Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,373 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 209 492 8 = 484 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 313 741 11 = 730 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 619 1,405 32 = 1,373 97% 4.6
All 4,972 10,425 355 = 10,070 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 788 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 312 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 63 100% 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
Enjoyable two hour adventure
Tue, Aug 27, 13   2:00 PM nostrove Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Dana Wharf whale watching lives up to its name. We spotted a mother and calf blue whale in addition to dolphins. The captain provided interesting background on blue whales including why they can now be spotted off Dana Point. An educational and fun day for the entire family.
Rating: 5
We Had A Great Time!!
Sun, Aug 18, 13   12:00 PM Halfdome4 Male 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
We had a great time, the boat was extremely clean and well maintained, the crew was awesome, the captain did his best to make sure we saw at least one whale. It's a great local thing to do. Have fun!
Rating: 5
Already Planning to Return
Fri, Aug 16, 13   10:00 AM Emikonorth Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Exceeded all expectations! The best vessel I've been out on, great crew, wonderful experience provided.
Rating: 5
Great way to spend the evening
Fri, Aug 9, 13   5:30 PM Kevin180 Male 50-59 Local Unspecified
4 hours is plenty of fishing for me. Boat caught a lot of fish. Crew was very good and took care of everyone very quickly when they brought a fish on board.
Rating: 5
Fabulous Fishing Trip!
Fri, Aug 9, 13   10:00 AM netsclark Female 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
I had a wonderful day.
Rating: 5
Tue, Jul 23, 13   12:00 PM joegold Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Well worth the money at twice the price
Rating: 5
Best whale watching trip I've taken in OC
Sat, Jul 6, 13   12:00 PM Hhenretig Female 30-39 Local Unspecified
Very informative! The staff was so knowledgable and we were able to get right up to a Blue whale and saw lots of dolphins and other sea animals.
Rating: 4
beautiful outing
Fri, May 31, 13   12:00 PM Lshetty Female 40-49 Local Unspecified
its always nice to go on a whale watching tour from Dana Point as there are more sightings than Newport area.
Rating: 4
Half price!
Tue, May 14, 13   12:00 PM tinatorres Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Good deal compared to regular prices! We did see whales but got sea sick! :( most of the other people seemed just fine though.
Rating: 4
Fun 2 hour trip. Saw mostly dolphins
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Apr 2, 13   12:00 PM TonyShloss Male 70+ Local Unspecified
The captain was very good about explaining the activites of both the whales and dolphins. There was a whole school of dolphins that we watched for quite a while. The captain went in circular pathe to create waves so we could see the dolphins dive through them. We only got a glimse of two whales, neither of which were California Greys. One was a fin whale that came up and went down quickly. The other was a humpback that you could only see the fin in the distance. It was an enjoyable trip and worth the price.
Rating: 4
Very Nice Time
Sat, Mar 2, 13   1:30 PM cjwhale1 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We were a group of 6, and went on the Catamaran during the Whale Festival. While we didn't spot any whales, we saw a megapod of dolphin, which was pretty remarkable. The people on the ship are very friendly and informative. The ocean was calm the day we went making it even more enjoyable to be on the water. If you go, keep in mind that regardless of temperature on shore, it's always chilly and windy on the water.
Rating: 5
fishing fun with friends
Mon, Feb 18, 13   10:00 AM cindykop Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
My son attended a half day fishing trip for his good buddies birthday. The kids had a total blast as did the parents. The age ranges from 9 years old - 40 years old, everyone loved it.
Rating: 5
Great trip
Fri, Feb 15, 13   12:00 PM lwoxen Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Captain was delightful in his descriptions of all the sea critters we saw.
Rating: 5
Great Day on the Water
Sun, Feb 10, 13   12:00 PM kathleenroot Female 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
We had a very nice day....checked in with the staff...very freiendly...the captain of the boat took a great effort to find whales for us to observe..we would definately use this company again
Rating: 4
Fun and exciting!
Sun, Jan 20, 13   12:00 PM TraceyKane Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
The cost for the trip is in line with other whale watching trips I've experienced. We saw two gray whales and were able to follow them for about 30 minutes. We also saw a group of sea lions on one of the buoys a short distance from the harbor. We did not see any dolphins on this trip. The narrator was very informative not only about the gray whales we saw, but also about Dana Point in general. Overall, the ride, by itself, was amazing! I highly recommend the Dana Warf Whale Watching trip.