Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,453 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 105 213 8 = 205 96% 4.4
Last 6 months 322 704 27 = 677 95% 4.5
Last 12 months 655 1,491 38 = 1,453 96% 4.5
All 5,340 11,233 385 = 10,848 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 830 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 350 100% 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? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great Experience
Sun, Sep 6  5:00 PM Seharter Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I would recommend this to anyone that wants to get off the beach and really experience the beauty of the ocean. You are just far enough off the coast that you can enjoy the ocean and the Captain does an amazing job teaching you about the history of the whales in the area, pointing out things to look at, and spotting the marine life. We got the see a whale surface and dive about four times before moving on to a HUGE pod of dolphins. They were following the boat and jumping in the wake, it was amazing!
Rating: 5
Unforgettable experience for the whole family!
Fri, Sep 4  5:00 PM JamesHaley12 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was an experience my whole family enjoyed and will never forget. We highly recommend to all visitors.
Rating: 5
Spiritual animal adventure
Thu, Sep 3  5:00 PM CarolandLisa Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Until you are on a small boat, surrounded by water, and see the blue whale just yards away, it is impossible to comprehend the size and grace of the animal. Even then the fleeting glimpses are brief, teasing moments that leave you wanting much more. It is a study in patience. Waiting for the whale to resurface are agonizing long minutes. To those who think studying a picture or a video tells the whole story, I say that I would rather have those precious seconds, feel the spray and be humbled.
Rating: 4
beautiful day and ocean but got seasick
Sun, Aug 30  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
Good fun and great value
Fri, Aug 28  10:00 AM Louisakrzyz Unspecified 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a great trip and would definitely recommend. Staff are really friendly. Boat wasn't overcrowded and was clean and in good condition. Hope to go again!
Rating: 5
Wonderful Whale Watch
Sat, Aug 22  4:00 PM AKMurrey Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This whale watch was great. We saw many blue whales and a humpback whale. The customer service was great. Everyone was very professional and friendly. Highly recommend!
Rating: 4
Got to see 3 blue whales
Sat, Aug 22  12:00 PM nimans Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was my first time going on a whale watching trip. Brought wife and children and my mother and siblings. The trip was a 2 hour trip which is what I recommend. Some other whale watching trips are 3 hours but really after 2 hours, we had enough. The water was a little rough and some people on the trip got sea sick and had to lie down for most of the trip. I would not go on this trip if you get motion sickness easily. We did see 3 blule whales, one of them was pretty close. The other two were farther away. The drawback on this trip is that the wales surface for only a minute or two them they go under for 10 minutes. So the majority of the time is spent waiting for the whale to resurface. It's a nice trip, but plan on enjoying the view of the sea more than watching whales.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Excursion with Lots to See
Tue, Aug 18  2:00 PM debkross Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were very fortunate to have a great whale-watching outing! We saw a huge pack of dolphins -- probably over 50 -- playing together in the water and then saw several whales. The captain and naturalist did a great job spotting the animals. It was an amazing excursion!
Rating: 5
Awesome Adventure!
Sun, Aug 16  12:00 PM mcullen1964 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was a very special trip for my husband and I. We had never been whale watching and this did not disappoint! We were very fortunate to enjoy many sightings of the massive Blue Whale in all their glory. The crewman estimated it at about 80-90 feet long and the boat was 60 feet so you had some perspective of the size. At one point we even saw three of them in extremely close to proximity to one another but not too close to the boat. One of the crewmen said we were experiencing something very special and we all quieted down our level of excitement in order to hear them breathe.

The boat, on board refreshment-availability, crew, and the amazing sightings all exceeded my expectations. Highly recommended!
Rating: 5
A Very Worthwhile Excursion
Sat, Aug 15  12:00 PM Soulemn Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was a great experience. The crew were knowledgable and friendly - they worked diligently to ensure that everyone had a great experience. We saw 3 blue whales and many dolphins on our tour. I highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
A three hour trip well worth the drive
Sat, Aug 15  12:00 PM RMaraccini Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I drove three hours from Bakersfield to our hotel in San Clemente in order to the Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure courtesy of the Dana Whark Sportfishing and Whale Watching. We got our money's worth. The boat crew was professional and courteous. We saw dolphins and sea lions, and at least six Blue Whales!!
Rating: 5
Fantastic Experience
Sun, Aug 9  10:00 AM jpazos1 Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Dana Wharf was fantastic. There is no doubt I am going again
Rating: 5
We had a great time.
Sat, Aug 8  5:00 PM Lenorebmyers Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
We didn't see any whales,but saw many dolphins and had a great time.
Rating: 4
would //// will do it again
Sat, Aug 8  10:00 AM Dtmasico Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
same as header
Rating: 5
Awesome Family Adventure
Thu, Aug 6  10:00 AM momobeagle Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This trip is a great family activity not only did we see tons of dolphins we even spotted a hammerhead shark!

The crew is super friendly and made the trip so enjoyable. Even though we didn't see a whale (off season) it was a great boat ride along the coast and totally kept my kids (12&5) entertained. We will definitely do this again next time we are in Dana Point.