Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,182 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 206 465 10 = 455 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 299 677 13 = 664 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 526 1,214 32 = 1,182 96% 4.6
All 4,345 8,999 323 = 8,676 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
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 156 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 Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Fun and relaxing afternoon
Tue, Jan 25, 11   2:00 PM Smilinmary Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The weather was perfect, the ocean was clear, the captain knowledgeable the only thing missing was a whale! Still, we did see some fantastic dolphins. Fun and relaxing.
Rating: 5
Great Trip!
Tue, Jan 25, 11   12:00 PM JANETMCNEILL Female 50-59 Local Individual
Although we go "skunked" we did enjoy a nice trip out on the water.
Rating: 5
Fantastic trip and great value for money
Mon, Jan 24, 11   2:00 PM matthird Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I took this trip during our vacation from the UK on January 24th . We saw 2 grey whales on their migration, but this was not the highlight for us as we have seen whales up much closer in Newfoundland, Canada. The best part for us was the large pod of, according to our guide 1000+ common dolphins. They were all around the boat, in front, behind, to the sides. This was fantastic. If you want to see dolphins and whales don't go to Sea World, take this tour! Brilliant, and with very knowledgeable guides!
Rating: 5
Very Fun Experience!!!
Sun, Jan 23, 11   2:00 PM unwedsailor Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Me and my wife had a blast watching a gray whale and all the dolphins. The captain of the boat was very knowledgeable and very nice to talk to. I highly recommend this to any and everyone! We will definitely come again.
Rating: 5
Great fun! Highly recommended!
Sun, Jan 23, 11   2:00 PM ElianaFarias Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
From beginning to end, the customer service was excellent. I was running a few minutes late and they were considerate enough to wait for me just a couple of minutes as I made my way through the parking lot, not only that, but as I literally got onto the boat, I had a customer service representative call me to see if I had been able to make it after all! Now that's service! Our guide was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and you can tell this is not just a job for him, but his calling in life! I and my friend had a great time, learned a lot, and got to see a fantastic whale and playful dolphins...can't wait to go back again next time!
Rating: 3
It was just OK
Sun, Jan 23, 11   12:00 PM Gilda63 Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
We were out there for around 2 hours. It was a nice and pleasant day. We only saw one grey whale going by. Seeing a grey whale surface and then dive down showing off its beautiful fluke, was spectacular. But somehow I expected more out of this short trip, I was hoping to see more whales, maybe some species of dolphins but for me , personally, after the 15 minutes of watching the beautiful whale, the trip was kinda flat. Not much else to see but the ocean. I guess its all luck, one day you see everything, the other not so much.
Rating: 5
A wonderful Sunday getaway for our family
Sun, Jan 23, 11   10:00 AM hana123 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
The boat was great with lot's of room to move around. The crew was fabulous. The captain was great with his knowledge of wildlife and the chef made us yummy breakfast sandwiches. Everyone was kind and friendly. We got to see Common dolphins, a Grey whale, and some sea lions. I would recommend this excursion to everyone. Thank you, Stefanie Griffin
Rating: 4
We saw whales!!
Sun, Jan 23, 11   10:00 AM azbryants Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
..and dolphins! A great ride, the captain and crew were entertaining and very knowledgeable. Word to the motion-sickness prone: don't go down to the galley to sit. Stay up top, where you get plenty of air, and are up higher! Besides, you can see forever up top!
Rating: 5
Can't Wait To Go Again!
Sun, Jan 23, 11   10:00 AM cmangano Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
Took my girlfriend here, thought it sounded fun. We both had a blast. We were lucky enough to see a whale, but both of us agreed that even if we hadn't seen a whale that day it would have been worth it. The boat ride itself is great and the crew is friendly and knowledgeable. We are planning on returning in the summer to see the Blue Whales!
Rating: 5
What an extraordinary day!
Sat, Jan 22, 11   2:00 PM KarenFletche Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
The tour was given to us as a Christmas gift, and what a fabulous day it was! We saw a pod of gray whales with 4 members-the first and largest pod sighting of the year. On the way out, we saw Rizzo dolphins and again on the way back. The animals that were the most fun were the HUNDREDS of Common dolphins that raced to our boat, and even changed course just to bow ride. They are quite playful and everyone was thrilled. We appreciated that the captain was not in any rush to get back to the marina. Go!!!!!! It's an experience you'll never forget!
Rating: 5
Outstanding whale watching trip
Sat, Jan 22, 11   2:00 PM markstucky Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
There's never a guarantee of seeing whales but we saw a pod of 4 whales plus an individual whale. Then we saw hundreds of dolphins - 3 different species. Crew was informative and very friendly. Because it was the last trip of the day (the 2pm boat) we stayed out an extra half hour or so because there was so much to see.
Rating: 5
Sat, Jan 22, 11   2:00 PM acfla1 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
It was an amazing day. Weather was spectacular but more than that we saw approximately 5 gray whales and many, many schools of dolphins!! Mostly common dolphins but also Rizo dolphins. We took our son who is 5 1/2 years old and it was so amazing to see and experience it through his eyes. The wonderment of it all. Really was a wonderful trip in all ways!! Highly recommend it.
Rating: 5
Sat, Jan 22, 11   2:00 PM michellemcca Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
I would definitely go again.
Rating: 4
good times
Sat, Jan 22, 11   12:00 PM kyoung54 Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
saw a whale for about 45 minutes straight
Rating: 4
Good Fun
Sat, Jan 22, 11   12:00 PM delinam17 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
The day started out with breakfast out, drove out to Dana Piont where the weather was just beautiful! The boat ride out was fabulous, immediately found our CA Grey Whale, followed it for a long while which allowed us to take plenty of pictures.. Along the way the staff provided great information about the grey whales. I would love to go again!