Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,177 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 210 474 11 = 463 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 292 664 13 = 651 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 524 1,209 32 = 1,177 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)
% Positive Average
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) 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: 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!
Rating: 4
very good trip
Sat, Jan 22, 11   10:00 AM arussell3 Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
Great crew, veryyyyy helpful! They start off the trip giving a demo on how to use the rental gear. then they come around and put weights on everyones lines... even if you didnt rent the gear from them. They will untangle anyones lines, help you bring fish in, bait your hooks if you have trouble, etc. very friendly crew and the captain really tries to have everyone catch something, he even stayed out an extra half hour or so on our trip because it was a bad day. Galley had good food at a very reasonable price. Anything you catch they will also fillet and clean for you at the end of the day for $1 if you choose. The fishing was poor that day however. we went in late january and there was about 20-30 fish caught on the whole boat but it was often the same 4-5 people. our group consisted of 5 people and we caught one fish between all of us. But I would definitely recommend the trip, just check the daily fish counts on their website for a good day to go.
Rating: 5
Had a great time
Sat, Jan 22, 11   10:00 AM sf7978 Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Will come back again
Rating: 4
Fri, Jan 21, 11   2:00 PM cgoergen Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Saw dolphin and whales. Tons of fun!
Rating: 5
Spectactular experience
Tue, Jan 18, 11   2:00 PM susanwise Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The Crew were very accomodating and we did see a grey whale and a huge pod of local dolphins. Staff went out of their way for our satisfaction
Rating: 5
Great day, knowledgeable staff
Tue, Jan 18, 11   12:00 PM loomiskate Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We enjoyed our trip. We did not see any whales but the dolphins were spectacular. The staff made every effort to see that we had a great trip. Highly recommend! PS- even on the warmest day, it's chilly on the water, so layer up!
Rating: 3
didn't get to c any whales
Tue, Jan 18, 11   12:00 PM heather6576 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
but we got to c a lot of dolphins :-)
Rating: 4
Really enjoyed the boat ride.
Tue, Jan 18, 11   12:00 PM dave3020 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a great time. While we didn't see any whales, we did get to see a pod of about 500 dolphins. The captain had to catch up to them, so our time on the water was a little longer than normal. The crew was polite, courteous and informative. I highly recommend this activity and will be back again with the grandkids.
Rating: 5
Mon, Jan 17, 11   2:00 PM kstreeter Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
We didn't get to see any whales on our trip, but the captain DID take us to a HUGE pod of dolphin - estimated about 1,000 - and made sure we had plenty of opportunities to see them. The tour guide was very informative, and everyone involved was very friendly. The cost can't be beat for the great time we had! We're planning on going again in late April.
Rating: 5
Mon, Jan 17, 11   12:00 PM rdmichael Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
i would do it again
Rating: 1
Mon, Jan 17, 11   10:00 AM jambini06 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
My friends and I were VERY disappointed. We fished just off the beach from our condo and I have done better fishing in the small ponds where I live. We really should have been informed of just how bad the fishing was before we purchased tickets. Also noted that they kept very small fish in order to make days count look good. No fish over 18 inches were caught for anyone on our boat. NOT WORTH THE MONEY.
Rating: 4
A wonderful experience and a wonderful day!
Sun, Jan 16, 11   2:00 PM williamhaid Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
My wife and I enjoyed everything about this experience. From the online order and payment, which included great directions and useful information, to the easy check in process, uncomplicated boarding process and the friendliness of the crew. Once underway, it was a delightful sailing day. The captain and crew were very knowlegable and provided very clear information about where we were going, what we were seeing, and lots of indepth knowledge about the mammals we saw. To be clear, we did not see any whales on this day, but that did not diminish our enjoyment. We saw a pod of risso dolphins that were awesome to watch and stayed with them for at least 30 minutes. We also cruised over to another area to see seals and sea lions. You can't blame the operators for whales not being in the area. All in all, this was an excellent day at a very reasonable cost. Don't think twice - this is a good value!!! PS: The boat and the ride were very comfortable, but I recommend you grab a seat on the top deck for great viewing and comfort. PPS: Dana Point Harbor is a pretty nice destination in and of itself. Come early (for better parking) and stay late for a latte or sunset at the marina.