Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,304 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 190 418 15 = 403 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 341 754 19 = 735 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 598 1,338 34 = 1,304 96% 4.5
All 4,614 9,589 341 = 9,248 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 639 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 324 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
Tue, Oct 12, 10   4:00 PM starstuff Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The trip was fantastic! We actually didn't see any whales, but saw a huge pod of probably 500 dolphin which was just as good if not better. The dolphin stayed with the boat for ages. We saw them up close and even got splashed as they leapt into the air, showing off for us. There were alot of moms with babies at their sides which was amazing. At one point the dolphin came across a huge school of sardine and began feeding. Suddenly the air and the water were filled with huge majestic Pelicans and squawking seagulls trying to get in on the action. It made me wish I could go out there every single day. The crew were polite although not too attentive. We were surprised to find out after we departed that the blue whale season was long over, which is not what the web site said. It would have been nice to know that. The captain shared some interesting facts about the animals but I wished he had shared more. The crew seemed busy watching a baseball game on t.v. instead. But all in all it was a wonderful day and for the price you can't beat it. For me it beats a cheeseburger and a movie anyday! I will go again... soon!
Rating: 3
beautiful day for a boat ride. No whales seen
Tue, Aug 12  12:00 PM StarlaSaiz Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
Dolphins were great however, no whales seen. Boat was 30 minutes late going out but came in on time.
Rating: 5
Awsome experience seeing the Blue whales!
Fri, Jul 27, 12   12:00 PM StanWoodward Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Awsome experience seeing the Blue whales!
Rating: 4
good day on the water
Wed, Feb 18, 09   10:00 AM stanmcmullin Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Friendly, helpful crew made the fishing enjoyable. We caught enough fish for dinner without landing anything very large. It was winter fishing and we were satisfied with the day. Equipment rented was fine and bait supplied did the tick.
Rating: 4
had alot of fun
Sun, Aug 7, 11   6:30 AM stanleyho2 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
my group had a great time with the half day trip. we would like to go again during the week for the tuesday discount.
Rating: 5
Fishing Day Success!!!
Mon, May 27, 13   10:00 AM StacyMohler Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The experience we had on our fishing day in Dana Point was awesome!!! The boat was super clean and accomidating! The crew was so great and helpful! Super nice guys! We had the best time fishing for my hubby's birthday! He loved it....guess it didn't hurt that he caught the biggest fish on the boat and won the jackpot!! Everyone from the check-in counter at Dana Wharf to the Captain on the Reel Fun was amazingly friendly and we would love a repeat of this day soon!! Cheers!!!
Rating: 5
An amazing adventure.
Tue, Jul 26, 11   5:00 PM staceyrw81 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The boat was clean. The crew was very nice and very knowledgeable. We saw 2 different groups of blue whales, a great white shark, and sea lions. We looked for dolphins, but did not find them. The great white shark was playing with the boat. At one point he came straight at us. It was amazing. I brought my parents (both 74) and they were in awe. Was a wonderful experience for them. My mom's only regret was that my sister was not with us to enjoy the experience. I would highly recommend this adventure as well as this crew to everyone I know.
Rating: 4
Amazing Adventure
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, May 15, 10   5:00 PM staceyrw81 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was the best money I spent on the entire trip. Was a wonderful experience enjoyed by everyone on board. The crew of the cruise were great...very friendly...interacting with all and very helpful.
Rating: 4
Fun Trip!
Sat, Mar 6, 10   8:00 AM SSproule1964 Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
We enjoyed the 8am outing and saw dolphins, sea lions, and whales!
Rating: 4
Excellent experience; we'll never forget it
Tue, Jul 22, 08   5:00 PM sshreeve Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Fantastic experience - my 15-year son was thrilled and enthralled...a major highlight to our vacation.
Rating: 4
Nice 2 hour site seeing trip
Tue, Feb 12, 08   12:00 PM sshouse2 Male 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
We really enjoyed the trip. The weather was perfect. We saw plenty of common dolphins and finally saw a whale an hour and a half into the trip. He put on a great show for us though. All-in-all, the trip was great!
Rating: 4
No Whales, but they made good on their promise
Sun, May 25  5:00 PM ssgolden Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We didn't see any whales, unfortunately, but the merchant does guarantee that if you don't see whales, you will receive free tickets for another tour. We were disappointed that we didn't see them, but are definitely excited to go back again for free to give it another shot! I was glad that they made good on their promise.
Rating: 4
Overall, it was fun
Sun, Jan 8, 12   10:00 AM sscott94 Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
We didn't see any whales due to the dense fog. Better to go later in the day I guess. Still, the crew took us into a pod of dolphins which was fun to see.
Rating: 5
Seeing a whale is the icing on the cake!
Tue, Jun 28, 11   5:00 PM sschaney Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We are from the East Coast and simply enjoyed viewing the scenery from the water. The cliffs and the homes were magnificent. The crew was friendly and the boat was perfect for its purpose. Passing the pelicans and having a couple fly along side was cool to witness. Seeing the sealions on the buoy was entertaining as well. Spotting the spray of the blue whale off in the distance was awesome. Getting closer and closer to it was exhilerating. We did not see a Pacific Life commercial, but it was spectacular nonetheless.
Rating: 4
Fun even tho no whales
Sat, Dec 8, 07   2:00 PM ssassen Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
we went out on a cold and windy day. Unfortunately we didn't spot any whales. The trip was fun though - and we got a pass to come back again for free. The boat was nice and well-maintained - and the crew seemed very professional. Our only suggestion is that there could have been more commentary during the trip. No one said anything from when we left until we got back. I'm only assuming they would have said something if we had seen a whale.