Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,454 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 107 221 8 = 213 96% 4.4
Last 6 months 323 707 27 = 680 95% 4.5
Last 12 months 656 1,492 38 = 1,454 96% 4.5
All 5,337 11,226 385 = 10,841 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 831 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
Definitely worth the trip!
Sat, Jul 18  10:00 AM kathykramer Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Loved going from Dana Point - easy access and free parking get the adventure off to a great start!
Rating: 5
Thoroughly Enjoyed the Trip
Fri, Jul 17  11:00 AM lindaguetter Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I highly recommend this excursion. The staff worked hard to make this a memorable experience, finding dolphins, sea lions, and even whales. We left promptly from the port, so be sure to arrive early. Seating vs standing - I chose to stand for the entire trip, but comfortable seating inside or outside is an option. Viewing from all sides is possible. I am from the midwest so this was a unique experience! I would do this again.
Rating: 5
Great experience for the entire family
Tue, Jul 14  2:00 PM ArneOlsen Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We are a family of five people and we had a great experience going whale watching. Everyone was able to watch these great animals. Once the whales were spotted the captain took plenty of time so everyone had a chance to watch the whales.

The length of the trip was appropriate and we would to return some day
Rating: 4
Great family fun
Sun, Jul 5  10:00 AM Jeffdclark Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our family (Me, wife and 3 daughters 14,16,17) was visiting from Arizona and booked a half day trip. I was unsure how my daughters would like fishing but to my surprise they had a great time. The clean boat Reel Fun and her captain and crew were very helpful getting us familiar with tying hooks and dealing with live bait and giving pointers on catching the big ones. Loved the fact that we did not have far to go to the kelp beds and we were fishing 30 minutes after leaving the harbor. Our catch was over 15 fish and the crew even cleaned and filleted for us!
Rating: 5
Well organised trip
Wed, Jul 1  12:00 PM jt2710 Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Other
Had a trip cancelled in Monterey due to bad weather so booked this as an alternative during our holiday. Trip was well organised and the captain tried hard to find whales on the trip. We saw lots of Dolphins, seals and a glimpse of a fin whale so we were satisfied.
Rating: 5
Thar She Blows!
Tue, Jun 30  10:00 AM SteveDiane Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Last minute decision and booked online...easy to do. Bonus was it was 1/2 price Tuesday. Great way to spend 2 hours on the water and get to see 100's of dolphins zipping and feeding on smaller fish all around the boat. A few seals were also seen. The big draw of the day was the reason most go on these tours. Catching a glimpse of a whale seemed to energize the entire boat and got people moving toward the front which offers the best vantage point. Crew efficient and Capt keep things from getting stale with his ongoing info tidbits. Been going to Dana Point for 40 years and this is the first time going on this whale watch tour. Would I do it again? Yes! Would I recommend to others? Yes! Leave the cellphones and computer games ashore and enjoy the Pacific Ocean and it's playful inhabitants.
Rating: 5
Excellent Adventure
Sun, Jun 28  10:00 AM JMCline62 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The staff at Dana Point Whale Watching were on schedule, knowledgable, and always eager to answer questions and assist their passengers. Did not see the sea life we wanted, but that is just a chance you take on these type of adventures. Dana Point Whale Watching staff are mindful of their guests desire to experience the sea life and offer return excursion tickets absolutely free with no expiration. KUDOS!
Rating: 5
Great experience on the water.
Fri, Jun 26  8:00 AM orcageary Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Really made an effort to view all different cetaceans. We saw blue whales, Risso's dolphin and common dolphin. We stayed with each for an extended period of time so we could really watch and photography their behaviors. It was very enjoyable.
Rating: 5
Enjoyed the trip
Thu, Jun 25  2:00 PM MaryHedstrom Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
It was very enjoyable. The only thing that would have made it more so would have been if we saw more whales. We were able to see the humpback whale. It surfaced many times. It was majestic. The sheer number of dolphins was mind boggling.
Rating: 5
Highly recommend!!!!
Wed, Jun 24  2:00 PM Missvp Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
This is such a great activity for all ages!! We went with our 11 year old son and had a blast!! There were all ages on the boat, from children to grandparents, all laughing and acting like children every time we saw Dolphins and Whales.

The staff at Dana Wharf were very professional and fun and we had an AMAZING TIME!!!!
Rating: 5
AMAZING! Best Day for Dolphin Watching Adventure
Sat, Jun 6  2:00 PM mrb4543 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I've taken this trip many times, however this was the first time I saw this many Dolphins! We saw a stampeded of dolphins hundreds AMAZING! My nieces was TOO EXCITED ! My sister, mom and the girl was visiting from TX, first time they loved it!


Los Angeles, CA
Rating: 4
If you don't mind throwing them all back.
Sat, Jun 6  12:00 PM Gcram3991 Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Caught a lot of fish but none long enough to keep.
Rating: 4
Too early for whales
Thu, Jun 4  12:00 PM marthajohn Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Lots of dolphin seen but we were too early in the year to see any whales. Wish we knew this first but still enjoyed the trip. Very informative.
Rating: 5
Best thing we did on vacation
Tue, Jun 2  12:00 PM Jeanmerkel Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was the second time we took the tour and it was fabulous. Saw a blue whale ,2 humpback whales and a megapod of Dolphins . Lots of good info from the captain too.
Rating: 5
Very satisfying and well worth it.
Tue, Jun 2  12:00 PM Payne9595 Female 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
We had an especially great day -- it was half-price Tuesday, plus a beautiful day and the fortune of seeing humpback and blue whales and a large pod of dolphins.