a much better understanding of what we viewed.
Rating: 4
Slow day of fishing but a good time.
Sat, Jul 18  5:30 PM Bear6336 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
It was a slow day of fishing after the rain storm blew through the area the captain did his best to locate fish. Caicos were biting, but not for me. The crew was courteous lots of new fishermen got the help they needed on the boat was pleasent even though I did not catch anything.
Rating: 5
awesome experience!
Sat, Jul 18  10:00 AM renayma Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
the kids really enjoyed the trip, and I hope we come back next year.
Rating: 5
Definitely worth the trip!
Sat, Jul 18  10:00 AM kathykramer Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Loved going from Dana Point - easy access and free parking get the adventure off to a great start!
Rating: 5
Thoroughly Enjoyed the Trip
Fri, Jul 17  11:00 AM lindaguetter Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I highly recommend this excursion. The staff worked hard to make this a memorable experience, finding dolphins, sea lions, and even whales. We left promptly from the port, so be sure to arrive early. Seating vs standing - I chose to stand for the entire trip, but comfortable seating inside or outside is an option. Viewing from all sides is possible. I am from the midwest so this was a unique experience! I would do this again.
Rating: 5
Great family trip!
Fri, Jul 17  6:30 AM clorefice Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was a wonderful trip we purchased for my husband for Father's day. Our group of 8 from age nine to 39 had a wonderful time. Great fishing with some wonderful people. The boat staff was amazing as were the employees in the store! Highly recommended.