Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,368 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 178 411 7 = 404 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 323 756 14 = 742 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 617 1,400 32 = 1,368 97% 4.6
All 5,002 10,489 358 = 10,131 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 773 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 319 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 219 92% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 57 100% 4.9 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 Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
We had a great time
Thu, Mar 31, 11   12:00 PM phigbee1 Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
We had a great time and would recommend this activity to everyone. We saw hundreds of dolphins and three whales.
Rating: 5
One of the Best!
Sat, Mar 26, 11   2:00 PM patsyn Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The staff were amazing and made the trip a winner for everyone aboard. They were knowledgeable and entertaining. I highly recommend this trip - great value for the money!
Rating: 5
Informative and Fun
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 22, 11   12:00 PM Tour1492 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My entire group enjoyed this trip. Everyone was glad they attended and want to go again sometime. Crew was very informative, knowledgeable, and made it an overall enjoyable time.
Rating: 4
Very knowledgeable
Mon, Mar 21, 11   12:00 PM Nareman Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The Captain and others that work aboard the Dana Pride were very knowledgeable about the marine life and were able to spot the marine life from afar and tell us what kind of mammal it was. It made the trip a lot better and the family I had from out of town loved it and were so glad we got to see a pod of dolphins, a sea lion and three gray whales. Thank you! :-)
Rating: 4
Great day on the water.
Sat, Mar 19, 11   12:00 PM GrantLupo Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
The fishing was slow,but the crew did a great job. They did everything the could to get some fish on the boat, but it didn't happen. Still nice to be on the water.
Rating: 4
Boat captain well informed
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 15, 11   4:00 PM Lapham55 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The day we went we did not see any whales and saw 5 dolphins from a distance. Because of this we were given free passes to do another tour any time in the future. The captain was well informed and able to describe the dophins etc. We would do this tour again.
Rating: 5
It was a delightful experience for all six of us..
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 15, 11   2:00 PM MLBurgoyne Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Six of us, three generations -- ranging in age from 79 to 22 took the tour, and everyone of us enjoyed it very much. This is the third time we have taken this tour, and each one seems to be more fun than the last. The weather was perfect, the tour guides very knowledgeable and helpful, and we saw lots of activity in the water. I didn't see a whale myself, but we saw several the last two years we were here. More fun than the whales are the hundreds of dolphin that we saw this time. They chase the wake, and surround the boat. We also saw hundreds of pelican feeding and diving for fish. It was just a very enjoyable, fun and delightful experience for all six of us.
Rating: 5
12:00 cruise--March 15, 2011
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 15, 11   12:00 PM jandersen Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
On board staff very friendly and was impressed with their knowledge and dedication to their job and for the sea life. Enjoyed the cruise even though we did not see any whales. Many dolphins. We would do it again.
Rating: 4
SUPERIOR CREW
Sun, Mar 13, 11   3:00 PM jameskortan Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The crew did an excellent job to make it possible for us to see a whale in a difficult situation.
Rating: 5
Everything You Would Want It To Be
Sun, Mar 13, 11   11:30 AM tcalish Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
New boat in great condition, very clean. Friendly, knowledgeable crew. Convenient snack bar and bathrooms onboard. Viewing area in the front of the boat is a little limited but, otherwise, very nice boat to go whale watching on.
Rating: 5
will definitely recommend dana point
Sat, Mar 12, 11   9:00 AM abpeckich Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Captain Corey was wonderful. Taught us all about the whales. Where they come from and where they go. the difference between the hieight of the fluke and how long they can stay under water. it was great. i felt very safe. all workers on board were kind to guide us carefulle while we went in and as we came off the boat, making sure we did not slip or fall. we didnt see any whales and we were pleasantly surprised to receive a whale ticket.

we did not know that we had a cook on the boat, but the bacon sure smelled good... will absolutely recommend dana point whale watching
Rating: 4
The store staff was rude. The boat staff was great
Sat, Mar 12, 11   9:00 AM ndrwtr Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Went to get our tickets and the cashier was shoving food in his mouth and said,"What do you want" as half his breakfast hit the counter. He found our tickets and we asked "okay where do we go?" A female barked out, "where do you think" and pointed around the corner to several boats in the dock. How about,"I'll be with you in a second?" Or it's the boat with the name of ...on the back. very UNPROFESSIONAL.

On the other hand, the boat staff was awesome! They narrated the whole trip and apologized several times because we saw something but lost it. It wasn't their fault but they felt like it was. They really offered a lot of info and even gave us a refund to come back again! That is the ONLY reason I'd come back; definitely not for the sale people. They (cashier) treated us and others like we were interfering wiith their day by showing up.
Rating: 3
Good service, no sights
Sat, Mar 12, 11   9:00 AM arschmidt Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
As we were advised on the way out of the harbor, whales and dolphins don't always cooperate and that was the case for our trip. Although a sister ship reported some whales "showing well" and we could see some spouting in the distance, by the time we got out there, the whales had obviously decided to go elsewhere. There were no other sightings of anything. The staff and crew were helpful and the captain was informative. We were given "whale checks" to come back another day and will certainly do so and hope for better luck.
Rating: 5
No Whale Sighting But Excursion Sensational!
Wed, Mar 9, 11   12:00 PM judithtaylor Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The crew was most accommodating and knowledgeable. The excursion was educational with a lot of history and information provided.. While we did not see a whale, we saw several sea lions and hundreds of dolphin. The weather was picture perfect, and the passengers were friendly. I bought a DVD filmed by one of the crew that showed many whales, so I feel fulfilled.
Rating: 5
RE: What a Day!
Wed, Mar 9, 11   12:00 PM WayneBlauvel Male 60-69 Combination Family Without Children
My Second Great Adventure with Dana Wharf whale watching this season. My Out of Town guests didn't know what to expect but will never forget the boat surrounded by Dolpins leaping from every direction to feed on huge school of bait fish and Pelicans dive bombing by the hundreds... Better than any National Geographic special... and just a couple minutes out of the Harbor in deal calm seas! Crew was terrific explaining what was happening and enthusiam for the day as well... A great bargain for anyone visiting The OC ...