Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,318 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Negative
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Last 3 months 134 283 14 = 269 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 298 651 18 = 633 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 609 1,352 34 = 1,318 97% 4.5
All 4,657 9,680 344 = 9,336 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 693 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 316 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 204 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 94 100% 4.8
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 11 100% 4.6
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
it was fun, but no whales.
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Jun 25, 11   5:00 PM stephansen Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
The weather was great and the tour was nice, but my son really wanted to see whales. We saw lots of dolphins and they chased the boat and were jumping which was very neat, but no whales. We saw the sea lions for a brief min. They all sat on a marker and we pasted them on the way back to shore. I'm not sure if they would have given us a voucher for not seeing whales, but they didn't offer it up, and at the end we were kind of rushed off the boat. It was fun but you probably could find a cheaper dolphin tour
Rating: 5
Great family activity
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Sat, Jun 25, 11   12:00 PM rabradford32 Female 20-29 Local Family With Children
My husband and I took our 6 year old daughter who had a blast. It was relaxing to be out on the water and the crew was quite personable! Look forward to our next time out.
Rating: 2
Elbow to elbow
Sat, Jun 25, 11   10:00 AM Maryblodgett Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I would not recommend taking this trip unless you don't mind trying to fish with 95 other people with two staff members to help. I am an accomplished fisherman and I didn't pull in one fish, not even a poisonous one! With 5 of us who fish all summer long you would have thought that we would have caught more than one very small keeper. You have to change your bait every 2-3 minutes and you have to shimmey past all the other people who are standing elbow to elbow to get to the bait. Most fish caught were not keepers and the biggest one I could have easily caught in Nebraska in one of our beautiful lakes. Most definitely a different species but still. The restrooms are not convenient since they are on the side of the boat where everyone is standing elbow to elbow trying to fish. The limited staff that was available were OUTSTANDING. Hats off to Tim, Chris, Tom the Captain and Jack in the galley for doing their best! The breakfast burritos are fantastic! and the beers were cold.
Rating: 4
Enjoyable
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Fri, Jun 24, 11   11:00 AM Alexann15 Female 40-49 Combination Family With Children
I have been on the whale watching adventure twice. We enjoyed the experience. Certainly wished one could be guaranteed to see a whale on a whale watching trip. It would be nice to have spotters pre-locate whales and or be offered a follow-up trip for a chance to see the whales on another day if you are not lucky enough to see one. The first trip we were on, we say the gray whale and the talk was all about seeing the Blue Whale. We re-booked in June hoping to see what all the talk was about and did not see the great blue whale. Maybe next time. We will try again.
Rating: 5
slow bite but great day
Fri, Jun 24, 11   6:30 AM joeloan45 Male 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
probably should have waited another week or two so water would get a few degrees warmer. but the captain and crew were very helpful and deligent in trying to get the right spot. unlike some boats that only try 1 or 2 spots, we tried several which you must do to find that right temperture level for a good bite. bait was very lively and food was very good. i plan on going in 2 or 3 weeks on same boat. by the way this was my first time at dana point. i usually fish closer to home but this was well worth the extra drive. sincerely, dennis mukai
Rating: 2
DISAPPOINTED
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jun 21, 11   2:00 PM BSCCPA Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Call me spoiled but I have been out on another Whale Watch from Dana Point several times but the 1/2 price offer seemed a bargain and so I signed up. No comparison!! I went out with the other company Friday paid full price and had a wonderful time. Sorry, but I will not be returning as I felt they were more concerned with providing the minimum than providing a fun outting.
Rating: 4
One Great Day on the Water!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jun 21, 11   12:00 PM jimmyholden Male 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
Excellent experience.We did not see any whales on this trip. We found a pod of several hundred dolphins and it was fantanstic! We spent a good hour with the dolphins as they do like to play by the boat. We also a rare sun fish near the surface. This was worth everything and was a wonderful day on the water. Boat and crew were wonderful.
Rating: 5
Have a great day at sea!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jun 21, 11   12:00 PM ChrisSoares Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
This was my 2nd whale watching trip with Dana Sportfishing, and for the 2nd time I was not disappointed. We didn't see any whales this time (on my 1st trip we saw a humpback whale - amazing!) but we saw an enormous sunfish & a large pod of hundreds of dolphins. The Dana Sportfishing crew definitely knows how to find ocean life for passengers to enjoy. The catamaran was clean & not crowded with plenty of sitting & viewing room for all on board. I completely recommend this trip & will definitely be going again myself.
Rating: 5
Spectacular 2 hours !!!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jun 21, 11   12:00 PM LisaJ22 Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
We spent an hour in the center of a pod of 300 or so Common Dolphins and let me tell you there was nothing "Common" about the experience. What a spectacular and refreshing 2 hours! I'm considering doing this at least once a month :)
Rating: 5
Great crew and lots of fun!
Mon, Jun 20, 11   12:00 PM Ronlives13 Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
We had a great time. Thx
Rating: 4
Very exciting 1/2 day trip.
Sun, Jun 19, 11   5:30 PM mnour23 Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
It was a great trip and the crew on board were very helpful. I would highly recommend that to everybody.
Rating: 5
My brother and sister came from Wisconsin to visit
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Sun, Jun 19, 11   12:00 PM DCADONNA Male 40-49 Combination Family Without Children
We had a blast, My sister got a little seasick at the end, but I have my sea legs and would love to go again.
Rating: 5
helpful
Sun, Jun 19, 11   10:00 AM amedickwg Female 20-29 Combination Unspecified
The crew was very helpful from putting the bait on to cleaning the shark that was caught. They were always doing something to help.
Rating: 4
Better planning
Sun, Jun 19, 11   6:30 AM BoyScouts Male 50-59 Local Other
It took over an hour to get to a fishing hole. We traveled down the coast and came back up the coast before we droped anchor. The crew was chumming only the back part of the boat.
Rating: 5
A wonderful day with the Very Best Boat and Crew
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Sat, Jun 18, 11   12:00 PM MikeSleek Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Ive been whale watching for years with my young children, in Dana Point and Monterey California and the Catamaran along with her Crew was the VERY BEST we have ever experienced.. Although the Whales did not show on our trip, weve never experienced a better day on the water. The boat is very stable ,quiet and truely low emmission in regards to her engines. It makes for a pleasent day regardless of the show. It was our first time on the Catamaran and I will choose no other Boat again for Whale Watching or Coastal Cruise, " Its simply the Best boat and crew " Thanks For A Great Day and Wonderful Memories with My 3 Children, Michael S,