Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,364 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 176 405 7 = 398 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 323 756 14 = 742 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 615 1,396 32 = 1,364 97% 4.6
All 5,002 10,489 358 = 10,131 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 769 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 319 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 219 92% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 57 100% 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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Awesome Time
Thu, Aug 15, 13   5:30 PM wyndi914 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Had a great time and the staff is tremendous on Sum Fun
Rating: 5
Blue whale sightings!
Thu, Aug 15, 13   2:00 PM lauragirl Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We went on a 2pm tour, saw numerous dolphins then were so excited to see the world's largest animal, the blue whale! The catamaran stopped so we could see up close & snap photos of this amazing creature as it came up for air, blew water out, then flipped its tail up as it submerged. We would wait 5-7 minutes for it to resurface, several times, and the captain did an amazing job of narrating all that we saw. All this just a few miles off Laguna Beach shore, which sites we recognized from the water. My 2 kids ages 4 and 6 loved it. We were lucky the water was calm that day, so no one felt sea sick. I HIGHLY recommend this!
Rating: 5
Love the Whales
Wed, Aug 14, 13   2:00 PM jsantella Female 70+ Combination Family With Children
We saw two species of whale. 1 Fin Whale. 2 blue whales. Common Dolphins.

The Fin Whale popped up approx 30 feet away 3 different times shortly after we left the harbor. Fin whales are the second largest whales averaging 70 feet and 80 tons.

We saw the common dolphins in pods of 20 - 30 several times on our way to see and from the blue whales.

The blue whale is the largest animal ever known to live on earth, averaging 100 feet and 200 tons. We were given the greatest blue whale show ever. The blue whales popped up many times as close as approx 20 feet away. We saw a spectacular diving show with the tail-fluke waving to us twice. Better than Sea World.

This is my third time on Dana Wharf Whale Watching. I recommend this tour to everyone.
Rating: 5
The best whale watch ever!!!
Tue, Aug 13, 13   5:00 PM daisygargoyl Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our whole group was so excited when we first spotted the mother and baby whale. The dolphins were so close to our boat it was amazing! Our captain was so informative and fun. We even caught a glimpse of a sunfish! We're still talking about it. It was enormous! We will definitely be back! Thank you so much for a great time!
Rating: 5
Wow awesome
Tue, Aug 13, 13   12:00 PM Kpanzl Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Lived here for 20 years and always thought this would be a tourist trap. Saw an incredible show. 9 blue whales ... The biggest on earth. Then. School of hundreds of dolphins we played with. Truly amazing. The boat captain was great and extremely knowledgeable. It was amazing.
Rating: 3
An interesting experience
Sun, Aug 11, 13   5:30 PM zhouli0121 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Never went sea fishing before, a little bit expensive
Rating: 4
Good Experience
Sun, Aug 11, 13   10:00 AM c81050 Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
The trip left on time and the boat was clean and wellstocked with items at the snack bar. The captain was knowledgeable and polite, as was the lady in the snack bar. We say one whale dive and surface several times. The weather was great and the trip was nice. We were given a 40% off coupon when we deboarded, which I am going to use in 2 weeks.

We did not see any dolphins, which was disappointing.
Rating: 5
Definitely recommend!
Sat, Aug 10, 13   2:00 PM lbocio Female 20-29 Combination Family With Children
This trip was amazing!!

Definitely worth it!! My daughter is four and she really enjoyed it as well :) very professional staff.
Rating: 5
Fabulous Fishing Trip!
Fri, Aug 9, 13   10:00 AM netsclark Female 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
I had a wonderful day.
Rating: 5
Fantastic time!!
Thu, Aug 8, 13   12:00 PM annedanley Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
We had a fantastic time. The crew was very informative and with the help of other boats in the area was able to locate several blue whales. We actually saw a total of 4 blue whales. My nephew was visting from South Dakota and had a fantastic time. He was excited to see the whales. We also took my nephew who is 4 and he was amazed at the whales. Thank you and looking forward to another visit soon!
Rating: 5
My 3rd time on this trip and I love it every time!
Tue, Aug 6, 13   5:00 PM psbennett5 Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
My husband and I took our twenty nine year old daughter and we all loved the trip. We saw a big pod of dolphins, with mothers and babies, and a beautiful blue whale. The captain got us as close as possible to the whale and even told us what side of the boat to stand on to get the best pictures.
Rating: 5
We enjoyed our whale watch tour very much
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Aug 4, 13   2:00 PM dorisjarrett Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
we really enjoyed our whale watching experince the captain and crew were very pleasent and informitive we would recamend this tour to all our friends and family
Rating: 4
A little too crowded
Fri, Aug 2, 13   12:00 PM mkptwill Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The fishing trip was good, but I felt very cramped.
Rating: 5
Great fishing excursion!!!
Fri, Aug 2, 13   12:00 PM gerianderson Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
The weather was perfect, the sea calm and the atmosphere wonderful. The boat extremely clean, great service at the food concession. All the crew were so helpful and informative.

Highly recomennd for a family outing!!!!!!!!
Rating: 5
Great experience!
Wed, Jul 31, 13   12:00 PM maalger Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The boat captain was very knowledgeable, and the boat was comfortable. We were lucky enough to see 2 blue whales and hundreds of dolphins. It was terrific!