Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,171 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 209 471 11 = 460 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 292 664 13 = 651 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 522 1,203 32 = 1,171 96% 4.6
All 4,334 8,974 323 = 8,651 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season 360 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale Watch 321 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 157 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: 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.
Rating: 5
Lots of fun and exciting to see!
Sat, Mar 10, 12   2:00 PM MMcCoySr Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
It was a very good two hour tour. Boat was clean and not over crowded although there were quite a few people on board. I am going again with other family members in April.
Rating: 4
Very educational and well worth the money.
Sun, Mar 4, 12   4:00 PM mlnewman Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
This is a must do for local families and visitors.
Rating: 5
Very enjoyable experience
Tue, Aug 14, 12   10:00 AM mlevy_88 Male 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
Operators of the expedition/boat were vey nice and the boat captains comentary during the voyage was very informative. Great being out on the ocean and all together a wonderful experience. With the 1/2 price deal a real bargain!
Rating: 5
Great Whale Hunt!!!
Tue, Jul 19, 11   5:00 PM mldugovic Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our first view of the whale spray was thrilling. The closer we got to her and her calf was exciting. It was amazing to be up close and to be able to see the mama whale and then her calf right behind her. Our captain was great to give us soooo much information about the blue whales and to get us over to them quickly. We were able to ride into a pod of dolphins and enjoy their playful attitude on our way back. The captain steered the boat around a buoy where sea lions were sun bathing and he gave us a lot of info on them. We saw thousand of pelicans. It was a most enjoyable trip and I highly recommend this company to everyone. Another company at this same dock was way more expensive and with this company we were able to take our whole family at a very reasonable price. Thank you so much.