Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,302 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
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= Overall
Rating
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Last 3 months 149 323 14 = 309 94% 4.5
Last 6 months 302 656 21 = 635 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 601 1,336 34 = 1,302 96% 4.5
All 4,646 9,655 344 = 9,311 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
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Rating
% Positive Average
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 679 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 312 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 200 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 97 100% 4.8
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 14 100% 4.7
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 4
Tues' trip
Tue, Jun 4, 13   12:00 PM TRISHMO Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Glad we got to see a whale and some common dolphins. Would have been nice to stay longer as it seemed we traveled quite a while and saw nothing and when we did, we had to return to dock.
Rating: 5
Great Bonding with my son
Sat, May 25, 13   5:30 PM Dgover Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
My 12 year old and I have talked about going for months but I was always a little nervous because I am not a fisherman and know nothing about it. We ended up catching a fish and had a blast. The crew were great and very helpful.
Rating: 5
Outstanding!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, May 25, 13   2:00 PM beyre14 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We did not see any whale sightings that day so they returned our ticket to us so that we could ride for free on another day. Fantastic!
Rating: 5
Great value, great time, want to go again!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, May 25, 13   12:00 PM Man_Of_Means Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My family and I are California natives, but we're not very much beach people nor had we ever been whale watching. Not only did we have an excellent time on board the boat (more to come on that) we actually spent the rest of the day at the Dana Point harbor beach area and very much enjoyed every minute of it. After working so hard for so many years in school, and in the work force, my wife and I were able to have a minute to reconnect and escape our stressful careers for a little while...and my son, who's 11, loved every minute. The website recommends you arrive for the trip a little early as the boat leaves promptly on time. This is very true! I appreciate the fact that the company actually runs by the clock and as a result respects the value of their patron's time. We were scheduled to leave at Noon. We left the dock at 12:01. The boat was very clean and well-kept. There was plenty of room to move around deck and the 3 crew members made themselves available at every turn. Very attentive! The captain's narration and informative dialogue about sea life and the habits of its living creatures was very intriguing. Not a dull moment. We saw many bottlenose dolphins and common dolphins during our trip. We also saw 2 Fin whales, and actually spent a good amount of time following one of these magnificent creatures as it went about its feeding habits. Most impressive. If you're anything like me you'll spend all of your time on deck so as not to miss anything. FYI, however, the bow of the ship is the best place on board and can get crowded quickly so you'll want to stake a spot out. The winds can make it pretty cold up there so be sure to bring a windbreaker or sweater. After an hour up there I sought something warm to drink for my family. I went below deck to see what I could find. I asked the fella behind the counter for some hot coffee, then changed my mind to hot tea, then decided on hot chocolate. Thinking they probably had only one of those selections I was thoroughly impressed when the fella asked "okay, which one? We've got all 3!" That was unexpected, but a pleasant surprise! (and it was delicious too - warmed us right up for the next hour) In a nutshell the trip is worth the cost. It's not the least expensive trip available, but I assure you that you won't be disappointed with your purchase. This splurge is worth it. Pacific Coast Highway runs right past Dana Point so it would be my suggestion to spend the rest of the day at the beach, or saunter along PCH and explore its many beautiful points or quaint shoppes. Have fun!
Rating: 5
crews are so nice and they helps kids a lot.
Sat, May 25, 13   10:00 AM hyunsunhwang Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
crews are so nice and they helps kids a lot.
Rating: 5
Great experience
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Sun, May 19, 13   12:00 PM LexiCf11 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The captain and his staff were so knowledgable and fun to listen to. The catamaran was clean and spacious. I had a really great experience.
Rating: 2
terrible fishing
Sun, Apr 28, 13   12:45 PM Slwalker25 Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
Not a fishing trip more like a boat ride.
Rating: 5
great day on the water
Sun, Apr 28, 13   12:45 PM toneydenny Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
The trip itself was great. The crue was fantastic. Could not ask for better. But... The girls at the check in store bad attitudes. Wanted to look at there phones instead of helping customers. It just seemed like we got in there way . One guy was in the store and he helped us out . Found out the hard way about needing a parking permit or you can get your car towed.
Rating: 4
Exciting
Sun, Apr 14, 13   10:00 AM gregmitchell Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I really enjoyed this trip. Even though we didn't see any whales, it was still fun. Since we didn't see any whales, they gave our ticket back to come another time. I would do it again in a heart beat. Very exciting
Rating: 5
The captain was very informative.
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Apr 9, 13   12:00 PM MzMary78 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The captain was well spoken and explained the life cycle of the Whales and Dolphins in a manner that the young children could understand and relate to.
Rating: 5
Spectacular!
Sat, Apr 6, 13   2:00 PM bbossenmeyer Female Unspecified Local Family With Children
I went with my two grown nieces and my two little nieces. The best part of the excursion for all us was when we came upon a megapod of dolphins. I love dolphins and to see them swimming on every side of the boat for as far as my eyes could see was spectacular.
Rating: 5
Terrific day with grandson. Never dull!
Thu, Apr 4, 13   10:00 AM MelissaBaker Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
The crew was lot of fun and always available to help untangle lines, remove fish from hooks, and share tips. Dolphins followed the wake, gulls and pelicans were never far, sailboats were whipping nearby, a tall ship was seen at a distance and paddle boarders and surfers were closer to shore. Hayden, our 8 year old grandson caught a rockfish and we all agreed to return when the water was warmer.
Rating: 5
Whale Watching Always a Wow!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Apr 3, 13   2:00 PM CarolKSoCal Female 70+ Local Family With Children
My two granddaughters, ages 10 and 12, went whale watching with me for the first time. What a thrill to watch them in their excitement and awe as we watched 3 grey whales and common dolphins galore as well as something we'd never seen before, sea lions behaving like dolphins! The girls loved their boat trip and will come back again many times, I'm sure...
Rating: 4
Well Done
Fri, Mar 29, 13   2:00 PM johnseed Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
The crew of the Dana Pride do a great job, and the boat is very pleasant. We did see some whales, but nothing spectacular as they were busy migrating, so just a few fins and no breaches. We also saw dolphins and thought the skipper did a fine job educating the passengers with his comments. Good solid family fun.
Rating: 5
Fantastic
Fri, Mar 29, 13   2:00 PM Richter09 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Captain was great. Extremely knowledgable and friendly - great trip and sensitive to the 3 whales we saw. 5 stars