Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,633 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 297 721 9 = 712 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 385 926 12 = 914 99% 4.7
Last 12 months 728 1,675 42 = 1,633 97% 4.6
All 5,715 12,135 397 = 11,738 96% 4.5
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 887 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 407 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 228 88% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 111 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
Great experience
Sat, Oct 17, 15   12:00 PM Sparker28 Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We did a whale and dolphin watching trip. Crew were friendly and helpful, without being intrusive. We managed to see a humpback whale, which was amazing. I was impressed at the captain making sure the boat was brought to rest, rather than chasing the whale, so not to cause it stress, resulting in a fantastic display by the whale around us.

It was a great day, just cruising on the water. The bar was easily accessible, with food and drink available.

I would recommend this trip highly.
Rating: 5
Great whale watching experience
Tue, Oct 13, 15   12:00 PM mjmriss Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Excellent operation, wonderful experience. A very seasoned crew. Will go again.
Rating: 4
Perfect weather but no whales
Tue, Oct 13, 15   10:00 AM cheskett1 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The price and location were the deciding factors in choosing this whale watch. Our hotel was less than a mile from the marina. Although we had to wait in extreme temperatures (for the area) to board the vessel, the boarding process was smooth and the boat was not overly crowded which was perfect.

We saw two micro-pods of dolphins but did not see any whales. The captain said he saw a baleen whale go down but the whale never came back up in the short window we had and since it was time to return, he gave up and went back to the marina. It would have been nice if he could have held out a few minutes longer to see if the whale was going to resurface but chose not to. 2 hours really isnt enough time in the off-season to 'whale watch'. Recommend a longer tour.
Rating: 5
Amazing trip
Fri, Oct 9, 15   5:00 PM Preece123 Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a wonderful time.. We did not see any whales!! But plenty of dolphins.

I would recommend this trip to everyone, young and old..

We were given half price voucher to return at any time so we are hoping to go back before the end of our trip.
Rating: 4
Fri, Oct 9, 15   12:00 PM tmcatania16 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
It was a wonderful experience. We saw two whales and the.tour was very informal.
Rating: 5
Tue, Oct 6, 15   2:00 PM vickiv2014 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We were serenade by one of the crew and made the trip special
Rating: 4
Whale watching
Mon, Oct 5, 15   2:00 PM Kevin7168 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great time. We all enjoyed. Only downside is we did not see whales.
Rating: 5
This was Whale (well) worth seeing!
Tue, Sep 29, 15   12:00 PM Tourist56 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Although my husband and I didn't have the opportunity to see whales or dolphins we truly enjoyed the trip and besides that we were very happy to hear that we would get a second chance to see the dolphins or whales at another time if we didn't see them on our trip. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, and all the staff was very friendly on board. So if you're looking for an excursion in Dana Point I would highly recommend This one. We have a ton of fun and enjoy the beautiful scenery on the ocean.
Rating: 4
Family fun and great times.
Sun, Sep 27, 15   12:45 PM IgnacioSMora Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I was recommended this trip off of Dana Point with Dana Wharf's Fishing expeditions from some Colleague Officers I work with. The booking of the trip was easy and those assisting me were helpful, professional, and great.

The locations the captain chose, could have been better for those with deep sea reels though. I think I was the only one to catch a bottom floor fish. Those with other type of reels were able to cast-out their bate (throw it outward) and catch shallow fish more frequently. However, over all the experience was fantastic, the boat crew were very helpful and fully alert of activities on the boat to make all have a great experience. I caught the last and only fish prior to going back in. My fish was also the biggest fish that day on the boat, a Sand Bass, but i didn't get in the pool of money. Nevertheless, I recommend booking your trip with Zerver.com and I can't wait to do this again with Dana Wharf fishing trips.

Thanks for the great time!

Rating: 3
Check the weather forecast
Mon, Sep 21, 15   10:00 AM Mkornychuk Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Unfortunately, not a sunny day, clouds loomed overhead and the water was really choppy. There were no animals to be found, the captain wasn't sure where they went. He very kindly gave us our tickets back so we can reschedule. Would definitely go again, but will check the weather forecast first.
Rating: 4
Good but deckhand had disrespectful attitude
Mon, Aug 31, 15   12:00 PM skipmolina Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We had a very enjoyable time on the afternoon half day boat except for the young deckhand who was rude and disrespectful to us. He shouted at us four times in a row for not keeping our small bass in the air and not landing on the deck, and he also disregarded our request to keep the fish heads(we use for soup) we requested at cleaning casting them overboard.
Rating: 4
beautiful day and ocean but got seasick
Sun, Aug 30, 15   12:00 PM mjcrdc1265 Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
my third time on this cruise and I love it but on this last one got seasick half way through and was miserable. Choppy seas I guess Next time will use dramnimine for motion sickness
Rating: 5
Perfect day and multiple blue whale sightings
Sat, Aug 29, 15   5:00 PM pjawest Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Last minute booking of sat 5pm cruise - great prices.

Up close sightings of dolphins and blue whales.

Interesting and informative commentary.

Helpful crew (one of our group in wheelchair).
Rating: 3
Nice trip, no whales....
Mon, Aug 24, 15   2:00 PM Dandoi Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
we spent 2 hours on the water and did not even see a dolphin..... But they gave us a free ticket
Rating: 4
Good fishing, but not catching!
Sat, Aug 22, 15   5:30 PM ANNA92688 Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
I caught a few fish, but those fish were all too small to keep. I also had a big bass on, but lost it. My mom also only had small fish caught. The total fish caught and kept on the boat, was very few. If you are there for the fishing and not the catching, then you will have a blast! Great weather and great crew, as always!