Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,353 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 174 403 7 = 396 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 323 761 11 = 750 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 610 1,385 32 = 1,353 97% 4.6
All 5,005 10,498 358 = 10,140 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 761 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 216 92% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 57 100% 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 Age Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 4
Good time, no whales
Sat, Feb 4, 12   10:00 AM JCTucker Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We saw two types of dolphins, which would be especially cool for those who have never seen dolphins, but we were really hoping for whales. Since we didn't see any, we got a voucher for half off if we go again. Was there in mid-Feb, and it was a nice time out on the ocean. Boat was nice and clean, and the crew seemed to be searching pretty hard. We'll give it another shot.
Rating: 5
Very nice two hour trip. Loved the dolphin's
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 31, 12   12:00 PM marileekrehm Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I would recommend this two hour outing to anyone. It was very interesting and the tour guide was very knowlegable on the subject of dolphins and whales and the area in general. Thanks for a wonderful trip.
Rating: 5
No whale but wonderful trip!
Thu, Jan 26, 12   12:00 PM Debralocke Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We saw three species of dolphin and sea lion! It was great!
Rating: 5
Absolutely perfect!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 24, 12   12:00 PM dkmeuchel Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a spectacular show from the whales, dolphins and sea lions. The boat crew were all very professional and provided wonderful information that allowed us to understand the behaviors of the sea life we were viewing. Worth every cent!
Rating: 5
Fun whale watching time
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 17, 12   12:00 PM debra7446 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
the whale watching tour was fun and informative. we saw a whale and followed throughout the tour. Snacks, food and drinks are available for purchase at a reasonable price. the crew were all very knowledgeable and friendly
Rating: 5
Exciting, informative, & a whole lot of fun.
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 17, 12   12:00 PM PaulineYeage Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The captain and staff were excellent. They knew where the whales were and followed them with great precision.

It was unbelivealbe to my wife and myself how they could predict where and when they would surface. My wife got a great picture of the whales tail. A unusual and unique experience.
Rating: 5
Best chance to see whales
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 17, 12   12:00 PM coloradodavi Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our captain and his spotter took us to the path of 3 whales migrating to Baja within 20 minutes of the start of the trip. Great job!
Rating: 5
So glad we went with Dana Wharf!
Mon, Jan 16, 12   12:00 PM bbarmore Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My two sons and I live in in Carlsbad and were hosting relatives from Texas. We picked Dana Wharf for a whale watching trip even though we could have gone to Oceanside Harbor or San Diego. It was a great choice. The boat was clean, the crew friendly and knowledgable, and best of all we not only saw whales, but hundreds of dolphins swimming with the boat. I don't know how rare that is, but it was magical. Didn't know if we could match the experience my relatives had when they were in Hawaii, but they were all smiles. Great day and a great family memory.
Rating: 3
good time
Sun, Jan 15, 12   2:00 PM lexkears Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
we had a nice time but didn't see any whales... lots of dolphins though.
Rating: 4
Great trip, crew really knew what they were doing
Fri, Jan 13, 12   2:00 PM MRHoffman Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The crew tried very hard to find whales and did find one. However they found 50 dolphins that wanted to run with the boat. Very cool.
Rating: 4
Lovely afternoon off Dana Point, CA
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 10, 12   12:00 PM llp342003 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We took part in the Whale Watching expedition (Dana Wharf Sportfishing) last week. Though it was January, Southern California's weather was beautiful. Our boat was clean, tidy, and the crew was very helpful. My parents, in their 80's, were able to sit comfortably in the galley, and watch the cruise from inside.

Our captain was very informative, and we saw a "pod" of a type of whale I'd never heard of, a few schools of dolphins (they loved playing in the wake of the boat!), and two grey whales (a mother and her calf.) The trip was just the right length and was very pleasant.

Though we did not eat, the cooking coming from the galley smelled great!
Rating: 5
Enjoyable, Affordable Afternoon on the Water
Mon, Jan 9, 12   12:00 PM RobertZabel Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I are spending most of the winter in this area rather than in Kansas City. My cousin and his wife visited us and wanted to see the whales. We found the Dana Point site online and decided it sounded better than the site downtown. We had gone to Catalina before from Dana Point. We enjoyed the trip very much. Got to see Bottle-nosed Dolphins, at least one Gray Whale (on several occasions) and another species of dolphin (can't remember the name) that looked white. Everyone in our group thought the trip was well worth the fee, and we all would do it again.
Rating: 5
Enjoyable informative trip
Fri, Jan 6, 12   2:00 PM Lizzardhagen Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
We saw two gray whales and hung out with fun group of dolphins. The captain sped up the boat and the dophins were playing in the wake. It was great!
Rating: 4
great trail run for the kids
Thu, Jan 5, 12   10:00 AM rmclane Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
the crew was very helpful the fish just was not biting we tried sevral locations even stayed out a little longer than scheduled the food was very good and this was my sons first time out so it was good for them and they had a blast we will use them again for me i like to charter the boat and go for big game fish like marlin or sword fish ect so if this is wa=hat u want i suggest look into something else but if u have young kids and never been before then this is a good one to do cheap and fun for a family
Rating: 4
Whales ok, dolphins great
Wed, Jan 4, 12   2:00 PM gregduffner Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We went for the whales. We saw whales, but we weren't lucky enought to see a big breach or a tail. But the dolphins were fantastic. We saw hundreds of dolphins. They were swimming along with our boat, surfing in front of the bow. That and the many dolphin breaches was the best part of the trip.