Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,325 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 156 348 4 = 344 99% 4.6
Last 6 months 361 804 17 = 787 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 592 1,356 31 = 1,325 97% 4.6
All 4,515 9,377 330 = 9,047 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 524 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 225 100% 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 Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
We had a great time
Thu, Mar 31, 11   12:00 PM phigbee1 Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
We had a great time and would recommend this activity to everyone. We saw hundreds of dolphins and three whales.
Rating: 4
Great Dolphin Watching
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Mar 30, 11   2:00 PM aprilpoggi Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
It was a very lovely day. I can't wait to go back again but this time I am hoping to see whales. Yeah, I know It's a shot in the dark but it would have been nice. My only real complaint would be is that I would liked the crew to have a bit more control of the passengers. There was a group of families with about 5 kids that just ran around the whole boat the whole time. Annoying! They knocked my 3 year down and just kept running. Apparent the adults in the group also had no control or just did not care. This group really has an effect on on my families experience. I just wish the crew would have stepped up.
Rating: 5
Great experience
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Mar 30, 11   2:00 PM Cobrax27 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Even though we did not see any whales, we enjoyed very much the two hour tour. Perfect activity for older people as well as young. We got to see a bunch of dolphins and sea lions, and that help to make the day much more beautiful. The personel on board very nice and helpful. Thank you very much, we will come back for a second tour on another season hoping to catch a whale or two.
Rating: 4
enjoyed our day, can't wait to do it again
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Mar 30, 11   12:00 PM slgslg Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
It was quite foggy but we still saw lots of dolphins and really enjoyed our day. We can not wait to do it again and hopefully see a whale but we are really looking forward to just having a better view. On a clear day this would have been a perfect day.
Rating: 5
Had a great time.
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 29, 11   2:00 PM Greenhurst Female 60-69 Combination Other
Would recommend this to anyone looking for a nice boat ride on the ocean. You never know what you'll see. The crew is excellent teaching & keeping you informed.
Rating: 5
Relaxing
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 29, 11   2:00 PM barnyards5 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Even though we did not see any whales, we still saw a few dolphins... They gave us a complimentary retrun visit since they felt that we didn't get our monies worth... Wow... How often do you get chance to go out on to the Ocean and spend 2 hours in the sunshine see a small amount of wildlife and not have to pay for the most part. It was well worth what I spent just to be on the boat and relax.. The crew aboard were freindly, and pleasant... I would go back again and again... It was a nice trip for my granddaughters first boat trip.. Thanks.
Rating: 4
Wonderful Crew, made lemonade out of lemons.
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 29, 11   12:00 PM gapelton Male 60-69 Local Individual
Great day on the seas and lots of dolphins but no Gray Whales. Not the crews fault. They were great and made the day very enjoyable. I will definitely repeat until I see my Gray Whale!
Rating: 5
Minnosota relatives enjoyed trip.
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 29, 11   12:00 PM HeacPJ Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Minnosota relatives enjoyed trip. Trip was great but didn't see any whales and only a few dolpins. Captain gave us Whale check return tickets for another trip. No expiration date for the trip. We still enjoyed the coast line and just being out on the water.
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.