Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,335 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 139 337 4 = 333 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 236 549 13 = 536 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 609 1,368 33 = 1,335 97% 4.5
All 4,822 10,075 351 = 9,724 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 749 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 315 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 61 100% 4.8 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 Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
good time
Wed, Jan 30, 13   2:00 PM johnvivoli Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
we had a good time and the captain extended the trip to get us more time with a whale. dramamine recommended
Rating: 5
First Humpback whale sighting!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 29, 13   10:00 AM cdpackard Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great time and did not see much for over one hour, then captain announced he spotted two humpback whales and we sped to the area, Oblerves two humpbacks traveling together..

Later observed minke whale and some sea lions, Also captain oblerved grey whale, but it was near the end of our time and had to return.

Great time, and would redcommend to anyone, If you do not see something, you can return for free!!
Rating: 5
Sat, Jan 26, 13   12:00 PM Dobies Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The weather was cold and foggy but the trip was so much fun! We saw two gray whales. We watched the whales for about an hour. There was great narration and the facts were so fun to hear. We saw some "local" dolphins and some seals. It was a very great experience and we plan to do it again very soon.
Rating: 5
Gloomy Weather...Great trip.
Fri, Jan 25, 13   2:00 PM JimCurley Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
My 15 year old daughter and I went out on the Dana Pride last Friday. Weather over cast and light rain but if you prepare for weather, it's no big deal. We had a great time. It was a first for both of us. Got to see a slew of dolphins but the whales alluded us right until the end. We were about to head back to port when the Captain got a call from another ship that they had spotted a gray. So rather than return on time and miss the whale, the Captain choose to speed the boat over to the sighting and we got to see a lone whale heading south. Tells me a lot about Captain's dedication to the customers on board, for although the dolphins are are beautiful creatures, especially up close, , we came to see a whale! ...Great informative narrative by the Captain throughout the day.. Would absolutely do it again. Hint...had we not been on the last trip of the day...2 pm...we may not have had the option to stay the extra 45 or so minutes it took to see the whale, so that is the trip I would book in the future.
Rating: 5
A wonderful experience with a great crew
Sun, Jan 20, 13   12:00 PM Dane_Schuck Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
We all had a great time. The skipper and crew were very efficient, knowledgable and accomodating.

We plan to go again in a few weeks.
Rating: 5
Sat, Jan 19, 13   12:00 PM pburman01 Female 60-69 Local Unspecified
Great guide.
Rating: 5
Great lot of fun
Sun, Jan 13, 13   2:00 PM mzupanc Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Dana Point is a beautiful area, the wharf is interesting and fun, and the Wind and Sea restaurant on the wharf had yummy soup and fresh calamari to warm us up after the trip. We had a great time and will certainly do it again, and recommend it to friends and out-of-town visitors.
Rating: 5
Experience of a lifetime
Fri, Jan 11, 13   5:30 PM noeljwells45 Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Took our 8 year old grand daughter and her dad out (curious to see what a "giant squid" was all about). Sea was rough. It was windy and cold. Everything was against our adventure, but it was a resounding success. Captain and crew were gracious hosts. People were friendly and helpful (we obviously were new to squid fishing). We had a wonderful time despite all that was working against us. Planning on taking other grand kids out as opportunities arise from year to year. Enjoyed the squid fillets the next night for dinner. Affordable family experience.
Rating: 5
Great great time
Fri, Jan 11, 13   5:30 PM RichCosner Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
We had rough seas and cold weather but captain and crew made sure everyone caught squid and had a great time. Awesome experience and a great value on the price.
Rating: 3
didnt catch anything . . . .
Wed, Jan 9, 13   5:30 PM markslloyd Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
same as above
Rating: 5
the captain running the boat was great
Wed, Jan 9, 13   12:00 PM Zevalongley Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Evenn though I have led many children on nature trips as a teacher inthe last 30 years, I learned a lot about the animals we saw and about how to communicate knowledge. The captain expressed his knowledge in a fun way. wanoderful.
Rating: 5
Big bang for your buck
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 1, 13   12:00 PM grandootie Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
We go whale watching several times a year and always out of Dana Point. The tours are enjoyable and educational as the crew is very knowledgeable about the local marine life. Every possible effort is made to view a whale but of course, that is not always going to happen so the captain is always on the lookout for dolphins, sea lions, etc. No matter what you see, a day spent on the water is a good day.
Rating: 5
Surfing porpoises were beautiful
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Nov 6, 12   11:00 AM bkgoza Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
On a beautiful, calm day, the catamaran was very stable (important to me who gets seasick), and very quickly found a fin whale which we watched for quite some time. Then on to a very large pod of porpoises -- perhaps 2000 altogether -- who seemed to enjoy swimming beside us and surfing in the boat's wake. In between, we watched sooty shearwaters who were so full of krill that they couldn't even make it off the water. The naturalist on the boat was very informative, and the trip overall was a great treat.
Rating: 4
very nice experience
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Oct 27, 12   4:00 PM R8448poo Male 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
The counter staff was very helpful. I requested that my wife couldn't stand very long and they made the effort to see that we could board first.

The tour was great. i would recomend it for all.
Rating: 4
Great day on the water
Tue, Oct 2, 12   4:00 PM kathysink Male 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
We really had a fine experience, particularly because the Captain/guide/narrator was so informative. The only drawback: the water was very calm the day we went, so I enjoyed myself. Had the water been choppier, I would have preferred being on a boat with higher railings (these were not waist-high for an grown man, considerably lower than what the law requires for a cruise ship) and more secure handholds. On a boat, I'm a big fan of handholds, and at my age I would not have felt safe or secure in rougher water.