Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,376 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 208 494 8 = 486 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 312 738 11 = 727 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 620 1,408 32 = 1,376 97% 4.6
All 4,973 10,428 355 = 10,073 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 791 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 312 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 210 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 63 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Great time
Wed, Jan 16, 08   10:00 AM tracer112569 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We all had a great time and found the guides very educated regarding the dolphins and sea lions we saw. We did not see a whale which was disappointing. Maybe the activity should be called "Ocean adventure" instead of a Whale Watch because there is no guarantee a whale will be seen, yet that's what you're selling.
Rating: 5
OMG - Orcas
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 3, 12   12:00 PM tpwest Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
My two friends from Texas and I had the privilege and honor to be on the Dana Wharf whale watching trip that got to experience the pod of Orcas off the coast of Dana Point on January 3, 2012. It is definitely an event that goes in all of our Top Ten Most Exciting Events of our lives. The Captain and staff were outstanding. I wish future watchers the luck that we had to be part of a rare event such as this.
Rating: 5
Great Whale and Dolphin Watching Trip
Mon, Oct 27, 14   2:00 PM tpmpres Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Our trip was exciting as we saw both a humpback whale and a blue whale. The Captain spent extra time following the blue whale and id a great job of telling us about the characteristics of the different whales we were seeing.
Rating: 4
well worth it
Wed, Mar 4  2:00 PM tpawlowski Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
Very comfortable vessel with a helpful crew.
Rating: 4
No whales
Sat, Feb 18, 12   2:00 PM tpage1 Male Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Didn't see anything but was grateful for the "refund".
Rating: 5
Amazing
Sun, Feb 14, 10   4:00 PM tpage1 Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
My wife and I took the trip as part of Valentine's Day and were both pleasantly suprised. We got to see several fin whales up close and had a blast. The crew was great.
Rating: 3
Glimpses of a few fin whales
Fri, Nov 4, 11   11:00 AM Toyookaed Male Unspecified Local Unspecified
This was the 11:00 am whale watch on the Dana Pride, instead of the catamaran. We had brief glimpses of several fin whales. The watch was hampered by rain and windy weather. Overall, it was not a good whale watch.
Rating: 5
A good watch with unsual feeding behavior
Sat, Oct 22, 11   12:00 PM Toyookaed Male 70+ Local Other
This the first time I have observed surface feeding behavior with the blue whale. The whale displayed its ventral pleats usually with one pectoral fin up and half of its fluke out of water . The blue whale we observed did this repeatedly as the krill must have been near the surface which attracted the attention of the birds and the dolphins.

This was an exceptional whale watch.
Rating: 5
Danapoint whale watch 10/2011
Mon, Oct 10, 11   12:00 PM Toyookaed Male 70+ Local Unspecified
I was expecting great weather but the fog rolled in early in the watch. We saw and got good looks of 3 blue whales and one fin whale. The visibility was somewhat diminished by the fog. The captain did an excellent job of getting great looks.
Rating: 5
Outstanding blue whale watch
Mon, Sep 19, 11   12:00 PM Toyookaed Male 70+ Local Unspecified
This trip encountered more blue whales, at least 12 different whales, close to shore than I have ever witnessed The captain did a particulary good job of getting close good looks of several selected whales. One whale showed us a fluke up dive every time it went on a deep dive. I saw more blues in Santa Barbara Channel about 4 years ago but that was much further out from shore and a much longer whale watch.
Rating: 5
A good watch.
Wed, Sep 7, 11   2:00 PM Toyookaed Male 70+ Local Individual
Only one blue whale but got some good looks.
Rating: 5
Blue whale watch
Mon, Aug 15, 11   12:00 PM Toyookaed Male 70+ Local Unspecified
Got good looks and photos of 3 blue whales feeding on 8/15/2011, 12:00 trip.
Rating: 5
Good looks of blue whales in season
Wed, Aug 10, 11   12:00 PM Toyookaed Male 70+ Unspecified Unspecified
We got an outstanding view and photos as an adult blue whale swam toward us within 100 ft and did a a fluke up dive. This is the closest blue whale fluke I have observed. The captain did a particularly good job of locating whales for us. I can post pictures on your web site of you desire
Rating: 5
AWESOME & INSPIRING!
Sat, Mar 13, 10   9:00 AM toxicrisk Female 50-59 Local Other
The morning had a chill in the air but I was so excited about my whale watching cruise!

My friend and I arrived and waited patiently to board. The crew was wonderful. We headed out...the tour was not very crowded (guess there are lots of sleepy heads in OC).

We spent 2 incredible hours on the ocean. I find peace and tranquility there...Captain Jack was very informative and I learned quite a bit about those magnificent creatures!

We found a whale that we were able to follow for 45 minutes and it was awe-inspiring.

I wish I could go every week...I truly believe the whales and dolphins are magical creatures!

I would recommend this cruise to all!

THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL BEGINNING TO MY WEEKEND!
Rating: 5
Great Morning, Friendly helpful crew
Sat, Jul 31, 10   6:30 AM Toussi Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Even though we caught a few too small to keep, it was still a pleasant trip