Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,176 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 203 462 10 = 452 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 295 671 13 = 658 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 522 1,208 32 = 1,176 96% 4.6
All 4,341 8,993 323 = 8,670 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 331 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 153 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
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.
Rating: 4
A pleasant two hours
Sun, Jan 16, 11   12:00 PM LARRYDUNK Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Although you simply can't predict the whale's behavior and therefore there is no way to know if you will see one, the boat is clean, the crew is professional and sea lions and dolphin sightings were exceptional. Some locals brought wonderful picnic lunches and enjoyed the warm weather cruise.
Rating: 5
Sat, Jan 15, 11   2:00 PM msolomon7 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Very friendly crew, beautiful scenery, and great looks at the whales!
Rating: 4
A nice trip
Sat, Jan 15, 11   10:00 AM RyanSh Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Individual
The crew are friendly,willing to help when you need. The burger is great.
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience and so peaceful
Tue, Jan 11, 11   2:00 PM jocorby Female 60-69 Local Other
The captain was so informative and kind to everyone. The boat was very clean and attended. It was a wonderful experience that I would recommend to everyone, young and older alike, if you enjoy the ocean and all the wildlife that goes with it.
Rating: 5
Great experience
Tue, Jan 11, 11   2:00 PM mzbadger Female 70+ Local Group of Friends
I've been on the boat many times. People who run it are knowledgeable, good communicators, know where to go to play with our whale and dolsphine friends. They love their work and I never tire of the joy of being out on the water, experiencing the peace and connection with all the elements and the sentient Beings of the sea. Last trip was a rare day when we didn't see any, and it was a great day anyway......and we get a rain check. How good is that!. MzB.
Rating: 5
Great time had by all!
Tue, Jan 11, 11   2:00 PM rkeithbeal Female Unspecified Local Group of Friends
We were a group pf 40-50 people with a common interest, but we didn't all know each other. When asked later that night if we minded not seeing any whales or dolphins, everyone answered with a resounding NO! We had so much fun with each other, we didn't really miss them. AND, they refunded our tickets to come back another day! I believe they said they hadn't had a no-show run in 27 weeks. (?) This is a great activity for a meet-up or any kind of group to do something together. The Capt was informative and the crew wonderfully nice.
Rating: 5
A must do!
Mon, Jan 10, 11   2:00 PM perrypub Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great ship, great crew and great viewing. A very pleasant two hours exploring the Dana point seas and wildlife. Tuesdays are two for one days but a great bargain on any day. A snack bar with drinks, hot and cold, alcoholic and non completed the adventure.
Rating: 5
great experience
Sat, Jan 8, 11   12:00 PM jasoncropley Male 30-39 Local Other
We saw a mega pod of dolphins, a CA grey whale and sea lions on the buoy. It was an awesome time!