Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,319 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 185 400 12 = 388 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 369 807 20 = 787 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 600 1,351 32 = 1,319 96% 4.5
All 4,582 9,514 338 = 9,176 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 593 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 318 98% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 225 90% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 158 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 25 100% 4.6
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: 4
great! we saw dolphins but no whales :(
Sun, Apr 17, 11   2:00 PM Jennifer1033 Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It was great! We saw a lot of dolphins but no whales :( Service erverthing was fine. Nice boattrip!
Rating: 5
WE HAD A WONDERFUL AFTERNOON!!
Sat, Apr 16, 11   12:00 PM elizpamdyer Female 60-69 Local Other
We went out on the 12 noon boat. The earlier group was off-loaded in a precise and professional manner and we were boarded in the same way--quickly and safely. It only took 30 minutes out for us to sight dolphins. What a beautiful view as the group "greyhounded" as we approached. The announcer gave us excellent information about the mammals and what to expect. We did not see any whales, but the two hour trip was fun and sunny and entertaining. One suggestion I could have for the crew would be if the announcer would talk about the birds we saw---what kind and so forth. That could have been informative and would have taken up some of the quiet time between pods of dolphins. There was only one annoying thing that happened and it wasn't anything the crew could have done at that moment. One of the spectators threw orange peels in the water and I exclaimed "Don't do that!" The spectator thought he was funny and said that the peels were biodegradeable. Perhaps the Captain could announce early on--not to throw ANYTHING into the water. The litterbug was obviously not from around here and needed to be chided. I bought the DVD and it was fun to review what we had seen earlier. A great afternoon for my niece and me. When she comes back to visit, we'll go again and hope to see some whales!
Rating: 5
A GREAT 2 HOUR TOUR
Sat, Apr 16, 11   12:00 PM tlynch41 Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Although we did not see any whales, we did see 100's of dolphins, running, jumping, swimming. The captain was well informed about the ways of the dolphins. I will definitely go again...next time earlier in the year.
Rating: 5
Loved it!
Fri, Apr 15, 11   12:00 PM elizabetht3 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were not able to see whales, but we saw lots of dolphins. We also saw seals. My grandson talked and talked about it to his parents. Would highly recommend this to anyone!
Rating: 5
The best father/daughter day ever!!
Thu, Apr 14, 11   10:00 AM jeranren Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
From the friendly and helpful crew to the clean ship, this company provided service well above and beyond my expectations. My daughter and I had a great time and we saw a whale!!! It was a great day!
Rating: 4
Fun Experience
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Apr 13, 11   12:00 PM karenlaw38 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The staff was great, fun and entertaining. The boat was very nice, clean, had snacks and plenty of viewing areas. The only bummer was that we didn't see anything but a few dolphins. We apparantely tried to chase a hump-back whale which was seen on the tour before us which would have been very cool, but we didn't find it and then only saw a few dolphins at the end. Kind of a bummer for that, but over all the staff was great, and for 1/2 price Wednesday, it wasn't too much of a loss. Thanks.
Rating: 5
A great afternoon spent
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Apr 12, 11   2:00 PM rchjuliana Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
Went in April 2011. The boat ride was smooth and refreshing and the crew / guides were friendly and knowledgeable. The second whale watch cruise I've ever been on and this time actually saw whales. Three gray whales, 30+ dolphins (2 species), sea lions, pelicans, and other sea birds. The captain knew approximately where they were, familiar with the way they migrate, so we didn't miss them. Beautiful to watch them playing together and with the dolphins. Great experience all around and for the price ($15 per person on 1/2 price Tues), you can't beat the value. Very satisfied with the experience.
Rating: 5
Very excellent trip - great narrator
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Apr 12, 11   2:00 PM ctolstad Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We were very lucky to see three whales. One very old and almost white due to tremendous amount of barnicles on its body. A very good trip.
Rating: 5
enthusiastic leader
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Apr 12, 11   12:00 PM JohnGreaves Male 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
At the end of the run we finally saw 3 magnificent whales and though it was time to return he took the extra time to ensure that all saw them and were able to get pictures.....then offered another special to anyone who wanted to go back out to see the whales again on the next run.....very pleasant experience
Rating: 2
fish reports are exaggerated.
Sun, Apr 10, 11   12:45 PM cliftonfinch Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
cold water accounted for only aprox 10 small rock fish with 70 people on the boat. captain did not go far looking for the fish, only went aprox 3 miles from harbor. deck hand did not chum at all. when you chum, it will bring the small bass up to bite. it will be our last trip out of dana point.
Rating: 4
Good activity to keep kids attention
Sat, Apr 9, 11   2:00 PM punuffney Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
This is the second time we've been on this trip, once with blue whales and once with grey whales. It's a good activity for kids, as it's short enough to keep their attention and there are many different attractions. You have the whole being on a boat experience, which for some kids was more interesting than the animals themselves. The whales are interesting, but the kids sometime have a hard time focusing on the sea long enough to actually see them. The dolphins are usually more interesting because they are visible for long periods of time. One thing to keep in mind is that there is no guaranty that you'll actually see a whale, especially late in the season. We were the first group to see a whale in 19 trips. I don't know if I would be so positive about the trip if we didn't see any animals.
Rating: 5
Interesting Feeding Frenzy
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Apr 6, 11   2:00 PM dmalerk Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Although we saw no whales that day, the crew did find a very interesting feed taking place involving a large number of dolphins, seals, and various birds. The activity around this small area was amazing. Made the whole trip worthwhile.
Rating: 4
Fun times!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Apr 6, 11   12:00 PM ellejae Female 40-49 Combination Family With Children
Fun trip for all ages, friendly and helpful crew & captain, plenty of room on boat. Didn't see any whales but stayed with a large pod of dolphins all around us and up to the boat, great photos! This is a perfect 2 hour trip to take out of town visitors on, my guests enjoyed it a lot. I will probably do this again in the warmer weather. The half price days are a great value!
Rating: 5
Thoroughly enjoyed the trip
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Apr 5, 11   12:00 PM joeldonnelly Male 70+ Local Family Without Children
We didn't see any whales on this trip, but did see over a hundred dolphins feeding and surfing very near the boat. The weather was good, and the ocean was beautiful. We enjoyed the marvelous South Orange County coastline. The narrator was very interesting and informative. A whale sighting would have been even better, but not necessary for a great trip. Will definitely do it again.
Rating: 5
A GOOD 2 HOURS SEEING OCEAN AND WHALES IN CA COAST
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Apr 5, 11   10:00 AM paulheng Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Most company need to copy this company, we did not see whale, only a few dolphines and they let us use our tickets at anytime to go back to ocean till we see whale.