Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,330 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 136 285 14 = 271 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 304 663 18 = 645 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 614 1,364 34 = 1,330 97% 4.5
All 4,663 9,692 344 = 9,348 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 703 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 318 98% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 204 90% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 94 100% 4.8
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 11 100% 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
Best money spent in Southern California!
Tue, Jun 25, 13   2:00 PM tammytwostep Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Though we are local, we had family in from Upstate New York. The group ranged in age from 10 to 70. The eldest was in a wheelchair. Every person had a blast and didn't stop talking about it for the rest of the trip. The crew helped my aunt in the wheelchair down and up the ramps. My uncle didn't have to do a thing. They are all super nice and enthusiastic. We all had a great time!
Rating: 4
Nice trip
Tue, Jun 18, 13   12:00 PM Chuckhaw Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We took the 1/2 price whale watching tour from Dana Point. While we didn't any whales, we did see a large pod of dolphins. The captain was very knowledgeable of the local marine life and educated the passengers about dolphins. We took advantage of the galley. It was a good trip.
Rating: 5
Best experiance ever
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Jun 16, 13   2:00 PM Lankeysue Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
I have been on several whale watching trips this was by far the best ever!
Rating: 1
Not value for money
Sat, Jun 15, 13   6:30 AM GILLIAMELS Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Not value for money, Captain suppose to do rotation to give everybody the same time at the back of the boat where they are chumming, and where all the deckhands focus he decided to let the first group stay an extra hour due to being early! We paid the same price ticket. The captain stayed in one spot the whole 5 hours where we continuously has to struggle with kelp in the way, and 1 hour before the time was over he said it is now to late to move and just stayed put.
Rating: 5
Great time with an excellent crew
Fri, Jun 14, 13   10:00 AM skipstein Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My 12 year old son and I had a great time on the 1/2 day trip. As we are both beginners , the crew helps us with all the tasks and shows what to do. The galley provided good food and the cabin and top deck seating was comfortable and with a good view. The other people on the boat were all friendly and we all worked as a team. Even though we did not catch any fish we had a great time. I not only would recommend this outfit, but will go out on another 1/2 day trip next time we are at Doheny State Beach and Dana Wharf.
Rating: 4
Very Enjoyable
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Wed, Jun 12, 13   2:00 PM MICAMP Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The boat was clean and nice. The boat driver was very knowledgeable. The website wasn't clear that it was in between whale seasons. They did however give our tickets back for another trip because we didn't see any whales or dolphins. I would recommend this company.
Rating: 4
Fun evening... my 10 yo loved it!
Sat, Jun 8, 13   5:30 PM rdaganhardt Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
My 10 yo son Grant and I have been talking about going fishing for months and we decided to give this boat a go. Although the fish weren't jumping onto the deck for us, we did manage to catch one. Grant had as much fun baiting the hook with the available calamari as fishing I think. The crew was very friendly and the others on board equally receptive to conversation. Really enjoyed meeting Isaac. Had some interesting stories to share. We will return another day for the day trip to Catalina. Thanks, Rob
Rating: 4
fun afternoon
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Thu, Jun 6, 13   2:00 PM Lei1303181 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
Took the kids out whale watching, and everyone enjoyed it. Saw lots of common dolphins, a few sea lions, and 2 whales who were trying to stay hidden. Food and cocktails were reasonably priced.
Rating: 4
Tues' trip
Tue, Jun 4, 13   12:00 PM TRISHMO Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Glad we got to see a whale and some common dolphins. Would have been nice to stay longer as it seemed we traveled quite a while and saw nothing and when we did, we had to return to dock.
Rating: 5
Great Bonding with my son
Sat, May 25, 13   5:30 PM Dgover Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
My 12 year old and I have talked about going for months but I was always a little nervous because I am not a fisherman and know nothing about it. We ended up catching a fish and had a blast. The crew were great and very helpful.
Rating: 5
Outstanding!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, May 25, 13   2:00 PM beyre14 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We did not see any whale sightings that day so they returned our ticket to us so that we could ride for free on another day. Fantastic!
Rating: 5
Great value, great time, want to go again!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, May 25, 13   12:00 PM Man_Of_Means Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My family and I are California natives, but we're not very much beach people nor had we ever been whale watching. Not only did we have an excellent time on board the boat (more to come on that) we actually spent the rest of the day at the Dana Point harbor beach area and very much enjoyed every minute of it. After working so hard for so many years in school, and in the work force, my wife and I were able to have a minute to reconnect and escape our stressful careers for a little while...and my son, who's 11, loved every minute. The website recommends you arrive for the trip a little early as the boat leaves promptly on time. This is very true! I appreciate the fact that the company actually runs by the clock and as a result respects the value of their patron's time. We were scheduled to leave at Noon. We left the dock at 12:01. The boat was very clean and well-kept. There was plenty of room to move around deck and the 3 crew members made themselves available at every turn. Very attentive! The captain's narration and informative dialogue about sea life and the habits of its living creatures was very intriguing. Not a dull moment. We saw many bottlenose dolphins and common dolphins during our trip. We also saw 2 Fin whales, and actually spent a good amount of time following one of these magnificent creatures as it went about its feeding habits. Most impressive. If you're anything like me you'll spend all of your time on deck so as not to miss anything. FYI, however, the bow of the ship is the best place on board and can get crowded quickly so you'll want to stake a spot out. The winds can make it pretty cold up there so be sure to bring a windbreaker or sweater. After an hour up there I sought something warm to drink for my family. I went below deck to see what I could find. I asked the fella behind the counter for some hot coffee, then changed my mind to hot tea, then decided on hot chocolate. Thinking they probably had only one of those selections I was thoroughly impressed when the fella asked "okay, which one? We've got all 3!" That was unexpected, but a pleasant surprise! (and it was delicious too - warmed us right up for the next hour) In a nutshell the trip is worth the cost. It's not the least expensive trip available, but I assure you that you won't be disappointed with your purchase. This splurge is worth it. Pacific Coast Highway runs right past Dana Point so it would be my suggestion to spend the rest of the day at the beach, or saunter along PCH and explore its many beautiful points or quaint shoppes. Have fun!
Rating: 5
crews are so nice and they helps kids a lot.
Sat, May 25, 13   10:00 AM hyunsunhwang Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
crews are so nice and they helps kids a lot.
Rating: 5
Great experience
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Sun, May 19, 13   12:00 PM LexiCf11 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The captain and his staff were so knowledgable and fun to listen to. The catamaran was clean and spacious. I had a really great experience.
Rating: 2
terrible fishing
Sun, Apr 28, 13   12:45 PM Slwalker25 Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
Not a fishing trip more like a boat ride.