Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,344 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Negative
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= Overall
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Last 3 months 102 227 7 = 220 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 293 641 18 = 623 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 619 1,378 34 = 1,344 97% 4.5
All 4,677 9,727 344 = 9,383 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 and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 727 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 317 98% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 203 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 94 100% 4.8
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 3 100% 5.0
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 Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Admiral! There be whales here!
Tue, Aug 2, 11   5:00 PM capclaycrash Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
We saw about 3 blue whales over and over again. It was great fun. The captain and crew did as much as they could to ensure we all had the opportunity to see the whales.
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.
Rating: 5
Very fun trip!
Tue, Aug 2, 11   5:00 PM Snikonchuk Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
I took my two boys, who are 10 and 3, and my parents on the whale watching trip. The crew was very knowledgeable and nice. We should have been on the boat for 2 hours but it turned into 2 and a half hours because we kept seeing more whales! The captain didn't want us to miss one! The boat was clean and nice. There wasn't a lot of seating of course but if you feel you need to sit for the entire ride I would suggest getting in line about a half hour before your boat is to leave.
Rating: 5
Spectaular
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 2, 11   2:00 PM Benattard Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
2nd. yr. on this cruise, & My husband & I love it. The crew is great. Nest time we do it with the family. Love it.
Rating: 5
Wonderful Excursion
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 2, 11   12:00 PM ethanator Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
We took the family, 3 adult children and our 6 year-old grandson, on the Whale Watching trip out of Dana Point and all of us were thrilled with the experience. The crew was great and, best of all, we saw 3 whales and lots of dolphins. One of the highlights of our vacation!!
Rating: 5
A wonderful time and lots of Whales
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 2, 11   12:00 PM BevGrandia Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
I've lived in the Inland Empire all of my life and I've never been Whale Watching. I took my grown daughter and her three sons (my grandsons), ages 3 1/2 months to 14 years. We all had a blast. We all learned a lot about the Whales from the Captain and his helper. The boys didn't know if they would like it or not, they didn't, they loved it. The day we went out was a bit windy and the boat was rocking some. The baby has never felt his stomach feel that way and was laughing so much I had to take a video of it. The Captain went out of his way to find Whales, Dolphins and Sea Lions for all of us. He wanted to make sure we had a memorial time and we did. Everyone from check in to leaving was wonderful. I wasn't sure how the staff would react to an infant and a stroller, but they couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. Thank You All. B.Grandia
Rating: 4
good trip - highly recommend
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 2, 11   12:00 PM pearsonc333 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Saw 5 whales, dolphins, and sea lions. I thought the crew did a nice job. We did "2 for Tuesdays" - a great deal. would go again.
Rating: 5
we saw whales!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 2, 11   10:00 AM aprilrector Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a great time. Altogether we saw 3-4 blue whales. The captain went out of his way to find whales for us, and it's nice that they can network with other boats to find out where they are. The crew was informational and gave us many facts about blue whales too. We went on our tour beginning of August. I hear mid-July is a good time to start looking for whales.
Rating: 5
Great time had by all
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Mon, Aug 1, 11   5:00 PM jeanm1025 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The trip was everything that was promised! Dolphins and Blue Whales all over the place. The crew was polite and very knowledgeable.
Rating: 4
We had a great time!
Mon, Aug 1, 11   12:00 PM lfinley81 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The crew was nice, not many fish were caught however we had a great time. We would do it again.
Rating: 3
More smoke than bites.
Sun, Jul 31, 11   5:30 PM michaelseitz Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
I generally do not get seasick, but a constant gail of cigarette and cigar smoke took care of that. With a crowd of people in pretty tight quarters, there should be no smoking allowed. I think it will be a long time before I go out again.
Rating: 3
Great Crew, Bad Weather Day, Lots of Fish and Fun
Sun, Jul 31, 11   12:45 PM marilyno Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
If you are grandparents along for ride with the grandkids be aware there is no comfortable seat on the boat "Reel Fun" and you are sitting in the sun for 4 hours and hopefully not bad sea conditions. Make sure you bring along your dramamine just in case. Kids had a ball when a large wave came over the front of the boat and they got soaked. For me it was too long, too nauseaus, too hot, and stinky between the poor sardines as bait , squid, frying hamburgers, and no where comfortable to sit. Not good for bad back. Everyone was catching fish and they enjoyed that. Sea was not calm due to storm in the morning and rain.
Rating: 5
Fantastic day out
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Sun, Jul 31, 11   12:00 PM lorained Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Individual
Whale watching with your company had been highly recommended to me by a friend who had been out previously. I would like to say that I had an amazing time with you and that the photo opportunties were wonderful - I will also recommend you to friends visiting the area. The number of people on the boat was just right, not too crowded, the commentary was interesting and informative. (But I must just say that parking the car was a bit of a nightmare!)
Rating: 5
Must do!
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
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: 4
So Glad I Finally Went Whale Watching! GREAT!
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Sun, Jul 31, 11   12:00 PM vikki01 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I have been wanting to do this for many years and finally had the chance to go,,,,I loved the experience! The boat ride was great, even though I was a bit frightened of getting sea sick. We decided to get some Dramamine just incase and the ride was just fine, it worked ,,lol! Id would suggest this to all , its worth the $ to see at least once. We saw about three differnt whales and lots of dolphins. I would say its a MUST at least once!