Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,424 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 166 400 7 = 393 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 370 884 15 = 869 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 625 1,456 32 = 1,424 97% 4.6
All 5,142 10,837 362 = 10,475 96% 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 825 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 357 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 195 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 47 100% 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 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.
Rating: 5
Experience of a lifetime
Tue, Oct 8, 13   10:00 AM gregschmitt Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
The captain and crew's experience took us right to where the whales were expected to be, and we were able to see a Blue whale surface and fluke twice. We also saw fin whales, dolphin pods and a thresher shark at the surface. A wonderful experience, with knowledgeable narration from the captain, who has 30+ years experience. He went the extra mile to find the whales, and kept us on the water for a little extra time in order to wait for the whale to surface again. Very pleased
Rating: 5
Amazing, exceptional sport
Tue, Sep 24, 13   12:00 PM shamsisolis Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Amazing to see these beautiful blue whales it was so exiting. We are so great full for this Tripp.

It worth a million dollars. To see the power if nature is the most joyful thing.
Rating: 4
Very pleasant and helpful crew
Tue, Sep 24, 13   12:00 PM docdolph Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We had a disabled person who was very well assisted on and off the boat. Our day was perfect with a sunny warm day, calm seas and sightings of blue whales. The only problem was that the trip started late due to the boats late arrival and we were cut short a bit.
Rating: 5
A great day to see Whales.
Tue, Sep 24, 13   10:00 AM chuckhargis Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We went out at 10:00 am water was smooth and sun was out, the boat captain said it was a great day to see something. We first spotted some dolphins, than way out in the water we spotted whales. He drove out to them and figured there could of been 5 or 6. They kept coming up and down. Got some great tail pictures from a whale they call Hook. Over all it was a great experience.