Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,425 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 212 476 19 = 457 94% 4.5
Last 6 months 401 921 25 = 896 96% 4.6
Last 12 months 637 1,461 36 = 1,425 97% 4.6
All 5,241 11,031 377 = 10,654 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 821 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 363 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 194 86% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 47 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Loved it
Tue, Jul 1, 14   12:00 PM Trixiebrown Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Kids loved the dolphins
Rating: 4
FUN...but disappointing
Sat, Jun 28, 14   12:00 PM PEPPRMNTPATT Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
It was a great two hours for the price however we didn't get to see any whales. We did get to see dolphins. Since it's not guaranteed to see whales I don't think i'd pay again to chance not seeing whales again. Still had a good time on the boat.
Rating: 4
Fun but no whales:-(
Sat, Jun 28, 14   12:00 PM mpetrus Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We enjoyed the boat ride, but unfortunately saw no whales on this trip. Just dolphins.
Rating: 4
No Luck
Tue, Jun 24, 14   2:00 PM mullfsu Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We unfortunately didn't see any whales or dolphins on our trip. The group before us got to see a humpback whale. We used our "whale check" a couple days later, but struck out again. I'll hold on to that "whale check" in case I'm ever in the area again. Captain and crew were friendly and informative.
Rating: 4
Great boat ride but not whales
Tue, Jun 24, 14   2:00 PM Ledwithja30 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The crew were very nice. Unfortunately we did not see any whales during our 2 hour boat ride. Dana Wharf gave us whale passes to sign up for another boat ride. No expiration. We came from NJ and stayed in Carlsbad, CA. The weather was great. We plan to return. When we do we will schedule to go on another boat ride. Whale season is from July to Sept. We went end of June. A bit early. Better luck next time. I still highly recommend going. Go during the season.
Rating: 3
Good time, great weather, not much to see
Tue, Jun 24, 14   2:00 PM clloyd70 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Had a nice boat ride under sunny skies, but did not see any whales or dolphins despite the report of the previous group seeing a humpback. Disappointing to the kids not to witness the sea life but a decent trip nonetheless.
Rating: 5
We saw a whale, were in awe, and loved it!
Tue, Jun 24, 14   12:00 PM henningseven Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were very lucky that we came upon a humpback whale. It was an awesome experience and we would recommend it to anyone. I cannot wait to come back to Orange Co. and I am sure that our family would be up for another trip on the Dana Wharf Whale Watching trip.

The only thing I was disappointed in was that because we found a whale, we never got the opportunity to see some dolphins. That is the only thing that would have made the trip a complete success. WE LOVED THE EXPERIENCE!
Rating: 5
So fun. We can't wait to go again.
Sun, Jun 22, 14   12:45 PM Ladyapryl Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I am the mother of a 5 year old boy. My son had never caught a fish before and I hadn't been fishing since I was a child. They crew took excellent care of us and Cameron and Jonathan both took extra time to help my son catch fish. We are excited to go again very soon. I signed my son up to be part of the kid's club as well.
Rating: 5
Great time!
Sat, Jun 21, 14   2:00 PM kelliclarke Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The captain and Steve were great. Very informative and friendly. We had a great time!
Rating: 5
Hoping to eat ocean fish
Fri, Jun 20, 14   5:30 PM ellisfamily Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was a great time for our family! We enjoyed the boat ride, the staff was very kind and helpful with all of our needs. We were able to catch fish and it was fun for our kids to experience ocean fishing. They were a little disappointed that the fish we caught were not big enough to meet the legal catch and keep size. Overall it was a really great time to experience ocean fishing! Thanks Dana Wharf Sportfishing!
Rating: 5
We LOVED it!
Fri, Jun 20, 14   12:00 PM Emerson96 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had an amazing time. We were not expecting to see whales due to the season but a Minske whale surfaced several times, and he came close to the boat even though tour guide warned us they are kind of shy. We then had tons of dolphins sightings, they were speeding along beside and in front of our boat. So much fun! Clean, on time, knowledgeable guide. Recommended!
Rating: 5
EXCELLENT
Wed, Jun 18, 14   2:00 PM SueMuth Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had the best time. My son and I did this same trip last year and it did not disappoint this year.
Rating: 4
Great trip
Wed, Jun 18, 14   12:00 PM patrickmir1 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great trip. The kids loved seeing all the dolphins but were a bit disappointed in not seeing any whales. We were told it's not a good time for the whale watching once we were already on the catamaran. I think that disclaimer should be announced before purchase.
Rating: 5
A great boat ride!
Mon, Jun 16, 14   2:00 PM Jsicurn46 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Staff were very accommodating and friendly on the phone and in person. We were on the catamaran and it was awesome! We saw plenty on dolphins but no whales;( but understandable, there's no predicting Mother Nature. We will be returning to use them again soon!
Rating: 4
Satisfactory excursion.
Sun, Jun 15, 14   12:00 PM dmccoy Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Good seats for viewing on top.....first 45 min. Was a nice boat ride, saw nothing.....then we got into a large school of dolphins.....saw all of the dolphins jumping and swimming next to the boat that you would want to and several picture taking opportunities......no whales to see this trip in mid-June........stopped by a floating buoy on the way back into the harbor full of sleeping sea lions....again, more picture opportunities......nice trip for 2 hours with our grand kids.........a fun time was had by all!