Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,628 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 293 715 9 = 706 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 388 931 13 = 918 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)
% Positive Average
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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
A great trip
Thu, Jul 5, 12   6:30 AM sebreros Male 60-69 Combination Family With Children
Everyone on the trip had a great time will do it again for sure.
Rating: 4
Trip was fun, fishing was very slow!
Sat, Feb 4, 12   10:00 AM Seawitch Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Nice day on the water, crew was helpful, food was great, fishing was very slow, captain sat in one spot for 90 mins with only a few bottom fish produced. We later moved onto other spots to fish. Crew gave 1/2 off coupons for next trip on future trip. i recommend for kids and families only. (Novice)
Rating: 4
If only the whales cooperated
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 25, 11   2:00 PM seasick Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
All of the folks and equipment associated with trip were great. Only problem was no whales. Probably be back for another try.
Rating: 5
Had a wonderful experience and a great time!!!
Sat, Mar 22, 08   12:00 PM searay24 Male 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
Obviously finding marine mammals in something the size of the ocean is a hit or miss proposition but our boat captain's experience brought us straight out to an enormous pod of dolphins, numbering at least several hundred in size. He then quickly located two California Grey whales and made sure to pass by a buoy on the way in where he knew sea lions regularly sunbathe. Couldn't have asked for a more fulfilling voyage. It would seem Mid-March is an excellent time to go whale watching as they migrate back up North and the weather and sea conditions were very favorable too. The Dana Pride is a nice size boat ... we didn't feel at all cramped even on a noon voyage on a Saturday. Highly recommend this adventure.
Rating: 3
Sun, Jun 24, 12   12:45 PM seanharp Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
I was not told that the 4 ticket i bought for the trip with my wife, son and his girlfriend were going to be on a boat that was designed for kids. If you go out of Dana Point do NOT go on a Sunday unless you want to spend your trip fixing your lines that will be crossed the whole trip. Felt i should have been informed before i went! BTW, Captain did not find the fish!
Rating: 4
First timer
Sat, Apr 9  2:00 PM Seanberner Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
It was a fun and exciting 2 hour tour, weather wasn't the best but we had a blast. Crew was polite and professional. They offered snacks and beverages as well. Will be going again next trip out to Cali.
Rating: 5
Sun, Sep 2, 12   12:00 PM SEALAND Female 70+ Local Family With Children
Our boat operator was knowledgeable, skillful, cheerful, and persistent in finding sea life on a difficult day.
Rating: 5
Grey Whales!
Sun, Feb 26, 12   10:00 AM se2patel Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
We viewed two beautiful grey whales, it was amazing!
Rating: 5
Great trip, good employees, nice boat
Sat, Jan 25, 14   12:00 PM sdlauretz Female 70+ Local Family With Children
We had a great time. The crew was very helpful and the narration was knowledgeable and interesting. I loved the tables on the upper deck. The captain did a great job of following some whales. We had a calf that followed our boat for about 1/2 hour and did all sorts of antics. We saw dolphins and sea lions and I would heartily recommend your company. We'll probably use your company to go to Catalina next month. I am disabled with a bad right leg. Your crew made sure I got on and off the boat safely and easily. All in all it was a delightful experience.
Rating: 4
Capt was great
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Dec 27, 11   10:00 AM sdfoghorn Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Capt did a good job of finding a whale for us to view. He explained the whale migration pattern and its surfacing technique
Rating: 3
Not bad
Fri, Dec 5, 08   10:00 AM Sdenunzio Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was a beautiful day. We saw sea lions and two different types of dolphins. So it could easily have been a great trip. The captain, though, was decidedly unenthusiastic. Kind of ruined the moment.
Rating: 5
excellent day with my son
Sun, Oct 16, 11   12:45 PM sdaskowski Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The deck hands were phenominal, they were there to bait every hook if we wanted and to remove the fish from the lines once we caught them.
Rating: 5
Excellent experience
Sat, Aug 29, 09   10:00 AM sdarbinian Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Particularly I want to thank Daniel from Reel Fun crew for his unconditional help, knowledge, and hospitality.
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: 2
Bad Night of Fishing
Fri, May 13, 11   5:30 PM scworx Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
My son and I go out a lot on the 1/2 day boats. Dana Wharf sent out a email $20 off coupon for twilight fishing for Friday night. Since the fish count was up the night before, I thought it would be a good night to go out with my son. I was bummed when I saw that it was on the Reel Fun. They have no galley for guests to escape the weather or cold or to take a break. It was a very slow night. Hardly any hits at all and then it got cold and windy. I caught one short Calico and no other bites the whole night. There were 2 or 3 keepers the whole night. Just the wrong night to go. It can only get better from here. However, I'll stick to day boats if twilight is on the Reel Fun.