Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,177 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 210 474 11 = 463 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 292 664 13 = 651 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 524 1,209 32 = 1,177 96% 4.6
All 4,334 8,974 323 = 8,651 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 360 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale Watch 321 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 157 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) 10 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Whale watch was wxcellent.
Sat, Oct 29, 11   12:00 PM gtheodoseau Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
We thoroughly enjoyed the whale watch. We were lucky enough to have beautiful weather, smooth seas and multiple viewings of wild life (20+ whales, sea lions and a large pod of dolphins). Probably conditions are not always as favorable as we experienced. The boat was comfortable and the crew was very accommodating.
Rating: 5
We saw whales, that's what we came for!
Fri, Oct 28, 11   2:00 PM mdhammer Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
It was an awesome day out on the water, lots of dolphins at first then we spotted several fin whales. Then the big blue whale showed up and was playing all around the boat along with a seal lion. Great fun was had by all!
Rating: 4
Good trip but with no guaranteed results!
Thu, Oct 27, 11   4:00 PM bumpy134 Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We enjoyed the trip - staff were friendly and knowledgable. Although they guarantee some sightings, they do not state of what. We were heading towards a group of dolphins, but changed course to track 2 blue whales. These we followed for the whole of the trip - we therefore did not see any other creatures. (The earlier trip saw dolphins, humpback whales and other whales). Although it was great to see the blue whales, they do not rise above the water much so all we saw was a bit of their "backs" each time they surfaced, which was disappointing to us, especially our son. There were no "money" shots of whales leaping out of the water, in fact the "grey blobs" in our photos could be anything! It was an enjoyable experience, but don't go expecting too much.
Rating: 5
Best Whale Watching tour ever!
Thu, Oct 27, 11   12:00 PM Trathjen Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We saw 2 blue whales, multiple fin whales, 2 humpback whales, and 2 huge pods of dolphins... Couldn't have been better!
Rating: 5
ONCE IN A LIFETIME CHANCE
Tue, Oct 25, 11   2:00 PM jjbarr Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We went out on a Tues (1/2 price day) and the crowd was small I am guessing due to the cold cloudy weather that morning. But we lucked out and it turned absolutely warm and sunny before 2PM when we left. The captain took us right out to the whales and before we knew what was happening we were surrounded by many whales of all types - blues, fins and humpbacks - all in the same area and popping up and spouting all around us. The Captain said it was the first time he has ever seen so many kinds of whales in the same location at one time doing antics together. They were spouting, rolling and spiraling at the same time. Very exciting to watch and so worth the time and trouble to go. We took lots of pictures but the best part is just sitting and watching it as it happens. I'll forever have the picture in my mind. Thanks for the wonderful deal. Best money we ever spent!
Rating: 5
A must do family event.
Sun, Oct 23, 11   12:00 PM MarcEmerson Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Amazing sights!
Rating: 5
GREAT fun!
Fri, Oct 21, 11   12:00 PM Hannahjack13 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We had a really great experience! The weather was cool, the ocean was fairly smooth and we saw several dolphins along with several blue whales. It was the most amazing experience we've had on an afternoon outing. My family and I highly recommend this adventure!!
Rating: 5
Delightful and Informative!
Thu, Oct 20, 11   12:00 PM cwilde3 Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
The crew was an absolute pleasure... very knowledgeable, entertaining, and professional. A wonderful experience all around!
Rating: 5
Smooth ride, plus lots of animals!
Thu, Oct 20, 11   12:00 PM cakaras Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We were warned that at season end, there might not be whales; and, although we did not see blue whales, we found 2 small minkies which was fantastic. Also there were many herds of dolphins who swam up close/under our boat and demonstrated their perfect synchronized leaping, including mothers and babies. I had been out of Dana Point 2 other times on regular vessels (ie Dana Pride), but this catamaran trip is superior with less people and a smoother ride. You can talk with the crew, see more and it's worth the extra $10 per ticket.
Rating: 3
Bad weather and fog
Mon, Oct 17, 11   12:00 PM DebraKmak Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It is hard to give any kind of a review since the fog and the weather didn't allow us to see any whales. At least we were able to see some dolphins and sea lions which helped. The cruise lines can't be blamed for the weather.
Rating: 4
good value
Tue, Oct 11, 11   12:00 PM royalmom71 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was a good value for the whale watching tour. However, we didn't get to see any whales and we were so looking forward to actually seeing the blue whale. We did see dolphins and we did enjoy them. The crew were friendly and apologized for not being able to provide that unique experience of seeing a whale (especially a blue whale) up close; or as close as we can get. That would have been a highlight in my book. I would book again and use the 1/2 off tickets.
Rating: 5
fun outing!
Tue, Oct 11, 11   12:00 PM carina914 Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Unspecified
Had a great time, wish we would have seen some whales, but the dolphins where so much fun watching as they where playing right next to the boat!! Fun (wear sunscreen though :)
Rating: 5
Fun times with family
Tue, Oct 11, 11   12:00 PM FrannyDo Female 40-49 Local Unspecified
I am disabled and am in a wheelchair and the crew was fabulous and helped when i needed help. Thank you for a great time
Rating: 5
One of our best family days ever! Forever memory!
Sun, Oct 9, 11   2:00 PM Santrach Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
An amazing family adventure we will always remember! I wish I could upload a couple photos, we saw so much sea life and I learned a lot of new facts about whales and dolphins. There was so much whale and dolphin activity on our trip, we felt so lucky!! We will sail again with you. My 5th & 4th graders think October is the best month because we were so lucky with what we saw, looks like we have a new October tradition in our family!!
Rating: 5
Fantastic!
Sat, Oct 8, 11   4:00 PM gwen2468 Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
We lucked out and saw many blue whales, fin whales and three types of dolphin. We had perfect weather. The captain was informative and enthusiastic. He stayed out past our 2 hour time because we were having such a special experience. We were very pleased!