Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,456 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 107 221 8 = 213 96% 4.4
Last 6 months 321 703 27 = 676 95% 4.5
Last 12 months 656 1,494 38 = 1,456 96% 4.5
All 5,339 11,232 385 = 10,847 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 834 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 349 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 220 86% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 53 100% 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
Beautiful day whale watching...minus the whales
Sat, Mar 13, 10   8:00 AM Thawley Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
The 2 hours spent on the whale watching boat were very fun! The ocean was calm, the crew experienced, friendly and professional. Though we ultimately did not see any whales, we did receive a coupon to go back out again! I would recommend this activity to my friends!
Rating: 5
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 16, 10   2:00 PM THADDEUS8 Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I were visiting as tourists from Arizona in Laguna Beach. We had driven down the coast to Dana Point Harbor where we became aware of the Tuesday Special whale watching cruise. The cost was more than reasonable at 1/2 the regular price and we signed on.

The Dana Pride is a very well appointed and well maintained boat and the crew was very experienced- - -not only in maning and operating the boat, but expert in dealing with people who were their guests on the cruise. A remarkable point in that was their helpful and compassionate assistance with 5 people in wheel chairs who went on the cruise.

Throughout the 2 hour cruise our very able Captain educated us with the ecology of the sea, migration habits of the whales and soon found two grey whales migrating north. The Captain pointed out that sea mammals, including the Gray whales we saw are protected by law. A number of speedboats and personal watercraft were there and operating their crafts far too close to the whales. Our Captain used the boat's loudhailer to warn the craft and tell them they were breaking federal law.

We were brought to see many dolphins and California seals as well as the whales.

This was a very memorable experience and we would highly recommend the experience to anyone visiting the Dana Point area. Dana Point is about 12 miles south of Laguna Beach California.

THAD & Bette
Rating: 5
Awesome experience
Tue, Jun 2  10:00 AM Tgrlly Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The first time I've ever seen a whale. The captain was extremely helpful and knew everything about the sea life.
Rating: 5
We had a great time
Tue, Mar 4, 14   10:00 AM tgregg6721 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Years ago I had a boat in Dana Harbor and went out to see the whales. This trip far surpassed that. My wife had never seen the whales even though we just got back from a 12 day cruise in the Sea of Cortez. The speaker had lots of really good information and by picking up the North bound whales down South by Cotton's Point and following them all the way North of the marina we really had a good opportunity to observe the whales behavior. Excellent adventure!
Rating: 5
Great trip.
Sat, Mar 7, 09   9:00 AM tgillert Male 30-39 Local Other
We were very fortunate to see a whale within 15 minutes of departure. Our captian followed him for about 45 minutes, so we all got to see it a dozen times as it surfaced for air.

If we hadn't seen a whale on the trip, I would have been very dissapointed and probably not recomend the trip, although the scenery was beautiful.
Rating: 5
Watched a huge blue whale surface 6 times
Tue, Jul 14  10:00 AM tfred300 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Thousands of dolphins were around us and we got to see a blue whale many times. Highly recommended.
Rating: 5
awesome trip
Tue, Jun 3, 14   2:00 PM Texast68 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was a great adventure. We saw a cow and calf fin whale. Captain and crew were very Informative. My niece had the best time.
Rating: 5
Awesome way to end our vacation!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Mon, Aug 6, 12   5:00 PM texasguy13 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We weren't sure what to expect and thought maybe we were just going to be seeing the coastline. Boy did you surprise us!

We were blown away when we were able to see the whales several times as they resurfaced. It was jaw dropping and exciting. What amazing creatures! The staff made it truly special with their interesting facts and knowledge base. The crew was extremely knowledgable about the sealife in the area and really great with the guests. You can tell that the crew respects the whales and are just as fascinated by them as we were.

Thank you for making our voyage an event to remember!
Rating: 5
Great deal
Sat, Mar 13, 10   8:00 AM testank Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
On our first day of whale watching we didn't see anything. It was disappointing, but we were surprised with free tickets to come back whenever we could. No expiration date!!! We ended up returning a few days later and saw a whale and a huge pod of dolphin. It was so exciting!!!! I will return whenever I am in the area. This was a great deal for the money, especially because they stand by their ride!!!!
Rating: 5
Lovely cruise
Sat, Mar 3, 12   11:30 AM tese007 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Even though no whales appeared, the ride was still great. The cruise was not overcrowded. The guide was informative and interesting.
Rating: 4
Nice trip with excellent weather
Sat, Mar 7  4:00 PM terryyeh Male 60-69 Local Individual
The boat is clean. Although we did not see many whale but the trip is nice with beautiful weather.
Rating: 5
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Mon, Jun 21, 10   5:00 PM terryhudecek Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had an awesome trip! We were hoping to see a blue whale, but instead saw a pod of orcas which included a baby!! We took this trip last June and saw a blue whale!! Two great experiences!!
Rating: 5
Awesome adventure
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 6, 12   2:00 PM TerryDiver Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Thoroughly enjoyed the whale watching - once in a life time experience.If the opportunity arises, we would do it again. Staff were very knowledgable.
Rating: 5
Absolutely wonderful day! Crew was great !!
Tue, Feb 4, 14   2:00 PM Terrij11 Female 60-69 Local Individual
Had such a fun time. Saw 4 whales lots of dolphin and met really great people. Any day on the ocean is a great day!
Rating: 5
Sat, Mar 13, 10   9:00 AM TerresaSmith Female 30-39 Local Individual
I was impressed with the captain's commentary about Baileen Whales and the CA Gray Whale in particular. We spotted and trailed a Gray Whale for about an hour and the crew seemed just as excited as the passengers were. What a spectacular trip!