Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,370 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 179 417 6 = 411 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 329 775 11 = 764 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 616 1,402 32 = 1,370 97% 4.6
All 5,013 10,516 358 = 10,158 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 778 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 318 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 217 92% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 57 100% 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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Educational; enjoyable
Sun, Aug 26, 12   2:00 PM hlblocker Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Beyond anything I imagined; I keep saying WOW! Will definitely be back
Rating: 5
Great outing!
Sat, Aug 25, 12   10:00 AM pdejong12 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We just did the 2 hour whale watching cruise and it was amazing! The catamaran gives a smooth ride and the captain is awesome! He really knows the area and the local ocean "residents" and he made sure we saw several blue whales. On the way back to shore he pulled along side a pod of common dolphins and they ended up bow surfing off our boat! Such a thrill to see. Our whole family enjoyed the trip and would gladly do it again. Highly recommend this tour!
Rating: 5
Fabulous and Insprirational Family Outing
Fri, Aug 24, 12   10:00 AM sdachgruber7 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We scored! I took my mom and my 4-year old on the whale-watching trip and it was magical. Captain Todd and his crew were informative and enthusiastic and couldn't have been better hosts. We saw approximately 10 whales multiple times which include 4 blue whales and there is nothing more inspiring than seeing such incredible animals in their natural habitats. Thank you for an unforgettable time - we'll be back soon.
Rating: 5
Good Family Experience
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Aug 22, 12   5:00 PM skycladone Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
We saw at least a half dozen individual blue whales with possible mating behavior of a whale rolling on its side with another whale. This was my third whale watching trip, first time with Dana Wharf. It exceeded my expectation because I actually saw whales, let alone blue whales whereas with other boats we saw only dolphins and maybe a couple of blowholes. This was highly active time in their feeding cycle, and blue whales were in the news at Dana Point, so it was good timing. Boat staff and captain seemed knowledgeable and cordial.
Rating: 5
Amazing!! Blue Whales Abound!!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Aug 22, 12   5:00 PM ruckerjill Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a fantastic adventure watching the blue whales and dolphins. The skipper was great and so forthcoming with lots of facts about all of sealife we saw. The crew was very friendly as were the other people on the trip. There were so many blue whales we couldn't even count them all. What a treat for my daughter's 40th birthday!!
Rating: 5
Wed, Aug 22, 12   2:00 PM LynnAReed Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
My friend and I were overjoyed with the adventure. We saw much more than we expected - many, many blue whales in one area and then later hundreds of dolphins lined up on both sides of our catamaran making sort of v on both sides of the boat - some leading, some following and some criss-crossing and jumping in front of us. They were having as much or more fun than we were. DON'T MISS IT - IT WAS AN ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME I'LL NEVER FORGET!!! I'm so glad I finally took the time to go and enjoy
Rating: 5
Excellent Service!
Wed, Aug 22, 12   12:00 PM kewlteacher Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had an amazing day whale watching! We saw about 6-10 whales (never know which are the same!) It was beautiful! We also had some playful dolphins swimming with our boat. And speaking of boat, it was smooth, clean and not crowded. The 2 captains were full of information about what we were seeing and gave us an amazing day. Getting the tickets online using Zerve was easy! Would highly recommend this company!
Rating: 5
Worth every red cent!!!
Wed, Aug 22, 12   10:00 AM CheriTucker Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
Our captain certainly had us on his agenda as he ran that boat everywhere searching for whales. He found over a DOZEN for us to watch!! My young cousins and I were thrilled with this cruise!
Rating: 5
Great experience!
Wed, Aug 22, 12   10:00 AM LMR221 Female 30-39 Local Individual
This was my first time on a whale watching trip and I have lived down the street for almost two years. It was well worth it. The captain was very knowledgable about everything in and on the waters off of Dana Point. He was in constant contact with other watercraft and was able to quickly get us in to to great viewing distance of the 12 or 15 different blue whales we saw that trip or while passing through one of the energized pods of California dolphin. This is a great trip for anyone visiting the area and locals alike, and the two hour time frame is just right!
Rating: 5
Amazing sights
Tue, Aug 21, 12   5:00 PM ryeb1978 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Loved seeing the whales and dolphins up close. Such a great time in a beautiful setting.
Rating: 5
Tue, Aug 21, 12   2:00 PM claudiaruth Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
it was a beautiful day. we saw three whales (two whale tails) and two different species of dolphin. the grandkids were thrilled - the adults were even more excited. it was a wonderful adventure!
Rating: 5
great experiance
Tue, Aug 21, 12   2:00 PM iacogirl Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
We had a wonderful time. The crew on the boat were very nice and helpful. We saw Whales and were excited about everything on the trip. This was the first Whale Watching trip for my daughter and grandson and it was a great success. Thank you. I like the fact that the parking was close and free and the trip to the open water was short, that was a good incentive to come to Dana Point rather another site.
Rating: 5
Great Time in the Ocean Air
Tue, Aug 21, 12   12:00 PM LindaR123 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We had a wonderful time. The trip was just the right length and the dolphins and blue whales were spectacular! The captain shared fantastic information about the whales making the trip well worth the price.
Rating: 5
Whale of a time
Tue, Aug 21, 12   12:00 PM PatriciaJC Female 70+ Combination Family With Children
An exciting first viewing of blue whales!! All ages of our group were overwhelmed w/the size and majesty of these mammals! We also saw a "ton' of dolphins!!
Rating: 4
Fun But..
Tue, Aug 21, 12   12:00 PM NancySelof Female 70+ Local Family Without Children
I am older and do not stand well. There was not enough seating unless you were one of the first 20 people in line. I did not realize that the blue whales do not breech so was a little disappointed to only see the curved back a couple of times. The last one showed its tail which was exciting. The guide was very good in following the whale and letting us know what side to watch from. I thought we would see more dolphins but only saw three. The earlier boat saw four whates and more dolpines so I guess it depends on if you are lucky or not. I would like to see the grey whales in March and would use the some company but would make sure I was first in line.