Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,174 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
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= Overall
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% Positive Average
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Last 3 months 210 474 11 = 463 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 291 661 13 = 648 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 523 1,206 32 = 1,174 96% 4.6
All 4,333 8,971 323 = 8,648 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
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Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season 357 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) 10 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
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: 3
Whale watching... minus the whales
Sun, Mar 6, 11   8:00 AM ShelleyManus Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Thank god for the dolphins and sea lions! Not to mention the bloody marys! All in all it was worth getting up for! Haven't given up on seeing a whale up close and personal! Until that day, The discovery channel will have to do!
Rating: 5
Great Birthday Party!
Sun, Mar 6, 11   8:00 AM jlw287 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We went on a morning Whale Watch for my son's birthday party and it was GREAT! All the kids had so much fun! We didn't see any whales, but it didn't matter at all to the kids because we saw LOTS of dolphins and sea lions and they enjoyed just being on the boat! We will definitely be doing this trip again!
Rating: 5
Excellent way to spend an afternoon
Sat, Mar 5, 11   3:30 PM ArielMarie Female 20-29 Local Family With Children
I took my daughter on this trip for her fifth birthday with mixed group. Everyone had a great time! The crew was extremely friendly and gave us a ton of information on the whales we saw. The boat was beautiful and really well maintained and clean.
Rating: 5
wonderful experiance
Sat, Mar 5, 11   3:00 PM kamccarthy Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
I had a wonderful experience and seen lots of whales.
Rating: 5
500+ dolphins warmed my heart...
Sat, Mar 5, 11   2:00 PM poophead123 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My significant other and I wanted to experience the ocean. During whale weekend, we didn't see any whales but sure enjoyed the dolphins and the show they put on. It was great, the service down below for drinks and food was amazing. The captain informed us of many pieces of information we never ever would've know about! LOVED IT! ps my s.o. is a smart bumm, with the name of poophead... lol
Rating: 5
Beautiful Day
Sat, Mar 5, 11   12:00 PM Debfidel Female 50-59 Local Individual
A beautiful day on the ocean with gorgeous weather. No whales but LOTS of dolphins. Nice to just relax on the boat and watch as they played, swam, jumped. Will definitely do this again, and again!
Rating: 4
Enjoyable outing worth doing at least once.
Sat, Mar 5, 11   11:30 AM DavidKelner Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
We had the continental breakfast/lecture first. Then, the time on the water was nice. We had pleasant weather which made it perfect. And, we actually saw a whale for a bit. There was a huge pod of dolphins and several sea lions. The boat was nice with some snacks and beverages. It was an experience worth doing at least one time in ones life.
Rating: 5
We were much more than satisfied.
Sat, Mar 5, 11   11:30 AM JOANNERHART Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We have been on 5 cruise ships and a lot of adventures. This was by far the best one we have taken, We look forward to returning every year to enjoy this adventure. We were excited about the trip but seeing a whale within 15 minutes a large male and following it for an hour plus end up in the middle of over 100 dolphins all around us. We took plenty of great pictures. We also were up close to a number of sea lions. An unforgettable adventure!
Rating: 4
Fun Activity
Sat, Mar 5, 11   11:00 AM ngaudion Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
I booked an 11 am trip on March 5 during the Whale Watching Festival for my husband, myself and our 24 year old son. The weather was great, cool but sunny. The number of people on the trip seemed just right. The captain found a school of dolphins that played with the boat, great for photos. He did find a whale about an hour plus into the trip. That was terrific and again a great photo-op. The captain seemed to have a good knowledge of the marine life in the area and shared that with the guests. We all enjoyed the trip.
Rating: 5
Great Trip!
Sat, Mar 5, 11   11:00 AM DIANABUDY Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I enjoyed a very entertaining trip with three exciting views of whale tail(s) and some dolphins right next to the boat. Interesting commentary made it even better!
Rating: 5
Great Time
Sat, Mar 5, 11   10:00 AM brucemill86 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
The trip was great, received the ticket right away from the online print out and the boat left on time. The captain was very informative and we saw two whales, dolphins and seals. Would recommend the trip to anyone who wanted a few hours to see the shorline of San Clemente.
Rating: 5
Great trip in a perfect SOcal weather
Sat, Mar 5, 11   9:00 AM Jessieyau Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Enjoy both the whale and dolphins watching
Rating: 5
Whale Watching is a great activity to do!
Sat, Mar 5, 11   9:00 AM mposecion Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
This is our family's first time to do this activity. We saw this in the OC Family ad and thought it would be a good idea. And yes, it was great! We had a great experience! Just being out to the sea at 9am, the breeze of fresh air was really refreshing, the water was calm. (We recommend you bring a heavy sweater for it was really cold.) Although our boat captain (boat named CLEMENTE) tried so hard for our group to spend more time chasing the whales to get a good glimpse, we are unlucky that we did not see them (mom and a calf) close-up. We only saw from afar their arched back. However, the boat captain brought us to the dolphins pod. We enjoyed the scene. Gosh... There were groups of dolphins (maybe a about 100 or even more) that we were in awe. They were everywhere playing, jumping up and down, swimming close to our boat that we don't know where to look. Due to time constraint, the boat just went around them and we hurriedly return back to the dock. We really hoped that we stayed a few more minutes so we can take great pictures and really see & enjoy the dolphins. Yes, we do recommend for others to do this activity especially if you have small children. You will love it!
Rating: 4
Great Experience
Sat, Mar 5, 11   8:00 AM rubix777 Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Although we did not see any whales at the 8am boat ride, the captain did take us to the area where there were more than a hundred dolphins swimming and jumping out of the water. Not seeing any whales wasn't a deal breaker for us because we got the tickets at a bargain price, so you can't complain for not seeing any whales. The captain was determined to find some whales on the 8am ride and even took us farther than he normally would go for these tours, but no whales. The environment is very friendly and everyone on board were mostly younger families bringing their kids. I would definitely go again at the discounted price--in case we don't see any whales again.
Rating: 5
8am trip is GREAT VALUE!
Sat, Mar 5, 11   8:00 AM BMathias Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Best deal in Southern OC. 2 hour boat ride with numerous dolphins (don't expect to see a whale).