Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,308 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 150 326 14 = 312 94% 4.5
Last 6 months 303 662 21 = 641 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 603 1,342 34 = 1,308 96% 4.5
All 4,648 9,661 344 = 9,317 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 203 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 97 100% 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 Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 4
Nice Boat Ride
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 16, 10   10:00 AM srfranklin Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was a fun trip, but the service was a bit odd. There were no paper towels in the bathroom, and no one seemed interested in putting any in there. A bit yucky. We did not see any whales, but the dolphins were fun.
Rating: 4
Saw Dolphins and seal but no whate
Mon, Mar 15, 10   10:00 AM Braulio Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Nice overall trip but did not see whales, we were expecting to see the whales.
Rating: 4
pleasant but unthrilling
Mon, Mar 15, 10   10:00 AM rjsin83 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a beautiful day for the whale watching. The day before they saw 13 whales. We saw none. The crew tried extremely hard to find some, but all we saw were three or four white fin dolphins and sea lions on the buoys. It was quite disappointing, but the boat ride was nice.
Rating: 4
Nice trip but no whales - did get a "whalecheck"
Sun, Mar 14, 10   3:00 PM cherylusry Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a great time and they tried to find the whales. They even offered a longer trip when they found out where some whales were, but there were people on board that had to be back at 5:00. They gave us all rainchecks to come back for another trip.
Rating: 4
Best part about whale watching
Sun, Mar 14, 10   12:00 PM slmartin5977 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The best part about whale watching is being out on the water, especially when it was such a nice day. We only saw a few spouts of water and one whale's back, so from a whale watching perspective it was pretty lame. We didn't see any dolphins/porpoises either. We went by the buoy with the sea lions on it. It was 68 dollars for the three of us, which for what we saw was not worth it. Being out on the water was nice. Perhaps when the whales are staying below, there might be something interesting (geographically/historically) to relate to the people on the boat about the Dana Point area.
Rating: 4
Great way to see ocean wildlife
Sun, Mar 14, 10   11:00 AM Marygaba Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My husband, daughter, and I enjoyed the 2-hour cruise. We saw two whales (followed one for a while to see if it would show more of itself), several dolphins, and seals. It was a beautiful day to cruise, and the staff were friendly and informative. The boat was clean, and there was room to sit or stand to view the animals. We plan to take this trip again in the future.
Rating: 5
Fantastic
Sun, Mar 14, 10   10:00 AM denaec Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Delightful & informative
Rating: 4
Exciting but little seasick
Sat, Mar 13, 10   2:00 PM lamoar2001 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Arrived late and kindly they rebooked us to the next boat even though the ongoing festival (high season) , luckily watched a couple of whales (then mostly we followed them along the coast, are we actually harrassing whales?). Nobody prevented us from seasickness, not very rough but several passengers got sick. Personnel on board was very kind though. I highly recommend it but with a word of caution, not for the faint of heart.
Rating: 4
it was fun, we did the 2 hour trip
Sat, Mar 13, 10   10:00 AM leiber09 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Should try the 5 hour trip if possible the 2 hour one felt short. The crew was great and we had fun
Rating: 3
Fun but no whales
Sat, Mar 13, 10   8:00 AM acolburn Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was a great experience... being out on the ocean was a blast. Would have been better but we did not see any whales... maybe next time!
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.