Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,310 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 188 419 15 = 404 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 344 765 19 = 746 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 599 1,344 34 = 1,310 96% 4.5
All 4,611 9,587 341 = 9,246 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 638 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 329 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 202 90% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 125 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 16 100% 4.5
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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
A very pleasant experience
Mon, Jan 9, 12   12:00 PM KathyEdwards Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We thoroughly enjoyed the whale watching experience. Of course, it helped that we were able to follow a grey whale for about 1/2 an hour, and observed a school of 60 or more dolphins, finalized by viewing a small group of a larger species of dolpins. The captain of the boat shared knowledge regarding the different sea creatures we observed, which enhanced the experience. All in all, I would reccommend it and would do it again.
Rating: 5
Great trip.
Mon, Jan 9, 12   10:00 AM suearchbold Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
The whole trip was great. Weather was great, fishing was even better. Lots of keepers and just as many fun to reel in throw-backs. Captain and deck hand were really terrific as always.
Rating: 5
Whale Watching
Sat, Jan 7, 12   10:00 AM karenmiller1 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Although we didn't see any whales I was not disappointed. I saw dolphins playing and jumping in the water. I had never seen them other than Sea World before. They were very close to the boat and I could see the different types of dolphins. It was very exciting. I also saw many sea lions floating in the ocean with their flippers pointed towards the sun. The two hours was the perfect amount of time. It was a wonderful experience I plan on enjoying again.
Rating: 5
Enjoyable informative trip
Fri, Jan 6, 12   2:00 PM Lizzardhagen Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
We saw two gray whales and hung out with fun group of dolphins. The captain sped up the boat and the dophins were playing in the wake. It was great!
Rating: 5
Awesome Experience
Fri, Jan 6, 12   12:00 PM Coggsfam5 Female Unspecified Local Family With Children
My husband and I took our three children and my mother on this whale watching excursion. The crew was courteous, professional and knowledgeable. Unfortunately, we didn't see any grey whales, but we did encounter a pod of at least a 100 bottlenosed dolphins. They swam right up to the boat, giving us a front row seat to the beauty and majesty of these amazing creatures. My kids can't wait to go again and neither can I.
Rating: 5
Great Afternoon
Thu, Jan 5, 12   2:00 PM MHanson Female 70+ Local Family With Children
Boat very clean. Staff friendly and informative. Good value for the price.
Rating: 5
Beautiful day, beautiful boat, beautiful animals!
Thu, Jan 5, 12   12:00 PM mrfysla1 Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Dana Pride is a clean and tidy boat, well taken care of. The unobstructed view from the upper deck, outfitted with tables and benches, was a plus as we did not feel crowded. The pace was easy going and allowed for several nice sequences of photos. Would definitely go again with Dana Wharf on the Dana Pride.
Rating: 5
Killer Whales!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 3, 12   2:00 PM kathy_master Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was the best whale watching excursion we have ever taken. We saw pods of killer whales, along with grey whales and dolphins, all for the price of $18.00 a person.
Rating: 5
Super Experience!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 3, 12   2:00 PM conniehoagla Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Our captain did a great job of navigating so that we could view the sea mammals. We saw one grey whale, some dolphins, seals, and numerous orcas, which he said were a rare sight in southern California waters. All in all, it was the best whale cruise we have ever experienced The orcas were a bonus. We would have had an excellent experience if we had not seen them. I would highly recommend them to anyone. The Tuesday 1/2 price was great too.
Rating: 5
Must go
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 3, 12   2:00 PM Jessica2012 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
OMG I highly recommend you to go Whale Whatching. It WAS an amazing experience! We saw lots of killer Whales, and some Dolphins! Next time I go I hope I see lots of Dolphins instead of lots of Whales!
Rating: 5
Totally AWESOME!!!!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 3, 12   2:00 PM MMMaldonado Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
We were very fortunate to go out on a warm, beautiful January afternoon. We experienced a pod of killer whales, at one point we were surrounded by them!!! You can say "we hit a jackpot"!!! Our grandchildern will have these memories for a lifetime!!!
Rating: 5
Once in a life time trip Jan 3, 2012
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 3, 12   12:00 PM TDPfost Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The crew was fantastic, informative, professional, experienced, zealous of what they do. They managed the trip exceptionally. We were fortunate to track a whale for an hour, see sea lions, blue shark and best of all, the Dana Point sighting of the Orcas. The crew did a great job in making this a better experience than I ever imagined.
Rating: 5
OMG - Orcas
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 3, 12   12:00 PM tpwest Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
My two friends from Texas and I had the privilege and honor to be on the Dana Wharf whale watching trip that got to experience the pod of Orcas off the coast of Dana Point on January 3, 2012. It is definitely an event that goes in all of our Top Ten Most Exciting Events of our lives. The Captain and staff were outstanding. I wish future watchers the luck that we had to be part of a rare event such as this.
Rating: 5
Amazing experience!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 3, 12   12:00 PM KaeKozaki Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My parents were visiting my house, and I took them to the whale watching trip. Luckily, we could see killer whales, a whale, sea lions, a blue shark, and dolphins. Especially, killer whales are really rare, so we are really lucky.
Rating: 5
Lucky trip
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 3, 12   12:00 PM Shirley2489 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The success of our trip was primarily due to the fact that the weather was perfect and pod of orcas showed up. Since orca sightings are rare this far south, even the captain was excited. Still, I would recommend this trip as long as one realizes not every trip gets to see whales.