Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,371 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 84 195 3 = 192 99% 4.6
Last 6 months 232 488 19 = 469 96% 4.4
Last 12 months 625 1,412 41 = 1,371 96% 4.5
All 5,414 11,404 388 = 11,016 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 753 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: 4
Great Boat Ride
Thu, Apr 9, 15   2:00 PM rspadaro815 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Was a good day for a boat ride; saw one whale and her calf and lots of dolphins. Only bad thing I can say is that the 2:00 trip actually left at 2:15 and we were back at the dock a few minutes before 4:00. It wasn't a two hour trip.
Rating: 5
Great way to spend 2 hours on the water.
Tue, Apr 7, 15   2:00 PM jamdafish Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We enjoyed the Tour as a family (2 adults and 2 children ages 14 and 10). We were lucky to see 2 migrating juvenile grey whales that actually vertically broke the water! It was awesome to see! Not to mention a few dozen common dolphin that were playing around the boat. Would definitely return for another tour.
Rating: 5
Great family adventure
Sat, Apr 4, 15   12:00 PM margel73 Unspecified 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Had a great time with the family, the staff and crew where very friendly and informational. Can't wait to come back in September for blue whale watching. If you have never done this then it should be on your bucket list to do.
Rating: 5
Fantastic service and accommodating for a family
Wed, Apr 1, 15   2:00 PM camontgomery Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
we had a great experience when traveling to Anahiem calif for some relaxation. Our children ages 10 and 5 had more fun spotting whales and dolphins then standing in line at Disneyland. Before we knew it 2 hours of whale watching were over and the kids were disappointed that it had to end. I would highly recommend this adventure to others as a must do while visiting the state in March.
Rating: 5
Super Great For Adualts and Kids
Tue, Mar 31, 15   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, 15   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, 15   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, 15   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, 15   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, 15   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, 15   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, 15   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, 15   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, 15   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, 15   2:30 PM BJohnson60 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We saw several different types of Dolphins and 4 Whale sightings