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
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.
Rating: 5
Had a great time. We saw two whales and dolphins.
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 22, 11   10:00 AM Chadonna Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
I was very happy to have experienced this event with my family. We had three generations on board, everyone enjoyed the trip. I could have stayed on the ship a litte longer,but it was just enough time for the kids and the grandparents. Hope to go again! Fun and informative. We saw many dolphins and two whales.
Rating: 4
Overall very happy to have gone on this activity
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 22, 11   10:00 AM SharonKlap Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We have done this activity every time we make it out to California. Very nice and informative and lucky enough to see a whale this time! Speaker was great, give the guy a raise! Very informative and appreciated all his knowledge!
Rating: 4
Family day out
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 22, 11   10:00 AM frglmft Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Great trip with knowledgable captain. Kids got seasick, so length of trip wasn't too long, nor too short.
Rating: 4
No Whales
Mon, Mar 21, 11   2:00 PM gg3369 Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
We didn't see any whales. We did see about 10 dolphins and 1 harbor seal. However, the trip was gorgeous. The weather was awesome. And since we didn't see much, they gave us tickets that don't expire for another trip out. So I'll be going again soon.
Rating: 4
Very knowledgeable
Mon, Mar 21, 11   12:00 PM Nareman Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The Captain and others that work aboard the Dana Pride were very knowledgeable about the marine life and were able to spot the marine life from afar and tell us what kind of mammal it was. It made the trip a lot better and the family I had from out of town loved it and were so glad we got to see a pod of dolphins, a sea lion and three gray whales. Thank you! :-)
Rating: 5
Amazing Encounters
Sat, Mar 19, 11   2:30 PM msharon Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
Enjoyable,felt comfortable,crew very knowledgable and informative
Rating: 4
No Whales
Sat, Mar 19, 11   2:00 PM sparocai Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We did not see any whales which was disappointing but lots of dolphins and sea lions. It was rough waters but fun. Next time we will bring blankets - the four year old with us did enjoy it but said it was too long. I guess two hours can be long for a little guy. We all had fun and the crew was great. Departures and arrivals were timely.