Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,288 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 130 288 3 = 285 99% 4.6
Last 6 months 346 774 14 = 760 98% 4.5
Last 12 months 572 1,318 30 = 1,288 97% 4.6
All 4,464 9,262 326 = 8,936 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 467 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 360 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 249 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 181 88% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 31 100% 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 Gender Age Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Big bang for your buck
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 1, 13   12:00 PM grandootie Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
We go whale watching several times a year and always out of Dana Point. The tours are enjoyable and educational as the crew is very knowledgeable about the local marine life. Every possible effort is made to view a whale but of course, that is not always going to happen so the captain is always on the lookout for dolphins, sea lions, etc. No matter what you see, a day spent on the water is a good day.
Rating: 5
Loved this Excursion!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 1, 13   10:00 AM CarolKSoCal Female 70+ Local Family Without Children
My husband & I are locals who never took advantage of this wonderful resource right on our own backyard until this past week. We had a wonderful time on the whale watching tour and found our captain to be so interesting and very knowledgeable about the sea life in the area. The boat ride was great and the crew were friendly & helpful. We plan to come back again as soon as possible to see more whales and dolphins!
Rating: 5
We had a fabulous time!!
Fri, Dec 28, 12   10:00 AM RobKelly Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
The crew was fantastic at helping us get started fishing since we hadn't fished in many years! They were fabulous and helped make this a very fun event! The boat was wonderful and had great food aboard! It was a fabulous experience that we will be sure to do again!
Rating: 5
No fish, but good bites.
Sun, Dec 23, 12   6:30 AM ANNA92688 Female Under 20 Local Group of Friends
We had no keepers this time, we caught a few small fish and that's it. The crew were nice. We were hoping to catch more fish and keeper fish. We used live squid bait, but it didn't work for us. I wish they had that and the usual live little fish. I love fishing anyways, but this is too expensive for my pocket. I'd do it again, but only once or twice every year. We saw many pods of dolphins and even a baby one. Being on a boat is nice, but costs too much. We like to go to the San Clemente pier, because we only have to pay for parking and bait. For this activity we have to pay for the ticket, a day license, pole rentals(since ours are not the best), not to mention the optional jackpot, tips, and fish cleaning by the crew. We love it, but it's better just to go to the pier or do what some crazy people do, which is fishing on a kayak, which then it would be cheaper to buy a year fishing license. Try the boat thing, maybe you'll be more lucky than us and catch the big ones!
Rating: 4
fun boat ride
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Nov 20, 12   10:00 AM kimchi0824 Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
Though we didn't see whales, we did see a couple different dolphin species. The last species of dolphins that we saw were super friendly and came right up to the boat! TIP: it gets cold out in the waters. Bring a light jacket.
Rating: 5
kids catch fish
Sun, Nov 18, 12   12:45 PM patcarro77 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Crew did a great job of helping several first time fishers Kids all caught a fish and the captain even caught a fish and handed the pole to one of the kids who had not aught anything. This was our 6th trip out this year and we will be back
Rating: 5
perfect afternoon boat ride
Sun, Nov 4, 12   2:00 PM Kikosecor Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
The captain is so knowledgeable and is very well connected amongst boaters in the area - so he was able to listen to the radio to find out exactly where the dolphins and whales were located so that we could go see them. He found a pod of 1800 common dolphins, and it was so breathtaking! Would definitely do this tour again.
Rating: 5
Nice Boat , good size (not to big ) great crew
Mon, Oct 29, 12   4:00 PM tablerock Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Lots of Dolphins ,,,, sea lions ...
Rating: 5
A great time! Crew is super!
Sun, Oct 28, 12   12:45 PM ingrido Female 40-49 Local Unspecified
Can't wait to go back. It was an exceptionally beautiful day on the water. The crew and guests were all a lot if fun.
Rating: 4
very nice experience
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Oct 27, 12   4:00 PM R8448poo Male 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
The counter staff was very helpful. I requested that my wife couldn't stand very long and they made the effort to see that we could board first. The tour was great. i would recomend it for all.
Rating: 4
Good value if you bring children 14 and under
Sun, Oct 14, 12   12:45 PM fcline Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We didn't catch much in the way of fish (about 3 ounces of rock cod filet after the fish was cleaned!) but it was a fun day nonetheless. The entire haul for the boat was skimpy as well. Bass, Sheephead, Rock Cod. The best part of the trip was that each child under 14 years of age (with paid adult) gets free boat ticket, free rod/reel rental, and that child does not need a fishing license! This was an afternoon 1/2 day trip. I would recommend an early morning trip and possibly a 3/4 day trip if you are serious about catching something a little bigger than I did. I brought my own food, so I don't know how good the food was from the boat galley - but it was less expensive than I thought it would be - meals less than $10.00.
Rating: 2
Can be better?
Sat, Oct 13, 12   12:00 PM garatli Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
I been on this same trip before, and unfortunately was not satisfied as the same time. The boat is over crowded and the crow was not very friendly, its like they woke up on the wrong side of the bed. They were not enjoying their job and you could feel that they are there just because they have to be there. Lines get tangled from over filling the boat with people. Fishing wasn't that great also, not a lot of fish was caught, Would I go again? probably not
Rating: 5
Great evening!
Tue, Oct 9, 12   4:00 PM semperfiwife Female Unspecified Local Couple on a Date
My husband and I went on the 4pm cruise. It was amazing. The boat wasn't too crowded and we had a great view the whole time. We didn't see any whales but did see a whole pod of dolphins. The crew was curteous and knowledgeable. Great value for a fun evening. We will definitely be going again in hopes to see a whale.
Rating: 4
The trip was great. No whales .
Mon, Oct 8, 12   2:00 PM sharky Female 70+ Local Group of Friends
We saw lots of dolphins and were told which kind they were and the routines of the dolphins. The boat was very clean and the crew very knowledgeable. Well worth the money..
Rating: 4
The captain of the boat is soooooooo knowledgeable
Mon, Oct 1, 12   2:00 PM lmiskovic Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
The captain was a wealth of information! Personally, i enjoyed learning about the dolphins and whales. I would certainly take this trip again someday....