Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,344 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 148 353 5 = 348 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 232 532 11 = 521 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 616 1,378 34 = 1,344 97% 4.5
All 4,836 10,102 352 = 9,750 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 755 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 318 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 210 91% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 61 100% 4.8 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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
FANTASTIC VOYAGE!
Wed, Aug 17, 11   2:00 PM justkiki2 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had heard about the whales being sited in and around Dana Point, and had heard good things about Dana Wharf, so we decided to book our trip! I loved the fact that there was a covered/ wind-blocked area to get out of the elements, and a spacious open deck for passengers of all ages! The crew knew exactly where to take us, and were very knowledgeable about the species of marine life around the area. We were not disappointed and had a great time seeing the Blue Whales, several species of dolphin and sea lions basking on a buoy! 2 hours of fun!
Rating: 2
BORING
Tue, Aug 16, 11   5:00 PM angelab4000 Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
This whale watching trip was very dull and boring. In the entire 2 hour trip, all we saw was a whale fin for 2 seconds. It was so far away we could barely even see it. Earlier in the trip, we did see some dolphins, but that was about it. The only good thing about this event was the captain. He was really great at telling us where to look and what to look for. He tried really hard to find us some whales so I appreciated that a lot. Otherwise, it was definitely not worth the money and was overall disappointing.
Rating: 4
Great Trip!
Tue, Aug 16, 11   5:00 PM riebeetee Female 20-29 Combination Group of Friends
The crew is great -- dedicated to trying to get you to see a whale (and dolphins). Our captain even continued on to see the whale surface again, when we was supposed to be heading back to port. Great trip!
Rating: 4
Loved the dolphins!
Tue, Aug 16, 11   5:00 PM trudyhanson Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
On our whale watching tour (Aug. 16) we saw two blue whales and a pod of dolphins. My grandchildren loved the dolphins! They were less impressed by the whales--but I think that was because they didn't quite comprehend the size of what they were seeing. The tour guide's commentary was informative. We had a great time.
Rating: 5
thoroughly enjoy our trip
Tue, Aug 16, 11   5:00 PM jaitee7 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
we were able to witness seals, dolphins & 2 whales on our trip. my family & i thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. awesome price for a family of 7. :^]
Rating: 5
It was a fun experience and I would do it again!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 16, 11   12:00 PM cynmiller Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We had a great day with many friends as there was a lot of relatives and friends together for an upcoming wedding. A great way to get to know each other.
Rating: 5
Perfect!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Mon, Aug 15, 11   5:00 PM Susanvonnied Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The staff was great, The boat was great. The dolphins and whales were so beautiful, it almost made me cry.We had a really good time.
Rating: 5
Excellent!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Aug 13, 11   5:00 PM skusheryan Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The captain was great at finding whales and informing us about them. We saw 6 or 7 blue whales!
Rating: 5
UNBELIEVABLE
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Aug 13, 11   12:00 PM cindyjett Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
CHRIS AND HIS CREW WERE AWESOME..LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF OUR ADVENTURE..I THINK WE HAD ABOUT 15 SIGHTINGS OF BLUE WHALES..ONE SURFACED 5 FEET FROM THE BOAT AND GOT EVERYONE WET...

I WILL BE BACK WITH ALL MY FRIENDS .. A MUST SEE IF VISITING DANA POINT

CINDY JETT
Rating: 5
Exciting Afternoon
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Aug 13, 11   10:00 AM susanekholm Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Making this excursion by boat made for a different experience. We saw several whales from a distance and were able to approach closely enough to see them blow and dive. Really topnotch adventure.
Rating: 5
Fabulous whales
Fri, Aug 12, 11   12:00 PM pkbauer Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
Excellent Whale watching trip. Encountered a very large blue whale and was able to see him surface 4 times. Was amazing. Captain very knowledgeable and was able to get a close view without disturbing this amazing creature. Also saw a couple of smaller whales and two large pods of dolphin who were feeding. Could not have been a better trip. Impressive
Rating: 5
Luck and Preparation
Fri, Aug 12, 11   12:00 PM susanekholm Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We were lucky to see blue whales at very close range. The catamaran was easily manueuvered into range; the ocean was exceptionally clear (and apparently tasty, judging by the number of whales feeding in the area). The catamaran was not crowded, so we could see from every angle. The naturalist was helpful, but I did not like the rock music playing onboard throughout the visit.
Rating: 2
Dana Wharf Sports Fishing
Thu, Aug 11, 11   10:00 AM vsener Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
I'd strongly advise you to ask if the birds are as aggressive (and numerous) as it was when we went! We spent more than half the time on the boat cutting and reconnecting weights and hooks to our lines because the pelicans were either eating the bait while casting out or getting tangled on the line while it was in the water. It was actually a bit miserable. Not to mention we caught very few fish.

This was my fathers day present for my dad, and I felt terrible that it didn't have any great memories other than just being able to spend some time together tying knots!
Rating: 3
Disappointing...
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Aug 10, 11   5:00 PM Charpete Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The crew was great! But we didn't see much... disappointing...
Rating: 5
Whales and Dolphins
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Aug 10, 11   5:00 PM mbpeterson Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
We went out a little farther than usual until they spotted a Blue Whale which we watched for about 30 mins. We also saw Sunfish and Dolphins on the way back in so it was well worth the time and money for this activity. The adventure was scheduled for 2 hrs. but we were gone 3 hrs. because they wanted to make sure we saw a whale. We were on the 5 pm cruise and I recommend that you dress for it with a warm jacket and whatever else you need to remain comfortable since it is cooler out on the water. I had guests from out of the area and they loved this adventure and I highly recommend it for locals or tourists.