Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,388 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 134 331 3 = 328 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 359 859 11 = 848 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 613 1,420 32 = 1,388 97% 4.6
All 5,069 10,661 358 = 10,303 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 803 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 326 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 215 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 44 100% 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
We very much enjoyed the trip and the commentary
Tue, Jan 14, 14   12:00 PM joeldonnelly Male 70+ Local Family Without Children
We take this trip about once a year, and always thoroughly enjoy it, whether or not we see whales. This time we did. The only essential ingredient is good weather. The trip on the sparkling water, with the beautiful coastline and sun overhead, is well worth the price (and half price is even better).
Rating: 5
Great experience
Sat, Jan 4, 14   2:00 PM Au1992 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Very nice facility, easy check in and a nice boat. Crew was great and the captain was very personable and informative while we were out. The coast is beautiful and well worth the trip just by itself. Seeing wildlife was great. We saw a whale and some very acrobatic dolphins. I learned a lot on the trip and would highly recommend.
Rating: 4
Beautiful ride down the shore
Sat, Jan 4, 14   12:00 PM lonnidavis Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I would recommend this activity as you get a beautiful ride down the shore and get to see lots of dolphins and sea otters! I was a little disappointed that we didn't get to see a whale but understand you have no control over that however definitely worth the trip.
Rating: 5
Loved it!
Thu, Jan 2, 14   10:00 AM mmclements Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I really enjoyed the trip. It was well worth the money. Captain's narrating was very informative.
Rating: 5
Wonderful New Years Day watching dolphins & whales
Wed, Jan 1, 14   12:00 PM Mariogreco Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Really enjoyed this whale watching trip! Nice boat with plenty of room so everyone could see the animals. Our guide was very informative about the wildlife and considerate of them. Saw a pod of dolphins who played behind our boat and a pair of grey whales. We're back in SoCal in August and plan on doing this whale watching trip again - I want to see blue whales!
Rating: 5
Awesome tour, great value!
Tue, Dec 31, 13   2:00 PM sacher Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Loved this. Excellent guides, casual setting, not too crowded.
Rating: 4
Whale watching tour
Mon, Dec 30, 13   12:00 PM gmacak Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Crew and Captain were excellent.
Rating: 4
Great activity terrible check-in
Fri, Dec 27, 13   10:00 AM Artscheffer Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The actual event was great. Totally loved it even though we saw no whales. Nature is like that and I totally understand. I will certainly come and try again. Your captain was really good and informative and clearly knowledgeable. Your check in process though was simply terrible. The line was long and unbelievably slow. Terrible way to start the experience with a pointless standing in line. If I have bought and paid and printed my ticket why do you make me stand in line with those that have not done that. Instead of getting a coffee and finding a place on deck I had to stand there for 15 - 20 minutes waiting for someone who couldn't even operate the credit card machine. You guys really have to sort this part out. It's such a bummer to start an excursion like this with fifteen minutes of complete frustration. Had I not paid for the ticket yet, I would have walked away. Hope you fix it, despite this, I loved the experience on the water.
Rating: 5
We had a great time.
Sun, Dec 22, 13   2:00 PM mborgeson58 Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
My family and I had a great time. The staff was helpful and the boat was nice.

The Captan was very knowledgable and told us about whaling\fishing history and stories of the past during the trip.

We saw a mega pod of dolphins (like 300+ dolphins), a whale, and some sea lions.

Highly recommended.
Rating: 5
Whale watching
Sat, Dec 21, 13   12:00 PM Woolfie43 Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Saw 4 gray whales , loads of dolphins and sea lions.Captain Jack and his crew ere great and very knowledgable .great trip thanks
Rating: 4
Whale Watch
Tue, Dec 3, 13   12:00 PM dwickes Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We did not see any whales but the boat ride was enjoyable
Rating: 5
Captain Brian and his crew were terrific!
Sun, Nov 17, 13   6:30 AM jcrocker73 Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Great day fishing with my family
Rating: 5
Awesome
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, Nov 8, 13   2:00 PM lauriedelong Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The weather was beautiful, the water clear as can be. We didn't see any whales, but plenty of playful dolphins & sea lions. The guide was very knowledgeable & entertaining.
Rating: 3
Hidden costs and disrespectful to women
Thu, Oct 31, 13   10:00 AM Patato Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Got our rods and reels, the shop set them up wrong. Once we got underway the crew informed us we would need to by different weights for 5 each. Bags, cleaning of fish everything was a up charge. The worst part was how they treated my wife, she was standing in line to buy a hat. The man behind the counter kept letting guys from his good ol boy network cut in front of her. My recommendation is to bring lots of cash and leave the ladies at home.
Rating: 4
5 stars
Thu, Oct 10, 13   12:00 PM PamSteinman Unspecified Unspecified Combination Family Without Children
I have been on two whale watching tours with Dana Point Whale Watching tours. I saw whales and many other kinds of mammals and fish both times. The crews were very knowledgeable about the animal and the area. The boat was clean and looked well maintained. I had a wonderful times on each tour. I have already recommend DPWW to my friends.