Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,347 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 102 229 7 = 222 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 293 641 18 = 623 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: 4
great trip all around
Mon, Sep 15, 08   10:00 AM renthelptx Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The wife and I went on the half day trip in the middle of september. The crew was extremely helpful and the trip was a blast. Good fun for everyone involved and un-like everything else in california they did not nickle and dime you to death. Next time we are in the L.A. area we will go out again and maybe an even longer trip. Capt. and crew of the Clemente you guys Rock. Mike W Dallas TX
Rating: 4
Great Adventure
Wed, Sep 3, 08   5:00 PM sidebottom Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
It was a great day at sea! We went on the 5pm trip and saw dolphins and sea lions. We didn't see any blue whales, but the trip was still awesome because it is well worth just the boat ride alone. You can move around the boat at your leisure (we were on the Sum Fun and it was not crowded) and if you stand at the bow you can get splashed with water. I would go back for a gray whale expedition in the winter. I would highly recommend this trip for vacationers and locals alike. We could see Saddleback Mountain. The only area for improvement might be for the Captain and Skipper to give more information on points of interest along the shoreline as the boat heads back to shore.
Rating: 5
A Unique Experience
Mon, Aug 25, 08   1:00 PM jkrueger Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
While we did not see any whales on our trip, the dolphins made the trip worthwhile! Our 8 year old son loved seeing the dolphins swim around us and under us. This trip is something you will never forget.
Rating: 5
Dolphins galore!
Wed, Aug 20, 08   4:30 PM ljtart Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We didn't see any whales but we saw a pod of dolphins that were very playful and interactive with the boat. It was quite a sight! The ride was very smooth, no one in our party got sea sick :) The crew was very informative and made me feel quite safe. We would take this adventure again someday.
Rating: 5
Relaxing and enjoyable
Mon, Aug 11, 08   1:00 PM JBen1234 Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
We enjoyed seeing porpoises and sea lions on our trip -- and we love the feel of being on a catamaran!
Rating: 5
AWESOME Whale Experience
Fri, Aug 8, 08   1:00 PM bobby111 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had the best time! It was a great adventure and I took some awesome pictures! They offered a free snack and drink onboard and we really enjoyed seeing the schools of dolphins, the sea lions and 4 whales!!! Everyone should take this trip at least once!! Thank you!
Rating: 5
Great trip
Thu, Aug 7, 08   1:00 PM mhieda Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Catamaran was super ... naturalist was very informative ... we were blessed with dolphin and whale sightings. We will do this again!!!
Rating: 5
Perfect
Tue, Aug 5, 08   1:00 PM le92530 Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
perfect way to spend an afternoon! Staff was just as excited as everyone else on the boat when we saw a humpback whale. Boat was clean and comfortable. Thank You!
Rating: 4
Fun Fishing but overcrowded boat
Sun, Aug 3, 08   12:00 PM rynousa Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
The fishing was pretty good and the staff was great but there were just too many people on the but. I have taken this trip two other times with not nearly as many people and it was much better.
Rating: 3
It was ok
Sat, Aug 2, 08   5:00 PM tuobaxuan Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
The trip was fun at first, saw pods of dolphins and sea lions, but there was no Whale. It was altogether an alright trip, but I would explore other similar tours if another occasion arise for whale watching.
Rating: 5
Great trip!
Wed, Jul 30, 08   11:00 AM pfellerssc Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a great trip. No whales on our tour but we saw many, many dolphin and sea lions. It was a fun trip and one we would definitely do again and maybe next time we would see the whales. They saw them on several tours the day before so we were just not as lucky. It's worth taking the chance and hoping to see them because it was so much fun just seeing the other sea life.
Rating: 4
Nice Day Out On The Water
Sun, Jul 27, 08   12:00 PM gcram399 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We have fished similar boats out of Virginia Beach and Long Island NY on the east coast many times. The biggest difference from the Dana Point boats compared to the Long island/ Virginia Beach Boats is that they are alot narrower and lack outside seating for the passengers for an enjoyable ride out to and back from the fishing spots. Standing body to body for 5 straight hours can really put a damper on an otherwise perfect day. One other thing that is different is that the Dana Point Boats allow people to bring their own gear. When everyone uses different weight sinkers there are quite a lot of lines getting tangled. New York and Virginia boats provide the same tackle for everyone with the 1/2 day package. It makes for more time fishing and less time untangling lines. Virgina Beach and Long Island 1/2 day trips cost less than $30.00 per person. Our trip for the 2 of us with tackle rental and a one day non resident fishing license cost 3 times that amount. We did catch 4 nice sand bass and most of the other fishermen caught nice fish also. Very nice scenic trip. The boat mates were excellent. and right there when you needed them. The galley food was fresh and had a good taste. We enjoyed it and will do it again.
Rating: 4
Good family trip
Tue, Jul 15, 08   10:00 AM enylund Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
I would do it again
Rating: 5
fun
Sun, Jul 13, 08   6:30 AM Scottt Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
fun
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.