Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,628 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 293 715 9 = 706 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 388 931 13 = 918 99% 4.7
Last 12 months 727 1,670 42 = 1,628 97% 4.6
All 5,706 12,116 397 = 11,719 96% 4.5
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 885 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 407 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 231 88% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 105 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 3
Hidden costs and disrespectful to women
Thu, Oct 31, 13   10:00 AM Patato Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Got our rods and reels, the shop set them up wrong. Once we got underway the crew informed us we would need to by different weights for 5 each. Bags, cleaning of fish everything was a up charge. The worst part was how they treated my wife, she was standing in line to buy a hat. The man behind the counter kept letting guys from his good ol boy network cut in front of her. My recommendation is to bring lots of cash and leave the ladies at home.
Rating: 4
5 stars
Thu, Oct 10, 13   12:00 PM PamSteinman Unspecified Unspecified Combination Family Without Children
I have been on two whale watching tours with Dana Point Whale Watching tours. I saw whales and many other kinds of mammals and fish both times. The crews were very knowledgeable about the animal and the area. The boat was clean and looked well maintained. I had a wonderful times on each tour. I have already recommend DPWW to my friends.
Rating: 5
Experience of a lifetime
Tue, Oct 8, 13   10:00 AM gregschmitt Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
The captain and crew's experience took us right to where the whales were expected to be, and we were able to see a Blue whale surface and fluke twice. We also saw fin whales, dolphin pods and a thresher shark at the surface. A wonderful experience, with knowledgeable narration from the captain, who has 30+ years experience. He went the extra mile to find the whales, and kept us on the water for a little extra time in order to wait for the whale to surface again. Very pleased
Rating: 5
Amazing, exceptional sport
Tue, Sep 24, 13   12:00 PM shamsisolis Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Amazing to see these beautiful blue whales it was so exiting. We are so great full for this Tripp.

It worth a million dollars. To see the power if nature is the most joyful thing.
Rating: 4
Very pleasant and helpful crew
Tue, Sep 24, 13   12:00 PM docdolph Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We had a disabled person who was very well assisted on and off the boat. Our day was perfect with a sunny warm day, calm seas and sightings of blue whales. The only problem was that the trip started late due to the boats late arrival and we were cut short a bit.
Rating: 5
A great day to see Whales.
Tue, Sep 24, 13   10:00 AM chuckhargis Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We went out at 10:00 am water was smooth and sun was out, the boat captain said it was a great day to see something. We first spotted some dolphins, than way out in the water we spotted whales. He drove out to them and figured there could of been 5 or 6. They kept coming up and down. Got some great tail pictures from a whale they call Hook. Over all it was a great experience.
Rating: 5
Great whale tour
Sat, Sep 21, 13   2:00 PM msusicky Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We saw 6 whales, it was amazing.
Rating: 5
The great whale and dolphin adventure
Sun, Sep 15, 13   10:00 AM mohr1jon Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Crew was great, the tour was also very educational. 7 blue whales and 100s of dolphins says it all. The crew know there jobs because it showed during the tour.

Some above and beyound things that happen is a crew member came around and offer all the guest to take a picture of the guest with their own camera. Also, I lost my hat in the wind and another boat picked it up and the crew took the time to get the hat from them.

I will be rating this tour very high review on Travel advisor.

Thanks for the great experience.

Jon and Anna
Rating: 5
Fri, Sep 13, 13   12:00 PM DaynaKinkade Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Amazing animals, great trip!
Rating: 5
Awesome Experience!
Thu, Sep 12, 13   10:00 AM kencarlos Male 20-29 Local Family Without Children
Even though the fishing was a little slow, the captain kept trying out different spots to maximize everyone's opportunity to catch a fish as opposed to just staying in a spot or two for a long time. The crew was great! More than happy to help and tend to each person. Although this fishing season has been slow, I feel like they still attempt to make the most of it which benefits everyone and leaves each person happy!
Rating: 5
A great time and educational too!
Wed, Sep 11, 13   2:00 PM Tomlidstone Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a wonderful time, the boat was nice and new, the staff were very friendly and incredibly knowledgable. I will definitely be back, and will recommend it to others! We saw a few different whales as well as two pods of dolphins and sea lions, what an adventure!
Rating: 5
People with wheelchairs
Tue, Sep 10, 13   2:00 PM crystale Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
The whole experience was amazing! This was our first time on a whale watching tour and it was more fun than we hoped. However, I would recommend caution to those with family members on wheelchairs. The boats and boat trips are not adapted to wide wheelchairs for adults. The boat is two levels and to get to the upper level there is stairs. So we had to stay at the bottom where there are no seats, which wasn't too bad especially since we got great views of the ocean life.

Anyways, thanks to the crew my brother experienced a whale watching tour and an awesome jumpy boat ride! My mom and I are thankful to the crew for lifting my brother and the chair into the boat since that made it possible for us to experience the tour too.

Therefore, if you have a wheelchair, proceed with caution.
Rating: 5
A Not to Miss Trip!
Tue, Sep 3, 13   12:00 PM minicooper Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We've been out on the Dana Pride before on another whale watching trip. That trip was very good, but, I have to say, this last trip was even more special. Due in part to the smaller number of people on board, but having my mother, who is 91, continue to talk about how special this trip was for her. She noted that the captain did more than take us out, but he really did a great job during the whole trip with his knowledge and concern over the whales and for that matter, the whole ocean experience. She was so excited to actually see a female blue whale with here offspring near by. This meant a lot to us to see her enjoy herself. Your captain and crew couldn't have been any more kind and considerate. They made the trip a wonderful experience for us all, as usual!
Rating: 5
Loved it!
Mon, Sep 2, 13   2:00 PM jwestusa Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Saw many Blue Whales and the Captain went out of his way to get us so close and make the trip worth it! We'll be back!! Thanks Captain Todd & Jason!!!
Rating: 5
Awesome trip
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Sep 1, 13   12:00 PM bobskart Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Been on vacation at Laguna Beach twice and done the tour both times. Wife really wanted to see a whale. I didn't mind. But after seeing one this trip, I understand and can't wait to do it again. People are awesome. Trip was awesome. Be back soon I hope.