Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,365 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 223 523 8 = 515 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 309 727 11 = 716 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 3
Pretty good time, but had it's irritations....
Sat, Apr 5, 14   2:30 PM robynlieb Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Internet booked Catamaran whale watch for $35/person (3 seniors). They called & cancelled morning of cruise - re-booked us on the cheaper, "big" boat a half hour later than original schedule. Said we were due a refund for the cost difference - get it at check in. Guess not enough Cat people - 'cause weather perfect. Got to desk for check in, they refused to give refund. Said rate for seniors the same on both cruises. That was incorrect - explained we had a coupon, quoted coupon code, and clearly explained cost was $7/person less on the big boat. They asked us to produce the coupon (an internet-offer coupon?). They know darn well there's 4 - 5 such coupons all over the place on the internet. RIPPED OFF for $21. Why? No one manages seating when on boat...two people claiming the 6-person tables on top, people laying down across 3-4 seating spots, people standing & holding on to poles & things as a result. Crew didn't care. stupid. Saw two grey whales breaching in the distance - boat never moved closer to see them. Why? Other boats did... good commentary while cruising. pretty good drinks - great drink prices. Not bad. not great.
Rating: 5
Great time
Tue, May 5, 09   1:00 PM robo8121 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I had a really good time. We didn't see any whales but it was past the time of migration so to be expected. We saw sea lions up close, and tons of common dolphins, some bottle nose dolphins, and a lot of birds diving into the water. It was more than I expected, the dolphins were swimming so close to the boat and jumping out of the water. It was a lot of fun and worth the price (a lot cheaper than other places in the area).
Rating: 5
We had a fabulous time!!
Fri, Dec 28, 12   10:00 AM RobKelly Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
The crew was fantastic at helping us get started fishing since we hadn't fished in many years! They were fabulous and helped make this a very fun event! The boat was wonderful and had great food aboard! It was a fabulous experience that we will be sure to do again!
Rating: 5
Amazing
Tue, Apr 29, 08   12:00 PM RobinSmith Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
I took my elderly Aunt on the two hour whate watching trip and had a great time. I went aboard thinking I would probably see one dolphin being it was at the end of whale season, but immediately we spotted some seals. An hour into our journey we got notice there was a pod of dolphins up ahead and we headed right towards them. Soon we spotted the dolphins and the sight was amazing because this was a whole heard of dolphins and we were right in the middle of them. The dolphins were all around us as far as the eye could see in every direction. Though we never saw a whale the trip was worth every penny and I would highly reccommend the adventure. The captian and staff on the vessel were very informative telling us all about these dolphins. It was clear they were just as amazed as the passengers saying they have never encountered so many dolphins in all the years they have been doin this trip. It was estimated there were at least 7 thousand dolphins. I took video and am going to put it on youtube. search Dana Point Dolphins on youtube and you can view the footage.
Rating: 5
Enjoyable, Affordable Afternoon on the Water
Mon, Jan 9, 12   12:00 PM RobertZabel Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I are spending most of the winter in this area rather than in Kansas City. My cousin and his wife visited us and wanted to see the whales. We found the Dana Point site online and decided it sounded better than the site downtown. We had gone to Catalina before from Dana Point. We enjoyed the trip very much. Got to see Bottle-nosed Dolphins, at least one Gray Whale (on several occasions) and another species of dolphin (can't remember the name) that looked white. Everyone in our group thought the trip was well worth the fee, and we all would do it again.
Rating: 5
Dana Wharf Whale Watching
Fri, May 2, 14   12:00 PM RobertsC Female 40-49 Local Individual
This was my second whale watching trip with Dana Wharf and once again it was an enjoyable afternoon. The knowledgeable captain narrated much of the trip teaching us about the marine life we saw.
Rating: 5
EXCELLENT
Fri, Jul 27, 12   2:00 PM Robertsaitta Male 70+ Combination Family With Children
Lucky to have really closeup views of whale thanks to knowledge and persistance of crew excellent running commentary
Rating: 5
A Fun Afternoon
Tue, Aug 14, 12   6:00 PM RobertSadler Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My wife and I had a great time seeing two blue whales up close for the first time. We were as close to them we really wanted to be considering the size of the whales and the size of the boat. The captain followed the whales the whole time we were on at the limits of the cruise.
Rating: 5
What a great day fishing with my son
Sun, Aug 10, 08   12:00 PM RobertRivera Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Can hardly wait till next time.
Rating: 5
Great Whale Watching Experience
Fri, Mar 14, 14   12:00 PM RobertHettic Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The boat,crew and captain were good and knowledgeable. Weather was great ,we followed 3 grey whales northbound for about 45 minutes.
Rating: 5
Whale Watching
Thu, Mar 28, 13   10:00 AM robertfishn Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I would highly recommend this company to others for whale watching. The guide was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about the whales. It certainly helped that we saw whales within 20' of the boat but beyond that I felt it was a great crew that would make the most of every trip out.
Rating: 5
Great Trip
Wed, Aug 20, 08   4:30 PM robertepoe Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We all had a wonderful time . Everyone was really friendly and answered all our questions. The boat was super clean . I would recommend this trip to anyone.
Rating: 4
Great day
Sun, Jun 28, 09   6:30 AM RobertDippel Male 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
While the fishing was not good the crew, boat and day were great. We are already trying to schedule another trip.
Rating: 5
No Whales
Fri, Feb 20, 09   10:00 AM Robertboyd Male 70+ Local Family With Children
Although we did not see any whales, we did see hundreds of small white dolphins.

This is our third trip aboard the DANA PRIDE. It is a beautiful boat. Very comfortable with a good captain and crew. The water was as smooth as silk and the trip was great. We look forward to our next trip aboard.
Rating: 5
Great Trip.If only the FISH would have cooperated
Sun, Apr 3, 11   12:45 PM RobertBell Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The fishing trip was mainly for my grandaughter. The Captain and mates were very friendly and attentive to the clients. They made sure that everything was anailable at all times. The fish I caught they immediately handled them once they were in the boat and stowed them to be cleaned after the trip. However, the water temperature was out of the Captains control, and that made for tough fishing.He announced that the colder water stifles the fish appetite. He tried 6 different holes,though. He put forth a tremendous effort to try and connect. I caught two keepers, and that was the most keepers on the boat. My grandaughter caught one (undersize) but that made the whole trip worthwhile. That was her first fish caught. To her it was a 2000# billfish!! Now let me also give kudos to the staff at the tackle shop. We were running late due to an accident(not ours!) on I-5. Donna was fantastic in making sure we would be all set as soon as we got there! She helped us go quickly from the shop to the boat with only a minute to spare. Thanks again Donna. You helped us pull it off! Even though the fishing was tough, we had a great time, and I would highly recommend it to a family with children.