Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,325 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 155 345 4 = 341 99% 4.6
Last 6 months 360 801 17 = 784 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 592 1,356 31 = 1,325 97% 4.6
All 4,514 9,374 330 = 9,044 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 521 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 331 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 228 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 217 90% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 28 100% 4.7
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Fantastic trip!!!
Sun, Mar 11, 12   8:00 AM bluesun1984 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The morning was very cold, but fortunately we bundled up well. We got a great spot on the upper deck to sit and watch for whales. The boat was very clean and the captain friendly. It was an overcast and gray morning. We saw sea lions playing across from the boat while still at the dock. I was able to get pictures of them. The trip out was great. The sun was peeking through the clouds causing sun rays to shine down on the ocean - it was beautiful. We saw occasional dolphins, but no great group of them. It didn't matter. Where else can you take a boat ride out and see such spectacular scenery. Then, as we were heading back, it happened: two gray whales had been spotted. Our boat rushed to bring us a little closer to watch them. It was more than I could have imagined. This was something that was on my "bucket list." They were so big and majestic as they rose and moved through the water. The plume of their spray was very easy to see. Then it happened - one of the whales went into a deep dive and we saw the fluke - its tail up as if motionless in the water. It was so exciting. Even the crew were impressed. It was the Gray Whale Festival and it was the first fluke they had seen. We stayed out past our allotted time to watch these whales. For that, I am grateful. It was a wonderful trip that I would recommend to anyone visiting the area - you will not forget it!
Rating: 5
Highly Recommended
Sun, Mar 11, 12   8:00 AM candigir11 Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Such a great experience! The day started off slow with just a few dolphins but the trip ended with TWO Gray Whales! We got to hang around for about 20 min and got some good pictures! I whale watch through Dana Wharf often and will definitely be back!!
Rating: 5
Enjoyed very much!
Sun, Mar 11, 12   8:00 AM EmmieColvin Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
First ever whale watching tour and enjoyed it very much. Everything from checking in to disembarking went smoothly. Friendly, knowledgable staff. Recommend some kind of motion sickness aid as it gets choppy on the water. Saw many dolphins and towards the end of the 2 hours finally came up on 2 gray whales. Much appreciation to the boat operator for letting us stay well over our alotted time which enabled us to see the whale's tail! We came back to the dock 6 minutes after the next departure time. Thank you! Plan to do again next year!
Rating: 4
Fun family outing
Sun, Mar 11, 12   8:00 AM dawnscm Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Boat trip was relaxing. We only saw a few dolphins on the trip and we were on our way back to the dock when they saw a few whales in another direction and turned the boat around. We were a bit late getting back, but appreciated their effort to get us to see some whale activity. Kids ages 9 and 12 were thrilled to see the dolphins along side of the boat. The whales weren't as close as we would've liked, but could see the difficulty in getting closer.
Rating: 5
We saw a Whale Tale!
Sun, Mar 11, 12   8:00 AM eecwrite Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
My kids loved this trip, saw many dolphins close to the boat, two whales who gave us the shot we were looking for tale and all. They were friendly, informative and had snack bar with hot breakfast sandwhichs, bloody marys and baileys and coffee for mom and Dad!
Rating: 5
Whale Tail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sun, Mar 11, 12   8:00 AM TeriMax Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Amazing....our captain stayed out over our scheduled time when we came apon 2 whales and one of them actually showed his tail...........Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! Really made my weekend!!!!! Thank you sooooooooooo much!! :-)
Rating: 5
Very enjoyable.
Sun, Mar 11, 12   8:00 AM anicalle Female 50-59 Combination Other
Everything was nice!!!
Rating: 5
Fun full afternoon
Sat, Mar 10, 12   3:00 PM reneenuth Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The day was wonderful. Unfortunely, the whales were hiding on us, but the dolphins were out to play. The staff was wonderful and very friendly and courteous. Would go again...
Rating: 4
Exciting
Sat, Mar 10, 12   2:00 PM yuritzir Female 20-29 Local Family With Children
We saw plenty of dolphins but no whales so my kids and the other couples' kids that went with us were sort of disappointed. It was a good experience though.
Rating: 5
THE BETTER ONE
Sat, Mar 10, 12   1:30 PM gumball14 Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
I was torn between the $32 and $42 whale watch at first...turns out the extra $10 IS THE WAY TO GO, it gets you a much less crowded boat, room to roam, a great ride and the crew was fantastic...we didn't see but one minor whale, however they met their guarantee, and we all got free passes to come back again (no expire date)...real customer service!!
Rating: 5
Great value and they deliver what they promise!
Sat, Mar 10, 12   12:00 PM NeenaGriffin Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Clean boats-plenty of viewing room / knowledgeable staff- we had a great time!
Rating: 5
WHALE WATCHING WITH NIECES
Sat, Mar 10, 12   12:00 PM kauaiqueen1 Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
It was a picture perfect day on the Dana Pride 3/10/12. The sun was out the weather was cool but not too cool and the sea was on the calm side. We saw lots of Common Dolphins, a few Sea Lions and one Fin Whale that was around 75'. The whale popped up 4 times and each time the Captain aimed for it so that the passengers would have a better view. The Captain and mates were very informative and answered any questions asked. It was an aswesome day and we'll do it again real soon!
Rating: 5
great time with grandson
Sat, Mar 10, 12   11:00 AM LOZANO Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
Our Grandson loved it and so did we
Rating: 4
Relaxing
Sat, Mar 10, 12   10:00 AM lbaillon Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
This was a fun thing to do with my daughter. Although we did not see any whales the day we went out, we saw some dolphins and it was amazing to be so close. It was a gorgeous day to be out on the water and the scenery itself made it worthwhile. We received rainchecks to go back since we didn't see any whales. I'll definitely take my daughter out there again!
Rating: 5
Fresh air fun on the open seas!
Sat, Mar 10, 12   10:00 AM marysummer61 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We had beautiful weather and the boat ride was delightful. We saw dolphins and seals but no whales. They provide you with a "whale check" (when no whales are spotted) to be used again at no charge which is a nice courtesy. Would definitely do it again--lots of fun and so nice to be outside!