Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,311 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 176 385 15 = 370 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 316 690 19 = 671 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 602 1,342 31 = 1,311 97% 4.5
All 4,631 9,623 341 = 9,282 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 665 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 311 98% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 208 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 113 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 14 100% 4.7
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 Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
What an experience!
Fri, Mar 12, 10   4:00 PM jmbullis Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We arrived in Dana Point early and really enjoyed the area. We waited in anticipation for the boat to dock and were excited when it came around the corner. This was the first time any of us had been in a boat in the ocean and we were thrilled. The boat was clean, the staff was wonderful, and the experience was amazing. We didn't get to see a whole lot of whales but just being out on the water was amazing. During our trip we encountered a small amount of bottle-nose dolphins and a few Fin whales. It was really cool. The captain wasn't satisfied with the amount of time we had with actual animal experience and offered us all $10 off our next trip. Next time we are in town we will definitely take him up on this offer. Taking the evening trip was memorable as we were able to watch the sun set behind Catalina island. This experience will be one that our whole family remembers forever.
Rating: 5
Love Whales
Fri, Mar 12, 10   12:00 PM PamPetramala Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The 10:00 tour was not crowded so allowed easy viewing. We saw several whales. I love whale watching so can never have a bad time.
Rating: 5
Great way to spend a few hours
Thu, Mar 11, 10   10:00 AM ejacksonz Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My daughter and I really enjoyed the Grey Whale Tour. The whales eluded us but we had a great time watching the dolphins. The equipment and crew were first rate. Really good value for the cost - especially in Southern California. Do it!
Rating: 4
Great experience!
Wed, Mar 10, 10   10:00 AM slancast1 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great experience! We actually went out twice, due to left over wind conditions the first day. The captains on both boats were friendly, informative and you could tell they love what they do. Although we didn't see any whales either time we went out (which was disappointing)the scenary was fabulous. We did see some dolphins the second day and that was cool. This was the first time 3 of the 4 of us had been out on a boat like this and it was very nice. I would do it again if I return to California in the future.
Rating: 3
no whales . . .
Wed, Mar 10, 10   10:00 AM Jwilco1 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
OUr first day was canceled because of high winds- so next day tried again. GOt on the boat but it was windy and chilly, no whales . . . . sea lions, dolphins, but no whales. WE had 9 in our group and 3 of us barfed!. Hmmmmm. Probably wouldnt go again, although the crew was friendly and informative and gave us tickets to come back again any time and try to see the whales but all in all. . . . wouldn't do it again.
Rating: 1
A preventable disaster
Wed, Mar 10, 10   10:00 AM JIManning Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our whale watching was cancelled due to wind and rescheduled for the next day. We arrived with great expectations but what we got was sick due to the rough waters reculting from continued wind. Granted the wind was much lighter than the day before but cauised problems even at the lower force. We all took a dramamine just in case. In hind sight we may have been better served by taking more. Four of our group vomited violently while the rest of the group turned green. Not a single whale was spotted. The tour group gave us vouchers to some aback and try again free of charge which would have sufficed if we lived near by but we don't and so we spent our money for nothing. Leah Ann Manning
Rating: 4
Overall good..
Sun, Mar 7, 10   11:00 AM yvetterocha3 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We didn't see anything! No whales! No dolphins! The captain tried really hard and right when time was about up..we saw the spout in the distance..that's as close as we got! We received a Whale Check to go back for free! Hopefully we have better luck next time!
Rating: 3
Too long
Sat, Mar 6, 10   12:00 PM daxrizo Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
the boat was too slow and upon arrival we had only but 15 minutes to wait for the whales to surface. another boat, same category, passed us on the way out and loitered around the whales much longer than we did. frankly not worth the price.
Rating: 5
So much fun!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 2, 10   12:00 PM CAkiwi519 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was such a fun experience~ don't pass it up! Riding out on the ocean was great but then actually seeing the whale and dolphins was the best.
Rating: 4
Great Value/ Trip
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 2, 10   10:00 AM monteshelley Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We saw 100's of dolphin, swimming right alongside the boat. We also saw 2 Grey Whales. Great Value on Tuesdays. 1/2 Price
Rating: 4
Fun short cruise & good chance of spotting whales
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Feb 23, 10   10:00 AM KSchoenfeld Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Just long enough to enjoy sun and sea, the trip was affordable, the crew upbeat and successful in taking us alongside several whales which just broke the water several times.
Rating: 5
3 kinds of dolphins and a fin whale!
Wed, Feb 17, 10   10:00 AM amyeholmes Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Highly recommended. I went with my kids (ages 7 and almost 5). Crew was knowledgeable and friendly. We learned a lot about the animals we saw (3 kinds of dolphin and some fin whales-- we got lucky!). We all enjoyed watching the dolphins play in the wake off the bow of the boat. Breakfast (scrambled eggs, bacon, and potatoes) was great. Overall, a lovely trip that we are still talking about.
Rating: 5
Amazing whale watching experience
Sun, Feb 14, 10   4:00 PM ohwchris Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We got extremely lucky on the Valentines day sunset cruise and stumbled upon a pod of fin whales. They are ordinarily shy and aloof, but we saw them surface and even lunge feed several times from close proximity. Pretty amazing. Even without the great sightings, the boat was smooth, the crew was nice, the other passengers were gracious and fun. Go.
Rating: 5
Great Sportfishing Trip
Sat, Feb 13, 10   6:30 AM NorCalBigE Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Good Crew fun boat didn't catch anything but had a blast.
Rating: 4
Great Crew, they worked hard on an off night
Thu, Feb 11, 10   5:30 PM marklawless Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
We tried a new area in deeper water and the squid just weren't to be found that night. We were out a couple of hours longer than planned, but that just proves how hard these guys were willing to work to try to find some kind of action. I get in the area once in awhile for work and I'll be giving these guys another go. Polite and courteous crew. Just wasn't our night.