Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,176 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 203 462 10 = 452 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 295 671 13 = 658 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 522 1,208 32 = 1,176 96% 4.6
All 4,341 8,993 323 = 8,670 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season 359 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale Watch 331 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 289 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 153 85% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 40 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 4 100% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
The most amazing day for our family...
Sun, Mar 13, 11   8:00 AM lesalynn25 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My family and I went to Dana Point just to take a day on the ocean. We had such a great time looking for dolphins and whales. The pods of dolphins were wonderful,jumping right next to the boat all around each side. There were babies to adult dolphins. The childrens smiles of delight were the best, enjoying every moment...It made the family trip priceless with many memories to share...We will return again,and tell all our friends...The Haggstrom Family.
Rating: 5
Great idea for a family vacation
Sun, Mar 13, 11   8:00 AM diazk302 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
My family was in from out of town, and wanted to go whale watching. I found this boating service and I must say it was great! The price was fantastic, and the crew was very friendly and actually stopped the boat when my mother saw a whale. We were able to see a gray whale, and dolphins. The dolphins were the highlight of the trip for the small kids we had with us, they loved that they were swimming right next to the boat.
Rating: 5
Great Family Activity
Sun, Mar 13, 11   8:00 AM chainley Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We took our 6 year old and 9 year old out on the 8:00 boat ride having just arrived from Texas the night before (experiencing a 2 hour time differential and the morning daylight savings took effect)... obviously we did not take that into account when booking! However, despite the very early rise, we loved every second of it. We live on the coast of Texas, but have never had the opportunity to see whales. It was fantastic! The kids loved it and so did we. The boat was spacious, and the staff was great. I would strongly recommend dressing in layers and taking a high speed camera.
Rating: 5
Our Trip
Sat, Mar 12, 11   2:00 PM Erikarl Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
My husband & I took our boys (ages 12 & 15). We all had a wonderful time. Saw lots of common dolphin & Seal Lions. Unfortunatley we didn't see any grey whales. We were a little sad but we still had a wonderful time & would recommend going.
Rating: 3
Not Very Impressed
Sat, Mar 12, 11   1:00 PM syryn7 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
Saw a few dolphin in the beginning of the tour, other than that we were just taken aimlessly for over an hour around in hopes of catching a whale sighting. Not offered the guarentee of getting a 2nd ride free if no whale sighting. Animals are unpredictable but it seems it would be a better idea for this company to be constantly monitoring so when a tour goes out they head to where "the action is" instead of randomly driving around. (The tour who was right before us had 3 sightings so it's a wonder why we didn't just go straight towards that area).
Rating: 5
Great way to start the day
Sat, Mar 12, 11   11:30 AM Lennig100 Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Although other providers are a little less dollars, yours is a better value when it includes a pre-lecture of the events and a continental breakfast for the morning trip. Great way to start the day.
Rating: 5
Had a blast!!!
Sat, Mar 12, 11   11:00 AM amyehrke Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My kids thought this was amazing!! The whale sighting was great!!
Rating: 5
A very fun trip
Sat, Mar 12, 11   10:00 AM dharangozo Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
We were able to see whales, sea lions and many dolphins. The crew was knowledgeable, so we learned quite a bit about all the animals. It was a fun, and educational experience for the whole family.
Rating: 5
Enjoyed every bit of it
Sat, Mar 12, 11   8:00 AM elidiam777 Female 20-29 Local Family With Children
I loved it. I would definitely do it again. My daughter and husband enjoyed it too and we are definitely going next year. We also invited all of our family members and thought it was a great thing for us to come together and enjoy.
Rating: 5
Tons of fun and so affordable!
Sat, Mar 12, 11   8:00 AM acastrillon Female 20-29 Local Family With Children
My son and I recently went whale watching. Although we are somewhat local to the area we have never been and we had a BLAST! We went at 8AM. It was a beautiful sunny morning. We saw whales. It was great. It was cold. So I reccommend that you bring good heavy jackets because it gets super chilly especially if you end up standing in shadows. All of the staff was really nice. They have a galley that serves a few breakfast items. My son is 8 and he had a really fun time. I wouldn't reccommend taking really small children because they might get bored. There were some smaller kids that I heard crying and complaining at one point. I am definitely going to do this again!
Rating: 4
Beautiful Views, Excellent Crew
Thu, Mar 10, 11   12:00 PM Alice_Martin Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
While we were disappointed that there had been no whale sightings that day, we were impressed with the effort the crew made to give us a delightful and entertaining ride. They scanned the waters and contacted other boats to locate a pod of dolphins. They were such fun to watch playing in the water. Our boat paused in the area to give us excellent photo-opts. The children loved seeing the baby dolphin. As a grandma, I loved the views of the coastline. It was a cool day but the sunshine made it perfect. Thank you for a wonderful time!
Rating: 2
Not reccomended should have gone to Long Beach
Wed, Mar 9, 11   12:00 PM JanCortez Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
After having time to think about the trip I feel we were deceived. The whole time we were in the boat we never really left the local port, in fact we could see Dana Harbor the whole time. Seeing the Dolphins was a nice sight to see, but if the captain had taken us further out the chances of seeing a whale would have been greater. Seeing as the next trip was in 2 hours, I feel what happened was a standard practice of the excursion. Looking at the paper the next morning Long Beach sighted a whole pod of whales. Now that's whale watching. I don't like to say negative comments, but it was a waste of our money as we can see Dolphins any day by mearly walking the beach.
Rating: 4
Great day trip for homeschoolers
Tue, Mar 8, 11   12:00 PM jciano Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
I recommend Dana Whatf Sportfishing/Whale Watching. Check in with e-tickets is easy. Boats are crew are great. We had perfect weather (Tue 3/8), saw 2 whales. No breach, only flukes, but a couple good pix, friendly folks on board mid-week and 1/2 price Tuesdays--would do it again.
Rating: 4
Something different to do
Tue, Mar 8, 11   12:00 PM AJOJO23 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
It was a fun experience, kids liked it
Rating: 5
had a great time.
Sun, Mar 6, 11   10:00 AM caraann13 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
even thought we didn't see any whales, we stopped in an enormous pod of dolphins and hung out with them for a while. it was very cool. the captain and crew were very friendly and helpful and the boat was clean. we had our 2 year old and infant and were able to sit when we wanted and roam also.