Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,175 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 201 456 10 = 446 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 293 665 13 = 652 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 523 1,207 32 = 1,175 96% 4.6
All 4,338 8,984 323 = 8,661 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season 357 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale Watch 328 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 157 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 Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Sat, Feb 20, 10   10:00 AM lauriputland Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
I loved the dolphins, stingrays, sea lions and 2 grey whales. The boat is beautiful and I totally recommend the entire experience. Did I mention that the price was so reasonable? Thanks for a great morning.
Rating: 5
3 kinds of dolphins and a fin whale!
Wed, Feb 17, 10   10:00 AM amyeholmes Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Highly recommended. I went with my kids (ages 7 and almost 5). Crew was knowledgeable and friendly. We learned a lot about the animals we saw (3 kinds of dolphin and some fin whales-- we got lucky!). We all enjoyed watching the dolphins play in the wake off the bow of the boat. Breakfast (scrambled eggs, bacon, and potatoes) was great. Overall, a lovely trip that we are still talking about.
Rating: 5
Tue, Feb 16, 10   12:00 PM janebeck Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We would highly recommend this trip. We saw 3 whales and the captain kept up with them so we could obtain lots of photographs and he provided a lot of factual information. We also saw lots of dolphins and sea lions. Very enjoyable trip and we would certainly go again.
Rating: 4
Beautiful Dana Harbor
Tue, Feb 16, 10   10:00 AM Nartatez Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The boat was maxed out but everone was able to slide to one side of the boat when we came along side the whales. Captain seemed knowledgable. We went on a 2 for 1 Tuesday and you can't beat the deal! I would recommend.
Rating: 5
Tue, Feb 16, 10   10:00 AM rlfisch Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
The half-price Tuesdays is an awesome marketing move! Great value!!! I would book a fishing trip on a Tuesday as well. Great trip and great price!
Rating: 4
whale watching in dana point
Mon, Feb 15, 10   2:00 PM sukchoi Female 50-59 Local Individual
when i went whale watching, i saw some sea lions hanging out and basking in the sun. i took some pictures and we went deeper into the water. Later, we saw some common dolphins playing in the water. i tried to take some pictures, but they were too fast. i managed to take some pictures of them jumping. we didnt see a whale though, so we headed back to the docks. on our way back, we saw more dolphins. we got to the docks.
Rating: 5
Fun without the Whales!
Mon, Feb 15, 10   12:00 PM Dmars4u Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We never saw a whale, but the dolphins were a gas!
Rating: 5
Mon, Feb 15, 10   10:00 AM kcornish Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
We took two tours and in the first one we seen a mega pod of dolphins, thousand of them all around the boat. On the second tour we had whales on the left and dolphins on the right. It was a very enjoyable time at sea and we are looking forward to more of these trips.
Rating: 5
Great trip
Sun, Feb 14, 10   4:00 PM marina1009 Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
We went on a Valentine's sunset trip whale watching (departed at 4pm). We were served free champagne and cookies while enjoying the sights. We saw 3 fin whales and the captain was very skillful in getting us close to the whales every time they resurfaced. Make sure to bring warm clothes though because once the boat gets going, it gets very windy and cold.
Rating: 5
Three Fin Whales
Sun, Feb 14, 10   4:00 PM LHelfer Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We saw three Fin Whales on our trip! They are about 70-80 feet long each. At one point all three were swimming together and poked their heads above the water all at the same time. It was absolutely an amazing thing to see! I really recommend the Catamaran tour.
Rating: 4
Great Experience!
Sun, Feb 14, 10   4:00 PM saradippidy Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
We had a lot of whale sightings and I had never seen whales that close before. It was really nice that the boat offered snacks and champagne in recognition of Valentine's Day.
Rating: 5
Valentines Day Cruise
Sun, Feb 14, 10   4:00 PM Asteinhilper Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Valentine's Day sunset cruise out of Dana Point Harbor - beautiful weather, and we were able to stay with three whales most of the time on the water. The crew was informative and helpful.
Rating: 5
Awesome Date!
Sun, Feb 14, 10   4:00 PM Jrine2 Female 20-29 Unspecified Couple on a Date
I booked a whale watching trip for our valentines day date. We went on the sunset cruise and it was wonderful. We got to see some fin whales and followed them for most of the trip. The sunset was beautiful, the crew was amazing! I would go back and do this trip again and again! Amazing experience!
Rating: 5
always a fun afternoon
Sun, Feb 14, 10   4:00 PM ralphkochjr Male 70+ Local Couple on a Date
Have taken this excursion several times and is always very enjoyable. We even saw some rare whales, but whales or not its a great cruise
Rating: 5
Sun, Feb 14, 10   4:00 PM mcquilter Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Three fin whales lunge feeding with a golden sunset in the background. It doesn't get any better than that!