Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,322 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Negative
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= Overall
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Last 3 months 132 277 14 = 263 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 300 655 18 = 637 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 611 1,356 34 = 1,322 97% 4.5
All 4,659 9,684 344 = 9,340 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 697 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 316 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 204 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 94 100% 4.8
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 11 100% 4.6
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Awesome Experience!!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jun 1, 10   5:00 PM jackiejrtb Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I was pleasantly surprised with our tour! I was an amazing experience..I would highly recommend for both couples and families with children!
Rating: 4
great fun
Sun, May 30, 10   6:30 AM oldmanme51 Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
We had a great time even though the fishing was a little slow, my future daughter-in-law caught a 25 inch halibut, which won the pool. She was so thrilled that she caught it and my son and I didn't catch anything worth keeping. It was fun for us all. For a family outing would recommend this trip to all.
Rating: 5
Nice Adventure
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, May 29, 10   5:00 PM donna302 Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
This was a great outing for my granddaughter and her cousin. It was the second whale watch trip we took that week while staying at our timeshare in Capistrano Beach. Though we didn't see whales, we enjoyed a lively show by the dolphins...so much so the trip was extended by 20 minutes. Because the Clemente is a small boat, I wouldn't recommend this for the little ones. They'll have to stand the whole time and the ride is quite a thrill...like a mini roller coaster. The larger boat with the seating inside and on top of the deck, would be recommended for smaller children. I would do it again and I would recommend it to family and friends.
Rating: 3
Timing is everything
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, May 29, 10   5:00 PM 1rookielynn Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
We were supposed to depart at 5:00PM but the boat was late returning from it's previous fishing expedition. It is not really romantic to watch people rush off the boat with their fishing poles and then see the crew wash off the "fishiness" while you're waiting dockside with your date for your evening cruise. But I will say that the boat was clean (though still slightly damp) and the captain was very informative and helpful in our evening whale watching expedition. I think it was worth the trip but if you're on a date you might want to find something with more romance and less Eau de Fish :-)
Rating: 5
awesome
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Sat, May 29, 10   2:00 PM miekesmall Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
completing amazing. best trip ever. Paid full price, and would do it again. saw blue whales and pod of dolphins.
Rating: 4
Courteous crew
Sat, May 29, 10   12:00 PM glapogos79 Male 20-29 Local Family Without Children
Did a half day trip with family and had a good time. Didn't catch much fish, but the crew was very nice and helpful to beginners.
Rating: 2
long day
Fri, May 28, 10   10:00 AM RLTraister Male 30-39 Local Other
Ordering tickets was the easiest part of the trip. The boat left late and the deck hands seemed to be uninterested in fishing. I wont be going back. One other thing everyone is casting so be sure to wear glasses so you wont get your eye ripped out.
Rating: 4
Great fun
Tue, May 25, 10   5:00 PM Vacationfun Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We enjoyed the tour and saw a humpback which was amazing
Rating: 5
Zerve ticketing process was easy and the event fun
Tue, May 25, 10   5:00 PM drannzerve Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I did not think I would like the Dana Wharf whale watching ocean adventure, but the Zerve ticketing people were so helpful and enthusiastic that I decided to surprise my guy with advance tickets. It was way better than I had expected. It was pretty exciting when we actually saw not just any whale but a playful humpback whale, which is a variety not usually seen near the coast off Southern California. The staff did a great job of moving the boat around to give us the best possible photo opps and the whale cooperated by coming up again and again and showing us water spouts, summersaults, and that pretty tail. Best of all, the tickets were half price. I would definitely go again. Just be sure to bring lip gloss, sun screen and a warm jacket, as the light reflects off the waves even when there are clouds in the sky, and the weather a mile out on the water is about 10 degrees colder than on shore, with a biting wind for the unprepared.
Rating: 5
Very enjoyable trip
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, May 25, 10   12:00 PM whwatcher Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Bought this as a gift for a couple so didn't go myself, but they said they enjoyed it very much. Didn't see whales, but no big surprise there given the season. Did see some seals & said the trip could've been billed as a tour of the area without mention of whale sightings & they would've enjoyed it anyway. Said it was a nice way to see the surrounding area from a different perspective & the trip was very comfortable & not crowded. Received free passes for a future trip since they didn't see whales.
Rating: 4
Nice boat ride
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, May 25, 10   12:00 PM dzzeblond Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We only saw a few sea lions. Other than that, we didn't see much of anything at all. Yet it was a really nice boat ride and the crew is friendly and fun and at the end they gave us our tickets back so we can try again another day. We honestly had a great time and enjoyed it very much despite not seeing whales or dolphins.
Rating: 5
You get your money's worth.
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Sat, May 22, 10   12:00 PM SuzyAtkinson Unspecified Unspecified Combination Family Without Children
We observed little sea life, not for lack of trying, but the experience was great in spite of that. The boat was very nice and clean and handled the rough seas without difficulty. We were disappointed that we did not see whales or schools of dolphins, but we enjoyed the overall experience.
Rating: 5
A great first time
Sat, May 22, 10   12:00 PM ninawon03 Female 20-29 Unspecified Unspecified
The boat was nice and we heard others commenting that it was one of the better boats it had been on. The staff was friendly and helpful. They got us to a great location where we caught a 43 lb. halibut! We look forward to coming back. :)
Rating: 4
Great Adventure
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Thu, May 20, 10   12:00 PM caydenaf Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
The staff was straightforward, helpful and made an effort to educate us on the sea life around us. They also made an effort to ensure we saw animals...we saw hundres of dolphins surrounding the boat. What a wonderful experience and well worth the money. My 2 year old loved it!
Rating: 5
Wonderful and Amazing
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Thu, May 20, 10   12:00 PM santiagomd Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The staff and crew were informative and friendly. The catamaran was the perfect boat to enjoy the scenery and watch for any kind of wildlife. We didn't get to see a whale, but our captain found a large pod of dolphins. The dolphins had a blast racing the boat and coming up to swim along side and under the front of the boat. The viewing deck on the bow was perfect for picture taking and for small children to safely get up close and personal. Then after trying hard to find us something else, the captain took us to see a group of sea lions resting on a buoy. The entire 2-hour tour was relaxing and great fun and went by way too fast. Highly recommend the company for the employees and price as well as a wonderful way to enjoy the coast.