Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,315 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 178 386 10 = 376 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 366 807 18 = 789 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 596 1,345 30 = 1,315 97% 4.5
All 4,561 9,469 336 = 9,133 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 564 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 328 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 227 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 171 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 25 100% 4.6
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Thought it was fabulous!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Aug 22, 09   5:00 PM romayne Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Was better than I expected and easy as well.
Rating: 5
Awesome time
Sat, Aug 22, 09   11:00 AM bwitkowski Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
We had some friends with their families out for a visit. We went whale watching with Catamaran Adventure Cruises and had a great time. I would highly recommend it.
Rating: 5
Yes, this online ticket purchase service is great!
Sat, Aug 22, 09   11:00 AM jecarmic Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
Very quick and easy to purchase online tickets for whale watching cruise taken out of Dana Point Harbor on 8/22. I enthusiastically recommend!
Rating: 3
Only small fish were caught, no keepers
Tue, Aug 18, 09   5:30 PM Neitzelfam Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I was a bit disappointed in this fishing trip. We have went fishing several times on the Oregon Coast and have caught big fish one right after the other but California fishing was not too good to us Idahoans. Our kids caught a few small fish but we didn't get to keep any of them and that was such a disappointment because we were ready to fry up some fish. Oh well, maybe next time. The Neitzel Family, Meridian, Idaho
Rating: 3
Good for 1/2 price...
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Tue, Aug 18, 09   5:30 PM ElizMcD Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We went on a Tuesday night for half price, and I don't think it was worth more than that. The boat is basically a large fishing boat with not much room and few places to sit. We ended up climbing on top of one of the bait boxes and sitting there, which was okay for the short amount of time. We did see dolphins and a few sea lions, and they were amazing, but no whales and no coupons off our next visit (because we were already discounted?). As long as expectations are properly set, this is a fine activitiy.
Rating: 4
Well worth the cost
Tue, Aug 18, 09   1:00 PM susieqa Female 40-49 Unspecified Unspecified
Saw lots of dolphins and whales - good crew, comfortable ship - the rules state that you can't bring food, but lots of people did, so save some cash and carry it on
Rating: 5
Wonderfully helpful crew
Tue, Aug 18, 09   11:00 AM Harmonyjo Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Thanks so much for the great outing. We really appreciated the crew's willingness to answer all our questions and educate the sightseers on protecting our local wildlife treasures. Good job!
Rating: 2
Not Family Oriented As Advertised
Tue, Aug 18, 09   6:30 AM fredgo Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
We arrived on the boat at 6:20 AM. The boat was supposed to leave at 6:30 AM. However, we didn't leave until almost 7:00 AM (keep in mind the clock evidently starts at 6:30 regardless of when you actually leave). My problem is that their web site specifically says that Tuesdays, their half days, are great for families. Their whole exprience is that it's easy for family and a great time for kids. Even states no experience necessary. First point, when we got on the boat, the boat was fully booked I suppose with stations around the boat's sides all around. My children are 7 and 5 years old, and there were no places where there was an opening station for 3 people (2 children and 1 adult). So as we set out to sea finally, we had to share one station together. Stations are only about 2 feet apart; it was nice of people adjacent to us to give us a little more room. This was my kids first experience with deep sea fishing. After the first stop, they asked everyone to switch spots with corresponding numbered stations. I asked a crewman to help me find a place or ask some people to move around so that we could fish. The crewman informed me that "that's the way it is". I told him I can't have my 7 and 5 year old at different places on the boat. I needed to be next to them, and it was crazy to think I would do that. I wasn't happy, and I told him that it should be his job to help. My two kids were the only two on the boat (some were in the teenager range). He said he didn't have to do anything, but it was more of "I don't care, it's your problem". We found a place on the bow (no station available). Then the captain comes up to me and confronts me in front of my kids for why I was giving his crewman a hard time. I told him what happened, and he said that it was my fault because I didn't arrive early enough to get a station (note, doesn't say that on their site except to be on time). I told him that isn't right. I paid to be on this boat and all I wanted was to be able to fish with my two kids. I then told him to back off; to go somewhere else as I didn't want this in front of my kids. He told me "Are you telling me what to do on 'my boat'"! At that point, I turned away telling him to just leave us alone. We can deal with it later. The other thing that he said was that he was a crew of 3 for a boat of 54 people. I suppose business is good enough to threaten passengers. I thought to myself, then obviously they aren't planning right or there's too many people on the boat. The best advice I could give the "Captain" is that perhaps he can do as other venues and ask everyone to fill in a station if there's one next to them. Thge second is realize when you're at sea, threatening customers is not good. Horrible experience, DEFINITELY not a family affair. We spent 2 of 4 spots catching Scorpion Fish while they told us we couldn't keep them because they're poisonous, but that's all anyone caught and none of the crew would come to the bow.
Rating: 4
A great time!
Sun, Aug 16, 09   5:30 PM SusieYee Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Fishing was great for my son's first time. Crew very helpful....it was a slow night, but still a great experience for my son.
Rating: 4
Fun and reasonable family activity
Sun, Aug 16, 09   12:45 PM Boezinger Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The free kids ticket w/ paid adult was what drew us in. This was a good value. The boat was packed - so obviously the promotion worked. It was crowded - so if you don't like crowds, you may want to try a different day/time. Boat caught about 30 fish that were keepers. Crew was helpful. Galley was reasonable. I would go again.
Rating: 5
Great time
Fri, Aug 14, 09   1:00 PM yafaboyer Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Very comfortable, nice people, reasonably priced. It was nice for once not to get ripped off for food and drinks. I really appreciated that. Great selection. Thanks for a great time. Yafa Boyer
Rating: 5
Thu, Aug 13, 09   1:00 PM shellskie Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
We did this back in April but were only able to see dolphins (but boy were there alot of them) and the trip was great. This time WOW!! We saw 8 or 9 whales. I couldn't keep up with the captains count and he was just as excited as all of us on board. Perfect day, perfect experience. Will definitely be doing it again.
Rating: 5
We saw whales!
Wed, Aug 12, 09   1:00 PM phillye Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
A very nice clean boat, with friendly people working. Best part they tried and succeeded to find whales and we were able to get close to 2 blue whales! Great deal for the price.
Rating: 5
Fun & Memorable Moments
Tue, Aug 11, 09   6:30 AM Auwlice Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
I have not gone fishing in ages, took my nephews, son and father (age 80) he and all of us had a ball! The staff was SO helpful and we definitely needed help!! The food was great and we felt that we been doing this for years!! We are already booking for Sept 2009 and it will be a BIGGER family affair!! it was worth every penny! Thanks for a Great Time and Great Fish!! Not a Mad Mom in a Minivan!
Rating: 4
Enjoyable evening
Sat, Aug 8, 09   5:30 PM mattkc1 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
fun evening on the water -- while we didnt catch too many fish it was nice and the crew was very pleasant, fun and helpful. Do recommend bringing sweatshirts as it did get chilly but being on the ocean for the sunset was a nice additional benefit.