Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,430 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
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Last 3 months 216 486 19 = 467 94% 4.5
Last 6 months 403 925 25 = 900 96% 4.6
Last 12 months 638 1,466 36 = 1,430 97% 4.6
All 5,239 11,027 377 = 10,650 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
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Rating
% Positive Average
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 824 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 369 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 190 86% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 47 100% 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
Super Great For Adualts and Kids
Tue, Mar 31  4:30 PM Gracie88 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We have been on different tours in the past and this by far was the best experience we have had. The crew was great and what a beautiful place Dana point is. They told us they had not been seeing many whales but would do there best to find one. We ended up seeing 6 or 7 whales and one put on a great show. We also saw lots of Dolphins. Great trip and great crew.
Rating: 5
Very nice trip, highly recommended
Tue, Mar 31  12:00 PM gchristian01 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We enjoyed our whale watching trip tremendously! This is a highly recommended activity! The boat driver made all the effort to see some marine animals and we did see a Grey Whale. Make sure you heed their advice and bundle up as they go a few miles offshore.
Rating: 5
Whale Watching
Tue, Mar 31  12:00 PM tzunami31 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This trip was not just for "whale watching." We had the chance to see bottlenose dolphins, sea lions, and seals. We were lucky we found whales towards the end of the trip. It was an awesome site to behold. The trip was very relaxing and they did a wonderful job. As the boat took off there was one family almost left behind. They were running late. However, they reverse the boat & pick them up. It goes to show they care about their customers more than money.
Rating: 5
Absolutely amazing!
Mon, Mar 30  2:00 PM sandyserna Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our captain was very informative and enthusiastic. You could tell he truly cared about the ocean and it's inhabitants. Moved the boat the minuted he could tell the mother whale was uncomfortable with our presence, unlike a few other boats that kept after her. A wonderful experience! Will for sure return for another trip.
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience
Sat, Mar 28  4:30 PM frannynuge Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
The captain first told us when we got on the boat that only one whale was seen that afternoon. I was wondering whether we would see anything at all. Shortly into the trip, however, we ran into a large group of dolphins and they played in the wake of the boat! Right after that, a large fin whale was spotted north of us so we headed up to see him. He spouted a few times as we watched in awe. Right before we were going to turn in, the captain asked if anyone needed to be back on time. No one did, so he took us south to catch a pod of three grey whales migrating up the coast! Overall, it was a great experience and we were fortunate to see as much marine life as we did.
Rating: 5
Dana Wharf Whale Watching Tours are Terrific!
Thu, Mar 26  2:00 PM Sharonmchod Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Relaxing and great to see marine life up close, would do it again in a New York minute.
Rating: 5
Very fun
Tue, Mar 24  12:00 PM BetsyLentini Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Even though my daughter got sea sick this was a very fun adventure. The tour guide was very informative and as excited as we we're when seeing the whales. The only suggestions I have are to stand on the rt side of the boat and to make sure you put on sunscreen anywhere the sun may hit your skin. I was roasted on the two hour trip in the places I forgot to put sunscreen, like my forehead. Very much recommend this trip.
Rating: 5
Highly recommend
Tue, Mar 24  10:00 AM wmattioli Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Well informed and friendly crew, exceptionally clean boat - a thrill for grandparents, parents and children. Incredible - the Dolphins were the hi-light of our first trip - truly amazing - words don't do it justice. We went back a few days later and took other family members and that experience though equally wonderful was very different as we saw Whales breaching 13 times within the first half hour of the trip. Again I would highly recommend this company for a great 2 hour family experience. And their 2 for 1 deal on Tuesdays makes it very affordable for all.
Rating: 5
A ton of fun!
Mon, Mar 23  2:00 PM Hollyschor Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great experience for kids and adults. Crew was knowledgable and engaging!
Rating: 5
awesome ride
Mon, Mar 23  2:00 PM carriemastin Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The captain and the crew were quite knowledgeable. The kids loved the swells so they loved the ride. We saw a pod of dolphins and I think 8 whales. It was a great experience for a first time ride!
Rating: 5
Must see
Sat, Mar 21  2:30 PM BJohnson60 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We saw several different types of Dolphins and 4 Whale sightings
Rating: 2
Didn't see any whales smh
Sat, Mar 21  12:00 PM rhunter2 Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I went with a couple of friends and the whole time we saw nothing. The weather was great so I didn't mind being at the sea for 2 hours.
Rating: 5
WONDERFUL! SAW 6 WHALES, TONS OF DOLPHINS!
Fri, Mar 20  2:00 PM ngoebes Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We went on a 2p and it was amazing! We spotted sea lions immediately, there was actually one in the harbor with the boats. Within about 20 mins, we saw a group of 3 Gray Whales! We followed that group for a good amount of time, then the captain spotted another group of 3 Gray Whales. We headed that way and followed the second group for a while! The whales surfaced frequently to use their blow holes but unfortunately didn't jump out of the water. We didn't get real close to the whales, but it was close enough to see them! As we were heading back in to the harbor, the captain spotted a pod of dolphins in the distance and we turned around and followed them for a while. This was the best part of the trip! There were hundreds of dolphins jumping all around the boat! They were so close you could almost touch them! It was a little chilly out on the water...be sure to take a jacket! The crew was great...highly recommend!
Rating: 5
Excellent tour!
Wed, Mar 18  2:00 PM Lilamay Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
After waking up to an overcast day, our group had almost given up on going on a whale watching tour, but didn't give up and we were so glad we didnt. The boat was spacious, even having snacks and refreshments. We were able to follow three Grey Whales for quite some time. I enjoyed the Captain's informative commentary as well. Overall, we had a once in a lifetime experience we won't forget.
Rating: 4
Whales were awesome. Boat Captain not so awesome.
Tue, Mar 17  2:00 PM katiemanzone Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I've been on this tour before years ago and the Captain at that time was great, gave lots of info about what we were seeing and was friendly and engaging. This time however the boat Captain barely spoke to us and when he did it was abrupt and the intercom kept breaking up or he was talking to the people on the crew instead of the guests. We did see A LOT of Grey Whales which was amazing. However many people on the boat kept saying "too bad the Captain isn't telling us something about what we are seeing." The boat was clean and nice and comfortable. I would go again despite the unimpressive host. Also the price on half price Tuesday is hard to beat, totally worth it.