Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,306 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 145 311 14 = 297 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 300 651 21 = 630 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 603 1,340 34 = 1,306 96% 4.5
All 4,649 9,662 344 = 9,318 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 682 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 312 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 14 100% 4.7
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
The day of the Dolphins!
Sun, Dec 20, 09   12:00 PM Lindash Female 40-49 Local Individual
The day was overcast and the ocean was calm and glassy when we took off from Dana Point on our Whale watching adventure on 12/20/09. I took the 12:00 to 2:00 tour and we headed north looking for Gray Whales, but it's a little early in their migration season and we didn't come across any whales or even any Dolphins. I was given a Whale check and figured I would stay on for the 2:00 to 4:00 tour because as we were comming into the harbor they had spotted Dolphin activity in the distance. As we headed out on the 2:00 to 4:00 tour we saw some In-Shore Bottlenose Dophins right away. Then we headed out further to a pod of Pacific White-Sided Dolphins that were very playful and would bow ride. They were very lovely with distinct dark gray and white markings. We continued on and saw a large pod of Risso's Dolphins and also some Off-Shore Bottlenose Dolphins. Apparently all were feeding on Giant Squid in the ocean. Everywhere you looked there were Dolphins. What a contrast to my earlier tour where we didn't see a thing. The captain said that yesterday they were in the direction we had headed this morning, but had moved South. I was very glad I had stayed on for the 2nd tour and was able to witness all the Dolphin activity. You never know what to expect in our vast ocean, it's either filled with life or empty and that can be all in the same day.
Rating: 5
great day with the kids
Fri, Dec 18, 09   10:00 AM HEIDIANN10 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
I took my two teenage kids with a small amount of concern they would get bored or not catch anything. Quite the contrary. They had so much fun fishing, watching the birds, and my daughter even caught a 3 foot shark! It was a great day and the staff were wonderful.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Trip !!!
Wed, Dec 9, 09   12:00 PM rajeshprasad Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was a fun trip for all of us. We saw so many Dolphins and Sea Lions, but we weren't lucky to see any Whales. My kids were so excited to see the Dolphins in their natural environment. My little one was telling to everybody in school the next day about her trip and that she saw Dolphins coming under the boat. She was so happy. It is one in a lifetime opportunity to watch Dolphins and Whales in their natural habitat playing and swimming. We went their with my cousins who came to visit us. They also had a wonderful trip. I think it's a wonderful family outing. The boats are big and spacious and they have a small sitting area where you can sit and eat inside the boat. You can also see whales and dolphins from the top roof of the boat.
Rating: 5
Great time!
Sun, Dec 6, 09   2:00 PM sundaybikers Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Love being on a boat, it's a relaxing time! We saw a school of tens of dolphins and a Blue Wale, the Captain was nice enough to spend more time to wait for the whale to come up again! We were late 5 min but nobody complained, we saw the Blue Whale!
Rating: 4
Awesome to see how enormous a whale is
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Dec 1, 09   10:00 AM corinnapt Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Enjoyable trip and two hours is just the right length of time. A camera with excellent zoom feature is recommended to get the full effect of your sighting.
Rating: 4
Good value, smart crew.
Sat, Nov 14, 09   6:30 AM ShawnJones Male 40-49 Unspecified Individual
I have a great time every time I take the half day trip. Next time I am thinking about springing for the 3/4 day jaunt. The captain found the fish, I caught them, and the crew cleaned them. What more could you ask for from a fishing trip?
Rating: 5
What a Gorgeous Day
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Sun, Nov 8, 09   1:00 PM sofiewann Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
I would highly recommend Catamaran Adventure Cruises. My boyfriend and I went on the 1pm whale watching tour out of Dana Point on Sunday 11/8. The reason I gave this a five star rating despite not encountering any whales or dolphins was the fact it was a gorgeous day on the water. The crew was friendly, engaging, and extremely knowledgeable. They gave us all vouchers for 50% off of our next trip because we didn't have any whale or dolphin encounters.
