Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,371 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 181 418 7 = 411 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 330 778 11 = 767 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 617 1,403 32 = 1,371 97% 4.6
All 5,013 10,516 358 = 10,158 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 778 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 217 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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
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
Blue Whale Sighted!
Tue, Aug 21, 12   10:00 AM squanto Female 60-69 Local Other
Everything went well on this tour. We saw many dophin pods swimming and jumping up out of the water.

Then suddently - a blue whale surfaced - did her spouting several times - arched her back, and down she went. My granddaughter and I will never forget the beauty of seeing the largest animal on earth. Our captain was an expert at handling the boat, and narrating - keeping us imformed the entire tour.
Rating: 5
Amazing whales!
Mon, Aug 20, 12   12:00 PM Syturner1 Female 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
The boat ride was so delightful, we would have been happy without even seeing whales. But wow did we ever see whales! Up close and personal as they circled the boat and performed in front of us. The guide was terrific and enthusiastic about finding whales. The entire boat cheered him. We will definitely go again!
Rating: 5
Amazing whale sighting
Sun, Aug 19, 12   2:00 PM joanpash Female Unspecified Local Group of Friends
Catamaran much better than small boat! Very knowledgeable crew...clean, food and drinks, suitable for all ages! Had a great time..highly recommend!
Rating: 5
Will do this again!
Tue, Aug 14, 12   6:00 PM smiles56 Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
This is actually the second time I have gone on one of these cruises. The first time, a couple of years ago (in the middle of winter), we did not see whales, but we saw dolphins, and we still enjoyed the cruise immensely! The second time, we saw whales, too! I especially enjoyed the evening cruise, where we could watch the sunset as well. I look forward to doing this again!
Rating: 4
Educational and Exciting for the Kids
Tue, Aug 14, 12   2:00 PM judynazemi Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
The kids were so excited and enthusiastically peered thru their binoculars at each appearance of a whale. They were especially entrigued at the whale's ability to spray water up several feet. This wildlife experience provided them with an educational and unforgettable experience. The adults in our group enjoyed it too as well as the fresh air, cool breeze and sunshine which was so uplifting.
Rating: 5
Awesome Activity!
Tue, Aug 14, 12   12:00 PM JenJensen Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our party of 5 enjoyed a 2 hr whale watching tour out of the Dana Point Harbor... it was awesome! My college age daughter asked if we were doing this just to kill time, and as it turns out this was one of her favorite activities of our entire trip! We saw dolphins w/their babies, grey whales and a seal or sea lion. The 12pm cruise wasn't crowded, the crew were friendly and we took lunch aboard with us. I highly recommend the 2hrs trip for families w/kids (along with some meclazine... non-drowsy medication for motion sickness). Everyone did great!

Ordering tickets online for half price Tuesday was a bonus! We will definitely do this again.
Rating: 5
Fun, Exciting and very Informational!!!
Mon, Aug 13, 12   2:00 PM ellyntalan Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
LOVED THE WHALEWATCHING TRIP!! Even through we only saw one whale(!!!), it was still exciting and fun!!

Crew was helpful and did a great job navigating to enable us to see what was available!! This was my second time on this tour as my husband was unable to make it the first time!! Fortunately, he was able to go this time and my daughter and husband both LOVED IT and want to return again and again!! We'll be back...for sure on our next trip to Laguna Beach!!
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: 4
Boat ride boring for kids when no fish to be seen
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Aug 11, 12   6:00 PM GwenGlaz Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I enjoyed the ride but the children got bored when there were no more fish to be seen. If I go back to Calif. next year I will definitely use my free ticket and do the ride again. Hopefully we will find whales to see. Crew was nice and friendly.
Rating: 3
overcrowded
Fri, Aug 10, 12   5:30 PM bumshouse Female Unspecified Local Couple on a Date
It was a beautiful night but far too many people. Multiple lines tangled, pelicans kept grabbing bait and getting tangled in lines as well. The staff was great and food was good.
Rating: 5
An Amazing Experience
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, Aug 10, 12   2:00 PM sandiruggles Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was a fantastic experience. The boat ride was comfortable and relaxing. We saw dolphins, sun fish and a Blue Whale and her baby! It was amazing to see.
Rating: 5
Great Experience, Very Enjoyable
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, Aug 10, 12   10:00 AM c81050 Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
It was very nice. We saw lots of dolphins and at the very end of the outward trip, 2 blue whales.

We only saw the backs of them and their water spouts, not all the way up out of the water, but it was still good. The captain actually stayed out a few minutes longer waiting for them to resurface so that we could see them. This was much appreciated.

Boat was clean and comfortable. The only bad thing was when the skipper played music loud (he said his boss made him). It was much nicer when he turned it way down and even off.
Rating: 5
Very enthusuatic crew!
Tue, Aug 7, 12   5:00 PM RickVogel Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The crew was very knowledgeable and worked hard to make the cruise enjoyable for all.
Rating: 5
wonderful experience
Tue, Aug 7, 12   5:00 PM mbentson Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We saw a Blue Whale, many Dolphin and stayed out a bit longer as we were the last boat of the day. Captain explains marine life and thier habits etc.. Kids loved it. Could use more seating (for me being a bit older) but overall a good experience.