Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,363 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 211 493 8 = 485 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 310 730 11 = 719 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 617 1,395 32 = 1,363 97% 4.6
All 4,961 10,394 355 = 10,039 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 778 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 321 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 204 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 60 100% 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? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Amazing day!
Fri, Aug 31, 12   12:00 PM Baskettif Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had the most amazing trip and saw several whales, hundreds of dolphins & tons of sea lions! Couldn't have asked for a better tour!
Rating: 5
Great experience
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Aug 29, 12   5:00 PM alma63131 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My husband, daughter, son-in-law, two-year-old grandson and I took the 5PM tour to see the blue whales and we were not disappointed. I have a fear of water (can't swim) and was afraid to take a smaller boat. The Dana Pride was perfect for me. We got seats on the top deck and saw our first whale within 10 minutes of leaving the dock. The boat was big enough so that I did not feel like I might fall in the water but not so big as to feel crowded.

Our guide/pilot was very knowledgable about the whales and continued to find more for us to see as the time went on. We were a bit late getting back because we followed a pair of whales a little way down the coast so we could get a good view. This also allowed us to experience the sunset.

We would do this trip again in a heartbeat.
Rating: 5
Fun for the family
Wed, Aug 29, 12   2:00 PM ryanoakes Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I would highly recommend this trip. We had 3 kids (7,5,3), who thoroughly enjoyed watching the dolphins, whales, and sea lions (NOT seals). The youngest 2 got pretty tired and fell asleep for the last 30 minutes. The guides were great and entertaining. They have restrooms on the boat, as well as drinks, chips, and hot dogs / grilled cheese if you are hungry.
Rating: 4
Fun activity
Mon, Aug 27, 12   6:30 AM MCREEDY Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We didn't catch anything, but for a non-fisher like me, the staff was super helpful and fishing on the oceanfront was a new adventure. I definitely recommend it!
Rating: 5
Educational; enjoyable
Sun, Aug 26, 12   2:00 PM hlblocker Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Beyond anything I imagined; I keep saying WOW! Will definitely be back
Rating: 5
A great time
Sun, Aug 26, 12   12:00 PM CHARLESKAL Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The trip is highly reccomended and the captain's knowledge was extrordinary on the ecosystem and the animal life.
Rating: 5
Excellent fishing opportunity
Fri, Aug 24, 12   10:00 AM runneruf Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Excellent day on the watere when Cory the Captain decided to stop searching for "Dorado,Mahi mahi,dolphin for 90 minutes...It was a great ride but the sea was way to flat to search for kelp patties.....After which we moved closer to shore to catch numerous Calico/Kelp Bass, techinque is much like fishing for yellowtail snapper in the Florida Keys....Rig a sliding egg sinker 1/8 to 1/2 ounce depending on current with a 1 to 1/0 circle hook....Both squid and sardine filets worked well...Place bait as close to kelp as possible as the Calico Bass are extremely territorial and aggressives as the bait drops 4 to 12 feet below the kelp....If using live bait use 3/4 to 1 ounce egg sinker to get the bait quickly to the bottom for halibut and away from birds. Pacific Barracuda, Halibut, a few pelicans, Commorants and losing fish to a pesky sea lion. Birds are definetly a problem when fishing live bait.....Both the mates Chad and Mike are excellent as was the captain in assisting patrons. Other than catching the fish themselves they did everything possible to find fish.......As a bonus the selection of beer was great and I had the best cheeseburger on a fishing boat ever......Fish are fileted on the way in so inner is ready to prepare when you get home or back to your hotel if the chef will cooperate,,,Wish i had taken a full day......As an ex mate of numberous fishing boats in the Florida Keys......These guys get an A++++and I would recommend them highly and hope to be back soon......
Rating: 5
Amazing!! Blue Whales Abound!!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Aug 22, 12   5:00 PM ruckerjill Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a fantastic adventure watching the blue whales and dolphins. The skipper was great and so forthcoming with lots of facts about all of sealife we saw. The crew was very friendly as were the other people on the trip. There were so many blue whales we couldn't even count them all. What a treat for my daughter's 40th birthday!!
Rating: 5
Excellent Service!
Wed, Aug 22, 12   12:00 PM kewlteacher Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had an amazing day whale watching! We saw about 6-10 whales (never know which are the same!) It was beautiful! We also had some playful dolphins swimming with our boat. And speaking of boat, it was smooth, clean and not crowded. The 2 captains were full of information about what we were seeing and gave us an amazing day. Getting the tickets online using Zerve was easy! Would highly recommend this company!
Rating: 5
Amazing sights
Tue, Aug 21, 12   5:00 PM ryeb1978 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Loved seeing the whales and dolphins up close. Such a great time in a beautiful setting.
Rating: 5
Great day all around
Sun, Aug 19, 12   2:00 PM kmdudley Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were very lucky to see some amazing whales. Weather was amazing, whales were incredible to see up close and personal. Captain and crew were extremely knowledgeable and excited about the whales and what we were all witnessing. A fantastic trip.
Rating: 5
A Fun Afternoon
Tue, Aug 14, 12   6:00 PM RobertSadler Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My wife and I had a great time seeing two blue whales up close for the first time. We were as close to them we really wanted to be considering the size of the whales and the size of the boat. The captain followed the whales the whole time we were on at the limits of the cruise.
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
Part of the 1%
Mon, Aug 13, 12   2:00 PM KimGudykunst Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We were able to see two blue whales and a sea lion and even ride with the dolphins!! It was amazing, we are so glad we went and are planning a whole or half day trip next time we are in town.