Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,319 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 185 400 12 = 388 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 369 807 20 = 787 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 600 1,351 32 = 1,319 96% 4.5
All 4,582 9,514 338 = 9,176 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 593 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 318 98% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 225 90% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 158 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 25 100% 4.6
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: 4
No Luck
Tue, Jun 24  2:00 PM mullfsu Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We unfortunately didn't see any whales or dolphins on our trip. The group before us got to see a humpback whale. We used our "whale check" a couple days later, but struck out again. I'll hold on to that "whale check" in case I'm ever in the area again. Captain and crew were friendly and informative.
Rating: 3
Crew Members Are Great
Sat, Apr 19, 08   6:30 AM Mugenboyz Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
The crew members were great and helpful. Disappointed because almost everyone came back empty handed. Are there any fish left in the ocean?
Rating: 4
No whales, but...
Sun, Apr 12, 09   1:00 PM muddyh20 Female 60-69 Combination Couple on a Date
the pod of dolphins we encountered was a lot of fun. I would suggest that the crew prohibit cigar smoking on the cruise. A few people got a little 'green' - not from the cruise, but from the inconsiderate passenger smoking a nasty cigar.
Rating: 5
Enjoyed being out on the water
Tue, Jun 10  2:00 PM mucha563 Female 40-49 Local Individual
$22.50 for 2 hours out on a boat is a great deal. I knew that it wasn't a prime time to see whales; therefore, I wasn't disappointed that we did not see any. The captain really worked at finding some dolphins, which there wasn't that many but enough to make the trip fun. I get frustrated when people write bad reviews because they did not see a whale, these are not animals in an aquarium, so the captain can not make them stay in one place. I really enjoyed my time out on the water. The boat wasn't too crowded, which I can not say the same for another whale watch boat from another company that was out there at the same time. If you want to hear what the captain is saying you need to be inside or at the front of the boat. I would recommend this trip and I intend on taking the trip another time. Enjoy.
Rating: 4
good day of fishing
Thu, Jul 30, 09   6:30 AM mtossetti Male 50-59 Local Other
Met my youngest son, three of this friends at Dana Point went on a 1/2 day boat. Everyone on the boat caught sand, calico bass, short barracuda and one nice halibut. The captain and boat hands were extremely courteous and helpful in assisting the fishermen in retying hooks, removing fish, bagging them, untangling line snags and cleaning the fish. Great 1/2 day boat for all.
Rating: 4
First Time Out
Wed, Sep 17, 08   10:00 AM mtnmaw Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was my first time ever at deep sea fishing. The crew where encougaging and reassuring. I caught four fish, threw 3 back and enjoyed one for dinner, with leftovers to freeze. It was a very fun experience and I recommend it.
Rating: 4
Fun trip!
Tue, Apr 21, 09   10:00 AM mtnhop Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was a fun tour even though we didn't see any whales. We did see a few different species of dolphin as well as sea lions!
Rating: 5
Locals - this is the time to go! Best ever.
Tue, Aug 21, 12   5:00 PM mtmarquis Male 60-69 Local Individual
Lived here locally for over 15 years, and have put this off until now. Really glad I went. And, the sightings were Blue Whales at that. Got 50 photos - mother & calf together, flukes, etc. in 2 hours. Also, tour conducted very well to minimize disturbance to the whales.
Rating: 4
Sun, Jan 20, 13   2:00 PM mtk746 Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
We didn't see any whales for almost 1.5 hours. At that point we saw many, and so they actually extended the tour so we could view them longer. That was unexpected and appreciated. The lower area of the boat where the snack bar is could be upgraded a little. It's not a very nice area. I'm sure most people stand outside, but if you want a place to sit for a while it should be a little nicer.
Rating: 5
Great trip
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Aug 4, 10   5:00 PM mtischler Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We got to see a blue whale several times within 20 yards or so of the boat. The driver knew exactly where he was going (he had scouted out the location of the whale early in the morning in preparation for his 3 trips that day), and he kept us close to the whale each time it came up from deep-feeding. We also got to see lots of dolphins and some sea lions frolicking near the boat. It was a great trip! Got a little queasy on the trip back, due to some rough waters, but it was well worth the sights we saw.
Rating: 3
Very few fish were caught on the trip
Sun, Aug 17, 08   10:00 AM mthornburg Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
Wish they were better at finding fish
Rating: 2
A very disappointing experience!
Thu, Aug 2, 12   10:00 AM mtambakeras Male 60-69 Combination Family With Children
It was impossible to enjoy the fishing while constantly trying to avoid the many pelicans surrounding the boat trying to steal our bait or take our fish. They were there for the entire trip. We spent most of our time dodging the pelicans or getting our lines untangled from the birds or from each other. Also the younger members of the crew were either surly or too inexperienced. Most of the fish were caught by experienced locals who new how to cast far, dodge the birds or untangle their lines quickly.
Rating: 4
It was a nice daughter father date ---something we
Wed, Mar 28, 12   12:00 PM mtalley15 Male 50-59 Local Other
It was a very nice day off of Dana Point and the captain was very informative knowing that 2 whales were spotted heading our way. He made sure we were able to see them. The dolphins, 2 unfortunately, swam under the boat each time I tried to snap a shot of them. All in all a great day! Highly recommend going out of Dana Point.
Rating: 4
Fishing trip
Sun, Jul 22, 12   10:00 AM mtalambas Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had fun. Wish there were more fish. It was good just to get out on the boat and fish. Captain and crew were very accomodating.
Rating: 5
Great whale tour
Sat, Sep 21, 13   2:00 PM msusicky Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We saw 6 whales, it was amazing.