Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,415 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 175 413 10 = 403 96% 4.6
Last 6 months 373 885 18 = 867 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 625 1,450 35 = 1,415 96% 4.6
All 5,156 10,863 365 = 10,498 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 820 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 361 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 187 87% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 47 100% 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 Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Sun, Mar 8  10:00 AM smalenke Female 50-59 Local Individual
I was able to obtain multiple photos on my trip whale watching. It was an exciting experience. I would recommend the experience to anyone interested in close observation of the ocean/life/views of Dana Point Harbor. Thank you for the experience and I am planning my next trip whale watching.
Rating: 5
Great trip
Sun, Mar 8  8:00 AM armangol Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
the ride was on time , smooth and beautiful.

The captain was very informative and nice.

Loved the DVD that I bought.
Rating: 5
Sat, Mar 7  6:30 AM Jilessmith Male 50-59 Local Unspecified
It was great my 20 year old myself and my 10 year old went . It was outstanding.
Rating: 4
Fri, Mar 6  12:00 PM sittingb Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Good boat ride not enough whales
Rating: 5
A big Wow!
Tue, Mar 3  2:00 PM carolgiulian Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Tried whale watching in Maine many years ago and it was a bust. Not this time. Saw a humpback that frolicked near our boat for a half hour at least and a fin whale. Plenty of alerts and viewing room, educational descriptions and enthusiastic crew. Great day. Thanks much.
Rating: 5
Sun, Mar 1  10:00 AM lpetchenik Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
saw a couple whales.. very cool
Rating: 5
Great activity for out of town guests
Tue, Feb 24  2:00 PM Kimwalpole Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
We brought my parents who were visiting from out of state. They were able to board easily, have a nice seat for the two hours, see whales the entire time and enjoy the scenery. The captain spoke clearly and shared interesting facts, but didn't talk the whole time, which was really nice. I'll absolutely be back with more of our friends and family who visit!
Rating: 4
Fun Time
Tue, Feb 24  10:00 AM Karen7446 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Saw several whales and the narrater was very informative.
Rating: 5
Awesome Trip!
Sun, Feb 22  12:00 PM ghemingway Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We enjoyed our whale and dolphin watching trip! We saw a gray whale and followed it for quite a while, then we saw many common dolphins and near the end one (possibly) bottle nosed dolphin. We also saw sea lions.

It would have been more fun to see more whales. The one we followed stayed under for a long time. It would ale one nice if travel time from the dock to the first sight wasn't included in the 2 hours. Same for the return trip. It would be great to actually have two hours of "watching" time. Staff are very knowledgable, friendly, and helpful!

We would do this again!
Rating: 5
It was amazing. The crew was fun. Had a wonderful
Tue, Feb 17  2:00 PM JulieMalino Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
The crew took time locating whales and dolphins for us. They wanted us to have the best experience possible. They believe in what they do and it shows. It was a treat for us to share their enthusiasm.
Rating: 5
Fun trip, lots of sea life
Mon, Feb 16  10:00 AM bholman2008 Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Dana Pride was uncrowded for a holiday cruise. Captain was very energetic and informative. Seas were calm, sun was out. A great adventure for the family.
Rating: 5
Well organized tour especially on super nice day
Sun, Feb 15  12:00 PM momokataoka Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
It was such a nice day - little crowded because of that but my mother and I had a great time. Dana Wharf is so organized and explain well on the boat. Very educational for kids and adults. We will be back! Thank you.
Rating: 4
Very good experience
Thu, Feb 12  2:00 PM sharonsimon Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our guides were great and made sure that we saw as many whales as we could. They did a great job of explaining the habits of the whales and it was very informative and interesting and fun.

It would have been nice if there were stools to sit on as we had to stand for over 2 hours and it got hard after a while. It was hard to see the whales because everyone rushed to the front of the boat- maybe he could have turned the boat around so that the whales could be seen by everyone. But there should be some type of seating. It was a very good tour.
Rating: 5
Great Experience
Fri, Feb 6  12:00 PM Rderstine Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great tour company. Crew was very friendly and professional. Located a group of 5-7 California Grey Whales within 20 minutes of leaving port and followed them for the next hour. Also saw sea lions and a group of playful dauphins.
Rating: 5
Amazing from the start!
Mon, Feb 2  2:00 PM allenrubin Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Immediately after leaving the port there were pods of dolphins. They seemed happy to greet us because they swam towards us and then proceeded to jump out of the water. Soon thereafter we encountered 4 whales. It was all so great. Thanks!