Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,377 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 88 203 3 = 200 99% 4.6
Last 6 months 224 484 14 = 470 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 627 1,415 38 = 1,377 96% 4.5
All 5,421 11,419 388 = 11,031 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 748 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 314 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 228 87% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 87 100% 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 Reviewer Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Tue, Aug 26, 08   5:00 PM tazziegrace Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It was fantastic!! The boat ride was wonderful as was the crew. We were able to see 2 different types of dolphins and sea lions. Even though we didn't see any whales it didn't matter. The dolphins put on a great show!! The whole trip was relaxing and exciting. I would totally recommend this trip to anyone and can't wait to go again.
Rating: 5
Dana point whale watch tour
Thu, Jul 3, 14   5:00 PM tazzibell Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great time! Saw a lot of baby dolphins playing and entire pods surfing and jumping in our wake.
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
No Whales but lots and lots of dolphins
Tue, Apr 7, 09   10:00 AM tazchick Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
Since we were with little ones who at this point are into dolphins, whales and sea lions it was great. We saw lots and lots of dolphins which made the trip worth while. My only complaint was we left the dock almost 10 minutes late and arrived back a few minutes early if not on time. We saw no whales but will definately go back again.

For those who like to eat: I heard the burgers were really really good!!!!
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
Tue, Aug 4, 09   1:00 PM taylorcadet Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
we had a fantastic afternoon and saw 2 blue whales - great experience and very well organised trip
Rating: 4
Looking forward to going again!
Thu, Feb 14, 08   4:00 PM tawnyamahre Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
I planned for my boyfriend and I to go on the Valentine's day sunset tour. While we didn't see any whales, we did see sealions and seals and had a great time. The staff was great from checking in to seeing us off the boat. We are looking forward to going again!
Rating: 5
Great Time
Sun, May 18, 14   5:00 PM Tardygirl Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Captain gave a lot of information and the whale watching was great. Saw a mother gray whale and calf. Was a great trip.
Rating: 4
Fun experience
Sat, Jan 4, 14   12:00 PM Taravet1 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We went whale watching for the first time ever. We didn't see any whales but did see dolphins and seals. They tried finding whales but they just weren't visible, so a bit of a bummer but still overall fun.
Rating: 4
Fun, but need better sound system!
Sat, Dec 27, 14   12:00 PM TaraRosen Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
We really enjoyed our experience, and saw a few whales plus a hilarious pod of dolphins. The only problem was that the great information being shared by the encounter person was so muffled that we could only catch about 1/3 of what he was saying.
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: 5
Giant Humboldt Squid Bite Wide Open..........
Mon, Feb 1, 10   5:30 PM TaperSteve Male 20-29 Local Family With Children
Went 2-1-10 after hearing about it on FNN and the news Monday morning. You gotta go. Its the best $25 ive spent in a long time. Boat was full with 55 anxious anglers. Went out maybe a mile or 2. There were about 6-10 other boats all in the same area we went to. Captain said we are metering lots of squid, time to fish! Dropped my squid jig down, down, and down some more. "Where are they I thought?" as everyone lowered and lowered their jigs deeper and deeper into the water. Then about 2 minutes in, BAM! Then another one, and another. In less than 5 mins everyone on the boat was battling one of these monsters! Gaff! Gaff! Gaff! thats all I heard. As soon as they started biting they moved up to the surface. Right when you would drop the jig in the water, BAM! another one. Squid on! After about an hour of fishing and 3 Giant Squid later the captain announced, "Please dont drop anymore lines in the water". He was sure to ask if everyone caught what they wanted and that everyone caught atleast one squid. The captain explained that with so many anglers on board and so many squid being caught if we had fished any longer we would not get back to dock until after midnight. They have to clean all the squid before returning to the dock. It did end up taking longer for the crew to clean all the squid then it did to catch them. That though was a show all in its own. The unofficial count was around 375 for the boat. Im sure I coulda caught more but I was also helping my 9 year old daughter and my wife. All together we caught 7. Anyone who is even considering going has got to go while it last. The crew and captain were really nice and helpful as were the people in the shop. Hope I can go again later this week if theyre still biting..........

Rating: 5
Worth Every Penny
Tue, Feb 3, 15   2:00 PM TAOHANCHANG Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Kudos to the Captain. He went to an extra mile to give us a great time.
Rating: 5
Great activity, good to book well in advance
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Mon, Sep 19, 11   5:00 PM tanujkush Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My family was visiting in town, so I decided to go whale watching since I'd never seen whales before. I booked online for three but was told that the boat was full for that day (this was a sunday) and I could re-schedule for the next day. So I did, and man, did I enjoy!! We saw about 8-10 sightings of about 3-4 blue whales, the guys steering the ship took us real close to the whales and we got some awesome views. On the way back we passed by a shoal of dolphins and it was a pleasure to see them whip out of the surface every 3-4 seconds. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed and so did my parents. The guys who were steering the ship were very good and went out of their way to ensure all onboard got great pics. They were also very informative, giving out tidbits of information about the whales every now and then over the blow horn. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends. Book in advance though, and try going on a weekday, the crowd is lesser and there is more time given per trip. My whole trip lasted about 2 hours on the sea. Very enjoyable indeed!
Rating: 5
Whales, Dolphins and Sea Lions, oh my
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 26, 11   2:00 PM Tannerserena Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
What a beautiful afternoon. Our captain was very descriptive about what we were going to see and a few moments later there they are 2 amazing blue whales! Everyone in my group had huge smiles on their faces as we kept track of the minutes waiting for the whales to resurface. Great pleasure to watch these amazing animals. We had lots of room to move about the boat and stand at the rail to get the closest look at the whales. We also kept track with a pod of swift moving dolphins and then we ended our trip by looking at the sea lions in the area.

Such a memorable experience and a fun way to see a little more detail about California. My 10 and 12 year old and their 70 yr old Nana loved their adventure and we all agreed to do this tour again. Thank you.