Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,310 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 147 315 14 = 301 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 300 649 21 = 628 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 605 1,344 34 = 1,310 97% 4.5
All 4,651 9,666 344 = 9,322 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 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 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great lot of fun
Sun, Jan 13, 13   2:00 PM mzupanc Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Dana Point is a beautiful area, the wharf is interesting and fun, and the Wind and Sea restaurant on the wharf had yummy soup and fresh calamari to warm us up after the trip. We had a great time and will certainly do it again, and recommend it to friends and out-of-town visitors.
Rating: 5
The captain was very informative.
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Apr 9, 13   12:00 PM MzMary78 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The captain was well spoken and explained the life cycle of the Whales and Dolphins in a manner that the young children could understand and relate to.
Rating: 5
Winter Solstice trip on Catamaran was spectacular
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Thu, Dec 22, 11   2:00 PM mzbadger Female 70+ Local Group of Friends
I go out with a group of 25 to 40 people every few months . on both the Catamaran and regular boat. Every trip is a little different like the moods of the sea. We almost always have lots of dolphins come to play, sometimes small pods and sometimes the ocean bubbles with 1000's of dolphins leaping and playing. The common dolphins always want to hang out with the boat. on the Solstice we saw two whales blow like Old Faithful and surface like islands rising out of the sea. Then we got "tailed". A bunch of porpoises showed up like they came for a play date. The captains are all terrific, keeping you well informed and going the extra mile to make sure you have the best experience possible. It's a great way to spend a few hours on the sea with our ocean dwelling friends and seeing our beautiful coastline.
Rating: 5
Great experience
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 11, 11   2:00 PM mzbadger Female 70+ Local Group of Friends
I've been on the boat many times. People who run it are knowledgeable, good communicators, know where to go to play with our whale and dolsphine friends. They love their work and I never tire of the joy of being out on the water, experiencing the peace and connection with all the elements and the sentient Beings of the sea. Last trip was a rare day when we didn't see any, and it was a great day anyway......and we get a rain check. How good is that!. MzB.
Rating: 5
Great Trip With Lots of Dolphins
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Fri, Jun 21, 13   2:00 PM mystique Male 50-59 Local Individual
This company in Dana Warf is great. They brought us out onto the water and we saw hundreds of dolphins. The ride was smooth and the crew was professional. I highly recommend them.
Rating: 5
No Whales but Who Cares
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Apr 18, 12   12:00 PM MYOWNIGLOO Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
It was great being out on the ocean, and we "parked" in a pod of dolphins and had a great time watching them frolic. I swear they planned their jumps to void the cameras! And they seemed genuinely happy to see us and genuinely reluctant for us to leave when we did. Oh, and we saw a sea lion. (I called it a seal and one of the crew corrected me with a good natured chuckle.) The crew was friendly and professional and quite knowledgeable about where we were going and what we were seeing. The trip was so enjoyable, I didn't even regret the prescription glasses I managed to drop overboard on the way out of the harbor. Really!
Rating: 4
Fun
Wed, Dec 26, 07   2:00 PM myo177 Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
The whale watching experience was fun. The crew were very nice and made sure that everyone had a chance to see a whale or dolphin. They also point out things of interest.
Rating: 5
extremely knowledgeable commentary
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Feb 26, 13   10:00 AM mynard Female 70+ Local Other
Person giving commentary throughout the two hours was very knowledgeable about all aspects of the dolphins and whales. Liked seating arrangement at tables. Sat across from a delightful family from CT. Took Captain Dave safari last year - liked this much better - really liked friendly seating arrangements and just overall character of boat and captain. I live in Dana Point and take friends/relatives on these safaris. From now on I would only use this particular boat/service.
Rating: 4
No whales yet, lots of dolpins
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 5, 10   12:00 PM mylaherr Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Had a great time, weather was clear and sunny. We saw a lot of dolpins but no whales yet. I guess it is still early in the season. For half price it was well worth it to be out on the ocean. Highly recommended.
Rating: 5
Great day!
Mon, Apr 9, 12   10:00 AM mygavboys Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Everyone was very friendly and we had a great day!
Rating: 4
whale watching
Sun, Mar 8, 09   9:00 AM myfishto Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
the boat trip was alot of fun but no whales on our trip very disapointed but had fun anyway.
Rating: 5
This was a great and exciting experience.
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Nov 8, 11   12:00 PM Myeisha Female 40-49 Local Individual
I enjoyed the professionalism of the staff. The captain (driver) was very informative about the sea life and narrated this during our travel. There were numerous dolphins sitings...dolphins diving in sequence, often 3 to four at a time and as many as a group of about 10 or more. There were even baby dolphins. The dolphins came alongside the boat and even had fun chasing the boat as we sped off. It was charming and entertaining. I saw flying fish and toward the end a blue whale. What an amazing day.
Rating: 5
Very fun trip.
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Fri, Jun 27  8:00 AM mycolon Male 50-59 Local Other
Great boat ride, nice ride around the local area.
Rating: 5
Great tour
Tue, Feb 3, 09   12:00 PM mybetancur Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
my friends and I were very happy with the service and every body was very please because we were able to see the whales. We will do it again next year. Thank you
Rating: 3
Experience varies by day
Tue, Aug 2, 11   5:00 PM myav13 Male 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
Since the whales come and go as they please, you may see many, few, or no whales at all. We were lucky enough to see a handful of blue whales, and that was good enough for us, but of course we wish we could have seen more, including dolphins which others on the boat said they had seen before. You're out on the water for around two hours, and the vast majority of that time is spent waiting, with brief periods of seeing whales, but it is pretty exciting during that time.