Rating: 4
Too short?
Sun, Nov 8, 09   12:45 PM amkka1 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
I recently took a 1/2 day fishing trip which was advertised for 5 hours. The boat left the dock around 12:45 PM and approximately 30 minutes later we made our first stop and began fishing. After several stops and a slow day fishing, the captain announced at around 4:35, that we would call it a day and started heading in. We arrived back at the dock before 5:00PM. Since there was still plenty of daylight left when we began to head home, and it was still light when we arrived, I wish we could have fished a bit more and kept closer to the 5 hour schedule that was advertised. On separate note, the crew was great and very helpful. A fishing clinic for the kids before we headed out was a nice bonus.
Rating: 5
great whale watching tour!
Tue, Oct 27, 09   4:00 PM regina44 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
great time, great crew, we loved it---thanks!!
Rating: 5
Perfect night out for the Guys
Sat, Oct 24, 09   5:30 PM jacobdv Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
We were 12 guys that booked the twilight fishing trip on October 24, 2009. The fish did not bite the way we wanted to, but the season was almost over. Some guys did catch quite a few. The jackpot went to the guy who caught a 2.5 pounder. The evening was really great. Great friends. Great weather. Great crew on Reel Fun. Brian did a fantastic job to untangle al the bird nests. Dan cooked great burgers and kept the beers cold. The captain stopped at three different places where he could see fish on the fish finder. Before we knew it, the 4 hours were over and we were back at the harbor. We would probably do a longer trip next time. But then again, it is always good to stop eating when you still want a little bit more. The 1/2 day is good for people that do not do too good on the ocean. We loved it. Will definately do it again. Will be great for older kids too - maybe when they are about 10.
Rating: 5
whale watching
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Oct 6, 09   1:00 PM richgers6 Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
a great day had by us although did not see any whales did see plenty of dolph ins close up. crew very friendly a nice relaxing couple of hours.
Rating: 4
Nice sunset cruise
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Mon, Oct 5, 09   5:00 PM ranchforeman Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Saw sea lions. Did not see anything else. gorgeous sunset view. Would maybe go earlier as we were cold. Web site said that if we did not get to see dolphins or whales, would get a $10 coupon for next trip. We were not offered that. Could tell the guys tried really hard to spot something. They said the whales were not seen in this area yet so wondered why this was advertised as a whale watching adventure. Felt somewhat misled on that. Overall good we went, saw the beautiful coastline and the sunset.
Rating: 4
Weather wasn't good, so half off offer offered
Sun, Oct 4, 09   12:45 PM zenabeana Female 40-49 Combination Family With Children
My son and I decided to go fishing, we decided to go to DanaPoint. The weather didn't cooperate, but the captain was trying his best to give the patroons a good trip, but decided it would be better to come in earlier. The company offered a half off offer on another trip. Since the weather is a very influential part on a sea trip, this was a very good and fair choice. The next time, I want to go on a trip like this, I definately will keep them in mind.
Rating: 3
Skip on the 1/2 day trip
Sun, Oct 4, 09   6:30 AM gbradleyiii Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The Deckhands were all OK, no complaints there. I think that the next time I'd take a longer trip. 1/2 day doesn't get you any time for the boat to go far enough out. I could swear that I caught a Yellowtail on a 1/2 day boat, a few years back, but maybe it was a longer trip, so I was somewhat disappointed that this boat didn't go too far from the harbor.
Rating: 5
A Fantastic Afternoon but All too short
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Sat, Oct 3, 09   1:00 PM HMTaylor Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
As Visitors from Scotland watching a Blue whale was just fantastic. The skipper of the boat had to work his socks off to find the whale but the long wait was well worth it, The commentery from the marine biologist was an added feature of the trip. This was a real highlight of our vacation. Comfortable boat and good staff. Well worth the money!!