Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,347 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 103 230 7 = 223 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 294 644 18 = 626 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 Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
Great Day!
Sat, Mar 27, 10   10:00 AM hghassey Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
We had a wonderful day - beautiful weather with fantastic views of the animals... The captains were very knowledgable and personable and the boat itself was great. I am four months pregnant and had to throw up... The crew were so sweet and fixed me a cold drink right away - I highly reccomend this as it far exceeded my expectations for the price - I will definietly bring my four year old next time - there were several young kids on the boat who appeared to be having a really fun time:)
Rating: 5
Crew was Amazing
Thu, Mar 25, 10   10:00 AM drskaggs Male 20-29 Local Family Without Children
The crew of the clemete were outstanding. my brother came all the way from atlanta and we both will talk about this trip for years to come.
Rating: 4
Pleasant afternoon on the water
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 23, 10   12:00 PM BurtCarrieG Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Disappointed that there were no whales - but the dolphin display was great. the boat crew was knowledgable and pleasant. Great afternoon in the sun on the water. Good value for the money.
Rating: 5
Great Saturday afternoon!!
Sat, Mar 20, 10   2:00 PM lilsch Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Our whale watching experience was wonderful!! we saw two grey whales, with the captain following them for over half an hour, it was exciting to watch as they breached the ocean and gave us a peek at these beautiful creatures. After the whales, we also got to see what seemed to be hundreds of dolphins, playing and jumping to keep up with the boat. All in all a very enjoyable afternoon.. and purchasing the tickets ahead of time with Zerve made the day very easy tp put together at the last minute..
Rating: 4
Accommodating crew searched for and found WHALES!!
Wed, Mar 17, 10   2:00 PM PeggyABailey Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We thought this was an interesting outing, well worth reduced senior rates. Left on time; returned a little late because the captain kept searching for whales. We saw them, as well as lots of nearby dolphins. Great fresh seafood on the wharf. Nice outing for visitors.
Rating: 5
A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE AND VERY REASONABLE COST
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 16, 10   2:00 PM THADDEUS8 Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I were visiting as tourists from Arizona in Laguna Beach. We had driven down the coast to Dana Point Harbor where we became aware of the Tuesday Special whale watching cruise. The cost was more than reasonable at 1/2 the regular price and we signed on. The Dana Pride is a very well appointed and well maintained boat and the crew was very experienced- - -not only in maning and operating the boat, but expert in dealing with people who were their guests on the cruise. A remarkable point in that was their helpful and compassionate assistance with 5 people in wheel chairs who went on the cruise. Throughout the 2 hour cruise our very able Captain educated us with the ecology of the sea, migration habits of the whales and soon found two grey whales migrating north. The Captain pointed out that sea mammals, including the Gray whales we saw are protected by law. A number of speedboats and personal watercraft were there and operating their crafts far too close to the whales. Our Captain used the boat's loudhailer to warn the craft and tell them they were breaking federal law. We were brought to see many dolphins and California seals as well as the whales. This was a very memorable experience and we would highly recommend the experience to anyone visiting the Dana Point area. Dana Point is about 12 miles south of Laguna Beach California. THAD & Bette
Rating: 5
Excellent
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 16, 10   2:00 PM susanjensen Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
It was a beautiful day and the boat was full but we had plenty of room. The crew were great and we saw sea lions, whales, and dolphins. Great day Thanks
Rating: 4
Enjoyed the trip
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 16, 10   2:00 PM jsondhi Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Enjoyed the trip. Did see a couple of migrating whales.
Rating: 5
Great Experience!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 16, 10   12:00 PM jimpal714 Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Knowledgeable crew, clean and well-equipped boat, thoughtful navigation. Besides seeing whales and other marine animals, it's worth it for the boat ride!
Rating: 5
wonderful time, couldn't be beat.
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Mar 16, 10   12:00 PM dodillon Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
saw gray whale and other wildlife.
Rating: 5
Fantastic
Sun, Mar 14, 10   10:00 AM denaec Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Delightful & informative
Rating: 5
Awesome
Sun, Mar 14, 10   10:00 AM Fmoralesjr82 Male 20-29 Local Family Without Children
I'm kinda paranoid about being in the ocean, but this whale watching trip was a blast. The captain was informative, and the crew professional. We saw common dolphins and 3 gray whales.
Rating: 4
Quite Pleased
Sun, Mar 14, 10   8:00 AM josephineha Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
I'm trying to get my land legs back as I'm typing this. I managed to score a couple of really cheap advance tickets for Dana Wharf's whale watching tour last month. Two hours of cetacean-stalking 'n gawking on the Dana Pride for $10 a head! It wasn't indicated on their sales webpage, but I'm guessing the generous discount was a daylight-savings special. We started by following the trail of a wayward gray whale going south for about 30-40 minutes. It went up to breathe every once in a while but we were never able to get more than 1/4 mile close to it. I got a "Screw you guys, I wanna get to Mexico ASAP!" vibe from the giant beast. That's OK, I understand. Dana Pride's boat commander guy finally gave up and steered us toward a distant pod of dolphins. The host guy on the lower deck kept reassuring us that we would see "thousands" of dolphins (the company guarantees a sighting ya know, or your next visit's free). I wouldn't say there were thousands, but there were definitely a bunch of dolphins leaping and following us north for the majority of the tour. Quite a sight to behold; I just wished that southern California seawater were clear blue instead of murky green. After that, we made a quick stop at a green buoy convered with photogenic sea lions and returned to the harbor. There was a tip jar for the hosts next to the exit and a discount coupon for a future trip. The last time I had taken this tour was during a field trip back when I was a kid, and I didn't see anything more than a *very* distant whale tail. I'm very glad I got much more out of the tour this time around. Your experience will most likely vary. I'm sure there have been other excursions where whales have come up close to the boats. Don't expect too much and you'll leave satisfied.
Rating: 5
When whales don't come out to play
Sat, Mar 13, 10   4:00 PM johnshyama Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
This company gives you a free ticket to take anytime you like which is excellent
Rating: 4
Exciting but little seasick
Sat, Mar 13, 10   2:00 PM lamoar2001 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Arrived late and kindly they rebooked us to the next boat even though the ongoing festival (high season) , luckily watched a couple of whales (then mostly we followed them along the coast, are we actually harrassing whales?). Nobody prevented us from seasickness, not very rough but several passengers got sick. Personnel on board was very kind though. I highly recommend it but with a word of caution, not for the faint of heart.