Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,626 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 292 714 9 = 705 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 381 919 12 = 907 99% 4.7
Last 12 months 723 1,668 42 = 1,626 97% 4.6
All 5,710 12,128 397 = 11,731 96% 4.5
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
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
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great time, clean ship,great captain and crew
Mon, Jan 28, 13   2:00 PM SuzyBriggs Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Our cruise was a bit rocking due to the wind, but it was so fun and our captain was very knowledgable and clearly enjoys what he does!! We were out for 90 min, saw soo many dolphins, but could not get out pass the point due to the choppy seas. But we got "whale checks" and are going again this weekend. Plus 50% off our next cruise!!

You just can't beat that !
Rating: 5
Excellent!
Sat, Jan 26, 13   12:00 PM Dobies Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The weather was cold and foggy but the trip was so much fun! We saw two gray whales. We watched the whales for about an hour. There was great narration and the facts were so fun to hear. We saw some "local" dolphins and some seals. It was a very great experience and we plan to do it again very soon.
Rating: 5
Very sucessful outing!
Sat, Jan 26, 13   10:00 AM PROTTEAU Female 50-59 Local Other
Captain sounded doubtful at first that we would have any whale sightings. We saw some dolphins but the boat was going too slow to really watch them bow ride. We finally saw some whales breaching, which was fantastic. I just wish the captain didn't keep turning the boat to get the whales only on the right side, when we spotted them on the left side of the boat and that's where we were sitting to get pictures.

Good trip overall though.
Rating: 4
We are enjoy very much for marine life watching
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 22, 13   12:00 PM cherielin Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
I would like to suggest if you can improve your inside setting bench bit lower will be more safe for elder people. My parent and other couple fall down from bench when they get up from the seat. Also the cushion is slippery not steady. Rest of activity is very good.

C Lynn
Rating: 4
Family with elderly and disabled
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 22, 13   12:00 PM christinaly Female 20-29 Local Family With Children
We were delighted to be able to sit at tables on the upper deck with our large group of 9 adults and 1 infant. One of the adults was elderly (83 and walking with a cain), and the other is disabled (needs a brace on her leg), so the tables were perfect. The only problem was that when we spotted a whale, the captain kept the boat angled straight towards the whale the entire time. Because of this, those of us on top (especially those who were unable to stand up and move around as quickly as other eager whale watchers) were unable to see the whale because of the cabin. In fact, it was very difficult to see the whale at all because of the cabin. My only suggestion would be that the captain remember to turn the boat sideways so that everyone can see the sea creatures. Otherwise, don't expect to see much of anything from up top. Overall it was a fun trip. I would recommend going, but probably not with anyone who can't walk around quickly on their own.
Rating: 5
Great day for wildlife!
Mon, Jan 21, 13   2:00 PM leocario Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Picked an awesome day, weather was amazing, saw 3 whales (although lots of people were out in boats due to the awesome weather, so the whales were not so social, and we also ran into a huge (1,200) pack of dolphins that were very social, playing in the boat's wake made for great photos! would definitely do it again
Rating: 5
great day!
Mon, Jan 21, 13   10:00 AM Carolinesmit Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
very fun day!
Rating: 4
Positive
Sun, Jan 20, 13   2:00 PM mtk746 Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
We didn't see any whales for almost 1.5 hours. At that point we saw many, and so they actually extended the tour so we could view them longer. That was unexpected and appreciated.

The lower area of the boat where the snack bar is could be upgraded a little. It's not a very nice area. I'm sure most people stand outside, but if you want a place to sit for a while it should be a little nicer.
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.
Rating: 2
Not long enough for money paid
Sun, Jan 20, 13   12:00 PM Ctano88 Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
Two hours of dealing with private boaters, saw two whales from a distance and nothing else. Wasn't worth the money paid.
Rating: 5
Lots of fun.
Sat, Jan 19, 13   2:00 PM poohbear1321 Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
Saw a whale,Dolphins and Harbor Seals and a Angel Fish.
Rating: 5
great
Sat, Jan 19, 13   12:00 PM pburman01 Female 60-69 Local Unspecified
Great guide.
Rating: 5
Highly recommend
Sat, Jan 19, 13   12:00 PM Ksandusky Female 50-59 Combination Other
All were professional. Nice boat. They all tried very hard to make it a great trip and it was. Saw whales and lots of dolphins .
Rating: 5
Great way to spend an afternoon
Fri, Jan 18, 13   12:00 PM lucysky Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The boat ride in and of itself is a simple pleasure. The crew is very friendly and kind. I brought my Mom and her girlfriends from back east. We had purfect weather and we did see a whale. There were tons of dolphins that were just adorable. Second year in a row we had a great time. We were able to but the tickets in advance and saved a bundle. That was an added perk.

When you arrive in Dana Point to check in for the boat ride, there is kind of an ordeal to have to call and give them a 3 digit number. If we did not arrive early, that could of been very stressful.

All in all it was a great day and thank you.
Rating: 5
Wonderful, informative experience
Fri, Jan 18, 13   12:00 PM RubyFerm Female 30-39 Local Individual
The whale watch was a real delight - Captain Jack was a well of information, full of fascinating bits of information the wildlife we saw. The ride was smooth and the staff was great!