Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,316 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 179 387 10 = 377 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 367 808 18 = 790 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 597 1,346 30 = 1,316 97% 4.5
All 4,562 9,470 336 = 9,134 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 564 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 328 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 228 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 171 100% 4.8 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 Reviewer Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Fun Trip
Sat, Mar 13, 10   8:00 AM sunnychic86 Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
This was a very fun two-hour cruise, although we didn't see any whales or dolphins. The crew gave us passes to come back ANYTIME as promised and we will defintely be back! The boat was great and not too full, the only time someone in our group felt sea sick was when they stopped for a few minutes to see if the whale would surface. Great trip for a group of friends- definitely recommended!
Rating: 4
No whales sighting but definitely trying again
Sat, May 10, 08   5:00 PM SUNNYCALGIRL Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
This was my mom's Mother's Day gift. We enjoyed ourselves on the excursion even though we didn't get to see any whales. We did see California sea lions and dolphins, which was great. Luckily there weren't that many people on the boat, so it was nice to be able to move around whenever and wherever we wanted. We are planning on coming back during a different whale season and hopefully we will have better luck then. The staff was helpful when needed.
Rating: 2
If you dont see Whale,You should give 2nd freebie!
Sun, Mar 14, 10   8:00 AM sunn247 Female 20-29 Local Family With Children
Didn't see a whale, just saw some water being blown out of blowhole but I didn't see even see a part of a whale, saw water blown 3 different times,they thought it would be made up and we would get our money's worth by seeing Dolphins and Seals..Seals you see everywhere..Dolphins were nice but so many where it wouldn't disappoint like whales. Just because we saw a blowhole but no whale shouldn't be technically whale watching,theres no pictures of whales to be taken during our trip. Whale didn't show itself.Felt ripped off seeing nothing but water being spurted out.I would not go again, I would go to the company that will be not so greedy & offer to give you another comp to come back and to actually see whales..and they wanted tips? for what? trying to justify why there wasn't whales? I didn't pay for dolphin watching,this is a Whale Watching ride,not Dolphin Watching. I'm so annoyed by it, our first time doing this & it was disappointing. I didnt even know where they were at, poorly narrated
Rating: 3
Zerve misrepresented tour information
Fri, Jan 2, 09   2:00 PM sunisankara Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We went whale watching on Jan 2 2009. While purchasing tickets we asked Zerve if the tour had any success in spotting whales in the last couple of trips, and they confirmed that the tour had spotted whales the past few days. We then bought tickets and took the tour. The tour was good as in we saw a lot of dolphins and seals. We did not spot any whales. When I asked the tour guide about it, he said that they had not spotted any whales in the last 2 1/2 weeks. The tour itself is very engaging and you get up and close with the dolphins. You also get to see seals up and close. I am just very disappointed at how zerve duped me into purchasing the tickets in the first place.
Rating: 4
A nice boat ride.
Tue, Apr 22, 08   10:00 AM sunic0 Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
We went on a whale watching boat. We saw sea lions. No whales. We left on time and returned on time. Food and drinks may be purchased on the boat. Bring small money. We did not see any whales. We were given a free ticket for the whale watching boat to be used at a later time.
Rating: 5
Great time!
Sun, Dec 6, 09   2:00 PM sundaybikers Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Love being on a boat, it's a relaxing time! We saw a school of tens of dolphins and a Blue Wale, the Captain was nice enough to spend more time to wait for the whale to come up again! We were late 5 min but nobody complained, we saw the Blue Whale!
Rating: 5
Fun Trip. Enjoyed by all.
Thu, May 29, 08   10:00 AM suncrestsl Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The crew was very fiendly and helpfull with the children fishing. They made it a very positive experience.
Rating: 4
Experienced Crew Leads Succesful Watch
Fri, Feb 29, 08   10:00 AM summermaga Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
My mother, sister and I have been whale watching together before. Although I had seen whales on other trips, we had never seen them together. It was obvious to me that the crew knew what they were doing. They communicated with the passengers effectively and found a grey whale right away. We had a great time!
Rating: 5
Had a great time!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Sep 22, 09   1:00 PM sumbaker Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Saw 4 whales! Crew was great and informative.
Rating: 4
Great two hour sail
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 30, 10   12:00 PM suluhu24 Female 40-49 Local Individual
I had a good time on my whale watching trip - the day was beautiful and we saw dolphins. Unfortunately, we didn't see any whales. But true to their promise, the Dana Wharf company gave everyone on board a free ticket for a future trip. The boat was a bit crowded (it was Spring Break) so I would recommend getting in line early to guarantee yourself a good spot on the boat. (Seating is very limited unless you don't mind being inside.) The crew was knowledable, but unfortunately they did not give a lot of information over the loudspeaker. If you got lucky and were close to the crew on deck they did have a lot of information to share.
Rating: 4
whale watching in dana point
Mon, Feb 15, 10   2:00 PM sukchoi Female 50-59 Local Individual
when i went whale watching, i saw some sea lions hanging out and basking in the sun. i took some pictures and we went deeper into the water. Later, we saw some common dolphins playing in the water. i tried to take some pictures, but they were too fast. i managed to take some pictures of them jumping. we didnt see a whale though, so we headed back to the docks. on our way back, we saw more dolphins. we got to the docks.
Rating: 5
Amazing Anniversary Trip!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Jul 9, 11   5:00 PM sukabear Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My husband and I took this cruise for our 3rd wedding anniversary. It was absolutely amazing! I know a lot of it is circumstancial, but we saw 2 blue whales on our trip!!!!! One of them was almost right next to boat. One of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. The crew was also very nice and informative and we learned a lot about the whales. It was also nice that the crew was very strict about some small children that were being loud and obnoxious. They quieted them down so everyone else could enjoy the trip. It was much appreciated :)
Rating: 2
Reel Fun should be retired
Fri, Jul 15, 11   12:00 PM sujohn Male 50-59 Combination Family With Children
There is no place to sit on this boat, we will fish again but never on the Reel Fun..
Rating: 5
Amazing!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Jun 24, 09   5:00 PM suhankup Female Under 20 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
This was an amazing whale watching trip! We saw at least two fin whales and some local sea lions. Can't wait to go again!
Rating: 4
So much fun, we did it again 2 days later
Sun, May 22, 11   12:00 PM Sugarpeeps Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
While we didn't see any large whales, the crew made sure to find us a great little pod of Rizzo dolphins and a few bottlenoses - it was great fun! We went out again two days later, again no large whales, but common dolphins everywhere - it was a blast to watch those little guys swim along with the boat, so close they actually splashed you when they jumped from the water!