Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,178 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 204 461 10 = 451 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 293 665 13 = 652 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 525 1,210 32 = 1,178 96% 4.6
All 4,338 8,984 323 = 8,661 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 328 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Fun Trip, take it
Tue, Feb 18  12:00 PM solutionssc Male 60-69 Local Unspecified
We only saw two whales, but we did see over a thousand dolphins in the water all at once. Yes, a gigantic pod of dolphins. I have seen many dolphins in my time, but never so manay in one spot. They were swimming and diving all around the boat for 20 minutes. It is a fun ride even if there are no whales. Constructive criticisim, the guide talked continually. He needs to give it a rest occasionally.
Rating: 1
Rigid no reschedual or refund
Tue, Mar 23, 10   10:00 AM Solpower Unspecified Unspecified Local Couple on a Date
C"est la vie - to the greenbacks. No trip No money No reschedule Maybe next year
Rating: 4
Sea lions, dolphins & a whale
Fri, Mar 18, 11   4:00 PM soksniffer Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
Whale watching is of course dependent on whales being in the area to begin with, so in that regard we were lucky. That said, Captain Tom and Larry(?) did an amazing job of getting us where the action was, tracking a large pack of sea lions, a huge pod of dolphins and keeping us just astern of a gray whale and predicting with remarkable accuracy when and where it would surface. I got sea sick and Larry's good advice got me through the worst of it and had me feeling human before we got back to shore. Recommended. Dress warmly.
Rating: 5
Wonderful Experience
Tue, Dec 31, 13   12:00 PM sojourner7 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We arrived according to the time instructed and the line was already rather long. However, the line to obtain tickets was short and took about 10 mins. By the time we boarded and left the harbor, it was five mins. past the departure time. In about 10 mins., we sighted a grey whale that entertained us for a good 45 mins. The captain then took us to another destination where we saw a pod of dolphins that were swimming along side us. We finally saw some adorable sea lions. The trip was well worth it. There is a video that is offered while on the boat for 20 dollars with a free ticket for another trip. The video is not worth the 20 dollars, but the "free" ticket is since we plan on doing another whale watching trip very soon.
Rating: 5
What a Gorgeous Day
Sun, Nov 8, 09   1:00 PM sofiewann Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
I would highly recommend Catamaran Adventure Cruises. My boyfriend and I went on the 1pm whale watching tour out of Dana Point on Sunday 11/8. The reason I gave this a five star rating despite not encountering any whales or dolphins was the fact it was a gorgeous day on the water. The crew was friendly, engaging, and extremely knowledgeable. They gave us all vouchers for 50% off of our next trip because we didn't have any whale or dolphin encounters.
Rating: 5
Very exciting and educational.
Sat, Mar 9, 13   8:00 AM soenkses Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The driver was very enjoyable
Rating: 5
Great Fun
Mon, Sep 13, 10   4:30 PM SoCoFishery Male 30-39 Local Individual
Had a great time once again. The crew on the boat was awesome.
Rating: 5
Sum Fun
Wed, Aug 25, 10   12:00 PM SoCoFishery Male 30-39 Local Individual
What a great crew. Helpful and and kind
Rating: 5
A life experience
Fri, Oct 21, 11   4:00 PM sochad Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were already very happy on the trip out to the whale watching site, as we were followed by (literally, I promise) hundreds of dolphins. At times it seemed the ocean was made of dolphins! But once we found the blue whales, we were overwhelmed all over again. We saw several huge blue whales surface again and again, 'lunge feeding' with wide-open mouths to catch huge shoals of fish on the surface. It was a genuinely awesome sight - for once, deserving of the use of the word. Apparently seeing this behavior is very rare indeed, so we were doubly lucky.
Rating: 4
An Enjoyable Excursion
Fri, Apr 9, 10   4:00 PM soccermom Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
The whale watching excursion was nice. We saw several dolphins but were disappointed we did not see any actual whales. The crew was nice and the overall trip was relaxing and enjoyable. If you really want to see whales though you may be disappointed.
Rating: 4
Had a nice trip with my grandson
Tue, Jun 24, 08   12:00 PM soccer2 Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The fishing was not as good as we expected , but that is fishing!!!! We had a good time and my grandson was very excited. He lives in your area and I'm sure that he will be back to fish with you again and soon. The crew did a great job of tending to the needs of the fishermen. I would have no problem with going on your trip again.
Rating: 2
Small boat....not much help....overcrowded
Tue, Jul 7, 09   10:00 AM SoCalGirly Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
This was not a great experience. There were too many people on the boat. It was shoulder to shoulder. There was not much help from the deck hands if any. Someone stole my fish out of my bag. The boat was small. The cook was the nicest employee and was really helpful. Other than him, it was not a good trip.
Rating: 5
So much fun
Tue, Feb 14, 12   12:00 PM Socalfem Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
This was so much fun, we saw a grey whale, a humpback whale, seals and dolphins ! I would recommend it for everyone. Just the views alone were great
Rating: 5
Great weather, great service!
Sat, Jul 17, 10   2:00 PM socalcowboy Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
The service on board was tremendous. Very pleasant and knowledgeable crew. Ease of buying tickets and check in was also superb. I highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 3
Sick
Mon, Jan 16, 12   12:00 PM sobczak Male 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
Sorry but We both came down with the Flu and could not make it. We are sure going to try again when We feel better.