Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,419 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 175 413 10 = 403 96% 4.6
Last 6 months 373 883 18 = 865 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 623 1,450 31 = 1,419 97% 4.6
All 5,158 10,867 365 = 10,502 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 821 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 361 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 190 87% 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? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great trip!
Sat, Jul 13, 13   10:00 AM Karensyzdek Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Saw a majestic gray whale and numerous beautiful dolphins. It was peaceful to be on the water. The captain worked hard to find and follow the whale. Staff was friendly.
Rating: 5
We saw more than expected!
Fri, Jul 12, 13   2:00 PM jhartman Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We saw more than 20 dolphin right up to and under the boat. We had two whales that surfaces half a dozen times each and our captain was very aware of giving the whales space but positioning the boat for us to see the whales in detail. Great trip and will certainly go again if we have the chance.
Rating: 4
fun time and good fishing with a very helpful crew
Wed, Jul 10, 13   6:30 AM jalberti2 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
mostly bass, but too small to keep. some more skilled folks caught bigger ones with lures. also caught some barracuda which are fun to catch.
Rating: 5
Great Time with the Family
Tue, Jul 9, 13   5:00 PM poppitt Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a great time on the cruise. It was both fun and educational. We were lucky and did get to see the blue whales while we were out. Amazing! Thanks for a great afternoon!
Rating: 5
Great Experience
Tue, Jul 9, 13   2:00 PM wakinglimb42 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Sightings guaranteed. Staff was very kind & knowledgeable. Great way to spend a couple hours. Enjoy!
Rating: 5
Best experience we had on our California vacation!
Tue, Jul 2, 13   12:00 PM marniewood17 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our family was excited to learn that Tuesdays were 1/2 price with this company on our vacation at the beginning of July 2013. It was a perfect excursion to take after a long day at Disneyland the day before. We had the amazing opportunity to have a large group of dolphins swim alongside the boat with us for a long time. That would have been enough to satisfy our land-locked family from New Mexico! However, the appearance of a majestic blue whale for about 4 surface visits while he was feeding was beyond imagination. The captain's description of these amazing creatures captivated and educated all of my family (my husband and I, our 17 year old son, and our 13 year old daughter). After we returned home, I heard my husband and each of my children going on and on about our "whale-watching trip"... Disneyland was mentioned briefly but THIS was definitely one of our most treasured memories from this vacation. You won't regret it!
Rating: 5
Highlight of our vacation!
Sun, Jun 30, 13   12:00 PM jmccollom Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We've been out with this crew twice. Both times were wonderful! On the last trip we saw hundreds of dolphins. Some were riding the bow and I literally got splashed from one dolphin's spray. Three years later my kids still love telling this story. Our most recent trip was very windy and choppy, but completely worth the rough ride as we saw a blue whale and her calf. The captain and crew were all so knowledgeable and friendly (particularly Steve was right on the bow with us and just as excited). We are planning to make this a yearly excursion.
Rating: 5
Thu, Jun 27, 13   2:00 PM AnnBorgione Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was the second time for me.....we were lucky enought to see a "mega pod" of dolphins, a Minke whale and a sunfish....The boat captain was really into it and very knowledgeable. Seeing that many dolphins is something I will never ever forget....Best day ever
Rating: 5
Always a great experience
Wed, Jun 26, 13   12:00 PM deb66762 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Even though we have been able to see dolphins every time we have taken the whale watching cruise we have never seen a whale and that's okay because it is always a wonderful sea adventure anyway. We just completed our third trip with Catamaran and highly recommend it to anyone who what to spend two glorious hours out on a boat. You have a great time seeing all the sea life around you and to experience the dolphins jumping in the wake of the boat is incredible. Go for the experience and if you are lucky enough to see a whale, then that's just icing on top of the cake.
Rating: 5
Best money spent in Southern California!
Tue, Jun 25, 13   2:00 PM tammytwostep Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Though we are local, we had family in from Upstate New York. The group ranged in age from 10 to 70. The eldest was in a wheelchair. Every person had a blast and didn't stop talking about it for the rest of the trip. The crew helped my aunt in the wheelchair down and up the ramps. My uncle didn't have to do a thing. They are all super nice and enthusiastic. We all had a great time!
Rating: 5
Crew makes it happen.
Mon, Jun 24, 13   10:00 AM papdfns Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The only complaint I have about my trip on 6/24/2013 is that they did not rotate fishermen back to the stern. Since most of the fish were caught back at the stern, rotating would have been good. nevertheless, the two largest bass landed were caught on the port side. Fish volume however, was at the stern. This crew was light years ahead of the crew we had last year at Davey's Locker in Newport Beach. Go with Dana Wharf if you have a choice. It does not matter how many fish you catch if the crew is great. And the crew is great at Dana Wharf.
Rating: 4
Really great first time fishing experence
Sat, Jun 22, 13   6:30 AM patfugit Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our group had mix of locals and vacationers. We saw several sharks, barracudas and a mix of fish we had never seen being caught and some released. The staff was very nice and helpful which made it easy to ask questions and get assistance. We had a light windbreaker,could have used heavier coat.
Rating: 4
Nice trip
Tue, Jun 18, 13   12:00 PM Chuckhaw Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We took the 1/2 price whale watching tour from Dana Point. While we didn't any whales, we did see a large pod of dolphins. The captain was very knowledgeable of the local marine life and educated the passengers about dolphins. We took advantage of the galley. It was a good trip.
Rating: 5
Great time with an excellent crew
Fri, Jun 14, 13   10:00 AM skipstein Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My 12 year old son and I had a great time on the 1/2 day trip. As we are both beginners , the crew helps us with all the tasks and shows what to do. The galley provided good food and the cabin and top deck seating was comfortable and with a good view. The other people on the boat were all friendly and we all worked as a team. Even though we did not catch any fish we had a great time. I not only would recommend this outfit, but will go out on another 1/2 day trip next time we are at Doheny State Beach and Dana Wharf.
Rating: 4
Very Enjoyable
Wed, Jun 12, 13   2:00 PM MICAMP Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The boat was clean and nice. The boat driver was very knowledgeable. The website wasn't clear that it was in between whale seasons. They did however give our tickets back for another trip because we didn't see any whales or dolphins. I would recommend this company.