Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,178 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
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)
% Positive Average
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 Gender Age Where From? Sort Ascending Group Type?
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
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
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
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
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!
Rating: 4
Worth the money...
Sat, Mar 27, 10   4:00 PM nivine_a Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We saw 2 fin whales and many many dolphins. We didn't get too close to the whales for fear of frightening them, and we only saw their dorsal fins. The pool of 66 dolphins is what made this trip worth the money. Should be called dolphin watching not whale watching.
Rating: 5
Delivered as promised
Sun, Mar 28, 10   10:00 AM wiestma Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We saw a whale about 30 second after leaving the harbor. Later we had lots of dolphins. And the sea lions on the rocks. Really was a great ride.
Rating: 5
had a blast!
Tue, Mar 30, 10   10:00 AM manthon Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
great experience! saw fin whales, dolphins and seals. the water is gorgeous and worth the trip alone. 5 year old on trip got BORED though but because he expected a seaworld type "show" and couldn't see the whales. highly recommended!
Rating: 3
No whales...
Tue, Mar 30, 10   12:00 PM cwolfempls Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
While the website lists how many whales were seen each day, it does not mention that with multiple trips a day some outings come back without seeing any whales. The company does offer you another outing for free in the future, but the trip does feel like a bust when no whales are sighted.