Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,347 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 99 222 7 = 215 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 291 637 18 = 619 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 620 1,381 34 = 1,347 97% 4.5
All 4,678 9,730 344 = 9,386 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 727 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 320 98% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 203 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 94 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 3 100% 5.0
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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
We had a great time & the staff was excellent
Thu, Jul 2, 09   12:00 PM timjgerrits Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great experience for us non fisherman. The staff was right there to help us when we caught a fish as we had no equipment. It was the deep sea fishing experience I was hoping to have for our family with 3 kids, 10, 15, & 17. Turk's for dinner afterwards was excellent too!
Rating: 2
Did not see ANY Whales
Wed, Mar 12, 08   12:00 PM timdiebling Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
We were both very disapointed that we didn't get to see a Whale on the day (3/12) . They did not offer another trip out or anything. We will not be using this tour boat again.
Rating: 5
Great time for my family
Fri, Dec 6, 13   2:00 PM timdanaaz Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My two year old loved being on the boat. There were not a lot of people on the boat, since we went early in the season. I am not sure that my daughter would have enjoyed it if it was peak whale watching season with 150 people on the boat. But, the captain did find us a whale and her calf to watch. The trip was very educational, too.
Rating: 5
FANTASTIC!
Thu, Mar 13  10:00 AM Timchris Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a fantastic trip off Dana Point. My husband and I were vacationing in So. California. A happy retreat from N.Y. This was a real highlight for us. We had the opportunity to see courting among 3 gray whales, literally right next to The Dana Pride. Extraordinary. Worth every penny!
Rating: 5
Good trip
Fri, Jan 7, 11   2:00 PM timbrekke Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The crew is very friendly and informative. The boat was nice and not too crowded so we were able to get a good view of all the sealife. It was something that we will keep on our list to take all of our out of town visitors on to see the wildlife of CA.
Rating: 4
A good fishing trip
Wed, Jul 9, 08   10:00 AM timat741956 Male 50-59 Combination Unspecified
The fish were biting on this day, the crew were freindly and informed, and it was a very pleasant outting. I had a great time .
Rating: 5
close encounter with dolphins and whales!
Sat, Aug 1, 09   11:00 AM timandsyl Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great boat, great crew, great sights.
Rating: 5
Excellent guides
Thu, Feb 7, 13   12:00 PM tillotson Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Excellent guides and took us to the baleen whale, the large dolphin pod and sea lion sites.
Rating: 3
No whale/dolphin sighted so rain checked
Tue, Mar 3, 09   12:00 PM tikulitch Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Very friendly patrons. Honored word of rain checks as we did not see any whales or dolphins.
Rating: 4
Good times
Thu, Mar 17, 11   2:00 PM tikiboz Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Only saw one whale on the trip but just being out on the boat was just to much fun.
Rating: 5
Saw 4 whales
Tue, Mar 18, 08   10:00 AM tiggergurl Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
Despite getting sea sick, it was a great trip in all. The boat had plenty of space to move around and left almost right on time. The crew was very helpful with pointing out where the whales were located and made it a point to say it was ok to throw up over the side of the boat. I was afraid to get sick because I didn't want to cause a disturbance but once they said it was ok I felt a lot better. I would recommend whale watching to everyone from this group. But we were lucky to see 4 whales that day.
Rating: 5
Best Whale Watching Trip
Sun, Jul 18, 10   2:00 PM tiffywill Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
This is definitely the ebst boat to go on for whale watching. Larry and Mike are great and they also have a bar, drinks and food onboard. We had a great time and would recommend to everyone
Rating: 4
Very Enjoyable
Mon, Oct 13  4:00 PM tiffrobbins Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
It was very enjoyable. We saw a ton of dolphins.
Rating: 5
Really Fun Activity
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Sep 21, 10   10:00 AM TiffanyMagee Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
It ended up being a windy and choppy ride. We didn't see any whales, but we did see a small group of dolphins that swam along side the boat. We could hear them squealing to each other because they were so close. but, because we only saw a handful of dolphins during the 2-hr ride, our entire boat got our tickets back to return free-of-charge for another ride. People running the boat-ride were very nice, Will definitely go back.
Rating: 5
Excellent Catamaran Adventure Cruises trip
Sun, Sep 20, 09   1:00 PM tierramike Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our 3-generation group (Father, Mother, 2 Daughters and 1 granddaughter) had a terrific time on our whale watching trip on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009. The weather was perfect, with warm, sunny sky, very light breeze and light, glassy seas. The boat was nice and roomy, and certainly didn't feel crowded with around 29 pasengers and crew of 4. All of the crew were very friendly and helpful. The marine biologist on board, Morgan Ritchie, and her assistant were very knowledgeable and added a lot to the trip. We even bought one of Morgan's excellent photos on the way in. We saw three different blue whales, which are awesome creatures. We also saw a mola mola (ocean sunfish) near the boat and a large marlin that jumped clear out of the water several times, though it was too far away to photograph. And, of course, we saw common dolphins - hundreds of them! Many of the dolphins were accompanied by their young ones, as they swam right next to the boat and jumped around in large areas near the boat. Almost everywhere we looked, there were dolphins. My old digital camera was way too slow on the shutter speed to get the really good shots of the whales venting upon surfacing or having their tails high in the air as they started deep dives, but my daughter got some really great photos. All-in-all, it was a wonderful trip, and I highly recommend it. We'll be back for grey whale season.