Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,456 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 107 221 8 = 213 96% 4.4
Last 6 months 321 703 27 = 676 95% 4.5
Last 12 months 656 1,494 38 = 1,456 96% 4.5
All 5,339 11,232 385 = 10,847 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 834 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 349 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 220 86% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 53 100% 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? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
Enjoyable experience
Tue, Nov 18, 14   10:00 AM Jameshepker Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We enjoyed our whale watching adventure. The weather was delightful and the crew knew where to find an abundance of dolphins and whales for us to observe.
Rating: 5
Boat trip on Dana Point
Fri, Nov 14, 14   10:00 AM Pearlferret Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was quite an adventure. There was so much to see, where to begin? Best of all we spotted a humpback whale which was remarkable since it was in November! Another wonderful part of the tour was the large pod of dolphins that were swimming along side the boat. Then another type of dolphin species also joined in the act, swimming out a little farther. The captain of the boat was very informative on the different types of marine life we encountered. We also went by a large buoy that had 6 seals perched on top, & were able to get very close for perfect photo opportunities. I would love to do this again if in the area again.
Rating: 5
These guys know what they're doing!
Wed, Nov 5, 14   2:00 PM kat92115 Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our trip was wonderful - easy to book and we left on time. The boat had more than enough room on it for everyone to sit comfortably and see everything that was to be seen. My husband and I took our daughter and her fiancee' and we all had a wonderful time. The captain knew exactly where to go to find marine life. We saw a humpback whale and several hundred common dolphin. The trip would have been relaxing and worthwhile on its own, nut seeing such amazing creatures up close was incredible. Our daughter is a professional photographer and she captured some fabulous shots that will help us to always remember this adventure. WE would most certainly do this again.
Rating: 5
Thu, Oct 23, 14   12:00 PM smhammen Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
awesome experience we got to see Mr.October a hump back whale numerous times on our two hour cruise, he was blowing and breaching.We also saw a few dolphins.The captain went out of his way to make sure we continued to see the whale. I highly recommend taking this cruise, will take the cruise again if we ever get the chance.
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
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: 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.
Rating: 4
1/2 Day Fishing Trip
Sat, Sep 27, 14   6:30 AM dogcaller1 Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Went with my brother and (adult) nephews on a 1/2 day boat. Crew was great, fishing was good, and the price was right. Good time and good price; I'll do it again.
Rating: 3
Wed, Sep 24, 14   10:00 AM joebob7 Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
We took this trip on a Wednesday, so there were not as many people on the boat as usual (I'm told.) The crew was friendly, but could have been more helpful, especially with my 80 year old father-in-law. While I can't blame the captain or the crew for the lack of (everyone's) success, it would have been helpful to set the expectation when we inquired about the trip before the purchase. (Crew said it has been slow all season and the fish have been too small to keep.) All this said, the crew did make us feel welcome.
Rating: 5
Great day with many Dolphins
Mon, Sep 22, 14   12:00 PM Smile0425 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a wonderful time on the very nice catamaran. We saw a large pod of common dolphins that "stampeded" many times for us- it gave me goosebumps it was so moving! Then we saw a small pod of bottlenose dolphins that rode in the front of the boat just like you've seen on the movies. The staff was helpful and friendly. Would definately go again and hopefully see whales next time!
Rating: 5
Great Trip
Sun, Sep 21, 14   10:00 AM jjgreen64 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
While we were not lucky enough to see a whale, we did see hundreds, if not thousands of dolphin. They swam along with the boat and jumped out of the water. The captain and crew were knowledgeable and friendly. The views if the coast line were worth the cost of the cruise alone. I would definitely recommend this tour for everyone.
Rating: 5
Sat, Sep 20, 14   12:00 PM CrLaBailey Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
The captain, crew, check-in, and boat were all top notch. The captain did a great job in finding the whales and explaining what was going on. We are going back for more.
Rating: 4
Great first cruise!
Tue, Sep 16, 14   2:00 PM staszakmt Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was a bucket-list for us to have a chance to see whales. I got to see the back and tail of a blue whale, plus a ton of dolphins! I could have watched those for hours. You may want to stay outside on the boat since the captain did not mention what side of the boat to look out on. We lucked out and the whale was on our side.
Rating: 5
Great Day
Tue, Sep 9, 14   12:00 PM thomasmaster Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Saw 2 whales (Blue & Humpback), seals and dolphins. Spent a lot of time with the whales.
Rating: 4
Nice trip with great guide!
Sat, Sep 6, 14   12:00 PM slgallant Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Boat was nice, fairly empty that day. Guide was very good and we saw everything as hoped!