Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,375 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 84 195 3 = 192 99% 4.6
Last 6 months 239 501 20 = 481 95% 4.4
Last 12 months 627 1,416 41 = 1,375 96% 4.5
All 5,414 11,404 388 = 11,016 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 757 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 309 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 225 86% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 84 100% 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
good time
Wed, Jan 30, 13   2:00 PM johnvivoli Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
we had a good time and the captain extended the trip to get us more time with a whale. dramamine recommended
Rating: 5
First Humpback whale sighting!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 29, 13   10:00 AM cdpackard Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great time and did not see much for over one hour, then captain announced he spotted two humpback whales and we sped to the area, Oblerves two humpbacks traveling together..

Later observed minke whale and some sea lions, Also captain oblerved grey whale, but it was near the end of our time and had to return.

Great time, and would redcommend to anyone, If you do not see something, you can return for free!!
Rating: 5
Excellent!
Sat, Jan 26, 13   12:00 PM Dobies Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The weather was cold and foggy but the trip was so much fun! We saw two gray whales. We watched the whales for about an hour. There was great narration and the facts were so fun to hear. We saw some "local" dolphins and some seals. It was a very great experience and we plan to do it again very soon.
Rating: 3
Good tour, missing a close encounter with whales.
Wed, Jan 23, 13   2:00 PM Anubhavsony Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The tour did took us in open sea's where whales were, but the whales were not co-operating and just saw tail 2-3 times. Saw Dolphins and sea lions very closely, but would have loved to see the whales in 40-50 yard distance. The tour manager tried to get us close but we were always 200-300 yards away.. so what we saw was a little part of the whales. He could have tried to take us little far from the harbor where we may have found some whales interested in playing and showing. It is a good season for whales and their are a lot in that area. Would have certainly liked going farther to see the whales. He could have taken us farther in with larger concentration of whales, rather than chasing a whale and a baby whale close to harbor.
Rating: 5
Great day for wildlife!
Mon, Jan 21, 13   2:00 PM leocario Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Picked an awesome day, weather was amazing, saw 3 whales (although lots of people were out in boats due to the awesome weather, so the whales were not so social, and we also ran into a huge (1,200) pack of dolphins that were very social, playing in the boat's wake made for great photos! would definitely do it again
Rating: 4
Fun and exciting!
Sun, Jan 20, 13   12:00 PM TraceyKane Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
The cost for the trip is in line with other whale watching trips I've experienced. We saw two gray whales and were able to follow them for about 30 minutes. We also saw a group of sea lions on one of the buoys a short distance from the harbor. We did not see any dolphins on this trip. The narrator was very informative not only about the gray whales we saw, but also about Dana Point in general. Overall, the ride, by itself, was amazing! I highly recommend the Dana Warf Whale Watching trip.
Rating: 3
Disappointing.
Sat, Jan 19, 13   2:00 PM edrisley Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was 2nd time we went. This boat had less outside seating and less interior space as well. We saw 1 whale, at a distance - disappointing.
Rating: 4
Awesome crew, bad time to fish
Sat, Jan 19, 13   12:00 PM ifoundnemo Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
girlfriend caught a red snapper, i didn't catch anything. Got over 3 hours of fishing time in.

Rest of the boat there were 2 keeper fish, one guy caught the same exact fish 3 times. Other than that, maybe 5-6 poisonous fish were caught?

I'd wait until it gets a little warmer out and the fish start biting.
Rating: 5
the captain running the boat was great
Wed, Jan 9, 13   12:00 PM Zevalongley Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Evenn though I have led many children on nature trips as a teacher inthe last 30 years, I learned a lot about the animals we saw and about how to communicate knowledge. The captain expressed his knowledge in a fun way. wanoderful.
Rating: 4
Whale watching
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 8, 13   2:00 PM Hdeleeuw Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We were lucky enough to observe a mother and her newborn baby on this whale watching trip. The captain's explanation of the whales we were observing and their migration habits was very helpful. Overall a very enjoyable cruise.
Rating: 5
knowledgeable friendly staff
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 8, 13   12:00 PM dgoldberg624 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
the captain kept up a commentary and seemed to be very knowledgeable about marine life, in particular whales. They have high success rate of finding whales because they track them as they travel down the coast. He found a whale from another boats spotting by going down the coast about thirty miles. H ethen spotted on his own an unreported mother and baby whale on the trip back. Because we were heading back he extended trip about 15 minutes for us to view the mother and baby.

Check for internet coupons. Tuesday is usually half price. Buy tickets at least a few hours in advance on weekends and holidays as they do sometimes sell out. They have food, drinks and bathroom on board. Ship is clean.

It is small ship so avoid this (and all whale tours) if you get seasick.
Rating: 5
Incredible Experience
Sat, Jan 5, 13   10:00 AM mhureau Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The crew was so knowledgable and fun. The was beautiful - couldn't have asked for a better experience. Saw some gray whales, the crew explained so much - not too crowded - absolutely I would recommend to family and friends.
Rating: 4
Worth it!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 1, 13   12:00 PM atoves33 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Excellent tour, saw whales and dolphins, friendly and knowledgeable staff along with extra guides on board that walk around answering questions, engaging children and sharing knowledge and laughs. It is COLD outside of the harbor, even in good weather, and the potential to get wet can come if the water is choppy, reccommend water proof jackets and hats, especially for kids!! Not a lot of places to sit unless you go downstairs, so be prepared to stand for the entire 2 hours or snag someone elses spot when they go to the bathroom ;0
Rating: 4
Fin-again, and again
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 1, 13   12:00 PM Davanna Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Whale watching is unpredictable, so don't expect to see the same show as the previous tour group - these whales are on the move - and fast! I was disappointed to only see 1 fin whale, but that's nature! There is great information about whales from the tour guide while waiting for "fin-again" (fin whale) to surface. I learned quite a bit, eventhough there wasn't much to see. We were lucky, however, to ride up on a huge pod of dolphins. It was just like DiCaprio in"Titanic", but much better!
Rating: 5
Fantastic Trip!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 1, 13   10:00 AM hfatzer Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We were able to follow a female Gray Whale for quite some time, and she kept fluking every few minutes. We also saw a pod of several hundred common dolphins with babies. This was our first time ever seeing whales and dolphins in the wild, and we were very pleased with the trip and the crew. Thank you!