Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,322 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 187 406 12 = 394 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 371 813 20 = 793 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 599 1,353 31 = 1,322 97% 4.5
All 4,584 9,520 338 = 9,182 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
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Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 593 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 324 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 222 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 158 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 25 100% 4.6
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
Very great end of the day trip.
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 23, 10   4:00 PM jennyniese Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
I took my sister on a tour of some Southern California beaches. We hung out all day in Laguna Beach and then headed over to the whale watching tour. There was plenty of room for everyone to find a seat and it was so beautiful right before sunset. The captain of the ship recommended the best restaurant for afterwards too.
Rating: 5
Great Trip
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 23, 10   2:00 PM tamerac Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Good, knowledgeable, friendly staff. Clean boat with plenty of space to move around. Saw both dolphins and whales on the trip.
Rating: 5
Awesome free second trip
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 23, 10   10:00 AM fiskemic Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Saw no whales but a few dolphin on our first trip, so we got a "whale check" to come back for free. Went the next day and the group before us did not see a whale, so we were worried but ended up having a fantastic sighting of 2 large gray whales. We followed them for a while and got some great pictures and videos, but the dolphin we found on the way back were almost better! They found a group of very active, playful dolphins, around 300-400 of them, and they swam and jumped alongside us for a long time, very close to the boat! We originally went on 1/2 price Tuesdays, so we got 2 great boat rides for the price of one. It was a really fun trip.
Rating: 5
it was great fun on the whale watching boat
Mon, Mar 22, 10   10:00 AM caseygray Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I think the staff on the boat were very good at explaining and answering questions
Rating: 4
no fish
Sat, Mar 20, 10   6:30 AM lefranc33 Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
There was no fish to be found, but it was still fun. I'll do it again in the summer.
Rating: 4
Nice to have tickets in advance
Thu, Mar 18, 10   2:00 PM gaylajensen Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
It was nice to have the tickets in advance. The website was easy and fast to use. When we arrived at our location we still had to wait in a long line to turn our tickets in to the person at the counter in order to get the Whale Watching tickets. I would like to see that step eliminated.
Rating: 4
whale watching
Thu, Mar 18, 10   12:00 PM kennyishness Unspecified 20-29 Local Group of Friends
YA IT WAS GREAT THE THE CREW ON THE BOAT WAS SUPER HELPFULL AND FUN
Rating: 5
Whales, Dolphins, and Seals...Oh My!
Wed, Mar 17, 10   12:00 PM nickoris Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Went out on the water and not 15 minutes later were already on the tail of two California Gray Whales. The captain and the man on deck giving information were extremely helpful. We wee always on top of the whales. We managed to find seals and dolphins along the way as well. Drinks were reasonably priced too. All in all, a great experience. Well worth the time and money.
Rating: 5
Loved it!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 16, 10   12:00 PM MaggieP Female Unspecified Local Group of Friends
We saw dolphins and one whale -- one person in our group was from Montana and it was his first time seeing the ocean and of course his first time seeing marine life. The Dana Pride is my favorite boat -- the captain and his crew are exceptional. I would (and have) highly recommend the Dana Pride to my friends and out-of-town visitors. Thank you for a memorable Tuesday afternoon. p.s. LOVE 1/2 price Tuesdays!!
Rating: 4
Nice trip but no whales - did get a "whalecheck"
Sun, Mar 14, 10   3:00 PM cherylusry Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a great time and they tried to find the whales. They even offered a longer trip when they found out where some whales were, but there were people on board that had to be back at 5:00. They gave us all rainchecks to come back for another trip.
Rating: 2
Too crowded on boat and no whales or dolphins
Sun, Mar 14, 10   3:00 PM DesireeGreen Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
There were too many people on the boat and several families brought on large strollers which took up even more room. Occasionally the captain would get on the microphone but it was so staticy, we could not understand him and to top it off not only did we not see any whales, we did not see any dolphins either. We did however see a group of seals and in the end they returned our tickets to us but the problem was I had gone with a friend from out of town so she will never be able to use that returned ticket.
Rating: 5
Be Prepared!!
Sun, Mar 14, 10   11:30 AM XANTHIPPE Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Great time. Bring a jacket. It was cold out on the water and the sun was shining. Saw 4 whales and many many dolphins swimming along the boat. Very cool. Take 2 Dramamine if you are the queasy type. You will need it!
Rating: 5
Beautiful Day
Sun, Mar 14, 10   9:00 AM cmbarrette Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
We went on the 9am ride on Sunday. We knew it was chilly so we dressed warm. The sun was out, no clouds but I'm glad I wore gloves, so comfortable. We saw tons of dolphins, swimming with the boat, jumping in and out of the water. Super beautiful. The whale we saw was super shy and we only saw him break the water to breath. Oh well. I would recommend this trip to easy going people who are looking to spend some time on the water with the prospect of seeing a whale. The dolphins and the commentary from the Captain were fantastic.
Rating: 4
It was really enjoyable and actually saw 2 whales!
Sat, Mar 13, 10   3:00 PM feathers Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
This was our first time at Dana Point and we really enjoyed the excursion. We were fortunate enough to see whales and the captain was very nice and informative.
Rating: 5
Great Whale & Dolphin Day
Sat, Mar 13, 10   10:00 AM AuroraTW Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
It was a wonderful trip - the co-captain was most informative on the gray whale and we were wonderfully surprised to see a mega pod of 5000 dolphins playfully joining our boat!