Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,347 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 147 350 5 = 345 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 231 531 11 = 520 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 617 1,381 34 = 1,347 97% 4.5
All 4,834 10,098 352 = 9,746 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 751 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 325 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 210 91% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 61 100% 4.8 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? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great Experience and Professional Boat Crew
Sat, May 31, 14   2:00 PM DrewJackson Unspecified 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were on a family vacation and wanted to have a unique outing. Our children are teenagers and felt they would enjoy this adventure. Boy did we score! Everyone loved it. We did not see whales but did see A LOT of dolphins and some sea lions. The boat crew was very friendly and informative. They went out of there way to make sure everyone was having a great time. Thank you!
Rating: 3
Nice dolphin show but no whales
Mon, May 26, 14   10:00 AM mrsramirez Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The boat was very nice and not crowded. We encountered bottlenose dolphins but no whales. We could've spent more time watching the dolphins.
Rating: 4
Great time, not guaranteed, but will refund
Sat, May 24, 14   5:00 PM travisleanna Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The first time we went on the Dana Pride to see dolphins/whales was almost a dud - we only saw three or four dolphins at the end. HOWEVER, they were kind enough to give us our tickets back so we could come to another show. We went the next evening on the smaller boat (not the Dana Pride). We went the opposite direction of the Dana Pride and ended up seeing a blue whale - the largest known animal alive on the planet. It was a BEAUTIFUL experience, and I was in awe of the opportunity to see such an incredible animal in its natural habitat. We saw a few dolphins leaping and several sea lions, including some baby sea pups with their mom :) A member of our group went a different time and had a completely different experience - hundreds and hundreds of dolphins leaping out of the water and close to the boat! From my experience, each time spent dolphin/whale watching is unique because the animals are in the wild, not trained to perform like puppets. To me, that is more precious than any "Sea World" show.
Rating: 5
We'll be back!!
Sat, May 24, 14   2:00 PM Imagine2014 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Although we didn't see any whales, the entire trip was wonderful. The staff was very friendly and nice from the moment we signed in to the time we left the boat. The boat is beautiful and very well maintained. I felt very safe.

See you soon!!
Rating: 5
This is a whale of a show!
Thu, May 22, 14   2:00 PM BettyStreet Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I went on this whale watch last September. It was so fantastic (saw Blue Whales, Fin Whales and dolphins) that I took relatives on it this May. Once again, we saw lots of dolphins, who surfed with the boat, and the first sighting for the season of a Blue Whale and the 35-foot long baby. Quite exciting. I would recommend this to anyone, who enjoys wildlife, and doesn't get seasick. It can be quite choppy. Take layers of clothes, because it can be 15 degrees colder on the water. I think the 2-4 pm time is the best. The pilot finds the whales on the earlier whale trip. No meal is interrupted on the 2-4 pm slot. It can be colder and sun is lower on the 4-6 slot.
Rating: 4
Small group on boat made it very enjoyable
Thu, May 22, 14   12:00 PM Forester9848 Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Boat pilot a very knowledgeable naturalist. Didn't talk too much.
Rating: 5
Our whale watching trip was amazing!
Wed, May 21, 14   12:00 PM Deblowe Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Not only was the weather spectacular, we were so impresed with our captain and crew. Their friendly attitude and knowedge of the whale migrations and other water animals made the trip so interesting. I have checkd off an item on my bucket list! Thank you!
Rating: 5
had a great time
Tue, May 20, 14   2:00 PM tinammm Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Rode with a huge school of dolphins. Didn't get to see any whales, but it was amazing. It was a very windy, choppy day so make sure you take lots of things for motion sickness.
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
great experience
Tue, May 13, 14   12:00 PM stevensmrha Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Great experience. The crew was very friendly and very informative. The captain teaches in his spare time and his knowledge on marine life was evident. Would definitely use them again if I return to sd/la area
Rating: 4
excellent
Sat, May 10, 14   2:00 PM uintahiker Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Saw two gray whales
Rating: 4
great family adventure
Fri, May 9, 14   5:30 PM voodoo55 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great value, outdoor, educational, challenge and friendly family competition.

We had a good trip, bait was too small, deck hands were preoccupied with their own fishing, but it was. A twilight trip. 5 hrs total time on the boat. If you have some experience you can have a good time, but don't expect too much help if you do not. You will catch fish, and it is quite satisfying to have done it on your own.
Rating: 4
Great seeing dolphins . Didn't see whales
Fri, May 9, 14   2:00 PM Kellyfillmor Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Maybe label as a dolphin seeing tour and not whale
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
Plenty of dolphins!
Thu, May 8, 14   2:00 PM rdurofchalk Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Plenty of dolphins.... but no whales! However, we were offered a ticket for another try, but unfortunately, couldn't make that date. We thought that was very fair!