Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,381 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 133 325 3 = 322 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 358 854 11 = 843 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 609 1,413 32 = 1,381 97% 4.6
All 5,073 10,668 358 = 10,310 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 800 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 326 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 211 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 44 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
great views despite not seeing many whales
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 6, 12   12:00 PM scilla12 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
staff seemed okay; would have appreciated more commentary on the environs. enjoyed being in the boat and seeing the views of the coast. only 2 grey whales seen, and it was difficult seeing much as too far away and not much of the whale body out of the water. knew this might happen; did see a large pod of dolphins that followed our boat for awhile which was very enjoyable. the trip was worth taking as it was 1/2 price. did get a return coupon for 50% off up to 4 people that doesn't expire. since we are from Illinois, don't know that we will use it.
Rating: 5
We had a great time on the boat and love the water
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 6, 12   12:00 PM TMLieurance Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Other
This was a cold/dreary day w/limited sunshine and we stayed outside the entire time. Take gloves and scarf and dress warm and enjoy every minute. We did see whales and have pictures. Dolphins are the most fun! We love the water and this was a fun experience!
Rating: 5
Something fun for the the family!!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 6, 12   12:00 PM cbrickner81 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
Great price for a great trip! I have highly recommended this trip to a bunch of freinds and family already and cant wait to go again!! My 8 year old loved it since she is studying Marine life at school.... Created some great memories!
Rating: 5
Great Day
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 6, 12   12:00 PM ebs777777 Female 70+ Local Couple on a Date
We did see a whale....and we did see him lift his tail.....it was awesome....and we did see hundreds of dolphin....it was great fun....and would recommentd it very much to others.....
Rating: 5
Awesome time for the family
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 6, 12   10:00 AM taylorcj11 Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
My wife and I took our 4 year old son whale watching and we were not disappointed. The crew of the Dana Pride were awesome. They were very helpful and always took their time to answer any questions people had about the whales, dolphins, or the boat.

During the trip we saw tons of dolphins and later followed two gray whales. The whales were definitely the highlight of the trip as they both breached out of the water several times. Nobody left unhappy.

One word of caution. We went on the 10:00am trip and it was an overcast day. The weather in the harbor only required a light sweatshirt, but was much colder on the water. Unless it is a hot day you will want to make sure you bring some pretty warm clothes. Other than the cold it was an incredible time for the entire family and the other passengers all seemed to have a great time as well. We will definitely be returning for another trip soon.
Rating: 5
Beautiful Dolphins!
Mon, Mar 5, 12   12:00 PM tazzibell Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a great time, saw tons of dolphins, very friendly crew, good margaritas!!
Rating: 4
Good way to spend an afternoon
Mon, Mar 5, 12   12:00 PM taraeh Female 60-69 Combination Other
The whale watching trip was well organized, fairly priced, a good activity for out of town guests. Unfortunately there were no whales, but that's something that can't be predicted. We did see lots of dolphins.
Rating: 4
Very educational and well worth the money.
Sun, Mar 4, 12   4:00 PM mlnewman Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
This is a must do for local families and visitors.
Rating: 1
shorter than 2h, no effort to find whales
Sun, Mar 4, 12   2:00 PM visiva Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I found a coupon at UCLA that advertised this company for whale watching. I went there (90 minutes driving from Los Angeles) on march 4 2012 and it was ridiculous. I wasted money and a sunny sunday. We were supposed to leave at 2pm for a 2 hour long trip. The boat departed at about 2.15. Pretty soon we found some common dolphins, nothing special. Initially I could not understand why the boat was stopping so long in that place, but then I realized why. They don't care about finding whales, just they want to show you a dolphin so that you can not be reimbursed for the trip. So the boat stopped for long time in that area with dolphins, and then basically it went very slowly back reaching Dana point at 3.50 going very slowly. It was much less than 2hours. Absolutely no effort to find whales. There is something very bad that I noticed. Very close to Dana point there was 1 single dolphin. I suspect it's there so that when the boat does not find any dolphin during the cruise, it can always find that dolphin when it is close to dana point, and no ticket can be reimbursed. This is indeed the last bad thing that happened. Since I booked a ticket after having read some advertising about whale watching, their policy instead is that 1 single dolphin is enough not to reimburse the ticket. This is ridiculous, even more in light of the fact that there is a dolphin just close to Dana point. Summing up, don't waste your money and your time with them.
Rating: 5
Nice cruise but no whales
Sun, Mar 4, 12   12:00 PM Krondo_jd Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
The boat and crew were very nice. We saw lots of dolphins but unfortunately no whales. We'll definitely go again.
Rating: 3
ok
Sun, Mar 4, 12   12:00 PM dodgese Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
nice trip
Rating: 4
Great trip
Sun, Mar 4, 12   10:00 AM lrae5081 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Very organized and easy tour to book. We didn't see any whales, but still saw plenty of dolphins and their babies as they played all around the boat for as long as we stayed in the area. The boat was not crowded at all, even though we went during the Whale Festival, so everybody had a good view. The captain narrated the trip and his commentary was very informative and interesting. The crew and staff at the storefront were very pleasant and accommodating as well. We are planning to go back sometime to go fishing with this group.
Rating: 5
It was very enjoyable We saw dolphins
Sun, Mar 4, 12   10:00 AM popo1511 Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
The boat was fine I felt safe. The captain told us facts (great).The scenery was great .Iam definitely going again.Staff was not friendly which was a little deterrement.But I definitely give you great recommendations to my friends .They will be going next week. And anybody I talk to I will recommend you guys for a very lovely fun day.
Rating: 4
Fun and relaxing
Sun, Mar 4, 12   9:00 AM jlburgart Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We didn't see any whales but not for lack of trying. The boat captains did all they could but it just wasn't meant to be. We did see two different species of dolphins and one got very close to the boat. It was a relaxing journey with lovely weather and nice way to see the California coast.
Rating: 5
Great deal...fun for the whole family!
Sun, Mar 4, 12   8:00 AM UNDERCOVER27 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
We went on the 8:00am/$10.00 deal. It was perfect! The water was very calm and friendly staff. Love that it had bathrooms and a snack bar on the boat. We didn't see any whales but saw a lot of dolphins that were very close to the boat and were putting on a show for us. You can't guarantee you'll see whales....hey, it's nature! ..but definitely worth our money. We had our 6 year old daughter with us, and she didn't get sea sick at all. Pack a snak if you like...and bring something to keep your kids occupied in case they lose interest. We'd do it again!