Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,349 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 144 346 5 = 341 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 230 533 11 = 522 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 616 1,383 34 = 1,349 97% 4.5
All 4,831 10,094 352 = 9,742 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 753 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 325 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 210 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 61 100% 4.8 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: 4
Enjoyable
Sat, Mar 24, 12   10:00 AM lzylstra Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
On the morning that we went, we did not see any whales (but TONS of dolpins!). They gave us FREE tickets to come back any time (they guaruntee a whale sighting). The crew was very informative and gave a great educational talk about the whales and dolphins. Overall, it was a nice way to spend a couple of hours out on a boat!
Rating: 5
A really nice time
Fri, Mar 23, 12   12:00 PM Rkulinski Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was our second time at Dana Wharf and even though we didn't see any whales this time, it was our first time seeing dolphins in the wild. We got great photos, videos, and purchased a very fairly priced stuffed dolphin toy on board. Our family enjoyed the snacks and the cocktails, too! It was a great day and the staff was very kind. Since we didn't see any whales, and to their standards the dolphins weren't enough, we got a "whale check" for another cruise for free in the future, which we will certainly use on our next trip!
Rating: 5
What a great experience!
Thu, Mar 22, 12   2:00 PM lurain7 Female 40-49 Local Other
What a great experience, our captain and crew were very knowledgeable. We were lucky enough to see quite a few pods of dolphins (right next to our boat) and we saw 3 grey whales. The captain slowed the boat so we could get a better view, and even stayed out a little longer so we could enjoy our whale sighting. Other perks were the snackies, restrooms and inside viewing available down below. What a thrill to enjoy nature in their natural habitat.
Rating: 3
Was pleasant
Thu, Mar 22, 12   12:00 PM Krystle02 Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
Couldn't keep up with the whales but saw some dolphin which was cool
Rating: 4
We saw whales, schools of dolphins and sea lions..
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 20, 12   4:00 PM lindashaub Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We saw just what we went to see. Nice tour
Rating: 4
Fun for 2 Grandma's and their grandson!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 20, 12   2:00 PM msistek Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
Didn't see many sea creatures, but it was a fun adventure.
Rating: 5
This was a bucket list item for me!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 20, 12   12:00 PM AMYDPRICE Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Amazing! Couldn't have been a better experience! The whales played as close as 20 feet from the back of our boat! So incredible, it brought me to tears! Crew member said it was one of the best tours/show in his 24 years of doing this!
Rating: 5
This trip was great
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 20, 12   12:00 PM charoates Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
What a wonderful experience this was. Our group was lucky enough to see four whales!!! I managed to get some amazing photos.

The crew was very informative about the whales and their life cycles.

I am already recommending this excursion to friends.
Rating: 5
fun trip
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 20, 12   12:00 PM nomeowstop Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
fun ride saw a pod of whales really close nice time the ships staff were really friendly
Rating: 5
Lots of whales
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 20, 12   12:00 PM wjjump Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
We loved the trip. Saw four whales. Tour was very informative and we learned a lot from the crew about the local area and the migrating whales. Half price Tuesday just made it that much better!
Rating: 5
Great Trip!
Mon, Mar 19, 12   2:00 PM jamstark Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The trip was a lot of fun! We saw 5 grey whales and also sea lions. The captain kept manuevering the boat so we could get great views of the whales, always telling us ahead of time where to look for the whales to surface. The crew was friendly and informative and made the experience very enjoyable. Thanks for a great trip!
Rating: 5
Recording-breaking, once in a lifetime experience!
Fri, Mar 16, 12   2:00 PM kimmee09 Female 50-59 Local Other
On March 16, we were honored to be a part of an extraordinary cruise. The captain and crew members repeated over and over again that in 40 years of being in this business they had never seen anything like it. Two 35-foot gray whales put on a show for us that lasted well over an hour. They played and showed off right alongside the boat, treating us to a fantastic, rarely seen experience. The crew was so excited and animated and they shared their enthusiasm and expertise with us, making this rewarding excursion even more interesting and delightful. It was absolutely remarkable. A big thanks to the captain and crew...
Rating: 5
Two Hours Well Spent!
Thu, Mar 15, 12   2:00 PM K2797c Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was a wonderful tour! The crew was knowledgeable and informative about the area marine life. We spotted two grey whales that we followed for a time, a school of dolphin swam with our boat and we got to see sea lions basking on a bouy. We are ready to do it again!
Rating: 4
great experience
Thu, Mar 15, 12   12:00 PM satokosiegel Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
we could see 4 grey whales, a few dolphines and some sea liones. But you need to remember it is totally up to mother nature whether or not we can see those animals. (We saw much more dolphines on our different trip before.) They were very professional - on time and everything.
Rating: 5
fun afternoon family outing!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 13, 12   4:00 PM sforbes1 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
great inexpensive activity for my out-of-town visiting family! a group of us ages 2-40+ went and all had a great experience on the ocean. we went on half of day, cuz were thrifty like that:) and also its nice that dana point harbor has free parking! cant find that at the other wharfs... Trip is just long enough and of course we saw a whale and many dolphins. also a few sea lions on the buoy. the boat was not overcrowded and plenty of room to see. and its nice that theres an inside area for those who may need a break from the wind, etc. Just go!