Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,425 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
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)
% Positive Average
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
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Whale Watching
Wed, Dec 28, 11   2:00 PM sanders2426 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We saw one grey whale and tons of dolphins.
Rating: 5
Try it. You will love it.
Sat, Jan 14, 12   2:00 PM sandc2 Male 70+ Local Family Without Children
In addition to the beauty of the ocean and the ocean mammals, the captain and his commentary were impressive and entertaining. His knowledge of the mammals and the sea is extraordinary. Our little group highly recommends this experience and Dana Wharf Whale Watching.
Rating: 5
Great time.
Wed, Jul 9, 08   5:00 PM samuelE Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Our 2nd trip. Took 2 Grandchildren with us this time, they loved it. This will become a regular activity for ourselves and guests visiting us from back home (MI).
Rating: 5
Gorgeous, action-packed two hours
Sat, Mar 9, 13   8:00 AM samsmom729 Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
We went out on the first tour at 8am and were back right on time at 10am. The captain was very knowledgeable and he found three or four whales, a couple quite close to our boat. The swells and troughs were pretty intense and but the boat kept chasing whales so the no one in our group got ill. We had seats on the top deck, which I highly recommend. Just a beautiful day. Thanks!
Rating: 4
Fantastic time with Family
Wed, Oct 15, 14   4:00 PM SamPaget Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a great time with the Dolphins and saw a couple of whales too. The skipper did a great job! This was a lot of fun! The Dolphins were swimming right along the boat. As we came back to the marina the sunset was wonderful!
Rating: 5
Sun, Jun 15, 08   10:00 AM SamMalik Male Under 20 Local Other
This was great i took my dad out for fathers day..and he loved it..we caught like 20 fish and we did it once before but we caught giant squid then we will defiantly be back.

Thanks. Jonathan Malik
Rating: 5
We've gone on this excursion on multiple occasions
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 12, 11   2:00 PM SAMHARLEY Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
Always worth the trip. 1/2 price Tues is a great deal.
Rating: 5
Great trip
Sun, Feb 1, 09   1:00 PM samcurt3 Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
The trip was great. The crew is very friendly and makes it that much better and comfortable.
Rating: 5
Best Fun Ever and We Saw Some Whales
Tue, Aug 17, 10   5:00 PM samanthafitt Female 30-39 Combination Group of Friends
We booked very last minute after seeing four dolphins at the beach on the Monday. I googled Dana Wharf whilst at the beach and found this website. Found the price absolutely fantastic and worth the risk of not seeing any whales.

The group consisted of two families with children, one local, the other family from England. We found a pod of 50-60 common dolphins which were absolutely out of this world, the boat followed the pod for about 20 mins so lots of photo opportunities.

We then sailed on and found approx 4-5 whales, one really up close and the others good photo opportunities.

We had a great time and made memories that will last forever.

Highly recommended
Rating: 3
Staff was friendly
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, May 22, 11   5:00 PM samanelson Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
The trip was ok, however I didn't feel that the crew tried too hard to find sea life.
Rating: 5
Great adventure!
Sat, Feb 12, 11   11:30 AM salvngs Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
I took my wife on this tour and while we only caught brief views of the whales just interacting with the dolphins was worth it. Chad and Zack were very friendly and very helpful. Chad knows how to get the dolphins excited which makes for great action photos. They tried so hard to give us a better look at the gray whales and we appreciate it.
Rating: 4
very friendly crew
Sat, Mar 5, 11   8:00 AM saltzmanjoel Male 20-29 Local Family With Children
I was expecting some grumpy crew men that do this every day. They were really nice, informative, and fun.
Rating: 4
Blue whale watching
Tue, Oct 20, 09   4:00 PM salter2 Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Even though it was towards the end of the blue whale season, we were able to have numerous sightings. This was my first time to see a blue whale and they are huge!! I have taken other whale watching expeditions out of San Diego, but all future ones will be from Dana Point. It was much quicker and easier to leave the harbor area and be out where the whales are.
Rating: 4
Worth the trip!
Sat, Mar 6, 10   9:00 AM saloughlin Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We were unlucky with the weather - it was very cold and overcast - with choppy waters. However, we were warned prior to the trip what to wear which was spot on! The skipper was very knowledgable and despite imperfect conditions we tracked a couple of whales migrating along the coastline.

It was great to see them and learn about them. The kids were very appreciative of the galley serving burgers and hot dogs for the return trip as it was cold.

I definately plan to return during the blue whale season when the weather might be more "Califoronian"!!!
Rating: 5
Excellent Trip
Wed, Nov 11, 09   1:00 PM sallyeastwoo Female Unspecified Combination Family With Children
The catamaran was clean, spacious, new and fast. The crew were warm and welcoming as well as knowledgeable about the whales, dolphins, birds and other wildlife. As we were heading back to port somewhat disappointed that we hadn't seen anything, the captain suddenly noticed two blue whales and we turned back around to follow them. The crew went out of their way to make sure we saw as much as possible, even though we were slightly over our time on the trip. No one cared. We were just thrilled to have seen the whales!

Thoroughly recommended and I would take this trip again.