Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,303 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 143 310 7 = 303 98% 4.5
Last 6 months 355 793 17 = 776 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 586 1,337 34 = 1,303 97% 4.6
All 4,494 9,327 330 = 8,997 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 500 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 335 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 234 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 203 89% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 31 100% 4.7
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Sort Ascending Group Type?
Rating: 4
Accommodating crew searched for and found WHALES!!
Wed, Mar 17, 10   2:00 PM PeggyABailey Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We thought this was an interesting outing, well worth reduced senior rates. Left on time; returned a little late because the captain kept searching for whales. We saw them, as well as lots of nearby dolphins. Great fresh seafood on the wharf. Nice outing for visitors.
Rating: 4
Fun experience for the family.
Thu, Mar 18, 10   10:00 AM WMURRILL Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a good experience on our whale watching tour. The boat was clean, the crew was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Although we didn't see any whales we saw a very large pod of playful dolphins and krill, which was new for us and the kids loved it. There was food available on the boat, but they allowed food to be brought onto the boat, which was great for a very budget conscious family. Overall a great way to spend 2 hours.
Rating: 4
Good morning at sea!
Thu, Mar 18, 10   10:00 AM DJLMajewski Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The crew (very friendly and knowledgeable) found a HUGE pod of common dolphin. There were hundreds (likley over a thousand) every where you looked - on all sides of the boat. I was disappointed that we did not see any whales (even with many schools of krill around). I would rather pay a little more to be out on the water a little longer so you'd have more time to find a whale or two - it's a big ocean and that's a lot of water to search to find an occassional spout to locate a whale/whale pod. Still, a beautiful morning spent on the ocean!
Rating: 5
Great time whale watching with our grandson!
Fri, Mar 19, 10   2:00 PM fgilbreth Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a wonderful trip and were fortunate enough to see 2 whales! Our captain followed them for many miles along the coastline, giving everyone the chance to view these spectacular mammals. The crew were very friendly and we couldn't have asked for a better time! Our eight year old grandson had a great time, and so did we! Thank you, and we look forward to booking another day soon!
Rating: 5
Enjoyable short cruise
Sat, Mar 20, 10   10:00 AM vanwinklsw Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Took my 11 year old son on the 2 hour whale watching cruise. Was a great experience - saw a huge pod of dolphins and a group of whales. Even if we hadn't seen any marine mammals, the boat ride and view of the coastline was worth the money.
Rating: 5
great family activity
Sat, Mar 20, 10   2:00 PM MaryBArce Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
my family and I enjoyed whal.e watching at Dana Point. The staff was wonderful-very friendly. We bought a couple of pictures from a local artist as well.
Rating: 5
Successful Whale Watch
Sun, Mar 21, 10   12:00 PM PTFLEMING Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Our group was father, mother and adult son. Departed Dana Point appx. 12:00 noon 3/21/2010. Spotted (1) Gray whale about 1/2 way . Our craft maintained a safe distance from the whale, however various other craft converged on the sighting and probably compromised the sighting. That's OK, we all like whales!
Rating: 5
Great way to spend a morning
Mon, Mar 22, 10   10:00 AM hansco Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We enjoyed great weather, calm seas and great views. We enjoyed being on the water and seeing a few whales at a distance, sea lions and lots of dolphins up close.
Rating: 5
it was great fun on the whale watching boat
Mon, Mar 22, 10   10:00 AM caseygray Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I think the staff on the boat were very good at explaining and answering questions
Rating: 4
had a good time saw some whales and dolphins
Mon, Mar 22, 10   10:00 AM dancathy Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
We did this same tour last September and went on the brand new catamaran and it was great. We saw several whales and lots of dolphins. Much to our dismay we went on a old fishing boat this time and it was not great. The seats were wet it just wasnt the same as our first trip.
Rating: 5
Awesome free second trip
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 23, 10   10:00 AM fiskemic Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Saw no whales but a few dolphin on our first trip, so we got a "whale check" to come back for free. Went the next day and the group before us did not see a whale, so we were worried but ended up having a fantastic sighting of 2 large gray whales. We followed them for a while and got some great pictures and videos, but the dolphin we found on the way back were almost better! They found a group of very active, playful dolphins, around 300-400 of them, and they swam and jumped alongside us for a long time, very close to the boat! We originally went on 1/2 price Tuesdays, so we got 2 great boat rides for the price of one. It was a really fun trip.
Rating: 4
Fun time - well-priced and worth the time
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 23, 10   10:00 AM bagnato Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a nice time on the 1/2 price whale watch trip. It lasted two hours, and with kids that was a nice duration, given that we had a lot of other things to do and check off our list. While we didn't see whales that day, we each got a free ticket to come back anyday to try again. It never expires, so we'll be coming back sometime. We did see two species of dolphins and sea lions, so that was cool. The boat was clean and comfortable and the crew was friendly and worked hard to find us some whales. But, whale watching is always a risk, so manage your expectations on what you might see and you'll have an enjoyable experience.
Rating: 4
Pleasant afternoon on the water
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 23, 10   12:00 PM BurtCarrieG Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Disappointed that there were no whales - but the dolphin display was great. the boat crew was knowledgable and pleasant. Great afternoon in the sun on the water. Good value for the money.
Rating: 4
abundance of wildlife was seen
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 23, 10   2:00 PM mixfamily Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We all had a great time. Saw sea lions, inland dolphins, a pod of common dolphins and two grey whales. The staff was friendly was always on the look out for more water animals.
Rating: 5
great trip!
Sat, Mar 27, 10   10:00 AM alanakim Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a great time on our cruise. We took the morning whale watching cruise on a Saturday. We were lucky enough to see 2 types of dolphins, sea lions, various birds, a fin whale and a humpback whale! It was great, our captain was very surprised to see a humpback whale in California, and it was great to share his enthusiasm. My children loved the captain’s narrative, and learned a lot. We will be back next time we are in California. Highly recommended!