Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,633 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
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Last 3 months 297 721 9 = 712 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 385 926 12 = 914 99% 4.7
Last 12 months 728 1,675 42 = 1,633 97% 4.6
All 5,715 12,135 397 = 11,738 96% 4.5
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
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% Positive Average
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 887 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 407 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 228 88% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 111 100% 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
This was a wonderful family adventure.We LOVED it!
Thu, Mar 12, 15   12:00 PM jennifer2015 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My triplets flew to California to be with me for their Spring Break. We planned this trip well in advance and could not have been more pleased with the Whale Watching Tour that you provided us with. The pod of dolphins was simply amazing (I thought a pod would mean 5-6 dolphins, not HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS of dolphins!!!) Then, viewing the two California Gray Whales and having one breech right in front of us was just breath-taking. Thank you for making my triplets' trip so wonderful!
Rating: 5
First Time Whale Watchers!
Sun, Mar 8, 15   10:00 AM AmGirl Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We were worried we wouldn't see whales and this would be a wasted trip BUT we saw many whales and dolphins! After the 20 minute ride out to deep water, we were seeing spouts from the whales and there was a pod coming up for air every 3-5 minutes! It was exciting for a Midwesterner! We also saw dolphins with their young and some daring dolphins playing in and out from under the boat! We had a great time and would definitely go again. We went on the 10am tour. It was the perfect time for us.
Rating: 5
Been on several - this was the best.
Sat, Mar 7, 15   11:30 AM garywtaylor Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Captain was well informed and shared his knowledge with us. Saw lots of whales & dolphins. Very enjoyable.
Rating: 5
Lecture and whale watching
Sat, Mar 7, 15   11:30 AM Lindacordero Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
This trip was our first time using this company and we will recommend it to everyone! The lecture was just the right length, although I would recommend that if people attend the lecture, they get priority boarding on the catamaran. We were at the end of the line because of the time to walk from the restaurant. The catamaran was comfortable and We thoroughly enjoyed the excursion.
Rating: 5
Wonderful trip-lots of whales
Sat, Mar 7, 15   8:00 AM sophiecat Male 70+ Local Family Without Children
Very professional operation on a good size boat(100') with a professional crew. Highly recommend these guys.
Rating: 4
A Most Enjoyable Morning
Sat, Mar 7, 15   8:00 AM Patpowers Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We took the early tour, the first of the day. It was already sunny, clear and warm. They didn't over-crowd the boat so everyone could stand near the side. Operators found a pod of three whales right away, and they positioned the boat so that we could all see. Since the whales are migrating, we did not see any actually breach, but we were close enough to see them swim to surface, blow air and submerge, sometimes showing their tail fins. The ocean was not choppy, so there was no risk of sea sickness. When the first group moved on, we went back and observed another group of whales. So there was plenty to see, the day was beautiful, the boat was not too crowded and the operators kept us comfortable. We had a very good time.
Rating: 4
Fun
Fri, Mar 6, 15   12:00 PM sittingb Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Good boat ride not enough whales
Rating: 5
Wonderful Day on the Water
Tue, Mar 3, 15   10:00 AM SheriNelson1 Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Saw four whales -- blow holes, breaching and flukes, both north and southbound. Saw three species of dolphins in groups and the captain manuvered our ship so the dolphins would "surf" in the wake of the boat giving us all a great view. Sea lions were plentiful! The boat was very nice with a galley serving food below deck. An extra, raised deck made it easy for everyone to have a good viewing experience.
Rating: 4
Didn't see a lot of whales
Fri, Feb 27, 15   12:00 PM KBowen609 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
nothing
Rating: 5
Great captain and in time schedule
Thu, Feb 26, 15   10:00 AM JJANCI Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
great trip. Saw 7-10 dolphins and several whales. Captain was always informing and teaching what kind of whales etc. will do again.
Rating: 5
Great activity for out of town guests
Tue, Feb 24, 15   2:00 PM Kimwalpole Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
We brought my parents who were visiting from out of state. They were able to board easily, have a nice seat for the two hours, see whales the entire time and enjoy the scenery. The captain spoke clearly and shared interesting facts, but didn't talk the whole time, which was really nice. I'll absolutely be back with more of our friends and family who visit!
Rating: 5
great fun!
Sat, Feb 21, 15   4:00 PM KategSmith Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We saw whales and appreciated the captain's sharing of his knowledge about their behavior and their presence just off the Dana Point headlands. It was a lovely experience and I look forward to doing it again.
Rating: 5
Well organized tour especially on super nice day
Sun, Feb 15, 15   12:00 PM momokataoka Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
It was such a nice day - little crowded because of that but my mother and I had a great time. Dana Wharf is so organized and explain well on the boat. Very educational for kids and adults. We will be back! Thank you.
Rating: 3
nice wether
Fri, Feb 13, 15   2:00 PM pmanuel Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
it was a beautiful day
Rating: 4
Very good experience
Thu, Feb 12, 15   2:00 PM sharonsimon Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our guides were great and made sure that we saw as many whales as we could. They did a great job of explaining the habits of the whales and it was very informative and interesting and fun.

It would have been nice if there were stools to sit on as we had to stand for over 2 hours and it got hard after a while. It was hard to see the whales because everyone rushed to the front of the boat- maybe he could have turned the boat around so that the whales could be seen by everyone. But there should be some type of seating. It was a very good tour.