Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,374 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 85 198 3 = 195 99% 4.6
Last 6 months 233 491 19 = 472 96% 4.4
Last 12 months 626 1,415 41 = 1,374 96% 4.5
All 5,415 11,407 388 = 11,019 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 756 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 309 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 225 86% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 84 100% 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
A Very Worthwhile Excursion
Sat, Aug 15, 15   12:00 PM Soulemn Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was a great experience. The crew were knowledgable and friendly - they worked diligently to ensure that everyone had a great experience. We saw 3 blue whales and many dolphins on our tour. I highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
A three hour trip well worth the drive
Sat, Aug 15, 15   12:00 PM RMaraccini Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I drove three hours from Bakersfield to our hotel in San Clemente in order to the Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure courtesy of the Dana Whark Sportfishing and Whale Watching. We got our money's worth. The boat crew was professional and courteous. We saw dolphins and sea lions, and at least six Blue Whales!!
Rating: 5
Fantastic Experience
Sun, Aug 9, 15   10:00 AM jpazos1 Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Dana Wharf was fantastic. There is no doubt I am going again
Rating: 5
We had a great time.
Sat, Aug 8, 15   5:00 PM Lenorebmyers Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
We didn't see any whales,but saw many dolphins and had a great time.
Rating: 4
would //// will do it again
Sat, Aug 8, 15   10:00 AM Dtmasico Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
same as header
Rating: 5
Awesome Family Adventure
Thu, Aug 6, 15   10:00 AM momobeagle Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This trip is a great family activity not only did we see tons of dolphins we even spotted a hammerhead shark!

The crew is super friendly and made the trip so enjoyable. Even though we didn't see a whale (off season) it was a great boat ride along the coast and totally kept my kids (12&5) entertained. We will definitely do this again next time we are in Dana Point.
Rating: 4
Had a great family experience
Wed, Aug 5, 15   10:00 AM rlhughes29 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We brought our kids out from Colorado for their first trip to the ocean. They had a great time on the boat and loved seeing the dolphins. We all had a wonderful time and will always have fond memories of their first experience on the ocean. We would definitely come back if we are ever in the area again.
Rating: 2
boat full
Wed, Aug 5, 15   6:30 AM mtossetti Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Typical So.Cal cattle boat experience. Took my grandson for his first time at 12, sorry I did. The people were all very polite and the deckhands helpfull. Not more than han 10 fish landed on the 6.30 AM half day charter. Exactly why I don't go ocean fishing in California..
Rating: 5
Captain Dolphins
Tue, Aug 4, 15   5:00 PM mspatty11 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Thank you for a great afternoon run to see the wild life at play.
Rating: 5
Fun day whale hunting
Tue, Aug 4, 15   12:00 PM PJM123 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great fun, relaxed crew. Good food and loved that you could have a beer on deck. Looking forward to next summer
Rating: 4
Pricey to see dolphin
Tue, Aug 4, 15   10:00 AM Ginatjackson Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
It is a good thing it was half price,otherwise it is a bit Pricey to see dolphin .
Rating: 4
Good Experience. Friendly and helpful crew.
Mon, Aug 3, 15   5:30 PM bobsheridan Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Good experience. Friendly & helpful crew.
Rating: 5
Fun day at sea
Sat, Aug 1, 15   5:00 PM cmart7pnk Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Totally enjoyed our whale watch excursion at Dana Point. The reservation process on Zerve was quick and easy. The price was really reasonable. The staff on the boat was professional and very knowledgeable about whales. Our whole experience was good!
Rating: 5
Best Day of Fishing I've ever had
Sat, Aug 1, 15   12:00 PM AlJerousek Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I have only been Ocean Sport Fishing 9-10 times since 1989. Most of the boats I have gone on were out of San Diego and Oceanside.

This trip by far was the best day I have ever had on the water. I brought my two young Cousins from Phoenix with me, and we must have caught over 20 fish between the three of us. most had to be thrown back due to their size or type, but we were able to keep 5 nice Calico and Sand Bass. Towards the end of the day, on our final rotation around the boat, my pole bent hard and my line was racing out, after a 45 minute battle, 1 1/2 times around the boat, we finally won and brought up a Black Sea Bass that estimated to be around 50-60 lbs. Because it is a protected species, we couldn't pull it into the boat, so the crew held it alongside the boat long enough for us to snap pictures of it, then they removed the hook and safely set it free. That fish gave me the best battle I have ever experienced and the crew were absolutely helpful the whole time. If I would have been allowed to bring it into the boat, that lottery would have been mine. Next time I go sport fishing, it will be with these guys, the crew really helped make it an awesome day! Thanks again for a great day!
Rating: 4
Exciting, yet pleasant and relaxing
Fri, Jul 31, 15   2:00 PM BallroomBeth Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Appreciated the fast and efficient loading and unloading of participants. Liked the information given by the guide. Liked how hard he tried to find us a whale to see. Appreciated getting our tickets back since we didn't see a whale. I'm motivated to travel back from Memphis, TN to try again.