Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,419 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 171 404 9 = 395 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 376 891 17 = 874 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 627 1,453 34 = 1,419 97% 4.6
All 5,150 10,850 364 = 10,486 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
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Rating
% Positive Average
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 828 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 355 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 189 88% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 47 100% 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 Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
No Whale Sighting But Excursion Sensational!
Wed, Mar 9, 11   12:00 PM judithtaylor Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The crew was most accommodating and knowledgeable. The excursion was educational with a lot of history and information provided.. While we did not see a whale, we saw several sea lions and hundreds of dolphin. The weather was picture perfect, and the passengers were friendly. I bought a DVD filmed by one of the crew that showed many whales, so I feel fulfilled.
Rating: 5
RE: What a Day!
Wed, Mar 9, 11   12:00 PM WayneBlauvel Male 60-69 Combination Family Without Children
My Second Great Adventure with Dana Wharf whale watching this season. My Out of Town guests didn't know what to expect but will never forget the boat surrounded by Dolpins leaping from every direction to feed on huge school of bait fish and Pelicans dive bombing by the hundreds... Better than any National Geographic special... and just a couple minutes out of the Harbor in deal calm seas! Crew was terrific explaining what was happening and enthusiam for the day as well... A great bargain for anyone visiting The OC ...
Rating: 5
Beautiful day, helpful crew, multiple sightings...
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 8, 11   12:00 PM stumpshot76 Male 50-59 Combination Family Without Children
This was the second Dana Wharf outing by family members in the past year, and we were again pleased by the service, scenery and pleasant and helpful crew. We will be back again..!!
Rating: 4
great dolphins...no whales
Sun, Mar 6, 11   11:30 AM mcbrady11 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Pod of dolphins was fantastic. Unfortunately no whales which I know cannot be guaranteed. However to bill it as a whale watch leaves the customer a little disappointed when non are viewed. Suggest...maybe 25% refund if no whales. Some offer free ticket to see them on another trip but seeing the dolphins was generally worth the trip and 25% is a nice gesture.
Rating: 5
500+ dolphins warmed my heart...
Sat, Mar 5, 11   2:00 PM poophead123 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My significant other and I wanted to experience the ocean. During whale weekend, we didn't see any whales but sure enjoyed the dolphins and the show they put on. It was great, the service down below for drinks and food was amazing. The captain informed us of many pieces of information we never ever would've know about! LOVED IT!

ps my s.o. is a smart bumm, with the name of poophead... lol
Rating: 5
We were much more than satisfied.
Sat, Mar 5, 11   11:30 AM JOANNERHART Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We have been on 5 cruise ships and a lot of adventures. This was by far the best one we have taken, We look forward to returning every year to enjoy this adventure. We were excited about the trip but seeing a whale within 15 minutes a large male and following it for an hour plus end up in the middle of over 100 dolphins all around us. We took plenty of great pictures. We also were up close to a number of sea lions. An unforgettable adventure!
Rating: 5
8am trip is GREAT VALUE!
Sat, Mar 5, 11   8:00 AM BMathias Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Best deal in Southern OC. 2 hour boat ride with numerous dolphins (don't expect to see a whale).
Rating: 5
No Whales, but an excellent activity.
Wed, Mar 2, 11   12:00 PM fulnez Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We didn't see any whales, but the views, dolphins, and crew were great!! We will go again in hopes of a whale of a good time. I don't know why we waited so many years to go. Remember, it is about 10% cooler on the ocean.
Rating: 2
Did not look for whales!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Feb 22, 11   4:00 PM gibsonpc Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Although advertised as a whale tour, the captain went after dolphins near shore and made no attempt to look for whales. VERY disappointing.
Rating: 4
Very good time. Well worth the price.
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Feb 22, 11   12:00 PM johnb1 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We saw two grey whales and a few dolphins. Even without that, however, the boat ride itself was worth the price. The day was beautiful, the scenery from the boat was great, and the crew was very good. My wife and I really enjoyed it.
Rating: 5
Even Without Whales, it was great! Go Dolphins!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Feb 15, 11   10:00 AM ericajackson Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I can't say enough about how much fun we had on this trip. It was an opportunity to really put my DSLR Nikon to the test. I got some amazing shots of dolphins swimming next to the boat, body surfing and flying in midair. We went on a Tuesday, for half price, can't beat that deal! Our relatives from Indiana really enjoyed it, but so did we.
Rating: 5
Saw several whales, scores of dolphins
Sat, Feb 12, 11   12:00 PM jbduncan68 Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Good staff!
Rating: 3
Short But Bitter Sweet
Sun, Feb 6, 11   12:45 PM maleika Unspecified 30-39 Local Family Without Children
The trip was reasonably priced. The staff were helpful and pleasant to fish with. We had a nice time, but unfortunately we went on a slow day and were unable to take any fish home. We will go again after March 1st.
Rating: 5
Great 89th birthday gift
Sat, Feb 5, 11   2:00 PM irmalanglois Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
It was my father's 89th birthday, he had never been on the ocean and eager to see Whales and Dolphins. While we did not see a whale, we had the adventure of our lifetime as the captain spotted a large group of dolphin of all ages. They stayed close to our boat for what seemed like and hour. It was an incredible experience for my father as well as my 19th year old son. We had an amazing time!
Rating: 4
Wonderful tour
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 25, 11   2:00 PM JanetKolker Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We really enjoyed this tour. Although we did not see any whales, we saw lots of dolphins. The crew was friendly and informative. Would highly recommend this tour to others.