Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,171 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 209 471 11 = 460 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 292 664 13 = 651 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 522 1,203 32 = 1,171 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)
% Positive Average
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) 4 100% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
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
Highly Recommend
Fri, Aug 29, 08   1:00 PM mbmjr48 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The crew was great. The catamaran cruise had just the right number of people. Not too crowded. While we did not get to actually see any large whales, we did get to see a large school of offshore bottlenose porpoise. Very exciting watching how close they came to the boat. Highly recommend for anyone local or visiting the area for the first time.
Rating: 4
Tue, Aug 26, 08   10:00 AM bandeg Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The bait was great......was hoping to spend more time fishing, but it took quite quite a while to load the bait. Other than that, it was a great experience.
Rating: 5
A Unique Experience
Mon, Aug 25, 08   1:00 PM jkrueger Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
While we did not see any whales on our trip, the dolphins made the trip worthwhile! Our 8 year old son loved seeing the dolphins swim around us and under us. This trip is something you will never forget.
Rating: 5
Excellent fun outing with your family
Thu, Aug 21, 08   12:00 PM kotimothy Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Kids had a blast, highly recommended for family outing.
Rating: 1
smallest boat in the fleet
Thu, Aug 21, 08   6:30 AM eddyberry Male 40-49 Local Individual
over crowded conditions made day with 9 year old son hard, i couldnt even fish next to him so i didnt fish at all the whole day i will not be returning to dana point any more!
Rating: 5
Dolphins galore!
Wed, Aug 20, 08   4:30 PM ljtart Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We didn't see any whales but we saw a pod of dolphins that were very playful and interactive with the boat. It was quite a sight! The ride was very smooth, no one in our party got sea sick :) The crew was very informative and made me feel quite safe. We would take this adventure again someday.
Rating: 3
Mixed thoughts on the sportfishing
Tue, Aug 19, 08   12:00 PM dstringham Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Two 48 year old women and a 15 year old teenage girl. The teenage girl got very seasick despite taking bromine beforehand. That's just her... A 5 hour time gets tiring to have to stand the entire time. Great bait, good fishing spots and some good fish for all. I caught and released. The crew were very helpful for those who had never sea fished before.
Rating: 5
Sun, Aug 17, 08   5:00 PM Lucycomstock Female 40-49 Local Individual
I was on the Clemente. The boat left promptly. The captain was very informative, humerous and obviuosly likes what he does. He took us out 8 miles and we saw the most amazing whale! He gave us a lot of knowledge of whales and I learned so much. Then he extended our trip so we could see a pod of dolphins. He really went out of his way to show us a really good time. I highly recommend Ocean Adventure Cruises, provided by DanaWharf.
Rating: 2
Fri, Aug 15, 08   5:30 PM vincentkoen Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
On the basis of earlier reviews, we expected to see quite a few animals but in the event all we saw after one and a half hour were some common dolfins.Clearly, this is not a good season to go on this tour.
Rating: 2
Fun if not so crowded.
Thu, Aug 14, 08   10:00 AM lnajera Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The trip was great, the crew was wonderful. The boat seemed small but maybe it's because it was very crowded. The fishing was good, it could have been great if not for all the line tangles that completely overwhelm the crew. I took my wife and my 11yr old twins and as can probably emagine i spent all of my time untangling them from everyone that got tangled with them. Other them that it was a really good and fun day.
Rating: 4
Way better than the regular whale-watching boats
Wed, Aug 13, 08   1:00 PM GCHatfield Female 40-49 Combination Family With Children
I took this catamaran trip with my husband and two teenaged boys, ages 12 and 14, in August. My husband said it was worth it just for all the dolphins we saw. I liked the catamaran much better than the regular whale watching boats, because there were fewer people on it, and much more rail space to watch from. Everyone could see the sea life. There are plenty of places to sit down inside and still see the water. There is a small snack bar with soft drinks, alcoholic beverages and little snacks, but I was glad we brought lunch in our backpacks. Our teenagers liked seeing the dolphins, between texting on their cell phones (which other teenagers onboard were doing, I noticed). Whales or sharks would've really gotten their attention, but we didn't go during peak whale-watching season, so saw none. Overall a fun unique thing to do on a summer day.
Rating: 5
Great time
Wed, Aug 13, 08   6:00 AM janusz35 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I had very good time, I would recommend this trip to everyone.
Rating: 5
Tue, Aug 12, 08   5:00 PM Kaymetis Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We took the Whale and Dolphin cruise at 5pm for my son's fifth birthday. I have never seen so many dolphins in my life. It was surreal. We all loved it. Thank you!
Rating: 4
We had fun
Tue, Aug 12, 08   10:00 AM mxtran Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
I decided to take a day off from work to try out the half-off deal on Tuesdays. This was our first fishing trip ever and we had fun though it would have been much more fun if we caught some fish. Crew members were friendly and helpful showing us how to use the fishing rods and hooking up the baits (about 4-inch long fish). I would definitely recommend first-timers to try it out.
Rating: 5
Relaxing and enjoyable
Mon, Aug 11, 08   1:00 PM JBen1234 Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
We enjoyed seeing porpoises and sea lions on our trip -- and we love the feel of being on a catamaran!