Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,627 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 293 715 9 = 706 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 381 915 12 = 903 99% 4.7
Last 12 months 726 1,669 42 = 1,627 97% 4.6
All 5,707 12,119 397 = 11,722 96% 4.5
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
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 105 100% 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
Wonderful Experience-Didn't Disappoint!
Thu, Jul 30, 15   10:00 AM euliva Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We could not have asked for a better experience. Highly recommend for people of all ages!
Rating: 5
Very Professional and Fun Experience
Sat, Jul 25, 15   10:00 AM jacampora Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
We got to see quite a few pods of common dolphins and they put on quite a show for us. Of course, the boat captain cannot control what animals what we see, but he did a fantastic job of finding the dolphins and getting us close. The crew was very professional and knowledgeable about the animals. We learned a ton and had a great day. The boat is also very smooth and roomy. Thanks!
Rating: 5
Really enjoyed this tour. Would do it again.
Tue, Jul 21, 15   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
Dana Wharf Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour - GREAT
Tue, Jul 21, 15   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: 5
Sunny day on the water
Sat, Jul 11, 15   12:00 PM allnite Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Sunny day on the water, adult refreshments, looking for whales. Great day.
Rating: 3
dissapointed the boat can't target tuna
Sat, Jul 11, 15   12:00 PM mocruz1200 Male 20-29 Local Family Without Children
we get rare weather pattern, that brings tuna in to half day boat range, and instead the boat is forced to sit next to shore all day.
Rating: 5
Awesome Experience
Thu, Jul 9, 15   10:00 AM pangelo Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The tour exceeded our expectations. In fact, the whales and dolphins were so numerous, I almost took seeing them for granted by the end of the tour. Beyond this, the guides did a tremendous job of keeping us informed on what we were seeing, and they were incredibly helpful with any questions. Highly recommended.
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
Thanks for your review! We are so happy to hear you had a wonderful time!
Rating: 5
Excellent Trip
Wed, Jul 8, 15   12:00 PM Lorijeanwagn Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had an amazing experience. Multiple dolphin and whales!
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
We are so glad you had such a great experience! Thank you for the review!
Rating: 5
Great Fun!
Tue, Jul 7, 15   12:00 PM NancyMelende Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Loved this adventure! You could say we were whale chasing as we waited for the sighting of a water spout, heard the "thar she blows" cry and zoomed in that direction to see the beautiful blue whale! Would do this again at the drop of a hat!
Rating: 5
Great Time!
Mon, Jul 6, 15   6:30 AM Tzapanta Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
I've done a good amount of sportfishing trips and their crew did one of the best jobs I have ever experienced. They were knowledgable, courteous, and very helpful for the skilled and unskilled fishermen.
Rating: 5
Always a great time
Sun, Jul 5, 15   2:00 PM aspcanimals Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
You'll always see something on these tours. Very knowledgeable staff who respect the wildlife in their natural habitat. Every time I go, I learn and see something new!
Rating: 5
Amazing
Sun, Jul 5, 15   10:00 AM michcote Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We spent 7 days in the area visiting family and feel this was the highlight of the trip. The crew was super attentive and encouraging. The option to get food and drink on board was very much appreciated (the burger was really good), and the captain brought us to a great fishing spot where everyone was catching. Incredible experience.
Rating: 5
Excellent Adventure
Sun, Jun 28, 15   10:00 AM JMCline62 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The staff at Dana Point Whale Watching were on schedule, knowledgable, and always eager to answer questions and assist their passengers. Did not see the sea life we wanted, but that is just a chance you take on these type of adventures. Dana Point Whale Watching staff are mindful of their guests desire to experience the sea life and offer return excursion tickets absolutely free with no expiration. KUDOS!
Rating: 5
Enjoyed the trip
Thu, Jun 25, 15   2:00 PM MaryHedstrom Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
It was very enjoyable. The only thing that would have made it more so would have been if we saw more whales. We were able to see the humpback whale. It surfaced many times. It was majestic. The sheer number of dolphins was mind boggling.
Rating: 5
Great experience
Tue, Jun 23, 15   5:00 PM carlalarsen Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was a delightful experience. The Captain and crew put in a lot of effort to make our cruise enjoyable and successful. The Whales were fascinating.