Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,175 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 201 456 10 = 446 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 293 665 13 = 652 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 523 1,207 32 = 1,175 96% 4.6
All 4,338 8,984 323 = 8,661 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season 357 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale Watch 328 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 289 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 157 85% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 40 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 4 100% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
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: 4
Saw dolphins, but no whales
Tue, Apr 10, 12   10:00 AM Manjitdaniel Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Saw dolphins, but no whales. Boat ride was nice on a beautiful day.
Rating: 4
Great Price!
Tue, Apr 10, 12   10:00 AM cpettit87 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
I'd been looking to go whale watching again...so happy with the price figured I couldn't go wrong. Nice clean boat with a snack bar, coffee and hot cocoa for the kids. Didn't see any whales so they gave each of us in our group a coupon which the other boats in the area don't do. I'll definitely try it again!
Rating: 5
A well organized and extremely fun trip
Sat, Apr 7, 12   4:00 PM Mike91597 Male 20-29 Local Family With Children
We went grey whale watching last weekend and had a great time. Bought our tickets online with no problem, collected them and got going without a hitch. Whilst it was the most successful whale watching experience in terms of numbers of whales, we did see 2 but then found a large pod of Dolphins who playfully swam beside the boat. The narrator/compare was super knowledgeable and I actually thought it was Jack Black's voice. All in all a very good afternoon spent in the sun, on a comfortable boat with knowledgeable and friendly people.
Rating: 4
Wonderful Time!
Sat, Apr 7, 12   10:00 AM kevanitsky Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
Even though we did not see any whales, they gave us vouchers for another trip. They were very knowledgeable about the whales and dolphins. I will go again and recommend them to anyone.
Rating: 5
Thu, Apr 5, 12   10:00 AM deniseg168 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
The tour was informative and fun. We will be going back for sure!
Rating: 5
Great deal for seeing whales!
Wed, Apr 4, 12   2:00 PM elysiash Female 30-39 Local Other
This company will give you a voucher to come back for a free trip if you don't see anything, but we did get to see some fin whales and a bunch of sea lions. It was pretty amazing. :) The group before us didn't see whales, but did see a lot of dolphins. It's a very unique experience that anyone who appreciates wildlife should try to do at least once in their life. You will also learn some things about the animals you see from the knowledgeable and friendly crew.
Rating: 4
I didn't see no stinking whales!
Tue, Apr 3, 12   2:00 PM brucegiddens Male 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
You guys need to train them better for breeches and tail stands and all those things like that!
Rating: 5
It was so great
Tue, Apr 3, 12   10:00 AM PatriciaNG Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Great trip, we saw so many dolphins.
Rating: 4
Very exciting seeing a finback whale! Coming back!
Mon, Apr 2, 12   2:00 PM tngo56 Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
It was a great experience. The captain really wanted us to see something cool and didn't mind being a little late back to the dock so we could see the second largest whale.
Rating: 4
Great Trip and Educational
Mon, Apr 2, 12   10:00 AM buddy1234 Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Captain Chris was clear and direct on his safty instructions. He discribed the things we saw and his presentation was very educational. The crew was very helpful and made our trip fun.
Rating: 5
All's whale that ends whale
Sun, Apr 1, 12   2:00 PM thornton1 Male 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
A glorious day, did not matter that we saw whales. A nice surprise that we were given a rain check because no whales were spotted. Just the boat ride, view of the coast, the fresh air, and hints of Catalina made it all worth while.
Rating: 4
It was a nice daughter father date ---something we
Wed, Mar 28, 12   12:00 PM mtalley15 Male 50-59 Local Other
It was a very nice day off of Dana Point and the captain was very informative knowing that 2 whales were spotted heading our way. He made sure we were able to see them. The dolphins, 2 unfortunately, swam under the boat each time I tried to snap a shot of them. All in all a great day! Highly recommend going out of Dana Point.
Rating: 5
Tue, Mar 27, 12   1:00 PM ulypabon Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Captain Todd was amazing! This is A definite "Do-Over"
Rating: 5
Can't wait to do again
Sat, Mar 24, 12   12:00 PM marci123 Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Did not spot any whales but totally enjoyed boat trip out in the big blue. Boat/yacht was beautiful, clean with excellent menu selection in the galley. So relaxing and enjoyable. Saw plenty of dolphins which was spectacular. Totally appreciate voucher to experience again. Intuition says we will catch that grey whale next time
Rating: 5
Captain and crew on Dana Pride were great.
Fri, Mar 23, 12   10:00 AM Jsiques44 Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
For my wifes birthday, I surprised her (and my 6 year old son) with a trip to Dana Point to go whale watching and spend the weekend relaxing. Our whale whale watching trip began at 10am and lasted 2 hours. I tried reserving another more expensive whale watching service from the same harbor, but they were fully booked for the first departure. I lucked out finding Dana Warf, instead. The other service (which uses a smaller catamaran) left an hour earlier that morning, which would have been tougher to get to on a weekday with traffic, and the catamaran bobed around in the water more than the Dana Pride. In addition, it was our boat and crew on Dana Pride that spotted the whale that we followed for a good 30 minutes. The captains from the different services talk to eachother on the radio when whale watching, so if one finds a whale, they alert the others to the location. From that aspect, its great so you will see a whale with either of the companies (if there's one out there to be seen and found that day). The captain and crew explained the behavior of the whale and then we let it go on its merry way and we began to follow a group of dolphins and a sea lion. It was a great experience for the whole family. This boat was also nice, since they have a gally to get hot food and drinks on a cold morning.