Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,368 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 178 411 7 = 404 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 323 756 14 = 742 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 617 1,400 32 = 1,368 97% 4.6
All 5,002 10,489 358 = 10,131 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 773 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 319 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 219 92% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 57 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 4
A very enjoyable adventure.
Sun, Mar 2, 08   3:00 PM wjmarsden Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Although we didn't see any whales, we saw an enormous pod of common dolphins. There were literally hundreds of dolphins around the boat for nealry an hour and they were very entertaining. The captain provided an adequate, but brief discussion of the common dolphins' range, etc. In light of the fact that we didn't see any whales, it would have been nice if the captain had filled in some of the dead time with more description of the dolphins, the whales that we came to see, and the history of Dana Point and Dana harbor.
Rating: 4
No Whale Sitings But Free Tickets to Go Again
Sat, Mar 1, 08   9:00 AM kenunger Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Unfortunately we did not see any whales on our chilly overcast morning but we were given our tickets back to use any other day we chose. Afterall you cannot control wildlife, it's like going for a hike and hoping to see a large mammal! As long as you look at the activity as a nice boat ride along the scenic coast you will not be disappointed. We will use our tickets and go back again.
Rating: 4
Experienced Crew Leads Succesful Watch
Fri, Feb 29, 08   10:00 AM summermaga Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
My mother, sister and I have been whale watching together before. Although I had seen whales on other trips, we had never seen them together. It was obvious to me that the crew knew what they were doing. They communicated with the passengers effectively and found a grey whale right away. We had a great time!
Rating: 5
Great Activity
Tue, Feb 26, 08   10:00 AM conder Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Highly reccommend the whale watching out of Dana Point. Crew are always professional and helpful, and trips have always found something... whales or dolphins.
Rating: 4
Enjoyable
Tue, Feb 26, 08   10:00 AM ptkr004 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
It was a perfect day weather wise and we took the first trip out in the morning so the sea was calm. Although we had been looking forward to seeing the whales and did not, we were fortunate to see a very large pod of Common Dolphin which made the trip worth while.

I would recommend the experience.
Rating: 3
Fun
Sun, Feb 17, 08   4:00 PM brithartman Male 20-29 Local Family Without Children
disappointed we didn't see whales- but not much you can do about that....
Rating: 5
Wonderful Experience
Tue, Feb 12, 08   10:00 AM JLMATHERLY Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
Three of us went, the sea was calm, the weather was warm & we had a fantastic time. We saw four whales and a multitude of dolphins.

Highly recommended for any age group!
Rating: 4
We saw whales and dolphins!
Tue, Feb 5, 08   2:00 PM Lyons13 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We were fortunate to see 2 gray whales and 2 dolphins actively playing, it is not often that this happens, it was fabulous! Smooth transaction of buying e-tickets online, submitted the confirmation and received the tickets.
Rating: 5
Dana Point Whale Watching
Sat, Feb 2, 08   2:00 PM CELINE423 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I went on this excursion with my parents that are seniors. We had a great time and it was everything we expected and more. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone. A great time was had by all.
Rating: 5
Great time with Dana Wharf team
Tue, Jan 29, 08   10:00 AM smarin Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
Even though the rain was threatening the day was beautiful! The Dana Wharf team was able to find a smooth location to fish and we hit a great spot. My group caught the majority of the fish landed on the trip which made for an even better trip.
Rating: 4
Great time
Wed, Jan 16, 08   10:00 AM tracer112569 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We all had a great time and found the guides very educated regarding the dolphins and sea lions we saw. We did not see a whale which was disappointing. Maybe the activity should be called "Ocean adventure" instead of a Whale Watch because there is no guarantee a whale will be seen, yet that's what you're selling.
Rating: 5
Excellent Time Spent
Tue, Jan 1, 08   12:00 PM jaydi6 Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Great way to spend a few hours with some family or friends. Knowledgeable crew made experience more enjoyable.
Rating: 5
Fun Fun Fun!
Tue, Jan 1, 08   12:00 PM cakegirly Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
It was so exciting! the crew were so helpful and nice.
Rating: 4
Fun
Wed, Dec 26, 07   2:00 PM myo177 Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
The whale watching experience was fun. The crew were very nice and made sure that everyone had a chance to see a whale or dolphin. They also point out things of interest.
Rating: 4
Fun even tho no whales
Sat, Dec 8, 07   2:00 PM ssassen Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
we went out on a cold and windy day. Unfortunately we didn't spot any whales. The trip was fun though - and we got a pass to come back again for free. The boat was nice and well-maintained - and the crew seemed very professional. Our only suggestion is that there could have been more commentary during the trip. No one said anything from when we left until we got back. I'm only assuming they would have said something if we had seen a whale.