Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,314 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 147 324 4 = 320 99% 4.5
Last 6 months 350 780 17 = 763 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 586 1,345 31 = 1,314 97% 4.6
All 4,503 9,350 330 = 9,020 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 512 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 340 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 228 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 206 89% 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 Reviewer Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 2
Too Crowded on Tuesdays
Tue, Aug 19, 08   6:30 AM RalphRoybal Male 60-69 Local Individual
The price was great. The fishing wasn't good on the day I went. I only caught two tiny Sculpin. The boat was way too crowded. I would not suggest going on 1/2 price Tuesdays.
Rating: 5
Blue whales a magnificent sight
Sat, Aug 9, 08   4:30 PM noreenkukkon Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
We had a great time on what seemed to be a brand new boat and, most important, got to see two blue whales and a fin whale. The captain had wasted no time taking us out to the area the blues were frequenting as this was the creature we all wanted to see. It was an unforgettable experience, seeing the world's largest living creatures
Rating: 5
THE BLUE WHALES AND THOUSAND DOLPHINS -FANTASTIC
Sat, Aug 2, 08   1:00 PM EDHIBSMAN Male 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
I have been on whale watch rides for decades and never saw a whale close up. the slow moving blue whale was like a submarine nearby....It was one of the most breathtaking views I have ever seen. Then the two huge pods of dolphins with babies and different jump styles was also exhilirating.....On the way home as an extra treat we saw this huge "sharkhead" like fish that was sunning itself for quite some time before disappearing...I forgot its name--your guide identified it... We are now trying to pack in a couple more trips before September to see if we can keep our luck running. It was an incredibly cool trip rivaling the years of Caribean diving that we have done. thanks so much.....see you very soon.....Ed and Nora
Rating: 5
Outstanding Family-Friendly Fishing Trip
Wed, Jul 30, 08   6:30 AM Richard_Lyon Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Three generations of my family participated and all caught multiple fish. Crew was extremely helpful and provided special attention to kids with backlashes. Boat wasn't crowded and there was ample room to minimze tangles. Affordable, professional and clean. Professional filleting of fish was only $1 per fish. Healthy environment for families with children. 5 hours was plenty of time and the captain picked 3 good locations. Would definitely do it again! (Perhaps the all-day or Catalina)
Rating: 5
Great Grandkid Outing
Tue, Jul 22, 08   6:30 AM craigwilhelm Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I took my 4 grandkids from Seattle. (ages 12-16). The first spot had minimal fish, then the captain moved the boat and it was GREAT FISHING. The kids had a phenomenal time and I am nominated for Grand Parent of the Year. The deck hands were right there when we needed them everything from tangled lines to taking the fish off. THEY made it truly enjoyable.
Rating: 4
Exciting, fun activity
Sun, Jul 13, 08   1:00 PM RICHDI Male 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
The catamaran felt safe and yet we had quite a ride with the waves running about 4-6 feet. We didn't see any whales but quite a few dolphins.
Rating: 4
Great Day, crew was really good
Sun, Jul 13, 08   12:00 PM lana0056 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The fish were delicious. Only thing we could think to improve the trip would be some benchs around to sit on. Long day to just stand. All in all GREAT DAY
Rating: 5
Awesome trip -- HIGHLY recommended
Sat, Jul 12, 08   4:30 PM chorpie1 Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We (my wife and I) have been on numerous Whale Watching trips aboard the Dana Pride and each one has been a thoroughly satisfying and wonderful experience. Excellent captain, crew and vessle -- top flight all the way. We've taken family and friends along and have never been disappointed. In fact, our granddaughter will be visting us from Omaha next week and is very excited about going out with us, especially after hearing about our most recent trip where we encountered mega-pods of dolphin and a blue whale. I've also been on several fishing charters out of Dana Wharf and would rate these excellent as well.
Rating: 5
A Great Day Fishing
Thu, Jul 10, 08   6:30 AM FredtheGent Male 60-69 Local Individual
Never been out of Dana Point before, but will highly recommend using them again. Checked in with out any problems and waited in line to board. Once aboard the crew was extreamly helpful and polite. Once we arrived at the spot the captain decided we should fish from. We droped anchor and imediately brgan to catch fish. Even when I brought the fish aboard the crew was quick to remove the hook and get me back in the water. He also placed my fish in the gunny shack provided by the boat. The gunny sack was only 1 dollar, but the best dollar I'll ever spend, as amatter of fact the price of the 1/2 day boat was the best fishing for the price you will ever receive. Everybody on the trip was pleasent and fun to be around Thank's Fred E Stepp Surfside Ca
Rating: 4
Really enjoyed ourselves
Tue, Jul 8, 08   10:00 AM Kgowen Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
The money was well worth it and the 2 for 1 Tuesday was great. I had a great time with my grandson and he really enjoyed himself. The staff was very helpful and even though the boat was crowded there was always someone around to assist.
Rating: 4
WHALE OF A TIME
Sun, Jun 29, 08   5:00 PM MaeWelch40 Female 60-69 Local Other
We celebrated our daughter's 42nd birthday with a Whale Watching trip out of Dana Point. She had always wanted to go, but there are at least three of us who have motion sickness. We took Dramamine - less drowsy type - and made it through even though the water was really choppy with a lot of whitecaps. We were just about to turn around and head back into the harbor when the crew spotted a blue baleen whale. So, we followed it around for about 45 minutes as it came up to breathe, and went down again, about every six minutes. Wish we could have seen a lot more of the whales, but had a really fun time with the one. Very interesting and my daughter LOVED IT! Thanks for the great trip.
Rating: 4
Great trip!!
Fri, Jun 27, 08   12:00 PM badboy3 Male 60-69 Local Other
If you're a fisherman, this is a recommended trip especially during the summer when the fish are really biting. Fun for all. If you are the least suseptable to motion sickness, medication is in order.
Rating: 1
Trip ruined by group of loud, Volgar Drunks
Sun, Jun 22, 08   12:00 PM donpollock Male 60-69 Local Individual
I will never go on a weekend 1/2 day PM trip out of Dana Wharf again. The trip seems to attract both small on large groups of obnoxius drunks, that can;t fish, curse continually and just ruin the day for everyone else. And the worst part is that neither the Captain or Crew do anything at all to even suggest that these folks at least curb their vulgariity.
Rating: 5
Your Fishing Gear
Tue, Jun 10, 08   10:00 AM EdChew Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
You can rent gear that is fine to use with live bait, BUT virtually all the fish (and there were MANY fish) caught were caught with lures and cast out away from the boat. Get a cheeseburger from the galley, very good but messy so towel up. Take: a knife, needle nose pliers, and rags.
Rating: 5
The crew was a great help.
Fri, Jun 6, 08   12:00 PM Carbine Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It was a wonderful afternoon...great fishing, great weather, reasonable cost.