Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,628 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 293 715 9 = 706 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 385 925 12 = 913 99% 4.7
Last 12 months 727 1,670 42 = 1,628 97% 4.6
All 5,706 12,116 397 = 11,719 96% 4.5
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 885 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 231 88% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 105 100% 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: 5
awesome
Thu, Oct 23, 14   12:00 PM smhammen Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
awesome experience we got to see Mr.October a hump back whale numerous times on our two hour cruise, he was blowing and breaching.We also saw a few dolphins.The captain went out of his way to make sure we continued to see the whale. I highly recommend taking this cruise, will take the cruise again if we ever get the chance.
Rating: 5
Awesome trip! Beautiful views! Put us on the fish!
Wed, Oct 15, 14   10:00 AM gailwall Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I was a little skeptical to book a trip on the pacific coast on a bigger boat with 20+ other strangers. Past experiences on other large fishing boats have been very disappointing. After talking to some locals, they assured me this was different and they were so right! The price was extremely reasonable, the captain & mates very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable and everyone caught fish! I highly recommend fishing with them and if I get back to the Orange County area, I will certainly book again!
Rating: 5
Anniversary vacation to SO Cal
Thu, Oct 9, 14   4:00 PM 20years Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a great time on our whale watching cruise. We were on an anniversary holiday and wanted to keep things low-key. It was super easy to get to the venue and we saw lots of marine life. Literally hundreds of dolphins came over to 'play' with us. Seals joined in... and a whale made a special appearance.

Highly recommend. Even if the whales stay hidden, just seeing the dolphins made it well worth it.
Rating: 5
Had a great time.
Sat, Oct 4, 14   6:30 AM penianna Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
My husband and I really enjoyed the whole experience . From start to finish the staff on board and off where so helpfull and kind. It really made the trip wroth taking . I'm sure we will be booking with Dana point Warf again in the near future.
Rating: 4
1/2 Day Fishing Trip
Sat, Sep 27, 14   6:30 AM dogcaller1 Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Went with my brother and (adult) nephews on a 1/2 day boat. Crew was great, fishing was good, and the price was right. Good time and good price; I'll do it again.
Rating: 3
Disappointing
Wed, Sep 24, 14   10:00 AM joebob7 Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
We took this trip on a Wednesday, so there were not as many people on the boat as usual (I'm told.) The crew was friendly, but could have been more helpful, especially with my 80 year old father-in-law. While I can't blame the captain or the crew for the lack of (everyone's) success, it would have been helpful to set the expectation when we inquired about the trip before the purchase. (Crew said it has been slow all season and the fish have been too small to keep.) All this said, the crew did make us feel welcome.
Rating: 5
Great day with many Dolphins
Mon, Sep 22, 14   12:00 PM Smile0425 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a wonderful time on the very nice catamaran. We saw a large pod of common dolphins that "stampeded" many times for us- it gave me goosebumps it was so moving! Then we saw a small pod of bottlenose dolphins that rode in the front of the boat just like you've seen on the movies. The staff was helpful and friendly. Would definately go again and hopefully see whales next time!
Rating: 5
Great Trip
Sun, Sep 21, 14   10:00 AM jjgreen64 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
While we were not lucky enough to see a whale, we did see hundreds, if not thousands of dolphin. They swam along with the boat and jumped out of the water. The captain and crew were knowledgeable and friendly. The views if the coast line were worth the cost of the cruise alone. I would definitely recommend this tour for everyone.
Rating: 5
Amazing
Sat, Sep 20, 14   12:00 PM CrLaBailey Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
The captain, crew, check-in, and boat were all top notch. The captain did a great job in finding the whales and explaining what was going on. We are going back for more.
Rating: 4
Great first cruise!
Tue, Sep 16, 14   2:00 PM staszakmt Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was a bucket-list for us to have a chance to see whales. I got to see the back and tail of a blue whale, plus a ton of dolphins! I could have watched those for hours. You may want to stay outside on the boat since the captain did not mention what side of the boat to look out on. We lucked out and the whale was on our side.
Rating: 5
Great Day
Tue, Sep 9, 14   12:00 PM thomasmaster Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Saw 2 whales (Blue & Humpback), seals and dolphins. Spent a lot of time with the whales.
Rating: 4
Nice trip with great guide!
Sat, Sep 6, 14   12:00 PM slgallant Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Boat was nice, fairly empty that day. Guide was very good and we saw everything as hoped!
Rating: 5
Dana Point Whale Watching Catamaran
Sat, Aug 30, 14   10:00 AM mkametani Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We tried to book the catamaran online but none were scheduled.

However when we arrive for the reservation, our tour was on the catamaran.

We've been on several of the other DP boats but this was different and we enjoyed the ride.

Did not see as many whales as in the past so the ride made up for it.

Would definely return with friends and more family.
Rating: 5
you will Jever forget this trip
Thu, Aug 28, 14   12:00 PM Torsten1960 Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great to see the biggest animal on earth for 4 times during this 2 h trip. We came so close that you had the impression you Gould See Details Form bis skin.
Rating: 5
Great crew made the trip
Tue, Aug 26, 14   12:00 PM cjmarshall52 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was a last minute decision to take a whale watching trip while visiting the Dana Point area. The ship was a Catamaran style hull which made the trip very comfortable. The captain and crew were very professional and full of local sea knowledge. The ship was well equipped and clean. Although the captain's ultimate goal of finding whales did not pan out and he informed us of that before we set sail, he was aware of a pod of dolphins which he found for us and we got a great show watching them in their habitat. Overall I would highly recommend this ship and crew. We had a great time.