Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,341 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 94 207 9 = 198 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 284 620 21 = 599 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 620 1,378 37 = 1,341 96% 4.5
All 4,680 9,733 347 = 9,386 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 727 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 317 98% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 200 89% 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 Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Well Done
Fri, Mar 29, 13   2:00 PM johnseed Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
The crew of the Dana Pride do a great job, and the boat is very pleasant. We did see some whales, but nothing spectacular as they were busy migrating, so just a few fins and no breaches. We also saw dolphins and thought the skipper did a fine job educating the passengers with his comments. Good solid family fun.
Rating: 4
whale watching
Sat, Mar 23, 13   2:00 PM najua56 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Had a very good time and will be back again.
Rating: 5
We've never been disappointed
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 19, 13   2:00 PM bethyamamuro Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Other
As a local who has a lot of visitors I appreciate the half-price discount offered every Tuesday. It gives me a chance to introduce this wonderful adventure to as many of our guests as possible--without making too big a dent in my wallet.
Rating: 5
We really enjoyed the day and this activity!!!!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 12, 13   10:00 AM skmodrow Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
the captain of the boat gave us so much information about the whales we might see that day and all the other sea animals in the area. so much interesting information. the boat itself was very comforable with inside and outside sitting areas along with plenty of room to stand and move around. great day
Rating: 5
Wonderful and Educational outing
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 12, 13   10:00 AM armellelc Unspecified 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We had a great time on our whale watching activity. We got to see two whales (and many sea lions and dolphins), and the captain stayed longer than he was supposed to in order to make sure that we could get a good look, keeping track of (and telling us) how long it might be before it resurfaced. The captain obviously enjoys his work and makes sure that we enjoy our trip, passing on all kinds of very educational information throughout much of the 2 hours, and making sure that everybody gets to see as much as possible. We learned a lot while seeing some wonderful wildlife and having a wonderful time. We would definitely do it again (and for half-price, this was beyond what we were expecting), so we encourage everyone to try it.
Rating: 5
Fantastic! Great orientation breakfast with Todd
Sun, Mar 10, 13   11:30 AM Travelpals Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I am a travel agent in BC Canada and we booked a tour plus orientation breakfast with Captain Todd. Could have sat and listened to him all day but a boat was calling our name! Great weather, and fantastic time out on the water. Saw whales and dolphins and spectacular coastal scenery. Really enjoyed it and for the price of $45 pp this is well worth it. Would do it again in a heartbeat. I will be recommending this area to clients who plan a trip in Southern California as it's definitely something they can do while enjoying a Disneyland vacation. I plan to connect with Todd and build a working relationship with Dana Wharf with the hopes of perhaps a group tour at some time. Tiffany in the office was a great help with giving directions and information when I called with questions before the tour. Thanks Tiffany! Look forward to doing another tour on another visit to this beautiful area.
Rating: 4
Beautiful Scenery with Dolphins and a Whale
Sun, Mar 10, 13   11:00 AM denisebuck Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This is well worth the money. After boating out a long way, we saw a large group of dolphins that even swam along side the boat. We then traveled around quite a while before we finally saw a whale. We followed it along for a while and we saw it several times as it came up for air. The only down side is lack of seating. Most everyone had to stand along the railing which became very tiring after awhile.
Rating: 5
Great Experience
Sun, Mar 10, 13   8:00 AM txrdb1 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We saw 1 grey whale but many, many dolphins. The explanations from the Captain were excellent. We learned a lot about these creatures. When we are in the area again, we will make another whale watch excursion. Thanks !!
Rating: 5
Very exciting and educational.
Sat, Mar 9, 13   8:00 AM soenkses Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The driver was very enjoyable
Rating: 5
Gorgeous, action-packed two hours
Sat, Mar 9, 13   8:00 AM samsmom729 Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
We went out on the first tour at 8am and were back right on time at 10am. The captain was very knowledgeable and he found three or four whales, a couple quite close to our boat. The swells and troughs were pretty intense and but the boat kept chasing whales so the no one in our group got ill. We had seats on the top deck, which I highly recommend. Just a beautiful day. Thanks!
Rating: 4
Very good
Thu, Mar 7, 13   2:00 PM Hope1955 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We would all enjoyed our trip!
Rating: 5
Wonderful whale watching.
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 5, 13   12:00 PM marciabeatty Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My daughters and I had a wonderful time on half-price Tuesday. We saw several whales, dolphins, sea lions and other animals. Had a great time!
Rating: 5
Enjoyable trip
Mon, Mar 4, 13   10:00 AM greg_duffy Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The boat was clean, the rods were in good shape. The cheese burger was the best I've had in a long time. The crew was both friendly and helpful.
Rating: 4
Whale Festival Dana Point
Sun, Mar 3, 13   8:00 AM neilwesley Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
I saw the Ad on an EMail from Fast Trax. Loked like a good activity. I bought (2) tickets on line. Nice and Easy. It turned out to be a beautiful day. We saw the first grey whale for the festival thi syear as well as many many dolphins, seals and more. The (2) hour ride was almost too fast. As we were on the 8:00 A.M. tour, afterwards we spent the rest of the day enjoying the activities in the area and then taking a romantic trip up the coast to Laguna Beach. We will do again!
Rating: 5
Whale and dolphin watch
Sat, Mar 2, 13   11:30 AM nancydameron Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
The whale watch trip was incredible. The catamaran was the perfect size boat and was so comfortable. Our captain knew exactly where to take us and we saw whales and a huge pod of dolphins! It was a great trip and I am definitely going again.