Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,171 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 209 471 11 = 460 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 292 664 13 = 651 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 522 1,203 32 = 1,171 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) 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: 4
Saw what we went to see
Tue, Jan 4, 11   2:00 PM sgibson35 Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We saw two Grey whales and thousands of dolphins. The crew stayed out an additional 15 min. for us to get good photos. The trip was well worth the money. My grand daughter was thrilled.
Rating: 5
it was a wonderful and magical experience
Tue, Jan 4, 11   12:00 PM ean777 Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The 2 hour tour seems to go by pretty quick from how really enjoyable the tour is. I got to see about 200 common dolphins which was amazing and magical! They swim sooo close to the boat so you can really see them up close. I saw some sea lions which was great aswell. I love the ocean, the fresh wind and animals so if you do as well, then this whale watching tour is for you. I absolutely loved it and plan on going on the tour again soon.
Rating: 5
Great Fun! Can't wait to go again.
Tue, Jan 4, 11   12:00 PM blnoble Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
We will be going back again. The crew was friendly and well informed. The trip was amazing. Even though we did not see whales this time out, we saw a pod of hundreds of dolphins and groups of sea lions. It was well worth the price.
Rating: 4
No grey whale sighting, but plenty of dolphins!
Sun, Jan 2, 11   12:00 PM Janograf Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
The crew was informative, the boat was comfortable (had exterior and interior/cafe seating). Too bad we didn't get to encounter any grey whales (went in early January during the season), but we did get to see a pod of bottle-nosed dolphins that stuck around with us for awhile and played with our boat! It was worth the trip.
Rating: 4
good experience, despite other boats disturbing
Sat, Jan 1, 11   2:00 PM enzoellina Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
our experience was very good, but I strongly recommend you to avoid having private boats between yours and the whales. It was very disappointing. Regards, Enzo
Rating: 4
Great Capt but 2 hours just didnt seem long enough
Sat, Jan 1, 11   2:00 PM heathercat72 Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
The crew was great, the ride was awesome and we saw whales!! That Capt was very informational about the types of whales and their demeanor. He also came out to talk to us passengers on a personal level; answering questions with expertise. The only complaint I have was with Zerve. When I called in and ordered my tickets, I specifically asked if there was a galley and if the boat took cash and credit. The rep stated that yes, the boat DID take cash and credit. But when we got on the boat and ordered a Merlot, it was cash only. The Capt and galley crew did allow me to run a tab until I got to land again..lol...So, all was good.
Rating: 5
Great tour saw whales the whole way!
Sat, Jan 1, 11   12:00 PM purplehaase Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Great time had by all, followed two greys all the way down the shoreline. Will be back again.
Rating: 5
wonderfully amazing!
Fri, Dec 31, 10   2:00 PM kelsie23 Female 20-29 Unspecified Couple on a Date
I was blown away by the dolphins no whales but it didnt matter cause there was a thousand!
Rating: 5
nice time, even with funky weather
Thu, Dec 30, 10   10:00 AM erfkadoodlz Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
went as a family, my mom just went along for the ride. we had a nice time together and the crew was helpful and friendly. however, it started getting really windy so we headed back early. they gave us each $15 off our next trip to make up for the trip getting cut short, so that was really nice. next time will choose a better day (weather-wise) to go.
Rating: 4
Thu, Dec 30, 10   10:00 AM DonnaAhlers Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
It would have been preferable if there were places to sit. It was hard for us to stand for 5 hours.
Rating: 5
A great couple of hours out at sea.
Tue, Dec 28, 10   2:00 PM kathleenayr Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Although we didn't spot any whales, the crew made sure that we spent plenty of time with the dolphins. A great deal on half price Tuesday. Captain pushed/advertised his DVD a bit too much though. Definately worth the 2 hours time and money spent for this trip :)
Rating: 5
Fabulous trip!!
Tue, Dec 28, 10   12:00 PM jstaley4 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were staying at a beach house in Oceanside for the holidays and decided to take the Whale and Dolphin Watching trip on the Half-price Tuesday. We have been to Dana Point several times over the years and have always wanted to participate in this activity. It was a great activity for all of our family. We had 10 people in our party ranging from 7 to 64 in age. The kids loved seeing all the dolphins!!! We did not see any whales but lots of rare dolphins!!! Thanks for making this a memorable vacation!!!
Rating: 4
Fantastic December afternoon
Tue, Dec 28, 10   12:00 PM yaodavis Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We took the 12 p.m. ride and we were lucky to have a beautiful sunny day in December. The captain was friendly and helpful as were the staff. Our group didn't see any whales but we did see a large pod of dolphins that jumped and swam with us for 20 minutes or more. It was a great ride for a great price!
Rating: 5
Awesome Experience!
Tue, Dec 28, 10   12:00 PM Etrnlife Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
We had a fabulous time on our whale watching trip! Although we didn't see whales on our particular trip, Captain Jack did a great job of navigating us to a large group of offshore Bottlenose dolphins. The dolphins were amazing to watch! They weren't the smaller coastal dolphins we usually see closer to shore, but rather a much darker and larger species. We were told it was a rare treat to see these animals, but because of the recent rains there was a lot of plankton in the water for them to eat and so there they were! Captain Jack gave us a lot of interesting facts and information about the sea life (and dolphins) throughout the trip, and it was obvious he and the crew were determined to make it a memorable and worthwhile experience for all of us. They even sped the boat up for a bit just so the dolphins would start breaching (jumping high out of the water), and we were able to capture video footage of a few of them doing just that near us. Even if we hadn't seen any of the animals, just being out on the ocean is worth the price! Apart from the experience itself, the boat is very spacious and clean with separate men/women bathrooms conveniently accessible from the outside deck (so you don't have to go inside the boat). The boat is large and appeared to accommodate everyone with a good view of the water. The trip was very well organized and executed. Overall, we had an amazing time and would highly recommend this excursion to everyone we know!
Rating: 5
Very interesting and fun
Tue, Dec 28, 10   10:00 AM toddhavens Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The boat ride was nice with many dolphin (1000's, literally), sea lions and 3 grey whales.