Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,433 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 213 479 19 = 460 94% 4.5
Last 6 months 397 909 25 = 884 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 641 1,472 39 = 1,433 97% 4.6
All 5,231 11,008 377 = 10,631 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 838 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 366 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 182 85% 4.0 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 47 100% 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 Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 4
Timely and Enjoyable tour
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Thu, Jul 5, 12   5:00 PM katrinahood Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My daughters and I had only a short visit to the area. We found this trip on line and knew the cruise time fit our schedule. The tour departed on time. We enjoyed the crews discussion of the wild life. We saw no whales but many dolphins.
Rating: 5
Great boat ride, nice crew but no whales!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Thu, Jul 5, 12   5:00 PM George44 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The crew was nice and knowledgable. They tried really hard to find whales but no luck. We did get to see several dolphins, some sea lions and a giant sun fish so the trip wasn't a total bust. The boat was clean and it was great to get out on the Pacific. Our tour was on July 5th at 5:00...we froze our butts off. I would recommend wearing a heavy jacket and long pants.
Rating: 5
Great little trip.
Thu, Jul 5, 12   2:00 PM Mikepag Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
No whales but plenty of other mammals.
Rating: 3
Something nice to do!
Thu, Jul 5, 12   12:00 PM Kelamatron Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We enjoyed the activity, but felt it was overpriced.
Rating: 5
Great Fun!
Tue, Jul 3, 12   12:00 PM rcrissman27 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
No Whales that day but the Dolphins were amazing!!!
Rating: 4
Worthwhile trip!
Tue, Jul 3, 12   12:00 PM paulaisrael Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a terrific time. Loved the dolphins and informative guide. Wish the whales would've shown up but they were "shy" the day wee went.
Rating: 4
Good trip for a family
Sun, Jul 1, 12   12:00 PM bash33 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Good discount on the website. Parking is tight - give yourself time to find a parking spot. We saw lots of dolphins, sea lions, a big fish but no whales - no one can promise whales. The captain was very knowledgeable but sometimes talked too much.
Rating: 5
Very enjoyable
Sat, Jun 30, 12   12:00 PM jaime909 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The trip was excellent and was also interesting to learn some new facts about the animals that were seen. I also liked the fact that you were able to buy drinks and food aboard as well. Very enjoyable for me and my husband. A definite must if visiting Dana Point
Rating: 4
Great Trip
Tue, Jun 26, 12   10:00 AM JosephCyr Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
It was a quiet day but still saw a Blue Whale. What a fantastic site. The captain did his best for us to have a chance to see some sea life.
Rating: 5
Captain was great
Thu, Jun 21, 12   12:00 PM limpmesquito Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Captain went out of his way to ensure the boat occupants were able to view whales. Spent additional time out to sea to explain type of whales as well as type of dolphins we saw
Rating: 5
VERY INFORMATIVE LEADER MADE TRIP SUPER REWARDING!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Jun 20, 12   5:00 PM JRGJRG Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
OUR DANA WHARF CAPTAIN'S EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCE MADE OUR TRIP INCREDIBLE! I DEFINITELY WILL RECOMMEND YOUR COMPANY TO FRIENDS. I REALLY APPRECIATED ALL THE INFORMATION SHARED WITH US ABOUT BLUE WHALES, THEIR BEHAVIOR AND THEIR RECENT FOOD SEARCH PATTERNS. (AND, OUR TEENAGERS WERE DELIGHTED TO LEARN THAT THEY ARE AMONG THE 1% OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION TO VIEW A BLUE WHALE.)

THANKS FOR THE GREAT TRIP! JACKIE GEITH
Rating: 5
Amazing!
Tue, Jun 19, 12   5:00 PM Jpignati Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The up close experience with the whales and dolphins was amazing! My kids can't stop talking about it.
Rating: 5
Excellent Experience
Sun, Jun 17, 12   2:00 PM Kocarek Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a great time and while we didn't see any whales, we did see dolphins and enjoyed the time on the boat. Because we didn't see whales the crew gave us a return ticket to come back anytime at no cost. This was above and beyond service. Normally "money back guarantees" require a hassle and extra-effort. We will come back next year and have no problem paying for the cruise again.
Rating: 4
Dont be turned off by the rude girl in the office
Sun, Jun 17, 12   2:00 PM TRadek Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We almost didnt book the tour because of the rude woman in the office that we talked to in person when we stopped by to find out about the tour. But instead, did not book tour then, cause she was so short with us and made us feel like "who cares if you book with us or not, but make a decision, cause I have better things to do than talk to you tourists", We live in a VERY touristy area in the rocky mountains, so I know how employees and "owners" can be, and how it doesnt always mean you will be treated badly on your tour just because the person you book it through is rude..so instead, I went back to our condo, looked on line and booked it, being optimistic, and we were SO glad! We went for the tour, and the crew was great, we had a great time, and even though we did not spot whales, it was still a blast, we saw LOTS of dolphins, the crew had lots of great knowledge, we got out on the ocean, and when we got off the boat they gave us a coupon to come free another time, being true to their word that if you dont spot whales you can go free again! Impressed They stood behind their guarantee to see whales! We went the next day, had JUST as great a time, and got to see some whales! we enjoyed the cataraman boat more than the other boat (we did one one day, and the other the next), it just seemed smoother. But either was great and I would do it again. My only suggestion, book online, avoid the office lady so you wont be turned off by the office lady experience, and have a great time! Also, dont book at the end of your trip in case you get to go out again for free!! Cudos to the crew for a job well done, and prayers for the others who have to work in the office with her, i hope you are paid well!!
Rating: 4
happy
Sun, Jun 17, 12   12:45 PM vfrpapa Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
satisfied