Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,347 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 142 343 4 = 339 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 228 530 10 = 520 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 614 1,380 33 = 1,347 97% 4.5
All 4,829 10,091 351 = 9,740 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 751 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 325 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 210 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 61 100% 4.8 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 Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon
Sun, Jan 26, 14   12:00 PM fmeatball Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Went on whale watch cruise on Sunday afternoon. Captain and crew were great and knew what they were doing. I highly recommend this cruise from Dana wharf
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience
Sun, Jan 26, 14   8:00 AM jilli5 Female 50-59 Combination Individual
The dolphins leapt. The sea lions waved. The sharks knifed through the water. The whales--minke, fin, gray--rolled, breached, dived, and spyhopped. We even saw a couple of mating whales. That was unexpected! The captain was knowledgeable. On board were experts from the American Cetacean Society. We were the only boat out on the other side of Catalina, looking at the vast expanse of sea. I had an exceeding great time.
Rating: 5
Enjoyable Afternoon
Sat, Jan 25, 14   2:30 PM lgalloway Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We had a wonderful time. The staff was both knowledgeable and accommodating. The boat was well maintained and comfortable. We followed a grey whale and were able to get some amazing photos. We will definitely do this again.
Rating: 5
Amazing Experience
Fri, Jan 24, 14   12:00 PM dajhm1 Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Great trip with friendly and informative crew
Rating: 4
Meet a whale
Mon, Jan 20, 14   10:00 AM OWXOBJ390 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
It was a great experience to see the whale.

It was little far from the boat and I could not see them in big. But there is a rule to be in distance, so it is understandable. It is a disappointment that I did not see even one dolphin this time.

I should come back again.
Rating: 5
What an awesome trip!
Sun, Jan 19, 14   12:00 PM mkhensley Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
I would highly recommend booking this trip if you're interesting in seeing whales and dolphins really up-close within a couple of miles off our coast. We were very lucky to see some gray whales on their migration south to Mexico. We followed one for about 30 to 40 minutes, keeping a respectful distance, watching as she spouted. We saw several tail flips and she even breached four or five times and splashed back down. The whole deck erupted in applause! Don't forget your camera and binoculars! The captain and crew were very informative and shared lots of information on these magnificent animals. He was also communicating with other boats to find out where the best viewing areas were. As the trip was drawing to a close, the captain spotted a pod of dolphins cruising and soaring out of the water. There were hundreds! He cruised right into the middle of the pod, explaining that they knew exactly where we were and that they were not in any danger. You could almost reach out and touch them as they jumped and played just out of reach. We were on the catamaran which was very roomy with plenty of space on deck for everyone. Also, I must say the boat was spotless. There is lots of seating both on the front and rear deck and if you get a little chilly, the snack bar are is fully enclosed with clear plastic all around for a full view. As this was out first trip, we took many pictures and brought home lots of memories. We'll definitely be back! Thanks to the front office, captain and crew for a fantastic day!
Rating: 5
Beautiful day at sea
Sat, Jan 18, 14   2:30 PM Denese12 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We had such an amazing day. The weather was perfect, we spotted a grey whale with a two day old calf, a pod of dolphin played with the wake of the ship and the crew was informed and nice. I love taking the catamaran. Just wish they did this with small sail boats! It was the perfect day at sea
Rating: 4
Perfect weather in January made this trip possible
Sat, Jan 18, 14   2:30 PM Straser Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Nice boat!
Rating: 5
great time
Fri, Jan 17, 14   2:00 PM Choctaw1959 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Saw one gray whale at a distance but the best part was when we in the middle of a large pod ( estimated at 500) dolphins. They put on a show! Mamas with their babies jumping and some dancing backwards on their tails. The captain was informative and friendly. Great fun!
Rating: 5
Great Day on the Dana Pride
Sat, Jan 11, 14   2:00 PM ADWDC9P Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
It was a perfectly beautiful sunny January day! We made new friends, enjoyed the crew, and enjoyed watching a gray whale! It was our daughter's first experience out on a boat. It was the perfect way to introduce her, and dismiss any fears she had. Thank you!
Rating: 5
Excellent service
Sat, Jan 11, 14   12:00 PM Marmorstein Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Great trip!
Rating: 4
Nice and pleasant but lacked whales
Tue, Jan 7, 14   2:00 PM wjsieberphd Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Not the fault of anyone but disappointing lack of whales seen. Dolphins and seals, but as So Cal locals that was not unique. Convenient enough.
Rating: 5
Educational
Wed, Jan 1, 14   12:00 PM leighhilleb Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The captain and crew are filled with interesting knowledge of all forms of ocean life and the current status of our ecosystem. If you can't find the whales, you will see playful dolphins, seals and pelicans. Clean and not expensive.

2 hours for a wonderful trip is worth every penny. Plus you can get 1/2 price ticket if you don't see the whales.

Go!
Rating: 4
Whale watching tour
Mon, Dec 30, 13   12:00 PM gmacak Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Crew and Captain were excellent.
Rating: 4
Saw whales and dolphins
Mon, Dec 30, 13   12:00 PM Ikegonzalez Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
The boat was a little late leaving the dock but the delay was worth it. It was a beautiful day and the captain was very knowledgeable about whales and we saw two gray whales and many dolphins. I would recommend this trip to any one looking for an exciting day in southern California.