Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,457 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 108 224 8 = 216 96% 4.4
Last 6 months 324 710 27 = 683 95% 4.5
Last 12 months 657 1,495 38 = 1,457 96% 4.5
All 5,339 11,232 385 = 10,847 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 834 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 349 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 221 86% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 53 100% 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 Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great time with friends
Thu, Sep 3  10:00 AM shurtt Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Fishing with friends is always fun. But actually catching fish takes it to the next level. The warm waters have renewed the fishing industry. We even got to see a rare Black Sea Bass that must have been over a hundred pounds! No kidding. I have a video to prove :-). Captain and crew were courteous and professional on the Sum Fun. Would be willing to go again.
Rating: 3
Need more Staffing (guidance)
Sun, Aug 30  5:30 PM stokesjohn Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
It seems all the focus from the on-board staff is geared for experienced fisherman.

The staff fish while your "paying" for their enjoyment. They are far more experienced than us regular fisherman so having their help and guidance would be a better use of time.
Rating: 5
Dad of 13 youngest child 1st deep sea fishing trip
Sat, Aug 29  5:30 PM fatherof13 Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
My seven year old came deep sea fishing with me for the first time and caught two Bonita. My 16 year old won the jackpot. We had a great time.
Rating: 5
Great 1/2 day fishing trip on the "Sum Fun"
Wed, Aug 26  6:30 AM tjallison Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
This trip was a lot of fun. I got the second yellow tail I ever caught in my life on this trip and the crew were very helpful in helping me land this fish. The deck hands and captain gave great advice as to what to do and when to do it. The fish weighed 26 pounds and took about 15 to 20 minutes to get it in. Deckhand and the captain were right next to me the entire time. They were very helpful all throughout the trip with all the passengers young and old. I highly recommend the "Sum Fun" for your next fishing trip.
Rating: 3
Nice trip, no whales....
Mon, Aug 24  2:00 PM Dandoi Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
we spent 2 hours on the water and did not even see a dolphin..... But they gave us a free ticket
Rating: 5
Checked the rest... chose the best.
Sat, Aug 22  5:00 PM jimshelley Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
I researched the whale watching excursions... Newport Beach... Long Beach... San Diego... and finally Dana Point. I did go off of other's reviews... and I didn't miss it. Captain Mike was great, making sure we saw blue whales. Six or seven I believe. The deckhands were cool and helpful (they work like 18 hours a day, tip well...). I wasn't 15 minutes in when I said to myself that even absent any whale sightings it was so nice to get out on the water and just cruise. Highly I recommend this excursion. My wife and I will be returning... with our grandkids next time.

Dana Wharf rocks!
Rating: 5
Awesome experience!!!
Fri, Aug 21  12:00 PM Kenrob Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
After going out about 4 miles, we saw 4 HUGE blue whales, 2 which dove displaying their tales upon descent, and several hammerhead sharks!!
Rating: 3
Okay overall
Thu, Aug 20  12:00 PM yehuda Male 50-59 Local Unspecified
On time. Took us to good fishing spots. On the downside, too stuffy. The lines kept getting tangled. They should perhaps take fewer people on the boat.
Rating: 4
A pleasant adventure
Tue, Aug 18  6:00 PM MAMiller Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
We've taken many whale and dolphin watching cruises. This was the first time on the catamaran. The captain did a good job explaining things to the group but when spotting the whales failed to follow through on his "think of a clock for directions " technique. so many of the watchers missed seeing the whales because of this. He steered the boat right into the direction of the whale rather than using a circling approach which seemed to make the whales avoid us. Overall it was fun and seeing the whales is always a treat.
Rating: 5
Awesome Adventure!
Sun, Aug 16  12:00 PM mcullen1964 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was a very special trip for my husband and I. We had never been whale watching and this did not disappoint! We were very fortunate to enjoy many sightings of the massive Blue Whale in all their glory. The crewman estimated it at about 80-90 feet long and the boat was 60 feet so you had some perspective of the size. At one point we even saw three of them in extremely close to proximity to one another but not too close to the boat. One of the crewmen said we were experiencing something very special and we all quieted down our level of excitement in order to hear them breathe.

The boat, on board refreshment-availability, crew, and the amazing sightings all exceeded my expectations. Highly recommended!
Rating: 3
Boat was basically shut out...
Sun, Aug 16  6:30 AM Neff92675 Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
The crew was nice enough but, over the course of 5 hours, I would be surprised if there were more than two legal fish caught by the 100 anglers. I suppose we will study the fishing reports before spending our money next time.
Rating: 5
Great date or showing visitors why we live here
Sat, Aug 15  5:00 PM KenKossoudji Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Great boat, captain, and crew! Tons of dolphins and a few different blues and more. Would do it again for sure. Bring out of town guests for a lot of fun.
Rating: 5
A three hour trip well worth the drive
Sat, Aug 15  12:00 PM RMaraccini Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I drove three hours from Bakersfield to our hotel in San Clemente in order to the Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure courtesy of the Dana Whark Sportfishing and Whale Watching. We got our money's worth. The boat crew was professional and courteous. We saw dolphins and sea lions, and at least six Blue Whales!!
Rating: 3
Little bit disappointed
Thu, Aug 13  2:00 PM ustoursf Female 50-59 Local Individual
I was take 2 hours Whale watching adventure tour this afternoon at 2:00pm, unfortunately There are no much to see, I am trying to experience it and will introduce to my future groups, I used to take them to Universal, Disnerland etc. I think will be cool to take them to the sea and watching whale, since you are the experts you know when and where whale will come out, please avoid afternoon 2:00pm schedule departure, since there is only one or two whale around, I wondering if I should arrange it for my groups or not? Today I was little bit disappointed by the experience.
Rating: 5
Whale Watching
Thu, Aug 13  10:00 AM MariaTryon Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Had a lovely time, did not see any whales but a lot of dolphin. I could have spent all day just watching them play around the boat.