Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,365 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 227 533 8 = 525 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 310 730 11 = 719 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 618 1,397 32 = 1,365 97% 4.6
All 4,959 10,390 355 = 10,035 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 780 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 321 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 207 91% 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
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.
Rating: 4
Dont be turned off by the rude girl in the office
Sun, Jun 17, 12   2:00 PM TRadek Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We almost didnt book the tour because of the rude woman in the office that we talked to in person when we stopped by to find out about the tour. But instead, did not book tour then, cause she was so short with us and made us feel like "who cares if you book with us or not, but make a decision, cause I have better things to do than talk to you tourists", We live in a VERY touristy area in the rocky mountains, so I know how employees and "owners" can be, and how it doesnt always mean you will be treated badly on your tour just because the person you book it through is rude..so instead, I went back to our condo, looked on line and booked it, being optimistic, and we were SO glad! We went for the tour, and the crew was great, we had a great time, and even though we did not spot whales, it was still a blast, we saw LOTS of dolphins, the crew had lots of great knowledge, we got out on the ocean, and when we got off the boat they gave us a coupon to come free another time, being true to their word that if you dont spot whales you can go free again! Impressed They stood behind their guarantee to see whales! We went the next day, had JUST as great a time, and got to see some whales! we enjoyed the cataraman boat more than the other boat (we did one one day, and the other the next), it just seemed smoother. But either was great and I would do it again. My only suggestion, book online, avoid the office lady so you wont be turned off by the office lady experience, and have a great time! Also, dont book at the end of your trip in case you get to go out again for free!! Cudos to the crew for a job well done, and prayers for the others who have to work in the office with her, i hope you are paid well!!
Rating: 5
Fantastic Day on The Sea!!!!
Sun, Jun 17, 12   12:45 PM lauriek2 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Fathers day fishing trip was awesome! Kids fish free on Sunday as well. Beautiful weather, fantastic crew and we caught some fish!!!!!!

It was our 8 year old daughters first trip and she loved it. We will be fishing again soon!!!
Rating: 4
Great Birthday Gift
Sun, Jun 17, 12   6:30 AM rdomas Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
I took my hubby for his 34th birthday. It was fun, the crew were helpful and they cleaned your fish for $1 ea.
Rating: 4
It was fun!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, Jun 15, 12   5:00 PM rrussell569 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
It was really fun. I enjoyed it when the crew members talked to us and told us about all the dolphins we were seeing. Having them share their knowledge really made the trip more meaningful. The kids enjoyed it. It would have been better if we would have seen a whale, but I guess it wasn't meant to be. Next time. It was a nice bonus to receive a 50% voucher to come again. We may definitely use it in the near future since we are local.
Rating: 5
Enjoyable time at sea
Fri, Jun 15, 12   12:00 PM deb66762 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This is a very fun way to spend the day. We had two hours at sea and saw sea lions and a lot of dolphins. We did not see any whales, but that did not matter. The captin is wonderful and tells you everything you need to know. The boat is not crowded so everyone can see well. The seas were calm and there were plenty of opportunities for pictures.
Rating: 5
Amazingly beautiful and relaxing!
Thu, Jun 14, 12   12:00 PM Pinkie6903 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Was so much fun, even my 18 month old loved it! It was such a fun family activity! Would recomend to anyone!
Rating: 4
No Whales, Lots of Dolphins
Tue, Jun 12, 12   2:00 PM pblaimont Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
So while we saw no whales the boat ride itself was greatly enjoyable, they have a guarantee that if no wildlife is spotted you get a ticket to come again another time, we saw a lot of dolphins and it was really great to be up close. The captain of the ship also had good knowledge about the dolphins and i learned a lot about them, overall great experience and i would go again