Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,330 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 136 285 14 = 271 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 304 663 18 = 645 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 614 1,364 34 = 1,330 97% 4.5
All 4,663 9,692 344 = 9,348 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 703 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 318 98% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 204 90% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 94 100% 4.8
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 11 100% 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: 5
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Sun, Mar 7, 10   11:30 AM jaytadler Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
We chose the catamaran tour because of the limit of 50 people. We did not want to be shoved like sardines into a tour boat. The catamaran was spacious and provided great viewing access for everyone on board. I have used this tour company before and we have ALWAYS seen whales! (maybe just our luck!) One thing that is not mentioned that I wish we had known about was the FREE BREAKFAST that was provided with the FREE LECTURE at 10am. It was very informative and humorous as well. Its well worth the additional money! The reservations were easy to make online and even if you are in a hotel and cant print the e-ticket out, they make it EASY by providing a number you can write down and take with you! The reservations department was well informed and I would certainly do business here again!
Rating: 2
Was not a good ride.
Sun, Mar 7, 10   11:00 AM kristi5 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Choppy choppy water. 60% of the passengers got sick on the boat and were throwing up. Do not bring children under 3. Driver of boat was late getting back so we flew home and the entire boat was splashed we almost all of us got soaked and it was cold outside. Also NO Whales - no Seals Very disappointing.
Rating: 3
If you lucky you get to see Whales!
Sun, Mar 7, 10   10:00 AM Cjmes1209 Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Other
We have no luck catching sights of whales migrating athough its supposed to be the season!. The Captain of the Boat was doing his best and has prolonged stay to hopefully get all of us on the Boat to catch glimpses of Whales. At the last few minutes, saw surface of a grey whale briefly, before having to head back to shore - A Singaporean Tourist
Rating: 5
Sun, Mar 7, 10   10:00 AM raegray Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
The crew were so friendly and really enjoy their job. The boat is comfortable with plenty of room. Only wish we could have stayed longer but didn't find the whale until about time to go in. But got a few really great pictures. Our visit was too short but there can not be a bad trip when you can see something as majestic as these beautiful creatures. I am already planning my next trip.
Rating: 3
it was ok, didnt see to much.
Sat, Mar 6, 10   12:00 PM Rsteckler Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
it was ok, didnt see to much. the weather was bad so possible that was the reason why we didnt see very much.
Rating: 4
Worth the trip!
Sat, Mar 6, 10   9:00 AM saloughlin Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We were unlucky with the weather - it was very cold and overcast - with choppy waters. However, we were warned prior to the trip what to wear which was spot on! The skipper was very knowledgable and despite imperfect conditions we tracked a couple of whales migrating along the coastline. It was great to see them and learn about them. The kids were very appreciative of the galley serving burgers and hot dogs for the return trip as it was cold. I definately plan to return during the blue whale season when the weather might be more "Califoronian"!!!
Rating: 5
2 Families
Sat, Mar 6, 10   8:00 AM CherylGeisen Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We were a group of 10 (5 adults with 5 children ages ranging from 4 to 13). Everyone had a wonderful time and was excited to see all the marine life we experienced- sealions, dolphin, and grey whales. We learned about finn whales personally from the captain as he spent about 15 minutes with us talking and sharing his knowledge. Everyone who worked on the boat was very pleasant. And yes the breakfast burritos were awesome being so filling it allowed us to skip lunch.
Rating: 4
Very enjoyable.....
Sat, Mar 6, 10   8:00 AM tallgyrl Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
...the majority of the people in our party had never been whalewatching before and when I saw the special $8 tickets available, it was a great opportunity to take advantage of this fun event. The weather worked in our favor and we only got drizzled on a little bit....was a great morning - saw a few whales, lots of dolphins and several sea lions. (By the way, the breakfast burrito my boyfriend got onboard was the BOMB - hats off to the cook!)
Rating: 5
Awesome experience
Sat, Mar 6, 10   8:00 AM jmfranz Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
We had a great time on our whalewatching tour. We saw many dolphins and two gray whales. Just being out on the water was fun. The crew provided lots of information about the animals we saw, including sea lions, and made the trip very enjoyable.
Rating: 4
Fun Trip!
Sat, Mar 6, 10   8:00 AM SSproule1964 Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
We enjoyed the 8am outing and saw dolphins, sea lions, and whales!
Rating: 4
Whale Riders!
Wed, Mar 3, 10   12:00 PM Alex_Melli Male 40-49 Local Other
Our captain, Jack, I believe, and his knowledgeable crew did a great job of tracking down some whales for us to see, while always respecting the animal's space and route. I'd surely do the trip again and recommend it to others wanting to see a pretty close peek at nature in our backyard.
Rating: 5
Wow what a trip!!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 2, 10   10:00 AM Ambriola Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
The Whale watching trip was fantastic!! Perfect morning weather and a perfect combo of friendliness and infomation. The crew was so friendly and answered questions and enthusiastic on what we might see on the trip. About twenty mintues into our trip we were told that they had spotted dolphins ahead and ask if everyone wanted to go on the lower deck to watch. I thought maybe we might see a couple and from a distance. What a surprise, there were common dolphins everywhere, hopping out of the water dancing around., estimated to be about 300. This was so much fun and the pictures moments were endless. The show of dolphins lasted at least 15 minitues. Next we were told that we were headed to hopefully find whales, which we did. So fortunate to see two Gray Whales , a little harder to spot, but the boat kept up with them and we were able to see them very easily. I would recommend this to everyone! I am sure not all trips see as much as we did, but maybe you will see more.
Rating: 5
My 9 year old son and I had a blast
Sun, Feb 28, 10   12:45 PM eddiej Male 40-49 Local Other
This was a Boy Scout outing which began with the free fishing clinic given by the staff - they did a great job working with the kids. Having signed up on Zerve beforehand for the actual 1/2 day trip and rental gear, we were all set up and ready to catch some fish - which is exactly what we did. My son caught 5 fish and is extremely excited about doing this again - soon. The staff in the shop and on the boat were very helpful, friendly, and encouraging. We will most definately do this again very soon.
Rating: 5
Highly Recommended!
Wed, Feb 24, 10   2:00 PM joaniesav Female 40-49 Local Other
My mom and I went on this trip and it was amazing! We had a great captain that found one whale which we watched for awhile. He then found a pod with hundreds of dolphins which swam alongside the boat. We stayed there for awhile while they kept us thoroughly entertained! I would and have recommended this trip to all my friends and family.
Rating: 5
Great trip!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Feb 23, 10   12:00 PM kooldayatsea Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The boat was absolutely clean and beautiful with ample seating. The tour length of 2 hours was perfect. We did see whales and dolphins, and the tour guides provided the perfect amount of information about them, as well as some interesting question-and-answer time. What a fabulous day! I hope to repeat the trip again soon.