Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,179 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 205 465 10 = 455 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 297 674 13 = 661 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 524 1,211 32 = 1,179 96% 4.6
All 4,343 8,996 323 = 8,673 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season 359 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale Watch 334 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 153 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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
very friendly crew
Sat, Mar 5, 11   8:00 AM saltzmanjoel Male 20-29 Local Family With Children
I was expecting some grumpy crew men that do this every day. They were really nice, informative, and fun.
Rating: 5
No Whales, but an excellent activity.
Wed, Mar 2, 11   12:00 PM fulnez Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We didn't see any whales, but the views, dolphins, and crew were great!! We will go again in hopes of a whale of a good time. I don't know why we waited so many years to go. Remember, it is about 10% cooler on the ocean.
Rating: 2
Did not look for whales!
Tue, Feb 22, 11   4:00 PM gibsonpc Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Although advertised as a whale tour, the captain went after dolphins near shore and made no attempt to look for whales. VERY disappointing.
Rating: 4
Whale encounter
Tue, Feb 22, 11   2:00 PM rlnadler Male 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
Being that it was mid-February, we didn't really think we'd be as fortunate as se were to see and follow two "greys" for an hour or more. Unfortunately Federal laws prohibit you from getting too close, but the trip was well worthwhile in finding them and being able to photograph them. They, the two grey whales, weren't very showy.....but it was truly a wonderful experience to see whales in the wild. Highly recommend this Dana Wharf 2-hour trip on a 2-for-Tuesday cruise.
Rating: 4
Very good time. Well worth the price.
Tue, Feb 22, 11   12:00 PM johnb1 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We saw two grey whales and a few dolphins. Even without that, however, the boat ride itself was worth the price. The day was beautiful, the scenery from the boat was great, and the crew was very good. My wife and I really enjoyed it.
Rating: 5
Dana Wharf
Tue, Feb 22, 11   12:00 PM jfenton365 Male 70+ Local Individual
Had a very exciting trip aboard the "Dana Pride" Was happy with the knowledgeable crew and their ability to place us in a position for photographs and general viewing of the Whales.
Rating: 4
provider strives to give people their monies worth
Tue, Feb 22, 11   12:00 PM pbupbu1 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
dolphins more exciting than whales
Rating: 3
it was ok for the money spent
Sun, Feb 20, 11   12:00 PM janice2002 Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
The boat ride was ok, it was a little under a 2 hour cruise up the harbor from dana point to laguna beach area. Didn't see any whales, the captain for the ship spent a lot of time following dolphins. Was not worth the money spent.
Rating: 5
Worth the extra $20.00
Sun, Feb 20, 11   11:30 AM clj_131 Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
You can go cheaper but you wont find a better crew or boat. No diesel smell, quiet, smooth, not crowded, nice selection in the galley, grilled cheese smelled great! Crew was knowledgeable, pleasant, and worked hard to get us to see whales, dolphin, and even found us a rare sunfish! I will use them again. I gladly tipped them after the tour. Don't forget to ask for a parking pass at check-in - no parking ticket worries if your tour runs long.
Rating: 4
Saw alot but was persuaded to go
Sun, Feb 20, 11   11:30 AM patpauls Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
The trip it self was awesome. Saw about 5-6 gray whales, bunch of dolphins and sea lions, even saw a huge sun fish outta no where! Bright sunny day fun boat ride my girlfriend was afraid to walk anywhere and that was perfect. But the descripition says a close encounter with the sea life as you watch swim below you in our special observation deck.... I thought that meant a glass floor like just a square... nope they mean front of the boat... WOo hoo lol any boat has a front. And the prices are insane for food and drinks but thats not a surprise.
Rating: 4
Fun trip out to sea!
Sat, Feb 19, 11   12:00 PM jose85138 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This was an enjoyable trip, we got to see part of a whale who was being stubborn but overall I enjoyed the trip out to sea. I liked the fact that the tour company wants to ensure your satisfaction and provided passes for a future whale watching trip, although we wont be in Orange County again in the near future we will definitely consider this company for next time.
Rating: 5
Shut out but received a "whale check"
Tue, Feb 15, 11   12:00 PM PaulPie Male 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
great trip and narrative, saw nothing but are returning for free trip soon--scheduling make sure if on early boat there's no school groups unless you're into teerns having fun glad we went on mid day trip
Rating: 5
You can't beat the low price or the guarantee.
Mon, Feb 14, 11   4:00 PM DavidRizzo Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
It's nice getting your moneys-worth, and you do with these guys. Friendly and competent crew. The boat wasn't overcrowded. We saw a whale, but if we hadn't, the boat operator was willing to issue a discount voucher for a future trip. Awesome.
Rating: 5
Fun and Romance in Dana Point
Mon, Feb 14, 11   4:00 PM surfingolas Male 30-39 Unspecified Couple on a Date
We have done this trip every valentines day for the last few years and have never been dissapointed. We have only been on one trip where we didn't see a whale and on that trip we still saw a tightly grouped pod of dolphins that were very entertaining. The crew on the boats are always invormative and personable and we always make at least one new friend. We look forward to it every year and will be going again next year. Cheaper than a french restaurant and twice as romantic
Rating: 3
Only fair experience
Sun, Feb 13, 11   12:45 PM TopherChris Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Crew not organized to keep fishing entertaining and informative. No rotation enforced thus people just stayed in one location and made parts of boat over crowded.