Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,175 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 209 473 11 = 462 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 293 665 13 = 652 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 524 1,207 32 = 1,175 96% 4.6
All 4,337 8,981 323 = 8,658 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season 360 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale Watch 325 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 Reviewer Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Delightful Experience
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 24, 10   10:00 AM marmont Female 50-59 Local Individual
We were up close and personal with several HUGE blue whales feeding. Such smooth waters and so much food at the surface, we enjoyed not only terrific blue whale encounters but close contact with several pods of dolphins and a few friendly sea lions. All that I had hoped for and much more.
Rating: 5
Fantastic tour!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 24, 10   10:00 AM vstarchik Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
We were extremely happy with this whale watching tour. The catamaran was clean & roomy. Not a bad seat on the boat! The staff was helpful, courteous, and educational. We were fortunate to view lots of whales, dolphins, and sea lions. Would highly recommend this to everyone. We will definitely go again!
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience!
Mon, Aug 23, 10   12:00 PM jimteeling Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
About five minutes into our adventure, we were entertained by a group of California sea lions relaxing on a buoy. Shortly thereafter, we saw dolphins diving and swimming. There must have been one hundred of these loveable, beautiful, graceful creatures. And, to top off our trip, we saw four magnificient blue whales. Words can not describe the beauty we beheld. Our two crew members were very personable and professional. It was clear that they were as excited as all of us about seeing nature's incredible gifts. The catamaran was the perfect size and everyone on board was able to see everything. It's a great ride! We are planning another trip to California to see the grey whales, and will book with Catamaran Adventure Cruises.
Rating: 5
It was more than worth the trip!
Sun, Aug 22, 10   5:00 PM RCRich Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
The boat was clean and not crowded. The crew was very nice and knowledgeable about whales in the area. The weather was beautiful and we had a wonderful time. We have already recommended this trip to several friends. Thank you to the crew for such a great trip and we will be back.
Rating: 5
Fabulous experience
Sun, Aug 22, 10   5:00 PM conniemayf Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
The crew was fun and enthusiastic and provided a great deal of insight into marine mammals. We saw a dozen blue whales, so it was an extraordinary afternoon of whale watching. Great experience.
Rating: 5
Fun, informative 2 hour excursion
Sun, Aug 22, 10   2:00 PM jldurden Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
We had a grand time. The catamaran and crew were fabulous. We saw 4 blue whales and a sun fish. Crew answered all our questions and my granddaughter enjoyed a great P&J sandwich. You definitely cannot go wrong in booking this type of trip for your family.
Rating: 4
no fish
Sat, Aug 21, 10   6:30 AM connieyoung Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
there were not many fish caught base they said on weather what was caught was very small
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience
Thu, Aug 19, 10   12:00 PM dteal1 Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Friendly staff, Wonderful clean and comfortable catamaran. Very enjoyable day, will recommend this trip to others.
Rating: 5
Best 2 Hours on the water ever!
Tue, Aug 17, 10   5:00 PM theelledges Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Thank you Captain and crew of the Dana Pride. You were awesome! I have lived here for over 35 years and have never done a "Whale Watch". In part; I get sea sick and the other being skeptical of others having respect of sea life. My niece and her husband came from Philadelphia for vacation. I wanted to plan something so they could enjoy the Pacific Ocean. Booked 8 tickets--half price--what a deal! My family is still talking about it two weeks later. From the west coast to the east coast. Saw a school of dolphins with babies. They followed the boat as if they were playing for attention. Water was calm, sky blue, no wind. Like they came just to see us. The Captain's narration made us feel secure in that they were enjoying this as much as we were. Then on to the search for the Blue Whale. Not one Blue Whale--but 5. Yes I said 5. There were others on the boat that said they had been on other Whale watches and had never seen a whale. Not this time!. Not only was it exciting and enjoyable to see these massive creatures of the sea, I felt appreciative of the Captain and crew's respect for these creatures and our ocean. Best 2 hours on the ocean I have ever had. Too much fun to get sea sick.
Rating: 5
Great day!
Tue, Aug 17, 10   5:00 PM JulieZ2 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We were lucky that the weather was perfect, the sea calm as glass, dolphins by the dozens jumping alongside the boat, several whales of different types surfaced & a couple "fluked". The guides were great spotters.
Rating: 5
Couldn't ask for a better day
Tue, Aug 17, 10   5:00 PM MAMiller Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
The captain of our trip was so willing and ready to insure that everyone aboard the boat got to experience the sighting of the dolphins and the whales up close. He scanned the wharf/ bay area and found what he wanted us to see, and made the greatest effort to get us where the animals were. The weather was ideal, a perfect time of day to go out onto the water. WE have already told so many friends and family members about this trip. I'm certain we will return.
Rating: 5
Excellent Whale Watching
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 17, 10   4:00 PM 1temoore Male 50-59 Local Individual
Convienant, crew was engaged and informative. Economical. Comfortable boat. Great experience.
Rating: 5
Awesome Blue Whales
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 17, 10   10:00 AM MarinaTeal Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
I am a local, and I don't get out on the water often enough. Here I am, in Southern California, right on the ocean, and I don't take advantage of being here. Well, my whale watch trip was perfect. The weather was great, I didn't even need the jacket I had brought along. The blue whales came in pairs, and so did the fin whales! We were up close and could hear the spouting as well as see them. It was a very enjoyable two hours, the crew were informed and friendly, and the whales put on quite a show.
Rating: 4
Worth the trip
Sun, Aug 15, 10   5:30 PM jabshier Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
I and the grandkids had a good time despite no fish being caught. Water was unseasonably cold and they weren't biting. A little more attentiveness from the crew would have been nice. It's hard to rig and bait three kid's poles when you, yourself aren't quite sure how to rig one up.
Rating: 2
Sat, Aug 14, 10   4:00 PM pennilavoot Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
We dIid not see any whales