Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,171 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
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)
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) 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 Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
Great crew and beautiful whales!
Sat, Mar 19, 11   10:00 AM jimteeling Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
George and the rest of the crew are fantastic! This was our second whale watching with your company, and both times were perfect. We saw grey whales this time, and last time we saw blue whales and hundreds of dolphins. I love the respect that your crew shows for nature. We also bought the video, and love it. Thanks! We will be back to take another trip.
Rating: 5
Whale following
Sat, Mar 19, 11   10:00 AM divyarshan Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Must say we were very lucky to spot a whale 10 - 15 minutes out in the ocean and kept following it for about half an hour. The crew was very helpful in providing information about the pattern of the whale being observed - when it goes for a big dive, when it will surface back, and the sort. It was a perfect day out - being the 10 am tour we did not have much people on the trip and could move around easily. I came with my 16 month old who had her jacket on. One of the crew members also offered their jacket to keep her warmer. That was a nice gesture, isn't it? Then we spotted a few sea lions which kept posing for the photos. It was good that the crew did their most to search and find as many life they could spot in the ocean. Overall I would highly recommended it though I do not know how my feedback would have been if we did not spot any !
Rating: 5
Fantastic Whale Watching
Thu, Mar 17, 11   2:00 PM doriswt Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We enjoyed our trip tremendously, treated from start to finish as if we were part of there family. Given a complete narrative of our surroundings and marine life.They were as enthusiastic as we were upon whale sightings. I would recommend this trip highly.
Rating: 4
Comment
Tue, Mar 15, 11   10:00 AM DeeAnn_Smith Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
Friendly and knowledgable
Rating: 5
great experience, nature up close & personal!
Tue, Mar 15, 11   10:00 AM tcrane Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We couldn't have asked for a better experience! We are looking forward to doing this again in July/August to see Blue Whales & we'll be choosing the same outfitters! The captain and deck hands were all great, knowledgeable and friendly. Their experience enabled us to not only see grey whales but to follow their path as they migrated down the coast. This is truly an experience our family will never forget- fun for anyone who enjoys the great outdoors! Children 3 to 93 will all be impressed and captivated not just by the ocean animals but also by the captains banter and knowledge of all things "ocean"! We enjoyed this excursion so much that we went twice the week we were visiting!
Rating: 4
Great
Mon, Mar 14, 11   12:00 PM kpurrington Male 70+ Local Family With Children
great
Rating: 5
Excellent !
Sun, Mar 13, 11   12:00 PM MarionVolk Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
The Dophins were out of this world...unfortunately we missed the Whales but the Dolphins more than made up for the missing Whales............
Rating: 4
No whales, but lovely California Coast
Sun, Mar 13, 11   12:00 PM acarrasco Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
No whales on this trip. My friend went with her family the same day at 8am and saw a whale. We did see dolphins and sea lions. The dolphins swam right next to the boat. Boat was big, nice, clean, and not crowded. Beautiful, sunny day. We enjoyed seeing the California coast line, which was nice for our family and children from Texas.
Rating: 5
Amazing.
Sun, Mar 13, 11   11:00 AM calebzerve Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Took our three young kids (2, 5, 7) and we weren't sure if they'd like it. There aren't many places to sit so we were really wondering how it was going to play out, standing at the front of the boat the whole time. Long story short, the captain found a pod of dolphins - we're talking a thousand dolphins. Honestly, it was epic. The kids were ecstatic. The dolphins were literally swimming alongside the boat. We never saw a grey whale, but forget the grey whale...if you're lucky enough to come across the native dolphins, it is worth it. Seriously one of the top 10 best things ever experienced. The crew was courteous, funny, and knowledgeable. Good luck!
Rating: 5
The most amazing day for our family...
Sun, Mar 13, 11   8:00 AM lesalynn25 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My family and I went to Dana Point just to take a day on the ocean. We had such a great time looking for dolphins and whales. The pods of dolphins were wonderful,jumping right next to the boat all around each side. There were babies to adult dolphins. The childrens smiles of delight were the best, enjoying every moment...It made the family trip priceless with many memories to share...We will return again,and tell all our friends...The Haggstrom Family.
Rating: 5
Great idea for a family vacation
Sun, Mar 13, 11   8:00 AM diazk302 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
My family was in from out of town, and wanted to go whale watching. I found this boating service and I must say it was great! The price was fantastic, and the crew was very friendly and actually stopped the boat when my mother saw a whale. We were able to see a gray whale, and dolphins. The dolphins were the highlight of the trip for the small kids we had with us, they loved that they were swimming right next to the boat.
Rating: 5
Great Family Activity
Sun, Mar 13, 11   8:00 AM chainley Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We took our 6 year old and 9 year old out on the 8:00 boat ride having just arrived from Texas the night before (experiencing a 2 hour time differential and the morning daylight savings took effect)... obviously we did not take that into account when booking! However, despite the very early rise, we loved every second of it. We live on the coast of Texas, but have never had the opportunity to see whales. It was fantastic! The kids loved it and so did we. The boat was spacious, and the staff was great. I would strongly recommend dressing in layers and taking a high speed camera.
Rating: 5
Our Trip
Sat, Mar 12, 11   2:00 PM Erikarl Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
My husband & I took our boys (ages 12 & 15). We all had a wonderful time. Saw lots of common dolphin & Seal Lions. Unfortunatley we didn't see any grey whales. We were a little sad but we still had a wonderful time & would recommend going.
Rating: 3
Not Very Impressed
Sat, Mar 12, 11   1:00 PM syryn7 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
Saw a few dolphin in the beginning of the tour, other than that we were just taken aimlessly for over an hour around in hopes of catching a whale sighting. Not offered the guarentee of getting a 2nd ride free if no whale sighting. Animals are unpredictable but it seems it would be a better idea for this company to be constantly monitoring so when a tour goes out they head to where "the action is" instead of randomly driving around. (The tour who was right before us had 3 sightings so it's a wonder why we didn't just go straight towards that area).
Rating: 5
Great way to start the day
Sat, Mar 12, 11   11:30 AM Lennig100 Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Although other providers are a little less dollars, yours is a better value when it includes a pre-lecture of the events and a continental breakfast for the morning trip. Great way to start the day.