Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,175 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 209 473 11 = 462 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 293 665 13 = 652 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 524 1,207 32 = 1,175 96% 4.6
All 4,337 8,981 323 = 8,658 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season 360 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale Watch 325 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 Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
A Pleasant Nature Jaunt
Wed, Jan 22  12:00 PM Suegrim Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
An enjoyable afternoon perusing Dana Point's Harbor for wildlife is a must. We viewed and followed 2 gray whales, watching them fluke and dive. In addition the dolphins seemed to frolic as they jumped on the boat's wake following us as we heads to shore. Sea lions rested on buoys in the harbors and played in the marina. Gulls and pelicans abounded as we boated, making the mellow afternoon complete. After the cruise, we wander shop, ate some smoked fish, and had a delicious dinner. There's lots to see in Dana Point.
Rating: 4
Meet a whale
Mon, Jan 20  10:00 AM OWXOBJ390 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
It was a great experience to see the whale. It was little far from the boat and I could not see them in big. But there is a rule to be in distance, so it is understandable. It is a disappointment that I did not see even one dolphin this time. I should come back again.
Rating: 5
Very Good For Families
Mon, Jan 20  10:00 AM mikejmc66 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Took my 12 and 11 year old sons. We had never fished before. Crew was very helpful. Front office staff was as well. We knew NOTHING so when we started out I slipped one of the crew $20 and he helped us run the line, tie the hooks use the reels etc etc. The extra tipo was appreciated but not requireed---he gave us the stra help before he knew I was tipping. Not a ton of fish caught----44 people caught maybe 30 fish of which maybe 5 were keepers but it was still fun. I would recommend highly.
Rating: 5
Awesome/unforgettable experience
Sun, Jan 19  2:30 PM tlarabee Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
We saw so much on our whale catamaran. So worth the money! We saw sea lions, two different types of dolphins (each pod was 60 or more dolphins together) including babies, and pregnant female gray whale! Plus an amazing and gorgeous sunset. So much fun! My kids loved it too!
Rating: 5
What an awesome trip!
Sun, Jan 19  12:00 PM mkhensley Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
I would highly recommend booking this trip if you're interesting in seeing whales and dolphins really up-close within a couple of miles off our coast. We were very lucky to see some gray whales on their migration south to Mexico. We followed one for about 30 to 40 minutes, keeping a respectful distance, watching as she spouted. We saw several tail flips and she even breached four or five times and splashed back down. The whole deck erupted in applause! Don't forget your camera and binoculars! The captain and crew were very informative and shared lots of information on these magnificent animals. He was also communicating with other boats to find out where the best viewing areas were. As the trip was drawing to a close, the captain spotted a pod of dolphins cruising and soaring out of the water. There were hundreds! He cruised right into the middle of the pod, explaining that they knew exactly where we were and that they were not in any danger. You could almost reach out and touch them as they jumped and played just out of reach. We were on the catamaran which was very roomy with plenty of space on deck for everyone. Also, I must say the boat was spotless. There is lots of seating both on the front and rear deck and if you get a little chilly, the snack bar are is fully enclosed with clear plastic all around for a full view. As this was out first trip, we took many pictures and brought home lots of memories. We'll definitely be back! Thanks to the front office, captain and crew for a fantastic day!
Rating: 5
Amazing, 1 in a million experience!
Sun, Jan 19  12:00 PM sksjansen Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
We had a wonderful time. The boat was great, clean and well kept. Staff and crew were very friendly. Very helpful and informative. Obviously, the most amazing part of the trip was the sea life. We actually saw a grey whale breech the water several times.... Ah-mazing!! The captain said it was the first whale breach he had seen all season. I had my cannon camera with telephoto lens and I captured incredible pictures. After spending plenty of time with the whale, the captain took us over to an area to sp
Rating: 5
Beautiful day at sea
Sat, Jan 18  2:30 PM Denese12 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We had such an amazing day. The weather was perfect, we spotted a grey whale with a two day old calf, a pod of dolphin played with the wake of the ship and the crew was informed and nice. I love taking the catamaran. Just wish they did this with small sail boats! It was the perfect day at sea
Rating: 4
Overall good experience.
Sat, Jan 18  2:30 PM ccatalan Female 70+ Local Family With Children
The crew was friendly and knowledgeable.
Rating: 5
Good Times!
Thu, Jan 16  12:00 PM grothuscathy Female 60-69 Local Individual
Big, clean boat and professional company. Going during the week provides a less crowded experience. Easy (free) parking. We left on time and even though we didn't see any whales : ( we had a good time with the dolphins. You have to go to find out how...
Rating: 4
0Wonderfil Captain and narrator
Tue, Jan 14  2:00 PM pezzlo Female Unspecified Local Group of Friends
Saw only a small part of a gray whale. However saw several playful, jumping dolphins. The Captain worked very hard at searching for sea creatures. His narration was excellent.
Rating: 4
Enjoyable Trip in Calm Weather
Tue, Jan 14  12:00 PM sharc96 Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
We saw a few whales, but they didn't show much above the water, but we were there to observe them in their natural habitat, so it was fine. The captain on our boat was really nice and well-informed. He kept us entertained as he tried to find us the whales to view without disrupting their migration.
Rating: 5
Great Captain and clean boat.
Tue, Jan 14  12:00 PM whitegld68 Female 70+ Local Couple on a Date
On time, easy boarding, plenty of seats, saw whales, learned new info. Thank you and will be back!
Rating: 5
We very much enjoyed the trip and the commentary
Tue, Jan 14  12:00 PM joeldonnelly Male 70+ Local Family Without Children
We take this trip about once a year, and always thoroughly enjoy it, whether or not we see whales. This time we did. The only essential ingredient is good weather. The trip on the sparkling water, with the beautiful coastline and sun overhead, is well worth the price (and half price is even better).
Rating: 4
Wait Period
Tue, Jan 14  12:00 PM uscernie Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Standing in line in the sun (45 minutes) was way too long!!
Rating: 5
ENJOYABLE TIME
Sun, Jan 12  2:00 PM DebraSMitche Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
I was very satisfied with our Whale Watching Trip. Making the reservation was easy. The representitive on the phone was helpful and took the time to explain everything. No surprises and we had a GREAT trip