Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,182 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 207 468 10 = 458 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 299 677 13 = 664 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 526 1,214 32 = 1,182 96% 4.6
All 4,345 8,999 323 = 8,676 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season 359 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale Watch 334 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 289 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 156 85% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 40 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 4 100% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 3
Half day fishing with kids
Mon, Apr 21  10:00 AM rjjump Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Expect some frustration if you have younger kids. The half day trips pretty much sit at local kelp beds and the boat is positioned where the stern swings near the kelp. 90% of the fish will be caught from the back. The areas are over fished so the fish are small and hide in the kelp. Frequent fisherman will stake the best spots. The captain will announce a time for people to rotate but that will be half way through the trip. Most people will mill around a bit but grab spots close to where they were. So unless you are aggressive and force your way in you will not likely get a prime spot. I would do that but with my younger kids you cant as they are not good enough fisherman to handle the tight combat fishing that happens in the back. If you want to see the local coastline from a boat, have a snack and enjoy a day at sea then it is fine. If you go thinking of catching decent size fish then do something else. I have went 5 times with my small kids and always the same story 100+ fish caught but only a few legal size....and I am talking barely legal. I have not seen anything over 18" or a couple pounds ever caught.
Rating: 3
Friendly crew, not enough time to catch fish
Sun, Apr 20  12:45 PM Bowhunterb Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
Staff was very friendly and helpful. I'd reccomend doing a full day or 3/4 day if you want to catch much; not one keep able fish was caught by our boat and we were only a mile or two out of the harbor. We returned almost a full hour short of the 5 hours advertised
Rating: 5
Fish bite at night!
Sat, Apr 19  5:30 PM ANNA92688 Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
The fish really bite at night! Huge sand bass were caught! I caught two and my mom caught one. I also caught two treefish. Really good eaten. That day there were 20 sand bass caught, some rockfish, and a few calico bass. Check it out and give it a try! Good bites on squid. Fish on this trip or the 3/4 day trip, because the regular 1/2 day trips are not catching anything. Twilight at 5:30pm( this trip) is a good one to go onto. Good luck catching fish, and have fun fishing!
Rating: 5
Beautiful expirience had fun watching whales
Sat, Apr 19  10:00 AM Tonya12345 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My children and I went whale watching for the first time. Very happy got to see a whale mom with a baby, my children loved it. Made great memories and would love to go again in the future
Rating: 5
Great trip
Wed, Apr 16  10:00 AM twitherell1 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We saw hundreds of dophins and even 2 gray whale.
Rating: 5
whale watch tour
Tue, Apr 15  2:30 PM cnelson72ia Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
while we didn't see anything except 1 whale and a calf, on our way back into dock, we were still given whale cards for a free return excursion which was extremely nice and there is no expiration for them which apparently is what they offer and I didn't know that - awesome customer service. Also bought some hoodies from their store. Can't wait to use them!!! Captain was very knowledgeable and told us many facts throughout the cruise.
Rating: 5
Fun and Informative!
Tue, Apr 15  12:00 PM carolance Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a wonderful time on our tour. We saw one whale and many dolphin. The tour guides were very informative and friendly. We'll do it again and again.
Rating: 5
Fun!
Tue, Apr 15  12:00 PM tcarter22 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
This ride was well worth it. I would have been satisfied even if I had paid full price. The boat staff was very friendly. The knowledge of the captain was impressive. VERY informative. This would be great for older children who are simply interested in learning more about sea life. The dolphins stole the show!!! It was a wonderful experience! Must do it again soon!
Rating: 4
Good crew
Tue, Apr 15  12:00 PM smerritt39 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The captain was very knowledgeable. Took time to be sure we saw whales.
Rating: 5
Lots of dolphins!
Tue, Apr 15  10:00 AM GalvanFamily Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was a fun way to spend our morning. Although no whales were seen on our adventure, we did get to see a large grouping of dolphins up close. And of course sea lions. A little disappointed about no whales but we understand that sometimes that happens. Still it was very fun and do recommend this trip.
Rating: 5
Great Whale Watching Tour
Mon, Apr 14  2:30 PM Kristine127 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The staff was courteous and full of information. Knowledgeable about the sea life around the Dana Point and San Clemente area. We spotted five Gray Whales on the tour and enjoyed the tour very much.
Rating: 5
Beautiful
Fri, Apr 11  2:30 PM DaynaKinkade Female 50-59 Local Other
I took my elderly parents out and we had a great experience with dolphins and saw whales. Just the view of the coastline from the water was appreciated by my 90+ year old step-dad from Iowa. Thanks,
Rating: 2
Disappointed
Fri, Apr 11  12:00 PM donnatruong Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Mt family can't wait to go on the boat to watch whale but we disappointed that we didn't see any whale , my little son was so sad that he didn't see any whale :) it was not that we were thinking
Rating: 5
Really enjoyed seeing the trip
Wed, Apr 9  12:00 PM DAVIDA892 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We followed a whale for awhile then was in the middle of about 700 Dolphins it was awesome!
Rating: 4
A wonderful experience!
Wed, Apr 9  10:00 AM riozwart Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were very lucky to cone into a large pod of Dolphins, despite heading out in fog. We were totally surrounded by hundreds of swimming jumping dolphins - truly an experience of a lifetime. The boat was immaculate. Overall great, but I did find the one staff member was rather curt for no reason. He no longer seemed to be enjoying his job. Overall it was more than we hoped for.