Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  639 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 90 211 4 = 207 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 164 379 5 = 374 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 282 647 8 = 639 98% 4.6
All 1,638 3,338 90 = 3,248 96% 4.4
Rating and reviews for:

Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour

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Majestic whales, playful dolphins, and other wildlife make this narrated cruise an exciting and awe-inspiring trip.

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Cool guides, & cool people
Sun, Mar 27, 11   10:00 AM emilysk8 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We went on a Sunday morning 10:00 whale watching gig. Since it was early, there were not many people. The guides were super friendly. We saw a few gray whales from a distance & 100s of dolphins. Fun experience, well worth the $30 each.
Rating: 3
was not as good as my previous trips
Sun, Mar 27, 11   10:00 AM achiguerrero Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
I did like the trip and saw 2 beautiful whales. The kids had a good time being on the boat and out in the ocean. The reason i gave only 3 stars is because i had a better experience out of Oxnard sportfishing. Dana point is definitely closer to us and more convenient location but oxnard had many other bounces to their-boat ride; its actually 3 hrs long and not 2hrs, a teacher is on the boat for kids to learn about whales, and a trip near Anacapa Island shore line as well. It was hard not to compare Dana Wharf to Oxnard, and for that reason i probably would not recommend it. Oxnard is far from los angeles but since it's a trip we only do once a year with the family we will make the extra effort next time.
Rating: 5
One of the Best!
Sat, Mar 26, 11   2:00 PM patsyn Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The staff were amazing and made the trip a winner for everyone aboard. They were knowledgeable and entertaining. I highly recommend this trip - great value for the money!
Rating: 5
Wonderful, friendly crew. Thank you so much!!
Thu, Mar 24, 11   10:00 AM beverlyjepps Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Had an awesome time. Loved every minute.
Rating: 4
Very knowledgeable
Mon, Mar 21, 11   12:00 PM Nareman Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The Captain and others that work aboard the Dana Pride were very knowledgeable about the marine life and were able to spot the marine life from afar and tell us what kind of mammal it was. It made the trip a lot better and the family I had from out of town loved it and were so glad we got to see a pod of dolphins, a sea lion and three gray whales. Thank you! :-)
Rating: 4
No Whales
Sat, Mar 19, 11   2:00 PM sparocai Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We did not see any whales which was disappointing but lots of dolphins and sea lions. It was rough waters but fun. Next time we will bring blankets - the four year old with us did enjoy it but said it was too long. I guess two hours can be long for a little guy. We all had fun and the crew was great. Departures and arrivals were timely.
Rating: 3
No whales...
Sat, Mar 19, 11   2:00 PM steph81881 Female 20-29 Local Family With Children
The ride was fine... we saw a few dolphins but it was a pretty boring trip. Two hours seemed like too long to be on such rough water and not see any whales... probably wouldn't go again :(
Rating: 5
Great crew and beautiful whales!
Sat, Mar 19, 11   10:00 AM jimteeling Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
George and the rest of the crew are fantastic! This was our second whale watching with your company, and both times were perfect. We saw grey whales this time, and last time we saw blue whales and hundreds of dolphins. I love the respect that your crew shows for nature. We also bought the video, and love it. Thanks! We will be back to take another trip.
Rating: 5
Whale following
Sat, Mar 19, 11   10:00 AM divyarshan Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Must say we were very lucky to spot a whale 10 - 15 minutes out in the ocean and kept following it for about half an hour. The crew was very helpful in providing information about the pattern of the whale being observed - when it goes for a big dive, when it will surface back, and the sort. It was a perfect day out - being the 10 am tour we did not have much people on the trip and could move around easily. I came with my 16 month old who had her jacket on. One of the crew members also offered their jacket to keep her warmer. That was a nice gesture, isn't it? Then we spotted a few sea lions which kept posing for the photos. It was good that the crew did their most to search and find as many life they could spot in the ocean. Overall I would highly recommended it though I do not know how my feedback would have been if we did not spot any !
Rating: 5
The trip was awesome
Fri, Mar 18, 11   2:00 PM tamide Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
We had a great experience. The crew was friendly and explained to everyone when they spotted something and interacted well with the passengers. Most important to me was their schedule. We left exactly at our departure time and returned on time. I hate when you have to wait around for people to show up. I would do again and again and again.