Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,319 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 186 403 12 = 391 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 370 810 20 = 790 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 598 1,350 31 = 1,319 97% 4.5
All 4,583 9,517 338 = 9,179 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 593 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 321 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 222 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 158 100% 4.9 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 Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
Squid fishing
Sat, Sep 24, 11   5:30 PM buzzzz Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Squid fishing was a blast. My 8 old son keeps asking me when were going again.The bite was wide open. We must of landed 30 squid.
Rating: 4
Sat, Sep 24, 11   5:30 PM stefos Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Surprise $2 fee to clean each squid. Couldn't take home whole. Didn't find out about fee until near end of trip with 16 squid in sack. Great trip otherwise.
Rating: 4
no problems
Sat, Sep 24, 11   5:30 PM stevewoodard Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
did not get to usea coupon i had.
Rating: 4
Good Boat, Good Captain, Good Crew, Enjoyed it.
Sat, Sep 24, 11   5:30 PM mark8140 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Went Squid fishing. The Captain moved around to put us on them. Crew was nice in spite of the boat being crowded. Good Boat.
Rating: 5
for people who love nature
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, Sep 23, 11   12:00 PM Raquele Unspecified 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My 16 year old daughter recommended this tour.She has a great love for Blue Whales,but had only seen them on television and magazines.It was everything we expected.The crew made sure to point out the whales and we were right up close to the.Also got to see lots of dolphins.It was the highlight of our trip!
Rating: 4
Tue, Sep 20, 11   5:00 PM rberlemont Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience with great whale sightings.
Tue, Sep 20, 11   2:00 PM barnor Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our grandchildren (age 10 and 12) enjoyed seeing the dolphins swimming along the boat and leaping out of the water, and we were all thrilled with the sightings of three blue whales. The captain did a great job of maneuvering the boat to maximize our view of the whales as they displayed their tails just prior to their deep dives. The boat was not crowded and we had plenty of room to move about from one end/side of the boat to the other. The trip was definitely well worth the money and we will go again when in the area!
Rating: 5
Something for Everyone--Great Experience
Tue, Sep 20, 11   12:00 PM Revenant222 Male 20-29 Local Family With Children
My wife and I, along with our 18 month old son went blue whale watching last week. Overall we were extremely impressed. We went on a Tuesday, on one of the half-price tours. We were happy with the accessibility of the location. Specifically it was easy to locate off the freeway, free parking was available right near the check-in location, and the relevant dock was within 100 ft. of check-in. Very low stress, which made it easier to manage our very active son. The crew was helpful and the captain's instructions informative as the boat headed out (about 5 minutes after the hour--we had some late arrivals who held things up). As we left the harbor we ran through a (in my opinion) fairly large group of dolphins, which surrounded the boat and were very visually entertaining. My son particularly liked this portion of the experience, as the dolphins were close enough that he could get a good look at them. He called out ever time he saw them for the rest of the two hours, which was fairly often. We saw 3-4 blue whales, which seemed to be taking turns coming up and showing off for the boat. Had a number of good fluke (tail) shots as they dove down, and once the whale surfaced quite close to the boat--it was amazing! Overall a fun experience. Two hours was a bit long for our son, but he did quite well and enjoyed the dolphins immensely, and my wife and I had fun watching the whales as well. Highly recommended.
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience from start to finish!
Tue, Sep 20, 11   12:00 PM SMHatch Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The crew and captain were polite and professional and the whales were amazing!! Understanding that the captain cannot produce the whales, what he can do is maneuver the boat so that everyone on board gets an excellent view of the animal without getting too close and disturbing the creatures!!! It was wonderful. We saw 11 blue whales and three HUGE pods of dolphins. Everyone on board was knowledgeable and friendly. And the boat was large enough that even this prone to seasickness passenger had a great time.
Rating: 5
It was a first father and son fishing trip.
Sun, Sep 18, 11   12:45 PM gramos6791 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The boat was nice and the crew was excellent. We did not catch many fish(3) but it was worth the money. We will be going again. We went on the Sunday afternoon 1/2 day as one child is free with each adult paying.
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience...amazing whale sightings!
Sun, Sep 18, 11   12:00 PM mjurasek Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
We decided to try out this trip based on the high number of recent whale sightings and the good reveiws. We had an AWESOME time! The captian was wonderful and even took us out looking for a pod of Orca's that had recently been sighted. We were able to find them and saw them blow their spouts but they never resurfaced. That was ok though because we headed back in and were able to see the most wonderful Blue Whales. We sat for a long time and watched a pair of them surface, dive down and surface again. They were so close to the boat you could almost touch them! My son is visually impaired and can't see things at a distance but was so excited that he could see the whales. It was a really neat experience and something I would definitely recommend! We plan to go again :)
Rating: 5
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Sep 17, 11   5:00 PM omitchell Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a wonderful time, saw lots of animals.
Rating: 5
very good trip, worth the money.
Sat, Sep 17, 11   12:00 PM RonaldWolf Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
very interesting alot of marine life to see.
Rating: 5
Sat, Sep 17, 11   6:30 AM BethRaybould Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
This was my first time fishing without my dad. My son and I had an amazing time, the crew was great they taught us everything and was happy to help. I would highly recommend Dana dwarf
Rating: 5
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, Sep 16, 11   5:00 PM bplayhouse19 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My daughter and I went hoping to see a whale, but saw so many that I lost count. And at least a hundred dolphin swimming right next to the boat. It was an amazing experience! One that I will never forget and she is 16 and hopefully will never forget it either. It was well worth the money! I would definitley recommend doing this if your at Dana Point.