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: 4
No whales but many dolphins, Sea Lions and Birds.
Sun, May 19, 13   12:00 PM BEikeland Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The weather was great, the crew informative and we got passes to come back due to no whales.
Rating: 4
Good time, crew was great
Thu, May 16, 13   12:00 PM DEastin Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Fishing was slow but was stll good time.
Rating: 5
Amazing
Wed, May 15, 13   2:00 PM naeemshehab Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
We have seen many whales and dolphins, the staff members were great, the boat was clean and nice, will be back
Rating: 5
Whale watching at Dana Point
Sun, Apr 28, 13   10:00 AM ekrli2005 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We borded the boat Dana Pride on time. Left harbor on time. Saw three types of dolfins. In the past with this company I did see whales. This time unfortunately we did not, so they gave us back our tickets to use another time. Wonderful.
Rating: 4
it was worth the $
Fri, Apr 26, 13   10:00 AM sladewilson Male 20-29 Local Family Without Children
Took my dad and my brother on a fishin trip.the skipper got us on

The fish the crew was great. Well be back.
Rating: 4
Hard to see whales
Thu, Apr 25, 13   12:00 PM DonHolmes Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We saw 6 whales, 3 females and 3 babies but they were so far off that we didn't really "see" them. Better than not seeing anything at all, but it was a little disappointing. Nice to be out on the boat, beautiful, sunny day and the sea was calm. Informative Captain, nice crew. Lots of Dolphins and saw a few Seals. I think I would do this again if we have out-of-town company that do not live close to an ocean.
Rating: 4
Barely out of harbor and sightings begin
Mon, Apr 22, 13   12:00 PM MaryAnnFlatt Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
We had family in from out of the country and they had been wanting to do this for some time. We had checked out many different companies before we settled on Dana Wharf. The reviews we read sold us on them. We had a doubter amongst our group that had already prepared himself to not seeing anything that day. As the boat exited the harbor on it's last turn passing the sea lions, a shout was heard of a sighting at 10 o'clock (meaning direction it was seen). We all turned in that direction to see a second sighting. The captain announced it was a mother and her young calf. We followed her a bit but gave her plenty of room so as not to scare or annoy them. We later came across another mother and her calf not too far away. The crew was friendly and the boat clean.

We definitely will be recommending Dana Wharf Whale Watching cruises. My husband and I are already looking forward to our next cruise later this summer to see the blue whales migration.
Rating: 4
Fun
Sun, Apr 21, 13   6:30 AM virtuoso Male 20-29 Local Family Without Children
A very fun trip. Not many caught on the boat, but the few that did got some good sea bass. Make sure to bring cash on the boat with you. There are some extra stuff that you will need to buy once on the boat. Example: If you want to keep your catch you need to rent a fish bag for a buck. If you want to enter the daily boat derby $12. If you want your fish cleaned at the end of the trip is a buck per fish.

Even with the few extras, it's more than worth it! Fun day out on the water even if you don't catch anything like me.
Rating: 5
Great Fun!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Apr 17, 13   12:00 PM blaustin Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The crew was awesome, although the water was choppy the day we went, the crew made the best of it and we did see a mother fin whale and her calf!
Rating: 5
Cruise was great
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Apr 17, 13   12:00 PM rekearns Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The captain did a great job of trying to keep the boat from washing as much as possible on a very windy day.
Rating: 1
Fishing sucked.
Fri, Apr 5, 13   10:00 AM ORVILLE97 Male 40-49 Unspecified Family Without Children
There were four people in our group and two of us caught fish, 1 each both small mackerel. According to the fish counts that we could see online it looked like they were averaging 384 fish per day for the prior 5 days and on 4/5 38 fish and then a full boat load of people we couldn't have been more then 4 miles at the most from the port and we don't even catch an average of 1 fish per person. I realized that is why it's called fishing and not catching but to only catch 10 percent of what they had been averaging the prior 5 days.
Rating: 5
fantastic
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Apr 3, 13   12:00 PM jonpetry Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We had a great time we saw a lot of dolphins and some whales, the captain was great, he would tell us where to look for the whales and he made sure both sides of the boat could get a good look at the whales
Rating: 5
Enjoyed the whole trip.
Fri, Mar 29, 13   10:00 AM Jayne509 Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Not only did we have a great time seeing all the dolphins and the fin whale, but the captain of the boat was very knowledgeable about all the sea life and provided and detailed explanation of what we were seeing. All of us had a great time.
Rating: 4
had a great time. need more whales
Fri, Mar 29, 13   10:00 AM gtsbiker Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
had fun. crew very informative and friendly
Rating: 5
Whale Watching
Thu, Mar 28, 13   10:00 AM robertfishn Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I would highly recommend this company to others for whale watching. The guide was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about the whales. It certainly helped that we saw whales within 20' of the boat but beyond that I felt it was a great crew that would make the most of every trip out.