Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,314 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 143 312 7 = 305 98% 4.5
Last 6 months 354 792 17 = 775 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 589 1,348 34 = 1,314 97% 4.6
All 4,492 9,323 330 = 8,993 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 499 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 344 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 240 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 200 88% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 31 100% 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 Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Very Fun!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 29, 11   12:00 PM chelseasee Female Unspecified Local Unspecified
The crew for this trip was amazing. It was very fun and even though we didn't see a whale, we received tickets to try again sometime in the future, which I'll definitely be using.
Rating: 5
Great value!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 29, 11   10:00 AM fossek Female 30-39 Combination Family With Children
Crew friendly and knowledgable. Boat clean. No whales this time but dolphins and sea lions are cool too! Kids love it (5 year old boy, 3 year old boy). Newborn slept in sling whole trip, must have been the motion! Snackbar helpful for kids midmorning munchies. Prefer the Dana pride to other boat we were on (same company) during blue whale season. Dana Pride larger, cleaner, more seats better for kids. We'll be back to try and catch the blue whales.
Rating: 5
We loved the whale watching trip--great experience
Sun, Mar 27, 11   12:00 PM scottnellie Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
My husband and I and our son took our friend and her son out on the whale watching boat--and loved the experience. The boat was clean, the food was good, the extra $$ was worth it to have an uncrowded boat where we could really see the dolphins and whales "up close" without fighting for a space by the railings. The commentary was terrific--knowledgeable and filled with wonder and energy--as if he was seeing all of it for the first time with us. The whole tour was a great experience.
Rating: 5
Cool guides, & cool people
Sun, Mar 27, 11   10:00 AM emilysk8 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We went on a Sunday morning 10:00 whale watching gig. Since it was early, there were not many people. The guides were super friendly. We saw a few gray whales from a distance & 100s of dolphins. Fun experience, well worth the $30 each.
Rating: 3
was not as good as my previous trips
Sun, Mar 27, 11   10:00 AM achiguerrero Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
I did like the trip and saw 2 beautiful whales. The kids had a good time being on the boat and out in the ocean. The reason i gave only 3 stars is because i had a better experience out of Oxnard sportfishing. Dana point is definitely closer to us and more convenient location but oxnard had many other bounces to their-boat ride; its actually 3 hrs long and not 2hrs, a teacher is on the boat for kids to learn about whales, and a trip near Anacapa Island shore line as well. It was hard not to compare Dana Wharf to Oxnard, and for that reason i probably would not recommend it. Oxnard is far from los angeles but since it's a trip we only do once a year with the family we will make the extra effort next time.
Rating: 5
One of the Best!
Sat, Mar 26, 11   2:00 PM patsyn Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The staff were amazing and made the trip a winner for everyone aboard. They were knowledgeable and entertaining. I highly recommend this trip - great value for the money!
Rating: 5
Great Experiance
Thu, Mar 24, 11   10:00 AM jonast Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
The catch has been rough the past few weeks and the crew knew that. We tried a lot of different spots, but the storm moved the fish. The crew was nice and helpful and although we did not catch many fish, it was a great trip.
Rating: 5
Wonderful, friendly crew. Thank you so much!!
Thu, Mar 24, 11   10:00 AM beverlyjepps Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Had an awesome time. Loved every minute.
Rating: 4
Everything they promised
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Mar 23, 11   2:00 PM heathervick Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a great time on the trip and saw more than a whale. The boat was big, beautiful and very comfortable. We highly recommend this trip. Dana Point is a lovely community.
Rating: 4
Good once out, bad service before
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Mar 23, 11   2:00 PM HannahGalli Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had three cars on our way, and one was 3 minutes out. We called and someone said they would hold the boat. They didn't mention it to the person that makes those decisions, and when we got there and they clearly realized their mistake, the man at the counter was extremely rude to us. He even said that our party told them to leave us which was absurd. He almost spoiled it for everyone. It was the first time I have ever said anything to anyone about their service. I am cool headed, and let things be, but lying so blatantly and rudely was absurd. They seriously should let him go. They should have simply taken responsibility. We were 3 minutes late, and would have understood if they left us, except that they said they would hold the boat. Everything else was wonderful. We were glad that we ended up going, and saw some wonderful things. The $15 price was awesome, too.
Rating: 3
Didn't get a good sight of whale - much on luck
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Mar 23, 11   2:00 PM phcarco Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Good smooth bay ride, else zip
Rating: 5
INCREDIBLE!!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 22, 11   2:00 PM njpatterson Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Incredible experience.........we did see a whale, and many many dolphins. The kids got a HUGE thrill from it. And no seasickness!! The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. The boat was clean, lots of seating on the upper area, and plenty of snacks available if needed. Great trip and would return there next time we visit!!! Thanks!!!!
Rating: 4
Ehhhh....
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 22, 11   2:00 PM lesleynuno Female 20-29 Combination Group of Friends
It was a nice tour, but my only complaint would be that the captain spent too much time waiting for one whale to surface...then rushed us back when the whale never emerged. The whales we flew by on the way back were not brought to our attention (having worked on a whale watching tour myself I doubt the crew didn't notice) and the boat would not slow down for us to view them because they had to be back in time for the next tour.
Rating: 5
Informative and Fun
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 22, 11   12:00 PM Tour1492 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My entire group enjoyed this trip. Everyone was glad they attended and want to go again sometime. Crew was very informative, knowledgeable, and made it an overall enjoyable time.
Rating: 4
Only 1 brielf whale sighting
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 22, 11   10:00 AM Janawagstaff Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our family really enjoyed the whale watching excursion. The boat was nice, the crew seemed very knowledgable and tried to give us a good experience. They did search for the gray whale, and even extended our trip by a few minutes as we finally spotted 1 at the end. The sighting was very brief and hard to get a anything other than a quick look at the back of one-maybe my expectations were too high. We did see many more dolphins which was very exciting. The only reason I did not give then 5 stars was the lack of a better view of a gray whale. I would go again with this company.