Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,314 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 147 324 4 = 320 99% 4.5
Last 6 months 350 780 17 = 763 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 586 1,345 31 = 1,314 97% 4.6
All 4,503 9,350 330 = 9,020 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 512 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 340 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 228 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 206 89% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 28 100% 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 Reviewer Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Beautiful Sunset
Sat, Apr 17, 10   4:00 PM Sworthan Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
We didn't see anything which they said was rare. We did get tickets to come back and try again. It was a beautiful ride out to sea looking at the sunset. My son (7) found the Sea Lions and birds very exciting. He became a little bored toward the end of the cruise but all in all he loved it and said he wanted to go again. I am hoping to go earlier in the migration period next time so we can see some whales and dolphins. The crew was so nice and very helpful. I am looking forward to my next trip.
Rating: 5
Wonderful decision
Sat, Sep 7, 13   9:30 AM Swmswfishes Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We were in town for a wedding and wanted to accomplish a bucket list endeavor. This experience was absolutely wonderful! Captain Todd was so knowledgable and passionate as he educated us about the dolphins, whales and sea lions that we saw. The entire crew were friendly and went out of their way to assure us a great trip. Thank you!
Rating: 5
Awesome fun!
Sat, Jul 2, 11   6:30 AM swimrchk00 Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
This was my first time ever deep-sea fishing, though my husband had gone before. I had a blast! I would have liked the boat to move one more time, since everything that was being caught for the first hour had to be thrown back. Getting up at 3am to make it to the pier was totally worth it. I can't wait to go buy my own reel & rod and do this again! Our deckhand Marcus and the captain (aboard Sum Fun) were awesome and very knowledgeable and helpful. I was finally starting to get the hang of it when we had to sail back in... next time I'm going for a 3/4 day! :)
Rating: 3
Great day to go Whale watching!
Mon, Mar 30, 09   2:00 PM Swimmer1 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was a sunny day and we were ready to see some whales. Unfortunately, there were none to be seen. The boat ride was fun...(a wee bit chilly but fun) We saw some sea lions and dolphins. We are from Minnesota and had to turn our raincheck tickets over to our family members that live in the area. Hopefully they will be able to book another outing and get to see some whales. One recommendation to The Dana Warf at Dana Point; when selling tickets to out of town guests, there should be an option for a full refund. Lucky for us we could give our tickets to family members that live 15 minutes away. If not...I would be out $110.00.
Rating: 5
Awesome
Tue, Jul 16, 13   12:00 PM Swheeler1981 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Very fun and entertaining for the cost! My 5 year old loved it!
Rating: 4
we fished
Wed, Mar 14, 12   10:00 AM swannyatc Male Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
didnt catch much that day, was a fun trip for the money.
Rating: 5
Friendly crew and great fun!
Tue, Mar 4, 08   10:00 AM swanholly Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The tour was beautiful and fun. We saw hundreds of dolphins. The kids loved it! The crew was extremely helpful in assisting my father with his wheelchair. I would highly recommend this activity to anyone visiting the area. It was a highlight of our trip.
Rating: 5
"Coolest day of my life!"
Fri, Aug 23, 13   2:00 PM Swaine777 Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
My 12 year old son and I went on this trip. He has extensively traveled and to this point in his life rated Legoland over the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Thailand, the Olympics and everything else. Mid-trip he declared this "the coolest day of my life!" The captain taught us a lot and we hope to return someday with the rest of our family.
Rating: 4
great family outing
Sun, Feb 27, 11   12:00 PM svrubin Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
We enjoyed a sunny day on the water last Sunday. Though no whales were seen, the 2 hour tour fit the bill for the attention span of my younger 2 kids (4 and 7 yrs) - though the 10 year old would have been more excited to actually see whales. We saw a beautiful pod of dolphins, some seals and sea lions. The fresh-grilled burger and BLT sandwich were awesome! The little kids loved the ring pops. Some families were experiencing seasickness but we did OK. I will consider a longer trip (one of the 3-4 hour ones) with just my 10 year old to increase our chance of seeing a whale. The boat seemed pretty full but we found an outdoor table with bench seats and then moved around to the sides when we wanted to get closer to view the dolphins
Rating: 5
Wonderful trip!
Sat, Apr 4, 09   1:00 PM sverrall Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
We had a really lovely trip! The captain and crew were very friendly and knowledgeable and made the experience fun for everyone. There was lots of excitement when we found a rare pod of Dahl's Porpoises. We also saw a resting grey whale, and around 50 bottlenose dolphins. The dolphins' antics even encouraged the seasick members of our group to get up and watch! All in all, we had a great time and will go again. =)
Rating: 5
Great time, clean ship,great captain and crew
Mon, Jan 28, 13   2:00 PM SuzyBriggs Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Our cruise was a bit rocking due to the wind, but it was so fun and our captain was very knowledgable and clearly enjoys what he does!! We were out for 90 min, saw soo many dolphins, but could not get out pass the point due to the choppy seas. But we got "whale checks" and are going again this weekend. Plus 50% off our next cruise!! You just can't beat that !
Rating: 5
You get your money's worth.
Sat, May 22, 10   12:00 PM SuzyAtkinson Unspecified Unspecified Combination Family Without Children
We observed little sea life, not for lack of trying, but the experience was great in spite of that. The boat was very nice and clean and handled the rough seas without difficulty. We were disappointed that we did not see whales or schools of dolphins, but we enjoyed the overall experience.
Rating: 5
Best Part of our vacation!
Tue, Jul 30, 13   5:00 PM suzicannady Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My family and I had a fantastic time on the Whale watching tour. It was a great day for whale watching. We saw about 5 or 6 whales and a ton of dolphins. It was the highlight of our vacation.
Rating: 3
Not much of a trip.
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Apr 7, 10   12:00 PM Suzhov Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Having gone on many such excursions, I was disappointed in the fact that the boat went out from the harbor a couple of miles then just sort of circled for about an hour, then went south towards San Clemente for a short distance, then turned back to the harbor. No whales was not the problem, I just did not think that they made a very good effort to find any. Did see a few dolphins.
Rating: 5
Great Overall Experience
Thu, Jun 3, 10   5:30 PM suzanne07 Female 40-49 Unspecified Family With Children
Being that it was our family's first time ocean fishing, the overall experience was great. The crew was very helpful and we all caught fish!