Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,365 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 89 204 3 = 201 99% 4.6
Last 6 months 221 479 14 = 465 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 622 1,403 38 = 1,365 96% 4.5
All 5,422 11,420 388 = 11,032 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 736 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 314 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 228 87% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 87 100% 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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Captain was fabulous
Tue, Jul 16, 13   12:00 PM JanT13 Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
My 7 year old granddaughter and went out on a 12:00 PM sail. The previous sail had seen two blue whales that were familiar to the Captain and crew. The Captain took us to the location where he thought we'd get to see two other whales heading south. They did not show, BUT we got to see a whale new to the area thanks to the Captain's determination. The information about the whale was very informative. Getting to see the largest mammal on earth is something we will never forget!
Rating: 5
Awesome
Tue, Jul 16, 13   12:00 PM Swheeler1981 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Very fun and entertaining for the cost! My 5 year old loved it!
Rating: 5
awesome!
Tue, Jul 16, 13   12:00 PM paolarichard Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Other
awesome!
Rating: 5
Great trip!
Sat, Jul 13, 13   10:00 AM Karensyzdek Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Saw a majestic gray whale and numerous beautiful dolphins. It was peaceful to be on the water. The captain worked hard to find and follow the whale. Staff was friendly.
Rating: 4
Beautiful day in July,1 whale and tons of dolpins!
Sat, Jul 13, 13   10:00 AM chersmith77 Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
We only got to see 1 whale and we weren't able to get too close to it because every time it popped up, our boat was too far away. So that was a little dissapointing, but at least we got to see one from far away. The coolest thing were the dolphins!! The first hour we didn't see any and then suddenly there were dozens of them surrounding our boat and so close you could almost reach and touch them! It was awesome! They were very playful and surrounded our boat for a good 20 min or so. Made the whole trip worthwhile!! Found coupons on the internet for $25/ea. Great deal!! If boat leaves at 10:00am, get there at 8:00 and eat at Proud Mary's overlooking the harbor. Nice place.
Rating: 5
Great for locals and visitors!
Fri, Jul 12, 13   2:00 PM Needell Female 40-49 Combination Family With Children
Our family from NYC came for a visit and chose to go whale watching over a trip to Sea World. We were all thrilled! We had an incredible time! The captain and crew were teriffic and really engaging. Not only did we all learn a lot, we were lucky enough to observe Blue Whales (up-close) and Common Dolphins in their natural environment. Captivating. Seriously.

The crew was tracking several whales at the same time and extended our cruise by at least 15 minutes (at no charge) so we could all observe a bit longer. I would definitely do it again and highly recommend to locals and visitors.
Rating: 5
We saw more than expected!
Fri, Jul 12, 13   2:00 PM jhartman Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We saw more than 20 dolphin right up to and under the boat. We had two whales that surfaces half a dozen times each and our captain was very aware of giving the whales space but positioning the boat for us to see the whales in detail. Great trip and will certainly go again if we have the chance.
Rating: 5
Awesome time!
Thu, Jul 11, 13   12:00 PM Sharrison75 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
The captain was very informative. We saw a bunch of whales and dolphins, too. Captain was even familiar with the whales (he had named them) and, for example, drove the boat out to the whale that tends to show it's tail. Had a great time. Also loved that the boat only had 25 people, so it wasn't super crowded. I'd recommend it to locals or tourists!
Rating: 5
Great Experience
Tue, Jul 9, 13   2:00 PM wakinglimb42 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Sightings guaranteed. Staff was very kind & knowledgeable. Great way to spend a couple hours. Enjoy!
Rating: 5
Best whale watching trip I've taken in OC
Sat, Jul 6, 13   12:00 PM Hhenretig Female 30-39 Local Unspecified
Very informative! The staff was so knowledgable and we were able to get right up to a Blue whale and saw lots of dolphins and other sea animals.
Rating: 5
Great trip! Great Group!
Thu, Jul 4, 13   12:00 PM igilgoff Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
Dana Wharf is amazing! The captains are so informative. The crew is so friendly. And the whales of Southern California are incredible. Blue whales and dolphins this trip!
Rating: 4
nice tour
Tue, Jul 2, 13   2:00 PM safia_hamza Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
nice tour
Rating: 5
Best experience we had on our California vacation!
Tue, Jul 2, 13   12:00 PM marniewood17 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our family was excited to learn that Tuesdays were 1/2 price with this company on our vacation at the beginning of July 2013. It was a perfect excursion to take after a long day at Disneyland the day before. We had the amazing opportunity to have a large group of dolphins swim alongside the boat with us for a long time. That would have been enough to satisfy our land-locked family from New Mexico! However, the appearance of a majestic blue whale for about 4 surface visits while he was feeding was beyond imagination. The captain's description of these amazing creatures captivated and educated all of my family (my husband and I, our 17 year old son, and our 13 year old daughter). After we returned home, I heard my husband and each of my children going on and on about our "whale-watching trip"... Disneyland was mentioned briefly but THIS was definitely one of our most treasured memories from this vacation. You won't regret it!
Rating: 5
A MOST MEMORABLE DATE!
Tue, Jul 2, 13   12:00 PM mariamorales Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
MY HUSBAND AND I WERE ON A DATE. WE CHOSE YOUR WHALE WATCHING CRUISE BECAUSE OF THE REVIEWS OF NOT DISAPPOINTING YOUR PASSENGERS IN SEEING WHALES. WELL, YOU DID NOT DISAPPOINT!! IT WAS THE MOST SPECIAL DAY FOR US TO SEE A MOST WONDERFUL WHALE SO CLOSE TO THE MARINA. WE HAD NEVER SEEN A WHALE IN ITS' OWN HABITAT. AND TO SHARE THIS EXPERIENCE WITH EACH OTHER LEFT US WITH A MOST REMARKABLE FEELING OF LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER. YOUR CREW WAS ALSO VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND KIND. THANK YOU FOR A MOST MEMORABLE DATE.

SINCERELY,

THE MORALES'
Rating: 5
Highlight of our vacation!
Sun, Jun 30, 13   12:00 PM jmccollom Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We've been out with this crew twice. Both times were wonderful! On the last trip we saw hundreds of dolphins. Some were riding the bow and I literally got splashed from one dolphin's spray. Three years later my kids still love telling this story. Our most recent trip was very windy and choppy, but completely worth the rough ride as we saw a blue whale and her calf. The captain and crew were all so knowledgeable and friendly (particularly Steve was right on the bow with us and just as excited). We are planning to make this a yearly excursion.