Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,309 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 145 316 7 = 309 98% 4.5
Last 6 months 356 796 17 = 779 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 588 1,343 34 = 1,309 97% 4.6
All 4,494 9,327 330 = 8,997 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 500 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 335 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 203 89% 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 Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Can't wait to go again!
Sat, Feb 22  12:00 PM Jwoolsey Female 60-69 Local Individual
This "tour" exceeded all expectations. The crew was helpful, polite and patient. Have been on other whale watching vessels but they pale in comparison. Was not disappointed in the sightings and the pilot of the vessel knew exactly where to go for the ultimate experience. Also provided was overall education about whales, habitats, etc. That was quite enlightening and appreciated. Whales and dolphins were spectacular. Will definitely go again.
Rating: 5
Great experience.
Tue, Feb 18  12:00 PM dtortora Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
It was a nice boat ride, very informative and we did get to see grey whales and dolphins!!
Rating: 5
Terrific...very informative and accomodating...
Tue, Feb 18  12:00 PM BKancigor Male 70+ Local Family With Children
Would highly recommend
Rating: 4
Fun Trip, take it
Tue, Feb 18  12:00 PM solutionssc Male 60-69 Local Unspecified
We only saw two whales, but we did see over a thousand dolphins in the water all at once. Yes, a gigantic pod of dolphins. I have seen many dolphins in my time, but never so manay in one spot. They were swimming and diving all around the boat for 20 minutes. It is a fun ride even if there are no whales. Constructive criticisim, the guide talked continually. He needs to give it a rest occasionally.
Rating: 5
Tue, Feb 18  12:00 PM ellenfontana Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
This whale watching journey was everything we hoped for! Our Captain was also a Naturalist and really knowledgable about the migrating whale population and surrounding sea mammals. He went way out of his way to track two whales he'd seen on the trip before ours and was able to locate them lolling in the waters about 9 miles down the coast. I thought I knew a lot about whales until I heard his narrative about them and it was a fantastic experience. Highly recommend the Dana Pride Whale watching event. Advice: Dress warmly in layers and, if you're tall, try to let the little people stand in front of you!
Rating: 5
Fun morning
Tue, Feb 18  10:00 AM cshafer07 Female 50-59 Local Individual
Look forward to going again
Rating: 3
Not What I Hoped For
Mon, Feb 17  2:30 PM krz4kc Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
I know it's not possible to guarantee whale sightings, and the captain did follow one whale because that's all that was in the area, but it was very hard to see the whale with all the other people standing by the edge of the boat. Other small boats in the area were spooking that whale so he barely showed, and certainly didn't show his tail. Also, the company switched me to a different time and different boat a few hours before the scheduled trip, after I paid to go out on the better trip, on the Catamaran. That was disappointing. Not sure if I would go with this company for future whale watching trips.
Rating: 5
Always a good experience
Mon, Feb 17  2:30 PM ALVAREZDAD Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Staff on Dana Wharf are experienced and courteous, they announce things well on the boat as to where you are going, what you may or may not see, safety etc. Overall a good experience even when there are no whales to see. You never know what you will come to find. Definitely worth it for the whole family
Rating: 5
Mon, Feb 17  12:00 PM hapar1111 Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Rating: 4
Always a good day!
Mon, Feb 17  10:00 AM maddscot Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
We enjoy our local area and businesses and we are lucky enough to live in an area with such great outdoor adventures. As always Dana Wharf provides a great experience and no matter if we see whales or not it is always a good time on the water. The only issue I have is that there are so many options on ticket prices. We saw a variety of prices from $45 down to $15. Please standardize this as much as possible
Rating: 5
Best 2 hours I have spent in DP in years
Sun, Feb 16  10:00 AM adamatpci Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
The Captain and crew went beyond duty to make sure you were not only enjoying yourself on the mini excursion but it was incredibly informative. I did not feel like a spectator at Sea World but learning a true appreciation of why we were seeing the whales and dolphins and the immense respect for their trek to and from Alaska to Baja. We were lucky to see a mom and her calf and a few other whales. And we ended up getting a 30 minute show by thousands of dolphins who seemed very happy to see us and showed off their swimming skills. So nice to see these beautiful mammals in the wild. I will go again and definitely recommend it to all my friends and family.
Rating: 2
Sat, Feb 15  2:30 PM sunsets1 Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
We didn't see any whales on the 2 hour cruise, just dolphins which I see from our shore in San Clemente year around. No mention was made of a free ticket to return if no whales had been sighted and I had been told that was part of the deal.
Rating: 4
Great way to see whales
Sat, Feb 15  1:30 PM rdesjardins Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
The size of the boat, the knowledge of the crew and the amount of people on board made for a great trip. We wish we were able to be closer but the whales were a little shy. We ended up receiving 50% vouchers for another trip. What a great experience.
Rating: 5
fantastic date
Sat, Feb 15  12:00 PM lucischei Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
Not being able to get closer than 100ft of the great whales was a bit disappointing but we were surprised by dolphins swimming right underneath us! Definitely a great experience everyone should try. The ocean always has wonderful surprises.
Rating: 5
Enjoyed by all. Captain was very informative.
Sat, Feb 15  12:00 PM amieyoshioka Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
The whole crew was helpful. A wonderful experience for our grandchild.