Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,314 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 183 400 15 = 385 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 331 724 19 = 705 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 600 1,345 31 = 1,314 97% 4.5
All 4,619 9,602 341 = 9,261 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 648 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 325 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 206 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 119 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 16 100% 4.5
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
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
Best Fun Ever and We Saw Some Whales
Tue, Aug 17, 10   5:00 PM samanthafitt Female 30-39 Combination Group of Friends
We booked very last minute after seeing four dolphins at the beach on the Monday. I googled Dana Wharf whilst at the beach and found this website. Found the price absolutely fantastic and worth the risk of not seeing any whales. The group consisted of two families with children, one local, the other family from England. We found a pod of 50-60 common dolphins which were absolutely out of this world, the boat followed the pod for about 20 mins so lots of photo opportunities. We then sailed on and found approx 4-5 whales, one really up close and the others good photo opportunities. We had a great time and made memories that will last forever. Highly recommended
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
Very pleasantly surprised!
Tue, Aug 17, 10   5:00 PM scoy1977 Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
I took my 18-yr old sister who was visiting from Michigan on the Blue Whale Watching Cruise. I have never been on one of these before so I really didn't know what to expect, but I must admit that I wasn't expecting much. I was extremely pleased though at the wildlife we were able to see on our 2-hour cruise. We saw seals in harbor and a school of about 50+ dolphins swam around the boat for 15-20 minutes! It was an amazing sight. There were also 4-5 blue whales in the area and the boat captain made the effort to make sure we had an opportunity to see all of them. He even stayed out in the water longer than scheduled to make sure we could see the whale "fluke". In addition, the captain was very informative and engaging and made for a great trip. I highly recommend this to everyone...I will be going again! On a side note, we went on Tuesday which is half-price day. It was an excellent value, but everyone seems to wait until Tuesday to go, so the boat was pretty full. If you can afford to go on another day of the week, I would do so.
Rating: 5
What a fantastic outing for a family with kids!!!!
Tue, Aug 17, 10   5:00 PM carmelas Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
My husband and I have been on other whale watching trips , but this one was by far the best. We invited our daughter and her 5 year old daughter and 7 year old son. The weather, the ocean and the atmoshere on the boat were exceptional. .About 30 or more dolphins entertained us very close to the boat. We saw several whales also. It was the best trip!! Thank you for such a memorable experience. My 2 grand-kids were in awe at all they experienced. We would suggest this trip to everyone. Mr. and Mrs. Sellers
Rating: 4
very lucky
Tue, Aug 17, 10   5:00 PM Fantuzzi Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
We very very lucky, we met plenty of dolphins, and whales. The boat driver was great and brought us to the right places !
Rating: 5
Absolutely amazing!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 17, 10   4:00 PM Pchristensen Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
We are from Laguna Hills and booked this trip with our family visiting from out of town. We had an incredible time. The catamaran was beautiful, clean and spacious. Everyone, including my children, had a great view of the water. We saw sea lions, blue whales, fin whales and a large pod of dolphin. It was so incredible to see the blue whales fluke! We are already planning a return trip.
Rating: 5
Great trip
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 17, 10   12:00 PM JeanUpde Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
I really thought that whale watching was only in the winter. I figured in August we could see some dolphins maybe, some seals but have a nice cruise. We saw several blue whales -- and far closer than I would have thought. Great day, one of the best of the summer (mid August). It was a great experience. Of course, we hit a great day, but still. Price on Tuesday was quite affordable as well. .
Rating: 5
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 17, 10   12:00 PM VCegles Female 30-39 Local Other
Administrative managers went on this excursion as a management retreat, and all 11 had such a great time! This is a fantastic group activity! Thank you for a wonderful time!
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: 5
A really fun time
Sun, Aug 15, 10   12:00 PM lynnewebb27 Female Unspecified Local Other
The boat is really great. Captain and crew very knowlegable and helpful. They went out of their way to make it an enjoyable experience. I will go again.
Rating: 4
Fine day
Sun, Aug 15, 10   12:00 PM PatriciaDey Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Nice clean boat and friendly staff. No whales but did see dolphins galore.
Rating: 2
Sat, Aug 14, 10   4:00 PM pennilavoot Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
We dIid not see any whales
Rating: 5
LOVED IT! We saw a Blue Whale!
Sat, Aug 14, 10   10:00 AM AgentWiley Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This trip is the best! In a 2 hour tour, we not only saw a superpod of dolphins with their babies, but we also saw a Blue Whale! The crew was eager to cover a lot of ground so the group could get the most out of the day. The catamaran is very comfortable, and allows for a smooth FAST cruise to all of our destinations. They were very lively and interactive. Great trip! We felt bad at the end of the trip though as they passed around a tip jar and we did not have any cash on us. The crew was worth it. Enjoy!