Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,176 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 204 462 10 = 452 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 296 671 13 = 658 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 523 1,208 32 = 1,176 96% 4.6
All 4,342 8,993 323 = 8,670 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 359 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale Watch 331 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 153 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 Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
A fun time was had...
Sun, Feb 17, 13   10:00 AM ladykyra Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a great time and were able to see 4 whales, one seal, and three sealions. We would have loved to have seen dolphins, but it just wasn't meant to be.
Rating: 5
Awesome Trip
Sun, Feb 17, 13   10:00 AM jvanleyen98 Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Captain did a great job in getting us to location to spot fin whales and we even had bonus of spotting a grey whale.
Rating: 5
My wife, kids and grand kids had a terrific time
Sun, Feb 17, 13   10:00 AM ronharry Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We saw 2 fin whales and a couple of grey whales, one of which breached several times. We all had a very memorable experience.
Rating: 5
Captian was Fantastic
Sun, Feb 17, 13   10:00 AM ruthacohen Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We came upon some breaching whales (which does not happen off california coast) and the captian stopped the boat for a long while to watch them play. We were on our way back to dock and should not have stopped. Instead he stopped and used up excess fuel to get back to dock quicker.
Rating: 3
this might be the wrong time of year
Sat, Feb 16, 13   4:00 PM weinstock44 Unspecified 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
the company gives out a chart that shows that most whales are seen in summer or late fall and we arrived at a slow period. the water was glassy and the trip was beautiful at sunset, when we saw more dolphins than the skipper had seen all day. the trip had been delayed by a previous client's fall, emt's, etc, and we missed a bit of the afternoon. the company gave us all 'whale checks' for a future trip. the company acted like real people, and that was great. even if you see no whales, and i had been hoping to see some seabirds that did not show up, but even so, it was a beautiful afternoon on the sea. try to get a boat that is not full, naturally.
Rating: 5
Fun day and trip
Sat, Feb 16, 13   2:00 PM dbaker3847 Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
The employees are professional and the driver of the boat was very factually informative. The parking was horrible but they gave us a parking pass so we could have better parking. They don't over crowd their boats so there is room for everyone to see a whale or other animals. Loved it :)
Rating: 5
Thar she blows!
Sat, Feb 16, 13   10:00 AM clouds04 Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Couldn't have asked for a more pleasure able experience! As soon as we boarded we were greeted warmly by the crew. While we waited for the captain to start our excursion, a naturalist ( Irene), who was part of the crew that day, took the time to introduce herself and if we had any questions about the wild life we were about to see she wod be more than happy to answer them. Once were out to sea it did not take long before we saw a large pod of dolphins. That was very thrilling for my children and everyone else on board. While we enjoyed the care free fun the dolphins were having in the water the captain shared very informative facts about the type of dolphin we were observing. When we moved on, the captain took us on a fast boat ride to catch a couple of whales...that was fun too. Once we caught up with the whales he kept a respectable distance behind the whales. Those 2 particular whales were "courting" n we were the spectators. We saw them fluke a few times, which was exciting. Again, while we watched the activities in the water, the Captain shared his knowledge about the gray whales. On our way back to the dock, we took advantage of the naturalist on board and we might of monopolized her for a little longer than we probably should of but the kids n I got all of our questions answered. We had a fantastic time!
Rating: 5
Great Experience
Sat, Feb 16, 13   10:00 AM BevGlasgow Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Captain was very knowledgeable and provided information in very understandable manner. Saw lots of dolphins and 2 whales. Well done!
Rating: 5
Excellent Trip
Sat, Feb 16, 13   10:00 AM mgriewe Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
The crew and captain were very polite and knowledgeable. The captain happened to spot some grey whales and headed toward them rather than going to a spot where there were already a lot of boats waiting for Fin whales to surface. We saw dolphins just after we left the harbor and they slowed the boat so we could get pictures and watch them. We were able to see 2 grey whales mating and were the only vessel out there. We spent probably a half hour watching and following them. A large pod of dolphins were in the area and we were also able to watch them. The captain also was very informative about the whales and dolphins which added a lot to the trip.
Rating: 5
Great trip
Fri, Feb 15, 13   12:00 PM lwoxen Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Captain was delightful in his descriptions of all the sea critters we saw.
Rating: 5
Great Time!
Thu, Feb 14, 13   12:00 PM davidauch Male 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
Captain explained grey whale migration habits, how they live, breed and their comparison to other whale family members. Sited two grey whales almost immediately out of the harbor! Beautiful day, great boat--very clean--and a good crowd on Valentine's Day--but not overcrowded.
Rating: 5
Tons of dolphins
Wed, Feb 13, 13   12:00 PM Monkeyzoo Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
We didn't see any whales but did see a ton of dolphins. It was amazing!
Rating: 5
Awesome whale watch trip!
Tue, Feb 12, 13   12:00 PM tropicaltg Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Had a great time! The captain was very personable and we were delighted to actually see a whale! We also saw a lot of dolphin which was very fun.
Rating: 5
Great whale watching trip
Tue, Feb 12, 13   12:00 PM 1karen Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great trip, dolphins swimming close to boat, very informative and entertaining commentary throughout the trip, saw a grey whale, would recommend this trip
Rating: 5
Awesome adventure and well worth the money!
Mon, Feb 11, 13   12:00 PM tneameyer Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This is a 2 hour boat tour in the beautiful Dana Point harbor and the opportunity to see many schools of dolphins swimming and playing in the ocean as well as seeing a whale. Our tour was guided by a very knowledgeable and passionate individual who truly enjoyed speaking and educating us about aquatic living, eating habits of the animals, migration of the whales and the every day life of the dolphins, whales, sea lions and other animals seen during our venture. His passion and excitement for leading these tours made it very educational and enjoyable for everyone on the venture. Great job and highly recommended to everyone considering this awesome adventure and we will definitely do it again next time in the area!