Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,179 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
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Last 3 months 205 465 10 = 455 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 297 674 13 = 661 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 524 1,211 32 = 1,179 96% 4.6
All 4,343 8,996 323 = 8,673 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
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Rating
% Positive Average
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Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season 359 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale Watch 334 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 289 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 153 85% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 40 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 4 100% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
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
An amazing encounter with our local marine life
Tue, Jun 18, 13   2:00 PM MoiraNiblo Female 70+ Local Family Without Children
Everything about our two hour whale-watching was wonderful. No, we didn't see any whales, but we did see a huge pod of common dolphins. Amazing. And the expertise and enthusiasm of our guide made our encounter with these marvelous sea creatures so memorable. I can hardly wait to go on this trip again. Highly recommended!
Rating: 5
The great whale and dolphin adventure
Sun, Sep 15, 13   10:00 AM mohr1jon Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Crew was great, the tour was also very educational. 7 blue whales and 100s of dolphins says it all. The crew know there jobs because it showed during the tour. Some above and beyound things that happen is a crew member came around and offer all the guest to take a picture of the guest with their own camera. Also, I lost my hat in the wind and another boat picked it up and the crew took the time to get the hat from them. I will be rating this tour very high review on Travel advisor. Thanks for the great experience. Jon and Anna
Rating: 4
fun
Tue, Jul 29, 08   6:30 AM mohameda Male Under 20 Local Group of Friends
short
Rating: 5
Mega-pod of dolphins
Sun, Mar 2, 08   3:00 PM modollies Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
The boat was uncrowded as it was the last cruise of the day. The captain headed out and soon spotted a huge number of dolphins. He took us right into the pod. At least a hundred of these animals were racing with our boat and jumping up out of the water. We never saw a whale, but seeing these dolphins was an experience of a lifetime.
Rating: 4
Fun but no whales for us
Tue, Mar 18, 08   2:00 PM mochakimm Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
My children and I had a lot of fun on the cruise. We were initially very excited because we heard that the earlier cruises had spotted whales, so we thought we had a good chance. It was not to be; but, there was a pod of dolphins that were a lot of fun. The kids and I enjoyed the beautiful weather and being out on the water.
Rating: 4
Very exciting 1/2 day trip.
Sun, Jun 19, 11   5:30 PM mnour23 Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
It was a great trip and the crew on board were very helpful. I would highly recommend that to everybody.
Rating: 4
Lot's to see - peaceful outing on sea
Tue, Jan 1, 08   2:00 PM mnieswandt Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Well organized whale watching cruise with enthusiastic staff who is eager to find whales and did! It was amazing to see the whales so close to the boat! The crew patiently and respectfully followed the whales who seemed not stressed by our appearance. I hope that the latter is always the case.
Rating: 5
Must do!
Sun, Jul 31, 11   12:00 PM mnichols1976 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We went out as a family our last full day in California to try and see the whales. It was my wife and my 8 year old daughter. We had been out there for 11 days and seeing the majestic blue whales was the highlight of our entire vacation. I cannot recommend highly enough taking the time and spending the money to see those animals. The boat itself was very stable, and the Captain and the crewman both were very helpful and knowledgable. We got the pleasure of seeing 3 blue whales, and a group of dolphins. It was a fantastic experience.
Rating: 2
Borrrrring!
Wed, Apr 8, 09   12:00 PM mmoris Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
This was the most boring thing I've done in a while. The Captain of the boat didn't tell us what we were doing or what we were looking for. He let us know about a half an hour into the tour that there were a pack of Sea Lions on the bouy that was right in front of us. The next hour and a half the Captain didn't say one word until we were pulling back into the harbor to let usknow that we will be getting refunds! I've been whale watching out of Dana Point before and the Captain made the trip worth while for us! He would tell jokes and let us know what we were looking for and he just made so much of an effort to keep us entertained! We didn't see any Whale or Dolphin and that's just Mother Nature, but the Captain couldn't have been more speechless! And he didn't seem to make much of an effort to search for any Whale or Dolphin either.
Rating: 4
A pleasant experience even w/o whales
Sat, Mar 13, 10   4:00 PM mmongiello Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
We went to see whales, but even in their absence, we had a good time. The captain really tried his best to find some for us to see, but in the end, we were unsuccessful. We did see see lions, and the captain gave us a lot of interesting information about them. We were also on the sunset trip, and it was beautiful seeing the sun approach the ocean. They also gave us free passes to come back because we didn't see any whales, which I thought was a really stand-up practice.
Rating: 4
a father son bonding must
Thu, Jul 25, 13   6:30 AM mmnjack Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
Second trip with my 14yr old son. Great experience for both of us
Rating: 5
Totally AWESOME!!!!
Tue, Jan 3, 12   2:00 PM MMMaldonado Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
We were very fortunate to go out on a warm, beautiful January afternoon. We experienced a pod of killer whales, at one point we were surrounded by them!!! You can say "we hit a jackpot"!!! Our grandchildern will have these memories for a lifetime!!!
Rating: 5
whale watching
Thu, Mar 20  10:00 AM mmm5750 Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
great crew and boat
Rating: 4
Whalewatching is fun!!!
Sun, Feb 14, 10   12:00 PM mmgutz Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
I had a great time. It was a beautiful day. We did not see any whales but I understand that's not something that can be controlled. We saw a lot of dolphins and that was great - the crew was enthusiastic and informative about those as well. I'm a college student so I think everything (all fun activities) should be under ten dollars, but this was a good deal compared to the other whale watching companies I looked at. I would love to come back for a half-price Tuesday or Thursday (I paid the full price to go on Valentine's Day). Thanks!
Rating: 5
Loved it!
Thu, Jan 2  10:00 AM mmclements Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I really enjoyed the trip. It was well worth the money. Captain's narrating was very informative.