Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,306 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 144 313 7 = 306 98% 4.5
Last 6 months 355 793 17 = 776 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 587 1,340 34 = 1,306 97% 4.6
All 4,493 9,324 330 = 8,994 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 500 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 335 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 240 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 200 88% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 31 100% 4.7
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
Beyond Expectations.
Sun, Mar 13, 11   4:00 PM JoyceHula Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Crew was professional and knowledgable.
Rating: 5
Amazing Time on the Water
Sun, Mar 13, 11   4:00 PM lburgos Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
This was an exceptional experience! We actually found a late south bound grey whale and followed it for a while during interesting commentary from the crew. The various boats correlate with each other so if there is anything on the water, it is very probable that you will see it. Then the captain took us to see a "super pod" of dolphins that went for two miles down the coast. The dolphins swam in the current from the boat and we took amazing video of them playing and "talking". I know this type of sighting doesn't happen all the time but it was the most amazing experience I could have ever expected, the super pod of dolphins made it :)
Rating: 5
The Best Way To Spend Your Day!
Sun, Mar 13, 11   3:00 PM leahmz Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
I can't wait to go again! Reasonable prices, tons of surrounding shops and eateries on the water, the captain and crew were not only incredibly knowledgeable but so much fun as well! Did YOU know baby dolphins look like footballs with fins? I do, thanks to the Captain of the Clemente. :) Highly recommend to anyone of any age. I went with a friend, but lots of couples and children as well. Fun for everyone! And they passed out discount vouchers for next time to all of the passengers when we exited the vessel after our tour!
Rating: 4
Sun, Mar 13, 11   3:00 PM jameskortan Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The crew did an excellent job to make it possible for us to see a whale in a difficult situation.
Rating: 5
Super fun trip on a beautiful day!
Sun, Mar 13, 11   1:30 PM lbarak Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
Even though we didn't see any whales we had a wonderful time on our cruise. The captain and his shipmates were friendly and informative. The captain told us all about the common dolphins and sea lions we saw. The guy working in the galley was nice. It was great to have a smaller group on the boat and be able to move around as we pleased. I would highly recommend this cruise! It's great for everyone!
Rating: 5
Excellent !
Sun, Mar 13, 11   12:00 PM MarionVolk Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
The Dophins were out of this world...unfortunately we missed the Whales but the Dolphins more than made up for the missing Whales............
Rating: 4
No whales, but lovely California Coast
Sun, Mar 13, 11   12:00 PM acarrasco Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
No whales on this trip. My friend went with her family the same day at 8am and saw a whale. We did see dolphins and sea lions. The dolphins swam right next to the boat. Boat was big, nice, clean, and not crowded. Beautiful, sunny day. We enjoyed seeing the California coast line, which was nice for our family and children from Texas.
Rating: 4
whale "searching"
Sun, Mar 13, 11   12:00 PM fivecjs12345 Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Hi was a beautiful day in Dana Point, so just the weather and being in the ocean air was great:) The crew and the boat, ship, was great, smiling faces, explanation of what was going on, clean very clean:) A little dissappointed that we didn't get to see a whale, but that's why I titled it Whale "Searching" the day was great and we were one of the boats that got to go through, literally, through dolphins, soooo many that was quite a site. Great time will do it again soon before the season ends and hope will be able to see a whale, thanks!!
Rating: 5
Excellent experience
Sun, Mar 13, 11   11:30 AM pences Female 30-39 Local Other
A lot of dolphins
Rating: 5
Everything You Would Want It To Be
Sun, Mar 13, 11   11:30 AM tcalish Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
New boat in great condition, very clean. Friendly, knowledgeable crew. Convenient snack bar and bathrooms onboard. Viewing area in the front of the boat is a little limited but, otherwise, very nice boat to go whale watching on.
Rating: 3
New and Exciting but Disapointed
Sun, Mar 13, 11   11:30 AM KMStrait Female Under 20 Local Other
I went as a mandatory field trip for my Marine Mammals class, having Marine Science my major, I was so excited for this trip. I have always wanted to go whale watching and get up close and personal with the animals in their natural surroundings. I enjoyed the lecture and breakfast very much, I was touched and intrigued by the stories of the Grey whales in the lagoon in Mexico. Seeing footage of Grey whales coming right up to the boat and letting people touch them, is something I would dream doing. I found it beautiful and educational. However, I had kept in mind that this whale watching cruise of the Grey whales would not be that close and personal, but was let down immensely. The crew was very nice, and helpful, and the cataraman itself was wonderful, very spacious and clean. As we starting going, we were able to spot hundreds of dolphins in pods swimming past us. I was ecstatic! It was an amazing sight. Then encountered hundreds more, and more dolphins, but nothing else yet. As we started to close the trip, we did however spot a small shark! More dolphins, and birds, not a whale in sight. I was very disappointed especially because they had built up this idea that were so many whales being spotted and such. Then right as we were heading back, they say they know for a fact they saw a whale. Everyone jumped to the bow, and waited anxiously to spot anything that resembled a whale. Nothing. Then we headed back to the dock and it was over. I started to believe that maybe they just give us hope that we'll see whales but then say they're gone. I would still however love to go to the Blue whale watching cruises in Summer , in hopes of actually seeing a whale! But would hate to be let down again. I'm for sure going to Mexico to go touch those giant beautiful animals in person, and really interact and learn from them!
Rating: 4
Sun, Mar 13, 11   11:00 AM suenj1023 Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
I was blown away by all the dolphins we saw and a bit dissappointed we didnt see any whales.
Rating: 5
Sun, Mar 13, 11   11:00 AM calebzerve Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Took our three young kids (2, 5, 7) and we weren't sure if they'd like it. There aren't many places to sit so we were really wondering how it was going to play out, standing at the front of the boat the whole time. Long story short, the captain found a pod of dolphins - we're talking a thousand dolphins. Honestly, it was epic. The kids were ecstatic. The dolphins were literally swimming alongside the boat. We never saw a grey whale, but forget the grey whale...if you're lucky enough to come across the native dolphins, it is worth it. Seriously one of the top 10 best things ever experienced. The crew was courteous, funny, and knowledgeable. Good luck!
Rating: 5
The most amazing day for our family...
Sun, Mar 13, 11   8:00 AM lesalynn25 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My family and I went to Dana Point just to take a day on the ocean. We had such a great time looking for dolphins and whales. The pods of dolphins were wonderful,jumping right next to the boat all around each side. There were babies to adult dolphins. The childrens smiles of delight were the best, enjoying every moment...It made the family trip priceless with many memories to share...We will return again,and tell all our friends...The Haggstrom Family.
Rating: 5
Great idea for a family vacation
Sun, Mar 13, 11   8:00 AM diazk302 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
My family was in from out of town, and wanted to go whale watching. I found this boating service and I must say it was great! The price was fantastic, and the crew was very friendly and actually stopped the boat when my mother saw a whale. We were able to see a gray whale, and dolphins. The dolphins were the highlight of the trip for the small kids we had with us, they loved that they were swimming right next to the boat.