Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  606 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 81 187 4 = 183 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 180 408 6 = 402 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 268 614 8 = 606 98% 4.6
All 1,624 3,305 90 = 3,215 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Gray whales & a megapod of dolphins
Sat, Feb 1  2:30 PM judithLV Female 50-59 Combination Family Without Children
I have never seen so many dolphins together at one time; hundreds leaping and cavorting. The whales (3) showed their tails. Sun was shining, it was a great 2 hours.
Rating: 2
Too far to see whales
Sat, Apr 4, 09   2:00 PM juana_hwang Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The boat docked 10 minutes late and came back on time. We were a good 100 ft away from the whale, so it was very hard to see. I would not do it again.
Rating: 5
Whale Watching
Sat, Feb 15  10:00 AM Jturner949 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We had a great time on the Dana Pride with Captain Jack. We saw a giant pod of dolphin and 2 whales! Wonderful crew- professional and friendly
Rating: 3
Fri, Apr 25  12:00 PM jtoderan Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Had bad weather, choppy water and didn't see any whales or dolphins. But on the plus side, we can return free of charge if ever back in the area. I'd prefer a discount on tickets purchased as we may never be back, but at least it's something.
Rating: 5
Great time
Sun, Apr 27  12:00 PM Jtewanio Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Crew was great. Captain was knowledgeable and we found the whales we were looking for. Great time would do it again
Rating: 5
Sat, Feb 22  2:30 PM jswain2001 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great experience! Saw tons of dolphins! Tour went long so we could see a couple of blue whales!
Rating: 4
Good Cruise no whales
Tue, Mar 18, 08   2:00 PM JSROBERTTHIB Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We enjoyed the cruise as it was a beautiful day. We were disappointed that we did not see any whales but we did see seals and dolphins. We feel we might have been better to take a morning cruise rather than the 2 p.m. cruise. The company was very generous in allowing people to stay on board for a second cruise to see if that cruise would see any whales. Earlier cruises that day saw whales.
Rating: 5
Exciting Trip
Sat, Jan 14, 12   10:00 AM jsolson Female 60-69 Combination Family Without Children
We often take visitors to special things in the area, and whale watching is one of the true highlights. This trip we found and followed a grey whale for about 20 minutes, getting his rhythm, seeing the deep dive with tail flop a number of times. Really exciting. I love it because this is where the whales live; it's not SeaWorld. The boat trip up and down the coast is also very beautiful. I'll be back, alone or with visitors, many times again.
Rating: 5
Captain and crew on Dana Pride were great.
Fri, Mar 23, 12   10:00 AM Jsiques44 Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
For my wifes birthday, I surprised her (and my 6 year old son) with a trip to Dana Point to go whale watching and spend the weekend relaxing. Our whale whale watching trip began at 10am and lasted 2 hours. I tried reserving another more expensive whale watching service from the same harbor, but they were fully booked for the first departure. I lucked out finding Dana Warf, instead. The other service (which uses a smaller catamaran) left an hour earlier that morning, which would have been tougher to get to on a weekday with traffic, and the catamaran bobed around in the water more than the Dana Pride. In addition, it was our boat and crew on Dana Pride that spotted the whale that we followed for a good 30 minutes. The captains from the different services talk to eachother on the radio when whale watching, so if one finds a whale, they alert the others to the location. From that aspect, its great so you will see a whale with either of the companies (if there's one out there to be seen and found that day). The captain and crew explained the behavior of the whale and then we let it go on its merry way and we began to follow a group of dolphins and a sea lion. It was a great experience for the whole family. This boat was also nice, since they have a gally to get hot food and drinks on a cold morning.
Rating: 5
A great boat ride!
Mon, Jun 16  2:00 PM Jsicurn46 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Staff were very accommodating and friendly on the phone and in person. We were on the catamaran and it was awesome! We saw plenty on dolphins but no whales;( but understandable, there's no predicting Mother Nature. We will be returning to use them again soon!