Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,309 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 189 418 15 = 403 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 342 760 19 = 741 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 600 1,343 34 = 1,309 96% 4.5
All 4,613 9,589 341 = 9,248 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 639 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 329 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 200 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 125 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 16 100% 4.5
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
Recommended tour
Sat, Mar 12, 11   3:00 PM susancheung Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
We saw alot of dolphins and some whales. It definitely worth the ticket.
Rating: 4
Recommended
Sun, Jan 11, 09   12:00 PM Susanbrambil Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Well, it was a nice boat ride - and narration. Got pretty close to seals and saw dolphins. The captain persisted in looking for whales, but we never saw any - but I liked the fact that he tried.
Rating: 4
If only the whales had cooperated.
Sun, Dec 20, 09   12:00 PM susan25 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The boat trip alone is great, but it would have helped if the whales had cooperated and been present. We did see some California sea lions and the discussion about them and how they are different from seals was informative. We didn't see any other marine life except for sea birds until the very end when the boat ran thru some bait fish being chased by some dolphins. There was a potential sighting of a whale, but it was already too far behind us as we entered the harbor and we couldn't take the time to verify what it was. The captain made sure that we had the opportunity to go out again free of charge, which he really didn't have to do.
Rating: 5
Fun and Romance in Dana Point
Mon, Feb 14, 11   4:00 PM surfingolas Male 30-39 Unspecified Couple on a Date
We have done this trip every valentines day for the last few years and have never been dissapointed. We have only been on one trip where we didn't see a whale and on that trip we still saw a tightly grouped pod of dolphins that were very entertaining. The crew on the boats are always invormative and personable and we always make at least one new friend. We look forward to it every year and will be going again next year. Cheaper than a french restaurant and twice as romantic
Rating: 4
Great Trip
Sat, Jun 14, 08   6:30 AM SURF2DY Male 20-29 Local Family Without Children
We went for Fathers Day and had a great trip
Rating: 4
Was very enjoyable
Sat, Mar 8  12:45 PM SUPKAREE Female 70+ Local Group of Friends
was a great trip and experience. Deck Hands were very helpful and right there when you need them. captain made every effort to find fish to catch.
Rating: 2
Disappointed
Sat, Feb 15  2:30 PM sunsets1 Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
We didn't see any whales on the 2 hour cruise, just dolphins which I see from our shore in San Clemente year around. No mention was made of a free ticket to return if no whales had been sighted and I had been told that was part of the deal.
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!