Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,626 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 291 709 9 = 700 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 379 913 12 = 901 99% 4.7
Last 12 months 725 1,668 42 = 1,626 97% 4.6
All 5,708 12,122 397 = 11,725 96% 4.5
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 886 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 407 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 228 88% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 105 100% 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: 5
Best Fun Ever and We Saw Some Whales
Tue, Aug 17, 10   5:00 PM samanthafitt Female 30-39 Combination Group of Friends
We booked very last minute after seeing four dolphins at the beach on the Monday. I googled Dana Wharf whilst at the beach and found this website. Found the price absolutely fantastic and worth the risk of not seeing any whales.

The group consisted of two families with children, one local, the other family from England. We found a pod of 50-60 common dolphins which were absolutely out of this world, the boat followed the pod for about 20 mins so lots of photo opportunities.

We then sailed on and found approx 4-5 whales, one really up close and the others good photo opportunities.

We had a great time and made memories that will last forever.

Highly recommended
Rating: 3
Staff was friendly
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, May 22, 11   5:00 PM samanelson Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
The trip was ok, however I didn't feel that the crew tried too hard to find sea life.
Rating: 5
Great adventure!
Sat, Feb 12, 11   11:30 AM salvngs Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
I took my wife on this tour and while we only caught brief views of the whales just interacting with the dolphins was worth it. Chad and Zack were very friendly and very helpful. Chad knows how to get the dolphins excited which makes for great action photos. They tried so hard to give us a better look at the gray whales and we appreciate it.
Rating: 4
very friendly crew
Sat, Mar 5, 11   8:00 AM saltzmanjoel Male 20-29 Local Family With Children
I was expecting some grumpy crew men that do this every day. They were really nice, informative, and fun.
Rating: 4
Blue whale watching
Tue, Oct 20, 09   4:00 PM salter2 Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Even though it was towards the end of the blue whale season, we were able to have numerous sightings. This was my first time to see a blue whale and they are huge!! I have taken other whale watching expeditions out of San Diego, but all future ones will be from Dana Point. It was much quicker and easier to leave the harbor area and be out where the whales are.
Rating: 4
Worth the trip!
Sat, Mar 6, 10   9:00 AM saloughlin Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We were unlucky with the weather - it was very cold and overcast - with choppy waters. However, we were warned prior to the trip what to wear which was spot on! The skipper was very knowledgable and despite imperfect conditions we tracked a couple of whales migrating along the coastline.

It was great to see them and learn about them. The kids were very appreciative of the galley serving burgers and hot dogs for the return trip as it was cold.

I definately plan to return during the blue whale season when the weather might be more "Califoronian"!!!
Rating: 5
Excellent Trip
Wed, Nov 11, 09   1:00 PM sallyeastwoo Female Unspecified Combination Family With Children
The catamaran was clean, spacious, new and fast. The crew were warm and welcoming as well as knowledgeable about the whales, dolphins, birds and other wildlife. As we were heading back to port somewhat disappointed that we hadn't seen anything, the captain suddenly noticed two blue whales and we turned back around to follow them. The crew went out of their way to make sure we saw as much as possible, even though we were slightly over our time on the trip. No one cared. We were just thrilled to have seen the whales!

Thoroughly recommended and I would take this trip again.
Rating: 5
Best $ spent on our trip!!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 24, 12   12:00 PM Sal665 Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I live in a beautiful Victoria, BC which has it's own fleet of whale watching boats/etc. -- but to be out on the sunny coast of southern California in a lovely boat with a great crew was fantastic. I, my sister, niece and two cousins from the East Coast had a fabulous time as we watched two greys and tons of dolphins play and feed in the blue water during the very relaxing 2 hours on the Dana Wharf boat. The crew is well informed, friendly and reliable -- very organized and professional. If you don't take the time to go out with the Dana Wharf crew, you've missed a wonderful time!
Rating: 1
Ticket not valid
Sun, Mar 10, 13   4:00 PM saklyxxx Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
The tickets are not valid and yet charged $25 on top of what I paid on the website.

I am not at all satisfied with the service .
Rating: 4
very simple boat, clean, knowledgeable staff
Mon, Jan 11, 10   12:00 PM saivstokes Female 50-59 Local Other
Enjoyed the trip, captain had another partner on land, watching for whales/dolphins, so we did see many whales. Very simple boat (could use a new coat of paint, but clean). Nice trip.
Rating: 5
Amazing sights!! I'd love to go again!!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Tue, Aug 4, 09   5:00 PM SaiBhanu Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
Totally worth the money, especially since I went on a Tuesday evening when it was half price... But it was worth more than full price! It was beautiful!!

The Dolphins were wonderful, the Sea Lions utterly amusing to watch and the whales were breathtaking... I just loved the trip. I would have been happy with just seeing the dolphins and the whole swarm of birds that were feeding, so to actually see a whale, which I wasn't expecting even though it was a whale watching trip, that was simply amazing!!!
Rating: 4
Great crew and sailing
Tue, Nov 16, 10   3:30 PM sahulsey Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Light day for viewing ocean animals, but the crew searched and we found several dophins and a sea lion. Captain Larry shared a lot of information on the species and their habits. Enjoyable cruise on the boat. First time on the ocean. Would recommend it for anyone and hope to be able to go again one day.
Rating: 5
fun time had by all!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jun 22, 10   10:00 AM sagratho Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Even though we didn't see any whales, the captain was very knowledgeable about where we could find cool animals and interesting facts about all of them. We saw a pod of dolphins, a sunfish and sea lions. One member of our group got sick and they were very helpful. Overall, was a fun experience- one we would quickly do again!
Rating: 4
nice tour
Tue, Jul 2, 13   2:00 PM safia_hamza Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
nice tour
Rating: 5
Saw Lots of Dolphins!
Wed, Mar 26, 08   12:00 PM sadlot386 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Dolphins were very playful with us and the boat. I kept on the "lookout" for a migrating whale....and sure enough I saw it. Pretty far away but still exciting.