Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,424 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 166 397 7 = 390 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 373 890 15 = 875 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 626 1,456 32 = 1,424 97% 4.6
All 5,145 10,843 362 = 10,481 96% 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 825 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 357 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 195 90% 4.2 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: 5
Trip was fantastic!!!
Tue, Aug 21, 12   12:00 PM leemonismith Male 70+ Local Family Without Children
My wife and I decided to take the whale-watching trip because it was half-price. We are so glad we did! We went on the 2-hour Noon cruise on a beautiful day. We saw 3 blue whales up close and 1 in the distance. What a spectacular sight! The boat was so quiet and everyone on the boat so respectful that we were able to stay near the whales without disturbing them. It was breathtaking! We will definitely do this trip again.
Rating: 4
Fun But..
Tue, Aug 21, 12   12:00 PM NancySelof Female 70+ Local Family Without Children
I am older and do not stand well. There was not enough seating unless you were one of the first 20 people in line. I did not realize that the blue whales do not breech so was a little disappointed to only see the curved back a couple of times. The last one showed its tail which was exciting. The guide was very good in following the whale and letting us know what side to watch from. I thought we would see more dolphins but only saw three. The earlier boat saw four whates and more dolpines so I guess it depends on if you are lucky or not. I would like to see the grey whales in March and would use the some company but would make sure I was first in line.
Rating: 5
Great experience
Tue, Aug 21, 12   12:00 PM ESJones43 Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We went out on the Dana Pride which is a well maintained vessel in excellent condition and provides plenty of space for passengers with good views on all sides. As it was the midday sailing we ordered cheeseburgers and cold drinks on board and enjoyed a delicious lunch while seated on the upper deck. Not far out of the harbor we were treated to marvellous close sightings of dolphins and blue whates in great numbers. The Captain's commentary was excellent and he is clearly very knowledgable about the undersea geography and the marine mammals in the area. This is an outing we will repeat,
Rating: 5
Fantastic
Mon, Aug 20, 12   12:00 PM hoff7943 Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Great boat, very clean and comfortable. Crew was great very knowledgable. We will go again!
Rating: 5
Highly recommend this activity.
Thu, Aug 16, 12   12:00 PM eliaseel Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
It was loads of great fun. Learned a lot about marine wildlife too. Very informative guide.

Worth the ticket price. We plan to do it again. Seeing the dolphins, and the Blue whale

out at sea was simply breath taking, and the catamaran ride out on the point of the bow was an adrenaline rush

for me!
Rating: 5
Great experience
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Aug 12, 12   10:00 AM PhilDeb Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The captain and crew were very nice! We will definitely go again!
Rating: 2
worthless adventure
Sat, Aug 11, 12   6:30 AM brucechurruc Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
this is the third time we have used this organization and the third time it has been a waste of money and time. They stay close enough to shore I could swim and couldn't find a fish if it jumped in the boat. We will never use this company again.
Rating: 5
A tradition every time we are in Southern CA
Fri, Aug 3, 12   10:00 AM Eileen4 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My son and I have had the tradition of taking a fishing trip with Dana Pt Sportfishing ever since he was a little boy and he is now 24! We enjoyed yet another trip this year in spite of not catching any fish this time. The boat burgers are the highlights of the day!
Rating: 5
Knowledgeable staff - great trip!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Aug 1, 12   5:00 PM jth90c Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Since we're from out of state, we wanted to make sure that we saw some whales on our only whale watching tour. After looking at reviews on the net, we decided to make the drive from San Pedro to Dana Point - the tour said you would see whales, guaranteed. They were not making an empty boast!

The captain and crew went out of their way to point out the pods of dolphins and spent quite a bit of time with them to the delight of everyone on board, then told us that the whales were frequently seen in the dolphins proximity. Soon after that we spotted not one but two blue whales spouting in the distance and set a course for them. He gave a great talk about how they show their fluke and dive deep, staying down for about nine minutes. Sure enough, they came up in different areas and we saw both of them - they remained in the area of the boat and came up a few times for us.

Other tour boats must know that this tour finds the whales because they seemed to congregate around us. A great time was had by all!
Rating: 2
Were those blobs in the distance whales?
Tue, Jul 31, 12   5:00 PM LeslieBerkma Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Although the tour guides were very enthusiastic about sighting two whales, my husband and I could barely see anything. That was the case although we had the best vantage point at the bow of the boat.. Other passengers had the same problem. They tried to take pictures of the whales spouting but the images were so small they looked like dots or were totally invisible.
Rating: 5
VERY MUCH WORTH IT
Sat, Jul 28, 12   12:00 PM STEVEBLACKER Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
The crew made every effort to make sure it was an experience you would remember and I do!
Rating: 4
Pleasant whale watching
Sat, Jul 28, 12   10:00 AM cagney73 Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Boat was very good and Captain was entertaining as well as good
Rating: 5
Amazing trip. Would like to do again.
Fri, Jul 27, 12   2:00 PM rshack38 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Bring a jacket. We went in July and it was alittle cool.
Rating: 5
well worth the cost
Sun, Jul 22, 12   12:00 PM KevinAltar Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
the boat was clean and the captain and crew were very informative on whales and other sea life. we were fortunate to see blue whales and dolphins on this Saturday afternoon trip. we will be back again.
Rating: 5
Awesome Time!
Sat, Jul 21, 12   5:30 PM brendaclarkl Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a great time, although we did not catch anything. We are planning to go again if the price is right.