Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,454 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 107 219 8 = 211 96% 4.4
Last 6 months 322 704 27 = 677 95% 4.5
Last 12 months 656 1,492 38 = 1,454 96% 4.5
All 5,340 11,233 385 = 10,848 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 831 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 350 100% 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 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 Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Different venue than I thought
Sat, May 10, 14   12:00 PM jmgarman Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
My mistake. I thought I had reserved the Dana Point location at the Institute at the other end of the pier. Fortunately we arrived early enough to still participate as scheduled. No problem with electronic check-in. The crew were very pleasant & professional. Would recommend to all.
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience
Fri, May 9, 14   12:00 PM CrochetLady Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
I went with my adult son and his girlfriend. They live in Los Angeles and I was visiting from Texas. We had a wonderful time. The boat left very promptly. There was a shady place for me to sit, which was great. We saw a whale with her baby that played around the boat for about 30 minutes. Everyone was really nice. The boat was very comfortable and clean. I want to go again when I get back to California.
Rating: 4
Beautiful day on the water
Tue, Apr 29, 14   10:00 AM AnitaFleming Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
I took 3 family members on this whale watching charter. This is probably my 3rd or 4th time out of Dana Point.

We did not see whales but had a lovely time with dolphins and a warm sunny morning. This trip never disappoints. I have taken the whale watching charter out of Newport Beach twice and though it is quite a bit cheaper, then Dana Point I don't enjoy the harbor and boat out of Newport as much. For the extra money and if you can go on 1/2 price Tuesday this is a much more beautiful scenic ride. The boats have been clean and well operated.
Rating: 5
Hit home run with bases loaded!
Thu, Apr 24, 14   2:30 PM JohnRomano Male 60-69 Local Individual
We followed a mother and her calf for 45 minutes. They were joined by 10-15 dolphins which surrounded the whales. Then the calf breached the water. What a sight and memorable moment. The captain said that it might happen. Captain made the trip with his knowledge of the whales and his work for find us mother and calf to watch. He made the trip. Next time we have visitors we plan on taking them to see the Whales! Great Trip!
Rating: 5
Tue, Apr 22, 14   12:00 PM PollyZ Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
My sister is visiting from Toronto, Canada and whale watching is always on her "must do" list. We had a terrific afternoon; followed a grey whale mother and calf at a safe distance so as not to spook them. The mother breached four or five times, coming straight up out of the water and the youngster copied her To round it off the mother flipped her tail out of the water (fluted?) three or four times. We were both thrilled to see it AND it was half-price Tuesday! Thank you!!
Rating: 4
Good crew
Tue, Apr 15, 14   12:00 PM smerritt39 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The captain was very knowledgeable. Took time to be sure we saw whales.
Rating: 5
Really enjoyed seeing the trip
Wed, Apr 9, 14   12:00 PM DAVIDA892 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We followed a whale for awhile then was in the middle of about 700 Dolphins it was awesome!
Rating: 4
A smooth boatride!
Tue, Apr 8, 14   12:00 PM aeslinger Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We saw a grey whale mom and calf. We enjoyed our trip and A bonus: I did not get sea sick!
Rating: 5
Outstanding trip, beautiful!
Tue, Apr 8, 14   12:00 PM LindaAbrams Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
Smooth boating, saw many many dolphins and a Whale and her calf! We were all excited. I was as thrilled as my two grandchildren, 10 and 12 were to see as much as we did. Easy, pleasant and lots of fun! We will definitely do

it again, especially when visitors come in to town.
Rating: 3
Pretty good time, but had it's irritations....
Sat, Apr 5, 14   2:30 PM robynlieb Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Internet booked Catamaran whale watch for $35/person (3 seniors). They called & cancelled morning of cruise - re-booked us on the cheaper, "big" boat a half hour later than original schedule. Said we were due a refund for the cost difference - get it at check in. Guess not enough Cat people - 'cause weather perfect. Got to desk for check in, they refused to give refund. Said rate for seniors the same on both cruises. That was incorrect - explained we had a coupon, quoted coupon code, and clearly explained cost was $7/person less on the big boat. They asked us to produce the coupon (an internet-offer coupon?). They know darn well there's 4 - 5 such coupons all over the place on the internet. RIPPED OFF for $21. Why? No one manages seating when on boat...two people claiming the 6-person tables on top, people laying down across 3-4 seating spots, people standing & holding on to poles & things as a result. Crew didn't care. stupid. Saw two grey whales breaching in the distance - boat never moved closer to see them. Why? Other boats did... good commentary while cruising. pretty good drinks - great drink prices. Not bad. not great.
Rating: 4
Always a good event
Sun, Mar 30, 14   10:00 AM dickschroede Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Had planned on the catamarand, but wind prohibited it. We went out on the Dana Pride. The people in the office more than accommodated the change. We always love to go with this group. Thank you.
Rating: 5
Great day, great crew!
Thu, Mar 27, 14   12:00 PM Pattieb1 Female 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
We had a great day. We didn't see any whales but our captain followed a pod of dolphins and gave us some great information! We continued the hunt for whales but while there wasn't a single one for us to observe, the ship and crew were great!
Rating: 5
No whales..but fun day at sea
Thu, Mar 27, 14   12:00 PM FranDawson Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
No whales on our whale watch but captain kept us entertained while we kept looking. We came across dolphins, more dolphins than I have ever seen at one time..certainly made up for no whales. The weather was sunny but a choppy sea kept us from doing much moving around on the boat. Check in was easy. Recommend you get there a bit early and line up if you have a particular spot you would like to sit.
Rating: 5
Tue, Mar 18, 14   12:00 PM patjoy48 Female 60-69 Local Other
Had a great time with a great crew. The crew was informative and knowledgeable. Would recommend this to all who wish to see creatures of the ocean in their forever home.
Rating: 5
Whales, Dolphins. Sea Lions
Tue, Mar 18, 14   10:00 AM scerswell Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
My 4 year old grandson and I enjoyed the voyage enormously. It was great to see whales so close, and watching the dolphins play along the boat was enjoyable. And who can forget the sea lions sunning themselves on the buoy. It just was a great trip. We will definitely return. Thank you!