Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,462 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 195 423 19 = 404 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 334 764 22 = 742 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 647 1,495 33 = 1,462 97% 4.6
All 5,283 11,128 377 = 10,751 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 838 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 363 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 214 88% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 47 100% 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 Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 3
Saw a whale waaaaay far away, very disappointed
Sat, Mar 8, 14   8:00 AM Mariya_du Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I decided to save money by going on a 8 am tour. Which was a huge mistake. Apparently, that early morning tour is designed for the captain to find out the location of the whale for his next tours for the day. So we pretty much chased one whale for a while, but the closest we could get to it was probably 1000 feet. Once every 10 minutes some of the guests would exclaim and point their finger at the direction where they just saw a whale, and the captain would steer that direction. And by that time the whale was gone, and the chase continued. It was so damn far, that even the captain couldn't say what type of the whale it was.

We saw a bunch of dolphins, but that was not what we went there for. I would rather save the money and watch whales on youtube.

My recommendation though is - do not go on an early morning tour. It's nothing but a test tour to locate the whales.
Rating: 4
Buy your tickets on site
Tue, Mar 4, 14   10:00 AM AnitaDavis Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Unless you are going Whale Watching during a weekend, purchase your tickets on site to avoid the $2.50 per ticket charge by using this service.
Rating: 5
Exceeded Expectations
Tue, Feb 25, 14   2:30 PM riederric Female 70+ Combination Family Without Children
Everything went smoothly. No disappointments. Saw several whales and lots of dolphins.
Rating: 5
Great time!
Tue, Feb 25, 14   12:00 PM lpugmire Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The captain was great. Very kind and knowledgeable.
Rating: 4
Bummed there were no whales, only dolphins
Tue, Feb 25, 14   12:00 PM hannahfong Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Went whale watching during the middle of migration, so we didn't see any whales, but a TON of dolphins!
Rating: 3
Nice boat -- No whales
Mon, Feb 24, 14   12:00 PM Dwarfjr1 Female Unspecified Local Family Without Children
Though this is supposed to be the peak season for migrating grey whales neither our cruise, nor the one that preceded us, saw a single whale. I've been on ten whale-watching excursions in different areas, and this is the first time I've come home without seeing whales. While the vendor provides rain-check tickets, good for another cruise at some future date, this isn't really satisfactory. When people are doing this as tourists from some far-away place, the odds that they will be able to use the rain-checks are very slim. We were hosting family from back East, and they were very disappointed.
Rating: 5
found them whales
Sun, Feb 23, 14   12:00 PM mdiliberti Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our captain and crew worked hard to get us in position to see 2 gray whales. One whale did a 3/4 jump up out of the water. Also saw many common dolphin and sea lions. Captain was very informative about the whales and dolphin we saw. Great trip, Thank You Mike from York, PA
Rating: 5
Spectacular day
Sun, Feb 23, 14   12:00 PM Lleinbman Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
This was just a wonderful experience. The weather was lovely with blue skies and cool temperatures. The boat ride was pretty smooth. We saw lots of dolphins and several seals. I was beginning to wonder if we were going to see any whales when the captain asked us to hold on because he was going to pick up speed. About ten minutes later he announced that a pair of grey whales had been spotted in the area we were now cruising. And about a minute later we were treated to the presence of whales. We cruised along with them for what seemed like a long time, and just as we're were about to leave one of them breeched, not once , but three or four times. It was marvelous. This is something we will do again. Bring warm clothing and sun tan lotion!
Rating: 5
Sat, Feb 22, 14   2:30 PM jswain2001 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great experience! Saw tons of dolphins! Tour went long so we could see a couple of blue whales!
Rating: 5
Great time on the ocean
Sat, Feb 22, 14   2:30 PM jeanilaw Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
went with 8 family members and everyone enjoyed being out on the ocean. at first all we saw was lots of dolphin but toward the end of our tour the Captain spotted some gray whales and followed them north along the coastline. we were late getting back but nobody cared because we were enjoying the whales and dolphins. the Captain was very informative. Loved it!
Rating: 4
When it shines, it soars
Fri, Feb 21, 14   12:00 PM 2334geneva Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This is an excellent excursion when there are whales; it's fun and a good boat ride when there are not. But if you are expecting whales you should contact them ahead of time to find out what is in season and how often they are being sighted. The captain/guide on our trip was extraordinary -- insightful and entertaining. I was concerned that we departed 20 minutes late -- though some of this time was made up on the back end of the trip. My only reason for not giving it a 5-star rating is that you might not see whales -- and for a trip billed as WHALE WATCHING that's a caveat emptor.
Rating: 5
Great experience.
Tue, Feb 18, 14   12:00 PM dtortora Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
It was a nice boat ride, very informative and we did get to see grey whales and dolphins!!
Rating: 5
Tue, Feb 18, 14   12:00 PM ellenfontana Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
This whale watching journey was everything we hoped for! Our Captain was also a Naturalist and really knowledgable about the migrating whale population and surrounding sea mammals. He went way out of his way to track two whales he'd seen on the trip before ours and was able to locate them lolling in the waters about 9 miles down the coast. I thought I knew a lot about whales until I heard his narrative about them and it was a fantastic experience. Highly recommend the Dana Pride Whale watching event. Advice: Dress warmly in layers and, if you're tall, try to let the little people stand in front of you!
Rating: 3
Not What I Hoped For
Mon, Feb 17, 14   2:30 PM krz4kc Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
I know it's not possible to guarantee whale sightings, and the captain did follow one whale because that's all that was in the area, but it was very hard to see the whale with all the other people standing by the edge of the boat. Other small boats in the area were spooking that whale so he barely showed, and certainly didn't show his tail. Also, the company switched me to a different time and different boat a few hours before the scheduled trip, after I paid to go out on the better trip, on the Catamaran. That was disappointing. Not sure if I would go with this company for future whale watching trips.
Rating: 4
Great way to see whales
Sat, Feb 15, 14   1:30 PM rdesjardins Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
The size of the boat, the knowledge of the crew and the amount of people on board made for a great trip. We wish we were able to be closer but the whales were a little shy. We ended up receiving 50% vouchers for another trip. What a great experience.