Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,326 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 206 482 7 = 475 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 275 633 13 = 620 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 608 1,358 32 = 1,326 97% 4.5
All 4,905 10,255 354 = 9,901 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 759 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 311 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 205 90% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 51 100% 4.8 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: 3
Something nice to do!
Thu, Jul 5, 12   12:00 PM Kelamatron Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We enjoyed the activity, but felt it was overpriced.
Rating: 4
Fun Activity!
Tue, Jul 3, 12   12:00 PM Joyousteach Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
We had a great time on the boat even though we didn't see any whales. We did see lots of playful dolphins and other sea life animals. The captain of the boat provided wonderful information about the sea life we were observing. It was a relaxing and fun day being out on the water!
Rating: 4
Worthwhile trip!
Tue, Jul 3, 12   12:00 PM paulaisrael Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a terrific time. Loved the dolphins and informative guide. Wish the whales would've shown up but they were "shy" the day wee went.
Rating: 5
Dolphin Mega Pod
Sun, Jul 1, 12   2:00 PM snebh4 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We were in the midst of a wonderful dolphin mega pod of 5000 to 6000! You never know what you will see in nature: we hoped to see a blue whale but instead were entertained by this amazing group!
Rating: 5
Grandpa & Grandma with Grandkids.
Sun, Jul 1, 12   12:45 PM CarolBohrer Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
We had the best time with our 2 grandsons, 12 and 14 years old. Neither had fished much, so the crew was so helpful with them. We were talking with the boys and Grandpa said "this is kinda fun" the 12 years old said "Grandpa this is a Lot of Fun !" :). We had lunch, great cheeseburgers. (our hats off to the cook).

Wonderful memories we will all have.
Rating: 5
Very enjoyable
Sat, Jun 30, 12   12:00 PM jaime909 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The trip was excellent and was also interesting to learn some new facts about the animals that were seen. I also liked the fact that you were able to buy drinks and food aboard as well. Very enjoyable for me and my husband. A definite must if visiting Dana Point
Rating: 5
Blue Whale Sighting!
Tue, Jun 26, 12   5:00 PM CarrieKeithR Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
This was a fabulous trip. We saw a blue whale and a megapod of common dolphins. It was an amazing experience. I highly recommend this!
Rating: 5
Could not have been better!
Tue, Jun 26, 12   12:00 PM MBZLADE Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
My family & I went on this excursion on a beautiful day in Dana Point. I read the reviews before booking this - they were all positive so I knew we would have a great time and we did. Boat was on time, captain informative, We spotted a blue whale (as well as many dolphins) and the captain pursued the blue whale for a long time to make sure we all had a good chance to see it. I would do this excursion again during whale season.
Rating: 5
We saw whales!
Tue, Jun 26, 12   12:00 PM MaggieLBC Female 20-29 Combination Family Without Children
My mother, who was in town visiting for the week, and I decided to try whale watching since neither of us ever had. I wasn't sure how good the chances of actually seeing whales was, so when I found the half price Tuesday deal it seemed like no question! To us it would have been worth the 22 bucks just to be out on the ocean for two hours. But we started out visiting a family of dolphins who were extremely playful and swam after the waves of the boat and jumped out of the water right next to us. After, we visited a large blue whale who had been feeding in the area all morning! Our boat was 95 feet long and held probably 50-75 people and blue whales are the largest in the world! When they told us this whale was almost as long as our boat we were in awe! Of course we could not get extremely close to the whale, and we were ony able to catch its back arching out of the water. It spouts some air and arches for a few breaths before spending about 10 minutes at a time underwater, so it can be tricky getting close to them long enough. But they said they hadn't seen whales previously this season yet, so it would be worth it to go now if there's a chance!! Even to see the top of this animal and imagine its actual size is pretty unreal! It got a little crowded at the nose of the boat when trying to get a perfect view of the whale, but overall there was PLENTY of room for everyone to get a view as it was a large boat. I would suggest binoculars if you have them! All in all, a wonderful experience!
Rating: 4
Great Trip
Tue, Jun 26, 12   10:00 AM JosephCyr Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
It was a quiet day but still saw a Blue Whale. What a fantastic site. The captain did his best for us to have a chance to see some sea life.
Rating: 5
VERY INFORMATIVE LEADER MADE TRIP SUPER REWARDING!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Jun 20, 12   5:00 PM JRGJRG Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
OUR DANA WHARF CAPTAIN'S EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCE MADE OUR TRIP INCREDIBLE! I DEFINITELY WILL RECOMMEND YOUR COMPANY TO FRIENDS. I REALLY APPRECIATED ALL THE INFORMATION SHARED WITH US ABOUT BLUE WHALES, THEIR BEHAVIOR AND THEIR RECENT FOOD SEARCH PATTERNS. (AND, OUR TEENAGERS WERE DELIGHTED TO LEARN THAT THEY ARE AMONG THE 1% OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION TO VIEW A BLUE WHALE.)

THANKS FOR THE GREAT TRIP! JACKIE GEITH
Rating: 5
Excellent captain and he was very informative
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Jun 20, 12   5:00 PM Briland Female 50-59 Combination Other
The captain and his son and crew were phenomenal. Very educational and entertaining. Never a dull moment. He knew just where to find the whales...and we were lucky enough to see the blue whale come up at least five times...plus saw many, many dolphins. This is my second whale watching trip and I would go again and again and highly recommend it to everyone !
Rating: 5
They are the best tour boat co I ever went with
Wed, Jun 20, 12   4:00 PM satyanna Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
This company is so awesome. If you don't see dolphins or whales they will give you a free pass for another trip. But out of 10 excursions, this only happened once. They are the best!
Rating: 5
Amazing!
Tue, Jun 19, 12   5:00 PM Jpignati Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The up close experience with the whales and dolphins was amazing! My kids can't stop talking about it.
Rating: 5
Great experience!!
Tue, Jun 19, 12   10:00 AM DonnaGabel Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We saw a blue whale ! It was so much fun. We will defiantly go again.